The first of Connor McDavid's three points on Wednesday night in Edmonton gave him 100 for his career. The last gave his Oilers an overtime victory over the Panthers, though not without a bit of confusion first. McDavid got a breakaway chance in the final seconds of three-on-three overtime and put his absolutely ridiculous hands on display with a bevy of moves as he closed in on net. To the credit of Florida goalie James Reimer, he managed to stick with McDavid and put himself in a good position to make the save to force a shootout. And, for a minute, it looked like he might have. The puck never hit the back of the net because Reimer managed to snag McDavid's backhand attempt with the glove.
ESPN commentator Doug Adler has come under fire after comparing Venus Williams’ performance during her second round Australian Open match to a gorilla. Venus was awaiting a serve from her opponent (Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland) when the remark was made. “She misses a first serve and Venus is all over her. You see Venus move in and put the gorilla effect on. Charging,” Doug is heard saying. While some tennis fans have come to the defense of Doug, many have pounced on the commentator for his poor word choice. Watch a clip of the incident that has sparked outrage below, and share your thoughts. Venus went on to win the match 6-3, 6-2.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Carmelo Anthony’s relationship with Phil Jackson and the city of New York, and what it means for his future in the NBA.