Canucks topple Oilers 5-3

Sep 28, 2016 / 9:59 pm
Anton Rodin scored the winning goal as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 in pre-season action Wednesday night at Roger Arena. Joseph LaBate, defenceman Troy Stecher, with a goal and an assist, Brendan Gaunce, and Erik Gudbranson also scored for Vancouver (1-0-1) in its first...

Whitecaps get needed win

Sep 28, 2016 / 9:49 pm
Midfielder Cristian Techera scored twice and set up two other goals as the Vancouver Whitecaps defeated the Central FC Sharks 4-1 in a CONCACAF Champions League group play match Wednesday night. Blas Perez and Masota Kudo also scored for Vancouver, who solidified first place in the Championship...

Brits turf Allardyce

Sep 27, 2016 / 3:31 pm
Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager on Tuesday after one match and just 67 days in charge, paying the price for damaging comments to undercover reporters that were deemed "inappropriate" by the English Football Association. British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published...

Montgomerie wins in BC

Sep 25, 2016 / 7:24 pm
Colin Montgomerie won the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship on Sunday, outlasting Scott McCarron with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Montgomerie closed with a 4-under 67 to match McCarron at 15-under 198 at Victoria's Bear Mountain Resort. McCarron bogeyed the par-5 18th...

McCarron holds lead

Sep 25, 2016 / 7:23 am
Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 12th and shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. The 51-year-old McCarron made an 8-foot putt for the eagle and added a birdie on the par-3 16th in chilly, overcast conditions at Victoria's Bear...

Unfulfilling draw for 'Caps

Sep 25, 2016 / 7:16 am
The Vancouver Whitecaps' season could be boiled down to Saturday's performance. In a game they desperately needed to win to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive, the Whitecaps came out listless in the first half, looking like a team that had never kicked a ball together. They...

McCarron leads in Victoria

Sep 24, 2016 / 8:43 am
Scott McCarron birdied five of the first six holes and finished with a course-record 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead Friday in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship in Victoria. The 51-year-old McCarron birdied all four par-5 holes — Nos. 1, 12, 13 and 18 — in chilly...

'Caps playing for their lives

Sep 24, 2016 / 8:36 am
With the Vancouver Whitecaps' playoff hopes hanging by a fraying thread, head coach Carl Robinson expects to learn a thing or two about his players in the coming weeks. Making the post-season in 2016 remains a mathematical possibility with four games left on the schedule, but in reality, the...

Canucks have 'lot to prove'

Sep 23, 2016 / 6:02 am
Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning knows what's being said about his team. Coming off a season where the club finished an abysmal 28th in the NHL's overall standings with just 75 points — the franchise's lowest total since 1999 — expectations might be even...

Thousands expected to run

Sep 22, 2016 / 12:31 pm
Thousands of people will be cheering on runners during the BMO Okanagan Marathon next month. The Kelowna race is one of Western Canada’s fastest and flattest courses, and is also a Boston Marathon qualifier that attracts both seasoned and recreational runners from B.C., Alberta and the...

Calgary eyes Olympic bid

Sep 19, 2016 / 1:40 pm
Former Calgary police chief Rick Hanson will head the city's exploration committee on a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Hanson resigned as Calgary's top cop in 2015 for an unsuccessful run as a Progressive Conservative in the provincial election later that year. Calgary...

Lions sign former Ticat

Sep 19, 2016 / 1:22 pm
The B.C. Lions have signed international receiver Terrell Sinkfield. The 25-year-old spent parts of the last two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before inking a contract with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings in January. But the club cut Sinkfield from its training camp roster on Aug. 30,...

Rio winds down mega run

Sep 19, 2016 / 6:45 am
After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games. It began with soccer's Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC President Thomas Bach's goodbye speech last month at the Rio de Janeiro...

Chiefs home opener tonight

Sep 17, 2016 / 7:52 am
The Kelowna Chiefs face the Princeton Posse tonight in their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League home opener. Face off is at 7 p.m. at Rutland Arena. It's the Chiefs' sixth season in the KIJHL, and they'll be fielding their largest roster yet of local talent. Fourteen...

'Caps heading to Europe

Sep 16, 2016 / 6:12 am
The Vancouver Whitecaps plan on mixing things up ahead of next season. After disappointing starts the last two years, and with the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals set to get underway in February, head coach Carl Robinson says he will be taking his team to Europe in hopes of increasing...

Canucks try out Ruutu

Sep 13, 2016 / 5:22 pm
The Vancouver Canucks announced on Tuesday that the club has signed three players to professional try-out contracts, including veteran right winger Tuomo Ruutu. Vancouver also signed centre James Sheppard and goaltender Kevin Carr. The 33-year-old Ruutu played 33 games with the Devils last...

Sports Hall honours Fox

Sep 13, 2016 / 4:39 pm
Terry Fox won no races nor set any Canadian running records. There wasn't a frame of reference in 1980 for an above-the-knee amputee running almost a marathon daily on an artificial leg for 143 consecutive days. An exhibit unveiled Tuesday at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame just days away...

'Caps keep eyes on prize

Sep 12, 2016 / 8:11 pm
The Vancouver Whitecaps have displayed many flaws this season — except in CONCACAF Champions League competition. Vancouver takes a perfect 2-0-0 record into Tuesday's road game against Sporting Kansas City. With a win, the Whitecaps can advance beyond CCL group play for the first...

Wawrinka champ at Open

Sep 11, 2016 / 10:13 pm
Mere minutes before heading out to face Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final, Stan Wawrinka met in the locker room with his coach and felt as nervous as he ever had. Wawrinka was shaking. Started to cry, even. "I don't want to lose the final in a Grand Slam, that simple. That's the...

Lions down Alouettes 38-27

Sep 10, 2016 / 6:26 am
Jeremiah Johnson marked his return to the lineup with a punishing performance, running for three touchdowns to lead the B.C. Lions to a 38-27 win Friday over the Montreal Alouettes. It was a listless showing for Alouettes quarterback Rakeem Cato, who was given the start behind centre in an...

Djokovic, Wawrinka in final

Sep 10, 2016 / 6:21 am
For quite a while, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, looked as if he didn't want to win — or even be there at all. That premeditated "great strategy" of hoping to lull the No. 1 seed and defending champion into complacency and mistakes,...

Hurtado seeks redemption

Sep 9, 2016 / 7:08 pm
Erik Hurtado is done thinking about his missed opportunities. The Vancouver striker is ready to redeem himself for missing the net on seven shots in the last game as the Whitecaps (8-13-7) visit the Columbus Crew (5-10-10) on Saturday. The Caps need a win to keep their fading Major League Soccer...

Serena upset at US Open

Sep 8, 2016 / 7:49 pm
For the second year in a row, Serena Williams' bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals. A seventh title at Flushing Meadows, which would have been an Open-era record, will have to wait. So will a 23rd Grand Slam championship, another record. And her 3...

Lochte banned for year

Sep 8, 2016 / 12:08 pm
Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next year's world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last month's Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced the penalties Thursday. Lochte is...

Oilers get keys to new arena

Sep 8, 2016 / 6:56 am
The NHL Edmonton Oilers officially sever ties with their lovable lunch-bucket home today and take the keys to a new curvilinear, shiny, silver fun palace filled with four types of seats, chefs, bars and TVs. "It's an amazing look on the outside and then you come in and see this,...

Malhotra back as coach

Sep 7, 2016 / 4:36 pm
Former Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra has returned to the organization to serve as a development coach. "We're pleased to have Manny re-join the organization and work with our coaching staff to help develop and mentor the players," Canucks hockey operations president...

World Cup hopes dashed

Sep 7, 2016 / 6:35 am
Canada's last-dash hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have ended. Cyle Larin, Nikolas Ledgerwood and David Edgar all scored for the Canadian men's soccer team on Tuesday night in a 3-1 victory over visiting El Salvador. But a 0-0 draw between Honduras and Mexico...

Eng to carry Paralympic flag

Sep 6, 2016 / 6:58 am
Montreal wheelchair basketball player David Eng will carry Canada's flag into the opening ceremony of the Rio Paralympics. The two-time gold medallist will be competing at his fourth Games. Eng made his Paralympic debut at the 2004 Athens Games, where Canada won gold. He won a second gold...

They're not giving up yet

Sep 5, 2016 / 2:54 pm
Canada's men's soccer team still has a chance to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia despite a 2-1 loss to Honduras on Friday. Canada plays El Salvador at BC Place Stadium on Tuesday in the final game for both teams in the fourth round of qualifying. Canada sits third in the...

Coach ejected in 'Caps loss

Sep 4, 2016 / 8:50 am
The Vancouver Whitecaps lost their coach, and a chance to gain ground on a playoff spot Saturday. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored to give the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 victory over the Whitecaps on Saturday in a match that Vancouver coach Carl Robinson was ejected shortly before halftime for...

CFL pioneer dies

Sep 4, 2016 / 8:45 am
The China Clipper sailed to the rescue of more than one professional sports team — as a bruising football fullback, a tenacious front-office manager in the CFL and part-owner of his home-town hockey squad, the Calgary Flames. Norman Kwong, who was the first Chinese Canadian to play in the...

4 stripped of medals

Aug 31, 2016 / 9:53 am
Eight years later, more athletes continue to be stripped of medals from the Beijing Olympics because of positive doping tests. Four athletes, including three Russians, had their medals taken away on Wednesday after their doping samples from 2008 were retested and came back positive for banned...

Lochte mum on Rio return

Aug 30, 2016 / 6:57 am
Ryan Lochte isn't saying whether he'll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics. Lochte tells ABC's "Good Morning America" his legal team is dealing with the situation, adding "we're just...

Maia beats Carlos at UFC

Aug 28, 2016 / 7:28 am
Demian Maia backed up his calls for a welterweight title shot with an early submission win over Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC Fight Night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday. Maia, ranked third in the division, stated earlier this week that with a victory over Condit he should be...

Maia wants title shot

Aug 26, 2016 / 4:19 pm
Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Demian Maia believes he should be next in line for a UFC welterweight title shot if he beats Carlos Condit in Saturday's main event at UFC Fight Night in Vancouver. Maia was met with raucous cheers from mixed martial arts fans packed inside a convention hall at...

Olympic mentality shift

Aug 26, 2016 / 12:46 pm
The groundwork for Derek Drouin's Olympic gold medal at the Rio Games was laid in 2013. The year after a disappointing London Olympics — when his bronze in high jumping was Canada's only medal in track and field — Drouin says he and his athletics teammates flipped a mental...

Whitecaps desperate for win

Aug 26, 2016 / 6:45 am
If the Vancouver Whitecaps hope to pump some air into their deflating playoff hopes, they badly need a win Saturday night in a place where they have rarely won. The Whitecaps (8-12-6) face the L.A. Galaxy (9-4-12) in a Major League Soccer match at the Stubhub Center where Vancouver is 1-7-0....

Lochte's Rio troubles mount

Aug 25, 2016 / 8:02 pm
Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The...

Paralympic ban 'inhumane'

Aug 25, 2016 / 6:58 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the ban on his country from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics as immoral and inhumane on Thursday. Russia was suspended on Aug. 7 over what International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven called a "medals over morals" culture with...

Techera leads 'Caps to win

Aug 24, 2016 / 6:36 am
The Vancouver Whitecaps answered the challenge. Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson told his players they had to be better after losing 2-0 to Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer match Saturday night. Robinson shuffled his lineup and was pleased with the result after midfielder Cristian...

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