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SEATTLE - Angie Mentink was already a trailblazer, so it's only fitting she played for the Silver Bullets, the professional women's baseball team that played around the country from 1994-97. In high school, she played football, and in college, she helped start the Washington softball program, becoming the team's first big star. But the dream for Mentink, known as Angie Marzetta as a Husky, was ...

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We've been here before. It was the early 1970s and Billie Jean King was trying to convince the tennis power brokers to pay women equally for their matches. Nine players made a pact to stick together on the issue and signed a $1 contract, and King made her case to the tennis authorities. "I told them we weren't coming back," King told the Daily News in a phone interview. It's a well-established ...

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Arizona’s Tre Adams played 60 snaps last season but was still able to take advantage of a redshirt season.

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LOS ANGELES - He wouldn't be here now if just one thing didn't go so terribly wrong. His single mother's back troubles that required five surgeries and forced him to drop out of high school to get a job installing utility pipes. His suspension from Australian rules football for ordering a fat-burning product that contained traces of a banned substance. His college teammate dying from ...

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PHILADELPHIA - Joanne Atkins-Ingram remembers every detail as she watched her 19-year-old son, Braeden Bradforth, walk through Newark Liberty International Airport last August, heading off to play football for a community college in rural Kansas. The Neptune, N.J., mother stood on her tiptoes to kiss her 6-foot-4, 305-pound "baby" goodbye. He wore his Adidas slides and his dreadlocks cascaded ...