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It was all smiles for Cloverdale’s U10 Spurs after the kids captured a provincial championship banner over the August long weekend. (Photo submitted: Tina Todorovic)

U10 Spurs win provincial gold

Cloverdale team capped perfect season with championship banner

Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Thousands of tickets still available for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton

Analyst says timing, scandal factor into lack of demand

B.C. Men’s Fastpitch Championships will be held later this month at Softball City. (Contributed photo)

Softball City set to host men’s fastpitch provincials

Surrey-hosted tournament will feature 18 teams from across B.C.

Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Canadian wrestlers Di Stasio, Randhawa capture Commonwealth Games gold

Ethan Katzberg of Nanaimo posted a career-best 76.36 metres for a silver medal in hammer throw

Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Provincial, territorial federations want Hockey Canada meeting before paying dues

They also want more details on Hockey Canada’s action plan announced July 14

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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
Maddox MacDonald smiles as he rounds first after cranking a home run against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

U11 AAA Tier 2 team finds success in provincial finals

Spurs happy with performance despite going 1-3 in round-robin play

Maddox MacDonald smiles as he rounds first after cranking a home run against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Canada’s U20 rugby coach Adam Roberts (centre) poses for a photo with Talon and Takoda McMullin. The South Surrey trio will represent Canada on the rugby pitch this month in Ontario. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey rugby trio to represent Canada at U20 event

Rugby Canada-hosted Canada Conference 2022 to be held at University of Guelph

Canada’s U20 rugby coach Adam Roberts (centre) poses for a photo with Talon and Takoda McMullin. The South Surrey trio will represent Canada on the rugby pitch this month in Ontario. (Contributed photo)
Valley West Stampede 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 announced for late summer in Langley

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

Valley West Stampede 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)
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)
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)
Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 Spurs hold up their gold medals and provincial champion banner after their walk-off championship win July 31. The Spurs defeated White Rock in the final 10-9. Over the course of their six-week summer season, the kids went 27-3. (Photo submitted: Scott Paterson)

U11 Spurs win provincial gold

Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 team went 6-0 in provincials

Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 Spurs hold up their gold medals and provincial champion banner after their walk-off championship win July 31. The Spurs defeated White Rock in the final 10-9. Over the course of their six-week summer season, the kids went 27-3. (Photo submitted: Scott Paterson)
Longtime South Surrey resident Scott Ackles has been named the new executive director for Semiahmoo Ravens Hockey. (File photos)

Scott Ackles named new executive director of Semiahmoo Ravens Hockey

Longtime sports executive replaces former director Dave Newson

Longtime South Surrey resident Scott Ackles has been named the new executive director for Semiahmoo Ravens Hockey. (File photos)
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)
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)