🏒 You get a goal, you get a goal, you get a goal
PWHL Boston takes Game 1 of PWHL Finals
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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 details
Who are the eight teams competing at this year's Women's College World Series?
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Today’s newsletter has everything you need to know before the first pitch is thrown. Nothing soft about it.
May 30, 2024
🏒 A moment like this
No. 3 Boston and No. 4 Minnesota to meet in winner-take-all PWHL Finals Game 5
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Five months, six world record-setting crowds, and one unforgettable overturned goal later, it all comes down to this — the inaugural PWHL champion will be crowned during tonight’s 7 p.m. ET winner-take-all Game 5 between No. 4 Minnesota and No. 3 Boston. So ready for it.
May 29, 2024
🏆 It’s winning time
No. 3 Minnesota Timberwolves stave off Western Conference Finals sweep
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There’s no season like the postseason, with thrillers everywhere you look in both the NBA and NHL Conference Finals.
May 29, 2024
⛳ One last time
Women’s golf star Lexi Thompson announces impending retirement ahead of U.S. Women’s Open
The U.S. Women’s Open — the second of five LPGA majors — takes flight from the Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania tomorrow, featuring a star-studded field and a $12M purse (the largest ever for a women’s golf tournament!).
May 29, 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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⭐ Our Northern Star
Project 8 officially announces six-team Canadian pro women’s soccer league
Project 8 — the company founded by Canadian soccer star Diana Matheson to develop a domestic pro women’s soccer league in Canada — is officially ready for takeoff. Yesterday, Matheson unveiled the new name and branding for the six-team Northern Super League (NSL) with plans for an April 2025 kickoff.
May 29, 2024
👟 The Dream Team
Nike hosts youth coaching conference to address gender gap
Last week, Nike hosted its first-ever Coach The Dream event at its world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The goal was to highlight the impact of coaching on the next generation of athletes and discuss how the sports ecosystem can evolve to keep kids in the game through conscientious coaching, which could lessen the gender gap in youth sports.
May 29, 2024
📗 The history
A 2024 French Open preview
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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
🏒 Major key alert
The best-of-five PWHL Finals are tied 1-1 as the series shifts to Minnesota
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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
🏀 Thinking out loud
No. 1 Boston Celtics take 2-0 lead in Eastern Conference Finals
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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