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Canada celebrates a goal by Christine Sinclair during second half soccer action against Nigeria during the national team celebration tour in Langford, B.C., on April 11, 2022. Canadians face Brazil Nov. 11 for an international friendly series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada celebrates a goal by Christine Sinclair during second half soccer action against Nigeria during the national team celebration tour in Langford, B.C., on April 11, 2022. Canadians face Brazil Nov. 11 for an international friendly series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis predicts the ongoing labour talks with the Canadian men’s and women’s teams will produce “an epic historical deal for pay equity.”THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis predicts the ongoing labour talks with the Canadian men’s and women’s teams will produce “an epic historical deal for pay equity.”THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Montreal Canadiens’ Mike Hoffman (68) scores against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Wednesday, November 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Montreal Canadiens’ Mike Hoffman (68) scores against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Wednesday, November 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Henry Mews went from the penalty box to being the overtime hero as 13 seconds after returning the ice, the Canada White captain wired home the winner in a 6-5 win over Czechia Tuesday, Nov. 8. It was day 6 of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Delta’s Sungod Centre (Langley Events Centre)

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Henry Mews went from the penalty box to being the overtime hero as 13 seconds after returning the ice, the Canada White captain wired home the winner in a 6-5 win over Czechia Tuesday, Nov. 8. It was day 6 of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Delta’s Sungod Centre (Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) watches the puck after losing his helmet as defenceman Jack Rathbone (3) defends against Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7), behind, during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) watches the puck after losing his helmet as defenceman Jack Rathbone (3) defends against Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7), behind, during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
St. John Paul II Academy students Abeti Gutsche, left, and JB (John Benedict) Diego placed second and third, respectively, in the two-kilometre para race at the provincial cross-country championships in Victoria Saturday, Nov 5. (Submitted by Sonya Kupka to the Peace Arch News)

St. John Paul II Academy students run to podium at provincial championships

Peninsula students compete in cross-country provincial finals

St. John Paul II Academy students Abeti Gutsche, left, and JB (John Benedict) Diego placed second and third, respectively, in the two-kilometre para race at the provincial cross-country championships in Victoria Saturday, Nov 5. (Submitted by Sonya Kupka to the Peace Arch News)
FILE - Canada’s Christine Sinclair reacts during a CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer semifinal match against Jamaica in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, July 14, 2022. Sinclair has played for the Portland Thorns since 2013, at the start of the National Women’s Soccer League. Now the Thorns are preparing for Saturday’s NWSL championship game in Washington D.C. against the Kansas City Current, in a match broadcast in primetime on CBS.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Canada captain Christine Sinclair challenges Canada Soccer to step up in new memoir

‘My fear is that we will soon be surpassed by countries that support their youth programs’

FILE - Canada’s Christine Sinclair reacts during a CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer semifinal match against Jamaica in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, July 14, 2022. Sinclair has played for the Portland Thorns since 2013, at the start of the National Women’s Soccer League. Now the Thorns are preparing for Saturday’s NWSL championship game in Washington D.C. against the Kansas City Current, in a match broadcast in primetime on CBS.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)

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The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes

B.C. actor Ryan Reynolds confirms interest in buying Ottawa Senators

Reynolds is already co-owner of the Welsh soccer club Wrexham

Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes
Emma Misak performs during a breaking competition. (Photo: Jahmal Nugent)

Surrey woman headed to NYC for the world’s biggest breaking competition

Emma Misak will be competing in the Red Bull BC One World Finals for breakdancing

Emma Misak performs during a breaking competition. (Photo: Jahmal Nugent)
Jake Virtanen has signed a two-year deal with a club in the Swiss League. (EHC Visp photo)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs two-year deal with Swiss League hockey team

Former Vancouver Canucks draft pick inks deal with EHC Visp

Jake Virtanen has signed a two-year deal with a club in the Swiss League. (EHC Visp photo)
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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73-year-old Baker won his first title in his 25th season as a major league manager Saturday

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Lord Tweedsmuir cornerback Rajwant Pannu snags an errant throw off an attempted flea-flicker Nov. 8 in a Grade 8 football quarterfinal playoff game against Heritage Park. Pannu returned the ball 15 yards and the Panthers scored their first touchdown of the game on the ensuing series of downs. Tweedsmuir won the game 38-20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Three Lord Tweedsmuir football teams in playoffs this week

Grade 8s win at home; JV and SV teams on road

Lord Tweedsmuir cornerback Rajwant Pannu snags an errant throw off an attempted flea-flicker Nov. 8 in a Grade 8 football quarterfinal playoff game against Heritage Park. Pannu returned the ball 15 yards and the Panthers scored their first touchdown of the game on the ensuing series of downs. Tweedsmuir won the game 38-20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
For the first time in nine games, overtime was needed to determine a winner at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge being co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Sungod Arena. Canada Red downed Canada White 4-3 on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Canada versus Canada goes into overtime at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Event is being hosted by Langley Events Centre and Sungod arena in Delta

For the first time in nine games, overtime was needed to determine a winner at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge being co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Sungod Arena. Canada Red downed Canada White 4-3 on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sarah Bern of England runs at the defense during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Canadian women push top-ranked England to the limit in Rugby World Cup semifinal

Third-ranked Canada gave No. 1 England all it could handle in a hard-hitting, physical affair

Sarah Bern of England runs at the defense during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga
Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

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Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dan Russell. (DanRussellSportsTalk.com)

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