Headline Sports with Michael Roberson podcast: Serena nearing end of tennis career; Former Shark goaltender Hill joins Vegas; plus more news

Serena Williams is psyched after a shot to Danka Kovinic, of Montenegro, in the first round at US Open tennis championships, at the The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Aug 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Michael Roberson:

#1 Michael, after 27 years as a professional tennis player Serena Williams will be retiring from the game. Serena 23 singles, 14 doubles, two in mixed doubles, and four Olympic gold medals a Hall of Fame achievement in the sport. What will Serena’s mean for her and mean for the sport.

#2 Michael, former San Jose Shark goaltender Adin Hill joins the Vegas Golden Knights. Hill played for the Sharks last season and had signed a two year contract with San Jose in 2021. Hill was 10-11-1 with 2.66 goals against between the pipes for the Sharks. Vegas general manager Kelly McCrimmon said of Hill, “It gives us a lot more comfort going into the year. I believe Adin has a lot of ability and he has really good size.”

#3 Michael, Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson is recovery from being shot twice after robbers attempted to carjack his car Sunday. The Commanders are optimistic that Robinson who did not suffer life threatening injuries could return by the week 4 of the NFL season and is currently on the unrelated game IL. His recovery has been remarkable in this short span of time.

#4 Michael, how bare bones will have to get for the PGA as Cameron Smith and five other players have left the tour for the Super Saudi League LIV. Will some of the departures in the PGA threaten to put the status of talent in jeopardy?

#5 New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is now ten home runs away from tying the all time American League home run record which is held by former New York Yankee Roger Maris at 61. Judge hit number 51 on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels at the Big A in Anaheim.

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Headline Sports podcast with Michael Roberson: WNBA players need to travel by charter; Discussion gets serious after Sparks are stranded at DC Airport

Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks said after being stranded overnight at the DC Airport that it was the first time in her 11 year career that she had to stay the night in an airport. Ogwumike who is president of the WNBA union is pushing for charter flights for WNBA teams (CNN file photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Michael Roberson:

#1 Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks and who just so happens to be the president of the WNBA players association got the experience of sleeping at the airport. The Sparks plan was stuck in Washington DC after the flight that was scheduled was canceled at 1 AM was rescheduled to 9AM. This is one example of what the WNBA players versus the NBA players what they have to go through.

#2 In retrospect what the WNBA players go through is almost like these players are like pioneers in the modern age of professional sports.

#3 What’s worse in spite of the desperate need for chartering teams the New York Liberty were fined $500,000 for taking chartered flights in the second half of last year.

#4 Also to add insult upon injury Liberty owner Joe Tsai actually found an easier way for WNBA teams to travel by charter and get compensated but the WNBA denied any idea like that existed.

#5 The Washington Mystic’s Natasha Cloud said that their still flying in comfort even with the mask mandate lifted on commercial flights while being surrounded by people not wearing masks.

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