After Naomi Osaka won the first set against Serena Williams during Saturday's U.S. Open Women's Final, chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave Williams a warning for receiving help from her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, who was sitting in the stands. She asked Ramos to take it back. She told him she doesn't cheat. Ramos didn't take it back. After that, it got ugly.
Also this hour: Independent gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel isn't invited to this Wednesday's debate between Democratic candidate Ned Lamont and Republican candidate Robert Stefanowski. Neither are Libertarian Rod Hanscomb or Mark Stewart Greenstein, who is running under the banner of the Amigo Constitution Party--even though all three of the excluded candidates collected 7,500 signatures to be on the November ballot.
The reason for the exclusion is that they have not hit the 10% popularity threshold in polls. Should they be allowed to participate or not? What is the function of a debate? Are they important or not?
We also save time for your calls.
- Josh Levin - Writer and Editorial Director at Slate.com and host of Slate’s sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen (@josh_levin)
- Chris Keating - Capitol Bureau Chief for The Hartford Courant (@chrispkeating)
- Mark Stewart - Gubernatorial candidate, Amigo Constitution Party (@Stewart4Liberty)
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.