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Thames homer sparks Mariners' comeback

SEATTLE 5 TORONTO 3 Eric Thames hasn't been around the Seattle Mariners long enough to hear about Safeco Field, the marine air around it or how playing in this city will suppress a guy's home-run swing.

Flyers give Laviolette contract extension

Three trips to the playoffs in three seasons has earned Peter Laviolette a contract extension, the Philadelphia Flyers announced Wednesday.
It just wasn't Hesjedal's time

It just wasn't Hesjedal's time

An introspective Ryder Hesjedal reflected on a summer of dramatic highs and wrenching lows, which concluded with the Victoria cycling star finishing 28th in the men's time trial at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Island pros set to take a swing at Gorge Vale

Gorge Vale Golf Club will be invaded by the Island's top professional golfers this weekend as the Vancouver Island Pro Tour makes its annual stop at the Esquimalt course.

'Things are starting to click now' for Tiger

When he arrived at Firestone last year for the Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger Woods' golf game - much like his health - was in shambles.

Royals add former Portland scout to staff

The Victoria Royals turned to a member of the Portland Winterhawks - championship finalists the last two Western Hockey League seasons - to oversee its scouting staff and future signings.

Casey steals show at Skins Game

Through 18 holes, defending champion Jhonattan Vegas never trailed at the Telus World Skins Game.

Johnson ready for Firestone breakthrough

Zach Johnson has never been embarrassed in his eight previous trips to Firestone Country Club, except perhaps for that dreaded snowman at No. 9 in 2007.
Young Eagle is ready to fly high

Young Eagle is ready to fly high

Jason Willow has star calibre pitching and hitting - and he's only 13

Surging Mariners take down Jays again

SEATTLE 7 TORONTO 2 Jason Vargas had said all along he wanted to stay with the Mariners. And one of the first things he did to thank them for keeping him was strike out the side Tuesday night in the very first inning.