Washington Post editorials drop `Redskins` name

The Washington Post newspaper`s editorial board announced Friday it will no longer use the controversial nickname of the National Football League`s Washington Redskins, supporting calls that the word is offensive.

Johnny Manziel fined for obscene gesture

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 by the National Football League on Friday for making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins` bench during a pre-season road loss Monday.

Lawmaker urges hearing on `derogatory` Redskins name

A veteran US lawmaker Friday called for a congressional hearing on the Washington Redskins name, arguing such action could serve as a "catalyst" to rid American football of a term regarded as overtly racist by many.

United Nations expert says Washington Redskins name offensive

The Washington Redskins team name is a symbol of centuries of abuse faced by Native Americans, a United Nations human rights expert said Friday, without calling formally for it to be axed.

NFL: Five coaches fired after failing to reach playoffs

The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired their coaches Monday after enduring miserable NFL seasons, joining the Cleveland Browns in seeking new direction in 2014.