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Boston Bombers basketball team changes its name

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   April 24, 2013 at 8:23 AM   |   Comments

April 24 (UPI) -- Boston's only semi-pro women's basketball team, the Boston Bombers, has decided to rename their franchise in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured over 200 last week.

The team, affiliated with the Women's Blue Chip League, holds regular player-development clinics and maintains a summer league. Their logo was a cartoon-style bomb with basketball seams and a lit fuse.

"We changed it due to the events Monday," a spokesperson told Gawker over email. “Our fans [were] not happy with the name." The team plans to announce a new name sometime this week.

The team has already taken steps to erase the Boston Bombers name from the internet by shutting down the team's Facebook page and Twitter account, and discarding the BostonBombersBasketball.com website.

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