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article Washington, D.C.’s NFL team changed its racist mascot. Now, a push for change in Washington state schools (8/7/2020)
(Washington) -- Even through a videoconference call, Bill Kallappa's frustration was palpable. In the wake of the Washington NFL team's recent name change --...
article Washington’s NFL Team Received National Attention—But High Schools Also Abandon ‘Redskins’ Name (8/5/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- With Washington's NFL team finally succumbing to public (and financial) pressure and retiring the Redskins name and logo, high schools...
article There Sure Are a Lot of Racist Washington Football Team Shirts for Sale (8/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the weird side effects of being a journalist is you start to see a lot of strange ads online. Just doing some cursory reporting on a single...
article Jerry Jones May Unknowingly Be Tied to the Redskins Name Change (7/26/2020)
(Texas) -- Jerry Jones has built a monster with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent $140 million on the team in 1989 and has turned it into a franchise worth more than $5...
article Washington’s N.F.L. Team Will Retire Its Logo and Adopt a Temporary New Name (7/23/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington’s N.F.L. team will retire Redskins branding and adopt a placeholder team name until it can decide on a permanent name, the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Billy Mills

article Mills wants activism to be remembered more than gold medal (8/5/2020)
(Japan) -- A few years before Billy Mills won his gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Native American was several floors up in front of an open hotel window,...
press release Billy Mills: Reflecting on his epic 10,000m victory at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, coping with racism and returning to Tokyo in 2021 (7/30/2020)
(USA) -- When Billy Mills arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 Olympic Games, few people knew much about the lanky American athlete. By the time he left two weeks later, he was...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article Cardinals, MLB, and even a casino cannot connect team, facts to support vague reports (8/5/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 that crept through their clubhouse and kept the Cardinals quarantined for nearly a week in a downtown Milwaukee hotel left the...
article Facts refute claims Cardinals got COVID-19 at casino (8/5/2020)
(Nevada) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 that crept through their clubhouse and kept the Cardinals quarantined for nearly a week in a downtown Milwaukee hotel left the team...
article PointsBet & Indiana Pacers Reach Sports Betting Partnership (8/5/2020)
(Indiana) -- As part of its increasing U.S. market presence, the PointsBet sportsbook has struck a sports betting deal with the Indiana Pacers, becoming an official...
article MLB teams struggling to contain outbreaks and one CEO says cases may be a wakeup call (8/4/2020)
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball is quickly becoming a cautionary tale with players and staff on at least three teams testing positive since the season resumed last...
article St. Louis Cardinals exec shoots down rumor that players went to casino prior to coronavirus outbreak (8/3/2020)
(Missouri) -- On Monday, Major League Baseball officially postponed this week's four-game series between the Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers because of St. Louis...
article Spokane Indians baseball team, Spokane Tribe featured in national discussion of Native American imagery in sports (8/3/2020)
(Washington) -- In the days and weeks following the killing of George Floyd and subsequent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the campaign to rid society...
article Reports: St. Louis Cardinals went to casino prior to COVID-19 outbreak (8/3/2020)
(Missouri) -- Reports surfaced Monday, Aug. 3, members of the St. Louis Cardinals were at a casino prior to their series with the Milwaukee Brewers, where they had seven...
article Cardinals’ coronavirus outbreak grows with more positives, further imperiling MLB season (8/2/2020)
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball’s hopes of salvaging its 2020 season amid a pandemic took another ominous turn Saturday, when the St. Louis Cardinals received...
article Chicago Blackhawks Are Banning Headdresses but Keeping the Name (7/31/2020)
(Chicago) -- In early July, The Washington Football team promised it would conduct "a thorough review" of the racial slur that it had used as a team name for...
article 50+ Organizations Ask Cleveland Indians to Change Name, Engage Native American Community (7/30/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The ACLU of Ohio, Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Policy Matters Ohio, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, multiple community...
article Blackhawks banning headdresses, increasing Native American cultural representation in game presentation (7/29/2020)
(Illinois) -- The Blackhawks announced several initiatives Wednesday designed to better honor Native American culture. Most notably, the Hawks will ban headdresses at...
article Cleveland faces new calls to change Indians name (7/29/2020)
(Ohio) -- For years, the pressure has been increasing on baseball and the Cleveland Indians to change the name of the franchise. In recent years, the team has changed...
article Indianapolis Indians to explore 'appropriateness' of team name (7/28/2020)
(Indiana) -- The Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team has launched a committee to explore the "appropriateness" of the team's name, the team...
article The Cleveland Indians Continue to Confirm a Nickname Change is Inevitable (7/25/2020)
(Ohio) -- It’s not if. It’s when. I’m talking, of course, about the idea of Cleveland’s baseball team changing its nickname. It’s a...
article Cleveland Indians wear 'End Racism, It's Time' t-shirts prior to Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals (7/24/2020)
(Ohio) -- In the weeks prior to Opening Day, the topic of social justice has been a huge story around the Cleveland Indians. While the team is considering the future of...
article Native Americans waiting for Cleveland Indians to call as team owner mulls a name change (7/24/2020)
(Ohio) -- For the last 50 years, the Cleveland American Indian Movement of Ohio has protested the name and mascot of the Cleveland Indians ahead of the team’s...
article Protests over Cleveland Indians' name take place ahead of opener (7/24/2020)
(Ohio) -- While the Cleveland Indians' home opener might be unconventional in many ways, at least one tradition is still taking place. Prior to first pitch between...
article Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan says team will meet with Native American groups regarding potential name change (7/23/2020)
(Ohio) -- Indians owner Paul Dolan said Thursday the club is committed to an ongoing dialogue with Native American leaders and Cleveland’s local officials as well...
article NFL Players Association Ups Responsible Gambling Efforts With New Education Program (7/23/2020)
(USA) -- The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has launched a new program to teach former players about the dangers of gambling addiction. An NFLPA foundation has...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

Sycuan Tribe

article Out & About: Padres Suite at Sycuan Casino Resort (8/4/2020)
(California) -- Take me out to the ballgame! Just kidding, you can't go to Petco Park, but you CAN check out the new Padres Suite at Sycuan Casino Resort! The resort...
1 Article on this Issue

DraftKings

article DraftKings’ Fate Is Tied to Pro Sports During the Pandemic (8/3/2020)
(Wall Street) -- When you think about companies that should be feeling the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, DraftKings ) is definitely up there.
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Controversial integrity fee back in discussions in MA (8/3/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- While the Massachusetts (MA) Senate didn’t include sports betting in an economic development bill that passed Wednesday, the State’s House...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Too offensive to stay? Tiny Missouri town splits over school’s ‘Savage’ mascot (8/2/2020)
(Missouri) -- An hour’s drive north of Kansas City, a 152-foot water tower displays the sharp profile of an American Indian, two feathers dangling behind his high...
article MP Ben Bradshaw blasts Exeter Chiefs' decision to keep Native American logo and branding (7/31/2020)
(UK) -- Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has described Exeter Chiefs' decision to retire the Big Chief mascot but not drop their Native American branding as 'extraordinary'.
article Exeter Chiefs: MP Ben Bradshaw hits out at club’s ‘extraordinary’ decision to keep name and logo (7/30/2020)
(UK) -- Exeter Chiefs‘ “extraordinary” decision not to drop their Native American branding shows the board are “in denial”, says the club...
article Exeter Chiefs to hold board meeting to discuss ditching their Native American badge (7/27/2020)
(UK) -- EXETER CHIEFS will hold a crunch board meeting on Wednesday to discuss ditching their Native American badge and mascot. Premiership title-chasing Chiefs were...
article Connecticut high schools shouldn’t delay in getting rid of offensive nicknames (7/26/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The National Football League team formerly known as the Redskins now, at long last, has a new name. The team’s interim name — “...
article Issues have come up in the past, but the Algonquin Tomahawks name still lives on (7/26/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Last month, a petition on Change.org created by the group “Students for Justice” emerged asking the Northborough-Southborough Regional...
article Keeler: If Washington can bury the Redskins name, why is Lamar still standing by its Savages? (7/26/2020)
(Colorado) -- She glared as if he’d broken wind in a church pew, somewhere between Give us this day and our daily bread. Blake Mundell’s wake-up call crept...
article Superintendent: 'Overwhelming majority' support Conemaugh Township keeping 'Indians' name, mascot (7/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Conemaugh Township School District has been the “Indians” since inception, but recent national conversations about Native American-based...
article Mascot debate: Use of Native American mascots in Colorado, schools facilitating discussion (7/25/2020)
(Colorado) -- In 2015 then-governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order that created the commission to study American Indian representations in public schools in...
article Why Central Michigan 'Chippewas' nickname is OK with local tribe, NCAA (7/24/2020)
(Michigan) -- Central Michigan president Bob Davies has seen the ugly. As the vice president for university relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 2006-09...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Flutter Entertainment

article FanDuel CEO Sees College Sports Down in 2020 Season (7/31/2020)
(Internet) -- Matt King, chief executive officer of FanDuel Inc.,, discusses the outlook for sports betting amid the Covid-19 pandemic on "Bloomberg Technology....
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article What Happened? Why Some Sports Were Pulled From Betting In Illinois (7/31/2020)
(Illinois) -- For those of you still trying to figure out why you couldn’t bet on motor sports, the PGA, Korean Baseball and lower-level soccer in Illinois last...
article This Bookmaker Should Be Happy About Illinois Sports Betting Mess, And It’s Not Rivers (7/30/2020)
(Illinois) -- The agenda for today’s Illinois Gaming Board meeting does not mention Rush Street, DraftKings, or FanDuel in the sports betting section. In reality,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports in Las Vegas

article Allegiant thinks outside the box with planned ‘Work from Vegas’ deal (7/31/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Thinking outside of the box is going to be essential if Las Vegas is going to make it through the coronavirus pandemic. Hometown Allegiant Travel Co. has...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article Goodbye GambetDC? William Hill Launches DC Sports Betting At Arena (7/31/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rejoice, District residents: you’re no longer stuck with Intralot‘s underwhelming DC sports betting platform and odds. William Hill soft...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Braves share message from Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribe (7/30/2020)
(Georgia) -- The message from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was clear. “We’re still here.” Before the Braves’ home opener Wednesday, a 7-4...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article 'An honour': Edmonton Oilers defenceman wears jersey with Cree syllabics (7/29/2020)
(North Canada) -- An Indigenous NHL player paid special homage to his nation on his jersey during Tuesday night's Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article How Does the Coronavirus Affect Sports Betting? (7/29/2020)
(USA) -- Sports is slowly coming back to North America, and that means that sports betting is returning, too. With baseball restarted and the N.B.A. and the N.H.L. soon...
1 Article on this Issue

UK Gambling

article BGC adamant it’s “now time” for casinos in Scotland and Wales to reopen (7/27/2020)
(UK) -- The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the Scottish and Welsh governments to provide clarity on when casinos can reopen in both countries.
1 Article on this Issue

Jim Thorpe

article Thorpe's scandal-tainted 1912 golds still resonate, amaze (7/26/2020)
(Sweden) -- It has been described as the first major international sports scandal, and still resonates more than a century later. Jim Thorpe, a Native American who...
1 Article on this Issue

Carlisle School

article Early history of NFL rich with Native American standouts (7/25/2020)
(Ohio) -- Stories from the Hall of Fame Archive: Joe Guyon capped Hall of Fame career fully out of Jim Thorpe’s shadow. George Preston Marshall acquired a National...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article NBA launches betting-centric telecast for select games of restart (8/3/2020)
(New York) -- The NBA on Monday announced the launch of an alternate telecast centered on sports betting for select games, the latest broadcast enhancement for the NBA...
article Iroquois Nationals competing in World Games ‘just makes sense’ (8/2/2020)
(Alabama) -- The most popular Indigenous lacrosse team on Turtle Island may be inching closer to competing on the sport’s highest international stage. A recent...
article First Nations hockey coach wants apology after players experienced racism on the ice (8/1/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations hockey coach says his team is still waiting for an apology after players said they experienced racism at a tournament two weeks ago. Kyle...
article Oilers' Bear wears name spelled out in Cree syllabics for exhibition game (7/30/2020)
(Edmonton) -- Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear honored his Indigenous heritage by wearing his name spelled out in Cree syllabics for an exhibition game against the...
article 'We're diplomats by nature': Iroquois Nationals hopeful for inclusion in 2022 World Games (7/27/2020)
(Canada) -- The Iroquois Nationals, which represent the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in international field and box lacrosse, are hoping for a "diplomatic"...
article Supporters challenge Iroquois Nationals' exclusion from 2022 World Games (7/24/2020)
(Alabama) -- The Iroquois Nationals, which represents the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in international field lacrosse, say they've been excluded from the upcoming...
article Iroquois Exclusion from IWGA Event Renews Debate over Sovereignty (7/24/2020)
(Alabama) -- The Iroquois Nationals would not need passports to travel to Birmingham, Alabama. But the question of Haudenosaunee sovereignty — and the governing...
article Running for Those Who Can’t: Verna Volker (7/22/2020)
(Minnesota) -- During the long summer days, the sun rises before 5 a.m. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to the hardworking mother of four, founder of Native Women...
article Longtime Hoopfest players react to event cancellation (7/18/2020)
(Washington) -- There was a void felt on the streets of downtown Spokane in late June, extending throughout the rural Inland Northwest. Lilac City avenues weren’t...
article Local author wants to see statue of Maine baseball legend (7/16/2020)
(Maine) -- In 1897, Louis Sockalexis, a baseball star from Penobscot Indian Island, which is near Old Town, became the first Native American to make a big league roster.
article Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club featured on ESPN (7/15/2020)
(Montana) -- Many people got to watch an ESPN special broadcast last week, featuring Frankie, Ember and Donna Kipp and the Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club. The film, titled...
article Lyle Thompson stands up for Native American heritage as lacrosse superstar (7/15/2020)
(Maryland) -- Growing up on the Onondaga Nation Reservation in central New York long before he became one of the most accomplished players in lacrosse history, Lyle...
article England hero Peter Shilton opens up on gambling addiction which ‘ruled his life’ (7/6/2020)
(UK) -- Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has lifted the lid on his battle with a gambling addiction in an emotional appearance on the One Show with his wife...
article She’s calling attention to Native American injustices one step at a time (7/4/2020)
(California) -- Elizabeth Perez is running for a city council seat – and something much bigger. She is nearing the end of a 215-mile run (it might turn out to be...
article WATCH: Native American Girls Fight for Their Lives in 'Blackfeet Boxing' (6/29/2020)
(Montana) -- More than four in five Indigenous women have experienced violence and more than half have experienced sexual violence, according to the Indian Law Resource...
article Nationwide Study of Professional Athletes’ Relationships with Problem Gambling in Development by Cambridge Health Alliance (6/23/2020)
(UK) -- The Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, is collaborating with EPIC Risk Management, a gambling harm...
article Cree model Ashley Callingbull is the new face of Nike (6/22/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Enoch Cree Nation activist, model and former Mrs. America Ashley Callingbull has become the new face of the N7 Nike campaign. The Albertan made the...
article Lame Deer's Isaiah Williams transferring from Williston State to SAGU American Indian College (6/16/2020)
(Montana) -- Isaiah Williams, who is from Lame Deer and played high school basketball at Colstrip, is moving on to the SAGU American Indian College in Phoenix after...
article 'Polite' racism infects Canada says Olympian who was on front lines of Oka protests 30 years ago (6/5/2020)
(Canada) -- Protesters standing face-to-face with armed officers from the national guard – it's a jarring yet all-too-familiar scene playing out across the U.S...
article Mohawk lacrosse player named to Hall of Fame (6/5/2020)
(Canada) -- One of the most distinguished figures of Mohawk lacrosse will be inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Ross Powless – who passed away in 2013...

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