- FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final Updated: Jul-03-15 7:39 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the championship trophy.
- Soccer union wants to increase support for female players Updated: Jul-03-15 5:06 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The union for soccer players around the world wants to increase support for female players.
- Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win Updated: Jul-03-15 3:14 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.
- Vice President Joe Biden to attend the World Cup final Updated: Jul-03-15 12:27 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will cheer on the United States in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.
- Ducks sign new D Kevin Bieksa to 2-year extension thru 2018 Updated: Jul-02-15 8:54 pm
ANAHEIM, California - Defenseman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension through 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks.
- World Cup field puts haves and have-nots on display Updated: Jul-02-15 8:02 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women's World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon.
- Canucks fire 2 assistant GMs, director of player personnel Updated: Jul-02-15 3:49 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Vancouver Canucks cleaned out their front office, firing assistant general managers Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning and director of player personnel Eric Crawford on Thursday.
- Coach: Pressure's off Japan in World Cup final against US Updated: Jul-02-15 2:42 am
EDMONTON, Alberta - The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.
- Rangers busy on opening day of free agency Updated: Jul-01-15 6:33 pm
GREENBURGH, New York - The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Raphael Diaz and forwards Jayson Megna, Matt Lindblad, Viktor Stalberg and Brian Gibbons as free agents.
- Canucks trade Kassian to Canadiens for Prust Updated: Jul-01-15 3:15 pm
- Jockeys are a couple off the track, competitors on it Updated: Jun-29-15 10:37 am
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - It was a brief encounter, but one that felt meaningful to Kassie Guglielmino and Jake Samuels.
- English women hope World Cup semifinal boosts the home game Updated: Jun-28-15 5:05 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Although they're not yet 30 years old, Jodie Taylor and Steph Houghton have already seen a revolution in English women's soccer during their careers.
- England eliminates host Canada in World Cup Q-final, 2-1 Updated: Jun-27-15 11:39 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Lucy Bronze had never played in front of anything she could compare to that flag-waving, drum-banging, deafening Canadian crowd. Jodie Taylor had to laugh as she looked around BC Place to see a few overwhelmed English fans in that rambunctious sea of red.
- US-China match draws 5.7 million viewers Updated: Jun-27-15 6:01 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Women's World Cup quarterfinal match between the United States and China drew 5.7 million viewers on Fox, the network says.
- Sharks still searching for starting goalie following draft Updated: Jun-27-15 6:00 pm
SAN JOSE, California - The San Jose Sharks ended the NHL draft with one of the biggest needs they had entering the weekend: finding a starting goaltender.
- Canada GK McLeod reliable for host nation on and off field Updated: Jun-24-15 1:05 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - In the morning and again each night, Erin McLeod recites Buddhist quotes with Canadian teammate Robyn Gayle and then takes a moment to meditate.
- Japan beats the Netherlands to reach World Cup quarterfinal Updated: Jun-24-15 1:33 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Japan coach Norio Sasaki apologized for the stressful, flurry of a finish.
- Furlong accuses lawyer of sullying dead wife's reputation Updated: Jun-23-15 11:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong raised his voice and thumped his fist during testimony as he defended himself at a British Columbia Supreme Court defamation trial on Tuesday.
- Veteran Christine Sinclair helps lead Canada to quarterfinal Updated: Jun-22-15 6:48 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Christine Sinclair grabbed her water bottle and began spraying in triumph as the dejected Swiss walked off the field a few feet away.
- Belanger's goal in 52nd minute lifts Canada past Swiss 1-0 Updated: Jun-21-15 11:39 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - John Herdman flew to Quebec in November 2012 for a coaching conference and another matter he considered rather pressing: To bring Josee Belanger back to the national team for a World Cup run at home.
- Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun dies at age 62 Updated: Jun-18-15 5:58 pm
TORONTO - Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday.
- Wambach's goal gives US a 1-0 win over Nigeria Updated: Jun-17-15 12:48 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach is used to scoring with her head. She's not sure how she got her latest goal.
- Alex Morgan in starting lineup for US against Nigeria Updated: Jun-16-15 7:42 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Forward Alex Morgan was in the starting lineup for the United States' match Tuesday against Nigeria at the Women's World Cup.
- Leroux won't likely be booed this time Updated: Jun-16-15 4:41 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - U.S. forward Sydney Leroux was born in Canada and grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver. But because her father is American, at 14 she moved to Arizona in hopes of playing for the U.S. team.
- Canadian polygamist leader fights charges against him Updated: Jun-09-15 7:19 pm
VANCOUVER, Canada - A polygamist leader in Canada is arguing he can't be charged for his past plural marriages because he wasn't given fair notice.