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Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Toronto Raptors return to B.C. for 2022-23 NBA training camp

Former champions’ pre-season workouts Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at University of Victoria

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Shane Gibson goes up against a Guelph Nighthawks player in regular season action. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again in a do-or-die match to decide who makes the league quarter-finals.(Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)

A win-or-go-home game for Fraser Valley Bandits on Thursday

Winner of play-in round will go to quarter-finals, loser is done for season

  • Aug 3, 2022
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Shane Gibson goes up against a Guelph Nighthawks player in regular season action. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again in a do-or-die match to decide who makes the league quarter-finals.(Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman watches the play during the pro-am round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, July 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Norman says Tiger Woods turned down Saudi offer between $700M and $800M

Golfer rebuffed chance to take part in Saudi-funded LIV golf series

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman watches the play during the pro-am round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, July 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Jeff Tambellini led the Chilliwack Chiefs to a BCHL title in 2002 and the league is now introducing a postseason MVP trophy named after him. (Chilliwack Progress file)

BCHL playoff MVP trophy named after Chilliwack Chiefs great

The Jeff Tambellini Trophy will be given annually to the BCHL’s outstanding postseason performer

Jeff Tambellini led the Chilliwack Chiefs to a BCHL title in 2002 and the league is now introducing a postseason MVP trophy named after him. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield turns a game ending double play forcing Chicago White Sox’s AJ Pollock out at second and getting Tim Anderson at first during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Chicago. The Royals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield turns a game ending double play forcing Chicago White Sox’s AJ Pollock out at second and getting Tim Anderson at first during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Chicago. The Royals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)
Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)
Marko Torenius has been named the new goaltending coach and goaltending development coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (SKA St. Petersburg photo)

Marko Torenius named new Abbotsford Canucks goaltending coach

Finnish product replaces Curtis Sanford, who left for Toronto Maple Leafs in July

Marko Torenius has been named the new goaltending coach and goaltending development coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (SKA St. Petersburg photo)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Maude Charron is shown in action during the Women’s 64kg Final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rui Vieira
Canada’s Maude Charron is shown in action during the Women’s 64kg Final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rui Vieira
Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

COVID-19 vaccinations add new twist to MLB trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays have by far the toughest constraints

Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Jabs Newby and Marek Klassen in action for Fraser Valley Bandits Saturday, July 30, at Langley Events Centre against Edmonton Stingers. Klassen led all players with 19 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter(Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits finish regular season with a win

After downing Edmonton, the playoffs await

  • Jul 31, 2022
Jabs Newby and Marek Klassen in action for Fraser Valley Bandits Saturday, July 30, at Langley Events Centre against Edmonton Stingers. Klassen led all players with 19 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter(Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)
Marie-Pier Desharnais is shown atop K2 in this July 2022 handout photo. Marie-Pier Desharnais reached the top of K2 - renowned as one of the toughest mountains on earth - becoming one of the only women in Canada to summit the 8,611-metre monolith on the China-Pakistan border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marie-Pier Desharnais

Mountaineer Marie-Pier Desharnais is among only Canadian women to summit K2

Desharnais describes hours of inclines so steep just the tip of her crampons were holding on

Marie-Pier Desharnais is shown atop K2 in this July 2022 handout photo. Marie-Pier Desharnais reached the top of K2 - renowned as one of the toughest mountains on earth - becoming one of the only women in Canada to summit the 8,611-metre monolith on the China-Pakistan border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marie-Pier Desharnais
FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

Russell was first ever Black head coach of any major U.S. sport

FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)
Kelsey Mitchell of Team Canada reacts after winning the gold medal during the track cycling women’s sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Kelsey Mitchell of Team Canada reacts after winning the gold medal during the track cycling women’s sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

B.C. Lions rally for 32-17 win over Roughriders, match best start since 2007

Leos overcome a 17-4 second-quarter deficit, move to 5-1 on CFL season

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Summer McIntosh of Canada looks back after winning the women’s 200m Butterfly final at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Summer McIntosh wins 400 individual medley in stunning swim

McIntosh becomes the first Canadian to win two gold medals at a single championship

Summer McIntosh of Canada looks back after winning the women’s 200m Butterfly final at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Jeremy Colliton is the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (Abbotsford Canucks YouTube)

Jeremy Colliton ready to take the reins of the Abbotsford Canucks

Former Chicago Blackhawks head coach steps into bench boss role in Abbotsford

Jeremy Colliton is the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (Abbotsford Canucks YouTube)
Bob Birarda leaves provincial court, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent review has concluded that Canada Soccer "mishandled" sexual harassment allegations in 2008 against the then under-20 women's coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Review says Canada Soccer mishandled sexual harassment allegations against coach

Allegations against B.C. coach and convicted sex offender Bob Birarda were mishandled

Bob Birarda leaves provincial court, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent review has concluded that Canada Soccer "mishandled" sexual harassment allegations in 2008 against the then under-20 women's coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Baseball provincials

Home field advantage for Chilliwack Cougars at bantam baseball provincials

The U15 ball team hosts three foes for the year end tourney, July 29 to Aug. 1 at Fairfield Island

Baseball provincials
Hockey Canada COO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on December 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hockey Canada has paid $7.6M in sex abuse settlements since 1989

President says he’ll step down if Hockey Canada governance asks him to

Hockey Canada COO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on December 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck