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Pressure is building on Canada Soccer to seal a compensation deal with the men’s national team as the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar ticks down. But some part of the negotiations could go beyond the November start of the tournament says Mark-Anthony Kaye, part of the men’s national team leadership group. Kaye (14) and Costa Rica’s Youstin Delfin Salas Gomez (16) vie for the ball during second half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Negotiations with the Canadian men’s soccer team could go on beyond the World Cup

Canada in men’s soccer showcase for the first time in 36 years — with home World Cup to follow in 2026

Lauren Kim, of Surrey, B.C., is shown in this handout image provided by the 2022 Canada Games, who has a nine-stroke lead after two rounds of women's golf at the Canada Games. She shot a course record 67 in the opening round. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Surrey teen Lauren Kim dominating the women’s golf at Canada Games

17-year-old shot a Canada Games-record round of 67 to open and now holds a 5-stroke lead

Langley Thunder is competing in the Western Lacrosse Association championship. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Can Langley Thunder bring the trophy home?

Seven more games until fans get an answer

FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, fans arrive at Bridgestone Arena for Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL will holding its awards and draft in Music City in June 2023, the first time the league has held both in the same city since 2006, the league announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FIle)

NHL taking both awards show, draft to Nashville in June 2023

League has not held both events in the same city since 2006

FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, fans arrive at Bridgestone Arena for Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL will holding its awards and draft in Music City in June 2023, the first time the league has held both in the same city since 2006, the league announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FIle)
Ivan Wells Jr. checks the waves from outside Mułaa headquarters. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Introducing Mułaa, Canada’s rising tide Indigenous surf team

Wavebreaking club designed to reconnect Vancouver Island’s First Nations youth with the water

Ivan Wells Jr. checks the waves from outside Mułaa headquarters. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson waves to fans during an NFL football practice in Berea, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Browns’ Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5 million

Quarterback accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson waves to fans during an NFL football practice in Berea, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Kim McDougall works as steward for Equestrian Canada. She has been hired by Thunderbird Canada to ensure safety of animals and spectators at the Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman serves as steward at tbird’s top events

Retired flight attendant now works with high fliers of a different sort

Kim McDougall works as steward for Equestrian Canada. She has been hired by Thunderbird Canada to ensure safety of animals and spectators at the Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Thunderbird Show Park is returning with its three-week Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

$100,000 on table in Langley for ATCO Cup Sunday

Equestrians coming from North America and Europe

Thunderbird Show Park is returning with its three-week Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

UBC study finds pro hockey players reluctant to access mental health support

Players reported fear of being labelled selfish, taking up too many resources

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver, British Columbia, players wait in the dugout during a weather delay in their baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom E. Puskar

G’day for Canada Little Leaguers in beating Australia 7-0 at World Series

Little Mountain Little Leaguers of Vancouver representing the Maple Leaf in celebrated kids tourney

Vancouver, British Columbia, players wait in the dugout during a weather delay in their baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom E. Puskar
A young rider guides a horse at tbird, rated as the best facility for developing new talent in Canada by Dayton Gorsline, Jumping Youth Development Program Advisor for the Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Talent ID Program. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunderbird Show Park rated best in Canada for encouraging young talent

‘I don’t know if everyone out there appreciates how good it is’

A young rider guides a horse at tbird, rated as the best facility for developing new talent in Canada by Dayton Gorsline, Jumping Youth Development Program Advisor for the Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Talent ID Program. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Coach Kamelia Fard, Olivia Zheng, Cole Puchalski and KimNik Karate Academy Head instructor Ali Najafi. Zheng and Puchalski, medalists at at the Canadian National Championships in St. John’s, have been named to Team Canada for the Pan Am games. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley karate competitors named to Pan Am team

KimNik Karate Academy competitors clinched their spot by winning medals at nationals in July

Coach Kamelia Fard, Olivia Zheng, Cole Puchalski and KimNik Karate Academy Head instructor Ali Najafi. Zheng and Puchalski, medalists at at the Canadian National Championships in St. John’s, have been named to Team Canada for the Pan Am games. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll: Majority of Canadians believe sexual misconduct a major issue in youth hockey

Hockey Canada dealing with the fallout of a scandal over its handling of sexual assault allegations

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Uma O’Neill and Clockwise of Greenhill Z are among 53 riders and 85 horses competing in the second week of international competition at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Uma O’Neill and Clockwise of Greenhill Z are among 53 riders and 85 horses competing in the second week of international competition at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)

Bouchard bounced quickly in return to singles tennis action

Former world #5 competing for first time in 17 months due to surgery and rehab

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Aldergrove’s Harnek Toor poses with the eight gold medals he won at the B.C. Masters Track and Field Championship in Surrey on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove’s Harnek Toor, 76, wins eight gold medals at the B.C. Masters

Next, the 55+ Senior Games Track and Field Championships in Victoria

Aldergrove’s Harnek Toor poses with the eight gold medals he won at the B.C. Masters Track and Field Championship in Surrey on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Team B.C. at the 2022 Minor Box Lacrosse National underway at the Langley Events Centre includes several members of the Langley Thunder Novice A1 Box Lacrosse team of nine- and 10-year olds in 2018 (pictured) who went undefeated for the entire season, winning 38 games in a row. (file)

Langley players on Team B.C. at the Box Lacrosse Nationals have a winning history

As novice players, they played for a team that didn’t lose a single game for an entire season

Team B.C. at the 2022 Minor Box Lacrosse National underway at the Langley Events Centre includes several members of the Langley Thunder Novice A1 Box Lacrosse team of nine- and 10-year olds in 2018 (pictured) who went undefeated for the entire season, winning 38 games in a row. (file)
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada looks to maintain momentum heading into quarterfinals at world juniors

Eyes on rising star Bedard as host country prepares to meet Switzerland

Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Australian rugby star hopes speaking out helps end transphobia and homophobia in sport

Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)