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FILE - This Aug. 7, 2014 file photo shows groundskeepers preparing the end zone for the NFL football preseason game between the Washington Redskins and the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The debate over the Washington Redskins nickname has been around for decades, usually as a flash-in-the-pan topic that pops up occasionally and disappears after a day or so. This time is different. The campaign against the term many consider to be a racial slur has reached sustained, unprecedented momentum over the last 18 months and shows no signs of abating. A confluence of events _ and several missteps by team owner Dan Snyder _ has made the issue a topic du jour. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington's NFL team.

The Daily News of New York said Thursday in a lead editorial titled ''Sack the Name'' that the reference will no longer be part of stories and columns. The name, however, may appear in quotations, reader letters and discussion of the dispute. Also, the logo of a feathered Native American will be dropped, replaced by an image that features team colors.

The editorial notes that language changes through the years, and ''the time has come to leave the word behind.''

Other media outlets have also dropped the name. Last month, CBS analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game, said he likely won't use the nickname.

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