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Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Brandon Gilbecl went for a layup on the last game of the Fraser Valley Bandits season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)

Loss to Nighthawks ends basketball season for Fraser Valley Bandits at LEC

The 90-85 win sends the Nighthawks to the next round

  • Aug 6, 2022
Brandon Gilbecl went for a layup on the last game of the Fraser Valley Bandits season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Women’s hockey players fear financial fallout of frozen Hockey Canada funding

The Canadian women’s and para hockey teams rely heavily on federal funds to operate

Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)

Hockey player injured by skate blade to the face; Burnaby RCMP investigating

Adult Safe Hockey League said the player has been suspended indefinitely

Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)
Langley Thunder defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 and finished the regular season with a 12-6 mark. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Thunder clinch top spot heading into WLA playoffs

They defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 Wednesday night

Langley Thunder defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 and finished the regular season with a 12-6 mark. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Canada’s Sam Schachter, right, in action during Men’s Preliminary Pool A beach volleyball match between Canada and Gambia at Smithfield at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Manish Swarup

Canada wins rhythmic gymnastics gold in team event at Commonwealth Games

Canada remained third in the medal standings heading into the final three days

Canada’s Sam Schachter, right, in action during Men’s Preliminary Pool A beach volleyball match between Canada and Gambia at Smithfield at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Manish Swarup
FILE - Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, wipes the sweat off during a training session at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, on April 30, 2022. Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday, AUg. 4, 2022, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic pulls out of Montreal tournament

He also will not be able to compete in the U.S. Open

FILE - Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, wipes the sweat off during a training session at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, on April 30, 2022. Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday, AUg. 4, 2022, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Closing arguments in Brittney Griner’s cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday. That’s nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport in a case that has reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Russian judge sentences WNBA’s Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison

Griner convicted of possessing and smuggling cannabis oil into the country

FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Closing arguments in Brittney Griner’s cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday. That’s nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport in a case that has reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, left, and others observe a moment of silence for Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Washington. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, left, and others observe a moment of silence for Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Washington. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Langley forward Kyle Brunsch puts one past Adam Bland on route to 4 goals and 2 assists during Thursday afternoon’s 13-7 win at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)

Junior Thunder tie up championship series

Langley and Victoria will resume hostilities on the weekend

  • Aug 4, 2022
Langley forward Kyle Brunsch puts one past Adam Bland on route to 4 goals and 2 assists during Thursday afternoon’s 13-7 win at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)
Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Toronto Raptors return to B.C. for 2022-23 NBA training camp

Former champions’ pre-season workouts Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at University of Victoria

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Valley West Stampede (including president Sheila Hicks - right) and Langley Riders Society held a press conference on Wednesday Aug. 3 to announce the first pro rodeo is coming to Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

New 3-day pro-rodeo ready to bust out of the gate in Langley

Dust off the cowboy boots in anticipation of stampede this Labour Day

Valley West Stampede (including president Sheila Hicks - right) and Langley Riders Society held a press conference on Wednesday Aug. 3 to announce the first pro rodeo is coming to Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Shane Gibson goes up against a Guelph Nighthawks player in regular season action. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again in a do-or-die match to decide who makes the league quarter-finals.(Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)

A win-or-go-home game for Fraser Valley Bandits on Thursday

Winner of play-in round will go to quarter-finals, loser is done for season

  • Aug 3, 2022
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Shane Gibson goes up against a Guelph Nighthawks player in regular season action. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again in a do-or-die match to decide who makes the league quarter-finals.(Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman watches the play during the pro-am round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, July 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Norman says Tiger Woods turned down Saudi offer between $700M and $800M

Golfer rebuffed chance to take part in Saudi-funded LIV golf series

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman watches the play during the pro-am round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, July 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield turns a game ending double play forcing Chicago White Sox’s AJ Pollock out at second and getting Tim Anderson at first during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Chicago. The Royals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield turns a game ending double play forcing Chicago White Sox’s AJ Pollock out at second and getting Tim Anderson at first during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Chicago. The Royals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)
Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)
Marko Torenius has been named the new goaltending coach and goaltending development coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (SKA St. Petersburg photo)

Marko Torenius named new Abbotsford Canucks goaltending coach

Finnish product replaces Curtis Sanford, who left for Toronto Maple Leafs in July

Marko Torenius has been named the new goaltending coach and goaltending development coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (SKA St. Petersburg photo)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley’s Ben Walter has been named Trinity Western University’s new men’s hockey coach. (TWU)
Langley’s Ben Walter has been named Trinity Western University’s new men’s hockey coach. (TWU)
Vancouver Giants 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been added Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship roster for the completion of the 2022 WJC, which will run from August 9 to August 20 in Edmonton. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been added Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship roster for the completion of the 2022 WJC, which will run from August 9 to August 20 in Edmonton. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)