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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)
Two victories make for a busy week for the junior Bantam Cowichan Bulldogs. (Jennifer Laver photo)

Cowichan JB Bulldogs work hard for two big wins

The Cowichan junior bantam Bulldogs played two games last week and came…

Two victories make for a busy week for the junior Bantam Cowichan Bulldogs. (Jennifer Laver photo)
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
Cowichan 49ers goalie Darian Achurch punches the ball away during a win over Vic West in February. Cowichan faces Vic West again this weekend. (Kelly Wallace photo)
Cowichan 49ers goalie Darian Achurch punches the ball away during a win over Vic West in February. Cowichan faces Vic West again this weekend. (Kelly Wallace photo)
Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)

Quamichan Lake site of rowing nationals next month

The best of the best Canadian rowers will converge on Quamichan Lake…

Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)
Cowichan Rugby Football Club logo
Cowichan Rugby Football Club logo
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
Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson speaks to the media ahead of Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Houston. Game 1 of the series starts Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Verlander, seeking 1st World Series win, opens for Astros

Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies, the first third-place team to reach a Series

Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson speaks to the media ahead of Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Houston. Game 1 of the series starts Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke runs for a touchdown during the second half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke nominated for two CFL individual awards

Victoria native was named the B.C. Lions’ nominee as top Canadian and outstanding player

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke runs for a touchdown during the second half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Seabus passenger ferry, right, travels across Burrard Inlet at sunset as downtown Vancouver and the port are seen from Burnaby Mountain, on Monday, July 11, 2022. Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says an Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympics in British Columbia is over after the province declined its support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2030 Olympic bid not quite dead, but B.C. government must join talks: First Nations

Leaders have since requested a meeting with incoming premier, say they have been turned down

A Seabus passenger ferry, right, travels across Burrard Inlet at sunset as downtown Vancouver and the port are seen from Burnaby Mountain, on Monday, July 11, 2022. Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says an Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympics in British Columbia is over after the province declined its support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks left wing Nils Hoglander (21) collides with Seattle Kraken defenceman Vince Dunn (29) as they battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Canucks snap season-opening winless skid at 7, beat Seattle Kraken 5-4

Vancouver coach Boudreau becomes fifth active coach to reach 600 wins

Vancouver Canucks left wing Nils Hoglander (21) collides with Seattle Kraken defenceman Vince Dunn (29) as they battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Kelowna’s Sandy Johal designed these speciality Diwali jerseys the Vancouver Canucks wore for warm up ahead of their game on Monday, Oct. 24 (Photo - @Canucks/Instagram)

B.C. artist designs Vancouver Canucks Diwali jerseys

The Canucks wore the speciality jersey for warm up before Monday’s game (Oct. 24)

Kelowna’s Sandy Johal designed these speciality Diwali jerseys the Vancouver Canucks wore for warm up ahead of their game on Monday, Oct. 24 (Photo - @Canucks/Instagram)
FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

B.C. won’t support bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Bid was forwarded by an Indigenous-led team for the first time in history

FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Winnipeg Jets’ Sam Gagner (right) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammate Kyle Connor during the third period of NHL action in Winnipeg on Monday, October 24, 2022. NHL players choosing their own goal songs is trending in a sport that’s historically emphasized team and downplayed the individual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade

NHL players tooting their own horn with personalized goal songs

The Buffalo Sabres introduced signature songs last season following San Jose and Washington in 2020

Winnipeg Jets’ Sam Gagner (right) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammate Kyle Connor during the third period of NHL action in Winnipeg on Monday, October 24, 2022. NHL players choosing their own goal songs is trending in a sport that’s historically emphasized team and downplayed the individual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade
The Caps next play at the Cowichan Community Centre on Sunday, Oct. 30, when they welcome the Coquitlam Express. The puck drops at 2 p.m. (Todd Blumel photo)

Struggling Cowichan Capitals trusting the process

Cowichan next hosts the Coquitlam Express on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

The Caps next play at the Cowichan Community Centre on Sunday, Oct. 30, when they welcome the Coquitlam Express. The puck drops at 2 p.m. (Todd Blumel photo)
North Delta-raised football kicker Mitch Berger with the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champ with Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. (File photo)

Super Bowl champ, 2 winning teams, trailblazers among latest BC Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Read about the 2023 class members, who ‘truly exemplify the best of sport in this province and beyond’

North Delta-raised football kicker Mitch Berger with the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champ with Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. (File photo)
Aleko Sdrakas carries the puck in a recent Kerry Park Islanders game. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Young Isles still finding footing in competitive VIJHL

Kerry Park sits fifth in the South Division

Aleko Sdrakas carries the puck in a recent Kerry Park Islanders game. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Peter Elliot makes the field goal. (Jennifer Laver photo)

Bantam Cowichan ‘Dogs dominate in win over Comox

The Bantam Cowichan Bulldogs arrived ready to roll over the weekend, dominating…

Peter Elliot makes the field goal. (Jennifer Laver photo)
Arizona Coyotes fans leave the Gila River Arena after an NHL hockey game between the Coyotes and the Nashville Predators Friday, April 29, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz., the team’s final game at the facility. The Coyotes begin life at Arizona State University on Friday when they host the Winnipeg Jets following a six-game road trip to open the schedule. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Ross D. Franklin

NHL’s Coyotes going back to college for next 3 years

Arizona poised for its first match in its new home in small Arizona State University campus arena

Arizona Coyotes fans leave the Gila River Arena after an NHL hockey game between the Coyotes and the Nashville Predators Friday, April 29, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz., the team’s final game at the facility. The Coyotes begin life at Arizona State University on Friday when they host the Winnipeg Jets following a six-game road trip to open the schedule. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Ross D. Franklin