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July 06, 2024
🏆 Kicking and screaming
No. 1 Argentina and No. 12 Colombia will meet in Copa América Final
The 2024 Copa América final is set, pitting defending Copa and World Cup champs No. 1 Argentina against No. 12 Colombia, a squad that’s unbeaten in their last 28 matches. This one has epic written all over it. Here’s what to know before Sunday’s 8 p.m. ET kickoff.
July 12, 2024
🎾 For so long, London
Historic matches highlight the final weekend of Wimbledon
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Twelve days, 672 matches, and countless strawberries and creams later, the Wimbledon Championships — the penultimate Grand Slam of the season — are coming to a close, but not before history is made on the grass.
July 12, 2024
🏎️ Drive, survive, thrive
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix, sets records along the way
July 08, 2024
It’s been 945 days, but Mercedes’ Sir Lewis Hamilton — the winningest driver in F1 history — is back atop the podium after winning yesterday’s thrilling British Grand Prix (GP), his hometown race. The W marked a historic day for Hamilton and a reminder that parity — and all the drama that comes with it — just might be back on the grid. Vroom, vroom.
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Ep #380

UEFA Euro finals preview and an interview with CanWNT star Adriana Leon

July 11, 2024
UEFA Euro finals preview and an interview with CanWNT star Adriana Leon

Hello there!

And welcome to a very special episode of The GIST of It featuring an international women’s footy star, CanWNT winger Adriana Leon.

First up though, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz discuss the UEFA Euro 2024 and Copa América tournaments with the thrilling finals of both men’s tourneys set for Sunday, July 14th.

Then in part two, stick around for our convo with CanWNT star Adriana Leon. The 2020 gold medal winner will once again rep Team Canada at the upcoming Paris 2024 Games. We sat down with her to discuss her mindset, the growth of women’s sports, the red and white’s rivalry with the USWNT, and so much more.

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📺 Maxed out
Warner Bros. Discovery leans into sports media trend with first-ever USWNT altcast
Following parent company Warner Bros Discovery’s (WBD) decision to add live men’s sports to HBO in October, revamped WBD-owned channel TruTV and Max — HBO’s streamer announced their first-ever USWNT alternative telecast (aka altcast) yesterday.
July 12, 2024
📍 Location, location, location
SponsorUnited data illustrates purchasing power variations across major sports markets
On Wednesday, SponsorUnited (SU) released its first “State of the Market Marketing Partnerships Report,” offering unparalleled insight into marketing dollars’ reach in various sports markets. The research shows that while the average team sponsorship deal cost $935K in 2023, the dollar goes further in some locales than others.
July 12, 2024
🏆 He is 16, going on 17
No. 8 Spain clinches spot in UEFA Euro 2024 final with 2–1 semis win over No. 2 France
One semi down, one to go — and boy was the first match an absolute thriller. No. 8 Spain are through to their first Euro final appearance since 2012 after yesterday’s 2–1 win over No. 2 France. Here’s how it happened and what to expect in the second semi this afternoon.
July 10, 2024
⚽ No fairy godmothers here
No. 1 Argentina knock out No. 48 Canada to advance to Copa América final
Much like the Euro, one half of the Copa América final is set after No. 1 Argentina’s 2–0 win over No. 48 Canada last night. Let’s dive into the deets before the second semi kicks off tonight.
July 10, 2024
🎾 Serves her right
Morgan Stanley further invests in women’s tennis with Serena Williams docuseries
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Today, ESPN will debut In The Arena: Serena Williams, an intimate behind-the-scenes docuseries reviewing the biggest moments of the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion’s career. As just the second athlete to headline the award-winning project —Tom Brady’s Man in the Arena won a 2022 Sports Emmy — Williams is (yet again) in rare company.
July 10, 2024