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.
Melbourne (CNN)After earning a warning for bad language, receiving a point penalty and attempting a questionable between-the-legs shot deep in the fifth set of a defeat at the Australian Open, the reception for Nick Kyrgios wasn't warm as he awoke Thursday. Any hope that tennis' bad boy would make a quick transformation evaporated faster than one of his aces, as Kyrgios was called out by national and international onlookers for his baffling display. The 21-year-old made the front page of the online version of the Australian newspaper with the headline: "Kyrgios adds to shame file." The online version of another broadsheet, The Age, labeled his outing against veteran Andreas Seppi a "bizarre performance"
British police investigating allegations of widespread child sex abuse at soccer clubs dating back to the 1970s said on Wednesday they had now identified 184 potential suspects and 526 victims, adding other sports had also been implicated in the scandal. Police forces across the country launched inquiries after former player Andy Woodward revealed in November he had been abused as a boy by a youth team coach, prompting other ex-professionals to come forward with allegations. Victims say the scale of wrongdoing is likely to be worse than in the case of TV star Jimmy Savile, a cigar-chomping BBC television host who abused hundreds of youngsters over six decades until his death in 2011.