Falcons fail to rebound

Jun 23, 2016 / 9:24 am
Things didn’t go as planned for the Falcons on Wednesday night. The birds were hoping for a rebound performance after a tough 5-1 loss to the Corvallis Knights on Tuesday, but they got just the opposite. The visitors out of Oregon shut the Falcons’ bats down, keeping the home side off...

Sin City scores NHL team

Jun 22, 2016 / 2:07 pm
The NHL is officially rolling the dice on Las Vegas. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league's board of governors has accepted an expansion bid from Las Vegas with the new team to begin play in the 2017-18 season. He said Wednesday's vote was unanimous. "We think this is a...

Falcons fall to Knights

Jun 22, 2016 / 10:17 am
The Corvallis Knights were in town Tuesday night to kick off a three-game home stand against the Falcons. These two clubs faced off last week at the Knights’ home park in Oregon. The home side took two of three games, heavily out-slugging the birds. Tuesday’s series opener was a...

Falcons snap losing streak

Jun 20, 2016 / 11:03 am
The Kelowna Falcons broke their three-game losing streak Sunday with a 4-2 win over the Gresham GreyWolves. The Falcons were desperate for a win after losing both previous games to the GreyWolves in heartbreaking fashion, one in extra innings and the other after a blown lead in the bottom on the...

Cavs end NBA title drought

Jun 20, 2016 / 8:33 am
More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland's championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father's Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home. As the...

Johnson wins US Open

Jun 20, 2016 / 8:28 am
Dustin Johnson settled the score Sunday in the U.S. Open. Johnson atoned for his past mishaps in the majors by showing he had the smarts to handle the toughest test in golf, even while playing the final two hours without knowing where he stood when the USGA questioned whether he should be...

Wally Buono is back

Jun 19, 2016 / 11:35 am
Wally Buono kept his word. When the legendary head coach stepped aside after leading the B.C. Lions to the 2011 Grey Cup, citing fatigue and a desire to focus on his front office duties, he promised owner David Braley that if it ever really came down to it, he would return to the...

Falcons blow a 5-0 lead

Jun 19, 2016 / 7:56 am
It was another night of heartbreak for the Kelowna Falcons as they blew a 5-0 lead deep in the bottom of the ninth to the Gresham GreyWolves. The Falcons had the early lead and put up a pair of runs early in the first frame, adding three more in the top of the fifth to take a commanding 5-0...

Ref's decision questioned

Jun 19, 2016 / 7:40 am
It wasn't the first time this Major League Soccer season that Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson was left scratching his head over a referee's decision. Robinson believes a foul should have been called during a play early in the second half which resulted in the New England...

Falcons fall to GreyWolves

Jun 18, 2016 / 6:58 am
The Kelowna Falcons were looking to break their one game losing streak as they made their way to Gresham to play the GreyWolves, the newsiest team on the West Coast league circuit. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as the Falcons (6-6) lost a heart breaking game in 12 innings, with the winning...

Falcons clipped

Jun 17, 2016 / 10:00 am
The Kelowna Falcons limp into Gresham, OR., after dropping two-of-three to the Corvallis Knights. The Falcons dropped the rubber game of the three-game set Thursday, falling 10-3 to the Knights. The Knights put this one away early, putting up four runs in the third inning and one more in the...

'Keeper's 100th MLS start

Jun 17, 2016 / 7:00 am
When David Ousted makes his milestone start on Saturday, the man he succeeded in the Vancouver Whitecaps' goal will there to see it. Ousted will make his 100th MLS start, including playoffs, for Vancouver when the Whitecaps play the New England Revolution at B.C. Place Stadium. Brad...

Russia pleas for readmission

Jun 17, 2016 / 6:44 am
Russia made a last-minute plea Friday for its track and field athletes to be allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, claiming it has cleaned house and met all the requirements for reinstatement. With the credibility of the fight against doping on the line, track and field's world...

Cavs force Game 7

Jun 17, 2016 / 6:31 am
From the edge of elimination to the brink of history. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary. James scored 41 points, delivering another magnificent performance with no margin for error, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cavs sent...

Soccer fans tear gassed

Jun 15, 2016 / 1:45 pm
French police used tear gas to disperse English soccer fans at the European Championship on Wednesday, the fourth time England fans have been involved in violent incidents since the start of the tournament. After a match between Russia and Slovakia ended in the north French city of Lille, police...

Falcons bats go silent

Jun 15, 2016 / 9:15 am
It was a night when nothing went right for the Kelowna Falcons. The Falcons didn't hit, their pitching struggled and they committed far too many errors in a 12-0 shellacking at the hands of the Corvallis Knights. The hometown Knights got to the Falcons early, scoring two in the home half...

Fans to cheer Cup winners

Jun 15, 2016 / 6:43 am
A huge turnout is expected in downtown Pittsburgh for the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins victory parade. A parade after the team's last Stanley Cup championship in 2009 drew nearly 400,000 people. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, seven years ago to the day...

Sports hall welcomes 5

Jun 14, 2016 / 4:54 pm
The ranks of the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will swell by five. The latest group, scheduled to be inducted Nov. 17, were introduced Tuesday. The newest members bring to 38 the number of athletes, teams and builders enshrined in the hall. Among Tuesday's inductees are...

Sharapova appeals ban

Jun 14, 2016 / 3:04 pm
Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sharapova filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to overturn or reduce the suspension imposed...

Name road after Sid the Kid

Jun 14, 2016 / 2:40 pm
Momentum is building in a small Nova Scotia community to rename a street in honour of hockey superstar Sidney Crosby. Paul Mason, who coached the two-time Stanley Cup winner when he was a young sports phenom in Cole Harbour, raised the idea after watching his former protege hoist the cup with...

Cloutier new goal coach

Jun 14, 2016 / 12:31 pm
The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Dan Cloutier has been hired as the club's goaltending coach. Roland Melanson, who held the position for the last six seasons, assumes the role of goaltending coach, player development. Following the 2015-16 campaign with the Canucks, the New...

NHL gambles on Vegas

Jun 14, 2016 / 10:50 am
A person with direct knowledge of the NHL's decision says the league has settled on Las Vegas as its choice for expansion, provided organizers can come up with a $500 million fee. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because details have not been released by the league ahead of...

Left on Sidney Crosby St.

Jun 14, 2016 / 8:26 am
A former coach of Sidney Crosby says a street in the hockey superstar's hometown should be renamed in his honour. Paul Mason, who coached the Pittsburgh Penguins captain in hockey and baseball between the ages of 10 and 13, says he would like to see Forest Hills Parkway in Cole Harbour...

Fans line up for Gordie

Jun 14, 2016 / 6:51 am
Hockey fans are streaming into Detroit's Joe Louis Arena to pay their final respects to NHL legend Gordie Howe. The Hall of Famer, who died Friday at age 88, is lying in repose at the rink for today's public visitation. The tribute began at 9 a.m. and the doors will remain open until...

Cavs stay alive in finals

Jun 14, 2016 / 6:14 am
Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State's defence and made layups look easy. Dunks and 3-pointers, so smooth, too. And Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions from...

Teeing up $150K for charity

Jun 13, 2016 / 11:49 am
The PGA Tour brought elite golf to Kelowna and it also brought a lot of money for local charities. The GolfBC Group announced today that a total of $150,000 was raised for charity at the inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club, June 6-12. With the...

A bench-clearing brawl

Jun 13, 2016 / 10:43 am
Rain continually delayed the Kelowna Falcons over the weekend. When they finally did hit the diamond against the Victoria Harbourcats on Sunday, things sure got stormy. As Game 1 of the double-header went into extra innings, a Harbourcats base runner up-ended the Falcons’ Lane Lacrone...

Local name etched into cup

Jun 13, 2016 / 9:18 am
There are about 3,000 names on the Stanley Cup – give or take. Now, 65 years after Wayne Hicks had his name etched on Lord Stanley Cup's mug, a second Central Okanagan name will will join him. Justin Schultz, who grew up and played his minor and junior hockey in West Kelowna, will...

Henderson wins for Canada

Jun 13, 2016 / 6:12 am
Canada's Brooke Henderson kept hearing the roar of fans echoing through the trees, leaving her to wonder what was happening elsewhere on the golf course. By the end, all those roars were left just for her. And for good reason. "The way the noise echoed here was really cool,"...

Penguins win Stanley Cup

Jun 12, 2016 / 8:00 pm
As Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby hoisted the Stanley Cup, another season of disappointment for Canadian NHL fans came to a close. Crosby and the Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Sunday night to win the Cup final in six games, setting off the familiar sight of an American team...

McCarthy wins GolfBC title

Jun 12, 2016 / 6:55 pm
There's no one hotter on any golf tour than Dan McCarthy. The Syracuse, NY., native made it two wins in three starts on the MacKenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada, with a convincing seven-shot victory at the inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country Club. He shot...

Lights out at CFL game

Jun 12, 2016 / 6:12 am
A power failure interrupted Saturday night's pre-season CFL matchup between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the BC Lions at Regina's Mosaic Stadium. The lights went out during the half time show and it took SaskPower crews about an hour to fix the problem. The immediate area...

New leader at Gallagher's

Jun 11, 2016 / 6:49 pm
There was a major shake-up atop the leaderboard during moving day at the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country Club. Dan McCarthy, the money leader on the MacKenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada, holed out with a wedge from 103 yards out for eagle on the 18th hole to grab a...

Japan beats Canada 26-22

Jun 11, 2016 / 5:43 pm
Mark Anscombe saw some of the same issues that plagued his predecessor bubble to the surface in his debut as head coach of the Canadian men's rugby team. Kotaro Matsushima and Takeshi Kizu scored tries and Yu Tamura kicked four penalties and added two converts Saturday as Japan overcame a...

Falcons game postponed

Jun 11, 2016 / 5:14 pm
The cool and wet weather has forced the Kelowna Falcons to postpone tonight's schedule doubleheader. Due to the rain, the doubleheader scheduled for Saturday night against the Victoria Harbourcats has been postponed until tomorrow. The Falcons and Harbourcats will play on Sunday at 4 and...

One win away from history

Jun 11, 2016 / 6:36 am
Stephen Curry got back to dropping deep shots, chomping on that mouthpiece and even barking at LeBron James. Not himself through the first three games of the NBA Finals, Curry silenced his critics by pushing the Golden State Warriors within one win of making more history in this season of...

Mr. Hockey's storied career

Jun 11, 2016 / 6:22 am
In a country where hockey is king, Gordie Howe ruled for decades. A Canadian icon, Howe grew up in the Great Depression playing hockey on prairie ponds — on hand-me-down or jerry-rigged skates. He went on to become Mr. Hockey, a tough and durable customer who could fight as well as he...

Gallagher's record falls

Jun 10, 2016 / 11:00 pm
Caleb Sturgeon's hold on the competitive course record at Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country Club barely lasted 24 hours. Sturgeon fired a seven-under par 64 to take the first round lead Thursday at the $175,000 GolfBC Championship. But, after struggling his way to an even par round...

GolfBC tourney resumes

Jun 10, 2016 / 5:40 pm
UPDATE 5:40 P.M. Play has resumed in the second round of the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country Club. Play was suspended Friday afternoon due to lightning in the area. Half the field has already completed their second round. If the round can't be...

Falcons washed out

Jun 10, 2016 / 4:00 pm
UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. It seems only the weatherman can stop the Kelowna Falcons these days. Tonight's West Coast League baseball game between the Falcons and Victoria Harbourcats has been postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday starting at 5...

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