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FILE - Canada’s Christine Sinclair reacts during a CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer semifinal match against Jamaica in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, July 14, 2022. Sinclair has played for the Portland Thorns since 2013, at the start of the National Women’s Soccer League. Now the Thorns are preparing for Saturday’s NWSL championship game in Washington D.C. against the Kansas City Current, in a match broadcast in primetime on CBS.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Canada captain Christine Sinclair challenges Canada Soccer to step up in new memoir

‘My fear is that we will soon be surpassed by countries that support their youth programs’

FILE - Canada’s Christine Sinclair reacts during a CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer semifinal match against Jamaica in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, July 14, 2022. Sinclair has played for the Portland Thorns since 2013, at the start of the National Women’s Soccer League. Now the Thorns are preparing for Saturday’s NWSL championship game in Washington D.C. against the Kansas City Current, in a match broadcast in primetime on CBS.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
An estimated 114cm of snow has fallen on Big White Ski Resort as of Nov. 8, 2022 and the resort will open a week earlier than originally scheduled (contributed)

Seven days ahead of schedule, Big White opens Nov. 17

Tickets can be purchase for half price online

  • Nov 8, 2022
An estimated 114cm of snow has fallen on Big White Ski Resort as of Nov. 8, 2022 and the resort will open a week earlier than originally scheduled (contributed)
The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)

Nanaimo to host 55-Plus B.C. Games in 2025

City of Nanaimo and Tourism Nanaimo partner on successful bid

The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)

THE MOJ: These are interesting times to be a B.C. sports fan

Lions, Seahawks riding high as the Canucks roil in despair

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes

B.C. actor Ryan Reynolds confirms interest in buying Ottawa Senators

Reynolds is already co-owner of the Welsh soccer club Wrexham

Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes
Jake Virtanen has signed a two-year deal with a club in the Swiss League. (EHC Visp photo)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs two-year deal with Swiss League hockey team

Former Vancouver Canucks draft pick inks deal with EHC Visp

Jake Virtanen has signed a two-year deal with a club in the Swiss League. (EHC Visp photo)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

World Series champion Astros’ offseason involves Baker contract, free agents

73-year-old Baker won his first title in his 25th season as a major league manager Saturday

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Ralph Owens and Jarvis Wice earned bronze and silver medals in table tennis at the BC 55+ Games in September 2022 while the sister-duo of Linda Brede and Cheryl Petersen took gold and silver in cribbage. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm to host 55+ BC Games in 2024

Event will take place Sept. 10 to 14

  • Nov 7, 2022
Ralph Owens and Jarvis Wice earned bronze and silver medals in table tennis at the BC 55+ Games in September 2022 while the sister-duo of Linda Brede and Cheryl Petersen took gold and silver in cribbage. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Sarah Bern of England runs at the defense during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Canadian women push top-ranked England to the limit in Rugby World Cup semifinal

Third-ranked Canada gave No. 1 England all it could handle in a hard-hitting, physical affair

Sarah Bern of England runs at the defense during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga
Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: High School cross country champions crowned in Greater Victoria

Royal Roads University provided scenic setting for B.C. High School Cross Country Championships

Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dan Russell. (DanRussellSportsTalk.com)

PODCAST: Broadcaster Dan Russell inducted into B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

MOJ on Sports: ‘Sportstalk’ ran for more than 30 years in Vancouver

Dan Russell. (DanRussellSportsTalk.com)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke passes during the first half of the CFL western semifinal football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver on Sunday, November 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke passes during the first half of the CFL western semifinal football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver on Sunday, November 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Riders line up for the afternoon race at Knox Mountain in Kelowna for the 2022 B.C. Cyclocross Provincial Championships Nov. 6, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Snow falls on cyclocross championship in Kelowna

About 100 riders competed in 20 different categories

  • Nov 6, 2022
Riders line up for the afternoon race at Knox Mountain in Kelowna for the 2022 B.C. Cyclocross Provincial Championships Nov. 6, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Sweet 15: B.C. coach ends generational run with another national field hockey title

UVic’s Lynne Beecroft retires on top while coaching daughter of player from her 1st championship

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks downfield during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

QB Rourke ready as Lions prepare to host Stampeders in western semifinal

B.C. will make its first post-season appearance since 2018 on Sunday

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks downfield during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)

Summerland Junior B hockey team has first female coach in league

Alyssa MacMillan has a long history playing and coaching hockey

Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)
Basketball champions, from front: Debbie Scott, Shelly Bianco, Susan Clarke, Jenni Johnston, Heather Bianco, Kim Connors, Allison Towriss. Back: Coach Joe Kupkee, Susan Trautman, Carol Burden, Bev Smith, Nona Durkee, Destanne Norris, assistant coach Don Jameson. (Image courtesy of the Denis Marshall collection, Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village)

Amazing basketball talents of Salmon Arm’s Bev Smith worth a revisit in video

Fan points to video created which traces history of basketball Hall-of-Famer

Basketball champions, from front: Debbie Scott, Shelly Bianco, Susan Clarke, Jenni Johnston, Heather Bianco, Kim Connors, Allison Towriss. Back: Coach Joe Kupkee, Susan Trautman, Carol Burden, Bev Smith, Nona Durkee, Destanne Norris, assistant coach Don Jameson. (Image courtesy of the Denis Marshall collection, Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village)
Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Only 1 Canadian team gets win in first day of World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

United States, Sweden, and Canada Black all won their Nov. 3 matchups

Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Shuswap Chargers quarterback Dekker Lord runs the ball, supported by teammate Cj Watt during play on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (Selina Metcalfe photo)

Shuswap minor football team charges opponents

Shuswap U10 Chargers heading into final weekend of regular season play

Shuswap Chargers quarterback Dekker Lord runs the ball, supported by teammate Cj Watt during play on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (Selina Metcalfe photo)
The Canadian Tire Centre is seen as the Ottawa Senators participate in a scrimmage during the team’s training camp in Ottawa, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The board of directors of Senators Sports & Entertainment says a process has been initiated for the sale of the NHL club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa Senators for sale, report says Ryan Reynolds interested

Senators Sports Entertainment say process is underway to sell NHL team

The Canadian Tire Centre is seen as the Ottawa Senators participate in a scrimmage during the team’s training camp in Ottawa, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The board of directors of Senators Sports & Entertainment says a process has been initiated for the sale of the NHL club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang