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Senator aims bill at Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder
With intent to force team into name change
By JOSEPH WHITE - AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington’s nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league’s others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-“Redskins” movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

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PD VOLLEYBALL: Cougars top Bengals 3-1
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By DOUG POWELL - Bulletin Sports Writer

With a home match lined up against Piedmont District foe Patrick County, Bassett and head coach Dee Ragsdale were hoping to send the reigning district champions back to Stuart with a loss.

But a slow start, something Ragsdale said had not been an issue with the Bengals previously, derailed those chances and ended any hopes of taking down the Cougars.

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Carlisle soccer cruises over Holy Cross
Okiring, Warren power offense

By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer

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Coming off a winning weekend at the Virginia Episcopal School tournament in Lynchburg, Carlisle School soccer coach Jeff Lochrie didn’t know what to expect from visiting Holy Cross on Tuesday.

The only thing he had to go on was the little he watched of Holy Cross at the tournament. However, was sure of the need for his team to jump on the Gaels early.

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Tony Stewart case to be heard by Grand Jury
In upstate New York

By CAROLYN THOMPSON - Associated Press

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The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff’s investigators. Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case, but instead announced his decision more than a month after Stewart’s car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race on Aug. 9.

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AREA ROUNDUP: Hathaway, Shaw get wins at PD Cross Country meet
Carlisle Field Hockey moves to 2-1 in Blue Ridge Conference

The Franklin County cross country teams swept a six-team Piedmont District meet Tuesday at Tunstall High School in Dry Fork.

Martinsville junior Kyle Hathaway won the boys race in 18 minutes, 21 seconds. Teammate Demartae Mitchell finished second in 18:28, giving the Bulldogs a 1-2 finish. Sophomore Sidney Allen finished fifth in 18:47 as MHS took second as a team with 64 points, 21 points behind the Eagles.

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