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Women's Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred

Sep. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane von...

Father of Country Music's museum to get temporary home

Sep. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The home-town museum honoring the father of country music will open in temporary space while renovation of its new permanent home continues. Officials expect a surge of interest in Jimmie Rodgers, the first performer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, after PBS airs an...

USC athletic director Lynn Swann abruptly resigns

Sep. 9, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision in a letter expressing her "sincere appreciation" for the former Trojans receiver. "Lynn has been a leader on...

Browns unveil statue of Hall of Fame QB Otto Graham

Sep. 7, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Otto Graham's remarkable decade of dominance with the Browns has been immortalized. The team unveiled a bronze statue on Saturday outside FirstEnergy Stadium of the late Hall of Fame quarterback, who led Cleveland to 10 championship games in 10 seasons. Graham, who died in 2003, has long...

Divac leads Class of 2019 into Basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 6, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jack Sikma used his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech to make a plea for the NBA to return to Seattle, where he led the SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title. It was the only title for the franchise that moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. "There's a hole in Seattle that needs to...

NFL At 100: A look at the biggest scandals in NFL history

Sep. 6, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

There's Spygate and Deflategate, bullying and bounties. Those are just a few of the NFL's biggest scandals in just the past 15 years. And that's not taking into account all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. The most divisive of all — Colin Kaepernick's protest for social justice...

Ex-Bruins goalie Tim Thomas breaks years-long silence

Sep. 4, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Retired NHL goaltender Tim Thomas broke a years-long public silence Wednesday after being named as part of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2019. The mercurial Thomas, who led the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011 and made headlines for refusing to visit then-President Barack Obama at the...

University of Texas opens new Hall of Fame

Aug. 30, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has long paid tribute to its greatest athletes and coaches by placing their names in its hallowed Hall of Honor. Now it finally has a physical Hall of Fame to help Longhorns fans celebrate them. The school unveiled the new Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of...

Missy Elliott honored at MTV VMAs; Swift wins top prize

Aug. 27, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, "You Need to Calm Down." Elliott earned...

Browns owners donate $4.5 million to city's musical scene

Aug. 22, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts. The couple has given to the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square to help fund scholarships and educational programs at all three institutions. The...