VANCOUVER - Nigel Reo-Coker is leaving the only Major League Soccer club that he has ever known.
The Whitecaps confirmed in a news release Thursday that they have traded Reo-Coker, a 30-year-old former English Premier League star who was in his second season with the team, to Chivas U.S.A. for fellow midfielder Mauro Rosales.
The announcement came after Robinson said following a practice that the Whitecaps might move Reo-Coker.
LONDON, Ont. - The only all-Canadian group at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open got more than polite golf claps from the many fans who followed them throughout the first round.
"They clapped for everything," Brooke Henderson said. "It was awesome. The support out there was amazing."
Buoyed by that support, Jennifer Kirby had the best day of any Canadian with a 5-under 67, while Henderson and Rebecca Lee-Bentham each shot 2 under.
LONDON, Ont. - On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers. While Park picked up the tab after winning the LPGA Championship, all three benefited from the fellowship.
VANCOUVER - The B.C Lions are guaranteeing a win at home against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday, and they're backing up their boast with free tickets if they don't come through.
If the Lions fail to beat the Roughriders, all fans in attendance can redeem their game ticket for a ticket of equal value to one of the club's four remaining regular season home games.
WINNIPEG - The Montreal Alouettes may be on a five-game losing skid, but quarterback Drew Willy isn't viewing Friday's game as a slam dunk for the Blue Bombers.
Winnipeg (5-3) has had troubles of its own lately, losing two straight heading into the home game against Montreal (1-6). And as much as the Alouettes are struggling, some of their losses have been in close games against good teams.
"We saw even last week, they played Saskatchewan very tough, to the wire there," Willy said Thursday of Montreal's 16-11 loss to the Roughriders.
It has been six years since Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong just missed the Olympic podium and over a year since the Belarusian who beat him for the bronze medal was banned from the sport for life.
Armstrong's long wait for Olympic glory is about to end.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice.
Marrone cleared the field during the middle of a team drill and ordered players to run sprints after several of them exchanged shoves. That included receiver Marquise Goodwin pushing down rookie cornerback Sam Miller from behind.
Marrone then directed his anger at starting defensive end Jerry Hughes on the sideline.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.
The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. At age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament.
Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card.
BRISTOL, Conn. - Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television ratings for the Little League World Series.
Her game Wednesday night earned the highest preliminary rating for the event on ESPN, the network said Thursday. The 8-1 loss by Davis' Philadelphia team to Las Vegas received a 3.4 overnight rating, up 143 per cent from the corresponding game last year.
CALGARY - Canadian Interuniversity Sport has launched a women's hockey pilot project offering more scholarship money to see if it keeps athletic talent in the country.
Almost 4,000 Canadians are on NCAA rosters in the United States, including 400 female hockey players, according to new CIS chief executive officer Pierre Lafontaine.
In addition to tuition and fees, Canadian university women's hockey teams are now allowed to cover room and board. But they will operate under a financial cap limiting how many scholarships can be offered.