Red­skins start ‘thor­ough re­view’ of name

Chicago Sun-Times - - BY THE NUMBERS -

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.

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