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LANGLEY, B.C. -- Denise Watkins is banking on Canadas rich lacrosse history making a difference as the National Lacrosse League ventures into Vancouver for a second time. Watkins is the co-owner, along with her husband Bill, of the new Vancouver Stealth, which has relocated to suburban Langley, B.C., after it could not find its niche in Everett, Wash. "I dont think anything per se went wrong," Watkins said Tuesday following an introductory news conference. "The difficulty in the United States, still, is that the sport is not well known." Lacrosse in Canada dates to the 1850s and is the countrys official summer sport, although the NLL season covers winter months. Watkins, a California native who lives in San Jose, got involved in the sport because of her son T.J., who is now a player with a Burnaby, B.C.-based junior team. Bill Watkins is a retired Silicon Valley tech company CEO who is now involved with an LED lighting company. The couple bought the Stealth in 2007 while the team was still located in San Jose, Calif. They moved the Stealth to Everett in 2010. Things did not go right for the former Vancouver Ravens franchise, either. The club, which operated from 2002-2004, was forced to fold after its ownership ran out of money. Efforts to revive the team in subsequent years were unsuccessful. The Ravens operated out of what is now known as Rogers Arena, the home of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks. But Watkins believes a shift to the Langley Events Centre, which seats 5,276 and is smaller than the homes of other NLL teams, will make a difference. Operators of the LEC, which is owned by a local municipality, have agreed to share some of the teams costs, said Watkins. LEC offered plenty of incentives to move after the former Washington Stealth played before sellout crowds at LEC in an exhibition game against the Toronto Rock and last winters NLL championship game against Rochester, because the clubs arena in Everett was not available. "The challenge of a big arena is, you have to fill it," said Watkins. "And, the bigger arenas are more expensive. So, I think, the advantage of the smaller arena is that its a bit more cost-effective." Watkins also expects to save money because most of the clubs players are from B.C., and the club will be able to reduce travel expenses. "Its been a long wait for me to be back here, and I couldnt be more thrilled," said Stealth coach Chris Hall, a Victoria native. He suggested the clubs on-floor success will also pay off at the box office. Despite its financial troubles, the Stealth reached the NLL championship game in three of the past four years and won the title in 2010. "The great thing for the Vancouver Stealth is that were not an expansion team," said Hall. "Weve got a championship pedigree." NLL commissioner George Daniel said the Stealth will increase rivalries within Canada as it competes against the Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush and Toronto. The league, he added, also has a chance to increase its TV revenues now that it has a coast-to-coast presence in Canada. Daniel said Calgary and Edmonton had a regional deal with Rogers Sportsnet while Toronto had an agreement with TSN, but the yearly contracts have expired and the league as a whole plans to negotiate a new arrangement. Noting the Watkins are "terrific owners," he contended the club is in Vancouver to stay this time. The NLL also wants to expand elsewhere in Canada. "Were not done," said Daniel. "Wed like to have more Canadian cities." Adidas Ultra Boost Black White . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. 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It was the champions closest call. Despite the loss, it was a remarkable show by the confident Swedish challenger, who had the best of the early rounds and then hung on in the fourth and fifth. Last years grand finalists West Coast risk missing the AFL finals if they dont find form quickly after suffering an upset 19-point loss to Collingwood.The Eagles, faced with a challenging run to September, desperately needed to bank four premiership points at the MCG on Saturday.Instead, they were outplayed by a side out of the finals equation, and were thumped 47-28 in clearances and beaten 13.13 (91) to 11.6 (72).West Coast now confront Fremantle, Greater Western Sydney, Hawthorn and Adelaide.They are unlikely to slip outside the top eight but, as coach Adam Simpson points out, thats far from impossible.Every game is big for us. Were still fighting for a top-eight spot, Simpson said.We will have to rely on other sides (if the Eagles keep losing).We need to keep winning. Otherwise, whats the point?Its not a lost cause ... weve got to be confident, got to be optimistic.But theres also the sense of reality, too, so weve got to work our way through it.Saturdays result was all the more remarkable because Collingwood forward Darcy Moore - arguably best on ground in the first two quarters - hurt his hamstring and played no part in the second half.Collingwood were simply too hard and too desperate, headlined by a club-record tally of 119 tackles.Our ability to not give up and still fight for the season has got to be as stronng as it ever has, Simpson said.ddddddddddddWere probably more concentrating on our mindset ... rather than ladder position.Were still very much alive but weve got to get our heads around what we need to work on.That list is reasonably long.Simpson lamented the way his charges folded at critical moments, easy goals from stoppages and how fragile the Eagles looked in early defence.Ruckman Nic Naitanui was sorely missed, with Brodie Grundy helping himself to 45 hitouts.Simpson was upbeat Naitanui would return from injury against the Dockers.We cant rely on one guy, Simpson said.Hes a good player and he will help us ... but we had 22 players out there.The Eagles trailed for most of the match but regained the lead early in the fourth term, when Jamie Cripps converted his set shot from a tight angle.The hosts response was overwhelming.Collingwood made a mockery of the low-scoring game, piling on four goals in the space of eight minutes.We didnt use the ball well at all but we were able to play the way we wanted to play long enough to get the job done, Magpies coach Nathan Buckley said.Taylor Adams and Scott Pendlebury tallied a combined 70 possessions, 24 tackles and 15 clearances for the hosts. 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