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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 9 – JAN 15, 2020
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 9 - JAN 15, 2020

By Cosmos Sports | January 15, 2021

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

Golfer Justin Thomas apologizes for using homophobic slur after missing putt

A microphone picked up Thomas using the slur after he didn’t land a putt during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Golfer Justin Thomas apologized Saturday for using a homophobic slur after he missed a shot.” FULL STORY

Bianca Back: Tennis star Andreescu slated to make long-awaited return in Melbourne

“After a long wait, Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu is finally set to make her return to competitive play. Andreescu hasn’t played since a left knee injury forced her to retire from a match at the WTA Finals in October 2019.” FULL STORY

Toronto Raptors won’t have fans at Amalie Arena due to rising coronavirus cases in west Florida

“Vinik Sports Group, which owns the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena, announced Saturday that the organization wouldn’t admit fans as “COVID-19 numbers across west central Florida have risen sharply in recent days.” FULL STORY

NHL reports 27 COVID-19 cases during camps, including 17 from Dallas

“The league said the positive tests are from nine teams, including 17 positive results from the Dallas Stars, who have had their opening game postponed. The 2020-21 regular season starts Wednesday with five games.” FULL STORY

Tokyo Olympic president says it is ‘absolutely impossible’ to postpone Games again

“Tokyo Olympic president Yoshiro Mori said Tuesday “we have to proceed as planned” and host the Games this summer despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in Japan.” FULL STORY

Canucks ink Harmonic to 1-year, $1.25M contract

“The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Travis Hamonic to a one-year, $1.25-million contract, the team announced Tuesday.” FULL STORY

Walker’s appeal denied, Canadian show jumping team remains disqualified from Tokyo

“Canadian show jumper Nicole Walker’s appeal of a doping violation has been denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Canada finished fourth in the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru to qualify for Tokyo, but the disqualification of Walker’s scores dropped the team to seventh.” FULL STORY

Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus before Australian Open

“Andy Murray has tested positive for the coronavirus days before he was due to leave Britain for the Australian Open. The three-time Grand Slam champion is isolating at home near London and still hopes to compete in Australia when it is safe to travel, the person said.” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 9 - JAN 15, 2020

By Cosmos Sports | January 15, 2021

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

Golfer Justin Thomas apologizes for using homophobic slur after missing putt

A microphone picked up Thomas using the slur after he didn’t land a putt during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Golfer Justin Thomas apologized Saturday for using a homophobic slur after he missed a shot.” FULL STORY

Bianca Back: Tennis star Andreescu slated to make long-awaited return in Melbourne

“After a long wait, Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu is finally set to make her return to competitive play. Andreescu hasn’t played since a left knee injury forced her to retire from a match at the WTA Finals in October 2019.” FULL STORY

Toronto Raptors won’t have fans at Amalie Arena due to rising coronavirus cases in west Florida

“Vinik Sports Group, which owns the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena, announced Saturday that the organization wouldn’t admit fans as “COVID-19 numbers across west central Florida have risen sharply in recent days.” FULL STORY

NHL reports 27 COVID-19 cases during camps, including 17 from Dallas

“The league said the positive tests are from nine teams, including 17 positive results from the Dallas Stars, who have had their opening game postponed. The 2020-21 regular season starts Wednesday with five games.” FULL STORY

Tokyo Olympic president says it is ‘absolutely impossible’ to postpone Games again

“Tokyo Olympic president Yoshiro Mori said Tuesday “we have to proceed as planned” and host the Games this summer despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in Japan.” FULL STORY

Canucks ink Harmonic to 1-year, $1.25M contract

“The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Travis Hamonic to a one-year, $1.25-million contract, the team announced Tuesday.” FULL STORY

Walker’s appeal denied, Canadian show jumping team remains disqualified from Tokyo

“Canadian show jumper Nicole Walker’s appeal of a doping violation has been denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Canada finished fourth in the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru to qualify for Tokyo, but the disqualification of Walker’s scores dropped the team to seventh.” FULL STORY

Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus before Australian Open

“Andy Murray has tested positive for the coronavirus days before he was due to leave Britain for the Australian Open. The three-time Grand Slam champion is isolating at home near London and still hopes to compete in Australia when it is safe to travel, the person said.” FULL STORY