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Sports franchises face pressure to change names with Native American emblems

By: ERIC MOLLO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With America in the midst of a reckoning over racial inequality, more athletes are continuing to speak out across the sports world. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, and star running back Adrian Peterson are just a few of…... Read More

WNBA dedicates 2020 season to social justice efforts

(NEW YORK) -- BY: MEREDITH DELISOThe WNBA and WNBPA announced on Monday that they will be putting work into social justice and honoring the Black Lives Matter movement in the 2020 season.This includes a new platform, The Justice Movement, and a social justice council, as players have been increasing their…... Read More

Washington Redskins considering changing name just to be 'politically correct': Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- BY: OLIVIA EUBANKSPresident Donald Trump on Monday weighed in on the Washington Redskins football team and Cleveland Indians baseball team considering changing their names -- names Native Americans have long complained are racially offensive.While he didn't flat-out say he’s opposed to a change in their names, he tweeted…... Read More

Trump lashes out at Bubba Wallace, NASCAR over noose investigation, Confederate flag ban

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump lashed out at NASCAR's only full-time Black driver on Twitter Monday morning, demanding he apologize for an investigation into an apparent noose found in the driver's garage.In the same tweet, the president also blasted NASCAR for banning Confederate flags from all…... Read More

Report: Redskins' minority owners looking to sell shares in team

By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The minority owners of the Washington Redskins are reportedly looking to get rid of their shares in the NFL team.The Washington Post reports Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar and Frederick W. Smith have enlisted the help of an investment banking firm  to search…... Read More

NHL, NHLPA finalize protocols for season to resume in Edmonton and Toronto

By ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume this summer in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.As of Sunday night, the sides still were finalizing the details of a memorandum of understanding for a…... Read More

Washington Redskins to undergo 'thorough review' of team name

By LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins, the NFL football team representing the nation’s capital, announced Friday it would begin a “thorough review” of its controversial name that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement the team said the decision was made “in…... Read More

MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic

By ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball is back as the league's summer camp has officially kicked off.With baseball's return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is establishing several changes to player conduct and protocol to maintain and monitor the health and safety of the athletes.Watch the full report…... Read More

WNBA star Maya Moore so 'thankful' for Jonathan Irons' release from prison: 'We made it'

By SHANNON MCLELLAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- WNBA star Maya Moore fell to her knees when, after 22 years in prison, Jonathan Irons walked out of Jefferson City Correctional Center a free man on Wednesday."In that moment I just -- I really felt like I could rest," Moore told Robin…... Read More

Aspiring driver Rajah Caruth discusses his journey, why Bubba Wallace is a role model

By ABBY CRUZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- At 18, Rajah Caruth already has a trophy case filled with medals and awards from competitive driving, from races all over the country.He's just getting started.The soon-to-be Winston-Salem State University freshman already has his NASCAR license, and he has big dreams to become…... Read More

Appeals judges to hear arguments over video evidence in Patriots owner prostitution case

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Prosecutors will appeal to a Florida judge via a video conference Tuesday morning to allow key evidence in the solicitation case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.Kraft, 79, was hit with misdemeanor charges last year after investigators say he was…... Read More