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Kade Leskosky is one of six 20-year-old players returning to the Kimberley Dynamiters for the 2023/24 season. KIJHL teams are now able to have six 20-year-olds on their rosters instead of five, after a policy change. Paul Rodgers photo.

KIJHL teams now allowed 6 20-year-old players on roster up from 5

Kimberley Dynamiters have six returning 20-year-olds

Kade Leskosky is one of six 20-year-old players returning to the Kimberley Dynamiters for the 2023/24 season. KIJHL teams are now able to have six 20-year-olds on their rosters instead of five, after a policy change. Paul Rodgers photo.
Lions receiver Dominique Rhymes (19) tries to haul in a pass in the end zone with Bombers halfback Evan Holm (31) in coverage. Holm and the Bombers would rout the Lions 50-14. Photo by Steven Chang, BC Lions

THE MOJ: Bombed in Winnipeg, the Lions will be back to roar again

Leos failed to meet the intensity of their hosts and paid the price, it happens in football

Lions receiver Dominique Rhymes (19) tries to haul in a pass in the end zone with Bombers halfback Evan Holm (31) in coverage. Holm and the Bombers would rout the Lions 50-14. Photo by Steven Chang, BC Lions
Canada’s Sam Adekugbe and Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal vie for the ball during the World Cup group F soccer match between Canada and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. The Vancouver Whitecaps acquired the Canadian defender via transfer from Turkish side Hatayspor on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alessandra Tarantino

Vancouver Whitecaps go big in transfer window, signing national team duo

Wingbacks Adekugbe, Laryea added to help squad lock down playoff spot

Canada’s Sam Adekugbe and Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal vie for the ball during the World Cup group F soccer match between Canada and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. The Vancouver Whitecaps acquired the Canadian defender via transfer from Turkish side Hatayspor on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alessandra Tarantino
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Ricky Walker (9) pressures B.C. Lions quarterback Dane Evans (17) during first half CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, August 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Ricky Walker (9) pressures B.C. Lions quarterback Dane Evans (17) during first half CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, August 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives past Detroit Pistons centre James Wiseman (13) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Toronto Raptors will be taking on the Sacramento Kings at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Oct. 8 as part of the ninth NBA Canada Series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Vancouver, Montreal to host NBA pre-season contests in 9th NBA Canada Series

The Raptors will be taking on the Sacramento Kings at Rogers Arena

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives past Detroit Pistons centre James Wiseman (13) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Toronto Raptors will be taking on the Sacramento Kings at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Oct. 8 as part of the ninth NBA Canada Series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Nick Taylor was exhausted after his three-round playoff where he edged out Tommy Fleetwood to win the RBC Canadian Open. Taylor makes an approach shot on hole 6 during final round Canadian Open golf championship action in Toronto, Sunday, June 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Nick Taylor’s life has surreal moments since RBC Canadian Open win

Chat with Gretzky in a McDonald’s drive-thru part of the experience

Nick Taylor was exhausted after his three-round playoff where he edged out Tommy Fleetwood to win the RBC Canadian Open. Taylor makes an approach shot on hole 6 during final round Canadian Open golf championship action in Toronto, Sunday, June 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. B.C.’s Simon Fraser University says its athletics director has left the institution.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

SFU’s athletics director leaves university months after football controversy

Independent assessment of the future of SFU football remains ongoing

Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. B.C.’s Simon Fraser University says its athletics director has left the institution.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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
Ellie Carpenter of Australia and Jordyn Huitema of Canada vie for the ball during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

Friends and family package gets positive review from Canadians at World Cup

Soccer Down Under proved to be a great experience for Canadian supporters

Ellie Carpenter of Australia and Jordyn Huitema of Canada vie for the ball during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour
David Mackie (34) and the Lions hope to duplicate the success they had on June 22, when they beat the Blue Bombers 30-6 at IG Field in Winnipeg. Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo

THE MOJ: Lions, Bombers setting up to be crucial early matchup in CFL west

Adams Jr. remains out as entire league looks to improve its carousel of quarterbacks

David Mackie (34) and the Lions hope to duplicate the success they had on June 22, when they beat the Blue Bombers 30-6 at IG Field in Winnipeg. Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo
A young supporters wears the flags of Netherlands and Vietnam on her cheeks on the tribune prior to the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Vietnam and the Netherlands in Dunedin, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

For remote and laid back Dunedin, a warm welcome to the Women’s World Cup

Soccer’s big stage arrives at a small city on the edge of the world

A young supporters wears the flags of Netherlands and Vietnam on her cheeks on the tribune prior to the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Vietnam and the Netherlands in Dunedin, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Airdrie’s Ryan Straschnitzki makes a pass during the wheelchair rugby jamboree in Penhold, Alberta, in June, hosted by the Red Deer Reapers. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Former Broncos player has sights set on Paralympic wheelchair basketball

Survivor of tragic Humboldt bus crash pursuing dreams in other sport

Airdrie’s Ryan Straschnitzki makes a pass during the wheelchair rugby jamboree in Penhold, Alberta, in June, hosted by the Red Deer Reapers. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Cranbrook’s pro disc golfer Casey Hanemayer’s season is off to a hot start with numerous wins including big ones at the Edmonton Open and the BC Open, in back-to-back weekends. Photo courtesy of Andre Lodder - Parked Pro.

Cranbrook’s Casey Hanemayer wins BC, Edmonton disc golf opens

Hanemayer headed to United States Disc Golf Championship this October

Cranbrook’s pro disc golfer Casey Hanemayer’s season is off to a hot start with numerous wins including big ones at the Edmonton Open and the BC Open, in back-to-back weekends. Photo courtesy of Andre Lodder - Parked Pro.
Canada’s Christine Sinclair, centre and teammates react after conceding a first half goal during Group B soccer action against Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

Canada captain Sinclair sounds warning in wake of early World Cup exit

‘You’re just going to continue to see teams reach our level, surpass us…if things don’t change’

Canada’s Christine Sinclair, centre and teammates react after conceding a first half goal during Group B soccer action against Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour
Barry Coulter photo

Blackwolves moving on to finals

Cranbrook lacrosse team defeats South Alberta Chaos in playoff semi-final series

Barry Coulter photo
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
Zambia’s Martha Tembo, left, competes for the ball with Spain’s Mariona Caldentey during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Spain and Zambia in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Rafaela Pontes)
Zambia’s Martha Tembo, left, competes for the ball with Spain’s Mariona Caldentey during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Spain and Zambia in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Rafaela Pontes)
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.
Milan Lucic during his first stint as Bruin from 2007-2015. NHL.com photo

THE MOJ: Once a Bruin, always a Bruin for B.C.’s Milan Lucic

Vancouver product happy about his chance to bring his career full circle back to where he started

Milan Lucic during his first stint as Bruin from 2007-2015. NHL.com photo
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)