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Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) — The Washington Redskins announced Friday that the NFL football team will be “undergoing a thorough review of the team name” that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement, the team said the review “formalizes the initial discussions the team has…read more »

MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic

cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball is back as the league’s summer camp has officially kicked off.With baseball’s return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is establishing several changes to player conduct and protocol to maintain and monitor the health and safety of the athletes.Watch the full report from ABC’s Good Morning America:…read more »

Ava DuVernay to direct 6-part series on Colin Kaepernick’s early life

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty ImagesBy CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Colin Kaepernick’s adolescent years will be made into a six-part series on Netflix thanks to Ava DuVernay.Netflix announced on Monday that the Oscar nominee will direct and produce the forthcoming scripted drama titled Colin in Black & White. The limited series will focus on…read more »

Shawn Johnson details her severe body image struggle

Ian MacNicol/Getty ImagesBy GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — For former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, learning to love her body has been a years-long struggle.In a new video shared to her YouTube channel, Johnson told her fans that as a gymnast in the 2008 Olympic Games, she restricted her calories to 700 per day…read more »

Seattle’s new NHL venue will be completely carbon neutral

ronniechua/iStockBy CARMEN COX, ABC News (SEATTLE) — Seattle’s new NHL expansion team will have a completely carbon-neutral venue to play in beginning in the 2021-22 season. Amazon purchased the building’s naming rights, according to an announcement Thursday, and will call it Climate Pledge Arena. The company is modeling the hockey venue on The Climate Pledge,…read more »

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