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Hall of Fame Health launched to help former NFL players

Oct. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Hall of Fame Health, a nationwide effort to offer services to any former NFL player or team employee and their families, announced its partnership Tuesday with 12 medical care providers. The program will attempt to make everything from treatment to insurance plans to advice available to thousands of people who...

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UMass-Marshall football game set for Nov. 7

Oct. 19, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 22 Marshall has scheduled a Nov. 7 home football game against Massachusetts, athletic director Mike Hamrick said Monday. Marshall (4-0, 2-0 Conference USA) had three other games called off this season due to the coronavirus...

FILE  - In this Dec. 12, 2011, file photo, Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Oct. 19, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. Minutes after watching T.J. Oshie score four shootout goals to help the U.S. beat Russia at the Sochi Olympics, the camera panned to dejected fans and Emrick echoed 1980 gold medal-winning coach...

Security reminds fans to mask up before entering Sanford Stadium before the start of the Georgia-Tennessee NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Champions Hockey League cancels upcoming season

Oct. 13, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ One of Europe’s leading ice hockey competitions has canceled its 2020-21 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Champions Hockey League was due to begin next month in an already-shortened format with a knockout...

West Virginia defensive end VanDarius Cowan (8) tackles Oklahoma State  cornerback Jordan Reagan (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Hubbard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, escape with another victory

Sep. 26, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he and his team made the plays they needed to. Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon and help No. 15 Oklahoma State beat West...

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,...

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...

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...