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By Michael Dresser | June 19, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan condemned a federal agency's decision Wednesday to cancel several trademarks of Washington's National Football League team on the basis that the nickname Redskins is offensive to native Americans. Hogan said he does not consider the team name a racial slur. Cmpaigning at a firefighters' parade in Ocean City, Hoagn issued a statement saying the decision on by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to revoke six team-held trademarks "should offend anyone concerned about constitutional limits on government power and free speech.
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Sports Digest | October 14, 2014
In the wake of his team's fourth straight loss and its 13th in 14 games, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden addressed a host of problems during his Monday news conference, including potential lineup changes and the need for vast improvement in third-down efficiency and the running game. Gruden did not specify which players or positions might be in flux but said he does not intend to replace starting quarterback Kirk Cousins with third-stringer Colt McCoy . In Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Redskins' ninth defeat in a row on the road, Cousins threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter.
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Sports Digest | July 9, 2014
Two weeks after the Washington Redskins hired progressive political blogger Ben Tribbett to help defend the team's controversial name, Tribbett announced on Twitter late Monday that he will resign. "Obv. this issue with Redskins is one where I don't see eye to eye with some friends. I just don't agree with the attacks on the team name," Tribbett tweeted. Tribbett, 34, told The Washington Post on Monday night that his position on the name has not changed. "I supported the Redskins before I took this job. … I think that's how they found me. I still support them.
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By Liz Clarke and The Washington Post | October 13, 2014
GLENDALE, Ariz.  - With the losses mounting, first-year coach Jay Gruden recently conceded that the Washington Redskins are a team still searching for its identity. After Sunday's mistake-filled 30-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, that identity had taken indisputable shape. The Redskins are a team with no shortage of offensive weapons but one that misfires with fatal frequency. And backup quarterback Kirk Cousins is its chief liability. After keeping Washington in contention through the first half and trailing just 14-13 at the break, Cousins short-circuited instead of rallying when it mattered most.
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By Ken Murray | September 30, 1991
* WHEN, WHERE: Tonight, 9 o'clock at RFK Stadium, Channel 13.* RIVALRY: Redskins have won five of the last seven games.* KEY MATCHUPS: Redskins' DE Charles Mann vs. Eagles' rookie T Antone Davis; Redskins' RB Earnest Byner vs. Eagles' ML Byron Evans; Redskins' T Joe Jacoby vs. Eagles' DE Reggie White; Redskins' CB Darrell Green vs. Eagles' WR Fred Barnett.* STRENGTH-ON-STRENGTH: The Redskins have the NFL's most potent offense, averaging 36.5 points. The Eagles have the league's No. 1 defense, giving up 210.3 yards a game.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid scandal nearly a decade ago, Congress is using its bully pulpit — and threatening legislation — to prod change on another of the nation's pastimes. Lawmakers introduced bills last week threatening to revoke the league's tax exemption for two different reasons.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 20, 1996
WASHINGTON -- To some, it was the most highly prized ticket in the nation's capital -- more coveted than a seat at a White House state dinner, more enviable than a ticket to an embassy gala.It was a seat at the home of the Washington Redskins, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a Washington football institution seemingly as permanent as the Capitol itself.Not anymore. Like so many other longtime city dwellers, the Redskins are moving to the suburbs. This Sunday, in the last Redskins game ever at RFK, this year's team won't have any playoff hopes at stake -- just another piece of its history and a share of this city's identity.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2000
FROSTBURG -- The love affair between this Appalachian town and the Washington Redskins began in the summer of '95. Only now is the meaning of their relationship becoming clear. Now, that is, that the team may never come back. Since 1995, the NFL franchise held training camp at Frostburg State University. For three weeks in July and August, the Western Maryland town came alive. Almost 35,000 visitors -- wired-up 'Skins fans from as far as South Carolina -- flocked here annually. Sports reporters from Washington began newscasts by describing the weather and happenings in Frostburg, population 9,000.
SPORTS
September 11, 2005
Redskins today Matchup: Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins in season opener Time: 1 p.m. TV/Radio: Chs. 45, 5/1430 AM, 106.7 FM Line: Redskins by 6
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October 3, 2003
Matchup: Washington Redskins (3-1) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) Site: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia When: Sunday, 4:15 p.m. TV/Radio: Chs. 45, 5/WNAV (1430 AM), WJFK (106.7 FM) Line: Eagles by 5
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Sports Digest | October 7, 2014
Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore will compete in the still rings, vault, parallel bars and floor exercise for the United States in today's team finals at the World Championships in Nanning, China. Team finals begin at 7 a.m.; fans can watch live coverage on usagymworlds.com. The top 24 teams will advance to the team competition at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. NHL: The Washington Capitals signed forward Liam O'Brien to a three-year, entry-level contract. O'Brien was invited this preseason as an undrafted free agent and managed to outlast several rounds of cuts.
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Sports Digest | October 4, 2014
Bcheng Redskins' Paul cleared for contact, set to play Monday NFL: The NFL has cleared Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul for contact, and Paul practiced fully Friday. The fourth-year veteran suffered a concussion in the Sept. 25 game against the New York Giants and is expected to play in Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Tight end Jordan Reed remained limited in practice with a hamstring strain he suffered in the first quarter of the season opener. His availability for Monday remains uncertain.
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Sports Digest | September 26, 2014
Major League Lacrosse is planning on starting the 2015 season earlier than in the past, with April 11 as the proposed start date, two weeks earlier than the 2014 season began. The final regular-season game in the National Lacrosse League is set for May 2, meaning there will be more overlap between MLL and NLL seasons if MLL starts earlier. The MLL also is experimenting with ways to make the ball more visible on TV, including changing the color or adding a stripe, after trying a smooth, orange ball last season.
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Sports Digest | September 22, 2014
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Sunday that the team's medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles tendon early in the second quarter of the team's 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 11th-year veteran suffered the injury on a play that occurred away from the ball. He said he believed his foot was stepped on as he ran. Immediately after the play, Hall lay, writhing in pain, near the right side of the field, the opposite side of the field from where Eagles running back Darren Sproles had been tackled.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid scandal nearly a decade ago, Congress is using its bully pulpit — and threatening legislation — to prod change on another of the nation's pastimes. Lawmakers introduced bills last week threatening to revoke the league's tax exemption for two different reasons.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, while cornerback Lardarius Webb is listed as questionable with a back injury that kept him out of the entire preseason. Pierce, who will start in place of suspended running back Ray Rice, suffered a concussion during the team's third preseason game against the Washington Redskins on a hit from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. He has been listed as a full participant all week.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 31, 1992
If this thing sticks, Gennifer Flowers could get to sing the National Anthem at the Republican National Convention.Who needs the B-2 bomber? We have the Washington Redskins.
NEWS
December 8, 1993
Sports loyalty is based on the illusion of continuity through constant change. A team, like a river, never stays the same. Symbols remain. So pity the Washington Redskins, who will eventually succumb to national sensitivities and forsake the name Redskins, and to owner Jack Kent Cooke's deal-making and leave Washington. Should the club move to a race course on the banks of the Patuxent, the obvious name would be Colts, a label unhappily owned in the NFL by a rival in the Midwest and unavailable.
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By Jeff Barker and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is on the board and Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backing, but Maryland's role in a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region remained largely undefined. The nonprofit Washington 2024 unveiled a website and announced its board Thursday, but Plank was its only Baltimore-area member, and Maryland's participation is only nominally suggested in the newly released promotional material. Maryland appears to be a secondary partner in this effort, but likely would host multiple events if the bid is successful and be asked to make a significant financial contribution.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
The NFL has upheld Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather's two-game suspension for an illegal hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during the teams' preseason matchup. Meriweather was penalized for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head-and-neck area when he struck Smith in the second quarter during the Ravens' 23-17 victory. Smith was unhurt on the play. Meriweather also legally hit Ravens running back Bernard Pierce in the head, causing a concussion and forcing him out of the game.
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