💫 Stars showed out on the adidas Blue Carpet for the CCYAA Classic
💫 Stars showed out on the adidas Blue Carpet for the CCYAA Classic
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July 17, 2024
🇫🇷 Bienvenue à Paris
A guide to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
In preparation for the biggest two weeks in international sport, we’re coming at you with a three-part Olympic primer, starting with today’s overview of the Games.
July 23, 2024
⭐ Never shine if you don’t glow
Team WNBA upsets Team USA for the second time in spicy All-Star Game matchup
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In case you missed the memes, WNBA All-Star Weekend (ASW) turned 115-degree Phoenix into Arizona’s hottest club. From the Atlanta Dream’s Allisha Gray’s Skills Challenge payday to Saturday’s spicy, sold-out All-Star Game (ASG), here’s what made this ASW extra special.
July 22, 2024
🐝 Let’s bee together
Bumble partners with WNBA for multiyear sponsorship
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Women-first dating app Bumble is firmly embracing its sporty era. After past collabs in the e-sports and NIL spaces, the app announced a multiyear partnership with the WNBA last Wednesday The move followed a Bumble survey that helped it realize its users are all about love and basketball.
July 22, 2024
🤝 Unrivaled support
Ally becomes the first and founding partner for 3x3 women’s basketball league Unrivaled
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Unrivaled — the 3x3 pro women’s basketball league founded by WNBA stars Breanna Stewart and Napheesa Collier — made its first major partnership announcement on Friday. Unsurprisingly, the first sponsor to sign with the new league is Ally, the financial institution that’s been transforming women’s sports through investment via its 50/50 Pledge.
July 22, 2024
🏒 What’s going on?
Troubling allegations of workplace abuse within PWHL Minnesota
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July 17, 2024
Less than two months after hoisting the inaugural Walter Cup, PWHL Minnesota is facing troubling allegations of bullying and verbal abuse amid an offseason already rife with controversy. As detailed on the latest episode of The GIST of It, here’s a timeline of the fallout that followed Minnesota’s championship win on May 29th.
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WNBA All-Star Weekend preview, media rights deal breakdown, and an interview with Team USA gymnast Stephen Nedoroscik

July 18, 2024
WNBA All-Star Weekend preview, media rights deal breakdown, and an interview with Team USA gymnast Stephen Nedoroscik

Happy Thursday!

Or should we say hoopy Thursday because today’s episode of The GIST of It tips off with all things WNBA. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz preview the upcoming All-Star Weekend festivities before digging into the league’s groundbreaking new media rights deals. A true slam dunk.

Then to close things out, we have the next installment in our Olympic athletes interview series — a conversation with Team USA men’s gymnast Stephen Nedoroscik. Our associate managing editor Lauren Tuiskula chatted with the pommel horse specialist before he makes his Olympic debut in Paris later this month. Magnifique.

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🏀 Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane
WNBA legends head to Phoenix for 2024 WNBA All-Star Weekend
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Grab your finest Pitbull aviators because the brightest stars in the WNBA will shine across two banner nights of All-Star festivities from Phoenix, Arizona. The weekend includes a 3-Point Contest, Skills Challenge, the actual All-Star Game, and a concert from Mr. 305 himself. Here’s what you need to know before the fun begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Dale.
July 19, 2024
💰 Work hard, pay harder
WNBA secures $2.2B for historic 11-year media rights deal
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The WNBA just netted another record — this time, for the most lucrative media rights contracts in women’s sports history. On Tuesday, The Athletic reported the WNBA signed three media rights deals alongside the NBA for a grand total of $2.2B over the next 11 years — and they’re likely not done yet.
July 19, 2024
👟 And runnin’, runnin’
Ico For All launches first-ever women’s decathlon to address gender inequity
Women-led sports nonprofit Ico For All is fighting to include women in the age-old sport of decathlon. On Wednesday, the org announced it would host the inaugural Women’s Decathlon World Championships in Geneva, Ohio, next month to coincide with the men’s Olympic event in Paris — where women still can’t compete.
July 19, 2024
📸 A seat at the table
Google Pixel inks historic partnership with WNBPA, NWSLPA, and USWNTPA
After signing recent WNBA and NWSL partnerships, Google wanted to further support athletes in these leagues. So it worked with rights licensing agency OneTeam Partners to form a historic partnership yesterday with the WNBPA, NWSLPA, and USWNTPA that makes Google Pixel the official mobile phone of the unions and the sponsor of marquee union events.
July 17, 2024
⛳ It’s the oldest story in the world
The 152nd Open championship begins from Scotland tomorrow
The final men’s golf major of the season tees off from the birthplace of the sport tomorrow, with a record $17M purse and the Claret Jug — golf’s most coveted trophy — on the line. Fore!
July 17, 2024