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  • Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Redskins name

    Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Redskins name

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:54:01 GMT
    The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington Redskins name, while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession.
    The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington Redskins name, while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession.
  • Navajo Nation Council opposes NFL team's name

    Navajo Nation Council opposes NFL team's name

    The Navajo Nation Council formally has opposed the use of the Washington Redskins name.
    The Navajo Nation Council formally has opposed the use of the Washington Redskins name.
  • UN expert weighs in on Redskins controversy

    UN expert weighs in on Redskins controversy

    A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team's...
    A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team's owner to...
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:50:14 GMT
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
  • Gallaudet DE Adam Talaat works out for NFL scouts at Pro Day

    Gallaudet DE Adam Talaat works out for NFL scouts at Pro Day

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:08:18 GMT
    Gallaudet defensive end Adam Talaat won just about every award he could as a senior, but this week, he took his football future to the next level. On Wednesday, Adam worked out at the school’s first-ever Pro Day in hopes of being the first NFL star to come from the only college in the world that is dedicated to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    Gallaudet defensive end Adam Talaat won just about every award he could as a senior, but this week, he took his football future to the next level. On Wednesday, Adam worked out at the school’s first-ever Pro Day in hopes of being the first NFL star to come from the only college in the world that is dedicated to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Redskins 2014 preseason schedule released

    Redskins 2014 preseason schedule released

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:43:59 GMT
    The NFL has released the 2014 preseason schedule and the Washington Redskins will start the preseason at home against the New England Patriots.
    The NFL has released the 2014 preseason schedule and the Washington Redskins will start the preseason at home against the New England Patriots.
  • Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, has died

    Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, has died

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:40:44 GMT
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer-stricken girl who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne nearly two years ago, has died, according to her father.
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer-stricken girl who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne nearly two years ago, has died, according to her father.
  • 4-year-old boy picked Kentucky-UConn to make NCAA title game in bracket

    4-year-old boy picked Kentucky-UConn to make NCAA title game in bracket

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:08:53 GMT
    A 4-year-old boy from Wisconsin is bucking the odds by correctly picking the Kentucky and Connecticut to reach the championship game of the NCAA tournament.
    A 4-year-old boy from Wisconsin is bucking the odds by correctly picking the Kentucky and Connecticut to reach the championship game of the NCAA tournament.
  • 'New aura' as Redskins start work under Gruden

    'New aura' as Redskins start work under Gruden

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:37:37 GMT
    From older to younger. From all-controlling to approachable. From 3-13 to a clean slate. The Washington Redskins as a group began their transition from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden on Monday when they reported for the first day of the offseason workout program, and it wasn't hard to sense the different vibe under the new coach.
    From older to younger. From all-controlling to approachable. From 3-13 to a clean slate. The Washington Redskins as a group began their transition from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden on Monday when they reported for the first day of the offseason workout program, and it wasn't hard to sense the different vibe under the new coach.
  • Alonzo Mourning, Gary Williams elected into Basketball Hall of Fame

    Alonzo Mourning, Gary Williams elected into Basketball Hall of Fame

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:29:18 GMT
    Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. The 6-foot-10 center who won an NBA title with the Miami Heat was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, adding that honor to becoming a board member at his alma mater.
    Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. The 6-foot-10 center who won an NBA title with the Miami Heat was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, adding that honor to becoming a board member at his alma mater.
  • Redskins re-sign linebacker Rob Jackson

    Redskins re-sign linebacker Rob Jackson

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-04-04 23:19:13 GMT
    Linebacker Rob Jackson re-signed with the Washington Redskins, returning to the only NFL team he's played for.
    Linebacker Rob Jackson re-signed with the Washington Redskins, returning to the only NFL team he's played for.
  • Nats blunders on bases, overturned HR hurt in 2-1 loss to Braves

    Nats blunders on bases, overturned HR hurt in 2-1 loss to Braves

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-04-04 23:16:38 GMT
    Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond's inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1 Friday, spoiling the Nationals' home opener and giving rookie manager Matt Williams his first loss.
    Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond's inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1 Friday, spoiling the Nationals' home opener and giving rookie manager Matt Williams his first loss.
  • PHOTOS: Opening Day at Nationals Park!

    PHOTOS: Opening Day at Nationals Park!

    Friday, April 4 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-04 16:13:40 GMT
    Baseball is OFFICIALLY back at Nationals Park, and of course FOX 5 was there to get it all started!  Check out pics from the Nats home opener vs. the Atlanta Braves here!
    Baseball is OFFICIALLY back at Nationals Park, and of course FOX 5 was there to get it all started!  Check out pics from the Nats home opener vs. the Atlanta Braves here!
  • DeSean Jackson to wear No. 11 for the Redskins

    DeSean Jackson to wear No. 11 for the Redskins

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-04 00:53:12 GMT
    Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be putting on a new number for his new NFL team.
    Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be putting on a new number for his new NFL team.
  • Md. students seeking help sending origami messages of peace to Sochi Olympic athletes

    Md. students seeking help sending origami messages of peace to Sochi Olympic athletes

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 8:46 PM EST2014-01-30 01:46:33 GMT
    The Winter Olympics are just days away, and as you probably know by now, there are security concerns. Some Maryland school kids are doing what they can to try to make sure the athletes are safe. But they need a little help delivering on their promise.
    The Winter Olympics are just days away, and as you probably know by now, there are security concerns. Some Maryland school kids are doing what they can to try to make sure the athletes are safe. But they need a little help delivering on their promise.
  • Len Bias statue proposed at his high school alma mater

    Len Bias statue proposed at his high school alma mater

    Thursday, November 21 2013 8:12 PM EST2013-11-22 01:12:47 GMT

    A Maryland legislator wants to erect a statue of Len Bias in front of the Prince George's County high school from which Bias graduated. Bias, one of the all-time great basketball players at the University of Maryland, died of a cocaine overdose just days after being drafted into the NBA.

    A Maryland legislator wants to erect a statue of Len Bias in front of the Prince George's County high school from which Bias graduated. Bias, one of the all-time great basketball players at the University of Maryland, died of a cocaine overdose just days after being drafted into the NBA.

  • My View: Bullying behavior in sports

    My View: Bullying behavior in sports

    Friday, November 8 2013 5:53 AM EST2013-11-08 10:53:56 GMT

    As someone that played competitive football for 11 years, and as fans of the game, we know professional football is a tough sport -- at times even mean. The NFL rulemakers have a name for mean behavior on the field. They call it "Unsportsmanlike."

    As someone that played competitive football for 11 years, and as fans of the game, we know professional football is a tough sport -- at times even mean. The NFL rulemakers have a name for mean behavior on the field. They call it "Unsportsmanlike."

  • Redskins Pierre Garcon helps young cancer patient with medical expenses

    Redskins Pierre Garcon helps young cancer patient with medical expenses

    Friday, October 25 2013 12:15 AM EDT2013-10-25 04:15:21 GMT
    The family of an 8-year-old northern Virginia girl battling inoperable brain cancer received a $10,000 check Thursday night from Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and area pizza chain Paisano's.
    The family of an 8-year-old northern Virginia girl battling inoperable brain cancer received a $10,000 check Thursday night from Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and area pizza chain Paisano's.
  • RG3's mother, Jackie Griffin, one-on-one with Shawn Yancy

    RG3's mother, Jackie Griffin, one-on-one with Shawn Yancy

    Thursday, May 9 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-09 23:01:49 GMT
    Robert Griffin III’s mother, Jackie Griffin, sat down with Shawn Yancy for a 1-on-1 interview about what it's like to be the Redskins superstar's mom!
    Robert Griffin III’s mother, Jackie Griffin, sat down with Shawn Yancy for a 1-on-1 interview about what it's like to be the Redskins superstar's mom!
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