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

By Cosmos Sports | March 12, 2021

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

CFL, U.S. -based XFL in discussions about potential partnership

“Twenty-six years after being released by the Calgary Stampeders, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson is looking at re-establishing his CFL ties.” FULL STORY

Raptors adviser and trailblazer Wayne Embry honoured for commitment to social justice

“Toronto Raptors senior basketball adviser Wayne Embry is one of three winners of an award recognizing a commitment to social justice.” FULL STORY

Canada Soccer names roster for men’s Olympic qualifying tournament

“Biello’s final 20-man roster features five players from the Vancouver Whitecaps (Derek Cornelius, Michael Baldisimo, Ryan Raposo, Theo Bair and Patrick Metcalf) and four from CF Montreal (James Pantemis, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Zorhan Bassong and Ballou Tabla).” FULL STORY

‘Energy’ and ‘Elks’: Edmonton Football Team eyes 2 more potential names

“Lawyers for the Edmonton Football Team have filed trademark applications for two more potential candidates to be the team’s new name.” FULL STORY

Kingsbury wins dual moguls race for 2nd world title in 2 days in Kazakhstan

“Canadian star has 6 career gold; teammate Sofiane Gagnon 4th in women’s event.” FULL STORY

NHL announces 7-year TV rights deal with ESPN

“The National Hockey League and ESPN are together again: The two sides announced a seven-year agreement Wednesday beginning next season that includes four Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL All-Star game and comprehensive streaming rights.” FULL STORY

RBC Canadian Open cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

“The RBC Canadian Open has been pulled from the PGA Tour schedule for the second straight year, marking one of the first cancellations of a major annual Canadian sports event in the summer of 2021.” FULL STORY

Toronto Six get another chance to capture 1st-ever NWHL title after COVID-19 pause

“The Toronto Six will get another chance to hoist the Isobel Cup. The National Women’s Hockey League plans to complete its playoffs March 26-27 in Brighton, Mass., after its COVID-19 bubble burst in Lake Placid, N.Y., last month.” FULL STORY

Canadian Premier League opens up about finances, saying it’s time for transparency

“Salary cap to remain $1.2 million; goal to become among top 3 leagues in CONCACAF.” FULL STORY

Raptors plan to use all-female broadcast crew for televised March 24 game

“The Toronto Raptors will have women in every on-air role on a televised game later this month. The NBA team made the announcement on International Women’s Day.” FULL STORY

Women are the strength of Canada’s Summer Olympic team

“It’s International Women’s Day, which means it’s a great time to repeat this stat: women won 16 of Canada’s 22 medals at the last Summer Olympics, including three of the four gold.” FULL STORY

Djokovic breaks Federer’s record for most weeks as ATP No. 1

“Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday.” FULL STORY

Charles Hamelin captures 1,500m world title at short track worlds

“Canada’s Charles Hamelin secured the 1,500m world title at the ISU world short track speed skating championships Saturday in Dordrecht, Netherlands.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Sarault captures silver, bronze medals at short track worlds

“Canada’s Courtney Sarault added to her medal haul at the short track world championships on Sunday in Dordrecht, Netherlands.” FULL STORY

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

By Cosmos Sports | March 12, 2021

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

CFL, U.S. -based XFL in discussions about potential partnership

“Twenty-six years after being released by the Calgary Stampeders, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson is looking at re-establishing his CFL ties.” FULL STORY

Raptors adviser and trailblazer Wayne Embry honoured for commitment to social justice

“Toronto Raptors senior basketball adviser Wayne Embry is one of three winners of an award recognizing a commitment to social justice.” FULL STORY

Canada Soccer names roster for men’s Olympic qualifying tournament

“Biello’s final 20-man roster features five players from the Vancouver Whitecaps (Derek Cornelius, Michael Baldisimo, Ryan Raposo, Theo Bair and Patrick Metcalf) and four from CF Montreal (James Pantemis, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Zorhan Bassong and Ballou Tabla).” FULL STORY

‘Energy’ and ‘Elks’: Edmonton Football Team eyes 2 more potential names

“Lawyers for the Edmonton Football Team have filed trademark applications for two more potential candidates to be the team’s new name.” FULL STORY

Kingsbury wins dual moguls race for 2nd world title in 2 days in Kazakhstan

“Canadian star has 6 career gold; teammate Sofiane Gagnon 4th in women’s event.” FULL STORY

NHL announces 7-year TV rights deal with ESPN

“The National Hockey League and ESPN are together again: The two sides announced a seven-year agreement Wednesday beginning next season that includes four Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL All-Star game and comprehensive streaming rights.” FULL STORY

RBC Canadian Open cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

“The RBC Canadian Open has been pulled from the PGA Tour schedule for the second straight year, marking one of the first cancellations of a major annual Canadian sports event in the summer of 2021.” FULL STORY

Toronto Six get another chance to capture 1st-ever NWHL title after COVID-19 pause

“The Toronto Six will get another chance to hoist the Isobel Cup. The National Women’s Hockey League plans to complete its playoffs March 26-27 in Brighton, Mass., after its COVID-19 bubble burst in Lake Placid, N.Y., last month.” FULL STORY

Canadian Premier League opens up about finances, saying it’s time for transparency

“Salary cap to remain $1.2 million; goal to become among top 3 leagues in CONCACAF.” FULL STORY

Raptors plan to use all-female broadcast crew for televised March 24 game

“The Toronto Raptors will have women in every on-air role on a televised game later this month. The NBA team made the announcement on International Women’s Day.” FULL STORY

Women are the strength of Canada’s Summer Olympic team

“It’s International Women’s Day, which means it’s a great time to repeat this stat: women won 16 of Canada’s 22 medals at the last Summer Olympics, including three of the four gold.” FULL STORY

Djokovic breaks Federer’s record for most weeks as ATP No. 1

“Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday.” FULL STORY

Charles Hamelin captures 1,500m world title at short track worlds

“Canada’s Charles Hamelin secured the 1,500m world title at the ISU world short track speed skating championships Saturday in Dordrecht, Netherlands.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Sarault captures silver, bronze medals at short track worlds

“Canada’s Courtney Sarault added to her medal haul at the short track world championships on Sunday in Dordrecht, Netherlands.” FULL STORY