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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 16 – JAN 22, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 16 - JAN 22, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | January 22, 2021

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

1 player among positive tests for COVID-19 ahead of Australian Open

“Four more Australian Open participants, including one player, have been recorded with COVID-19 infections and more cases may come to light as testing continues, officials said on Monday. Canada’s Vasek Pospisil as well as Bianca Andreescu’s coach, Sylvain Bruneau, are among those being quarantined.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Lewis Irving claims aerials bronze for 1st podium in nearly a year

“Lewis Irving of Quebec City reached the podium for the fourth time in his aerials career on Sunday, scoring 120.36 points for a bronze medal in World Cup action in Yaroslavl, Russia.” FULL STORY

Kripps, Stones earn back-to-back bobsleigh bronze, leading Canadian 4-man crew

“Canadian pilot Justin Kripps and his crew earned a bronze medal at a men’s 4-man bobsleigh World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday.” FULL STORY

Blue Jays sign All-Star outfielder George Springer

“The Blue Jays have signed star free agent outfielder George Springer, with Toronto and the three-time All Star agreeing to a deal on Tuesday pending a physical. The contract is reportedly for six years and US$150 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.” FULL STORY

Canadian Premier League aiming to start 2021 season in May

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPL postponed the start of last season from the scheduled start date of April 11, 2020. The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced it is targeting the Victoria Day long weekend to kick off the 2021 season.” FULL STORY

Pant guides India to historic, series-clinching win at Brisbane Cricket Ground

“India reached 329-7 to win by three wickets, replacing the 1951 Australian team for that record.” FULL STORY

NHL fines Caps US$100,000 for safety violations, as COVID-19 rattles schedule

“The National Hockey League (NHL) fined the Washington Capitals US$100,000 for violating COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, the first financial penalty related to the novel coronavirus it has handed down.” FULL STORY

Canada Basketball takes issue with FIBA sanctions for missing games during pandemic

“Canada Basketball says it is disappointed with sanctions handed down by basketball’s international governing body after the country pulled out of two FIBA AmeriCup 2022 qualifying games in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. FIBA announced Wednesday that Canada Basketball has been fined 160,000 Swiss francs (C$227,138) and docked a point in the standings for withdrawing from games against Cuba on Nov. 29 and the US Virgin Islands on Nov. 30.” FULL STORY

International ski and snowboard bubble planned for Calgary cancelled

“A proposed Calgary snow bubble is no longer going forward. On Wednesday morning, the international governing body for skiing and snowboarding (FIS), in consultation with Freestyle Canada and Canada Snowboard, decided not to continue with plans to host the 2021 world championships proposed for Calgary.” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 16 - JAN 22, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | January 22, 2021

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

1 player among positive tests for COVID-19 ahead of Australian Open

“Four more Australian Open participants, including one player, have been recorded with COVID-19 infections and more cases may come to light as testing continues, officials said on Monday. Canada’s Vasek Pospisil as well as Bianca Andreescu’s coach, Sylvain Bruneau, are among those being quarantined.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Lewis Irving claims aerials bronze for 1st podium in nearly a year

“Lewis Irving of Quebec City reached the podium for the fourth time in his aerials career on Sunday, scoring 120.36 points for a bronze medal in World Cup action in Yaroslavl, Russia.” FULL STORY

Kripps, Stones earn back-to-back bobsleigh bronze, leading Canadian 4-man crew

“Canadian pilot Justin Kripps and his crew earned a bronze medal at a men’s 4-man bobsleigh World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday.” FULL STORY

Blue Jays sign All-Star outfielder George Springer

“The Blue Jays have signed star free agent outfielder George Springer, with Toronto and the three-time All Star agreeing to a deal on Tuesday pending a physical. The contract is reportedly for six years and US$150 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.” FULL STORY

Canadian Premier League aiming to start 2021 season in May

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPL postponed the start of last season from the scheduled start date of April 11, 2020. The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced it is targeting the Victoria Day long weekend to kick off the 2021 season.” FULL STORY

Pant guides India to historic, series-clinching win at Brisbane Cricket Ground

“India reached 329-7 to win by three wickets, replacing the 1951 Australian team for that record.” FULL STORY

NHL fines Caps US$100,000 for safety violations, as COVID-19 rattles schedule

“The National Hockey League (NHL) fined the Washington Capitals US$100,000 for violating COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, the first financial penalty related to the novel coronavirus it has handed down.” FULL STORY

Canada Basketball takes issue with FIBA sanctions for missing games during pandemic

“Canada Basketball says it is disappointed with sanctions handed down by basketball’s international governing body after the country pulled out of two FIBA AmeriCup 2022 qualifying games in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. FIBA announced Wednesday that Canada Basketball has been fined 160,000 Swiss francs (C$227,138) and docked a point in the standings for withdrawing from games against Cuba on Nov. 29 and the US Virgin Islands on Nov. 30.” FULL STORY

International ski and snowboard bubble planned for Calgary cancelled

“A proposed Calgary snow bubble is no longer going forward. On Wednesday morning, the international governing body for skiing and snowboarding (FIS), in consultation with Freestyle Canada and Canada Snowboard, decided not to continue with plans to host the 2021 world championships proposed for Calgary.” FULL STORY