Cleveland Guardians: Baseball team announces new nickname as it moves away from Native American imagery

Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Major League Baseball franchise announced in December of 2020 that it had decided to get rid of the “Indians” nickname that had become increasingly divisive. However, plans were still in place to keep that nickname for the 2021 season before going in a new direction, at the end of the season. 

Friday morning, this video dropped: 

The Cleveland Guardians. 

Some of the logos: 

Owner Paul Dolan not long ago hinted at the possibility that a new name might not be fully in place until the 2023 season but that 2022 remains the goal. Now with a

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Texas, Oklahoma expected to declare intent to leave Big 12 in ’24-48 hours’ with SEC as landing spot

Texas and Oklahoma are expected to declare their intention to leave the Big 12 in as soon as “24-48 hours,” a prominent Big 12 source told CBS Sports on Friday. The Longhorns and Sooners are set to inform the Big 12 on Monday that they will not be renewing their grant of rights agreement with the conference, Horns247’s Chip Brown reports.

“I’m not saying it’s 100%, but it’s close to it in terms of being a done deal,” a Big 12 source intimately involved in the process told CBS Sports.

“It could be as soon as 24-48 hours and

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Cleveland Indians have chosen new name after more than 100 years

The Cleveland Indians officially announced their new name on Friday.

The decision to change the name came last year amid racial tension in the U.S. as professional sports teams came under fire for having Native American monikers.

The baseball team will be known as the Guardians.


The organization released a video with Tom Hanks narrating.

Cleveland launched a section on its official website dedicated to the new name. Team owner Paul Dolan wrote in a letter to fans the “Indians will always be part of our history just as Cleveland has always

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Herschel Walker on Olympic protests: ‘If people don’t like the rules, why are you here?’

Football legend Herschel Walker has a lot to say about Olympians protesting the American flag and kneeling before games, as spectators have observed in recent days during the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

“People think I’m very harsh when I say this,” Walker told Fox News in an exclusive Friday interview. “This is the United States of America, and if people don’t like the rules here — and there’s no doubt we can make some things better — but if people don’t like the rules here, why are you here?”

He questioned whether the Olympics is “the right place” for

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Latest COVID, opening ceremony news from Tokyo

TOKYO — With the opening ceremony less than a day away, the Tokyo Olympics are about to begin in full force. Several events are already in the midst of competition, and the U.S. softball team has already proven itself with a 2–0 start to the first Olympic softball tournament since 2008. Meanwhile, the U.S. women’s soccer team suffered a shocking 3–0 defeat against Sweden in its opening match and will look to rebound against New Zealand on Saturday.

As thousands of athletes gear up to begin the Games, COVID-19 remains an ever-present concern. Follow along with our reporters on

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Olympics 2021: Day 1 schedule, what to watch, results as Tokyo Games begin

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The Olympics are here. With the opening ceremony complete, the events of the 2020 Games have officially begun — one year after they were supposed to. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Games to be pushed to summer of 2021. 

Following the ceremony, which began at 7 a.m. ET Friday, there will be a break in the action from Tokyo. Then after an encore presentation of the opening ceremony is shown on NBC at 7 p.m., the events will resume. Friday night (Saturday morning in Japan) kicks off with preliminary round action of beach volleyball.

Every day CBS Sports

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England players targeted with racist abuse after Euro final: Teammates, clubs, officials demand accountability

English soccer is wrestling with the latest rash of online racist abuse directed at some of its most high-profile players after England’s penalty-kick shootout defeat to Italy in the Euro 2021 final.

England’s final three penalty kick takers — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka — were all subjected to racist abuse on social media in the wake of their unsuccessful spot kick attempts.

Police are investigating the posts on Twitter and Instagram, with both companies (Facebook owns Instagram) stating that they’ve taken action with regards to comments and accounts that were directing abuse at the England players in

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Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2021 | Football News

Wrapping up the Arsenal transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.

Arsenal agree £50m deal to sign White

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Brighton centre-back Ben White for a fee believed to be around £50m.

Arteta coy on future transfers

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta remained tight-lipped about any future transfers after his side’s 2-1 defeat to Hibernian at Easter Road.

“We have got one for now and we are really happy with the one we have,” Arteta told Sky Sports News. “Unfortunately, he could not play today. Maybe he can play on Saturday.


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MLB All-Star Game 2021: Five reasons to be excited for Midsummer Classic at Coors Field

DENVER — The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is set for Tuesday evening at Denver’s Coors Field. Here’s how to watch. I’m here to express my excitement for my 10th in-person coverage of the game and provide some specific reasons why baseball fans should be excited, after a quick digression. 

I recently went on a bit of a rant on Twitter. I had seen someone say “no one cares about the All-Star Game” and stuff like that really annoys me. Feel free to say you don’t care, but an awful lot of people actually do. I’m one of them. All of

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The Aaron Rodgers-Packers drama may be finally nearing its end

The Aaron Rodgers-Packers will-they-won’t-they offseason drama may finally reach its conclusion.

The Packers quarterback has set a timeline for his status for the upcoming season. With the Packers holding their first training camp practice on July 28, Rodgers hopes to have an answer on his future before then.

“Well, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this week,” Rodgers told NBC Sports. “And then I’m gonna get back to working out and figure things out in a couple weeks.”

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