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Washington Redskins to undergo ‘thorough review’ of team name

Washington Redskins to undergo ‘thorough review’ of team name

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy 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 light…

Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name

Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) — The Washington Redskins announced Friday that the NFL football team will be “undergoing a thorough review of the team name” that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement, the team said the review “formalizes the initial discussions the team has…

MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic

MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic

cmannphoto/iStockBy 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 from ABC’s Good Morning America:…

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

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

Factor41/iStockBy 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 one of the sport’s top…

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

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

Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesBy 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 recorded twice paying…

Ava DuVernay to direct 6-part series on Colin Kaepernick’s early life

Ava DuVernay to direct 6-part series on Colin Kaepernick’s early life

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty ImagesBy CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Colin Kaepernick’s adolescent years will be made into a six-part series on Netflix thanks to Ava DuVernay.Netflix announced on Monday that the Oscar nominee will direct and produce the forthcoming scripted drama titled Colin in Black & White. The limited series will focus on…

Shawn Johnson details her severe body image struggle

Shawn Johnson details her severe body image struggle

Ian MacNicol/Getty ImagesBy GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — For former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, learning to love her body has been a years-long struggle.In a new video shared to her YouTube channel, Johnson told her fans that as a gymnast in the 2008 Olympic Games, she restricted her calories to 700 per day…