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Racial slurs have no place in football

For American Indians, the NFL season offers regular reminders that our rights still aren't fully recognized.


Thousands rally against Washington’s divisive nickname

Native American leaders, local politicians, former sports stars and other speakers voiced their disdain the nickname they call derogatory and racist.


Patent Office cancels Washington’s disparaging trademark

The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.


Unions hail NLRB official's ruling that college athletes can unionize

It would be a landmark victory for college athletes, whose scholarships are now awarded at the whim of their institutions and who have little or no protection against on-the-job injuries.


Texas sportscaster blasts homophobia in NFL

In a searing rebuff to pervasive anti-gay attitudes in professional football, Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen delivers a moving and insightful commentary.


Growing college football player protest demands NCAA reforms

Though many college athletes live in poverty, a protest by National Collegiate Athletic Association football players is quietly spreading across the nation.


Penn State officials kept secret file on Sandusky, CNN reports

High-ranking officials at Penn State are accused of having kept a secret file containing allegations that Jerry Sandusky was acting inappropriately.


Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad has GOP on the defensive

The ad, sponsored by Chrysler has Eastwood, a Republican, touting progress in the economic recovery and particularly the auto bailout.


ESPN removes anti-Semites from its online fantasy football

Members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center brought the problem to the attention of the sports domain, one of the country's largest.


Judge bans NFL lockout of players but team owners defy ruling

A federal judge in Minneapolis, with power over labor-management in relations in the National Football League thanks to prior court rulings, has banned the NFL's lockout of its players. But the teams defied her ruling and kept their facility gates closed.

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