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FILE - Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammate Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Chicago, in this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, file photo. The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks — and there is no sign of any change coming anytime soon. Speaking publicly Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, for the first time since baseball's Cleveland Indians announced Monday they plan to change their name, Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz reiterated the same message the team shared this summer after lingering questions about Native American team names returned to the forefront. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
December 17, 2020 - 2:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks and there is no sign of a change coming anytime soon. Speaking publicly for the first time since baseball's Cleveland Indians announced Monday they plan to change their name, Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz reiterated the same...
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FILE - James Watson, left, protests before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians are changing their name _ they just don't know to what or when. Expressing that “it's time," team owner Paul Dolan said that after months of internal discussions and meetings with groups, including Native Americans who have sought to have the team stop using a moniker many deem racist, the American League franchise is dropping the name it has been known by since 1915. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, Dolan said: “The name is no longer acceptable in our world.”(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 16, 2020 - 6:12 pm
Colorful names for teams are nearly as old as team sports themselves. But as a growing movement aims to right the wrongs of the past, including notable successes with pro sports franchises in Cleveland and Washington recently, it reminds us history hasn’t always been kind — let alone fair — to...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians are changing their name after 105 years, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. After months of internal discussion prompted by public pressure and a national movement to remove racist names and symbols, the team is moving away from the name it has been called since 1915, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed its plans. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
December 14, 2020 - 3:23 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don't know to what or when. Expressing that “it's time," owner Paul Dolan said that after months of internal discussions and meetings with groups, including Native Americans who have sought to have the team stop using a...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians are changing their name after 105 years, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. After months of internal discussion prompted by public pressure and a national movement to remove racist names and symbols, the team is moving away from the name it has been called since 1915, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed its plans. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
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December 13, 2020 - 10:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years. Citing three people familiar with the decision, The New York Times reported Sunday night that the team is moving away from a name considered racist for decades. The Indians have been internally discussing a potential...
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Al Michaels, play-by-play voice for NBC's Sunday Night Football, works on the sideline before an NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. Former ABC baseball commentator Al Michaels has been voted the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcast excellence by baseball’s Hall of Fame. Michaels, 76, will be honored during the Hall of Fame induction weekend in July.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 09, 2020 - 5:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Michaels refers to his lack of baseball for much of his career “the one regret I might have.” An absence from regular baseball broadcasts for the past quarter-century didn't prevent the 76-year-old from reaching the Hall of Fame. Michaels was voted the Ford C. Frick Award for...
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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks with Jalen Bridges during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
December 09, 2020 - 12:06 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Virginia’s ACC/B1G Challenge game against No. 4 Michigan State on Wednesday night has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Cavaliers’ program. The No. 18 Cavaliers (3-1) are next slated to play William...
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November 26, 2020 - 12:31 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She...
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John Healy
November 24, 2020 - 6:36 pm
The NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization won their first-ever Korean Series championship this week and celebrated with, what else? A giant freakin’ sword.
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This image provided by the Wasserman Media Group shows Brett Peterson, who was hired as an assistant general manager by the Florida Panthers NHL hockey club on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Wasserman Media Group via AP)
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November 17, 2020 - 7:41 pm
The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL. Peterson's hiring comes days after the nearby Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female GM in Major League Baseball. The NFL's Miami...
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FILE - Duke players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis, in this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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November 16, 2020 - 7:05 pm
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off one of the greatest upsets in American sports history at the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. The madness kept coming that March from Pittsburgh to San Diego. Top-ranked Xavier lost in...
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