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     Native Americans seek dismissal of Redskins lawsuit against them in trademark case

    The Native Americans fighting the Washington Redskins over trademark protections filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Monday, asking the court to toss the team’s lawsuit against them.
    The motion argues that team owner Dan Snyder doesn’t have the legal right to sue the five Native Americans who won a key decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this year. The patent office ruled that the name and logo are disparaging and canceled the team’s trademark registration.

    NHL Arena Named After Gila River Indian Community

    A bit of hockey history has been made in Arizona, and the Gila River Indian Community can take a good chunk of the credit for that.
    That’s because the community and the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes have entered into a historic naming rights partnership.

    NM State Volleyball Heads to New England for Tournament; Bradley Nash (Navajo) Leads Team with 79 Kills So Far

    The New Mexico State volleyball team (3-5) will participate in its final tournament before beginning conference play next week.  The Aggies travel to Durham, N.H., this weekend to play three matches during the Holly Young Invitational hosted by the University of New Hampshire.


    KU Volleyball Junior Tiana Dockery (Navajo); Talks About Breaking Stereotypes and Dealing with Racism

    I was in seventh grade, I had never played volleyball before and I was the only black girl that was on the team. Next year, no one came back but me. I had racist remarks and the normal stuff against me. I never thought there was an issue with me being on the team. From then on I literally just said, I’m black, so what?”

    The International Traditional Games Society will host the first annual Blackfeet Indian Summer Games

    The International Traditional Games Society will host the first annual Blackfeet Indian Summer Games, a Blackfeet cultural event for the whole family, at Stampede Park in Browning on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Horse competitors from the region will participate in traditional horse games, including Indian Relay, Night Shirt Race, Horse Hoop and Spear, and others. Area artists and vendors will showcase and sell artwork and novelties.

    Chris Wondolowski (Kiowa Tribe) scores his 13th goal of the season for the Earthquake

    San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart returned just in time to help deal a blow to the LA Galaxy’s Supporters’ Shield hopes.
    With Lenhart on as a second-half substitute — his first action since July 19 as he recovered from surgery on his right knee — Chris Wondolowski scored his 13th goal of the season to give the Quakes a 1-1 tie against their fiercest rivals Sunday afternoon.



    Chance Comanche commits to Arizona Wildcats Basketball Class of 2015

    The son of a father who is part Comanche American Indian, Comanche has just 202 pounds on his long frame, stats that UA measured him at over the weekend.
    A 6-foot-10 post scorer in-the-making, Comanche has a lot of upside as the No. 31 overall player in Rivals‘ 2015 rankings and once he puts on weight, he should be able to get buckets on the block thanks to his soft touch and good hands.

    Six Nations Chiefs take 3-2 series lead; One Win Away from a Second-Consecutive Mann Cup Title

    six-point night from Jeff Shattler and four from Cody Jamieson, the Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs are one win away from a second-consecutive Mann Cup title.
    Powered by a four goal outburst in the last half of the first period, the Chiefs handed the Victoria Shamrocks an 8-6 defeat Wednesday at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

    Kendal Thompson (Kiowa Tribe) Providing Depth for Utah Offense at QB Position

    In the preseason last August, Kendal Thompson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma) found himself in a three way tie for the starting QB position at the University of Oklahoma. His play making ability with his feet made him a viable option for Oklahoma as they looked to replace four year starter Landry Jones. But just as he was starting to separate himself from the other young quarterbacks an untimely injury took him out of the race for the starting position.


    SPORTS BRIEF: Jacoby Ellsbury (Navajo) has been one of the biggest bright spots of the season for the Yankees

    One of the few bright spots for the Yankee’s this season has been Jacoby Ellsbury.
    Last night against the Tampa Bay Rays Ellsbury belted his 15th home run of the season which made him only the 4th Yankee  with at least 15+ Home Runs, 5+ triples,  & 35+ Stole Bases in a season. The only other Yankees to ever accomplish this feat in a season where Alfonso Soriano (2003), R. Henderson (1985, ’86), Ben Chapman (1931).

    Sam Bradford: “Too soon” to think about future with Rams

    Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) was emotional when he met with the media for the first time since tearing an ACL for the second straight season.
    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatchreports that Bradford was fighting back tears when talking about how hard it was to suffer such a serious injury after rehabbing for nearly a year in order to get back on the field in the first place. It was especially painful for Bradford to miss out on what he calls the most talented team he’s ever been a part of and he said not knowing how it would play out would “eat me up.”


    Shamrocks take 2-1 series lead over Six Nations Chiefs

    For a second straight game the Victoria Shamrocks have taken the Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs beyond regulation, which seems to be what they need to defeat the defending Mann Cup champions.
    Scott Ranger’s goal midway through the 10-minute overtime period lifted the Shamrocks to a 12-11 win Monday night at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

    Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Earthquakes’ Chris Wondolowski (KiowaTribe) shoots past the rest in Week 26

    San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)has been playing very well in recent weeks, and Week 26 was no exception.
    With two goals in a 3-3 road draw against the Portland Timbers on Sunday, Wondo earned top honors in the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20.



    Louisville Women’s Basketball Unveils Inaugural ACC Slate; Jude Schimmel One of Five Seniors

    The University of Louisville women’s basketball team’s much-anticipated Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, released by the league office on Tuesday, features eight games in the KFC Yum! Center and six regionally or nationally televised contests.
    One of, if not the top-rated league for women’s basketball, the ACC sent eight teams to the NCAA Tournament a season ago – including Maryland – and five of those schools visit Louisville during the season.

    Utah Football Down Fresno State, 59-27; Kendal Thompson (Kiowa Tribe) Tosses and Runs for Touchdowns

    The University of Utah football team took care of any doubt early by earning a 17-0 lead as well as a 174-4 edge in total offense after the first quarter of a 59-27 win over Fresno State Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
    Utah (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) compiled 526 yards of total offense on the day and put up back-to-back 50-point games for the first time since 2010, when the Utes put up three straight 50-plus-point games (New Mexico, San Jose State and Iowa State).

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