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B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly rushes for a first down during the first half of a CFL football game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions QB Mike Reilly throws 4 TDs in 45-13 blowout win over Redblacks

Leos (3-2) moved into a tie for second place in CFL’s West Division

B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly rushes for a first down during the first half of a CFL football game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pilots forward Aidan Samuels (right) and Jets forward Wyatt Dyck battle for the puck during PJHL action in Abbotsford on Friday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Chilliwack Jets burn by Abbotsford Pilots in MSA Arena debut

Chilliwack defeats Abbotsford 9-3 to post first-ever win at MSA Arena, Pilots fall to 1-1 on season

Pilots forward Aidan Samuels (right) and Jets forward Wyatt Dyck battle for the puck during PJHL action in Abbotsford on Friday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks and more

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Valley Huskers

BC Football Conference adopts policy requiring players, staff to be COVID vaccinated

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said ‘it is what it is’ and the team is moving forward

Valley Huskers
Nick Taylor shoots his way out of the bunker on the 10th hole. (Darren McDonald photo)

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor wins namesake tournament

Organizers state fifth annual Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am was a success on and off links

Nick Taylor shoots his way out of the bunker on the 10th hole. (Darren McDonald photo)
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

Individual athletes from North Korea who qualify to compete in Beijing could still be accepted

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Jalen (left) and Tyson Philpot, twin sons of Langley Rams head coach Cory Philpot, have been named to the 2021 CFL prospects list of 20 top players. (David Moll / University of Calgary)

Twin sons of Langley Rams coach named to CFL prospects list

Jalen and Tyson Philpot highest-ranked Canada West players

Jalen (left) and Tyson Philpot, twin sons of Langley Rams head coach Cory Philpot, have been named to the 2021 CFL prospects list of 20 top players. (David Moll / University of Calgary)
Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Tailgating, face-painted fans back in force at U.S. NFL stadiums

Vaccination rates and mask rules vary across the country

Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)
Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Canadian men face longer road to Rugby World Cup after loss to the U.S.

The team that qualifies as Americas 1 has some two years to prepare for France 2023

Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot to Emma Raducanu, of Britain, during the women’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Canada’s Flushing Meadows darling Fernandez comes up short in US Open women’s final

A remarkable run to the US Open final ended in disappointment for Canada’s Leylah Fernandez

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot to Emma Raducanu, of Britain, during the women’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Field for Canadian rugby sevens events diluted by pandemic-related issues

New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among countries missing

Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot to Aryna Sabalenka,of Belarus, during the semifinals of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Teen dream: Longshot Canadian Fernandez meets longshot Raducanu in US Open final

Pair meet Saturday for the first major final between two teens since Williams/Hingis in 1999

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot to Aryna Sabalenka,of Belarus, during the semifinals of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Fraser Valley Bandits

Fraser Valley basketball Bandits earn all-star selections

Two members of the CEBL team earned second-team spots and two earned All-Canadian recognition

Fraser Valley Bandits
Former NHLer Theo Fleury stands in front of a child abuse monument as he begins “The Victor Walk” in Toronto on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Brandon University has issued a statement publicly criticizing Fleury for spreading harmful conspiracy theories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Brandon University says Theo Fleury’s recent vaccine comments a ‘stain on his legacy’

Fleury tweeted that vaccine passports would be used by pedophiles to track children

Former NHLer Theo Fleury stands in front of a child abuse monument as he begins “The Victor Walk” in Toronto on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Brandon University has issued a statement publicly criticizing Fleury for spreading harmful conspiracy theories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Larry Walker Jr. has been inducted into Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

B.C.’s Larry Walker inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown ceremony held on Wednesday afternoon

Larry Walker Jr. has been inducted into Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Chilliwack’s Jake Scarrow hits out of a bunker during the PGA of BC Championship tournament, played Aug. 24 at the Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops. (PGA of BC photo)

Chilliwack’s Jake Scarrow wins PGA of BC Championship

Scarrow started on fire and held off the field for a thrilling win in Kamloops

Chilliwack’s Jake Scarrow hits out of a bunker during the PGA of BC Championship tournament, played Aug. 24 at the Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops. (PGA of BC photo)
BCHL

Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

BCHL
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns during NFL Wildcard round action last season. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool returning to the NFL gridiron on Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers open 2021 regular season on the road in Buffalo against the Bills

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns during NFL Wildcard round action last season. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)
Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers count on Brandon O’Connor to lead inexperienced offence

The former Manitoba Bison has the size, speed and smarts to dominate the BC Football Conference

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs in Russia

Former Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick joins HC Spartak Moscow

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)