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

By Cosmos Sports | March 19, 2021

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

Athletics Canada launches competitive track series to aid Olympic hopefuls

“On Thursday, Athletics Canada announced its Tokyo Qualifier Series—a nine-meet domestic series that offers high-level competitive opportunities to Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.” FULL STORY

Ontario sets $2.35 million for OHL post-secondary scholarships as part of initiative

“The Ontario Hockey League will receive $2.35 million from the Ontario government as part of $15.3 million in funding to support sport and recreation organizations and high-performance athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic.” FULL STORY

Canada goes for double gold as Blouin, McMorris win snowboard big air world titles

“Canada earned double gold in snowboard big air as Laurie Blouin and Mark McMorris won their respective events at the snowboard and freeski world championships on Tuesday in Aspen, Colo. Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., gave Canada a third spot on the snowboarding podium with a second-place finish in the men’s event.” FULL STORY

NWHL founder Dani Rylan Kearney resigns from posts as league adviser, team owner

“National Women’s Hockey League founder and former commissioner Dani Rylan Kearney resigned Tuesday from her post as an adviser to the league and president of the entity that owns four of its six teams.” FULL STORY

CFL dismisses report its 2021 and ‘22 seasons might be cancelled

“The CFL has denied a claim from the United Football Players Association suggesting the league will likely cancel its 2021 and ’22 seasons.” FULL STORY

LeBron James becomes partner in Boston Red Sox ownership group

”Los Angeles Lakers star also holds a stake in English soccer club Liverpool.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Riech races virtually alone on route to world record in 1,500 metres

”26-year-old shattered his own world record Saturday by 4 seconds.” FULL STORY

Canadian men to play Olympic baseball qualifier in June at Florida

“Canada’s quest to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic baseball tournament this summer will take the national men’s team to Florida in three months.” FULL STORY

Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders named NBA G League’s Basketball Executive of the Year

“Raptors 905 general manager Chad Sanders has been named the 2020-21 NBA G League executive of the year.” FULL STORY

Nate Darling makes Nova Scotia basketball history

“Bedford’s Nate Darling became the first Nova Scotian to play in the NBA regular season on Saturday night.” FULL STORY

Megan Oldham collects slopestyle bronze at freestyle skiing worlds

“Freestyle skier Megan Oldham of Parry Sound, Ont., earned her second slopestyle bronze medal in six weeks on Saturday at the world championships in Aspen, Colo.” FULL STORY

Canadian Marion Thénault wins World Cup aerials gold in Kazakhstan

“Canadian freestyle skier Marion Thénault won the first World Cup aerials gold medal of her career on Saturday in Almaty, Kazakhstan.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Reece Howden wins World Cup ski cross gold in Russia

“Canada’s Reece Howden had already clinched the men’s ski cross overall World Cup title, but he put another exclamation point on his season with a gold-medal win in Sunny Valley, Russia, on Saturday.” FULL STORY

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

By Cosmos Sports | March 19, 2021

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

Athletics Canada launches competitive track series to aid Olympic hopefuls

“On Thursday, Athletics Canada announced its Tokyo Qualifier Series—a nine-meet domestic series that offers high-level competitive opportunities to Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.” FULL STORY

Ontario sets $2.35 million for OHL post-secondary scholarships as part of initiative

“The Ontario Hockey League will receive $2.35 million from the Ontario government as part of $15.3 million in funding to support sport and recreation organizations and high-performance athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic.” FULL STORY

Canada goes for double gold as Blouin, McMorris win snowboard big air world titles

“Canada earned double gold in snowboard big air as Laurie Blouin and Mark McMorris won their respective events at the snowboard and freeski world championships on Tuesday in Aspen, Colo. Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., gave Canada a third spot on the snowboarding podium with a second-place finish in the men’s event.” FULL STORY

NWHL founder Dani Rylan Kearney resigns from posts as league adviser, team owner

“National Women’s Hockey League founder and former commissioner Dani Rylan Kearney resigned Tuesday from her post as an adviser to the league and president of the entity that owns four of its six teams.” FULL STORY

CFL dismisses report its 2021 and ‘22 seasons might be cancelled

“The CFL has denied a claim from the United Football Players Association suggesting the league will likely cancel its 2021 and ’22 seasons.” FULL STORY

LeBron James becomes partner in Boston Red Sox ownership group

”Los Angeles Lakers star also holds a stake in English soccer club Liverpool.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Riech races virtually alone on route to world record in 1,500 metres

”26-year-old shattered his own world record Saturday by 4 seconds.” FULL STORY

Canadian men to play Olympic baseball qualifier in June at Florida

“Canada’s quest to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic baseball tournament this summer will take the national men’s team to Florida in three months.” FULL STORY

Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders named NBA G League’s Basketball Executive of the Year

“Raptors 905 general manager Chad Sanders has been named the 2020-21 NBA G League executive of the year.” FULL STORY

Nate Darling makes Nova Scotia basketball history

“Bedford’s Nate Darling became the first Nova Scotian to play in the NBA regular season on Saturday night.” FULL STORY

Megan Oldham collects slopestyle bronze at freestyle skiing worlds

“Freestyle skier Megan Oldham of Parry Sound, Ont., earned her second slopestyle bronze medal in six weeks on Saturday at the world championships in Aspen, Colo.” FULL STORY

Canadian Marion Thénault wins World Cup aerials gold in Kazakhstan

“Canadian freestyle skier Marion Thénault won the first World Cup aerials gold medal of her career on Saturday in Almaty, Kazakhstan.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Reece Howden wins World Cup ski cross gold in Russia

“Canada’s Reece Howden had already clinched the men’s ski cross overall World Cup title, but he put another exclamation point on his season with a gold-medal win in Sunny Valley, Russia, on Saturday.” FULL STORY