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Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Australian rugby star hopes speaking out helps end transphobia and homophobia in sport

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Surrey’s Gardiner on Team Canada against U.S., months after winning national title with Ohio State

The 2001-born foward graduated from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary in Cloverdale

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)

John Murray named new strength and conditioning coach for Abbotsford Canucks

Has served in similar role with St. Andrews College and Gary Roberts Training for several years

John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)
Surrey’s Ethan Zhong won the boys 11-12 year old division at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Harry White Little Masters event in Delta. (Contributed photo)

Young Surrey golfers earn wins on Maple Leaf Junior Tour

Harry White Little Masters tournament held at Delta’s Kings Links By the Sea

Surrey’s Ethan Zhong won the boys 11-12 year old division at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Harry White Little Masters event in Delta. (Contributed photo)
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)
Six members of South Surrey’s Golden Glory Martial Arts – Myah Atwal, Sophie Billan, Johnny Filtness, Jake Fuller, Nickolas Korrani and Nick Perlman – won gold at nationals earlier this summer. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Wushu competitors win gold at nationals

Young athletes train at Golden Glory Martial Arts under tutelage of Mostafa Sabeti

Six members of South Surrey’s Golden Glory Martial Arts – Myah Atwal, Sophie Billan, Johnny Filtness, Jake Fuller, Nickolas Korrani and Nick Perlman – won gold at nationals earlier this summer. (Contributed photo)
Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut’s first ever Canada Summer Games medal with a gold in the in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy

Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak dedicates historic Canada Games gold to his late brother

The 18-year-old wrestler from Cambridge Bay won Nunavut’s first-ever medal at the Canada Summer Games

Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut’s first ever Canada Summer Games medal with a gold in the in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy
Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women’s soccer coach Bob Birarda leaves provincial court after the first day of a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent investigation has concluded that the Vancouver Whitecaps’ response to allegations of misconduct by former women’s coaches Bob Birarda and Hubert Busby Jr. was serious and “appropriate.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Review concludes Whitecaps’ response to misconduct allegations was appropriate

It also says the Whitecaps could have done more to support the players

Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women’s soccer coach Bob Birarda leaves provincial court after the first day of a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent investigation has concluded that the Vancouver Whitecaps’ response to allegations of misconduct by former women’s coaches Bob Birarda and Hubert Busby Jr. was serious and “appropriate.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) and Brennan Othmann (15) celebrate a goal against Slovakia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday August 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

McTavish puts up 6 points, Canada crushes Slovakia 11-1 at world juniors

Host side continus round-robin play against Czechia on Saturday

Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) and Brennan Othmann (15) celebrate a goal against Slovakia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday August 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Surrey Storm won the U19 women’s fast pitch national championship July 31 in Fredericton, N.B. (Submitted photo: Ryan Woodward)

Storm surge: Surrey U19 team wins fastpitch nationals as ‘last hurrah’ for some players

‘They just believed in themselves as a group and weren’t going to take losing as an option,’ coach says

Surrey Storm won the U19 women’s fast pitch national championship July 31 in Fredericton, N.B. (Submitted photo: Ryan Woodward)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) lines up for the faceoff against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) lines up for the faceoff against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2022 season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)

Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year

Kennedy was a breakout performer for Fraser Valley this season, averaging 14.5 points a game

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Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2022 season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)
Canada’s National Junior Team assistant coach Michael Dyck, left, gives instructions during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Team Canada prepares for unusual world junior hockey championship

Criticism of Hockey Canada loomed large as the 10-team tournament began Tuesday

Canada’s National Junior Team assistant coach Michael Dyck, left, gives instructions during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s wrestler Ana Godinez,right, wrestles with Nigeria’s Esther Kolawole during the women’s freestyle 62-kg match at the Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, England on Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Earl Marriott alum wins wrestling silver at Commonwealth Games

Ana Godinez Gonzalez places second in women’s 62-kg division

Canada’s wrestler Ana Godinez,right, wrestles with Nigeria’s Esther Kolawole during the women’s freestyle 62-kg match at the Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, England on Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)
Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner, shown in a handout photo, has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Beleaguered Hockey Canada names Toronto lawyer interim chair

Andrea Skinner first woman to hold the position in the history of the organization

Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner, shown in a handout photo, has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**