It’s Monday - let’s do this.
Fired up it’s Friday?
You’re preaching to the choir,
The Last Night’s Game Team
You’re only human. Serena Williams opened up to TIME after being dealt the worse loss of her career in a tournament earlier this month. (Williams subsequently took some time off after to regroup). She revealed that not only were the pressures of motherhood and her comeback weighing on her before the historic loss, but the fact that her older sister’s murderer was released from prison the morning of that match. Now she’s in a good place and ready for the U.S. Open at the end of the month, where she’s already created quite a stir with her tutu-inspired attire. EVERYONE IS FIGHTING A BATTLE
Ladies start your engines. NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) announced its new show Racing Wives will debut on CMT in early 2019. The show will of course follow the wives of big named drivers like Kurt and Kyle Busch (who are brothers) but also an aspiring female driver who is working her way up the ladder in hopes of making it big on the track. BUCKLE UP FOR LIP INJECTIONS AND BOTOX
Tributes to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, have been pouring in from around the globe since her death yesterday. She could move a crowd like no other with her rendition of the national anthem. Franklin holds the record for the longest national anthem in sports history - four minutes and 35 seconds. (For perspective, the longest anthem in Super Bowl history was sung by Alicia Keys in two minutes and 36 seconds). REST IN PEACE QUEEN
An amateur golfer in England did something that even the most devious golfers couldn’t even lie about. The 51-year-old hit three holes-in-one in one day while defending her club championship title. SETTING THE BAR HIGH
What to watch
Yesterday, 16 teams from across the U.S. and the world began their quest for the title of Little League World Series Champions in Williamsport, PA. The little leaguers will have a chance to see their heroes play when the New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport. DREAM BIG