Canada & World

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) and Calgary Flames’ Josh Leivo, front right, vie for the puck as goalie Jacob Markstrom, back left, of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 13, 2021. A trial date has been set for a former Vancouver Canucks forward charged with sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial date set for former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault

Case is set to be heard by a judge and jury in B.C. Supreme Court starting on July 18

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) and Calgary Flames’ Josh Leivo, front right, vie for the puck as goalie Jacob Markstrom, back left, of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 13, 2021. A trial date has been set for a former Vancouver Canucks forward charged with sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flags of some of the qualified countries of the World Cup wave at the seafront in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The draw for the World Cup will be held in Doha on April 1.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

FIFA, Qatar prepare for unprecedented World Cup finals draw

Global health crisis and war in Ukraine combine to make this draw like no other

Flags of some of the qualified countries of the World Cup wave at the seafront in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The draw for the World Cup will be held in Doha on April 1.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after wining the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Tiger Woods arrives at Augusta National as Masters talk mounts

Golfer still recovering from car crash 14 months ago

Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after wining the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
Canada players celebrate their win against Sweden during the women's soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. Canada Soccer has announced the roster for a pair of women's friendly matchups against Nigeria set to take place in B.C. next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada sets roster for women’s soccer celebration tour in B.C.

Canadians host Nigeria at Vancouver’s B.C. Place and at Starlight Stadium in Langford

Canada players celebrate their win against Sweden during the women's soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. Canada Soccer has announced the roster for a pair of women's friendly matchups against Nigeria set to take place in B.C. next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) works the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday, March 28, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) works the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday, March 28, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone while lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard prepare to sweep in the bronze medal game against Team Sweden at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Canada’s Einarson earns women’s world curling bronze in 8-7 extra-end win over Sweden

Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni won a record third straight world title

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone while lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard prepare to sweep in the bronze medal game against Team Sweden at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Canada’s Einarson loses women’s world curling semifinal 9-6 to South Korea

EunJung Kim will face Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in Sunday’s final

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott (24) pushes Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14), of Victoria, as the shot comes in on Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott (24) pushes Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14), of Victoria, as the shot comes in on Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Canada’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan, centre, eyes the ball after Costa Rica’s Celso Borges scored a goal during a World Cup qualifying soccer match in San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez)
Canada’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan, centre, eyes the ball after Costa Rica’s Celso Borges scored a goal during a World Cup qualifying soccer match in San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez)
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Hartman, left, tries to hit the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, centre, and Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Hartman, left, tries to hit the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, centre, and Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
A public basketball court with a sticker of a mocked up NBA logo with “M” in front. The YWCA has added an “M” to men’s leagues logos to start a conversation about gender equity in sports, seen in Toronto, Ont. in this handout photo received March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-YWCA Metro Vancouver **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Add the M’ campaign trying to bring awareness to systemic gender inequity in sports

‘Ever wonder why men’s sports are just called ‘sports’ but women’s sports are called ‘women’s sports?’

A public basketball court with a sticker of a mocked up NBA logo with “M” in front. The YWCA has added an “M” to men’s leagues logos to start a conversation about gender equity in sports, seen in Toronto, Ont. in this handout photo received March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-YWCA Metro Vancouver **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Canada head coach John Herdman salutes the crowd as he leaves the pitch following a 1-1 draw against the United States in a World Cup soccer qualifier Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Canada has one last training session before Thursday’s contest with No. 42 Costa Rica, a matchup that could send the 33rd-ranked Canadian men to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

On eve of World Cup qualification, coach John Herdman still sees room for improvement

Canada’s men’s soccer side can qualify for the 1st time since 1986 with a win over Costa Rica

Canada head coach John Herdman salutes the crowd as he leaves the pitch following a 1-1 draw against the United States in a World Cup soccer qualifier Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Canada has one last training session before Thursday’s contest with No. 42 Costa Rica, a matchup that could send the 33rd-ranked Canadian men to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Independent review paints damning, dysfunctional picture of Rugby Canada

‘Culture of Rugby Canada and the high-performance program is described as ‘empty’ or ‘non-existent”

Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Halak makes 32 saves as Vancouver Canucks earn 3-1 win over high-flying Avalanche

Visitors avoid being swept by Colorado for the first time since 1996-97

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Humphries had just become the first woman in history to win Olympic gold medals for two different countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Kaillie Humphries’ legal battle with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton subject of documentary

‘Uphill Slide: The Kaillie Humphries Story’, set to be released later this year

Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Humphries had just become the first woman in history to win Olympic gold medals for two different countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team's 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John's, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. The win helped propel the Canadians to the World Cup finals in 1986. San Jose, Costa Rica, is a long way from St. John's, N.L., but the two could be intertwined Thursday if the Canadian men beat the Costa Ricans to secure World Cup qualification. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team's 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John's, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. The win helped propel the Canadians to the World Cup finals in 1986. San Jose, Costa Rica, is a long way from St. John's, N.L., but the two could be intertwined Thursday if the Canadian men beat the Costa Ricans to secure World Cup qualification. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Fleury heads to Wild, but most big trades completed long before NHL deadline day

Biggest trades across the league came over the weekend – much to the chagrin of TV talking heads

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Calgary Flames’ Oliver Kylington, right, of Sweden, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Motte during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks make deadline deals with eyes on the future

Motte trade only deadline day move after moving Hamonic and adding Dermott in weekend trades

Calgary Flames’ Oliver Kylington, right, of Sweden, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Motte during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck