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<div>Free agent forward Pius Suter has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, the club announced Friday. Suter greets teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Detroit, Monday, March 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Carlos Osorio</div>
<div>Free agent forward Pius Suter has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, the club announced Friday. Suter greets teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Detroit, Monday, March 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Carlos Osorio</div>
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock (2) outruns Minnesota Vikings linebacker Curtis Weaver (54) in NFL pre-season action Thursday night at Lumen Field in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 24-13 in the pre-season opener for both teams. Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks

THE MOJ: Don’t tell me the NFL exhibition season means nothing

It might have little impact on your team as a whole, but it’s everything to players on the bubble

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock (2) outruns Minnesota Vikings linebacker Curtis Weaver (54) in NFL pre-season action Thursday night at Lumen Field in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 24-13 in the pre-season opener for both teams. Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks
Cranbrook-based pro disc golfer Casey Hanemayer is Canadian National Champion. Photo courtesy of Andre Lodder - Parked Pro.

Cranbrook disc golfer wins Canadian National Championship

Casey Hanemayer has won his last three straight tournaments

Cranbrook-based pro disc golfer Casey Hanemayer is Canadian National Champion. Photo courtesy of Andre Lodder - Parked Pro.
Soccer fans covering their faces, most of them from Croatia, are escorted by police as they leave the Athens Police Headquarters, Greece, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. Ninety-four fans of Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb are appearing in court this morning for a preliminary hearing over Monday night’s fan violence that left a fan of Greece’s AEK dead and another eight people injured. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

1 dead, nearly 100 Croatian fans charged after soccer violence in Greece

Murder, gang-related charges levied after deadly violence erupts outside stadium, cancelling match

Soccer fans covering their faces, most of them from Croatia, are escorted by police as they leave the Athens Police Headquarters, Greece, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. Ninety-four fans of Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb are appearing in court this morning for a preliminary hearing over Monday night’s fan violence that left a fan of Greece’s AEK dead and another eight people injured. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Canada’s Senior Men’s 15 team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Canadian rugby men back facing stiff test against World Cup-bound Tonga

Number 23 Canada plays world number 15 Tonga in first match since November

Canada’s Senior Men’s 15 team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
The 2024 season will be the last of the PAC-12 as we know it as eight teams leave the conference for greener pastures. Photo courtesy of PAC-12
The 2024 season will be the last of the PAC-12 as we know it as eight teams leave the conference for greener pastures. Photo courtesy of PAC-12
Team B.C. celebrate in the locker room after their dominant victory over Quebec in the 15U Women’s National Basketball Championships, hosted in Calgary from July 31- Aug. 5. (BCBasketball Instagram)

B.C. girls roar to gold medal at basketball nationals; boys mop up bronze

The 15U girls went undefeated, stomping Quebec 73-51 in the final in Calgary

Team B.C. celebrate in the locker room after their dominant victory over Quebec in the 15U Women’s National Basketball Championships, hosted in Calgary from July 31- Aug. 5. (BCBasketball Instagram)
Tigres’ Fernando Gorriaran, front, is upended by Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pedro Vite as they vie for the ball during the first half of a Leagues Cup soccer match in Vancouver, on Friday, August 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Veselinovic misses penalty in shootout as Whitecaps fall to Tigres

The Whitecaps held on to the lead until the second half

Tigres’ Fernando Gorriaran, front, is upended by Vancouver Whitecaps’ Pedro Vite as they vie for the ball during the first half of a Leagues Cup soccer match in Vancouver, on Friday, August 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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)
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