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Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

 

Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Canada-Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Dispute includes a demand that the women’s national team get equal match fees

 

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men’s soccer training session scrapped amid compensation talks

Dispute in part over how much the athletes will get for playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

 

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

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From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - One of the sports people can check out on Xplore Sport Day in Red Deer is pickle ball. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)

Xplore Sport Day set for May 7 in Red Deer

Rising Sport Star awards to be presented

FILE - One of the sports people can check out on Xplore Sport Day in Red Deer is pickle ball. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)

Miami casino works to save beloved jai alai from extinction

Miami casino works to save beloved jai alai from extinction

Red Deer Public Schools has teamed up with The Dome Red Deer to offer The Sports Academy this fall. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer Public Schools introduces new Sports Academy

Open houses and information sessions to be held this month

  • Mar 17, 2022
Red Deer Public Schools has teamed up with The Dome Red Deer to offer The Sports Academy this fall. (Photo contributed)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach waves during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

IOC urges sports bodies to cancel events in Russia, Belarus

Russia breached the Olympic Truce by invading Ukraine on Thursday

  • Feb 25, 2022
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach waves during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Captain Navneet Dhaliwal hit a swashbuckling 54 and Harsh Thaker took four wickets as Canada defeated Bahrain by seven wickets Thursday to finish fifth at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A. Dhaliwal is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cricket Canada
Captain Navneet Dhaliwal hit a swashbuckling 54 and Harsh Thaker took four wickets as Canada defeated Bahrain by seven wickets Thursday to finish fifth at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A. Dhaliwal is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cricket Canada
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

During the winter months, hockey dominates winter sports in Canada

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe (18) claims a defensive rebound with some help from teammate Isaac Bonga during second half NBA basketball action against Sacramento Kings,in Toronto on December 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Leafs, Raptors, Senators to have 50 per cent fan capacity amid COVID-19 surge

Leafs, Raptors, Senators to have 50 per cent fan capacity amid COVID-19 surge

Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe (18) claims a defensive rebound with some help from teammate Isaac Bonga during second half NBA basketball action against Sacramento Kings,in Toronto on December 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Sara Tallon practicing on Sylvan Lake. (Submitted photo)

Sylvan Lake surfer completes in championship as sixth-best in the world

Teen Sara Tallon honed surfing skills with rigorous practice on Sylvan Lake

Sara Tallon practicing on Sylvan Lake. (Submitted photo)
Canadian Jeff Smith is seen during his Grand Slam Of Darts match against Ted Evetts, in Wolverhampton, UK in a Nov. 13, 2016, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PDC, Christopher Dean
Canadian Jeff Smith is seen during his Grand Slam Of Darts match against Ted Evetts, in Wolverhampton, UK in a Nov. 13, 2016, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PDC, Christopher Dean
Canada's Bridget Carleton (6), left, passes around South Korea's Hyeyoon Bae (11) during women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. Bridget Carleton made the Transatlantic trip home from Israel for this week's Canadian women's basketball camp. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charlie Neibergall

Canadian players say domestic women’s league needed now more than ever

Canadian players say domestic women’s league needed now more than ever

Canada's Bridget Carleton (6), left, passes around South Korea's Hyeyoon Bae (11) during women's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. Bridget Carleton made the Transatlantic trip home from Israel for this week's Canadian women's basketball camp. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charlie Neibergall
Climate activists unfurl a large banner reading “Code Red” across the street outside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

UN climate conference urges sports bodies to hit green goals

Chance for World Cup fans to use mostly public transport to travel between games

  • Nov 4, 2021
Climate activists unfurl a large banner reading “Code Red” across the street outside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Calgary’s Divya Saxena holds the player of the match award after a match against Argentina at the ICC Women’s 2021 T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico in this handout photo. Divya Saxena has been named MVP at the ICC Womens 2022 T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cricket Canada
Calgary’s Divya Saxena holds the player of the match award after a match against Argentina at the ICC Women’s 2021 T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico in this handout photo. Divya Saxena has been named MVP at the ICC Womens 2022 T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cricket Canada