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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Thursday that as long as he owns the team, the Redskins name would “never” change because of the tradition associated with the name.
“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder said in an interview with USA Today’s Erik Brady this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”
Snyder’s proclamation comes at a time when the organization has faced a barrage of renewed criticism over the name, which some consider offensive to Native Americans. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said in January that he hoped the team would consider changing the name.
And in February, the Redskins were targeted during a daylong symposium at the Smithsonian about racial stereotypes, to which they were invited but chose not to attend. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray also pointedly referred to the franchise as “our Washington football team” in his recent State of the District speech, avoiding the Redskins nickname.
Still, Snyder was defiant when asked about it this week.
“We’ll never change the name,” he told USA Today. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
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Expectations are sky-high for Texas A&M football after the team lost just two games last year—the program's first year in the SEC.
Johnny Manziel will attempt to improve upon his Heisman Trophy-winning campaign from a year ago, and this young man is certainly talented enough to make it happen.
The team's defense is still rock-solid, and head coach Kevin Sumlin has done an excellent job recruiting new talent to compete with the other big programs in the SEC.
The Aggies have a few difficult tests in between an otherwise relatively easy schedule. With excellent execution and a bit of luck, Texas A&M could certainly improve upon last year's stellar record, and a BCS title game berth isn't out of the question.
These teams will provide the stiffest test in 2013.
The snooker term "missing the brown" took on a whole new meaning during the 2013 World Championship semifinal round between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump in Sheffield, England. Presumably, an audience member had been a little too overzealous at breakfast and the physiological ramifications, which we'll refer to as "ripping the felt," manifested themselves during a tense moment in the match. Then again a minute later. With snooker being such a sober, almost sedating sport, the guilty party came very close to being bounced out of the auditorium.
Rosie Napravnik isn’t worried about history.
She is, however, working on her chemistry — with a horse named Mylute in the Kentucky Derby.
Two years after achieving the best finish by a female jockey in the Derby, she will try to become the first woman to win it.
Napravnik, who spent her youth in Hunterdon County's High Bridge and attended borough and Warren Hills Regional High schools, last year became the first female rider to win the Kentucky Oaks, the second-biggest race on Churchill Downs’ marquee weekend.
Mylute is a 15-1 shot to win the Derby today, but his last win came in December with Napravnik aboard. That performance offered a glimpse into her ability to get the most out of a horse, something she has shown in being the leading rider at four tracks.
LOUISVILLE – The Run for the Roses might be a wet one.
The website of the Weather Channel said Thursday there's an 80 percent chance of rain with a forecasted high of 60 degrees for Saturday's 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.
"I'm an optimist. I always say let's not worry about it unless it happens. If it rains, all 20 are going to run it," said Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has two horses in the race, Oxbow and Will Take Charge.
But there was plenty of buzz on a sunny day about the potential for rain for the opening race of the Triple Crown series.
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Who can forget that soothing voice that always played it straight before John Madden would launch into another tirade? We lost that voice on Tuesday as Summerall died at the age of 82. He provided us with more memories that we can probably recall. His years in the broadcast booth, including after his arrival at FOX in 1994, were nothing short of great. Let's look back:
Two stroke penalty - allowed to keeps his balls - this time.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty Saturday for his drop in the second round of the Masters, but was not disqualified. Below is the Masters' statement on the decision:
"Yesterday afternoon, the Rules Committee was made aware of a possible Rules violation that involved a drop by Tiger Woods on the 15th hole.
"In preparation for his fifth shot, the player dropped his ball in close proximity to where he had played his third shot in apparent conformance with Rule 26. After being prompted by a television viewer, the Rules Committee reviewed a video of the shot while he was playing the 18th hole. At that moment and based on that evidence, the Committee determined he had complied with the Rules.
"After he signed his scorecard, and in a television interview subsequent to the round, the player stated that he played further from the point than where he had played his third shot. Such action would constitute playing from the wrong place.
"The subsequent information provided by the player's interview after he had completed play warranted further review and discussion with him this morning. After meeting with the player, it was determined that he had violated Rule 26, and he was assessed a two stroke penalty. The penalty of disqualification was waived by the Committee under Rule 33 as the Committee had previously reviewed the information and made its initial determination prior to the finish of the player's round."
-- Fred Ridley, Chairman, Competition Committees
Amid heightened speculation that a male athlete in one of North America’s four major professional leagues will soon publicly declare his homosexuality, the National Hockey League and its players announced Thursday what appears to be the most comprehensive measure by a major men’s league in support of gay athletes.
The N.H.L. said it had formed a partnership with the You Can Play Project, an advocacy group pledged to fight homophobia in sports, and planned training and counseling on gay issues for its teams and players.
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ATLANTA – Don't call these guys the Fab Five.
Michigan's latest group of young stars is determined to leave its own legacy.
Attacking Syracuse's suffocating zone defense in the first half with 3-pointers, crisp passing and a fearless attitude, the Wolverines advanced to the national championship game with a 61-56 victory over the Orange in the Final Four on Saturday night.
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Rutgers University men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired on Wednesday after coming under scrutiny for a video that went viral a day earlier in which he was seen abusing his players.
The ESPN sports network released video on Tuesday showing Rice - who was briefly suspended for his behavior last year - shoving players, hurling balls at their heads and berating them with homophobic slurs and profanity during practices.