🏒 What’s going on?
Troubling allegations of workplace abuse within PWHL Minnesota
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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.
July 17, 2024
🏀🏒 Get in sports fans, we’re going shopping
The NBA and NHL free agency frenzies are just beginning
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With both the NBA and NHL Drafts done and dusted, it’s time for the chaos of free agency to take center stage. The wildest stretch of the offseason began yesterday at 6 p.m. ET for the hoopers (and pens are already being put to paper) while the puck drops on NHL free agency today at 12 p.m. ET.
July 01, 2024
🏆 Cat’s out of the bag
Florida Panthers top Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 to win first-ever Stanley Cup
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Much to the delight of Ariana Grande and Chaminade College Preparatory School alums everywhere, the Florida Panthers topped the Edmonton Oilers 2–1 in Monday’s Game 7 to hoist their first-ever Stanley Cup. Here’s a breakdown, by the numbers:
June 26, 2024
🏒 Opportunity knocking
Edmonton Oilers force Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final vs. Florida Panthers
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Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers’ incredible 5–1 Game 6 Saturday win over the Florida Panthers, the Stanley Cup Final is heading to the best two words in sports — Game 7 — for the first time since 2019. History will be made in tonight’s 8 p.m. ET showdown: Either the Oilers will complete one of the biggest comebacks ever or the Panthers will hoist their very first Stanley Cup. Here are two things to keep in mind before puck drop.
June 24, 2024
🏒 Boys only break their favorite toys
A tale of two superstars heading into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final
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The Florida Panthers (up 3-2) are still one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time, but the Edmonton Oilers have momentum on their side after staving off elimination with two massive consecutive wins.
June 21, 2024
🏒 Not done yet
Edmonton Oilers win thrilling Game 5, send series back to Alberta
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It wasn’t a fluke — the Edmonton Oilers (now down 3-2) have turned the tides in the Stanley Cup Final, officially forcing a Game 6 against the Florida Panthers back home in Alberta. Oh Canada is right.
June 19, 2024
🏒 Get in the action, feel the attraction
Edmonton Oilers erupt for eight goals to force Game 5 in Florida
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Okay, so the Edmonton Oilers scored eight goals? That did impress the queen of country pop… and helped the Oils avoid being swept by the Florida Panthers (now up 3-1). The Oils are showing signs of life with an 8–1 Saturday Game 4 rout under their belts, but now this series is heading back to Sunrise…
June 17, 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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June 14, 2024
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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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.

A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist.

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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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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
🏆 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’s all
The Stanley Cup Final is set and will feature the Edmonton Oilers vs. the Florida Panthers
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After two electric Conference Final series, the Stanley Cup Final is set, with a Canadian squad in the mix for the first time since 2021 and Florida’s finest four wins away from redemption.
June 03, 2024
🏆 Drop it like it’s hot
No. 5 Dallas Mavericks advance to first NBA Finals since 2011 title run
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You can’t make a diamond without serious pressure — no wonder the NBA and NHL Conference Finals stars are making the whole place postseason shimmer.
May 31, 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