Redskins start ‘thorough review’ of name
The Redskins began a “thorough review” of their name, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” Owner Dan Snyder had shown no willingness to change the name, but the recent national conversation on race has renewed opposition to the name and prompted sponsors to speak up.
♦ The Indians said they will review their longdebated nickname that has been in place since 1915.
♦ The Edmonton Eskimos will keep their team name. The Canadian Football League team said it will stick with the Eskimos moniker after “an extensive yearlong formal research and engagement program with Inuit leaders and community members across Canada.”
♦ The NFL reportedly plans to consider the NFL Players Association’s recommendation to cancel the preseason, though it prefers to cut the schedule in half.
♦ Chris Kirk fired a 7-under-par 65 to take the second-round lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Webb Simpson shot an 8-under 64 to pull into a tie atop the leaderboard at 12-under 132.