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BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)
Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut’s first ever Canada Summer Games medal with a gold in the in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy

Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak dedicates historic Canada Games gold to his late brother

The 18-year-old wrestler from Cambridge Bay won Nunavut’s first-ever medal at the Canada Summer Games

Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut’s first ever Canada Summer Games medal with a gold in the in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy
Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women’s soccer coach Bob Birarda leaves provincial court after the first day of a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent investigation has concluded that the Vancouver Whitecaps’ response to allegations of misconduct by former women’s coaches Bob Birarda and Hubert Busby Jr. was serious and “appropriate.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Review concludes Whitecaps’ response to misconduct allegations was appropriate

It also says the Whitecaps could have done more to support the players

Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women’s soccer coach Bob Birarda leaves provincial court after the first day of a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent investigation has concluded that the Vancouver Whitecaps’ response to allegations of misconduct by former women’s coaches Bob Birarda and Hubert Busby Jr. was serious and “appropriate.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) and Brennan Othmann (15) celebrate a goal against Slovakia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday August 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

McTavish puts up 6 points, Canada crushes Slovakia 11-1 at world juniors

Host side continus round-robin play against Czechia on Saturday

Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) and Brennan Othmann (15) celebrate a goal against Slovakia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday August 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) lines up for the faceoff against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) lines up for the faceoff against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s National Junior Team assistant coach Michael Dyck, left, gives instructions during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Team Canada prepares for unusual world junior hockey championship

Criticism of Hockey Canada loomed large as the 10-team tournament began Tuesday

Canada’s National Junior Team assistant coach Michael Dyck, left, gives instructions during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner, shown in a handout photo, has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Beleaguered Hockey Canada names Toronto lawyer interim chair

Andrea Skinner first woman to hold the position in the history of the organization

Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner, shown in a handout photo, has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Serena Williams, of the U.S.A celebrates after defeating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz of Spain, during the National Bank Open women’s tennis tournament in Toronto, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Serena Williams says she will retire after U.S. Open

Tennis icon: ‘I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give’

Serena Williams, of the U.S.A celebrates after defeating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz of Spain, during the National Bank Open women’s tennis tournament in Toronto, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Spokane Braves withdraw from 2022/23 KIJHL season

Team cannot recruit enough vaccinated players

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Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Canadian wrestlers Di Stasio, Randhawa capture Commonwealth Games gold

Ethan Katzberg of Nanaimo posted a career-best 76.36 metres for a silver medal in hammer throw

Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Provincial, territorial federations want Hockey Canada meeting before paying dues

They also want more details on Hockey Canada’s action plan announced July 14

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Women’s hockey players fear financial fallout of frozen Hockey Canada funding

The Canadian women’s and para hockey teams rely heavily on federal funds to operate

Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh