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Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TV networks the big winner as Tiger Woods returns to play at the Masters

Final-round CBS coverage on Sunday averaged 10.17 million viewers

Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
(From left) Peninsula Panthers linemates Riley and Payton Braun and Logan Speirs await their next shift during the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior B hockey championships tournament in Delta. The Panthers wound up fourth overall. (Peninsula Panthers/Twitter)

Peninsula Panthers fourth at Cyclone Taylor Cup, suffer three narrow losses

Island junior B champions’ owner/GM praises his players’ attitudes

(From left) Peninsula Panthers linemates Riley and Payton Braun and Logan Speirs await their next shift during the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior B hockey championships tournament in Delta. The Panthers wound up fourth overall. (Peninsula Panthers/Twitter)
The Victoria Royals (in blue) suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss Friday, giving up the winning goal in the dying seconds of a back-and-forth game against the Blazers in Kamloops. The Royals can still make the playoffs by winning both games this weekend at home against Spokane. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals play do-or-die home games against Spokane this weekend

Playoff hopes on the line as Royals look to overtake Chiefs and Prince George

The Victoria Royals (in blue) suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss Friday, giving up the winning goal in the dying seconds of a back-and-forth game against the Blazers in Kamloops. The Royals can still make the playoffs by winning both games this weekend at home against Spokane. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Sean Hayes completes a 560 kg (1,235 lb) lift, breaking the previous World Record of 550 kg (1,213 lb) set in 2020. Photo supplied

B.C. strongman sets new world deadlift record at Surrey competition

Sean Hayes lifts 1,235 pounds at the King/Queen of the Throne competition

Sean Hayes completes a 560 kg (1,235 lb) lift, breaking the previous World Record of 550 kg (1,213 lb) set in 2020. Photo supplied
Christine Sinclair taking in the atmosphere during a pre-game ceremony recognizing the gold-medal winning team, at Starlight Stadium on April 11. (Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)

Canada ties thriller with Nigeria in Langford

Canada’s women’s soccer team makes gold medal tour stop in Langford

Christine Sinclair taking in the atmosphere during a pre-game ceremony recognizing the gold-medal winning team, at Starlight Stadium on April 11. (Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Alek Manoah pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, April 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Springer answers boos with HR, 3 hits, leads Blue Jays over Yankees

Hurler Alek Manoah allows one hit over six innings for Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays’ Alek Manoah pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, April 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)

Taekwondo kicks back into Sooke

Mijo Taekwondo partners with SEAPARC

Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)
Canada Skip Brad Gushue prepares to deliver a stone against Sweden during a gold medal game at the World Men’s Curling Championships, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Canada Skip Brad Gushue prepares to deliver a stone against Sweden during a gold medal game at the World Men’s Curling Championships, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Goalscorer Diaz (right) pressures Forge FC during their season opener at Starlight Stadium on April 10. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC wins season-opener against Forge FC

Goal from debut defender Amer Didic seals the deal

Goalscorer Diaz (right) pressures Forge FC during their season opener at Starlight Stadium on April 10. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Scottie Scheffler reacts after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Scottie Scheffler wins Masters by 3 strokes for his first major championship

25-year-old Texan wins for fourth time in last six tournaments

Scottie Scheffler reacts after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Lorne Carnes, a member at the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club in downtown Victoria, delivers a bowl at the club. Open houses at the 11 clubs around Greater Victoria are being hosted on various weekends throughout April, welcoming newcomers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Flexibility of play, fun offered at Greater Victoria lawn bowling greens

Upcoming open houses around region designed to introduce newcomers to sport

Lorne Carnes, a member at the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club in downtown Victoria, delivers a bowl at the club. Open houses at the 11 clubs around Greater Victoria are being hosted on various weekends throughout April, welcoming newcomers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture (39) as Vancouver’s Tyler Myers (57) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture (39) as Vancouver’s Tyler Myers (57) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
UVic president Kevin Hall, left, and Vikes women’s soccer co-captain Trinity Kettyls, winner of the Presidents Cup, awarded to the university’s most outstanding student-athlete for the year. The presentation was part of the annual Vikes athletics awards ceremony held April 5. (APShutter.com/courtesy of UVic)

Vikes women’s soccer star Trinity Kettyls awarded UVic’s top student-athlete award

Vikes co-captain awarded President’s Cup during annual athletic awards ceremony

UVic president Kevin Hall, left, and Vikes women’s soccer co-captain Trinity Kettyls, winner of the Presidents Cup, awarded to the university’s most outstanding student-athlete for the year. The presentation was part of the annual Vikes athletics awards ceremony held April 5. (APShutter.com/courtesy of UVic)
Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Cole Schwebius handles the puck Friday night during Game 5 of the first round of BCHL playoffs against the Langley Rivermen. (Garrett James BCHL/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies knocked out of playoffs by Langley Rivermen

The Grizzlies fell 5-3 Friday in Langley, sending the Rivermen to face the Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Cole Schwebius handles the puck Friday night during Game 5 of the first round of BCHL playoffs against the Langley Rivermen. (Garrett James BCHL/Twitter)
Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez (37) reacts in the dugout after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers during fifth inning home opener AL MLB baseball action in Toronto on Friday, April 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez (37) reacts in the dugout after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers during fifth inning home opener AL MLB baseball action in Toronto on Friday, April 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay during regular season play at The Q Centre. Wood finished the regular season as the BCHL’s leading scorer and point-earner despite it being his rookie season. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies rookie Matthew Wood tops league in goals and points

The 17-year-old from Nanaimo earned 45 goals and 85 points in 46 regular-season games

Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay during regular season play at The Q Centre. Wood finished the regular season as the BCHL’s leading scorer and point-earner despite it being his rookie season. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
North Delta’s Jasmine Mander (left) poses for a selfie with Canadian women’s soccer team captain Christine Sinclair after the team won Olympic gold at International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on Aug. 6, 2021. (Jasmine Mander/submitted photo)

Canada’s Christine Sinclair focusing on ‘bigger things’ than scoring milestone

Sinclair set a new world record in January 2020 when she scored her 185th goal

North Delta’s Jasmine Mander (left) poses for a selfie with Canadian women’s soccer team captain Christine Sinclair after the team won Olympic gold at International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on Aug. 6, 2021. (Jasmine Mander/submitted photo)
Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver Canucks sign Spencer Martin to one-way, two-year deal

Abbotsford Canucks starting goalie earns spot in the National Hockey League starting next season

Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Jane Lytvynenko was the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year, PacWest Player of the Year and MVP of nationals as she led the VIU Mariners to the CCAA championship. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

‘Grateful’ Ukrainian volleyball player named VIU’s female athlete of the year

Vancouver Island University’s athletics department holds annual awards banquet

Jane Lytvynenko was the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year, PacWest Player of the Year and MVP of nationals as she led the VIU Mariners to the CCAA championship. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)