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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF MAR 27 – APR 1, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF MAR 27 - APR 1, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | April 1, 2021

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

Montreal Alouettes embrace possibility of NFL games being played in CFL city

“The Montreal Alouettes are embracing the possibility of NFL games being played in their city.” FULL STORY

Andreescu books spot in Miami Open semifinals with win over Sorribes Tormo

“Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has reached the final four at the Miami Open.” FULL STORY

Officials at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, Vancouver’s BC Place express NFL interest

“Operators of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and Vancouver’s BC Place say they are interested in exploring opportunities to host NFL games.” FULL STORY

CFL, XFL face plenty of hurdles if they want to join forces and form a partnership

“The CFL and XFL are continuing their talks on a potential partnership and ways to grow the game.” FULL STORY

Organizers announce formation of 14-team pro North American Rugby League

“A new professional rugby league circuit is set to kick off this summer in North America. Organizers of the North American Rugby League say play will begin in June with 12 American teams. Two Canadian franchises, in Toronto and Ottawa, are slated to join in 2022.” FULL STORY

Steve Nash becomes 1st Canadian player elected to FIBA Hall of Fame

“It’s been over 20 years since Canada’s Steve Nash starred in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but the point guard is still earning accolades. The two-time NBA MVP and Brooklyn Nets head coach became the first Canadian player elected into the FIBA Hall of Fame on Tuesday.” FULL STORY

Lisa Haley joins NWHL as senior vice-president of hockey operations

“Nova Scotia native, ex-Toronto Six assistant coach has wealth of hockey experience.” FULL STORY

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3-game pre-season

“The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the pre-season to three games.” FULL STORY

Bombers report $7M loss in 2020 due to cancelled CFL season, other restrictions

“The Winnipeg Blue Bombers say in their 2020 annual report that restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a $7-million loss.” FULL STORY

Shady El Nahas’ gold completes successful weekend for Canadian judokas in Georgia

“The Montreal resident defeated local favourite Illia Sulamanidze to claim his first-ever Grand Slam victory on the final day of competition.” FULL STORY

Canadian Adam Svensson captures Korn Ferry Tour tournament title

“Canada’s Adam Svensson captured the title at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Club Car Championship at The Landings Club on Sunday.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Liam Brearley wins World Cup snowboard slopestyle silver in Switzerland

“Breakout Canadian snowboarder Liam Brearley captured a silver medal at the final FIS World Cup slopestyle competition of the season in Silvaplana, Switzerland, on Sunday.” FULL STORY

Boston Pride edge Minnesota Whitecaps in long-awaited Isobel Cup final

“Lexie Laing and Taylor Wenczkowski scored power play goals and the Boston Pride became the first two-time winner of the Isobel Cup with a 4-3 win over the defending champion Minnesota Whitecaps on Saturday night.” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF MAR 27 - APR 1, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | April 1, 2021

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

Montreal Alouettes embrace possibility of NFL games being played in CFL city

“The Montreal Alouettes are embracing the possibility of NFL games being played in their city.” FULL STORY

Andreescu books spot in Miami Open semifinals with win over Sorribes Tormo

“Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has reached the final four at the Miami Open.” FULL STORY

Officials at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, Vancouver’s BC Place express NFL interest

“Operators of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and Vancouver’s BC Place say they are interested in exploring opportunities to host NFL games.” FULL STORY

CFL, XFL face plenty of hurdles if they want to join forces and form a partnership

“The CFL and XFL are continuing their talks on a potential partnership and ways to grow the game.” FULL STORY

Organizers announce formation of 14-team pro North American Rugby League

“A new professional rugby league circuit is set to kick off this summer in North America. Organizers of the North American Rugby League say play will begin in June with 12 American teams. Two Canadian franchises, in Toronto and Ottawa, are slated to join in 2022.” FULL STORY

Steve Nash becomes 1st Canadian player elected to FIBA Hall of Fame

“It’s been over 20 years since Canada’s Steve Nash starred in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but the point guard is still earning accolades. The two-time NBA MVP and Brooklyn Nets head coach became the first Canadian player elected into the FIBA Hall of Fame on Tuesday.” FULL STORY

Lisa Haley joins NWHL as senior vice-president of hockey operations

“Nova Scotia native, ex-Toronto Six assistant coach has wealth of hockey experience.” FULL STORY

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3-game pre-season

“The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the pre-season to three games.” FULL STORY

Bombers report $7M loss in 2020 due to cancelled CFL season, other restrictions

“The Winnipeg Blue Bombers say in their 2020 annual report that restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a $7-million loss.” FULL STORY

Shady El Nahas’ gold completes successful weekend for Canadian judokas in Georgia

“The Montreal resident defeated local favourite Illia Sulamanidze to claim his first-ever Grand Slam victory on the final day of competition.” FULL STORY

Canadian Adam Svensson captures Korn Ferry Tour tournament title

“Canada’s Adam Svensson captured the title at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Club Car Championship at The Landings Club on Sunday.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Liam Brearley wins World Cup snowboard slopestyle silver in Switzerland

“Breakout Canadian snowboarder Liam Brearley captured a silver medal at the final FIS World Cup slopestyle competition of the season in Silvaplana, Switzerland, on Sunday.” FULL STORY

Boston Pride edge Minnesota Whitecaps in long-awaited Isobel Cup final

“Lexie Laing and Taylor Wenczkowski scored power play goals and the Boston Pride became the first two-time winner of the Isobel Cup with a 4-3 win over the defending champion Minnesota Whitecaps on Saturday night.” FULL STORY