Cleveland Indians

Benched: Chief Wahoo Not an All-Star This Time in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — An hour before the first pitch of a series opener against Kansas City, a steady flow of fans stream into the Indians’ team shop at Progressive Field to buy new All-Star merchandise and other Cleveland gear — some bearing his unmistakable smiling face.

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Chief Wahoo

Native Americans Say Movement to End ‘Redface’ Is Slow

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk chops at games.

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Indians Celebrate Division Title With Eyes on Series win

CLEVELAND (AP) — The pregame ceremony was brief, appropriate for the occasion. The Cleveland Indians are planning much bigger parties. On Sunday, the team that couldn’t lose for a few weeks raised a red flag to commemorate winning their second straight AL Central title, one of their goals at the start of 2016.

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