🎾 A full-court approach
A proposed WTA-ATP merger is picking up steam
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The women’s tour is particularly receptive to the concept, which would produce a new “Premium Tour” to exist alongside the Grand Slams — and offer women athletes equal pay.
January 31, 2024
🎾 Take a bow
Aryna Sabalenka and Jannik Sinner win at the Australian Open
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One epic fortnight Down Under later, a defending champ retained their Australian Open crown, while a rising star clinched their first-ever Grand Slam title.
January 29, 2024
🎾 All that glitters is gold
It's time to crown Australian Open champions
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After two weeks of shocking upsets and sheer domination Down Under, it’s time to crown the first Grand Slam champions of the year.
January 26, 2024
🎾 Guess who’s back…back again
Coco Gauff is through to her first-ever Austalian Open semi
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The women’s and men’s semifinals are officially set Down Under, highlighted by two defending champs eager to retain their crown.
January 24, 2024
🎾 Bad like the Barbie
World No. 4 Coco Gauff cruises into the Australian Open quarter-finals
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The Grand Slam Down Under enters its second week in Melbourne, with courtside vibes and IRL visitors hitting all-time highs as the quarter-finals begin.
January 22, 2024
🎾 A royal court
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund pursues right to the Billie Jean King Cup
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This adds to Saudi Arabia’s ongoing interest in women’s tennis tournaments like the 2023 and 2024 WTA Finals.
January 17, 2024
2024 Australian Open preview
2024 Australian Open preview
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The Australian Open — tennis’ first Grand Slam of the year — began in Melbourne last night, so today, we’re serving up all you need to know as the tourney continues.
January 14, 2024
🎾 Serving game
Fitness company Kyanee signs tennis star Ons Jabeur as its global brand ambassador
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January 12, 2024
After several major plays to host international tennis events, including the WTA Finals, Saudi Arabia had a quiet December for women’s sports moves.
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 A WTF from Nebraska women’s basketball & soccer updates
Ep #342

A WTF from Nebraska women’s basketball & soccer updates

February 22, 2024

Hi there!

Content warning: This episode contains mention of grooming, sexual abuse, and bullying.

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-host Steph Rotz and guest host Lauren Tuiskula start off with a seriously disturbing story out of NCAA basketball. A former Nebraska player filed a lawsuit earlier this week alleging that her former assistant coach groomed and sexually abused her. Steph and Lauren dig into the details, along with the troubling pattern of female athlete abuse by their school’s athletic staff. Absolutely horrific.

Part two features lighter news, though, with the kick-off of some exciting North American soccer action. The CONCACAF W Gold Cup is officially underway, featuring both the No. 2 USWNT and No. 10 CanWNT gearing up for this summer’s Olympics. Meanwhile, the new MLS season is about to enter full swing, highlighted by even more Messi mania. Footy, footy, footy, rockin’ everywhere.

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