The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.
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.
Effa Louise Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley. Her influence extended beyond baseball; she was active in the civil rights movement and a social activist.
In a searing rebuff to pervasive anti-gay attitudes in professional football, Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen delivers a moving and insightful commentary.
Though many college athletes live in poverty, a protest by National Collegiate Athletic Association football players is quietly spreading across the nation.
Having the first "out" athlete has struck a major blow against stereotypical ideas about masculinity, and shown that sport has become a much more inclusive space.
The NBA's Jason Collins made history yesterday by coming out as gay - the first time an NBA player has done so while still actively playing.
Federal and local investigative agencies continued to search for clues to explain the deadly Boston Marathon bombings yesterday, and people were encouraged to send in photos and videos.
"Jackie Robinson changed baseball, and when you've changed baseball in this country, you've changed this country!"
On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.