Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder walks off the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Redskins’ Snyder says team name is ‘not an issue’

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it’s time for people to “focus on reality” concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team’s nickname. “We understand the issues out there, […]

04/22/2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is sacked by New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. The Giants won 24-17. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NFL says officials erred at end of Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says Sunday night’s officiating crew should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the down and distance at the end of the Giants’ 24-17 victory at Washington. With New […]

12/02/2013

Umpire Roy Ellison (81) during an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Pollard Alliance asks NFL for language penalty

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fritz Pollard Alliance has sent a letter to the NFL calling for a 15-yard penalty for use of abusive language on the field by players or officials. The alliance sent […]

11/25/2013

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SF Chronicle to stop using ‘Redskins’ in print

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle is joining a growing list of publications that will stop using the term “Redskins” when referring to Washington’s NFL team. Managing Editor Audrey Cooper said Wednesday that […]

10/30/2013

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Team name controversy

The Washington Redskins have received pressure from Native American groups to change the team name. A look at teams that have changed or are considering changing their mascots and logos.

10/08/2013

Ray Halbritter, National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation gestures as he speaks during the Oneida Indian Nation's Change the Mascot symposium, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington, calling for the Washington Redskins NFL football team to change its name. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NFL says it’ll meet with tribe about Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL is prepared to meet with an Indian tribe pushing for the Washington Redskins to drop the team’s nickname. Just not this week. As league owners gathered Monday in the nation’s […]

10/07/2013

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs out of bounds as Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews dives for him during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ESPN, Fox earn record NFL opener ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco’s victory over Green Bay was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February, leading Fox to its best NFL opening week ever. Sunday’s […]

09/10/2013

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US poll finds widespread support for Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team’s nickname has faced a new barrage of […]

05/02/2013

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware broke his leg during the first half of his team's NCAA men's tournament game against Duke. (Video still via YouTube)

CBS halts replays of basketball player’s injury

NEW YORK (AP) — After two initial replays, CBS stop showing footage Sunday of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware breaking his leg during the first half of his team’s NCAA men’s tournament game against Duke.

03/31/2013

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Griffin, Kuechly win AP honors

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, beating out two other sensational first-year quarterbacks.

02/02/2013

It's come to this

Former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was invited to speak to the Dallas Cowboys before the game against the Carolina Panthers; by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones; and he did. And the Cowboys won 19-to-14. The […]

10/22/2012

Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson arrested in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested early Friday at a posh Las Vegas Strip resort on a felony domestic violence-strangulation charge involving a woman who told police she was […]

10/05/2012