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ESPN in racism row over commentator’s Venus Williams ‘gorilla’ comment

US broadcaster ESPN has come under fire from disgruntled viewers who deemed Australian Open analysis by sportscaster Doug Adler to be “racist.” The comments came during Adler’s punditry of the women’s singles second round match between Williams and Swiss opponent Stephanie Vögele, in which he described a “gorilla effect” tactic by Williams. READ MORE: ‘Couldn’t…

Tearful Spanish coach rejects €4mn payout after quitting

Spanish football coach Abelardo Fernández rejected a €4 million (US$4.2 million) compensation payout after quitting as coach of struggling La Liga team Sporting Gijon. The 46-year-old resigned as head coach earlier this week, with the team 18th in the division, having lost seven of their last eight games. Gijon native Abelardo spent five years at…

‘Faulty records, inconsistent docs’: Lawyer of Russian skiers accused of doping slams McLaren report

The documents used for the second part of the McLaren report into alleged Russian doping contain a significant number of inconsistencies that makes the identification of athletes questionable, a lawyer has told RT. “If you are familiar with the McLaren report… you know that different documents are available, which refer to the athletes. I compared…

‘Future of boxing’: Meet the sport’s youngest world champion

In response to his own question during the post-fight interview, of whether the young, tattooed Baltimore native stood to his right was the future of boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr. replied “abso-f***ing-lutely.” The boxer in question, Gervonta Davis, is promoted by the five-weight-division former world champion’s company Mayweather Promotions and had just crushed Jose Pedraza with…

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