Basketball adds to long streak as favorite major sport to play

getty images Basketball extended its now 14-year lead over baseball, soccer, football and ice hockey as the country’s most popular major participatory sport, according to a Sports Business Journal analysis of the 2022 State of the Industry Report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and Sports Marketing Surveys USA. The year-round survey has been … Read more

The Week in Women’s Football: A-League & Matildas; chat with NZ’s Gabi Rennie; Chelsea star Sam Kerr on FIFA

This week we look at news from Australia and New Zealand, including some changes and new signings in the A-League Women for the 2022-23 season, some international player moves to new clubs for both countries and wrap-up some recent games and news for the Matildas and Football Ferns, including thoughts on two friendly victories earlier … Read more

Dodgers tie franchise wins record, clinch home-field advantage through NLCS

LOS ANGELES — With a 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers have matched the franchise’s single-season record with 106 wins. They became the first team ever to win 106 or more games in three consecutive full season (2019, ‘21). “It’s amazing,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You’re looking at … Read more

Little League World Series responds to ‘racially insensitive’ video of Black player covered in cotton by teammates

Fans of the Little League World Series and neutral observers alike have responded with outrage to a video that shows one of the teams covering a Black player with cotton pulled from stuffed toys. The video, taken from the ESPN broadcast of Sunday’s Little League Classic game between the Orioles and Red Sox, depicts several … Read more

Week 4 fantasy RB rankings for standard leagues

Running back, still the most important position in fantasy football, is doing its best to rival wide receiver for most volatile position, too. Three weeks into the 2022 NFL season, we’ve seen myriad injuries, breakouts, and busts at RB. With all these variables in mind — as well as matchups, obviously — our Week 4 … Read more

Volunteer helps run Coquitlam Little League for 32 years

Stephen Tickner jumped over the right field fence at the Mackin Yard 32 years ago to help a friend who was coaching a team for Coquitlam Little League. He never left. Tickner’s been volunteering for the baseball organization ever since. His service was recently recognized with a special trophy from Little League Canada. Over the … Read more

Guardians clinch 2022 American League Central title

ARLINGTON — There’s been so much focus on how young the Guardians’ roster is this season. So along with a typical champagne celebration, what’s more fitting than a pizza party for a young club that just clinched the American League Central? Oscar Gonzalez and Cal Quantrill were bringing in boxes of pizza as other guys … Read more

Teenager Luca Koleosho has international options, but enjoys time in Canada’s camp

His first taste of the Canadian team was somewhat chaotic. He was part of the ill-fated camp in Vancouver in June when the players boycotted a planned friendly with Panama due to a contract dispute. Koleosho left the camp early and was not involved in subsequent CONCACAF Nations League games against Curacao and Honduras. “After … Read more

Canada cruises to 2-0 win over World Cup host Qatar in men’s soccer friendly – Comox Valley Record

Three months after a disastrous June camp disrupted by a player boycott over a contract impasse, one might have expected Canada to come out a little rusty against Qatar on Friday. Goals by Cyle Larin and Jonathan David in the opening 13 minutes dispelled that as the Canadian men cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win … Read more