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Giovanni Manu helped bring the Thunderbirds to a winning record of 6-5 for the 2022 season. (Bob Frid/UBC Athletics)

2023 CFL Draft loses star UBC linemen Giovanni Manu and Theo Benedet

The top-ranked Thunderbirds opted out of the upcoming spring draft in hopes of title shot

 

The Buffalo Bills pray on the field after their teammate Damar Hamlin was taken to hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. (@BuffaloBills/Twitter)

Jordy’s Journal: The good and the bad of the Damar Hamlin incident

As of Wednesday morning, Hamlin remains in critical condition in ICU, showing signs of improvement

 

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Rihanna set to headline the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna is set to headline the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show. The…

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)

Vernon player helps Canada to Davis Cup knockout stage

Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada go 2-1 in Spain to guarantee berth in next round

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)
Vernon’s Kaden Doughty has been selected in the sixth round of the 2022 National Lacrosse League draft by the Calgary Roughnecks. (Langley Events Centre photo)

Calgary Roughnecks high on Vernon lacrosse player

Kaden Doughty selected in sixth round of National Lacrosse League draft; and 2 wins away from Mann Cup

Vernon’s Kaden Doughty has been selected in the sixth round of the 2022 National Lacrosse League draft by the Calgary Roughnecks. (Langley Events Centre photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the Odlum Brown VanOpen semifinal with a 6-1, 7-5 win over France’s Gilles Simon Friday night, Aug. 19, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)

Semifinal berth for Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil in Vancouver

The tennis pro defeated France’s Gilles Simon in straight sets Friday night

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the Odlum Brown VanOpen semifinal with a 6-1, 7-5 win over France’s Gilles Simon Friday night, Aug. 19, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)
The photo finish shows Canada taking gold in the men’s 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon July 15-25, 2022 (World Athletics photo finish)

Kelowna’s Jerome Blake sprints to victory with Team Canada

The World Athletics Championship is being held in Oregon July 15-25

  • Jul 24, 2022
The photo finish shows Canada taking gold in the men’s 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon July 15-25, 2022 (World Athletics photo finish)
Sean Hayes completes a 560 kg (1,235 lb) lift, breaking the previous World Record of 550 kg (1,213 lb) set in 2020. Photo supplied

B.C. strongman sets new world deadlift record at Surrey competition

Sean Hayes lifts 1,235 pounds at the King/Queen of the Throne competition

Sean Hayes completes a 560 kg (1,235 lb) lift, breaking the previous World Record of 550 kg (1,213 lb) set in 2020. Photo supplied
Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Gift from God’: Fernie-born arm-wrestling pro makes comeback after life-altering injury

Clayton Faulconer suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident in Vancouver

Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
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