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Sports Report: Spain Ousted From World Cup Tournament

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World Cup:

The Netherlands topped Australia 3-2, Chile beat Spain 2-0 successfully taking out the defending World Cup champions, and Croatia shut out Cameroon 4-0.


The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

The ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year.

The decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is similar to one it issued in 1999. That ruling was overturned in 2003 in large part on a technicality because the courts decided that the plaintiffs were too old.

The new case was launched in 2006 by a younger group of Native Americans. A hearing was held in March 2013.

Follow the series of stories on the Redskins name at npr.org


In interleague play, the White Sox beat San Francisco 7-6, Washington edged Houston 6-5, and San Diego slid past Seattle 2-1.

In the American League, Boston bested Minnesota 2-1 in 10, the Yankees defeated Toronto 7-3, Baltimore blanked Tampa Bay 2-0, Oakland doubled up Texas 4-2, and Kansas City edged Detroit 2-1.

The Angels at Cleveland game was postponed due to rain.

In the National League, the Mets slid past St. Louis 3-2, Cincinnati blew out Pittsburgh 11-4, the Dodgers shut out Colorado 8-0 in a no-hitter, Arizona beat Milwaukee 4-3, the Cubs topped Miami 6-1, and it was Philadelphia over Atlanta 10-5.


In the WNBA, Atlanta defeated Washington 83-73, Chicago beat New York in overtime 105-100, and Phoenix bested Minnesota 92-79.

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