Davidson on Sports: Djokovic Upset, Backlash for Sherman
Here's what you missed last night in sports:
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman apologized for his emotional postgame interview. Although the backlash against him is hypocritical and borderline racist, the rant by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick against the Denver Broncos' Wes Welker was much worse.
Anatomy of an Upset
Stanislav Wawrinka defeated reigning Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic to advance to the semifinals in the latest installment of this budding rivalry. Relive the match as it happened.
The Vancouver Canucks vow to stay on track despite Henrik Sedin's ironman streak ending tonight at 679 games and head coach John Tortorella's 15-day suspension for confronting Calgary Flames coaches in their locker room after a first-period line brawl Saturday -- a black eye for the NHL.
Kobe Bryant sounded off on the NBA, saying the "small ball" league has gone soft and should return to the level of physical play it's seen in decades past. He also criticized the banning of high school players from entering the draft.
Race to the Top
The sports world celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reminded of a time in which fans weren't so color-blind.
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