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.
Russell Westbrook plans his vengeance tour. Just about everyone around the NBA had the same reaction to Russell Westbrook being left out of the Western Conference starting lineup for the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans: Utter disbelief. Charles Barkley called it disrespectful, Kevin Garnett dubbed