🚙 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.
June 16, 2024
⚽️ 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.
June 14, 2024
🏀 Under pressure
Boston Celtics are one win away from record 18th NBA championship
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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.
June 14, 2024
🏒 Everybody wants to be a cat
Florida Panthers up 3-0, on the brink of winning their first Stanley Cup
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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.
June 14, 2024
🏆 Inching closer and closer
Injuries threaten both squads’ chances in NBA Finals while Stanley Cup Final fights jet lag
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Two squads boast dominant 2-0 leads in the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final, but outside forces are threatening the action on both the hardwood and the ice. May the most resilient teams win…
June 12, 2024
⛳ 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
The 124th men’s U.S. Open — the third of men’s golf’s four majors — tees off from Pinehurst, North Carolina, tomorrow. And, as the final tourney in the Olympic qualifying window, there’s even more to play for than a piece of the $20M purse.
June 12, 2024
🏆 Whole lotta hardware
Boston Celtics surge to 2-0 lead over Dallas Mavericks in NBA Finals
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One word to describe the first few games in the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final? “Dominant,” with the home squads firing on all cylinders.
June 10, 2024
🎾 That je ne sais quoi
Carlos Alcaraz wins first French Open while Iga Świątek three-peats as champion
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June 10, 2024
The 2024 French Open came to a historique close as Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Świątek re-wrote the record books in the City of Light. Très bien, indeed.
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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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🥎 The background
Everything you need to know about the 2024 AUX Softball Season
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All part of a larger movement for women’s sports and softball, here’s everything you need to know about the innovative league. And spoiler alert: there’s nothing soft about it.
June 09, 2024
🎾 Let’s go down to the tennis court
World No. 1 Iga Świątek seeks third straight French Open title
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Roland-Garros championship weekend is on deck, with a David vs. Goliath women’s final showdown, while the final four men standing signal a changing of the guard in the game.
June 07, 2024
🎓🥎 All they do is win
Oklahoma four-peats as NCAA softball champions, further cements dynasty
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No. 2 Oklahoma rewrote the college softball record books once again last night, winning their unprecedented fourth straight national title by beating No. 1 Texas 8–4 in Game 2 of the best-of-three Women’s College World Series (WCWS) championship.
June 07, 2024
🏀 Domination station
Boston Celtics dominate Dallas Mavericks in NBA Finals Game 1 win
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With a glass ceiling smashed in the broadcast booth, the on-court action was lop-sidedly historic as the Boston Celtics defended the parquet, taking last night’s Game 1 vs. the Dallas Mavericks.
June 07, 2024
🏒 Ice, ice baby
Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers face off in Stanley Cup Final
After nearly two months of electric postseason play, the Stanley Cup Final has arrived with the Eastern Conference champ Florida Panthers battling the Western Conference–winning Edmonton Oilers in pursuit of Lord Stanley.
June 07, 2024
🛣️ The road to the NBA Finals
Everything you need to know about the 2024 NBA Finals
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After one dominant Eastern Conference (EC) Finals sweep and a tight five-game Western Conference (WC) Finals, the NBA Finals — featuring the Boston Celtics vs. the Dallas Mavericks — have finally arrived.
June 06, 2024