Sports News

A handful of local players are on the NHL draft radar in the first Central Scouting ranking

Oct 19, 2021 / 8:00 pm

A handful of junior hockey players with the Kelowna Rockets and West Kelowna Warriors find themselves on NHL Central Scouting's radar. The league's...

Prospect of no jab, no visa for Australian Open tennis stars

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:49 am

Tennis players who haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccination are unlikely to get a visa to enter the country for the Australian Open in Melbourne in...

After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Los Gatos Locos boxing club show made its comeback

Oct 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

Now that vaccines have allowed sporting venues to reopen, boxing has made its return to Kelowna. The annual Los Gatos Locos boxing club show was canceled in...

Hockey is back: Kelowna Rockets home opener sells out with a half-full arena

Oct 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna Rockets welcomed their eager fans back into Prospera Place on Friday night. The Rocket’s home opener against the Kamloops Blazers was the...

Challenging North Shore mountain bike trails finally get official OK

Oct 15, 2021 / 10:36 am

West Vancouver has signed an agreement with British Pacific Properties and the North Shore Mountain Bike Association to build a new multi-use trail and put the...

Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS

Oct 15, 2021 / 7:23 am

Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and prized midseason acquisition Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen for a save, sending the Los...

New NHL season begins tonight; Canucks on road in Edmonton

Oct 13, 2021 / 7:03 am

The puck will drop on a new NHL season tonight for most of Canada's teams — although fans may notice some differences from previous years. The Toronto...

Chuck Liddell arrested for domestic violence

Oct 12, 2021 / 7:38 am

Retired Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Chuck Liddell has been arrested for domestic violence. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officials were called...

Report: Raiders coach Gruden sent more offensive emails

Oct 11, 2021 / 6:46 pm

Raiders coach Jon Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL, according to emails...

Toronto Raptors centre Khem Birch says he and his family had COVID-19

Oct 11, 2021 / 10:39 am

Toronto Raptors centre Khem Birch says that he and his family have recovered from COVID-19. The Montreal native spoke to media on Monday about catching the...

Extra innings needed as UBCO claims softball title

Oct 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

The UBC Okanagan Heat are the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association champions. Head Coach Joni Frei was ecstatic as she described how her team drew strength...

BC Sports Hall of Fame comes calling for former First Nation NHLer

Oct 10, 2021 / 5:19 pm

Gino Odjick never envisioned himself becoming a Hall of Famer. But that’s what people will soon be calling him. It was announced on Oct. 7 that Odjick ,...

Penticton Vees started their season with a 4-2 win over Vernon

Oct 9, 2021 / 9:35 am

The Penticton Vees started their season off right Friday night, taking out the Vernon Vipers 4-2 at home. The night opened with the Vees honouring the 1985/86...

TRU women's soccer team to play season's final home games

Oct 8, 2021 / 1:04 pm

For the last time this year, the Thompson Rivers WolfPack women's soccer team will take the field at Hillside stadium. TRU Wolfpack (0-6-2) will be taking...

Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

Oct 7, 2021 / 9:51 am

English Premier League club Newcastle was sold to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund on Thursday after a protracted takeover and legal fight involving...

UBC Okanagan Heat women’s cross country team among top 10 in Canada

Oct 5, 2021 / 9:00 pm

For the first time in team history, the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s cross country team is among the Top 10 programs in the country, according to U SPORTS....

Penticton Vees come out on top after back-and-forth game

Oct 2, 2021 / 8:52 am

The Penticton Vees maintained their undefeated preseason record Friday night, besting the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 6-4. The Vees' Josh Nadeau opened the...

Rugby squads from across B.C. to compete for Saratoga Cup

Sep 30, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Rugby teams from across B.C. will converge on the Tournament Capital this weekend to compete for the Saratoga Cup. The Williams Lake Rustlers, Terrace Northmen,...

Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing after announcing presidential run in Philippines

Sep 30, 2021 / 7:37 am

Manny Pacquiao is walking away from the boxing ring a week after announcing his plans to become the next president of the Philippines. The revered former champ...

B.C. Elite Hockey League season commences on Friday

Sep 26, 2021 / 4:00 pm

BC Hockey has announced a new name and brand for its high performance regional leagues for the coming 2021/22 season. The B.C. Elite Hockey League (BCEHL) will...