🏒 You get a goal, you get a goal, you get a goal
PWHL Boston takes Game 1 of PWHL Finals
And they’re off — the puck dropped on the inaugural PWHL Finals last night, with No. 3 Boston taking an early series lead over No. 4 Minnesota in the best-of-five championship action. Just getting started.
May 20, 2024
📗 The history
A 2024 French Open preview
From the history and how it works to the players to watch, today’s scroll covers everything you need to know about tennis’ second Grand Slam of the year.
May 26, 2024
🏀 Thinking out loud
No. 1 Boston Celtics take 2-0 lead in Eastern Conference Finals
The conference finals are delivering more spice than Ed Sheeran’s episode of “Hot Ones,” with high-scoring outbursts and home court upsets lighting up both the Eastern and Western Conference Final. Pass the milk and let’s dive in.
May 24, 2024
🏒 Not in our house
Road teams reign supreme in Game 1s of the NHL Conference Final
It’s been all about the road teams after two nights of Conference Final play, with both home teams stunned on their own ice.
May 24, 2024
🏒 Major key alert
The best-of-five PWHL Finals are tied 1-1 as the series shifts to Minnesota
With No. 3 Boston and No. 4 Minnesota knotted at one game apiece, the best-of-five PWHL championship series is shifting to the State of Hockey for Game 3 tonight at 7 p.m. ET and Game 4 Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.
May 24, 2024
🧇 Unlimited mimosas, unlimited potential
The WNBA’s Washington Mystics leverage brunch and mimosas to fill arena
The GIST: Despite a season marked by unprecedented growth for the WNBA, the Washington Mystics don’t have the same level of big-name recognition that’s helping some other teams sell out their arenas. What they do have, however, is a genius marketing strategy.
May 24, 2024
💡 The GIST on why we need The GIST
Male journalists continue to show ignorance, disrespect for the WNBA
May 10, 2024
The WNBA is more popular than ever — which means we’re getting more lame takes from men too ignorant to learn the game. NBA writer Ethan Strauss and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons are the latest male journalists to join the list, but they’re drowned out by a women’s basketball community that’s bigger than ever.
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Ep #368

French Open preview and a conversation with legendary Toronto sports reporter, Hazel Mae

May 23, 2024
French Open preview and a conversation with legendary Toronto sports reporter, Hazel Mae

Happy Tiny Friday!

Welcome to an extra-special episode of The GIST of It. First, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz preview the second tennis Grand Slam of the year: the French Open, which begins this Sunday. Oui oui!

Then stick around for a very exciting part two: a conversation between El and Toronto reporting legend, Hazel Mae, taped live in the Six near the Toronto Blue Jays home stadium.

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💸 It’s not the same as it was
The House v. NCAA settlement massively shifts the NCAA’s business model
Yesterday, the NCAA Board of Governors and the Power Five conferences voted to settlement terms in House v. NCAA, the lawsuit claiming the NCAA’s pre–NIL ban on student-athlete compensation violated antitrust regulations. The settlement, if approved by the judge, will change college sports’ business model, creating industry-altering shockwaves.
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🥎 Feeling Super
NCAA softball’s Super Regionals continue this weekend
Memorial Day Weekend means grilled food, summer whites, and softball Super Regionals. By Sunday night, the eight-team Women’s College World Series will be set. So spicy, not even the new season of Bridgerton can tear you away.
May 24, 2024
🏒 Beat the heat, beat the charges
Your complete guide to the NHL Conference Finals
Only four teams are left skating for the title of Stanley Cup champions: the NY Rangers and Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference and the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference. Let’s break it all down.
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🎾 Money talks
WTA and PIF announce multiyear partnership
Much to the chagrin of at least two tennis legends, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) entered a multiyear partnership on Monday. The eyebrow-raising but not unexpected alliance comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that the WTA Finals will be hosted in Riyadh through 2026.
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🏛️ A monumental shift
A House v. NCAA settlement could massively shift the NCAA’s business model
By tomorrow evening, the NCAA and the Power Four conferences will vote on whether to settle House v. NCAA, the ongoing lawsuit claiming the NCAA’s pre–NIL ban on student-athlete compensation violated antitrust regulations. A settlement would permanently change college sports’ business model, creating industry-altering shockwaves.
May 22, 2024