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Jays Get Their Bats Back
Jose Bautista signed with the Toronto Blue Jays after a seemingly endless off-season negotiation. The agreed upon salary is $18.5 million USD on a one-year deal that includes team and player options for future years. In the end he chose the Blue Jays over other clubs and offers because he wanted to be back.
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) January 18, 2017
Red is the New Blue
Sticking with Jays news, the team unveiled alternate uniforms this week. The team is honoring #Canada150 with a uniform that consists of simply red and white. Simple change yet seemingly effective. We’ll hear how it all pans out once the jersey sales have been counted.
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) January 20, 2017
Superbowl Commercials Reach Canada
Our own Adam Puddicombe dishes on a recent CRTC ruling which basically means any Canadian tuning into the American broadcaster of the SuperBowl can watch the big budget commercials.
— #Sportsbiz Canada (@sportsbizcanada) January 23, 2017
Rugby Sevens Sellout
Rugby Sevens had a splashy debut at the Rio 2016 Olympics as an electric spectator sport. Vancouver is set to host the HSBC Canada Sevens in March and it was already announced that tickets have sold out. Bring on the scrum!
ICYMI: Tickets are no longer available for the HSBC Canada Sevens! March 11&12 is going to be electric! pic.twitter.com/KzvEvKBLK5
— Canada Sevens (@canadasevens) January 19, 2017
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