Reports: Skins will drop name
Less than two weeks after one of his most prominent corporate sponsors urged him to change the name of his NFL team, owner Daniel Snyder reportedly plans to announce the retirement of the “Redskins” nickname, but he won’t reveal a new one because trademark issues are pending.
Warriors, Red Wolves and Redtails have ranked among the most popular choices among fans on social media. Snyder has long ignored requests of Native American tribes and other organizations to change the name because some deem the term offensive, citing the fact that the dictionary classifies it as a racial slur.
AUTO RACING Custer records rare rookie NASCAR Cup win
Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.
Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. dueled side by side for the lead on the final restart when Custer — with a push from Matt DiBenedetto on the outside in the backstretch — made his move in his Ford. As the leaders bunched in Turn 1, Custer, 22, slid ahead and outlasted Truex’s Toyota.
The victory was the first by a series rookie since Chris Buescher at Pocono on Aug. 1, 2016.
Felix Rosenqvist overtook Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career victory in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
GOLF Morikawa tops Thomas on third playoff hole
Trailing Justin Thomas by three shots with three holes to play in regulation, Collin Morikawa staged an unlikely rally to win the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio, on the third hole of a playoff.
In the three times Morikawa played the 18th hole, he twice could only watch as Thomas had 10foot putts for the win. The other time, Morikawa had to make a 25-foot putt to keep playing.
But Morikawa recorded his second career victory when he took two putts for par from just inside 10 feet to beat Thomas on the third playoff hole.
SPORTS MEDIA Report: ESPN suspends Woj for 2 weeks
ESPN suspended NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski without pay for two weeks, according to the New York Post. The action comes after Wojnarowski emailed Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., “[Expletive] you,” after Hawley questioned NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league’s relationship with China in a letter.