August 20, 2017

SEATTLE — Nearly two years ago, Amanda Hopkins’ phone rang. It was a call she dreamt of receiving, one that broke barriers and made her a part of baseball history.

Almost immediately, her competitiveness took over.

“She put a sign up on her bedroom door saying, ‘Stay out,…

Transfers who could have big impact

August 15, 2017

MADISON, Wis. — Chris James has waited long enough to take a handoff at Wisconsin.

The running back sat out a year after leaving Pittsburgh to move to Madison, looking for a better backfield opportunity.

That moment has finally arrived. James is part of this year’s crop of Division I…

NFL's 1st female scout details groundbreaking path in book

August 14, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Connie Carberg was incredibly antsy, barely able to contain her excitement a few moments before picking up the phone and making one of the most important calls in New York Jets history.

The team was on the clock in the second round of the 1979 NFL draft, and she had just…

Seahawks' Bennett plans to sit for anthem, expects backlash

August 14, 2017

CARSON, California — Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett plans to sit during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice — and expects a backlash over an issue that is “bigger than a sport.”

He sat on the visiting bench during “The Star-…