Canada & World

Former Vancouver Whitecaps soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘I am so sorry’: Former Vancouver Whitecaps coach apologizes for sex offences

Birarda plead guilty to 3 counts of sexual assault, 1 count of sexual touching with four female players

Former Vancouver Whitecaps soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)

Olympic champion Canada beats Australia in women’s soccer

Canada beat the Matildas 1-0 in a women’s soccer friendly on Saturday

Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller celebrates his goal during the third period of NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. The Canucks announced over social media they’ve signed a seven year, US$56-million deal for Miller, Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points in 80 games.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks ink star forward J.T. Miller to seven-year, US$56-million deal

29-year-old was Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller celebrates his goal during the third period of NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. The Canucks announced over social media they’ve signed a seven year, US$56-million deal for Miller, Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points in 80 games.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women are on the rise ahead of Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canadian women placed fifth at the last World Cup, in 2017 in Ireland

Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Five-goal outburst propels U.S. to 5-2 win over Canada in women’s world hockey action

Americans ended Canada’s run of wins against them at five straight

Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Canada drops all 3 games at L.A. Rugby Sevens

Canada will play in a 9th place qualifier on Sunday

United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
B.C. Lions' Ben Hladik, left, and Jordan Williams, back right, tackle Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kian Schaffer-Baker during the first half of CFL football game action in Vancouver on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fajardo bounces back as Roughriders roll past Lions 23-16

The Riders improve to 6-5 for the season, while the Lions fall to 8-2

B.C. Lions' Ben Hladik, left, and Jordan Williams, back right, tackle Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kian Schaffer-Baker during the first half of CFL football game action in Vancouver on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada left fielder Omar Bousmina and his teammates have fallen at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Curacao eliminates Canada at Little League World Series with 4-2 win

Little Mountain Little Leaguers of Vancouver stage 6th-inning rally, but fall short

Canada left fielder Omar Bousmina and his teammates have fallen at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
Canada’s Benjamin Dartnell reacts after driving in three runs on his double against Japan during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Mexico crushes Canada 10-0 at Little League World Series

Defeat Canada’s first as they allow first runs of the tourney and fall to 2-1

Canada’s Benjamin Dartnell reacts after driving in three runs on his double against Japan during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada celebrates the win over Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada celebrates the win over Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Japan’s Yujiro Kume (14) stretches for the ball as Canada’s Omar Bousmina (6) beats out an infield single during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
Japan’s Yujiro Kume (14) stretches for the ball as Canada’s Omar Bousmina (6) beats out an infield single during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

UBC study finds pro hockey players reluctant to access mental health support

Players reported fear of being labelled selfish, taking up too many resources

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)

Bouchard bounced quickly in return to singles tennis action

Former world #5 competing for first time in 17 months due to surgery and rehab

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada looks to maintain momentum heading into quarterfinals at world juniors

Eyes on rising star Bedard as host country prepares to meet Switzerland

Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Australian rugby star hopes speaking out helps end transphobia and homophobia in sport

Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)