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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:16
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 SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego TV sports anchor has been suspended for implying a sexist slur when talking about race car driver Danica Patrick.
Fox 5 San Diego tweeted late Tuesday that Ross Shimabuku has been suspended without pay for a week for his comments about Patrick before her Sprint Cup debut in the Daytona 500.
The anchor stopped just short of calling Patrick a derogatory name on the air after the NASCAR driver complained the media always describe female athletes like her as ``sexy.''
When the broadcast returned to Shimabuku, he responded by saying: ``Oh, I've got a few words . Starts with a `B', and it's not `beautiful.' ``
Shimabuku has since apologized. He joined the station in 2009.
 

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