GOOD

7 (Other) Sister Duos Who Rule the Sports World

Plus, a bonus champion trio

Some share mom’s eyes, or dad’s nose, or Aunt Suzy’s metabolism. But some sisters are dealt a genetic hand much, much better: dominating and devastating athletic prowess. See last night’s epic Williams sibling duel, which saw younger sister Serena walk away with the U.S. Open semifinal berth over Venus, the elder.

Here’s a little Williams sister refresher, for those who have avoided the waking world for the past fifteen years. Venus first became the number one women’s tennis player in 2002. She’s won seven Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other active women’s tennis player—except Serena. Serena has won 21, the third most ever. Baby sister has been rated number one in the world for over 250 weeks.


Yeah, dominating and devastating. But the Williams sisters are not the only killer female duo to rock the sports world. Here are seven others—plus a trio, just for fun.

Slideshows

A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

Keep Reading
Health
via Bossip / Twitter

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

Keep Reading
Politics
via United for Respect / Twitter

Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

Keep Reading
Communities