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

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Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)
Trail Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle puts the Smoke Eaters through a workout in preparation for its home opener against Cranbrook on Friday. Jim Bailey photo.

Trail Smoke Eaters prime for new season

Smoke Eaters coach likes mix of veteran and rookie players, host the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday

Trail Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle puts the Smoke Eaters through a workout in preparation for its home opener against Cranbrook on Friday. Jim Bailey 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
Fruitvale golfer Tom Talarski captured the Champion Lakes Men’s championship on Saturday. Photo: Kevin Nesbitt

Talarski claims men’s championship at Champion Lakes

Champion Lakes Golf Course hosted its annual Men’s championship on Saturday

Fruitvale golfer Tom Talarski captured the Champion Lakes Men’s championship on Saturday. Photo: Kevin Nesbitt
Owen McCarthy will play for Team BC at the WHL Cup in Red Deer in October. (Photo contributed)

Trail minor hockey product named to Team BC

Trail defenceman Owen McCarthy was selected to play for Team BC at the WHL Cup next month

Owen McCarthy will play for Team BC at the WHL Cup in Red Deer in October. (Photo contributed)
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

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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
Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (#8) had a goal and two assists in the Buck’s 4-3 win over the Smoke Eaters on Saturday night. (Martin Ross photo)

Trail Smoke Eaters wrap up exhibition season

The Smoke Eaters fell to the Cranbrook Bucks Saturday in a close 4-3 match

Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (#8) had a goal and two assists in the Buck’s 4-3 win over the Smoke Eaters on Saturday night. (Martin Ross photo)
Nitehawks coach Terry Jones shakes hands with Creston player following a Game 7 win over the Thunder Cats in the KIJHL playoffs last season. Photo: Jim Bailey

B.V. Nitehawks coach likes veteran players, set for competitive season

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks will open season September 23 in Kimberley vs the Dynamiters

Nitehawks coach Terry Jones shakes hands with Creston player following a Game 7 win over the Thunder Cats in the KIJHL playoffs last season. Photo: Jim Bailey
<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

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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)

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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)
Nelson’s Bruno Campese lifts the Stanley Cup on June 13. Campese is a scout with the Vegas Golden Knights. Photo courtesy Bruno Campese

Stanley Cup to visit Nelson in October

The Cup will be available at a public event hosted by Bruno Campese

Nelson’s Bruno Campese lifts the Stanley Cup on June 13. Campese is a scout with the Vegas Golden Knights. Photo courtesy Bruno Campese
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)