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March 31, 2011
Kings tonight AT VANCOUVER When : 7 PDT. Where: Rogers Arena. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 44-26-6, Canucks 51-17-9. Record vs. Canucks: 2-1-0. Update: Center Anze Kopitar had surgery Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his right ankle, an injury he suffered last Saturday. A club spokesman said the surgery was successful and that Kopitar remains out indefinitely. Jonathan Quick is scheduled to start in goal for the Kings, who have a four-game winning streak and have earned points in 10 of their last 11 games.
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April 27, 2014 | Times staff and wire service reports
Michael Heisley Billionaire businessman moved NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis Michael Heisley, 77, a billionaire businessman who moved the NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis and made an unsuccessful bid to buy the Dodgers in 2012, died Saturday, the Grizzlies said. Heisley, who sold his basketball team before the start of the 2012-13 season, suffered a stroke last year. Co-founder of The Heico Companies, Heisley was a computer salesman who parlayed investments in underperforming businesses into a corporation with interests in food production, heavy equipment, pre-engineered metal buildings and other industries.
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TRAVEL
August 4, 2013
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SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
When: 4 p.m. Where: BC Place, Vancouver. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 1150, 1330. Records: Galaxy 2-1-1, Vancouver 2-2-2. Record vs. Vancouver: 1-0-0. Update: This is the teams' second meeting in two weeks. The Galaxy defeated the Whitecaps last Saturday, 1-0, at StubHub Center on a goal by forward Robbie Keane in the 47th minute. The win extended the Galaxy's undefeated streak to three games since its 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake in the season opener.
NEWS
July 8, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Thousands of lesbian and gay athletes will gather to demonstrate their athletic skills July 25-31 during the North America Outgames in Vancouver, Canada . Participants will compete in 13 events, including badminton, golf, soccer, softball and tennis at venues throughout the Vancouver area. In Whistler, participants will have both their bodies and their minds tested during an "Eco Challenge," modeled after CBS-TV’s "The Amazing Race," in which teams of two will race around a lake and complete a series of tasks.
SPORTS
March 26, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
When: 7 PDT. Where: Rogers Arena. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records : Kings 37-26-12, Canucks 45-21-9. Record vs. Canucks: 2-1. Update: The Kings will be scoreboard-watching because the two teams immediately behind them in the standings are playing each other Monday: San Jose is hosting Colorado. All three teams have 86 points, but the Kings are eighth because they hold the tiebreakers. Kings forward Justin Williams, who has eight points in his last eight games, was talking about watching the scoreboard recently.
TRAVEL
March 21, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
Lovely, comfortable rooms, great breakfasts, staff couldn't be more thoughtful. Walking distance of all the wonderful attractions Vancouver has to offer. Barclay House Bed and Breakfast, 1351 Barclay St., Vancouver, Canada; (800) 971-1351 http://www.barclayhouse.com Rooms from $175. -- Bill and Carol Reilly, Brea
SPORTS
March 6, 2011
Ducks tonight VS. VANCOUVER When: 5. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 35-25-5, Canucks 41-16-9. Record vs. Canucks: 2-0-1. Update: The Ducks will continue their playoff push without backup goalie Ray Emery, who was assigned to Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Saturday. J.P. Levasseur has been called up from Syracuse to take his place and will be on the bench Sunday as the Ducks look to extend their three-game winning streak against the league's top team.
TRAVEL
February 21, 2010 | By Andrew Bender
During a lull on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, it hit me. A group of Canadian backpackers was chatting with the Belgian conductor, and inevitably the subject of Canada's southern neighbor arose. The predictable sighs about American foreign policy were balanced by compliments about Americans' general good-heartedness -- until one of the Canadians offered a scalding criticism of American tourists' wardrobes. "Oh, please," I thought. "As if Winnipeg's such a fashion capital. " Then I looked down.
NEWS
May 13, 2012
Vancouver, Canada, is very beautiful, very blue and very affordable through June 27, thanks to a $281 round-trip fare from LAX on Alaska and WestJet. The fare, subject to availability, includes all taxes and fees. It requires a 14-day advance purchase and travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays. No minimum stay required. Info: Alaska , (800) 252-7522; WestJet , (855) 547-2451. Source: Airfarewatchdog
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
When the Galaxy signed Swedish midfielder Stefan Ishizaki this winter, it had one specific goal in mind. “We needed to improve our passing in the midfield,” said Bruce Arena, the team's coach and general manager. “We do that, it allows us to get Robbie Keane close to the goal.” Three starts into his Major League Soccer career Ishizaki is already rewarding Arena's confidence, setting up Keane for the only goal the Galaxy would need in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps before an announced crowd 20,847 at StubHub Center.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
VANCOUVER, Canada - It was a bold stroke by Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau, putting 20-year-old John Gibson in goal for his NHL debut Monday night with a division title in the balance. Sixty complete minutes of hockey later by Gibson and his teammates, Boudreau's move looked like his most brilliant of the season as the Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 3-0, at Rogers Arena. Gibson, with 18 saves, became the youngest goalie since Daren Puppa 29 years ago to post a shutout in his NHL debut, as a Ducks' defense Boudreau referred to as "spotty" during Monday's morning skate rose up to protect the youngster with 22 blocked shots.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - Three games remaining in the regular season on the yellow brick road to the playoffs, and the Kings finally catch a break in the schedule. They don't play again until Wednesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is always mulling schedules and timetables - maybe it's the lasting influence of his early farm years - and he pondered what to do during the three days between games. One consideration was having a mini-camp in scenic Banff, Alberta, before Wednesday's game at Calgary.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - This had the feel of a nicely paced scrimmage between the Kings and the Canucks with not much on the line. Then came the third period and an intense hockey game suddenly erupted on Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Kings defenseman Matt Greene got hit with a puck and his skate was soon bloodied. He left the game, came back to play and watched his team lose it with 1:23 remaining as Brad Richardson, the former King, gave the Canucks a 2-1 win and helped Vancouver avoid official playoff elimination.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Canada's First Nations culture when a first-of-its-kind hotel opens next month in Vancouver. Skwachays Lodge is billing itself as an “entirely aboriginal-themed hotel.” The 18-room boutique hotel in British Columbia will sit at the crossroads of Chinatown and Gastown in downtown Vancouver. The building opened two years ago as a residential facility operated by the Vancouver Native Housing Society . Two floors are being converted into an experiential hotel whose profits will benefit the nonprofit organization.
SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
When: 4 p.m. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: None; Radio: 1330. Records: Chivas USA 1-0-0, Vancouver 1-0-0. Record vs. Vancouver (2013): 1-1-1. Update: Chivas USA won its season opener against the Chicago Fire, 3-2, a week ago. Defender Bobby Burling's header in the 88th minute gave Chivas USA the victory. The Whitecaps also won their season opener, 4-1, over the New York Bulls. Vancouver's Kenny Miller, who played most of that game as an attacking midfielder, scored two goals in the match.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | Wire reports
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo , who was ushered out of Vancouver and sent back to Florida eight years after he was sent packing. The Panthers, on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 seasons, dealt goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias to the Canucks for Luongo and forward Steven Anthony . "We're getting a great goaltender, a proven commodity," Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon said.
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