Canada & World

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Brian White (24) takes a shot on goal against D.C. United during second half MLS action in Vancouver, B.C., on September 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns

Whitecaps seek helping hand in bid for MLS playoff qualification

Vancouver faces Western Conference winners St. Louis City S.C. on Wednesday night

FILE - Team USA Taylor Heise (27) with teammates after the IIHF World Championship Women’s ice hockey match against Japan in Herning, Denmark, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. The newly launched Professional Women’s Hockey League is taking shape. Each of the six franchise’s head coaches are expected to be announced on Friday, Sept. 15. And Minnesota is looking ahead to the league’s inaugural draft on Monday, when the yet-to-be-named franchise is expected to select Taylor Heise with the No. 1 pick. (Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)

Newly founded women’s pro hockey league looks ahead to draft

The yet-to-be-named six franchises announced their head coaches

FILE - Team USA Taylor Heise (27) with teammates after the IIHF World Championship Women’s ice hockey match against Japan in Herning, Denmark, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. The newly launched Professional Women’s Hockey League is taking shape. Each of the six franchise’s head coaches are expected to be announced on Friday, Sept. 15. And Minnesota is looking ahead to the league’s inaugural draft on Monday, when the yet-to-be-named franchise is expected to select Taylor Heise with the No. 1 pick. (Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)
The president of the Spanish soccer federation Luis Rubiales speaks during an emergency general assembly meeting in Las Rozas, Friday Aug. 25, 2023. Rubiales has refused to resign despite an uproar for kissing a player, Jennifer Hermoso on the lips without her consent after the Women’s World Cup final. Rubiales had also grabbed his crotch in a lewd victory gesture from the section of dignitaries with Spain’s Queen Letizia and the 16-year old Princess Sofía nearby. (Real Federación Española de Fútbol/Europa Press via AP)

FIFA suspends Spanish soccer president for 90 days after World Cup final kiss

The ruling comes six days after Luis Rubiales was accused of becoming a national embarrassment

The president of the Spanish soccer federation Luis Rubiales speaks during an emergency general assembly meeting in Las Rozas, Friday Aug. 25, 2023. Rubiales has refused to resign despite an uproar for kissing a player, Jennifer Hermoso on the lips without her consent after the Women’s World Cup final. Rubiales had also grabbed his crotch in a lewd victory gesture from the section of dignitaries with Spain’s Queen Letizia and the 16-year old Princess Sofía nearby. (Real Federación Española de Fútbol/Europa Press via AP)
Shelly Gautier of Canada competes in the women’s T1-class road race cycling event during the Para Pan Am Games in Toronto on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Canadian para-cyclists Nathan Clement and Shelley Gautier secured their second medals at the world cycling championships on Friday (Aug. 11, 2023), clinching third-place finishes in their respective T1 road race events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian para cyclists Clement, Gautier win road race bronze at cycling worlds

Nathan Clement, from West Vancouver, B.C., finished the 31.2-kilometre race in 7 minutes 58 seconds

Shelly Gautier of Canada competes in the women’s T1-class road race cycling event during the Para Pan Am Games in Toronto on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Canadian para-cyclists Nathan Clement and Shelley Gautier secured their second medals at the world cycling championships on Friday (Aug. 11, 2023), clinching third-place finishes in their respective T1 road race events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
<div>Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had game highs of 26 points and six steals to lead Canada past New Zealand 107-76 on Saturday to advance into the DBB SuperCup Final. Gilgeous-Alexander looks down court during first half action of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers against Argentina, in Victoria, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito</div>
<div>Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had game highs of 26 points and six steals to lead Canada past New Zealand 107-76 on Saturday to advance into the DBB SuperCup Final. Gilgeous-Alexander looks down court during first half action of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers against Argentina, in Victoria, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito</div>
FILE - Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after beating Johanna Konta of Britain in their women’s singles match on day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on June 30, 2016. On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, Bouchard was defeated in three sets in the first round of the National Bank Open women’s singles qualifiers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alastair Grant

Canada’s Bouchard loses in qualifying at National Bank Open in Montreal

It was her first match on the IGA Stadium centre court since 2018

FILE - Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after beating Johanna Konta of Britain in their women’s singles match on day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on June 30, 2016. On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, Bouchard was defeated in three sets in the first round of the National Bank Open women’s singles qualifiers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, 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, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada beats Czechia 3-2 in overtime for 24th Hlinka Gretzky Cup gold medal

It’s Canada’s 24th title at the men’s summer under-18 hockey tournament

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, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
B.C. Lions’ Mathieu Betts (90), Sione Teuhema (47) and Bo Lokombo (20) celebrate BettsÕ sack of Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) during second half CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, June 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Lions’ defence has earned title of best in the CFL, says B.C. defensive back

Peters touting his team’s praises ahead of big matchup versus Winnipeg

B.C. Lions’ Mathieu Betts (90), Sione Teuhema (47) and Bo Lokombo (20) celebrate BettsÕ sack of Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) during second half CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, June 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Hayley Raso (16) of Australia celebrates after scoring the first goal past Canada's keeper Kailen Sheridan during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

Australia sends Canada packing from Women’s World Cup with lopsided win

Australia ended Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign with a lopsided 4-0…

Hayley Raso (16) of Australia celebrates after scoring the first goal past Canada's keeper Kailen Sheridan during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour
B.C. Lions quarterback Dane Evans (17) makes the throw against the Edmonton Elks during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday July 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

B.C. Lions add to Elks’ misery with 27-0 victory in Edmonton

Elks have worst run of home losses in North American pro sports history

B.C. Lions quarterback Dane Evans (17) makes the throw against the Edmonton Elks during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday July 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Medalists, from left to right, Josh Liendo of Canada, silver, Maxime Grousset of France, gold, and Dare Rose of the U.S., bronze celebrate during the medal ceremony for the men’s 100m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Saturday, July 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man

Canada’s Liendo breaks own record, wins silver in men’s 100-metre butterfly

France’s Maxime Grousset edged Liendo for gold in 50.14 seconds

Medalists, from left to right, Josh Liendo of Canada, silver, Maxime Grousset of France, gold, and Dare Rose of the U.S., bronze celebrate during the medal ceremony for the men’s 100m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Saturday, July 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man
Canada’s 4 X100-metre relay team (left to right) Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse celebrate their bronze medal win during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Aug.6, 2021. The Canadian men’s 4x100-metre relay will get their upgraded Olympic silver medals today at the Canadian national trials in a medal reallocation ceremony.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian men’s relay team to receive silver medals in reallocation ceremony

Official upgrade came in May 2022 after the disqualification of the British team due to a doping violation

Canada’s 4 X100-metre relay team (left to right) Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse celebrate their bronze medal win during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Aug.6, 2021. The Canadian men’s 4x100-metre relay will get their upgraded Olympic silver medals today at the Canadian national trials in a medal reallocation ceremony.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
United States’ Megan Rapinoe prepares for a corner kick during the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between the United States and Vietnam in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, July 22, 2023. According to a count being kept by Outsports, a website that covers the LGBTQ sports community, there are at least 95 out members of the LGBTQ community competing in this year’s tournament. (AP Photo/Rafaela Pontes)

LGBTQ+ community proud and visible at Women’s World Cup

FIFA designated 8 socially conscious armbands team captains could wear throughout the tournament

United States’ Megan Rapinoe prepares for a corner kick during the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between the United States and Vietnam in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, July 22, 2023. According to a count being kept by Outsports, a website that covers the LGBTQ sports community, there are at least 95 out members of the LGBTQ community competing in this year’s tournament. (AP Photo/Rafaela Pontes)
Australia’s Women’s World Cup captain Sam Kerr reacts during a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, July 29, 2023. Kerr says she’ll be available for Australia’s must-win Women’s World Cup game against Olympic champion Canada after missing the team’s first two group games because of a calf muscle injury. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tertius Pickard

Canadians exude calm ahead of crucial Women’s World Cup game against Australia

Canada, with 1-0-1, could finish anywhere from first to third in its pool

Australia’s Women’s World Cup captain Sam Kerr reacts during a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, July 29, 2023. Kerr says she’ll be available for Australia’s must-win Women’s World Cup game against Olympic champion Canada after missing the team’s first two group games because of a calf muscle injury. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tertius Pickard
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach delivers his speech during IOC invitation ceremony, exactly one year for the 2024 Olympics, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)

Paris marks 1-year countdown to war-clouded Olympic Games

Olympic president invokes John Lennon’s memory as Russia, Belarus not invited

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach delivers his speech during IOC invitation ceremony, exactly one year for the 2024 Olympics, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
Adriana Leon (centre) of Canada celebrates her second half goal against Ireland with teammates during their Group B match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Worsfold

Olympic champion Canada beats Ireland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup

Team comes from behind on a rain-soaked field to earn first tournament win

Adriana Leon (centre) of Canada celebrates her second half goal against Ireland with teammates during their Group B match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Worsfold
FILE - Boston Bruins NHL hockey forward Patrice Bergeron displays his Stanley Cup Championship ring to members of the media outside the Boston Harbor Hotel, in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, following the unveiling of the rings during ceremonies for the hockey team. Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has retired. The five-time Selke Trophy winner announced Tuesday, July 25, 2023, that he will not return for a 20th season with the only team he has ever played for. The Bruins captain said he is leaving with no regrets. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Bruin captain Patrice Bergeron announces retirement after 19 seasons

Boston Bruins forward led the team to 3 Stanley Cup finals, winning it once

FILE - Boston Bruins NHL hockey forward Patrice Bergeron displays his Stanley Cup Championship ring to members of the media outside the Boston Harbor Hotel, in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, following the unveiling of the rings during ceremonies for the hockey team. Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has retired. The five-time Selke Trophy winner announced Tuesday, July 25, 2023, that he will not return for a 20th season with the only team he has ever played for. The Bruins captain said he is leaving with no regrets. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, July 23, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)

Blue Jays edge Mariners 4-3 to salvage 1 win from series in Seattle

Scores of fans come down from B.C. to take in MLB action

Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, July 23, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)