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Canada’s Britt Benn, center, is chased by Kenya’s Grace Okulu, right, while evading a tackle by Kenya’s Sinaida Omondi, in their women’s rugby sevens 9-10 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama

Rugby Canada set to start review after disappointing Olympics and turbulent leadup

How the Olympic performance affects funding remains to be seen

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during a March game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is investigating an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Claim that San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane bet on his own games is under investigation

Kane, former Vancouver Giants star player, calls claim by estranged wife ‘completely false’

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Cristian Dajome passes the ball during the second half of the team’s MLS soccer match against Minnesota United, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

Dajome’s stoppage time goal helps Vancouver Whitecaps tie Minnesota United 2-2

Saturday marked the last match the ‘Caps will play at Rio Tinto Stadium in this season

Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, left to right, Sydney Pickrem, Kylie Masse and Penny Oleksiak, in the water, celebrate a bronze medal in the women's 4 x 100m medley relay final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Sunday, August 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Oleksiak makes history with seventh Olympic medal, De Grasse wins 100m bronze

Oleksiak also anchored the 4x100 freestyle relay team to a silver medal

Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, left to right, Sydney Pickrem, Kylie Masse and Penny Oleksiak, in the water, celebrate a bronze medal in the women's 4 x 100m medley relay final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Sunday, August 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Langley City’s Drew Mechielsen made it all the way to the finals and a top-10 finish in her Olympic debut at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo held July 29 and 30. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Olympic Committee)
Langley City’s Drew Mechielsen made it all the way to the finals and a top-10 finish in her Olympic debut at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo held July 29 and 30. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Olympic Committee)
Canada’s Women’s rugby team prepares to face Brazil during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Japan on Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, COC, Darren Calabrese

Rugby Canada condemns criticism of 7s team, with some coming from within

Much had been expected of the Canadian women in Tokyo, given their performance in Rio

Canada’s Women’s rugby team prepares to face Brazil during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Japan on Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, COC, Darren Calabrese
Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Romania’s Maria Nechita, right, punches Japan’s Sena Irie during their women’s featherweight 57-kg boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool)

Olympic women’s boxing is bigger, deeper, better in Tokyo

Nine years after London debut, women’s boxing is flattening all kinds of milestones in Tokyo

Romania’s Maria Nechita, right, punches Japan’s Sena Irie during their women’s featherweight 57-kg boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool)
Mexico’s Chelsea Gonzales hits a single in the sixth inning of a softball game against Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Mexico boxers accuse country’s softball players of throwing away Olympic apparel

All but one member of Mexico’s 15-woman Olympic roster was born in the United States

Mexico’s Chelsea Gonzales hits a single in the sixth inning of a softball game against Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Andrew Joseph is watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on July 27. Joseph scored three times as the Thunder rallied for a 12-10 victory. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)

Thunder shocks Saints in 12-10 win

A late surge let the Langley squad seize a victory

Andrew Joseph is watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on July 27. Joseph scored three times as the Thunder rallied for a 12-10 victory. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC play the Montreal Impact in an empty B.C. Place due to COVID-19 protocols during the second half of MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, September, 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian MLS teams given green light to finish out season using home stadiums

Canada has approved a “National Interest Exemption” for MLS teams crossing the border

Vancouver Whitecaps FC play the Montreal Impact in an empty B.C. Place due to COVID-19 protocols during the second half of MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, September, 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) shoots against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Franklin II

Oilers, Flames make big splashes in free agency; Leafs find help in net

Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Poolman, re-sign Hamonic

Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) shoots against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Franklin II
Canada’s Caileigh Filmer (left) and Hillary Janssens show off their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada gets first rowing medal of Tokyo Olympics

B.C.-based pair led after 500 and 1,000 metres, and sat second with a quarter of the race to go

Canada’s Caileigh Filmer (left) and Hillary Janssens show off their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Vancouver Canucks two-way deals offer glimpse into Abbotsford Canucks roster

National Hockey League club signs a number of players for 2021-22 season, AHL season begins October

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Former Langley Eagle Kyle Burroughs has signed with the Vancouver Canucks. (file)
Former Langley Eagle Kyle Burroughs has signed with the Vancouver Canucks. (file)
Brad Hunt. (The News files)

Maple Ridge NHL star Brad Hunt coming home to Canucks

The defenceman has been with the Minnesota Wild for the past three seasons

Brad Hunt. (The News files)
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Tokyo reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Tokyo’s surge is being propelled by the new, more contagious delta variant

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Tokyo reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)