If you've caught a Major League Baseball game in person, you know that batters have their own song playing when they walk up to the plate. New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores' song is a little bit different than the usual hip-hop or country.
On Monday, Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim said the U.S. Open was Serena Williams' to lose, and on Thursday night, she did. He tells NPR's Audie Cornish what happened Thursday when she lost not just her match, but her chance to surpass Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles.
Gary Antuanne Russell came home to a hero's welcome in Capitol Heights, Maryland. After all the hugs, kisses and selfies from the enthusiastic crowd, the boxer was still reckoning with the results of his quarterfinal match.
There hasn't been Metro service after midnight since June, because the rail system wants more overnight leeway for major repairs and maintenance. But some officials are openly questioning whether Metro really needs all that time. Could 3 a.m. station closings be coming back?
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