Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins’’ name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of reckoning over racial injustice, iconography and racism in the U.S. The move came less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder, a boyhood fan of the team who once declared he would never get rid of the name, launched a “thorough review’’ amid…

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