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A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

by The Canadian Press
Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

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Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal in doping case FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky practices ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Feb-22-2018
CAS to hear doping case against Krushelnitsky on Thursday FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Norway's Kristin Skaslien, left, throws the stone as teammate Magnus Nedregotten looks on during the mixed doubles bronze medal curling match against Russian athletes Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitsky at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Feb-21-2018
MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks Atlanta Braves pitchers Brandon McCarthy (from left), Scott Kazmir, and Max Fried take the field to start another day of spring training on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Feb-19-2018
Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Russian athletes Anastasia Bryzgalova, left, and Alexander Krushelnitsky smile as they win bronze medal during the venue ceremony for the mixed doubles curling match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Feb-19-2018
Sockeyes look to quiet Wolf Pack Richmond captain Tyler Andrews had a goal and an assist in the Sockeyes 8-4 win over Abbotsford Pilots Feb. 8 at Minoru Arenas. The Sockeyes begin their playoff quest Feb. 15 with a home game against North Vancouver Wolf Pack at 7 p.m. Feb-15-2018
Knights usher return of pro basketball Vancouver Knights guard Jamal Mullings defends against Yakima’s Jackson Trapp during the Knights’ home debut. Jan-31-2018
Sockeyes alumni give back $236,000 in scholarships Each Richmond Sockeye player is expected to sell at least 10 tickets to the annual alumni game to help support scholarships issued to graduating players each year. The current Pacific Junior Hockey League Sockeyes edged the alumni team 6-5 in overtime in the 2018 game Saturday at Minoru Arenas. Jan-24-2018
Fitness need not cost a lot Sharon Taylor at South Arm Community Centre. Jan-17-2018
Sockeyes stand out among all-stars Richmond Sockeyes scored seven goals in the Tom Shaw Conference's 14-3 win over the Harold Britain Conference in the PJHL all-star game Monday at Langley. Jan-17-2018
Winter Classic showcases PJHL hockey talent Richmond Sockeyes return to the players’ bench after scoring yet another goal. The team has won 11 games in a row as it prepares to face Grandview Steelers Friday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas as part of the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s annual Winter Classic through Sunday, Jan. 7. Jan-03-2018
Hungary hoists Richmond hockey crown Mark Schlekmann (18) scored the OT winner as Hungary U16 blanked Moose Jaw Generals 1-0 to win the 2017 Richmond international Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament Midget Major Division title Sunday at Minoru Arenas. Jan-03-2018
Hungarian hockey team needs billets Hungary’s U16 national hockey team made quite an impression at last year’s annual Richmond International Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament. They’re back again this year, but in need of billet families. Dec-12-2017
Green signs in Maritimes Richmond’s Hannah Green will play hockey next season in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Dec-12-2017
Winners of five in a row, Sockeyes hosting Delta Thursday Defenceman Matt Brown picked up an assist in the Sockeyes’ 4-1 win over Ridge Meadows last week; their fifth victory in a row. Richmond will host rival Delta on Teddy Bear Toss Night this Thursday at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the 50/50 draw will go to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Dec-04-2017
Kajaks recognize excellence in athletes Camryn Rogers stood out in the throws circle in 2017, earning the Kajaks’ Cyrus McLean Award which recognizes the most outstanding performance by a club member. Dec-01-2017
McNair grad sets Guinness badminton record Jackson Zi Yi Yang juggled four shuttlecocks for more than four minutes. Dec-01-2017
RYBL: Hooked on hoops Tim Carkner (left), Chris Kennedy (centre) and Jessy Dhillon (right) are three of many volunteers dedicated to fostering a love for hoops through the Richmond Youth Basketball League. Nov-29-2017
Sports Wall of Fame inductees epitomize class Coaching inductee Glenn Kishi (second left) had lots of support from family and friends at the induction ceremony. Nov-28-2017
Sockeyes earn statement win at Delta Devon Vorster and his Richmond Sockeyes teammates celebrated a 3-0 victory over the Delta Ice Hawks Tuesday in Ladner. The Sockeyes host Port Moody Thursday at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas. Nov-15-2017
Sports Wall of Fame inductees epitomize class Olympic silver medal rower Darcy Marquardt is among the nine outstanding athletes, builders, coaches and officials who will be permanently inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame Saturday, Nov. 18 at Richmond City Hall. Nov-09-2017
Second-place showdown Thursday Seamus Collins and his Richmond Sockeyes’ teammates will be hoping for two points when they host the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Thursday at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas. Nov-07-2017
Sockeyes fighting cancer Richmond Sockeyes captain Tyler Andrews leads on and off the ice. Third in Pacific Junior Hockey League scoring with 30 points in 14 games, he is also spearheading his team’s fundraiser to further cancer research. Oct-31-2017
Low keeping the NHL dream alive Brayden Low (wearing the famous Chiefs’ jersey) played last season with the ECHL Rapid City Rush. This season, he’s suited up with the Quad City Mallards, an affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights. Oct-24-2017
Sockeyes hit stride after flurry of deals Richmond Sockeyes’ coach Steve Robinson is encouraged by his team’s more-complete play of late. Oct-24-2017
Sockeyes bolster blueline; net pair of wins Cameron Kovesdi scored a goal in each of the Richmond Sockeyes’ wins this week. Oct-06-2017
Sockeyes seek second straight victory tonight Connor Alderson and his Richmond Sockeyes’ teammates celebrated a well-deserved 2-1 win over the Mission City Outlaws Thursday night at Minoru Arenas. Sep-29-2017
Canucks Stecher returns to his roots Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher was one of three former Richmond Minor Hockey players (Kelly Sutherland and Trevor Hanson being the others) honoured by the association recently. Sep-27-2017
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United Nations stands tall atop summer league United Nations topped the Division Two standings with a 1-0 win over Vancouver Strikers Tuesday. Aug-23-2017
Richmond FC donates $5000 to Richmond chapter of KidSport Thanks to generous donations in lieu of a registration fee at this week's Stoke City soccer camp, Richmond FC was able to donate $5,171 to KidSport Richmond so all kids can play. Aug-22-2017
Islanders hosting best in the west Talking shop with fellow coach Larry Strohan during the recent provincial senior women’s championships, Richmond Islanders’ skipper Barry Riva (right) is hopeful the host team will have a strong showing at the Western Canadian under-18 girls’ softball championship Aug. 10 to 13 at London Park. Aug-10-2017
Second in B.C. reflects Chuckers' successful development model Richmond Chuckers placed second in the B.C. Bantam AAA Baseball Championship last weekend at Blundell Park. Aug-01-2017
Canada’s golden girl tops field at Pan-Ams Richmond’s Camryn Rogers, 18, won the women’s hammer throw event at the under-20 Pan American Track and Field Championships in Peru. She begins her college career at the University of California-Berkeley later this month. Aug-01-2017
College Prep Chuckers make B.C. final four Cameron Lewis threw a complete-game victory over Kamloops Saturday to lift Richmond City Chuckers into this weekend’s final four B.C. Minor Baseball College Prep championship tournament. Aug-01-2017
Chuckers to face RiverDogs for final four berth A close call at home plate typified the play in a tight contest between Richmond and Cloverdale in 18U College Prep baseball last Sunday at Latrace Field. Jul-26-2017
Isles and A's play for the love of the game Richmond Islanders entered two teams in last weekend’s provincial senior women’s softball championships. Jul-26-2017
Richmond City Baseball hosts Blue Jays’ camp About 150 young baseball players from throughout the province, including several from Richmond City Baseball which hosted the event, participated in the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy T12 B.C. Player Evaluations camp last Friday at Richmond’s Latrace Field. Jul-19-2017
Irish enjoy a wee bit o' luck at Nations Cup; Italy retains men's Open Division title Ireland outscored England 4-1 to win the women’s title at the Nations Cup soccer tournament. Jul-17-2017
UBC soars to Dolphin Classic title UBC Thunderbirds soared to a 57-51 win over Athelite in the Dolphin Basketball Classic men’s final Sunday at Richmond South Arm Park. TOKO outscored UFV 79-52 in the women’s title game. Jul-17-2017
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Sockeyes truly have reason for optimism Longtime minor hockey mentor Steve Robinson “offers infusion of new energy. Jun-21-2017
Richmond abuzz for Hockey World Cup The Hockey World Cup will be played at the Richmond Olympic Oval in 2020. Jun-20-2017
Hockey World Cup coming to Richmond The Hockey World Cup will be played at the Richmond Olympic Oval in 2020. Jun-20-2017
Golden records at track and field finals Richmond Kajaks athletes Carson Bradley (left) and Camryn Rogers delivered a pair of gold medals each for the McMath Wildcats (coached by Bob Riddell) at last weekend’s B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley. Jun-07-2017
Radocaj makes Canada basketball lineup Canada's under-16 team will play in Argentina next week. Jun-07-2017
Rogers hammers another record Richmond’s Camryn Rogers (with coach Garrett Collier) broke the Canadian junior women’s hammer throw record with a throw of 61.50 metres Saturday during the annual Richard Collier Big Kahuna ThrowsFest, hosted by the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club, at Minoru Park. May-25-2017
Kajaks hosting B.C. elementary track and field championships Richmond’s Lawrence Man, 9, has discovered a penchant for the shot put. He entered his first B.C. Elementary Track and Field Championships, hosted by the Kajaks, last year. This year's event is May 26 to 28 at Minoru Park May-17-2017
Sockeyes look to team builder as next coach of junior hockey club Steve Robinson is looking forward to coaching the Richmond Sockeyes next season. May-10-2017
Richmond’s Hirayama leads Canada to Sevens rugby glory Nathan Hirayama accepted the Player of the Final award Sunday in Singapore May-10-2017
Ravens’ season goes well beyond score Richmond Ravens made the BC Hockey Bantam girls’ hockey final March 23. May-03-2017
Kis-Toth keeps reaching new heights Natasha Kis-Toth is Canada's cadet fencing champion. Apr-27-2017

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