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Which Cleveland Guardians? Roller derby team sues MLB team

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By MARK GILLISPIE
Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland-area roller derby team that has called itself the Guardians since 2013 is suing Cleveland’s newly renamed Major League Baseball team to stop it from using the Guardians name. The Cleveland Indians announced in July it would change the team’s name to Guardians for the 2022 season after years of criticism that the name and Chief Wahoo logo was racist. The roller derby team in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Cleveland says the baseball team changed the name despite knowing the roller derby team was using it. Indians officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

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