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The Weeknd announces 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Performance
The Weeknd announces 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Performance
Credit: Courtesy of Twitter

In a tweet, the musician The Weeknd has announced that he'll perform at the 2021 Super Bowl Half Time show. The date for the 2021 Super Bowl is set to the 7th of February 2021.

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First black president in NFL history hired by Washington
First black president in NFL history hired by Washington
Credit: Washington Football Team via Twitter

The Washington Football Team has introduced the first black president in NFL history. jason Wright is a former NFL running back and takes over the position from Bruce Allen as Washington has parted way with him after the team fell behind expecations in the last season.

Jason Wright who is now also the youngest NFL team president stated that "I have always enjoyed building exciting new things and taking on the hard, seemingly intractable challenges that others may not want to tackle".

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RedBird Capital Partners under Dwayne Johnson seeks to buy XFL
RedBird Capital Partners under Dwayne Johnson seeks to buy XFL
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RedBird Capital Partners has announced its agreement to buy the XFL football league. The league has gone bankrupt before and the deal is still pending bankruptcy court approval.

Following the announcement of the deal the sale auction for the XFL has been cancelled. The acquisition is lead by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who has stated that "the acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that’s rooted deeply in two things: My passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans".

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Washington Redskins to change controversial team name
Statement published by the Washington Redskins
Statement published by the Washington Redskins Credit: @Redskins via Twitter

After years of pressure from both Native American leaders and major retail brands, the Washington Redskins American football team announced it would retire "the Redskins name and logo upon completion of a review." The use of the term "redskin", considered a slur against Native Americans, has long been seen as controversial but it has taken major sponsors such FedEx, Pepsi and Nike to threaten to pull funding for the team to take action.

"Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years," so the team's statement published on Twitter.

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Ivy League cancels fall sports season
Harvard Crimsons versus Brown Bears Harvard University
Harvard Crimsons versus Brown Bears Harvard University Credit: chensiyuan / wikimedia commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

The Ivy League is the first Division I conference to cancel its fall sports season, postponing football and various other sports until at least January of 2021.

"With the information available to us today regarding the continued spread of the virus, we simply do not believe we can create and maintain an environment for the intercollegiate athletic competition that meets our requirements for safety and acceptable levels of risk," so a statement by the Ivy League presidents.