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Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool has been traded to the Chicago Bears. (NFL photo)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool traded to the Chicago Bears

Pittsburgh Steelers trade Abbotsford Senior Secondary School grad for a second round draft pick

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool has been traded to the Chicago Bears. (NFL photo)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

B.C. basketball legend Nash fired as Nets coach after poor start, more controversy

Plagued with controversy surrounding their stars, Brooklyn started the season 2-5 under Nash

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
(courtesy Bob Marjanovich)

THE MOJ: Flames broadcaster feeling fortunate recovering from serious health scare

Rick Ball hit with a pulmonary embolism tied to a broken leg suffered golfing

(courtesy Bob Marjanovich)
A worker sweeps the Rogers Arena floor where the ice has been removed for the summer as the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team’s home rink undergoes renovations and improvements to the off-ice areas, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Sportsnet will continue to broadcast Vancouver Canucks games on TV and radio for another decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Communications sign 10-year broadcast rights deal

Sportsnet will continue to broadcast Canucks games on radio and TV

A worker sweeps the Rogers Arena floor where the ice has been removed for the summer as the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team’s home rink undergoes renovations and improvements to the off-ice areas, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Sportsnet will continue to broadcast Vancouver Canucks games on TV and radio for another decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Samuel Allen was one of the shootout scorers in the Flames’ win over Langley. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Flames beat Trappers in shootout, drub Kodiaks 10-1

Host the Grandview Steelers on Friday evening

Samuel Allen was one of the shootout scorers in the Flames’ win over Langley. (Neil Corbett/The News)
FILE- Young boys play soccer on a dusty field in Duduza, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 23, 2021. Soccer has embarked on probably its most ambitious global youth development program, an ultimate goal of delivering millions of soccer balls and a coaching program to 700 million children aged between 4 and 14 across the world. The Football For Schools project was launched in 2019 but came to a grinding halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been relaunched. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, file)

Soccer’s ‘most important project’ begins, and it’s not the World Cup

Project aims to get soccer balls to 700 million children in poor and remote corners of the world

FILE- Young boys play soccer on a dusty field in Duduza, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 23, 2021. Soccer has embarked on probably its most ambitious global youth development program, an ultimate goal of delivering millions of soccer balls and a coaching program to 700 million children aged between 4 and 14 across the world. The Football For Schools project was launched in 2019 but came to a grinding halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been relaunched. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, file)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool throws a touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday (Oct. 30). (Karl Rosser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool becomes first-ever person from B.C. to throw touchdown pass in NFL

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School grad throws pass in first quarter of Sunday’s game

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool throws a touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday (Oct. 30). (Karl Rosser/Pittsburgh Steelers)
Jesper Vikman was a standout in goal for Vancouver Giants, but so was his counterpart for the Calgary Hitmen, who eked out a narrow 3-2 win Sunday, Oct. 30 in Calgary. (Cassandra Vilgrain/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Great goaltending, inspired play, but a close loss for Vancouver Giants against Calgary Hitmen

Ty Halaburda made a near-impossible shot while falling down

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Jesper Vikman was a standout in goal for Vancouver Giants, but so was his counterpart for the Calgary Hitmen, who eked out a narrow 3-2 win Sunday, Oct. 30 in Calgary. (Cassandra Vilgrain/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Paul McCallum hoists the Grey Cup as a member of the BC Lions in 2011. (File photo)

PODCAST: B.C. product Paul McCallum boots his way into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

MOJ on Sports: 23 seasons in the CFL, including 11 seasons with the BC Lions

Paul McCallum hoists the Grey Cup as a member of the BC Lions in 2011. (File photo)
Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge lacrosse player selected as first overall pick in 2022 draft

The Arena Lacrosse League West Division draft saw 7 local players signed to teams

Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canucks forward Lane Pederson scores his first goal as a Canuck. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks fall 3-2 in the shootout to San Diego

Canucks go zero for seven on the power play in loss to the Gulls

Canucks forward Lane Pederson scores his first goal as a Canuck. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez throws during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Astros burst ahead, beat Phillies 5-2, tie World Series at a game apiece

Pitcher Framber Valdez made a five-run lead stand up for Houston

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez throws during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Jesper Vikman stopped 29 of 33 shots for Vancouver Friday, Oct. 28, in an away game against Red Deer that saw two Giants goals disallowed. (Rob Wallator/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman stopped 29 of 33 shots for Vancouver Friday, Oct. 28, in an away game against Red Deer that saw two Giants goals disallowed. (Rob Wallator/Special to Langley Advance Times)
From front to back: Mia Chambers, 12, Nyima Hussein, 14, and Brooklyn Wiseman, 16, will be representing Canada at a worldwide competition for acro dance in Mexico next year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge dancers to represent Canada in acro at world Mexican competition

The IDO World Acrobatic Championships are to be held July 22 and 23 in Mexico

From front to back: Mia Chambers, 12, Nyima Hussein, 14, and Brooklyn Wiseman, 16, will be representing Canada at a worldwide competition for acro dance in Mexico next year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Abbotsford’s Will Lockwood dekes around the Gulls defence during AHL action on Friday (Oct. 28). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks impress in 7-3 home opener win

Linus Karlsson, Will Lockwood lead the way offensively in front of biggest crowd ever

Abbotsford’s Will Lockwood dekes around the Gulls defence during AHL action on Friday (Oct. 28). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto hits a home run during the 10th inning in Game 1 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Realmuto, Phillies rally past Astros in 10 innings to open World Series

Phils were down 5-0 early against Houston ace Justin Verlander

Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto hits a home run during the 10th inning in Game 1 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
The puck deflects over Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin’s shoulder and stays out of the goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver, on Friday, October 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The puck deflects over Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin’s shoulder and stays out of the goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver, on Friday, October 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Michael DiPietro has been traded by the Canucks to the Boston Bruins organization. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Former Abbotsford starter Michael DiPietro traded by Canucks to Boston Bruins

DiPietro dealt with prospect Jonathan Myrenberg for forward Jack Studnicka

Michael DiPietro has been traded by the Canucks to the Boston Bruins organization. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu