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Washington beats California 62-47

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Washington beats California 62-47

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) C.J. Wilcox scored 19 points to reach 1,000 for his career and Washington scored 16 straight points in the first half to roll to a second straight conference road win, beating California 62-47 on Wednesday night.

Aziz N'Diaye finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. He dominated on both ends of the court during the big first-half run that put the Huskies (8-5, 2-0 Pac-12) in control.

Allen Crabbe, the leading scorer in the conference at 21.4 points per game, was held to nine points on 3 for 12 shooting for the Golden Bears (9-6, 1-2). He did move up the all-time scoring charts at Cal, moving past Jorge Gutierrez and Ryan Anderson into 19th place on the school scoring list with 1,238 points.

David Kravish led the Bears with 14 points.

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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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Reports: Redskins' name review is expected to result in a name change

Reports: Redskins' name review is expected to result in a name change

The Washington Redskins are going to conduct a "thorough review" of the team's name. That review is anticipated to result in a new team name according to the Washington Post and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

“You know where this leads," a person familiar with the league discussions told the Post, speaking on condition of anonymity. "They’re working on that process [of changing the name]. It will end with a new name. (Redskins owner) Dan [Snyder] has been listening to different people over the last number of weeks.”

Apparently, the name change has been a topic of discussion between the Redskins and the NFL for a while now. If the two sides have been discussing the controversial name for weeks, this review is not directly from the increased pressure from the public and sponsors.

A statement from Roger Goodell says that he and the league "are supportive of this important step," to the review of the name. 

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There is no timetable on when the name would change according to these reports. Previous name changes, often for relocations or the formation of new name changes, take years of preparation. If there is an announced name change it may not be ready to rebrand all of the NFL properties for the 2020 season.

“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 in the team's statement.

Back in 2013, Snyder was strongly against the name change. However, his recent statement with pressure from sponsors FedEx, Nike and others suggest that his position is changing. Throughout the history of the controversy of the name, this appears to be the closest Washington has come to changing their moniker. 

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