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Spokane sports react to potential removal of Native American terms and imagery

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

For decades, certain sports teams – professional, college and high school – have resisted changing their nicknames and branding from Native American terms and imagery.But with the recent climate of change sweeping the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the resulting national protests against racism, a couple of the more prominent – and historically most resistant – professional teams have been pressured by activists and investors to reevaluate the situation.

Sports >  Spokane Indians

Spokane Indians season ends in Tri-Cities; Dust Devils prevail in 10 innings

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Last year, the Spokane Indians’ season ended on a walk-off balk in the Northwest League Championship Series. This year, it was a walk-off walk in the North Division playoffs. After forcing extra innings with two runs in the top of the ninth inning, the Indians’ Nic Laio issued a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th as the Tri-City Dust Devils came away with a 3-2 victory in Game 3 of the best-of-3 series at Gesa Stadium.