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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 13 – FEB 19, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 13 - FEB 19, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | February 19, 2021

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

Brampton Beast a Casualty of Covid-19

After 7 years of playing hockey in Brampton, the Brampton Beast of the ECHL cease operations due the the impacts of Covid-19. FULL STORY

Switzerland’s Gut-Behrami wins giant slalom gold at skiing worlds

“After going her entire career without a major championship title, Lara Gut-Behrami added a second gold medal to her burgeoning collection from this year’s skiing world championships.” FULL STORY

Bianca Andreescu loses in semifinals at Phillip Island Trophy

“Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is out of the Phillip Island Trophy after a semifinal loss on Thursday in Melbourne, Australia. The No. 2 seed from Mississauga, Ont., dropped a 6-7 (9), 6-2, 7-5 decision to No. 13 seed Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic on Friday.” FULL STORY

Blue Jays to open 2021 season at spring training home in Florida

“The Toronto Blue Jays will play some home games south of the border in 2021 as a long-rumoured plan to begin the campaign at their spring-training complex in Dunedin, Fla., was confirmed on Thursday.” FULL STORY

Virus outbreak on Spurts forces NBA to postpone 5 games

“The San Antonio Spurs are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak among four players, the NBA said Tuesday, meaning the team will not play until the middle of next week at the earliest.” FULL STORY

Raptors president Masai Ujiri says fight for equality to continue outside of courts

“Ujiri issued a statement Monday in which he thanked Raptors players, staff, ownership and fans for standing with him throughout the timeline of the lawsuit, which stemmed from an altercation with a California law enforcement officer at the 2019 NBA Finals in Oakland, California.” FULL STORY

Albertans complete world’s longest hockey game, await Guinness World Record approval

“After spending around 252 hours in frigid temperatures, a group of 40 courageous Albertans have completed what is believed to be the world’s longest hockey game — all while making a difference for cancer patients.” FULL STORY

Maple Leafs acquire Alex Galchenyuk from Hurricanes

“The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the winger from the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday in a deal that saw forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky head the other way.” FULL STORY

Blue Jays trade Derek Fisher to Brewers for cash, player to be named

“The Toronto Blue Jays have traded outfielder Derek Fisher to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later.” FULL STORY

Vincent Kriechmayr wins men’s downhill by slimmest of margins at world championships

“Vincent Kriechmayr matched two legends of Alpine skiing at the world championships Sunday by adding downhill gold to the super-G title he won three days ago. The Austrian became only the third man to complete the so-called speed double at a worlds after Hermann Maier did it in 1999 and Bode Miller in 2005.” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 13 - FEB 19, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | February 19, 2021

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

Brampton Beast a Casualty of Covid-19

After 7 years of playing hockey in Brampton, the Brampton Beast of the ECHL cease operations due the the impacts of Covid-19. FULL STORY

Switzerland’s Gut-Behrami wins giant slalom gold at skiing worlds

“After going her entire career without a major championship title, Lara Gut-Behrami added a second gold medal to her burgeoning collection from this year’s skiing world championships.” FULL STORY

Bianca Andreescu loses in semifinals at Phillip Island Trophy

“Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is out of the Phillip Island Trophy after a semifinal loss on Thursday in Melbourne, Australia. The No. 2 seed from Mississauga, Ont., dropped a 6-7 (9), 6-2, 7-5 decision to No. 13 seed Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic on Friday.” FULL STORY

Blue Jays to open 2021 season at spring training home in Florida

“The Toronto Blue Jays will play some home games south of the border in 2021 as a long-rumoured plan to begin the campaign at their spring-training complex in Dunedin, Fla., was confirmed on Thursday.” FULL STORY

Virus outbreak on Spurts forces NBA to postpone 5 games

“The San Antonio Spurs are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak among four players, the NBA said Tuesday, meaning the team will not play until the middle of next week at the earliest.” FULL STORY

Raptors president Masai Ujiri says fight for equality to continue outside of courts

“Ujiri issued a statement Monday in which he thanked Raptors players, staff, ownership and fans for standing with him throughout the timeline of the lawsuit, which stemmed from an altercation with a California law enforcement officer at the 2019 NBA Finals in Oakland, California.” FULL STORY

Albertans complete world’s longest hockey game, await Guinness World Record approval

“After spending around 252 hours in frigid temperatures, a group of 40 courageous Albertans have completed what is believed to be the world’s longest hockey game — all while making a difference for cancer patients.” FULL STORY

Maple Leafs acquire Alex Galchenyuk from Hurricanes

“The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the winger from the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday in a deal that saw forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky head the other way.” FULL STORY

Blue Jays trade Derek Fisher to Brewers for cash, player to be named

“The Toronto Blue Jays have traded outfielder Derek Fisher to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later.” FULL STORY

Vincent Kriechmayr wins men’s downhill by slimmest of margins at world championships

“Vincent Kriechmayr matched two legends of Alpine skiing at the world championships Sunday by adding downhill gold to the super-G title he won three days ago. The Austrian became only the third man to complete the so-called speed double at a worlds after Hermann Maier did it in 1999 and Bode Miller in 2005.” FULL STORY