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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. There are a lot of sports fans who will be honoring all of the former Presidents, with the exception of that clown (Donald J. Trump) presently in the White House on Presidents Day. These fans are my heroes.

Serena Williams, right, hugged her sister, Venus Williams after their women's singles final

Serena Williams Wins Record 23rd Major With Win Over Venus

Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over her older sister Venus in Saturday's Australian Open final. With her record seventh Australian title, the 35-year-old Williams moved ahead of Steffi Graf for the most major titles in the Open era. Margaret Court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the Open era.

Lifestyle

Marian Edelman: Welcome to the Land of Opportunity

“My mother always said, ‘Learn what you can learn for yourself, and then share your knowledge with others.’ My goal now is to advocate for equality and help others in need. Perhaps I have this opportunity because the purpose of my life has been to open the door for others.” At a time when the national conversation is focused on building walls and closing doors against immigrants, Carlos is an immigrant with another goal.