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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-…


Justin Thomas rallies to win the PGA Championship

August 13, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Justin Thomas emerged from the shadow of a longtime friend and won the PGA Championship to take his place among the young elite in golf.

With two big breaks to start the back nine, a chip-in for birdie to seize control and a timely 7-iron that soared over the water to a peninsula…