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Championship Figure Skating: Italian Grand Prix ⛸
Lace up those skates and turn on your TV, the Italian Grand Prix of Figure skating is ON! And instead of heading to Beijing for one final pre-Olympic test event, some of the world’s best figure skaters are set to compete in Torino this weekend.
It’s looking like a pretty stacked lineup with a trio of world champions set to take the ice. Anna Shcherbakova of Russia will be making her Grand Prix season debut after winning worlds in April. PLUS China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong (two-time world champs) are skating for the second week straight after winning gold at Skate Canada.
The lone Canadian entry in Torino will be the ice dance duo of Carolane Soucisse, of Châteauguay, Quebec, and Shane Firus, of North Vancouver, B.C. This will be their second competition on the Grand Prix circuit this season, skating to a seventh place finish at Skate America.
Action from the third ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event of the season begins TODAY. Full schedule of the events below.
Saturday, Nov. 6: Women's free (10 a.m. ET), ice dance free dance (12:10 p.m. ET), pairs free (2:05 p.m. ET)
Sunday, Nov. 7: Gala exhibition (9 a.m. ET)
IT’S ALMOST HERE! The seventh season of PHF (formerly known as the NWHL) is nearly upon us with season opener games starting tomorrow afternoon.
On the horizon is a 20-game season for all six teams, sooooo we have 60 regular season games to look forward to. 🤩
The Boston Pride are the reigning Isobel Cup champs but we saw a flurry of activity over the offseason that may very well shuffle up the power rankings. Each team has both lost and acquired key pieces in their pursuit of the Cup and, as always, there is a new wave of rookies who are ready to make their mark on the league.
Metropolitan Riveters vs. Connecticut Whale - Saturday at 2pm ET
Buffalo Beauts vs. Toronto 6ix - Saturday at 7pm ET
Boston Pride vs. Minnesota Whitecaps - Saturday at 7pm ET
Boston Pride vs. Minnesota Whitecaps - Sunday at 1pm ET
Metropolitan Riveters vs. Connecticut Whale - Sunday at 2pm ET
Get your popcorn ready… The 2021 NWSL playoffs begin on Sunday and I CAN’T WAIT to see how the postseason shakes out.
The action starts with quarter final matchups between the fourth-seeded Chicago Red Stars and fifth-seeded Gotham FC as well as the third-seeded Washington Spirit and sixth-seeded North Carolina Courage.
The Portland Thorns topped the regular-season standings followed closely by the OL Reign - earning both teams a quarter final bye. Portland will face the winner of the Chicago/Gotham FC matchup. And OL Reign will meet the winner of the Washington/North Carolina matchup.
Games this weekend:
Chicago Red Stars vs. Gotham FC - Sunday at 3pm ET
Washington Spirit vs. North Carolina Courage - Sunday at 5:30pm ET
A quick look back: “Wow!” moments from this week!
🏀 Drake calls for Toronto WNBA team: Grammy-award winning artist and Global Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, Drake has been a driving force in helping grow the team’s brand in recent seasons AND he has his sights set on a WNBA team.
“@WNBA I need a Toronto team,” Drake wrote on his Instagram story earlier this week.
Sooooo is Drake’s plea enough to get a Toronto WNBA team in the works? Fingers crossed 🤞.
🗳2021 NWSL awards voting: The National Women's Soccer League announced today the list of 2021 NWSL Awards featuring the Most Valuable Player, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. The 2021 NWSL Awards are voted upon in two rounds with fans having the opportunity to participate in the final round of the voting process. Click the link below to cast your votes!
🏆 NWSL Golden Boot: Washington Spirit forward Ashley Hatch has been named the 2021 NWSL Golden Boot winner, finishing as the league’s top scorer in the regular season with 10 goals in 20 contests.
🏟 WSL Player of the month: Arsenal’s Katie McCabe has been named WSL player of the month for October. McCabe has been in excellent form for Arsenal, who are top of the table with five wins from five. McCabe scored stunning goals for the Gunners in their league wins over Aston Villa and Everton in October. The goal against Villa also secured her the Goal of the Month award.
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