3 Stories: Canadian Women's Hockey League, Alliance For American Football, March Madness

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In this Dec. 31, 2015 photo, Carly Hill, then of the CWHL's Les Canadiennes, skates against the Boston Pride of the NWHL. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

On March 24, the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League won the Clarkson Cup for the second time. A week later, the CWHL announced it would folding in May, citing an "economically unstable" business model. Toronto-based sportswriter and host of the "Burn It All Down" podcast Shireen Ahmed shares her disappointment.

While the CWHL had been selling tickets since 2007, the Alliance for American Football lasted less than a full season before league owner Tom Dundon suspended all operations on Tuesday. Arizona State University Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth Shropshire weighs in on the viability of the fledgling league.

And an Iowa men's basketball player decided to hold an NCAA March Madness rug hostage until college athletes are allowed to profit off of their own likenesses. Only A Game's Karen Given wonders if the NCAA's comedy of errors distracts from potential for real change.

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This segment aired on April 6, 2019.


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