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Collecting easy for football hall, challenge is displaying

Jul. 23, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can see both the football Drew Brees threw in becoming the NFL's all-time passing yards leader and the uniform the Saints quarterback wore while making history. Hall of Fame officials had been monitoring Brees' chase of Peyton Manning's record, hoping the quarterback...

Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame inducts 3 posthumously

Jul. 23, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three newspaper executives have been posthumously inducted into the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame. John M. Jones III was publisher of The Greeneville Sun who expanded his company, Jones Media, into a family-owned group of eight newspapers. Adams Publishing Group acquired Jones...

Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Jul. 21, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a...

The Latest: Mariano Rivera inducted into Baseball HOF

Jul. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. Mariano Rivera has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Taking the podium last as he predicted, the former New York Yankees star reliever had to wait for the chants of his name to stop...

Writer Jayson Stark, late broadcaster Helfer honored by Hall

Jul. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Jayson Stark accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing on Saturday afternoon at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field, and he was moved by the moment. "I am literally living the dream. It feels like it is happening to somebody else," said Stark,...

Bismarck man who revolutionized walleye fishing honored

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man whose invention in 1964 revolutionized walleye fishing is being inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame. The bottom bouncer today is a staple of most anglers' tackle boxes, for fishing lakes or rivers with weedy or rocky bottoms that can cause a lot of lost...

Families at forefront for Hall of Fame inductions

Jul. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Families will be at the forefront for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction ceremonies next month. Four of the eight members of the class of 2019 will have relatives present them for induction on Aug. 3: Kevin Mawae, Johnny Robinson, Ed Reed and Tony Gonzalez. Mawae, a superb center...

Li Na's tennis journey to stretch from China to Hall of Fame

Jul. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself. The first...

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

Jul. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner's circle before the...

Bieber wins MVP, Cleveland shines in All-Star Game

Jul. 10, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley came back, took a well-deserved bow and delivered like always. Shane Bieber pitched a perfect inning and took home an MVP trophy and a shiny new pickup truck. Carlos Carrasco stood up to cancer. On an idyllic night for baseball, Cleveland connections shined brightest at...