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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF AUG 23 – Aug 28, 2020
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF AUG 23 - AUG 28, 2020

By Cosmos Sports | August 28, 2020

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

Raptors rout Nets for 1st playoff sweep in franchise history

Record after record has been broken after the Raptors earn their first playoff sweep against the Brooklyn Nets to advance to the semifinals. FULL STORY

NHL players, coaches say 'bubble fatigue' is a real thing

Players and coaches weigh in on the mental challenges arising from the NHL bubble, labelling it as “bubble fatigue.” FULL STORY

NHL announces no positive COVID-19 tests after fourth week of Phase 4

For the fourth consecutive week, the NHL report zero COVID-19 cases within their Canadian bubbles. FULL STORY

MLB struggles to keep afloat amidst COVID-19

COVID outbreaks among MLB teams have caused some teams to have played more games than others thus far, raising concern about plans to finish the season. FULL STORY

Coronavirus Poses 5 Huge Threats To The Future Of Sports

Understanding the impact COVID-19 will have on multiple facets of the sports industry including financial and medical threats as well as threats to youth and amateur sports. FULL STORY

How The Sports Industry Used The Rise Of Social Media

“With the right social media strategy, sports leagues and sports-related businesses can capitalize on real-time engagement and quality content to satisfy the most discerning sports aficionados” (Burns, 2020). FULL STORY

How the NBA Bubble Works

A breakdown of how the NBA bubble has been successful and why it may not work for other major sports leagues. FULL STORY

The Impact become Canada's 1st pro team to play with spectators since start of pandemic

Montreal Impact becomes the first Canadian professional team to play in front of spectators, scattering 250 fans across the stadium. FULL STORY

HOW HAVE LIVE SPORTS AND SPORTS BROADCAST HAD TO ADJUST TO COVID-19; WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF SPORTS BROADCAST?

A look at how the broadcasting world adapted to COVID-19 and what learnings made during lockdown will define the future of sports broadcasting. FULL STORY

Stab at the Future — Elevating the fan experience

Opportunities are endless as the sports industry looks to new ways for fan engagement post pandemic. FULL STORY

Raptors' playoff series opener against Celtics postponed

The Raptors game against the Celtics has been postponed after NBA players refuse to play, demanding justice for the shooting by Wisconsin police on Sunday. FULL STORY

NBA players decide to continue playoffs following boycott, per report; games could resume Friday or Saturday

After the NBA boycott threatened the continuation of the playoffs, players have decided to continue playing this weekend. FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF AUG 23 - AUG 28, 2020

By Cosmos Sports | August 28, 2020

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

Raptors rout Nets for 1st playoff sweep in franchise history

Record after record has been broken after the Raptors earn their first playoff sweep against the Brooklyn Nets to advance to the semifinals. FULL STORY

NHL players, coaches say 'bubble fatigue' is a real thing

Players and coaches weigh in on the mental challenges arising from the NHL bubble, labelling it as “bubble fatigue.” FULL STORY

NHL announces no positive COVID-19 tests after fourth week of Phase 4

For the fourth consecutive week, the NHL report zero COVID-19 cases within their Canadian bubbles. FULL STORY

MLB struggles to keep afloat amidst COVID-19

COVID outbreaks among MLB teams have caused some teams to have played more games than others thus far, raising concern about plans to finish the season. FULL STORY

Coronavirus Poses 5 Huge Threats To The Future Of Sports

Understanding the impact COVID-19 will have on multiple facets of the sports industry including financial and medical threats as well as threats to youth and amateur sports. FULL STORY

How The Sports Industry Used The Rise Of Social Media

“With the right social media strategy, sports leagues and sports-related businesses can capitalize on real-time engagement and quality content to satisfy the most discerning sports aficionados” (Burns, 2020). FULL STORY

How the NBA Bubble Works

A breakdown of how the NBA bubble has been successful and why it may not work for other major sports leagues. FULL STORY

The Impact become Canada's 1st pro team to play with spectators since start of pandemic

Montreal Impact becomes the first Canadian professional team to play in front of spectators, scattering 250 fans across the stadium. FULL STORY

HOW HAVE LIVE SPORTS AND SPORTS BROADCAST HAD TO ADJUST TO COVID-19; WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF SPORTS BROADCAST?

A look at how the broadcasting world adapted to COVID-19 and what learnings made during lockdown will define the future of sports broadcasting. FULL STORY

Stab at the Future — Elevating the fan experience

Opportunities are endless as the sports industry looks to new ways for fan engagement post pandemic. FULL STORY

Raptors' playoff series opener against Celtics postponed

The Raptors game against the Celtics has been postponed after NBA players refuse to play, demanding justice for the shooting by Wisconsin police on Sunday. FULL STORY

NBA players decide to continue playoffs following boycott, per report; games could resume Friday or Saturday

After the NBA boycott threatened the continuation of the playoffs, players have decided to continue playing this weekend. FULL STORY