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UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos joins Russian team

The former Gonzaga great has agreed to a one-year contract with BC Zenit, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Ontario health officer says MLB has not submitted a plan

Ontario’s chief medical officer says Major League Baseball hasn’t submitted a plan to local health authorities that is needed for the Blue Jays to play in Toronto amid the pandemic.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

With a World Junior Championship gold in tow, Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith is focused on a Memorial Cup run

In early December, Ty Smith left the Spokane Chiefs for a month so he could represent Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Former Gonzaga standouts Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke selected for Rising Stars game

Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke will be teammates again after both former Gonzaga standouts were selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.


Three caribou relocated north early this year doing well

The three caribou that were taken from the Selkirk and Purcell mountains in January have integrated with a herd near Revelstoke, B.C., according to Bart George, a biologist for the …


Former Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer scores 18 in Canada’s loss

Kyle Wiltjer heated up late and Kevin Pangos never got untracked as Canada closed the FIBA World Cup with an 82-76 loss to Germany.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer drains seven 3s in Canada’s record-setting win at FIBA World Cup

Canada entered its name in the FIBA World Cup record book Saturday with the help of a couple of former Gonzaga standouts.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura held to four points in blowout loss to Team USA

Team USA’s dominant performance made for a tough outing for former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and his Japanese teammates Thurdsay at the FIBA World Cup in China.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Domantas Sabonis helps Lithuania past Canada, ex-Zags teammates Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer at FIBA World Cup

Gonzaga’s international success in recruiting has been on display at the FIBA World Cup in China, including one matchup Tuesday involving three former Zag teammates.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

See Victoria on foot, by wheel and on the water

Any way you choose, you won’t find a better city for human-powered explorations than the capital of British Columbia. It’s scenic, with a striking waterfront and filled with grand historic …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

‘Like … a horror movie’: Camper saves family of 4 from wolf attack

It was about half past midnight when Russ Fee woke up to the sound of frantic shouts coming from a campsite next to his in Canada’s Banff National Park. From …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

X-rays negative after Kelly Olynyk suffers knee injury while playing for Team Canada

The injury that sidelined Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during a Wednesday exhibition with the Canadian national team in Toronto turned out to be nothing more than a bruised knee


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Four former Gonzaga standouts invited to Canadian national team training camp

Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Team Canada wins men’s 6-foot and under title at Hoopfest

Jeffery Price, a former University of Calgary and Mount Royal sharpshooter, hit the game-winning two-pointer Sunday to lift his team to a 20-12 triumph over All of the Lights, a …


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Marko Anttila scores two goals to propel Finland past Canada for world hockey title

Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

U.S. senator seeks safe passage for Turkish Trail Blazers star Enes Kanter

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland center Enes Kanter, whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Canadian biologists discover female caribou calf amongst remnants of Purcell herd

Canadian wildlife officials discovered a female calf among the remnants of the Purcell herd near Kimberley B.C., last week.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

With 90 percent of avalanches triggered by the victims, should meditation, mindfulness become backcountry tools?

In a small Canadian classroom eight adults sat, eyes closed, as pieces of chocolate slowly melted in their mouths.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Truck driver in Canada crash that killed 16 pleads guilty

The driver of a transport truck involved in a bus crash that killed 16 people in Canada has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Thirteen others were injured when …


Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.


Canadian hunter fatally injured by polar bear

A Canadian hunter was killed by a polar bear in an Inuit hamlet in Canada’s northernmost territory, officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first …


Backcountry Canadian huts, mountain views inspire, but 65-year-old Spokane climber Dick Quinn is the real muse

He didn’t hesitate when he came to the 50-degree sloping mass of snow and ice just a handful of a hundred feet below the summit of Mount Olive in the …


Canada beats Latvia in OT to reach world quarterfinals

Canada bounced back from a loss to Finland by edging Latvia 2-1 in overtime at the ice hockey world championship to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals on Monday.


U.S. curlers to compete for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

The United States men’s curling team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after knocking out their Canadian opponents 5-3 in a tense semifinals showdown. The U.S. win was …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Commentary: How the U.S. women’s hockey team turned courage into gold

And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

U.S. rallies to 4-3 shootout win over Canada in outdoor game

Brady Tkachuk and Kieffer Bellows found enough traction in the snow to score shootout goals and cap the United States’ 4-3 win over Canada in international hockey’s first outdoor game …


Majestic Mountains: The Canadian Rockies remain wild, wonderful

The Canadian Rockies and their surrounding territories have retained this ancient majesty. Thanks in part to the naming of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s four national and three provincial parks as …


Sweden tops Canada on penalties to win hockey world championship

Sweden won the ice hockey world championship with a 2-1 victory on penalties over two-time defending champion Canada on Sunday.