Grab the remote and get comfy with World Rugby Sevens, FA Cup Finals + LOTS MORE you won’t want to miss!
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HSBC Rugby Sevens
I don’t know about you but I’m READY for action this weekend as the HSBC World Rugby Series continues in Dubai.
Matches in Dubai will be played across two pitches starting at 9am local time on Friday beginning with France vs. Great Britain in women’s pool B. ANNNDDD the format is a little unusual, so here’s how it all works…
The 10 participating teams are divided into two pools of five with each team playing each other in the pool. The pool placings then decide the classification matches, with no quarter or semi finals, meaning the teams who top their respective pools will contest the gold medal final.
SO at the end of two full days of speed, skill and drama on the field, the women’s gold medal final will take place on Saturday afternoon.
Check out the game schedule here 👉 SCHEDULE
Here’s what I think… Australia will enter Pool A feeling confident after their victory last weekend. BUT this was their first title of the Series since 2018 sooooo Group A is looking like it can go to anyone (including Canada)!
Group B, however, includes three of the top four placed teams from the Tokyo Olympic Games as silver medalists France, bronze medalist Fiji and fourth placed Great Britain prepare to do battle alongside USA and Ireland.
You do not want to miss this! Check out the HSBC World Rugby Sevens, Friday and Saturday afternoon on CBC Sports, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series app, World Rugby Sevens Facebook and the World Rugby YouTube channel.
It’s hockey season baby! And the PHF is in full swing as it enters its fourth weekend of competition.
Right now, the Boston Pride are sitting at the top of the standings just above the Toronto Six. These two teams are facing off this weekend so a Toronto win can push them into a tie atop the leaderboard. It is a tight race though and it’s still early in the season so I won’t get too excited… yet.
I have eyes on Boston Pride’s Kaleigh Fratkin who was just awarded a second consecutive defender of the year award. PLUS last week the Pride blue liner reached a monumental milestone of 100 PHF career games. Sooooo it’s safe to say Fratkin is a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully Toronto’s forward line is strong enough to sneak a few in.
IFF Women’s World Floorball Championships
Women’s floorball is coming to your screens THIS WEEKEND! And it’s not just any women’s floorball, it’s WORLDS and the finals are on Sunday... it’s going to be gooooood. 🥇🥈🥉
The Women’s World Floorball Championship is an international floorball competition contested by the women’s national teams of the members of the International Floorball Federation (IFF). Quarter finals kicked off yesterday and will be continuing today with semis on Saturday and finals on Sunday.
Take a look at the match schedule 👉 SCHEDULE
FA Women’s Cup Final
FA WSL returns to action this weekend with its biggest match of the season. YUP you guessed it… THE WOMEN’S CUP FINAL between Arsenal and Chelsea.
A couple things I want to note… Arsenal last won the FA Cup in 2016 while Chelsea last picked up the trophy in 2018 (beating the Gunners). ALSO Arsenal are the most successful side in FA Cup history and could win the title for the 15th time on Sunday, while Chelsea go in search of their third W.
So basically what I’m trying to say is both sides know what it takes to win and it’s going to be a really good game. ALSO Jessie Fleming will be representing Chelsea for the chance to take home ANOTHER first place trophy/medal this year after winning gold at the Olympics with Team Canada earlier this year.
Tune into the FA Women’s Cup Final Sunday at 9am ET on Sportsnet!
A Quick Look Back: MAJOR news you need to know from this week 🚨
🎾 WTA suspends tourneys in China: On Nov. 2, 2021, Chinese professional tennis player, Peng Shuai, posted a sexual assault allegation on social media against a top Chinese government official. Since then, Shuai has been out of the public eye, causing concern for her safety. Chinese authorities have failed to look into this.
On Nov. 21, 2021, IOC President Thomas Bach said he spoke with Peng on a 30-minute video call and that she looked to be "doing fine" and wanted privacy. (IOC did not release video or a transcript of the call, nor the details of how it was all arranged.) Some have said if Peng were really safe and free to speak, she would not have called the IOC. Athletes, celebrities, and fans have been calling for action.
wta @WTA"With the full support of the WTA Board of Directors, I am announcing the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong."
China was to be the setting for WTA Finals through to 2030. Not to mention the country generates billions of dollars for numerous sports entities, including the WTA.
🇨🇦⚽️ Still ways to go for women's soccer: She may have landed her dream job, but far too many Canadian women's soccer pros know it comes with the sacrifice of leaving home. Rhian Wilkinson is now the head coach of the Portland Thorns. Yeah - you heard me. Wilkinson AND Christine Sinclair are on the SAME TEAM!!! Just take that in for a moment... In her introductory press conference, the former NWSL player said the scarcity of opportunity up north is "embarrassing" and needs to change.
⛹🏽♀️ Azzi Fudd signs with Steph Curry’s brand: The superstar freshman out of UConn signed a partnership with SC30 Inc. making her the brand's first athlete to partner with. Recent change in the NCAA’s rules has allowed college athletes to profit during their college years without jeopardizing their collegiate eligibility. According to an ESPN report, this partnership means Curry will help Fudd balance basketball, education, and her growing fame as a face for women’s basketball.
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