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Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

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Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
Some sports organizations now have transgender policies that don’t necessarily incorporate non-binary athletes, in a May 26, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Non-binary athletes navigating Canadian sport with little policy help

Playing men’s and women’s hockey can feel like a minefield for Kat…

Some sports organizations now have transgender policies that don’t necessarily incorporate non-binary athletes, in a May 26, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canadian international defender Vanessa Gilles will continue to play with France’s FC Girondins de Bordeaux, in a May 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian international Vanessa Gilles signs new deal with France’s Bordeaux

Canadian international defender Vanessa Gilles has signed a contract extension with France’s…

Canadian international defender Vanessa Gilles will continue to play with France’s FC Girondins de Bordeaux, in a May 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canada’s Alphonso Davies scored and set up another goal in Bayern Munich’s 5-2 rout of Eintract Frankfurt, in a May 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Bayern, Dortmund warm up for quietest ever Bundesliga duel

BERLIN — Canada’s Alphonso Davies rose to the occasion on Saturday as…

  • May 25, 2020
Canada’s Alphonso Davies scored and set up another goal in Bayern Munich’s 5-2 rout of Eintract Frankfurt, in a May 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Andrew Brooks is an ace driver in “Gran Turismo Sport,” a popular racing simulator on the PlayStation 4, in a May 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ace Canadian esports driver Brooks tearing up the track online during COVID-19

TORONTO — Andrew Brooks could write a travelogue that would make a…

Andrew Brooks is an ace driver in “Gran Turismo Sport,” a popular racing simulator on the PlayStation 4, in a May 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

CP NewsAlert: Honda Indy cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

CP NewsAlert: Honda Indy cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Canada rugby calendar still up in the air because of pandemic restrictions

Canada rugby calendar still up in the air because of pandemic restrictions

Canada rugby calendar still up in the air because of pandemic restrictions

Canada rugby calendar still up in the air because of pandemic restrictions
Multiple live sports events drew audiences for television networks, in a May 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Networks have strong showing during busy sports weekend

Fans who had been starving for live sporting events had their appetites…

  • May 20, 2020
Multiple live sports events drew audiences for television networks, in a May 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
U Sports grapples with how to play with no student-athletes in class

U Sports grapples with how to play with no student-athletes in class

U Sports grapples with how to play with no student-athletes in class

U Sports grapples with how to play with no student-athletes in class
Experts are divided on how minor league sports will survive and how soon they can bounce back from COVID-19, in a May 12, 2020 story. (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Pandemic could change landscape of minor league sports

As North America’s pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to…

  • May 13, 2020
Experts are divided on how minor league sports will survive and how soon they can bounce back from COVID-19, in a May 12, 2020 story. (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Canada West university sports conference reducing schedules for next season

Canada West university sports conference reducing schedules for next season

COVID-19 pandemic creating twice as many challenges for some CFL players

COVID-19 pandemic creating twice as many challenges for some CFL players

COVID-19 pandemic creating twice as many challenges for some CFL players

COVID-19 pandemic creating twice as many challenges for some CFL players
Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack and Penticton Pinnacles alum James Fraser tries to hold off the Trinity Western Spartans during the Canada West conference championships at UBC in Vancouver, Nov., 2, 2018. (Photo by Rich Lam by UBC Athletics)

Canada West university sports conference reducing schedules for next season

EDMONTON — The Canada West conference is cutting schedules and reducing travel…

Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack and Penticton Pinnacles alum James Fraser tries to hold off the Trinity Western Spartans during the Canada West conference championships at UBC in Vancouver, Nov., 2, 2018. (Photo by Rich Lam by UBC Athletics)
Toronto FC beat 4-0 the Vancouver Whitecaps in the eMLS Tournament Special, in a May 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Marky Delgado shows off his video game skills, but Toronto FC still goes down

TORONTO — Midfielder Marky Delgado showed off his video game skills Sunday,…

Toronto FC beat 4-0 the Vancouver Whitecaps in the eMLS Tournament Special, in a May 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
”Hockey 24” documents the ties that run through the sport, in a May 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘Hockey 24’ documentary a welcome return to Canada’s signature game

TORONTO — When Scotiabank asked Canadians to share video snippets of community…

”Hockey 24” documents the ties that run through the sport, in a May 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot reacts after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Denver. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot looks back at up-and-down start in Toronto

TORONTO — Alexander Kerfoot has been waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic like…

Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot reacts after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Denver. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
South Korea’s K-League season kicked off May 8, 2020 with Jeonbuk Motors hosting Suwon Bluewings in an empty World Cup Stadium in Jeonju. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

K-League kicks off with no crowd, but big broadcast interest

JEONJU, Korea, Republic Of — It could be the most significant game…

  • May 8, 2020
South Korea’s K-League season kicked off May 8, 2020 with Jeonbuk Motors hosting Suwon Bluewings in an empty World Cup Stadium in Jeonju. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Yordy Reyna was captured on video Tuesday taking part in a pickup soccer game in a Vancouver park, in a May 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Whitecaps’ Yordy Reyna breaks physical distancing protocol, enters quarantine

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Yordy Reyna has entered 14-day self-quarantine and been fined…

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Yordy Reyna was captured on video Tuesday taking part in a pickup soccer game in a Vancouver park, in a May 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The UFC is back in action Saturday night with a pay-per-view show in Florida, in a May 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Fighters see UFC 249 as chance to spread hope, inspiration

When the UFC leads North America’s major sports back into action Saturday…

  • May 6, 2020
The UFC is back in action Saturday night with a pay-per-view show in Florida, in a May 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The pandemic has Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak, who normally spends almost every day in a swimming pool, constructing a life without it, in a May 4, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Michael Phelps book tip helps Penny Oleksiak manage pandemic life

A Michael Phelps book recommendation resonates with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak more…

The pandemic has Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak, who normally spends almost every day in a swimming pool, constructing a life without it, in a May 4, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)