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THE MOJ: A Rourke return for the Lions? Let’s call it a long shot with a shot

Still a faint hope that B.C.’s quarterback sensation could be back in time for the playoffs

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) celebrates his RBI sacrifice fly against the New York Yankees during sixth inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) celebrates his RBI sacrifice fly against the New York Yankees during sixth inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam speaks to reporters at the Raptors media day availability, in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam speaks to reporters at the Raptors media day availability, in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Raptors’ Chris Boucher answers questions from a reporter during the Raptors training camp at the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Raptors coach Nick Nurse says<strong> </strong>Boucher is one of the most unique players in the NBA.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Toronto Raptors’ Chris Boucher answers questions from a reporter during the Raptors training camp at the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Raptors coach Nick Nurse says<strong> </strong>Boucher is one of the most unique players in the NBA.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) hits his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot, against the Toronto Blue Jays during seventh inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) hits his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot, against the Toronto Blue Jays during seventh inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini pauses for a moment during a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

NHL monitoring Aquilini’s family court proceeding, after allegations of child abuse

Vancouver Canuck owner ‘categorically denies’ allegations made by ex-wife in family court hearing

Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini pauses for a moment during a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kunlun Red Star’s Ethan Werek, center, fights for the puck with Amur’s Alexander Gorshkov, left, and Amur’s Alexander Sharov, right, during the Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey match between Kunlun Red Star Beijing and Amur Khabarovsk in Mytishchi, just outside Moscow, Russia, on November 15, 2021. Canadians continue to play hockey for Kontinental Hockey League teams in Russia and Belarus despite the Canadian government’s warning to get out of those countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alexander Zemlianichenko

Feds tell Canadian hockey players with KHL teams in Russia, Belarus to get out

48 Canadian players are on KHL club rosters this season, the most from any country outside Russia

Kunlun Red Star’s Ethan Werek, center, fights for the puck with Amur’s Alexander Gorshkov, left, and Amur’s Alexander Sharov, right, during the Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey match between Kunlun Red Star Beijing and Amur Khabarovsk in Mytishchi, just outside Moscow, Russia, on November 15, 2021. Canadians continue to play hockey for Kontinental Hockey League teams in Russia and Belarus despite the Canadian government’s warning to get out of those countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alexander Zemlianichenko
The City of Surrey officially marked the opening of new pickleball courts at Crescent Park Sept. 15. The following weekend, the courts were vandalized. (City of Surrey photo)

Contentious Surrey pickleball courts vandalized just days after opening

One resident called the vandalism ‘a targeted attack’

The City of Surrey officially marked the opening of new pickleball courts at Crescent Park Sept. 15. The following weekend, the courts were vandalized. (City of Surrey photo)
Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac Etchemin, Que., races down the course in the women's FIS World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alta., on December 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Donor gives seven-figure sum to help Canadian skiers paying out of own pockets

Financier says athletes spending about $30,000 to represent Canada at the highest level

Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac Etchemin, Que., races down the course in the women's FIS World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alta., on December 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott, left, checks Calgary Flames forward Sonny Milano during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Despite putting up 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22, Milano was surprisingly cut loose and hit the open market after not receiving a qualifying offer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott, left, checks Calgary Flames forward Sonny Milano during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Despite putting up 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22, Milano was surprisingly cut loose and hit the open market after not receiving a qualifying offer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) tosses his bat as he gets walked by Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) during third inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Fans pack outfield seating for a chance at catching a piece of baseball history

Aaron Judge on the cusp of tying the American League single-season home run record of 61

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) tosses his bat as he gets walked by Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) during third inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Argonauts' DaVaris Daniels (80) makes a reception as Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Les Maruo tries to defend during the first half of CFL football action in Toronto on July 4, 2022. The Blue Bombers and Argonauts can both secure home playoff games this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Toronto Argonauts' DaVaris Daniels (80) makes a reception as Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Les Maruo tries to defend during the first half of CFL football action in Toronto on July 4, 2022. The Blue Bombers and Argonauts can both secure home playoff games this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6), J.T. Miller (9) and Tanner Pearson (70) skate during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The Canucks will start the season without Boeser after the right-winger underwent hand surgery.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser to miss 3-4 weeks following hand surgery

The Vancouver Canucks will start the season without Brock Boeser after the…

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6), J.T. Miller (9) and Tanner Pearson (70) skate during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The Canucks will start the season without Boeser after the right-winger underwent hand surgery.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Flames’ Adam Klapka, left, of the Czech Republic, ties up Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Petterson, of Sweden, during the second period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Stone scores in OT as Flames take 3-2 overtime win over Canucks

Canucks better half in split squad double-header falls to Pacific rivals

Calgary Flames’ Adam Klapka, left, of the Czech Republic, ties up Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Petterson, of Sweden, during the second period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia, left, clears the puck from the net as Calgary Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau, centre right, celebrates his goal with teammates forward Elias Lindholm and forward Tyler Toffoli, right, during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Huberdeau flexes offensive muscle in Flames 4-0 pre-season win over Canucks

Flames iced a far more experienced lineup than the Canucks in half of split squad double-header

Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia, left, clears the puck from the net as Calgary Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau, centre right, celebrates his goal with teammates forward Elias Lindholm and forward Tyler Toffoli, right, during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,