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Longtime Trail baseball coach Brian Pipes was honoured Thursday evening with an induction into the Babe Ruth League International Hall of Fame. L-R: Wayne Florko, Babe Ruth Senior VP Commissioner Robert Faherty, Brian Pipes, Glenn Wallace, and Deputy Mayor Bev Benson. Photo: Jim Bailey

Babe Ruth Hall of Fame holds ceremony for Trail inductee

Trail coach and volunteer Brian Pipes was officially inducted into Babe Ruth HoF at museum

The Vancouver Canucks held an intrasquad scrimmage at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre during day three of their Victoria training camp on Sept. 23. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria hockey fans delighted as training camp brings Canucks up close

Greater Victoria NHLer takes the ice in front of Vancouver Island fans

Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes takes part in the opening day of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Victoria, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New captain Quinn says Vancouver Canucks will be a family

‘It’s definitely not a dictatorship, there’s going to be lots of guys speaking up’

Team World’s Taylor Fritz, centre left, and Ben Shelton, centre right, hoist the Laver Cup in front of their teammates, John McEnroe, back left, and Rod Laver, front left, after Team World defeated Team Europe 13-2 at the Laver Cup tennis tournament, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Team World claimed its second straight Laver Cup title on Sunday at Rogers Arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Team World defends Laver Cup title in Vancouver

Victory marks the first team the side has won back-to-back tournaments

Team World’s Taylor Fritz, centre left, and Ben Shelton, centre right, hoist the Laver Cup in front of their teammates, John McEnroe, back left, and Rod Laver, front left, after Team World defeated Team Europe 13-2 at the Laver Cup tennis tournament, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Team World claimed its second straight Laver Cup title on Sunday at Rogers Arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Flames forward Matt Coronato, left, celebrates his goal with teammate forward Adam Ruzicka during first period NHL preseason hockey action in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Calgary Flames forward Matt Coronato, left, celebrates his goal with teammate forward Adam Ruzicka during first period NHL preseason hockey action in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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. Canada’s women’s volleyball team scored a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-17) win over Mexico on Saturday, but fell short in its bid to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger
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. Canada’s women’s volleyball team scored a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-17) win over Mexico on Saturday, but fell short in its bid to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger
B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)

THE MOJ: Lions clinch playoff berth win 37-29 win in Edmonton

B.C. Defence registers 7 sacks in the game

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B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) runs the ball as Edmonton Elks’ Jake Ceresna (94) looks on during first half CFL action in Edmonton on Friday, September 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) runs the ball as Edmonton Elks’ Jake Ceresna (94) looks on during first half CFL action in Edmonton on Friday, September 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Team World’s Captain John McEnroe cheers for teammate Frances Tiafoe during his singles tennis match against Team Europe’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on the third day of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. McEnroe is sharing his frustration over what he see as a lack of cooperation and care from tennis organization officials when it comes to the Laver Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kin Cheung

Legendry McEnroe says Laver Cup needs support to develop

Lack of star power, scheduling conflicts not helping as the event reaches for the spotlight

Team World’s Captain John McEnroe cheers for teammate Frances Tiafoe during his singles tennis match against Team Europe’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on the third day of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. McEnroe is sharing his frustration over what he see as a lack of cooperation and care from tennis organization officials when it comes to the Laver Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kin Cheung
Ultramarathon runner Dave Stevens is seen here training in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson runner wins ultramarathon in Colorado

Dave Stevens set a course record en route to his second title

Ultramarathon runner Dave Stevens is seen here training in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) battles for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Pettersson shrugs off contract uncertainty as Canucks open camp

Star centre has decided not to talk about possible extension until after end of the season

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) battles for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The RCA National Rowing Championships come to the national training centre at picturesque Quamichan Lake in Duncan, B.C. from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Kevin Light Photo / Courtesy RCA

National Rowing Championships return to Cowichan Valley Sept. 28 to Oct. 1

Black Press Media’s Cowichan Valley publications sponsor Canadian championships

The RCA National Rowing Championships come to the national training centre at picturesque Quamichan Lake in Duncan, B.C. from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Kevin Light Photo / Courtesy RCA
Movement is Medicine, a new trail race, will be held in Nelson on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30. The organizers include (L-R): Randy Richmond, Alexandra Forsythe, Danica Weager and Jaclyn Dexter. A logo for the event was designed by former Mount Sentinel Secondary student Sage Piller. Photo: Tom Weager
Movement is Medicine, a new trail race, will be held in Nelson on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30. The organizers include (L-R): Randy Richmond, Alexandra Forsythe, Danica Weager and Jaclyn Dexter. A logo for the event was designed by former Mount Sentinel Secondary student Sage Piller. Photo: Tom Weager
Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Tucker Poolman, right, is upended by Arizona Coyotes’ Liam O’Brien (38) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Poolman will start the upcoming NHL season on long-term injured reserve as he continues to recover from migraines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Together now’: team brass says Canucks ‘speaking the same language’

Coach Rick Tocchet says the start of the season is a ‘big thing around here’

Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Tucker Poolman, right, is upended by Arizona Coyotes’ Liam O’Brien (38) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Poolman will start the upcoming NHL season on long-term injured reserve as he continues to recover from migraines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)

PODCAST: Rodgers, 49ers, Cowboys make early 2023 headlines

NFL REPORT: Black Press insiders share insights after Week 2

Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File 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
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

THE MOJ: Lions epic comeback over Redblacks can’t hide their shortcomings

Plus thoughts on leadership featuring Mike Babcock and Coach Prime

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
<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>