• ESPN drop commentator over Venus Williams 'gorilla' remark
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    AFP2 hours ago

    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.

  • Supreme Court seems doubtful about offensive trademarks ban
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    National Constitution Center

    Supreme Court seems doubtful about offensive trademarks ban

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the closely watched case of Lee v. Tam, which seeks to settle an argument over the government’s ability to ban all trademark protections for names it deems to be offensive. If the PTO sounds familiar, it is the same office that revoked the trademark for the Washington Redskins football team, which it also considered (at least, the “Redskins” part) as offensive.

  • An early look at summer salary-cap situations: The West
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    Yahoo Sports US

    An early look at summer salary-cap situations: The West

    The rise in the salary cap last summer all but eliminated both cap mechanisms, with only two teams – the Clippers and Cavaliers – falling into tax territory. The mid-level exception, a tool teams use to sign players in free agency when they are over the cap, wasn’t needed in many cases and the room