Washington, D.C.'s NFL team will temporarily rebrand as the "Washington Football Team" for the 2020 season until a new name is agreed upon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Why it matters: The team's previous name has been used by some as a slur against Native Americans. Supporters, including owner Dan Snyder, had long argued that the name honored Native Americans, but the anti-racism movement that has swept across the country since the death of George Floyd ultimately pushed the team to make a change.

Details: The team's previous logo — which was seen as a caricature of Native Americans — will be replaced on team helmets with the players' numbers in gold, ESPN reports.

The big picture: The team's temporary name change follows an ultimatum from $620 billion worth of investors and shareholders, who asked Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to cut ties with the team unless the name was changed. Amazon also removed all products with the team's name and logo from its stores in early July.

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Phillies delay series after 2 staff members test positive for coronavirus

The Phillie Phanatic stands on the dugout during a game between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies on July 26. Photo: Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Philadelphia Phillies postponed its weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays after two staff members tested positive for the coronavirus, ESPN reports.

Why it matters: It's the latest in a streak of scheduling shifts as Major League Baseball tries to pull off a 60-game season during the pandemic. The positive tests come after the Phillies faced the Miami Marlins — a team that has reports of multiple positive tests.

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Big Ten postpones fall sports due to coronavirus

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The Big Ten announced Tuesday that it has voted to postpone its 2020 fall sports season, including football, due to risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, hoping instead to play in the spring.

Why it matters: The move from one of the most prominent conferences in college sports will almost certainly prompt other Power Five leagues to follow suit.