🥎 Hello, history
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🚙 The importance of dads in sports
Celebrating fathers and father figures in sports
Today’s scroll is all about the intersection of fatherhood and sports, with a focus on the #GirlDads who make us proud, the men changing the world for their children, and the best practices for papas raising sporty spices of their own, courtesy of The GIST team.
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⚽️ How it works
A guide to UEFA Euro 2024
The 24-team UEFA men’s Euro soccer tournament featuring Europe’s best squads has officially arrived. So, today’s special edition has everything you need to know before host Germany kicks off the festivities against Scotland at 3 p.m. ET.
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🏀 Under pressure
Boston Celtics are one win away from record 18th NBA championship
Fresh off Wednesday’s 106–99 Game 3 win over the Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics (up 3-0) are one win away from a league record 18th championship trophy. Will the dominant Cs complete the sweep or can the Mavs stay alive? Here’s what to know ahead of tonight’s massive 8:30 p.m. ET Game 4.
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⚾ How it works
Everything you need to know about the Men's College World Series
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🏒 Everybody wants to be a cat
Florida Panthers up 3-0, on the brink of winning their first Stanley Cup
Following in the Celtics’ footsteps, the Florida Panthers (up 3-0) need just one more win to clinch their first-ever championship and the first Stanley Cup sweep since 1998.
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💰 Putting the “fun” in fund
Sports fund nearly doubles capital raise as it targets Angel City FC stake
A few months after Angel City FC announced its controlling equity stake sale, a likely contender for club control has emerged — former Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry’s Avenue Sports Opportunities Fund. Following its October launch, a new Sportico report indicates the fund has already raised $445.1M as it targets rising sports properties like Angel City.
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🏅 A LOVB affair
LOVB employs 75% of USA Volleyball roster for Paris 2024 Olympics
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The U.S.’ Olympic women’s volleyball roster just dropped, and there’s a lot of love for League One Volleyball (LOVB). Nine of the 12 starters and two alternates on Team USA have already signed deals with LOVB Pro, an impressive feat considering the new pro volleyball league won’t begin play until November, well after the Games.
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Ep #373

A men’s UEFA Euro 2024 preview and addressing racism in soccer

June 13, 2024
A men’s UEFA Euro 2024 preview and addressing racism in soccer
Content warning: Today’s episode contains mention of racism.

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, we’re going full send into the world of European men’s soccer. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz begin with a preview of the UEFA men’s Euro 2024 before the tourney kicks off this Friday, discussing how it works, the top teams, and the players to watch.

Then in part two, El and Steph detail a harsh reality in the game: The brutal racism players have been subjected to for years. After a 2023 incident involving Brazilian Real Madrid star Vinícius Jr., Spanish courts are finally holding the aggressors accountable.

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🏆 Inching closer and closer
Injuries threaten both squads’ chances in NBA Finals while Stanley Cup Final fights jet lag
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🔙 The backstory
Say goodbye to the Pac-12 as we know it — here's what you need to know moving forward
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⛳ Doesn't matter where or when there's trouble
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler looks for sixth win of the season at the 124th U.S. Open
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📈 Time to shine
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⚽ Selling the pitch
Canada’s NSL secures national broadcasting deals with TSN, CBC
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