Tag: Team

How Seattle's NHL team became the Kraken

Jul 23, 2020 When NHL Seattle first installed signage on its downtown office in 2018, employees arrived at work the next morning to a surprise. Stuck to the door was a Post-it note with a handwritten message: “Release the Kraken.” “That may have been the first time I heard or thought of ‘Kraken,’” said Heidi…

After 87 years, Washington's NFL team changed in two months

3:39 PM ET The road to a new nickname, from one that has existed for 87 years for Washington’s football team, was decades in the making for some. But for Washington owner Dan Snyder, it was almost an overnight decision. While the battle with opponents of the franchise’s name had gone on since the early…

Innovative women’s softball league puts the individual ahead of the team

Victoria Hayward has played at softball’s highest levels for more than a decade. But it wasn’t until March, when she joined Athletes Unlimited, that the 28-year-old Toronto native began to see what the future of her sport, and professional sports in general, could look like. Hayward, who joined the Canadian national team as a 16-year-old,…