National Football League

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 […]

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, […]

Man Jones had been advocating for 21 lengthy years, hoping for the day when Anderson Excessive College, outdoors of Cincinnati, would drop the nickname he discovered vulgar and insulting to his Native American heritage. A member of the Hunkpapa Lakota nation from the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota, he and three white Anderson college […]

An odd factor occurred whereas {most professional} sports activities have been away, shuttered by the coronavirus. The stand-or-kneel debate, sparked by Colin Kaepernick’s posture in the course of the nationwide anthem in 2016 and smoldering since, has reignited — greater than earlier than, and this time with an surprising twist. Right now, athletes might have […]

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 […]

Quarterback Cam Newton, the 2015 N.F.L. most beneficial participant who has been dogged by accidents lately, has signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots, based on multiple experiences. On Sunday, the N.F.L. fined the Patriots $1.1 million and would take its third-round draft decide in 2021 because the penalty for the staff videotaping […]

LONDON — It was for nights like this that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was constructed. It was on nights like this — internet hosting a conflict between Spurs and Manchester United, world soccer royalty, beneath the lights — that the sector would have been anticipated to be at its fascinating finest. The coronavirus has modified all […]

On this most uncommon low season roiled by the coronavirus pandemic, the N.F.L. has tailored by conducting enterprise (largely) as regular. Free company, the school draft, rookie camp and voluntary exercises had been all held on time, albeit remotely as a substitute of in particular person. The league might have a tougher time sticking to […]

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