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  • Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news...

  • Senate bill takes aim at Redskins

    Sen. Maria Cantwell announced Tuesday that she will introduce a bill to strip the NFL's tax-exempt status over its failure to force the team to change its name, which many Native Americans find offensive.

  • Obama plays 196th presidential golf round

    The nation's chief executive is enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon in Prince George's County, Md., for an afternoon of sports -- but no, he's not taking in the Redskins' home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Violence is inherent in the sport of football

    We want players to act like civilized men off the field, but maybe we should also figure out a way to civilize the sport itself.

  • Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is...

  • An endurance test that puzzles and inspires

    A glorious September day is breaking over scenic Lake Monona, but nearly 2,500 people are about to have perhaps the most miserable experience of their lives.

  • Class action says WWE violated Securities Exchange Act

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A WWE stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for violating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Curtis Swanson filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of people who purchased or otherwise acquired the...

  • Action on the field powers lights at soccer field

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Kids streaking back and forth on a soccer field in scorching tropical heat promises to produce something more than buckets of sweat. Billed as Brazil's first player-powered soccer pitch, a field inaugurated Wednesday in a Rio de Janeiro slum harnesses the kinetic energy of...

  • New Jersey prosecutor who let Ray Rice off the hook is throwing the book at a young mother of two

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain approved an application for admitting Rice into New Jersey's Pre-Trial Intervention program that allowed the NFL star to avoid jail time.

  • Christie allows betting on sports

    After a review of New Jersey state law which found nothing barring betting on sports, the Republican governor issued an action allowing it on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

  • White House on Ray Rice: Violence must be 'combated'

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest would not specifically endorse the Ravens' personnel move but said that President Obama would continue to use the powers of his office to condemn violence against women.

  • Sen. Blumenthal: Ravens' Ray Rice should face tougher penalty

    "The video released today emphasizes how egregiously weak and wrong the initial penalty against Ray Rice was ... and it constitutes new, powerful evidence that requires the commissioner to reconsider and reach a stronger punishment," said the Connecticut Democrat.

  • NFL turns over every leaf in ongoing revenue hunt

    In the not-too-distant future, a football fan might be able to take a seat at the stadium, punch up any game on a seatback monitor, keep tabs on the real-time stats of a fantasy team, order up a hot dog and beer and even have a brand-new jacket brought to the seat if the wind kicks up. This is...

  • Daily News owner wanted 'Washington' banned, but paper sacks 'Redskins'

    Just nine months after media and real estate mogul Mortimer Zuckerman praised the name of the Washington Redskins football team, his New York Daily News has sacked it from their pages, calling the word a "slur."

  • EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations will be looking to give existing penalties against Russia more bite by the weekend rather than expanding sanctions to include sport events to punish Moscow for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis. Several member states came out on Wednesday against the...



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