Michael Bennett, the standout defensive finish who spoke out forcefully in opposition to racial injustice throughout his profession, stated he was retiring after an 11-year N.F.L. profession, primarily with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks. “Retiring feels a bit of like loss of life of self, however I’m trying ahead to the rebirth […]

When group proprietor Abe Pollin determined to alter the identify of the N.B.A.’s Washington Bullets in 1995, the two-year rebranding course of had the veneer of a democratic endeavor. The fast-casual restaurant chain Boston Market ran a renaming contest that resulted in almost 3,000 submissions. A seven-person panel got here up with 5 finalists — […]

As sports activities leagues rushed to delay or cancel occasions in March, the N.F.L. made a bold promise to start its season on time and unaltered. Since then, the league has held most of its regular actions, together with free company, the draft and low season exercises, on time, although remotely relatively than in particular […]

Activists have spent many years pressuring skilled sports activities leagues, school packages and excessive faculties to desert Native American names and imagery for his or her groups. The primary domino fell in 1970, when the College of Oklahoma retired its mascot, a Native American named “Little Purple.” Over the following years, Division I faculties like […]

The N.F.L. staff in Washington announced Monday that it could drop its brand and “Redskins” from its identify, yielding to sponsors and Native American activists who’ve lengthy criticized it as a racist slur. The staff, one of many oldest within the N.F.L., didn’t announce a brand new identify on Monday because it continues a evaluate […]

After many years of controversy, it took a critical menace to Dan Snyder’s group’s funds, and people of the remainder of the N.F.L., to get the proprietor of the Washington Redskins to contemplate altering the group’s identify, which Native People (and lots of dictionaries) take into account to be a slur. The ultimate straw? FedEx, […]

July started because it has for every of the final 10 years, with the Mets chopping Bobby Bonilla a verify for $1.19 million. The previous slugger hasn’t performed skilled baseball since 2001, however the funds will come each July 1 till 2035, when Bonilla will probably be 72. On Monday, lower than per week after […]

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, one of the N.F.L.’s biggest stars, has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, in keeping with an individual acquainted with the phrases of the deal who was not licensed to talk for the group. The massive payday, worth up to half a billion dollars, for Mahomes, who at […]

Third-and-10 is historically a passing state of affairs, however simply outdoors the crimson zone on that down, Cam Newton took the shotgun snap, glanced left, tucked the ball and charged ahead. Evading a thicket of our bodies, he reduce proper and accelerated towards the sideline. Even then, 5 years into Newton’s profession, defenders appeared confounded […]

By the point they take the sector this fall — that’s assuming there’s a season given the coronavirus pandemic — the Nationwide Soccer League workforce in Washington, D.C., might need a brand new nickname. “In gentle of latest occasions round our nation and suggestions from our group, the Washington Redskins are saying the workforce will […]

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