Washington should get rid of “Redskins” name: reports

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Washington to get rid of “Redskins” name on Monday
The Washington Redskins, one of the oldest franchises in the NFL, will get rid of its name on Monday, according to several reports.

USA Today, ESPN, the Washington Post, the Washington Times and the Sports Business Journal reported Sunday evening that owner Dan Snyder was about to “withdraw” his name.

Washington will not announce its new name because branding issues are still pending. However, the name’s “thorough review” is officially over because the team wanted to “dispel any doubts about the name’s future,” Sports Business Journal, citing sources. It is not known when a new name will be revealed to the team.

The team launched the name review on July 3 after prominent FedEx, Nike, PepsiCo and Bank of America sponsors asked the team to change the name. The concern of sponsors has increased after weeks of national protests after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. However, controversy and calls for the Washington team to change its name have persisted for years.

Major retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Target, as well as Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods, all removed Redskins merchandise from their websites last week. And last Thursday, FedEx – which owns the naming rights for the team’s Maryland stadium – officially requested a name change. FedEx CEO Fred Smith has a stake in the team. Click here to learn more about our history.

Other related developments:
– FedEx threatens to remove signage from Redskins stadium unless team changes names: report
– Washington Warriors emerges as favorite to replace Redskins: reports

New York City has just reached its first day in almost four months without a single coronavirus death, according to preliminary figures released on Sunday.  (iStock)
New York City has just reached its first day in almost four months without a single coronavirus death, according to preliminary figures released on Sunday. (iStock)

NYC reports first day in months without single coronavirus death: report
New York City has just reached its first day in almost four months without a single coronavirus death, according to preliminary figures released on Sunday.

New York Department of Health data released on Sunday recorded no COVID-19 deaths on Saturday – the first time since March 13 that no deaths from the virus have been reported in the Big Apple. Authorities recorded two probable deaths from the disease on Friday, although there were no confirmed deaths from COVID-19 that day.

The city lost its first resident to the virus on March 11. Since then, 18,669 people have reportedly died from the disease, in addition to the 4,613 probable COVID-19 deaths reported. Click here to find out more.

Other related developments:
– Florida breaks biggest day record for coronavirus infections in the United States as the world sees more cases
– NYC is preparing to repel a second potential coronavirus outbreak
– Teachers who have taught summer courses in the same class catch a coronavirus, one dies: report

Indiana woman gunned down after argument with Black Lives Matter supporters
An Indiana woman was shot dead earlier this month following an alleged argument between her family and a group of Black Lives Matter supporters, according to her family.

The woman, Jessica Doty Whitaker, 24, was walking along the Indianapolis Canal promenade with her fiancé, Jose Ramirez, and two others around 3 a.m. July 5 when someone in their group used racial slurs, Fox reported 59.

A group of nearby strangers heard the comment and confronted the Whitaker group, the station said. Ramirez alleged that the group shouted “Black Lives Matter”, to which Whitaker or someone else in their group responded with “All Lives Matter”. Click here to read more.

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– AOC suggests increased crime in New York due to unemployment and residents who have to “steal bread”
– Los Angeles Teachers Union Brings Police Withdrawal to Reopen Schools

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