‘Redskins’ name has complicated history for Meskwaki, other tribes

WASHINGTON — The name “Redskins” — which some believe is destined for deletion from all levels of sports — has a complicated history with Native Americans in Iowa and other parts of the country.

Johnathan [...]

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Cedar Rapids soldier comes home

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U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of NFL's Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins football team's trademark registration for its nickname was canceled Wednesday by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appeals board, limiting the club's ability to prevent its use by others.

The ruling doesn't preven [...]

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NBA bans Clippers owner from game for life over racist comments

NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments made public over the weekend, the league’s commissioner said on Tu [...]

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Oakland spoils Twins' home opener

MINNEAPOLIS -- There was an old scoreboard graphic back at the Metrodome, the former home of the Minnesota Twins, that used to taunt opposing pitchers prone to base on balls with a picture of a ghost and the words "Walks Will Haunt" next to it.

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Cubs get first win of season

PITTSBURGH -- There were firsts all around for the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

The Cubs got their first win of the season, holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game included right-hander Jason Hammel's first win with t [...]

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Two-strike bunt helps White Sox top Twins

CHICAGO -- Even with two strikes, Leury Garcia still had the green light to go on Wednesday.

The White Sox second baseman punched a critical bunt down the third-base line to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, eventually reached third an [...]

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Woods' climb to catch Niklaus grows steeper

(Reuters) - Doubts about Tiger Woods's chances of surpassing Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles soared on Tuesday as the world number one revealed he had back surgery and would miss the Masters.

The clock has been ticking ever louder [...]

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Woods ruled out of Masters after back surgery

April 1 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods said on Tuesday he will miss next week's Masters after undergoing back surgery for a pinched nerve.

The world number one released a statement on his website saying the operation had been successful but he need [...]

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Pro Ranks (April 1)

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Cubs fall to Pirates in 10th inning on Opening Day

Pirates 1, Cubs 0 (10): Neil Walker homered to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning as Pittsburgh celebrated its first Opening Day walk-off home run since 1965.

Walker, who was 0-for-19 in last season's National League Division Series five [...]

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Report: Dolphins' Incognito and two teammates harassed Martin

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The NFL's independent report on bullying charges in the Miami Dolphins' locker room has found that Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at the Dolphins' Jonathan Martin and two others. [...]

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U.S. lawmakers say Redskins name is racist, not honorary

Two U.S. lawmakers on Monday rejected the National Football League's claim that the Washington Redskins name was an honor to Native Americans and urged the sports league to recognize it as a racial slur and back changing the name.

In a lette [...]

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Seahawks crush Broncos to win Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks' ferocious defense shut down the Denver Broncos and record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning in a 43-8 rout on Sunday to claim their first Super Bowl title.

Seattle, the NFL's top [...]

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Manning wins fifth MVP award, Super Bowl beckons

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peyton Manning claimed a fifth National Football League most valuable player award on Saturday but the Denver Broncos quarterback will need another Super Bowl ring to cement his place among the all-time greats.

Manning, [...]

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