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  • Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie walks out of the dugout before making his major league baseball debut in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Blue Jays to get uniform overhaul; more Canadian look

    Jaime Pulfer/Toronto Star

    They may be the “blue” Jays, but there could be more red and white on their uniforms next season, with hints they want to brand themselves as Canada’s team.

  • The newest BC Lion Arland Bruce spent extra time after practice running routes and familiarizing himself with the language the Lions offence uses.

    Newest Lion begins learning new schemes

    Rich Brown

    The BC Lions had their first full day of practice ahead of a Saturday night tilt with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the newest Leo, Arland Bruce, had a chance to get familiar with the playbook.

  • Vasek Pospisil of Vernon/Vancouver.

    Vernon’s Pospisil reaches Rogers Cup second round

    Scott Russell

    BC’s Vasek Pospisil reaches second round of Rogers Cup. Vernon native now faces Roger Federer

  • Martin Rennie

    Whitecaps name new coach

    Scott Russell/Rick Dhaliwal

    The Vancouver Whitecaps have named 36-year-old Martin Rennie as their new head coach. He is Vancouver’s third coach in the team’s first year in the MLS.

  • Marino falls in first round of Rogers Cup

    Rich Brown

    Rebecca Marino has been eliminated from the Rogers Cup in Toronto after dropping straight sets 7-6 (8), 6-4 in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.

  • Firefighters look at a burned-out building in Tottenham, north London, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, after a demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze. One police officer was hospitalized and seven others were injured during riots after a north London suburb exploded in anger Saturday night following a gathering to protest the Thursday shooting by police of the 29-year-old. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

    Rioting in London raises issues of security for Olympic city

    Stephen Wilson and The Associated Press

    LONDON – Less than a year before London hosts the 2012 Games, scenes of rioting and looting a few kilometres from the main Olympic site have raised concerns about security and policing for the event. Images of buildings and vehicles in flames broadcast around the world are also poor publicity for th

  • Rebecca holds serve

    Marino top Canadian to watch in Toronto

    Scott Russell

    Rogers Cup is underway. All eyes will be on Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino

  • Lions make roster changes ahead of Saturday’s game

    Rick Dhaliwal

    The BC Lions are making changes ahead of Saturday’s home date with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. BC cut receiver Dobson Collins and running back Dennis Kennedy.

  • A Canuck wins the Vancouver Open tennis title

    Bob Addison

    Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Quebec defeated American Jamie Hampton 6-3, 6-1 in the women’s final at the Vancouver Open tennis tournament at the Hollyburn Country Club.

  • It’s win number three for Whitecaps FC in MLS

    Bob Addison

    French striker Eric Hassli scored a pair of goals, as Whitecaps FC doubled the Chicago Fire in front of almost 19,000 at Empire Field. Gershon Koffie and Camilo had the other Vancouver goals.

  • Whitecaps set to face Fire at Empire Field

    Rich Brown

    The Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Fire are prepared to renew rivalries at Empire Field. The two teams have met once previously as they battled to a 0-0 draw in May. Game time is 4 p.m.

  • One of two Canadians advance to the Vancouver Open Finals

    Bob Addison

    Aleksandra Wozniak advanced to the final of the Vancouver Open tennis tournament, defeating American Irina Falconi in the semi-finals 6-4, 6-4. Vasek Pospisil of Vernon lost his semi-final match.

  • Brett Lawrie makes successful Major League debut

    Rich Brown

    Langley’s Brett Lawrie made a contribution in his MLB debut for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. The 21-year-old went 2-for-4 with one RBI in a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

  • Finally! The Lions earn win number one in 2011

    Bob Addison

    Tim Brown’s one yard rushing major and Travis Lulay’s 63 yard touchdown toss to Geroy Simon early in the 2nd quarter gave the Lions all the points they needed in a 24-11 win over Saskatchewan.