FROM Doug Robson
Serena Williams Bad Sport over Loss at US Open Professional athletes spend their whole lives preparing to win. They're expected to throw themselves physically and emotionally into their sports, fighting with all they've got to the finish. They're also expected to be cheerful and good sports, even when they lose. Yesterday, at the US Open , one loser had the nerve to do something that sportswriters hate. After her loss to Justine Henin, a very sullen Serena Williams addressed the press . Do we expect too much from our sports heroes? Doug Robson, who writes on tennis for USA Today , has more on the hoopla surrounding Williams' dour mood.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.