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Last Week around the Leagues

by Fran Stuchbury
November 26, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL)

Last week the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their first Canadian Football League Grey Cup since 1990 with a 33-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, National Women's Soccer League team Sky Blue FC announced it will play its games at Red Bull Arena for the 2020 season, and the Major Arena Soccer League revised its schedule due to MetroStars Canada ceasing operations. Highlights from this week are from Canadian Football League, American Hockey League, Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and NBA G League.


Canadian Football League

The CFL's longest championship drought is over, as Winnipeg native Andrew Harris scored twice and Justin Medlock kicked six field goals to lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 33-12 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 107th Grey Cup.

Here are the highlights:

The Canadian Football League (CFL), TSN, and RDS have announced a long-term extension of their partnership. TSN and RDS will continue to receive exclusive Canadian broadcast and digital media rights in all languages to all pre-season, regular season, and playoff games, as well as, exclusive radio rights in all languages.


At a news conference led by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Janis Burke, CEO of the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck announced that Houston will host the league's centralized preseason training camp for all eight of its teams.

The XFL has officially kicked off the Football Advisory Network (F.A.N.) - a digital community that gives football fans who love the sport an interactive platform to share their feedback and have their opinions heard on all aspects of America's #1 game and the new league.


American Hockey League

Hat trick for Nikolay Goldobin and a win for the Utica Comets:

Western Hockey League

2020 NHL Draft prospect Garin Bjorklund of the Medicine Hat Tigers makes an amazing glove save to prevent a goal.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Goalie Alexis Shank with an unbelievable save for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens:


NBA G League

Canton Charge guard Sheldon Mac with a game winning buzzer beating shot with their 118-117 victory over the Long Island Nets.

Windy City Bulls guard Milton Doyle with a half court shot:


Major League Soccer

Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC supporters were out in full force to witness their respective clubs adding five current MLS players for their inaugural rosters during the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft. Miami maintained each of their Expansion Draft picks, while Nashville traded two of their selections away once the trade window reopened following the event.

Major League Soccer announced that the City of Los Angeles and Banc of California Stadium, home of Los Angeles Football Club, will host the 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on July 29. The midsummer showcase will reach new heights as the best of MLS take on the LIGA MX all-stars in a first-of-its-kind All-Star matchup during the league's milestone 25th season.

National Women's Soccer League

The New York Red Bulls and Sky Blue FC, New Jersey's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) team, have reached agreement for Sky Blue to play all 2020 home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the 2020 College Draft will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. ET at the United Soccer Coaches Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center.

United Soccer League Championship

Phoenix Rising Football Club head coach Rick Schantz was named the USL Championship Coach of the Year. It's the first time in club history a head coach has received the honor. In his first full season as the head coach, Schantz led his team to the 2019 USL Regular Season Title.

United Soccer League One

The Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Club announced it has hired a new Head Coach and Technical Director. Jimmy Obleda will lead the team in its second season of play in the United Soccer League's League One.

Major Arena Soccer League

The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced a revised 2019-2020 schedule. The revision was made necessary as a result of MetroStars Canada ceasing operations.


National Pro Fastpitch

The California Softball Commotion have named Kirk Walker as Head Coach of the newest club to join the ranks of National Pro Fastpitch. Walker will combine the coaching duties with a position as Assistant General Manager for the newly formed team.

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