THE Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was gearing up for a great year: not just the all-but-certain election of NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, but also a chance to unveil a completely renovated museum. ...
Jun 3, 2020
NBA
WASHINGTON - Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced.He thrived in his role as a workmanlike leader."I never played pretty," Unseld said when ...
Jun 3, 2020
NBA
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The ceremony was to have taken place ...
May 28, 2020
NBA
JERRY Sloan walked up the steps to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame to give his enshrinement speech in 2009, almost as if he were dreading what the next few minutes would bring.He never wanted the spotlight."This is ...
May 23, 2020
MILWAUKEE - Brett Favre on Friday disputed a Mississippi state auditor's report that said the Hall of Fame quarterback received $1.1 million in welfare money for multiple speaking engagements that he didn't actually attend.Favre told ESPN Wisconsin&# ...
May 9, 2020
By JIM IRWIN and NOAH TRISTERDETROIT - Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Called up to the majors, he couldn't get past the security guards ...
Apr 7, 2020
KOBE Bryant's resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He's now, officially, a Hall of Famer.And he's got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as ...
Apr 5, 2020
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - Already among the greatest on the golf course, Tiger Woods will join them in the World Golf Hall of Fame.Woods was elected on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) to be part of the 2021 induction class, a decision ...
Mar 12, 2020
NBA
CHRIS Bosh is not hiding his frustration about not being a finalist for this year's enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame.The former Miami and Toronto forward released a video statement on social media on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila ...
Feb 19, 2020
CHICAGO - The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual.The voters really didn't need more this year.Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett - 48 All-Star nods between them - headlined the class of ...
Feb 15, 2020
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay's No. 34 this season.The Phillies will pay tribute to Halladay on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. It ...
Feb 5, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Less than four years into his retirement from the NBA, Kobe Bryant was seeking new challenges and working to inspire his daughters' generation through sports and storytelling when his next act ended shockingly early.Bryant, the 18-time All- ...
Jan 27, 2020
NBA
ROME - In Europe where Kobe Bryant grew up, the retired NBA star was being remembered for his "Italian qualities.""All of the NBA players are important, because they're legends, but he's particularly important to us because he knew ...
Jan 27, 2020
SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame.The Hall of Fame on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) announced changes to the criteria and the selection process, starting ...
Jan 22, 2020
NEW YORK - Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the No. 1 - as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn't put a check mark next to his name?Jeter came ...
Jan 22, 2020
IF the fight with Naoya Inoue turns out to be Nonito Donaire Jr.'s swan song, he will be leaving the punch-for-pay business amid a medley of respect and cheers.While Donaire failed to belt out a winning tune, dropping ...
Nov 8, 2019
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments ...
Jul 22, 2019
NEW YORK - Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players.Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China."Andre Agassi ...
Jul 19, 2019
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - It never changed for Mariano Rivera - from his childhood in the fishing village of Puerto Caimito in Panama to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium."I always wanted to be the last guy to kick the ball ...
Jul 19, 2019
NBA
MINNEAPOLIS - The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons.Back when the slick-passing Serbian ...
Apr 7, 2019
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