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Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) battles for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Pettersson shrugs off contract uncertainty as Canucks open camp

Star centre has decided not to talk about possible extension until after end of the season

The RCA National Rowing Championships come to the national training centre at picturesque Quamichan Lake in Duncan, B.C. from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Kevin Light Photo / Courtesy RCA

National Rowing Championships return to Cowichan Valley Sept. 28 to Oct. 1

Black Press Media’s Cowichan Valley publications sponsor Canadian championships

Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Tucker Poolman, right, is upended by Arizona Coyotes’ Liam O’Brien (38) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Poolman will start the upcoming NHL season on long-term injured reserve as he continues to recover from migraines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Together now’: team brass says Canucks ‘speaking the same language’

Coach Rick Tocchet says the start of the season is a ‘big thing around here’

Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)

PODCAST: Rodgers, 49ers, Cowboys make early 2023 headlines

NFL REPORT: Black Press insiders share insights after Week 2

Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) runs in for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) runs in for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Retired tennis player Roger Federer participates in a tennis clinic for kids from the Vancouver chapters of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as part of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Canada, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Federer is in the city for the 2023 Laver Cup tennis tournament that he co-founded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Federer expects excitement even as stars go out for Vancouver’s Laver Cup

Tennis legend talks no-shows as he helps host weekend tennis challenge at Rogers Arena

Retired tennis player Roger Federer participates in a tennis clinic for kids from the Vancouver chapters of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as part of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Canada, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Federer is in the city for the 2023 Laver Cup tennis tournament that he co-founded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tanner Pearson, right, is struck in the groin by the puck as he stands in front of Buffalo Sabres goalie Craig Anderson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks grab goalie DeSmith, cap space in trade with Montreal

Tanner Pearson and a third round draft pick head to the Canadiens in swap of veterans

Vancouver Canucks’ Tanner Pearson, right, is struck in the groin by the puck as he stands in front of Buffalo Sabres goalie Craig Anderson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS

THE MOJ: Lions epic comeback over Redblacks can’t hide their shortcomings

Plus thoughts on leadership featuring Mike Babcock and Coach Prime

Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS
<div>Canada suffered its first defeat in an Olympic women’s qualification volleyball tournament, falling in five sets to the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship, in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*</div>

Canadian women take loss at Olympic volleyball qualifier to Dominican Republic

Top 2 teams at end of qualifier will automatically go to Olympics

<div>Canada suffered its first defeat in an Olympic women’s qualification volleyball tournament, falling in five sets to the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship, in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*</div>
<div>Canada’s Marco Arop set a national record and personal best in a second-place finish in the men’s 800 metres at the Diamond League final on Sunday. Arop celebrates winning the gold medal ahead in the Men’s 800-meters final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner</div>
<div>Canada’s Marco Arop set a national record and personal best in a second-place finish in the men’s 800 metres at the Diamond League final on Sunday. Arop celebrates winning the gold medal ahead in the Men’s 800-meters final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner</div>
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, Singapore,Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Sainz wins Singapore Grand Prix as Verstappen and Red Bull’s streaks end

Canadian Lance Stroll didn’t take part after an earlier crash

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, Singapore,Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Ottawa Redblacks’ Tobias Harris, left, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Adrian Greene as he returns a kick during the first half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitehead hauls in late TD as B.C. Lions rally to edge Ottawa 41-37

Leos next travel to Edmonton to take on the surging Elks

Ottawa Redblacks’ Tobias Harris, left, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Adrian Greene as he returns a kick during the first half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects opened the 2023 Young Stars Classic with a 7-1 victory against the Calgary Flames on Friday, Sept. 15, at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. (Photo- Jennifer Small)

PHOTOS: Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects shine in Penticton

The annual Young Stars Classic runs through Monday, Sept. 18

The Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects opened the 2023 Young Stars Classic with a 7-1 victory against the Calgary Flames on Friday, Sept. 15, at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. (Photo- Jennifer Small)
Toronto FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday as both teams return to action after the international break. Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday as both teams return to action after the international break. Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A couple of errors by Al Michaels during Thursday Night Football created some backlash on social media. photo courtesy of Amazon Prime

THE MOJ: Sometimes the critics need to think before they speak

‘Rourke for Rodgers’, ‘Michaels too old’ are a pair of narratives that need to die

A couple of errors by Al Michaels during Thursday Night Football created some backlash on social media. photo courtesy of Amazon Prime
Vernon’s Shanda Hill is nearing the completing of the 2023 Swissultra Double Deca Triathlon race in Buchs, Switzerland. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: B.C. ultra athlete crushes gruelling Swiss race in 26 days

Shanda Hill plows through torrent for personal best finish in Swissultra Double Deca Triathlon

Vernon’s Shanda Hill is nearing the completing of the 2023 Swissultra Double Deca Triathlon race in Buchs, Switzerland. (Facebook photo)
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd (56) during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rodgers’ hyped New York Jet season ends in 4 plays with torn Achilles

Torn Achilles tendons typically take several months of recovery and extensive rehabilitation

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd (56) during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Aaron Donald (98) and the Los Angeles Rams swallowed up the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle winning by a 30-13 margin. photo courtesy Brevin Townsell, L.A. Rams

THE MOJ: Seahawks need to turn it around fast after shockingly weak opener

Nothing shocked me more than Sunday’s performance from B.C.’s favourite NFL team

Aaron Donald (98) and the Los Angeles Rams swallowed up the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle winning by a 30-13 margin. photo courtesy Brevin Townsell, L.A. Rams
Spectators are welcome and admission is free at the upcoming BCRA finals Sept. 15, 16 and 17 in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - WIlliams Lake Tribune)

BC Barrel Racers Association finals coming up in Williams Lake

Events get underway Friday, Sept 15 at 8 a.m. and go all day Saturday and Sunday as well

Spectators are welcome and admission is free at the upcoming BCRA finals Sept. 15, 16 and 17 in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - WIlliams Lake Tribune)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Quinn Hughes named as the latest Captain Canuck

Star defenceman tapped to lead Vancouver for this year and beyond

Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck