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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 6 – FEB 12, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 6 - FEB 12, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | February 12, 2021

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

Fans banned 5 days from Australian Open after COVID outbreak at quarantine hotel

“Serena Williams will be part of the weekend action at the Australian Open. Spectators will not.” FULL STORY

Wallace sends Jordan to top of scoring pylon at Daytona 500

“Bubba Wallace sent Michael Jordan to the top of the scoring pylon in the first Daytona 500 practice session for their new team and the first overall for NASCAR in more than 300 days.” FULL STORY

Pilot likely felt pressure to fly Kobe Bryant to game: safety board report

“As helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan encountered a cloud bank and decided to try to climb out of it, he was likely worried about getting his star client, Kobe Bryant, his daughter and six others to a girls basketball tournament, federal safety investigators said.

That decision cost them all their lives, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in releasing long-awaited findings of the Jan. 26, 2020, crash that killed all nine aboard.” FULL STORY

Argonauts sign 1,000-yard rusher John White on Day 1 of free agency

“The Toronto Argonauts made an early move in free agency Tuesday, signing running back John White. The 29-year-old had his first 1,000-yard rushing season in 2019 for the B.C. Lions after carrying the ball 192 times for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games.” FULL STORY

Ontario permits indoor dining for NHL teams while province under stay-at-home order

“The Ontario government announced Monday that teams competing in the NHL’s all-Canadian North Division will be permitted to dine inside certain Ontario restaurants despite ongoing stay-at-home orders within the province.” FULL STORY

Pandemic forces 2nd cancellation of women’s world curling championship

“The 2021 women’s world curling championship has been cancelled. The event, scheduled to take place from March 19-28 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, was not supported by the Swiss Local Health Authority.” FULL STORY

Chase Anderson, officially joins Phillies after off year pitching for Blue Jays

Right-hander Chase Anderson and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized their one-year, $4-million US contract on Monday.” FULL STORY

Elk, Eagles, Elements on short list of Edmonton Football Team names

“The Edmonton Football Team says it has a short list of seven candidates for its new name. Elk, Evergreens, Evergolds, Eclipse, Elkhounds, Eagles and Elements are listed as possibilities on an online survey released Monday.” FULL STORY

Opening races at ski worlds postponed due to snowstorm

“The women’s combined that was slated to open the Alpine skiing world championships on Monday was postponed due to heavy snowfall. Then organizers also pushed back the men’s super-G from Tuesday to Thursday to allow more time to clear the course.” FULL STORY

Leafs enter formal partnership with Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association

“The Toronto Maple Leafs are the latest NHL franchise to lend support to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. A partnership, announced on Saturday, includes enhanced marketing coordination and support and sponsorship consulting on commercial efforts.” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 6 - FEB 12, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | February 12, 2021

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

Fans banned 5 days from Australian Open after COVID outbreak at quarantine hotel

“Serena Williams will be part of the weekend action at the Australian Open. Spectators will not.” FULL STORY

Wallace sends Jordan to top of scoring pylon at Daytona 500

“Bubba Wallace sent Michael Jordan to the top of the scoring pylon in the first Daytona 500 practice session for their new team and the first overall for NASCAR in more than 300 days.” FULL STORY

Pilot likely felt pressure to fly Kobe Bryant to game: safety board report

“As helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan encountered a cloud bank and decided to try to climb out of it, he was likely worried about getting his star client, Kobe Bryant, his daughter and six others to a girls basketball tournament, federal safety investigators said.

That decision cost them all their lives, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in releasing long-awaited findings of the Jan. 26, 2020, crash that killed all nine aboard.” FULL STORY

Argonauts sign 1,000-yard rusher John White on Day 1 of free agency

“The Toronto Argonauts made an early move in free agency Tuesday, signing running back John White. The 29-year-old had his first 1,000-yard rushing season in 2019 for the B.C. Lions after carrying the ball 192 times for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games.” FULL STORY

Ontario permits indoor dining for NHL teams while province under stay-at-home order

“The Ontario government announced Monday that teams competing in the NHL’s all-Canadian North Division will be permitted to dine inside certain Ontario restaurants despite ongoing stay-at-home orders within the province.” FULL STORY

Pandemic forces 2nd cancellation of women’s world curling championship

“The 2021 women’s world curling championship has been cancelled. The event, scheduled to take place from March 19-28 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, was not supported by the Swiss Local Health Authority.” FULL STORY

Chase Anderson, officially joins Phillies after off year pitching for Blue Jays

Right-hander Chase Anderson and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized their one-year, $4-million US contract on Monday.” FULL STORY

Elk, Eagles, Elements on short list of Edmonton Football Team names

“The Edmonton Football Team says it has a short list of seven candidates for its new name. Elk, Evergreens, Evergolds, Eclipse, Elkhounds, Eagles and Elements are listed as possibilities on an online survey released Monday.” FULL STORY

Opening races at ski worlds postponed due to snowstorm

“The women’s combined that was slated to open the Alpine skiing world championships on Monday was postponed due to heavy snowfall. Then organizers also pushed back the men’s super-G from Tuesday to Thursday to allow more time to clear the course.” FULL STORY

Leafs enter formal partnership with Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association

“The Toronto Maple Leafs are the latest NHL franchise to lend support to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. A partnership, announced on Saturday, includes enhanced marketing coordination and support and sponsorship consulting on commercial efforts.” FULL STORY