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  • FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be...

  • Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can't blame the government anymore. The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its...

  • When football officials cracked down on Tebow's displays of faith

    NFL refs stupidly penalized Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah for dropping to the ground in prayer after he returned an interception for a touchdown.

  • FCC sacks NFL's blackout rule

    The decision means that TV networks are now free to broadcast home games in the team's media market regardless of how many tickets are sold.

  • FCC votes to eliminate sports blackout rule

    In a unanimous 5-0 decision Tuesday, the FCC voted to repeal its sports blackout policy originally instituted in 1975, which reinforced an NFL policy of blocking television channels from airing games that didn't sell out.

  • Allred: NFL let player accused of rape play

    Lawyer Gloria Allred is accusing the NFL of allowing a player to participate in a football game after he was accused of rape.

  • Plan to ax 'Redskins' from NFL Thursday Night game

    The mounting attacks on the Washington Redskins name is having a huge impact on network broadcasters who are calling the football team "Washington" more than twice as much as last year.

  • Correction: American Indian Nicknames-DC story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about American Indian nicknames at District of Columbia public schools, The Associated Press, relying on information from the D.C. Council and public school officials, reported erroneously that five schools would be forced to change their...

  • Do we need corporal punishment?

    It's always possible that if American parents abandoned corporal punishment, our kids would turn out spoiled, selfish, lazy and bereft of moral values. You know, like U.S. Marines.

  • Editorial cartoon: NFL=Not For Long

    Cartoon by Milt Priggee/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Boxer blasts Goodell for NFL's handling of domestic violence

    Sen. Barbara Boxer has appealed directly to the NFL's new government affairs liaison to root out domestic violence among players after chastising league Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to address the problem.

  • Quit defending abuse

    Children are vulnerable and need protection -- and, unfortunately, that sometimes includes protection from their own parents.

  • Redskins poll: Blacks, Democrats, women support name

    Virginia, once ruled by Pocahontas' father, overwhelmingly supports the Washington Redskins keeping its name, according to a new poll.

  • Capitol Hill's favorite sport? Bashing the NFL

    From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.

  • It's time to end the NFL's nonprofit status

    Congress shouldn't need a reason like domestic violence or an offensive team name to end the NFL's tax-exempt nonprofit status -- It should end because it exemplifies what's wrong with America's tax code.



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