US broadcaster ESPN has dropped commentator Doug Adler after he compared Venus Williams to a "gorilla" at the Australian Open -- although he insisted the word he used was "guerrilla". ESPN said Adler should have been more careful during his coverage of the seven-time Grand Slam-winner's win over Stefanie Voegele. "During an Australian Open stream on ESPN3, Doug Adler should have been more careful in his word selection," an ESPN statement said.
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is owning up to his mistakes. After a sports radio program tweeted that Manziel must have been hacked, he replied, “Nah. In June, he was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, which made him unattractive to teams seeking a new quarterback.
Saturday’s top 10 clash between North Carolina and Florida State told us a lot about both teams, and almost all of it was positive. As Creighton coach Greg McDermott said at a Wednesday press conference that was both reflective and upbeat, nobody died. The fact that McDermott had to give that reminder