The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years.

Citing three people familiar with the decision, the New York Times reported Sunday night that the team is moving away from a name considered racist for decades. The Indians have been internally discussing a potential name change for months.

A team spokesman said the franchise has no immediate comment on the report.

The Times said the team could make an announcement this week. It’s not known when the name change will take effect or if the team has settled on a new moniker.

Cleveland’s move away from Indians follows a similar decision earlier this year by the NFL’s Washington Football Team, which previously was known as the Redskins.

For years, Native American groups and others have protested against Cleveland’s use of Indians as its name as well as other imagery used by the American League charter franchise founded in 1901. Last year, the team removed the contentious Chief Wahoo logo from its caps and jerseys, but the smiling, cartoonish mascot remains popular with some fans and merchandise is still sold with the image.

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U.S. Women’s Open

The latest U.S. Women’s Open on the calendar will last one more day because of relentless rain that drenched Champions Golf Club in Houston and forced the USGA to suspend the final round until Monday.

Hinako Shibuno of Japan, who had a one-shot lead as she goes for a second major, did not tee off.

The USGA moved up tee times as early as possible Sunday because of the forecast, and the final round was just more than an hour old when thunderstorms in the area caused play to be stopped. It did not resume, with about three-quarters of an…

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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