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Hamilton into Rangers hall, hasn't really thought about game

May. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hasn't really thought much about baseball since knee issues ended his career, though he does miss playing at times. The 2010 AL MVP's moments on the diamond these days are watching and sometimes coaching his daughters playing softball. "I've been making up for lost...

Broncos to induct cornerback Champ Bailey into Ring of Fame

May. 20, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will induct longtime cornerback and new Hall of Fame member Champ Bailey into the team's Ring of Fame. The ceremony will take place Oct. 13. It's been quite a memorable year for the 40-year-old Bailey, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on...

Editorials from around Ohio

May. 20, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Akron Beacon Journal, May 19 Mike DeWine and Larry Householder have won deserved applause for two-year state budget proposals that put a high priority on the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged children. For instance, the governor...

Upstate NY Basketball Hall of Fame honor for Jim Boeheim

May. 19, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and former Orange player Jim Lee are among 17 people to be inducted Sunday into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame. Boeheim was an all-state performer at Lyons Central High School and was a two-year starter for the Orange. He was a member of...

Ebersol gets Hall of Fame award for radio, TV contributions

May. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Dick Ebersol has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which is presented annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The award recognizes "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football." Ebersol once was...

Tennessee Sports Hall to honor David Williams, Rick Byrd

May. 9, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will honor former Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams and retired Belmont men's basketball coach Rick Byrd during its June 15 induction ceremony. Williams, who died Feb. 8 at the age of 71, will receive the Hall of Fame's Significant...

Kevin Mawae donates memorabilia to Pro Football Hall of Fame

May. 8, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A poem that hung in Kevin Mawae's locker is among more than 200 items he's donated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with many to be displayed this summer as part of an exhibit featuring Mawae as a member of the Class of 2019. Mawae said in a release Wednesday that the collection...

Timberlake to receive special honor from Songwriters Hall

May. 8, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's songwriting chops will be honored next month. The pop star will receive the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 at the organization's 50th annual induction ceremony in New York. Timberlake is the second person to receive the honor; Lady...

New exhibit shows Keith Whitley's tragic, but lasting legacy

May. 3, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Whitley seemed destined to become a country star with his haunting, soulful baritone honed by his roots in Kentucky bluegrass. But his life was cut tragically short when he died of alcohol poisoning in 1989 at the age of 33 when his addiction finally overcame him. Thirty years...

Georgia plans to name Sanford Stadium field for Vince Dooley

May. 2, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

Vince Dooley braced for big news — good or bad — when University of Georgia President Jere Morehead and athletic director Greg McGarity interrupted his gardening for a surprise visit Thursday morning. "I was hoping it was something positive and not something negative," Dooley said. The positive...