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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 20 – FEB 26, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 20 - FEB 26, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | February 26, 2021

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

Hamilton named host of 2022 world synchronized skating championships

“Hamilton has been named the host city for the 2022 world synchronized skating championships. Skate Canada said in a release that the event will be held at FirstOntario Centre from April 7-9 next year.” FULL STORY

Canada exits SheBelieves Cup on sour note with shutout loss to Brazil

“The Canadian women exited the SheBelieves Cup on a losing note Wednesday, blanked 2-0 by Brazil to finish the four-country competition at 1-2-0. Canada was punished twice for defensive errors in the first half at Exploria Stadium before regrouping in the second to take the game to Brazil, albeit without any reward.” FULL STORY

Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record

“American Grant Holloway broke the world indoor 60m hurdles record on Wednesday, finishing in 7.29 seconds to shave 0.01 seconds off the previous mark set by Briton Colin Jackson in 1994.” FULL STORY

Hockey Night in Canada: Live streams on desktop & app

“CBC will live stream Hockey Night in Canada on all digital platforms, meaning more Canadians will be able to access the games. Here’s your guide on how to watch.” FULL STORY

Canada Soccer names 50-man provisional roster for Olympic qualifier in Mexico
Canada Soccer names 50-man provisional roster for Olympic qualifier in Mexico

“Canada has named its 50-man provisional roster for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying next month, with 21 of the players coming from the three Canadian MLS clubs.” FULL STORY

‘Unbeatable’ Charles Hamelin leads Canadian squad into short track worlds

“Ten Canadians are set to compete at the ISU world short track speed skating championships next month in Dordrecht, Netherlands, their first competition since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports last March.” FULL STORY

Timberwolves hiring Raptors’ Chris Finch as head coach after firing Saunders

“Toronto assistant Chris Finch was introduced Monday as the replacement for Ryan Saunders, who was fired the night before with the team carrying the NBA’s worst record.” FULL STORY

Fans to be allowed at New Jersey sports venues next week

“About 1,700-1,800 fans should be allowed at Devils’ games under new rules, says New Jersey Governor.” FULL STORY

Recurring leg injury forces Andreescu out of 3 more tournaments

“Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu will miss three upcoming tournaments with a leg injury.” FULL STORY

Watch World Cup women’s alpine skiing from Italy

“Click on the video player to watch live action from the women’s alpine skiing World Cup stop in Val di Fassa, Italy. Live coverage begins Friday at 5:45 a.m. ET with the downhill event and continues Saturday at 5 a.m. ET with the second downhill competition.” FULL STORY

Mets sign ex-Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar for 1 year, $5M US

”Centre-fielder Kevin Pillar and the Mets finalized a one-year, $5-million US contract on Sunday night that adds depth and balance to New York’s outfield.” FULL STORY

Canada places 8th at men’s water polo Olympic qualifier after 5th straight loss

“The young squad, hoping to avenge a loss five days ago to a Georgia side that hurt its chances of securing a Tokyo Olympic berth, dropped a 18-10 decision on Sunday — its fifth in a row after a tourney-opening win over Brazil — and finished eighth at the 11-team qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands.” FULL STORY

Djokovic overcomes torn stomach muscle to win record-extending 9th Australian Open

“Djokovic, a 33-year-old from Serbia, has won six of the last 10 majors and will stay at No. 1 in the rankings at least through March 8. That will give him 311 weeks there, breaking another mark held by Federer.” FULL STORY

FINA Men’s Water Polo Olympic Qualifiers: Canada vs Georgia

“Canada and Georgia meet in the consolation round in Rotterdam.” FULL STORY

NHL game at Lake Tahoe finally completed after bright sun, poor ice cause 8-hour delay

“The NHL decided to halt the game Saturday afternoon because bright sun and temperatures hovering around freezing led to poor ice conditions that had players and officials repeatedly falling because of holes on the ice. The game resumed 8 hours, 7 minutes later at 9:02 p.m. PST with the Avalanche leading 1-0. Colorado won the game 3-2.” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 20 - FEB 26, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | February 26, 2021

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

Hamilton named host of 2022 world synchronized skating championships

“Hamilton has been named the host city for the 2022 world synchronized skating championships. Skate Canada said in a release that the event will be held at FirstOntario Centre from April 7-9 next year.” FULL STORY

Canada exits SheBelieves Cup on sour note with shutout loss to Brazil

“The Canadian women exited the SheBelieves Cup on a losing note Wednesday, blanked 2-0 by Brazil to finish the four-country competition at 1-2-0. Canada was punished twice for defensive errors in the first half at Exploria Stadium before regrouping in the second to take the game to Brazil, albeit without any reward.” FULL STORY

Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record

“American Grant Holloway broke the world indoor 60m hurdles record on Wednesday, finishing in 7.29 seconds to shave 0.01 seconds off the previous mark set by Briton Colin Jackson in 1994.” FULL STORY

Hockey Night in Canada: Live streams on desktop & app

“CBC will live stream Hockey Night in Canada on all digital platforms, meaning more Canadians will be able to access the games. Here’s your guide on how to watch.” FULL STORY

Canada Soccer names 50-man provisional roster for Olympic qualifier in Mexico
Canada Soccer names 50-man provisional roster for Olympic qualifier in Mexico

“Canada has named its 50-man provisional roster for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying next month, with 21 of the players coming from the three Canadian MLS clubs.” FULL STORY

‘Unbeatable’ Charles Hamelin leads Canadian squad into short track worlds

“Ten Canadians are set to compete at the ISU world short track speed skating championships next month in Dordrecht, Netherlands, their first competition since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports last March.” FULL STORY

Timberwolves hiring Raptors’ Chris Finch as head coach after firing Saunders

“Toronto assistant Chris Finch was introduced Monday as the replacement for Ryan Saunders, who was fired the night before with the team carrying the NBA’s worst record.” FULL STORY

Fans to be allowed at New Jersey sports venues next week

“About 1,700-1,800 fans should be allowed at Devils’ games under new rules, says New Jersey Governor.” FULL STORY

Recurring leg injury forces Andreescu out of 3 more tournaments

“Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu will miss three upcoming tournaments with a leg injury.” FULL STORY

Watch World Cup women’s alpine skiing from Italy

“Click on the video player to watch live action from the women’s alpine skiing World Cup stop in Val di Fassa, Italy. Live coverage begins Friday at 5:45 a.m. ET with the downhill event and continues Saturday at 5 a.m. ET with the second downhill competition.” FULL STORY

Mets sign ex-Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar for 1 year, $5M US

”Centre-fielder Kevin Pillar and the Mets finalized a one-year, $5-million US contract on Sunday night that adds depth and balance to New York’s outfield.” FULL STORY

Canada places 8th at men’s water polo Olympic qualifier after 5th straight loss

“The young squad, hoping to avenge a loss five days ago to a Georgia side that hurt its chances of securing a Tokyo Olympic berth, dropped a 18-10 decision on Sunday — its fifth in a row after a tourney-opening win over Brazil — and finished eighth at the 11-team qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands.” FULL STORY

Djokovic overcomes torn stomach muscle to win record-extending 9th Australian Open

“Djokovic, a 33-year-old from Serbia, has won six of the last 10 majors and will stay at No. 1 in the rankings at least through March 8. That will give him 311 weeks there, breaking another mark held by Federer.” FULL STORY

FINA Men’s Water Polo Olympic Qualifiers: Canada vs Georgia

“Canada and Georgia meet in the consolation round in Rotterdam.” FULL STORY

NHL game at Lake Tahoe finally completed after bright sun, poor ice cause 8-hour delay

“The NHL decided to halt the game Saturday afternoon because bright sun and temperatures hovering around freezing led to poor ice conditions that had players and officials repeatedly falling because of holes on the ice. The game resumed 8 hours, 7 minutes later at 9:02 p.m. PST with the Avalanche leading 1-0. Colorado won the game 3-2.” FULL STORY