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Oklahoma honors defensive stars Selmon brothers with statue

Sep. 24, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma dedicated a statue Saturday honoring the Selmon brothers — defensive linemen Lucious, Dewey and Lee Roy. The trio starred for Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975 and helped the Sooners compile a 54-3-1 record with national championships in...

Milestone balls leave fans with a choice: Return it or sell?

Sep. 22, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

If Aaron Judge passes Roger Maris, some lucky fan might become this generation's Sal Durante. As a 19-year-old in 1961, Durante caught Maris' record-breaking 61st home run. The story of what followed — Durante sold the ball for $5,000, and it was returned to Maris as part of the...

Bull rider Jack Bass lands in Louisiana Cowboy Hall of Fame

Sep. 18, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, la. (AP) — Life has been quite a ride for Jack Bass of Alexandria ever since he rode his first bull as a high school student. The former bull rider whose rodeo career spans over 40 years is one of five being inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame Nov. 5 at the Hirsch...

Donaldson, Mathis piled up rushing TDs, WVU whips Towson

Sep. 17, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — On a day when West Virginia held a ceremony to honor some of its greatest offensive players, the Mountaineers put together their best showing in a year. Tony Mathis rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, CJ Donaldson ran for 101 yards and three scores,...

MLB celebrates Roberto Clemente Day, ceremony at Citi Field

Sep. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the big leaguers who saw him play, Roberto Clemente was a breathtaking talent and unmistakable force on the field who made a powerful impact on young ballplayers. His selfless humanitarianism left a lasting impression, too. Major League Baseball...

Rays make MLB history with all-Latin lineup on Clemente Day

Sep. 15, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays made major league history on Thursday by starting nine Latin American players against the Toronto Blue Jays. It happened as baseball celebrated Roberto Clemente Day, honoring the late Hall of Fame outfielder from Puerto Rico. Third...

Bingo, Lite-Brite, Nerf among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Sep. 14, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Voting opened Wednesday on which toys should go into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year. The class of 2022 finalists are: bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Lite-Brite, Nerf Toys, Masters of the Universe, piñata, Phase 10, Pound Puppies, Rack-O, Spirograph, and the top. ...

Another big day for Williams leads No. 10 USC past Stanford

Sep. 11, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Williams stood up and offered one last parting thought: “Fight on! 2-and-0, baby!” His decorated fingernails told a story, too: Stanford's iconic tree mascot on each middle digit. Williams threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, with two of those...

Curry's 3: Joins Davidson HOF, has jersey retired, graduates

Aug. 31, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Stephen Curry knocked down another huge 3 — one that was 13 years in the making. The Golden State Warriors point guard was inducted into the Davidson College Hall of Fame, had his No. 30 jersey retired and received his bachelor’s degree in sociology...

Ichiro expresses gratitude entering Mariners Hall of Fame

Aug. 27, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on Saturday night, giving his entire 16-minute speech in English while reflecting on his career. Suzuki became the 10th member of Seattle’s Hall of Fame, joining former teammates Ken Griffey Jr.,...