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Bill Russell finally accepts Basketball Hall of Fame ring

Nov. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Bill Russell finally accepted his Basketball Hall of Fame ring. The 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champ said on Twitter on Friday that he was presented with his Hall of Fame ring in a private ceremony. The 85-year-old Boston Celtics...

Robbie Robertson looks backward and forward with film, music

Nov. 7, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a mournful track on Robbie Robertson's latest album that clearly stands out. Called "Once Were Brothers," it's as sad as an obituary. In a way it is. The former songwriter and guitarist for The Band wrote it in honor of his four Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ex-bandmates, three of...

BB Hall of Fame gets nice array of World Series artifacts

Oct. 31, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Artifacts from the World Series are headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame, including the ball hit by Washington's Howie Kendrick off the right-field foul pole for the go-ahead home run in Game 7. Following the Nationals' 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, the...

Clutch Kendrick lands winning blow as Nats take World Series

Oct. 31, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick sure has a knack for the dramatic. At 36 — eight years removed from his only All-Star appearance — his go-ahead, two-run homer off Will Harris in the seventh inning lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 for his...

Rodgers, Jones star for Packers in 31-24 victory over Chiefs

Oct. 28, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was supposed to be a prime-time showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, division leaders each led by two of the most talented and exciting quarterbacks in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers lived up to the billing. Patrick Mahomes never got the chance....

'Seinfeld' star Alexander, Southside Johnny in NJ fame hall

Oct. 27, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey rock royalty was onstage Sunday night in the state's musical cradle as rocker Jon Bon Jovi brought soulful crooner Southside Johnny Lyon with him into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The two rockers played a duet at Asbury Park's Convention Hall, a place where both had...

Lyle Lovett inducted into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

Oct. 25, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lyle Lovett has been inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winning musician was honored Thursday night at a ceremony in the Texas capital. Actor Sean Penn made a surprise appearance, calling Lovett "a humble maestro" and "a singular American troubadour" during...

Woody Guthrie Center to honor rapper Chuck D

Oct. 23, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rapper Chuck D is this year's winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate. Chuck D was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the groundbreaking hip-hop group Public Enemy. He'll be honored at a...

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens join Country Music Hall of Fame

Oct. 21, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The bestselling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, joined the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley on Sunday evening, in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their lasting legacies. Reba McEntire, Luke...

Guaranteed: Joe Namath voted NFL's greatest character

Oct. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

White shoes. Fur coat. Pantyhose. Fu Manchu mustache. And an arm that would make Superman proud. Yep, Joe Namath is the NFL's greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in the third Super...