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Top 25 Capsules

Top 25 Capsules

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Trey Burke scored 23 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 and No. 2 Michigan pounded Northwestern 94-66 on Thursday night to remain unbeaten.

Off to their best start since they opened the 1985-86 season with 16 wins, the Wolverines (14-0, 1-0) had no trouble in the Big Ten opener.

They built a 21-point halftime lead and were never challenged by Northwestern (9-5, 0-1).

Michigan shot 59.6 percent overall and made 13 of 22 3-point attempts. Burke shot 9 of 16 overall and hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. Hardaway was 6 of 8 from the field and 4 of 5 from long range.

Jared Swopshire and Kale Abrahamson each scored 11 points for Northwestern, which allowed the most points in a game this season.

No. 3 ARIZONA 92, COLORADO 83, OT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Parrom scored five of his 16 points in overtime after Arizona staged an improbable late rally in regulation and remained unbeaten.

Colorado's Sabatino Chen banked in a 3-pointer at the end of regulation but officials waved it off after reviewing the video, saying the ball was on his fingertips as the backboard lights went on to show time had expired.

Arizona (13-0, 1-0) outscored the Buffaloes 10-2 over the final 1:35 of regulation of their Pac-12 opener to force the overtime. The Buffaloes missed four of six free throws in that stretch.

The Wildcats were down by 17 points in the first half and 16 with 12:40 to go in regulation.

Askia Booker led Colorado (10-3, 0-1) with 18 points.

Arizona's 13-0 start is the second-best in school history and best since the Wildcats won their first 16 in 1932-33.

No. 10 GONZAGA 78, PEPPERDINE 62

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Elias Harris scored 18 points and Kelly Olynk had 16 to lead 10 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Olynk scored 14 points in the second half as the Bulldogs (14-1, 1-0) won despite shooting a season-low 43.4 percent from the field. Reserve guard David Stockton added nine points and four steals and Kevin Pangos scored nine points.

Pangos gave Gonzaga the lead for good at 38-36 on a 3-pointer and the Bulldogs pulled away to their 23rd consecutive win against Pepperdine, its longest streak against a conference opponent.

Lorne Jackson led the Waves (8-6, 0-1) with 16 points and Jordan Baker had 15.

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Report: PepsiCo joins FedEx as latest Redskins sponsor to request name change

Report: PepsiCo joins FedEx as latest Redskins sponsor to request name change

One week after a group of shareholders and investment groups worth a combined $620 billion reportedly threatened to end their relationships with Redskins sponsors PepsiCo, FedEx and Nike if the team didn’t change its name, all three companies have made steps toward pressuring Washington to do so.

According to NBC4, PepsiCo made a formal request Friday that the team retire the controversial name Redskins despite owner Dan Snyder maintaining for years that he would never change it.

“We have been in conversations with the NFL and Washington management for a few weeks about this issue. We believe it is time for a change. We are pleased to see the steps the team announced today, and we look forward to continued partnership," a company spokesperson said in a statement, per NBC4.

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The request comes only a day after FedEx issued its own request for a new name and Nike removed all Redskins apparel from its website. Snyder released a statement Friday morning indicating the franchise would conduct a “thorough review” of the name.

"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” Snyder said via the statement.

The franchise has had the name Redskins since its second season in 1933, when it still played in Boston. Snyder bought the team in 1999 for $750 million.

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Report: Dan Snyder 'will be seen as a pariah' if Redskins don't change name

Report: Dan Snyder 'will be seen as a pariah' if Redskins don't change name

After various calls for action by the public and numerous sponsors, the Washington Redskins plan to conduct a thorough review of their team's name. 

That review is reportedly expected to result in a name change for the franchise, which according to Mike Freeman, could help owner Dan Snyder avoid significant backlash. 

Freeman reports from a league source that if Washington doesn't change their name from the Redskins, Snyder, "will be seen as a pariah in a world that is rapidly growing and evolving. There’s no more tolerance for this. That era is over.”

Over the last few days, FedEx, Nike and PepsiCo all requested that Washington changes its name. Nike removed all Redskins apparel from their website, while FedEx and PepsiCo issued formal requests for a change. The NFL had also been in contact with Snyder over the past few weeks regarding the team's controversial name. 

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"In the last few weeks we have had ongoing discussions with Dan [Snyder] and we are supportive of this important step," Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement

These calls for Washington to change their name come at a time where racial injustice has become a paramount societal issue. After George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, protests erupted across the globe demanding an end to police brutality the systematic oppression of Black people.

Since then, racial injustices of any kind have been put under a brighter light, including requests for Washington to change the name of its professional football team. 

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