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HAPPY NEW WEEK!

If you thought your case of the Mondays was bad, just know that you’re already doing better than the winner of the Vienna Marathon who was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes. Yes, seriously.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The fact of the matter is I’m at the beginning and 38. I want to go as far as I can, but I really want to help normalize trans people in sports. This [fight] will start my contribution.

US Open: Never say never

  • Raducanu, who entered the tournament as a qualifier, won 20 straight sets on her way to claiming her first major (of many, we’re sure).
  • And while Fernandez’s fairy-tale run didn’t end quite the way Canadians had hoped, her eloquent post-match speech — which included a tribute to New York on 9/11 — proved why she was already a winner to many.

TOGETHER WITH

NFL: Start of something new

  • Meanwhile, Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t even make it to the field, with his lingering 2020 knee injury keeping him out of the lineup for the 33–29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Quick hits

  • But the real winner? The cat who fell from the upper deck at the Miami game and was caught safely in an American flag. Nine lives still intact.

THE GIST’S PICKS

WHAT TO LISTEN TO:This podcast episode about how almost losing his brother during the 9/11 terrorist attacks inspired NY Jets head coach Robert Saleh (the first Muslim head coach in the NFL) to return to football. Get your tissues ready.

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robert massimi

Drama critic for Nimbus Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine and New York Lifestyles Magazine. Producer, editor and writer.