Re­ports: Skins will drop name

Chicago Sun-Times - - BY THE NUMBERS -

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.

Cole Custer

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