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Young pool users at Guildford Aquatic Centre. (submitted photo: City of Surrey)
Young pool users at Guildford Aquatic Centre. (submitted photo: City of Surrey)
The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford, Canucks finalize partnership agreement

American Hockey League team officially playing in Abbotsford starting in October

The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States President Joe Biden smile following a virtual joint statement in Ottawa on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Trudeau is challenging the U.S. president to a bet as the Montreal Canadiens square off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final — a gamble Biden readily accepted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘You’re on pal’: Biden accepts Trudeau’s bet on Habs as Stanley Cup final kicks off

Last hockey bet, Barack Obama wound up owing former prime minister Stephen Harper two cases of beer

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States President Joe Biden smile following a virtual joint statement in Ottawa on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Trudeau is challenging the U.S. president to a bet as the Montreal Canadiens square off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final — a gamble Biden readily accepted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki, centre, is helped to turn his body by Eric Daigle, left, and Jill Mack while he attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary on Thursday, June 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki, centre, is helped to turn his body by Eric Daigle, left, and Jill Mack while he attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary on Thursday, June 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A referee breaks up Montreal Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson, left, and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
A referee breaks up Montreal Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson, left, and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
North Delta’s Patrick Izett (seen in this undated photo playing for Western Pride F.C. in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia) will join Thompson Rivers University’s men’s soccer team this fall. (Submitted photo)

North Delta’s Izett signs with TRU Wolfpack

Central midfielder expected to bring experience, offence when he joins men’s soccer team this fall

North Delta’s Patrick Izett (seen in this undated photo playing for Western Pride F.C. in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia) will join Thompson Rivers University’s men’s soccer team this fall. (Submitted photo)
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Surrey basketball player’s ‘Hooped’ novel keys on the game and lure of gang life

‘I was never involved in gangs and drugs but I had friends who were,’ Michael Bains says of set-in-Surrey book

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The Cloverdale Spurs Tadpole team (U8) field the ball in a game against the Ridge Meadows Royals June 27 at Cloverdale Ball Park. On this play, the Spurs’ second baseman (glove in the air) snags a pop fly as a Ridge Meadows baserunner darts back to first. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

PHOTOS: Cloverdale Spurs battle Ridge Meadows Royals

Game was moved to early morning to avoid midday heat

The Cloverdale Spurs Tadpole team (U8) field the ball in a game against the Ridge Meadows Royals June 27 at Cloverdale Ball Park. On this play, the Spurs’ second baseman (glove in the air) snags a pop fly as a Ridge Meadows baserunner darts back to first. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Stanley Cup is carried down to the ice at Amalie Arena as fans look on in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tampa Bay Times, Dirk Shadd

Denied by COVID-19 in 2020, Tampa gets second chance to pull out Stanley Cup stops

Game one of the Stanley Cup Final gets underway with defending champ Tampa hosting hungry Montreal

The Stanley Cup is carried down to the ice at Amalie Arena as fans look on in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tampa Bay Times, Dirk Shadd
Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki celebrates his open net goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Canadiens won 4-1. (AP Photo/John Locher)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Stanley Cup?

Put your knowledge of the hockey playoff series to the test

Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki celebrates his open net goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Canadiens won 4-1. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Montreal Canadiens fans celebrate on Rue St Catherine after the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime game 6 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Thursday, June 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

COVID-19 restrictions could still limit celebrations as Habs try to win Stanley Cup

Unlike past playoff runs, many fans will be celebrating from their homes instead of in bars and restaurants

Montreal Canadiens fans celebrate on Rue St Catherine after the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime game 6 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Thursday, June 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits open CEBL season with win

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Saskatchewan Rattlers 92-74 on Saturday

Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Lindsey Butterworth, of North Vancouver, B.C., reacts after winning the Women’s 800m final to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, at the Canadian Track and Field Olympic trials in Montreal, Friday, June 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

B.C.’s Lindsey Butterworth, John Gay punch tickets to Tokyo Games

Athletics Canada said a few weeks ago that athletes who’d achieved qualifying standards didn’t need to compete in Montreal to make the team

Lindsey Butterworth, of North Vancouver, B.C., reacts after winning the Women’s 800m final to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, at the Canadian Track and Field Olympic trials in Montreal, Friday, June 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Danny Im won the junior boys division of the Maple Leaf Golf Tour’s Ford Series event at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club last weekend. (Maple Leaf Golf Tour photo)
Danny Im won the junior boys division of the Maple Leaf Golf Tour’s Ford Series event at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club last weekend. (Maple Leaf Golf Tour photo)
Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

11 B.C. athletes named to Canada’s rugby sevens for Tokyo Olympics

Both teams are home at the Al Charron National Training Center in Langford preparing for the Games

Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Montreal Canadiens fans run from tear gas fired by the police to break up the huge crowds as Canadiens fans celebrate on Rue Rene Levesque after the Canadiens defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime game 6 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Thursday, June 24, 2021. The Canadiens will advance to the Stanley Cup final. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

Tear gas used as police contain rowdy Canadiens fans after win over Vegas to advance

Fans were temporarily forced to stay inside the arena due to safety concerns

Montreal Canadiens fans run from tear gas fired by the police to break up the huge crowds as Canadiens fans celebrate on Rue Rene Levesque after the Canadiens defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime game 6 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Thursday, June 24, 2021. The Canadiens will advance to the Stanley Cup final. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (22) celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with teammates Nick Suzuki (14) and Paul Byron (41) during second period NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (22) celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with teammates Nick Suzuki (14) and Paul Byron (41) during second period NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Rori Denness-Lamont will throw javelin at California State University Long Beach beginning this fall. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Sports Photography)

White Rock track-and-field star set to throw herself into NCAA competition

Javelin thrower Rori Denness-Lamont commits to California State University Long Beach

Rori Denness-Lamont will throw javelin at California State University Long Beach beginning this fall. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Sports Photography)
during the second half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP/Jessica Hill)

Canadian basketball player may be forced to choose between infant daughter, 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Kim Gaucher says COVID-19 rules prevent her from bringing her daughter, Sophie, to the Tokyo Olympics next month

during the second half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP/Jessica Hill)