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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully puts his headset on prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. Items from the personal collection of the Hall of Fame broadcaster sold at auction for over $2 million after online bidding ended Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Auction of Vin Scully's memorabilia tops $2 million

Sep. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully sold at auction for over $2 million, including World Series rings from the Dodgers' championships in 1955 and 1988. Each ring sold for $188,000 during online bidding that ended Wednesday, according to David Hunt,...

Las Vegas Review-Journal wins NPA’s general excellence award

Sep. 24, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Press Association released its complete list of 2020 award winners on Thursday and recognized the Las Vegas Review-Journal for its general excellence award in its urban category. Its reporter Arthur Kane and photographer L.E. Baskow were named the outstanding journalists...

In this Sept. 23, 1970, photo provided the Houston Library, tennis players hold up $1 bills after signing a contract with World Tennis magazine publisher Gladys Heldman to turn pro and start the Virginia Slims tennis circuit. From left standing are: Valerie Ziegenfuss, Billie Jean King, Nancy Richey and Peaches Bartkowicz. From left seated are: Judy Tegart Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, Gladys Heldman and Kristy Pigeon. Gladys Heldman replaced her daughter, Julie Heldman, who was injured and unable to pose for the 1970 photo.  It’s the 50th anniversary of Billie Jean King and eight other women breaking away from the tennis establishment in 1970 and signing a $1 contract to form the Virginia Slims circuit. That led to the WTA Tour, which offers millions in prize money. (Bela Ugrin/Courtesy Houston Library via AP)

Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

Sep. 23, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts and breaking away from the U.S. tennis establishment to form the Virginia Slims circuit in 1970. It helped launch the WTA Tour, which now offers millions in...

Deion Sanders smiles as he is introduced as Jackson State's head football coach at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Eric Shelton/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

Sep. 21, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field. “I have a commitment to excellence in each and every thing I...

Buffett inducted into Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame

Sep. 20, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally and the late B.B. King are among the latest inductees to the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame. This year's ceremony was held online instead of in-person because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, WLOX-TV reported. During the Thursday event,...

Ex-electrician wants NASA to make ‘little people’ honorees

Sep. 20, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (AP) — Skip Laisure’s dad wasn’t very strict with his three sons when they were growing up in Ohio. But when a space shuttle launched, Paul Laisure insisted that they come and sit in the living room to watch the lift-off on their Admiral TV. “He was extremely proud of...

Oklahoma State to induct Thurman Thomas into Ring of Honor

Sep. 15, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will be the first inductee into the Oklahoma State football Ring of Honor. The school announced Tuesday that Thomas will be honored on Sept. 26, when the Cowboys host West Virginia. His name and number will be unveiled atop the west end zone...

Missouri school district honors local baseball pitcher

Sep. 12, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

GLASGOW, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri school district has unveiled a statue of a local baseball legend known for his pitching during his career in the Negro Baseball League. Earlier this month, Glasgow Public Schools also dedicated its new baseball field in honor of John Wesley Donaldson, the Columbia Daily...

Pittsburgh Pirates players and coaches lift their caps at the end of the national anthem on Roberto Clemente Day before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

For the 'Great One'; Pirates, MLB honor Roberto Clemente

Sep. 10, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's iconic No. 21 has been a fixture in Pittsburgh for more than 60 years. Its presence has only grown since the Hall of Fame outfielder's death at age 38 on New Year's Eve 1972 in a plane crash off the coast of his native Puerto Rico. His jersey remains one of the...

Pittsburgh Pirates, all wearing Roberto Clemente's No. 21 for Roberto Clemente Day, watch a tribute to the Pirates Hall of Fame right fielder before the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

McCann homers twice, White Sox top Pirates on Clemente Day

Sep. 9, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent the day honoring Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. The organization participated in acts of community service. The players all wore Clemente's famous No. 21, the first time a Pirates player donned that number since Clemente's death 48 years ago. There was an...