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Lawmakers ask NFL to support Redskins’ name change

Assemblyman Isadore Hall, Compton, left, and Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, smile as Hall's measure prohibiting California state government departments from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag was approved by the Senate  Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.  The bill, AB2444, which excludes non government employees and businesses from the ban, to avoid violating constitutional free speech protections now goes to the governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A national debate over the Washington Redskins’ name spilled into the California Legislature on Monday, leading to a testy exchange between two lawmakers.

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California Lt. Gov wants AD jobs tied to academics

This Nov. 9, 2013, file phot,o shows California wide receiver Chris Harper runninh with the ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif. The players are excited about practice, focused on football and eager to put last season's disappointing one-win campaign far in the past. "It's a whole different environment," receiver Harper said. "Everybody is pumped up, everybody is energetic, everybody wants to be here. There's no one on the team that I can say doesn't want to be here. Last year there were a couple of guys that weren't feeling it.” (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the jobs of athletic directors at the state’s public universities to be tied more to the academic performance of athletes.

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Kings sign Bhullar, 1st player of Indian descent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sim Bhullar has signed a contract to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp, becoming the first player of Indian descent to ink a deal with an NBA team.

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