• ESPN drop commentator over Venus Williams 'gorilla' remark
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    AFP

    ESPN drop commentator over Venus Williams 'gorilla' remark

    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.

  • Airbnb Predicts Over 15,000 Guests to Stay in D.C. Listings This Weekend
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    People24 minutes ago

    Airbnb Predicts Over 15,000 Guests to Stay in D.C. Listings This Weekend

    Airbnb is expecting a big weekend in Washington D.C. Over 15,100 guests are slated to arrive in the D.C. area over the coming weekend for both the Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, with Friday night slated to be the company’s biggest night ever for arrivals in the capital city, according to their website. The current record for D.C. is held by October 8, 2016, when 8,100 guests arrived for Game 2 of the playoff series featuring the Washington Nationals’ and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • College basketball Power Rankings, Jan. 19: North Carolina into the top 5
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    The Dagger

    College basketball Power Rankings, Jan. 19: North Carolina into the top 5

    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