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Falcons rack up 30th win

Aug 3, 2015 / 7:52 am

The Kelowna Falcons picked up their 30th win of the season, Sunday, to take their series with the Bellingham Bells. The Falcons opened the scoring in the third inning on an RBI single from Hunter Villanueva that scored Grant Meylan. Kelowna made it 2-0 in the fifth as Matt Hearn picked up a...

National champs on tramp

Aug 2, 2015 / 7:56 am

Four Kelowna athletes have been crowned national champions in trampoline – again. Danielle Gruber, Adele Lefevre, Jordan Yendley and Emily Welsh represented Team BC at the Canadian Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Calgary. They competed against 269 athletes from across the country....

Falcons best ever

Aug 2, 2015 / 7:31 am

The 2015 Kelowna Falcons are the best team in the club's history. The West Coast League club won their 29th game of the season Saturday night in Bellingham, beating the Bells 8-1. Kelowna scored a pair in the first inning off two walks, and back to back RBI singles from Justin Flores and...

Falcons' bell rung

Aug 1, 2015 / 7:37 am

The Bellingham Bells scored four runs in the eighth inning to build on a 2-1 lead as they knocked off the Kelowna Falcons 6-1 Friday night at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham. The Bells got on the board in the second inning off back to back hits, and scored again in the third when a throw from...

Athletes swim in filth

Jul 31, 2015 / 2:17 pm

Triathletes swam in waters off Rio's Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming. The website of the Rio de Janeiro environmental agency said the water, which has been declared unfit ten...

Falcons battered by Sox

Jul 31, 2015 / 12:00 pm

It was an old fashioned whooping with a final score that more resembled a football game than a baseball game. The Wenatchee AppleSox scored nine times in the first two innings and cruised to a 17-7 thumping of the Kelowna Falcons in the finale of their three game series. The AppleSox, last in...

Caps kick off busy August

Jul 31, 2015 / 11:36 am

Carl Robinson says there's never a good time to play the Seattle Sounders. How about twice in five days? Robinson's Vancouver Whitecaps visit their biggest rivals in Seattle on Saturday in Major League Soccer action before hosting the Sounders on Wednesday in both clubs' CONCACAF...

Beijing to host 2022 Games

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:20 am

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing won the secret vote of the International Olympic Committee by 44-40, with one abstention. The vote...

Record night for Falcons

Jul 30, 2015 / 9:00 am

Justin Flores established one club record and tied another Wednesday as the Kelowna Falcons outslugged the Wenatchee AppleSox 12-8. Flores drove in four runs setting a club record for RBI's in a season with 37 and drilled his club record tying seventh home run in the victory. Both...

Who will get '22 Games?

Jul 30, 2015 / 8:44 am

When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. That's likely to be the case more than ever Friday when the International Olympic Committee chooses between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the 2022 Winter Games. It's a...

Brady fights on

Jul 29, 2015 / 10:02 pm

Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league." One day after NFL Commissioner...

Errors costly for Falcons

Jul 29, 2015 / 10:21 am

The Kelowna Falcons dropped the opener of a three-game set 6-4 to the Wenatchee AppleSox, Tuesday night at Elks Stadium. Four Kelowna errors led to three runs early on for Wenatchee, and a late comeback attempt fell short. Wenatchee scored the first run of the game in the top half of the...

Canucks acquire Sutter

Jul 28, 2015 / 10:00 am

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a third-round draft pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins. In exchange, the Canucks have sent forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in 2016 to Pittsburgh. The third-round selection acquired by...

Boston's out; Toronto in?

Jul 27, 2015 / 3:53 pm

Boston's withdrawal from the race to host the 2024 Summer Olympics could make a potential Toronto bid "far more attractive," particularly if no other American city steps up to the plate, experts said Monday. "The Boston decision today certainly makes the landscape easier for a...

Public not paying Kanye

Jul 27, 2015 / 11:53 am

Taxpayers aren't footing the bill for Kanye West's headlining performance at the Pan Am Games closing ceremony, organizers said Monday. And the head of the Games organizing committee said even he isn't sure whether the rapper's mic problems and abrupt exit from the stage Sunday...

Top-flight rugby on tap

Jul 27, 2015 / 11:18 am

Kelowna will host some of the nation's top rugby prospects at the Western Canada Rugby Championships. Four provincial teams will take on rival Prairie sides Friday and Sunday. Many of Canada's top senior women's rugby players will compete in the championships at the Apple Bowl....

Falcons rained out

Jul 27, 2015 / 6:38 am

The Falcons were rained out Sunday night. Their game versus the Bend Elks had to be cancelled. After a two-hour bout of rain ended, Falcons players and staff put in an hour's worth of effort to make the field playable. However, player safety was the ultimate concern. The game will only...

Falcons dispatch Elks easily

Jul 26, 2015 / 7:36 am

The Falcons scored seven runs in their last two at-bats for a 9-1 victory over the Bend Elks Saturday night in Kelowna. Bend got on the board in the first inning after a lead-off double and passed ball moved Cadyn Grenier to third. A bloop single by West Tunnell scored the opening...

Sex charges at Pan Ams

Jul 24, 2015 / 12:36 pm

A Brazilian water polo player who competed in the Pan Am Games is wanted in an alleged sex assault in Toronto, but police say they believe he has left the country. Police say Thye Bezerra, 27, and a friend were visiting a Toronto woman in her home the morning of July 16 when the woman went to...

Toronto eyes Olympic bid

Jul 24, 2015 / 11:54 am

The man who helped Vancouver land the 2010 Winter Games has some advice for Toronto if it wants to be Canada's next Olympic host city — strike while the iron is hot. With "euphoria" for the Pan American Games set to reach a fever pitch this weekend — fuelled by Canadian...

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