Washington and Lee University is removing Confederate flags from its Lee Chapel. W & L President Kenneth Ruscio announced the change in a Tuesday e-mail to the faculty and students. Earlier this year, a group of African-American law students demanded the school banish the flag from campus and repudiate one of Ruscio’s predecessors as President, Robert E. Lee. While the 1995 reproduction flags will be removed, the school expects to display original flags on a rotating basis.
Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.
Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.
San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.
A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.
The $44 million raunchy comedy was scheduled to debut on Christmas Day.