Latest Halls of fame News

Writer Jayson Stark, late broadcaster Helfer honored by Hall

Jul. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Jayson Stark accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing on Saturday afternoon at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field, and he was moved by the moment. "I am literally living the dream. It feels like it is happening to somebody else," said Stark,...

Families at forefront for Hall of Fame inductions

Jul. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Families will be at the forefront for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction ceremonies next month. Four of the eight members of the class of 2019 will have relatives present them for induction on Aug. 3: Kevin Mawae, Johnny Robinson, Ed Reed and Tony Gonzalez. Mawae, a superb center...

Li Na's tennis journey to stretch from China to Hall of Fame

Jul. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself. The first...

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

Jul. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner's circle before the...

Bieber wins MVP, Cleveland shines in All-Star Game

Jul. 10, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley came back, took a well-deserved bow and delivered like always. Shane Bieber pitched a perfect inning and took home an MVP trophy and a shiny new pickup truck. Carlos Carrasco stood up to cancer. On an idyllic night for baseball, Cleveland connections shined brightest at...

Kacey Musgraves' museum exhibit allows her time to reflect

Jul. 2, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kacey Musgraves' career has been moving and changing fast over the last couple of years, leaving little time for reflection until she saw her life chronicled behind museum glass. Musgraves is the subject of a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that opens...

Roger Clemens inducted into PawSox Hall of Fame

Jun. 21, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Roger Clemens only pitched in seven games for the Pawtucket Red Sox during a six-week stopover on his way from the Texas Longhorns to the major leagues. It made quite an impression. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox inducted Clemens into its hall of fame on Friday night,...

Broncos to honor Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

Jun. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Renaming their stadium in his honor isn't one of those. The team...

Peyton Manning adds another honor in TN Sports Hall of Fame

Jun. 15, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peyton Manning, the former quarterback with a record five NFL MVPs among the string of awards and honors to his credit, calls his decision to attend the University of Tennessee one of the best he's ever made. That makes being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on...

Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Jun. 14, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters...