Favre, Owens lead list of Hall of Fame finalists

More Sports / Football Jan 8, 2016

Favre, Owens lead list of Hall of Fame finalists

Brett Favre is one step away from entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The quarterback who left the NFL after the 2010 season as the leader in most career passing categories is among three first-time eligibles to make the list of 15 finalists. Receiver ...

Griffey Jr., Piazza honored with Hall of Fame election

Baseball / MLB Jan 7, 2016

Griffey Jr., Piazza honored with Hall of Fame election

Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever on Wednesday, and Mike Piazza will join him in Cooperstown this summer. A star slugger of the Steroids Era never tainted by accusations of drug use, Griffey was on ...

Lawyer says Seau family won't make trouble

More Sports / Football Jul 28, 2015

Lawyer says Seau family won't make trouble

The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in ...

Four inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball / MLB Jul 27, 2015

Four inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one ...

More Sports / Football Feb 1, 2015

Seau, Bettis lead eight elected to Hall of Fame

Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with ...

Pedro awaits call from Hall

Baseball / MLB Jan 3, 2015

Pedro awaits call from Hall

As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards — the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he's ever witnessed anyone as good ...

Reed, Strahan lead Hall class

More Sports / Football Aug 3, 2014

Reed, Strahan lead Hall class

Receiver Andre Reed delivered the emotion and managed to hook up for one more catch from quarterback Jim Kelly on the Pro Football Hall of Fame stage. And leave it to Michael Strahan and his familiar gap-toothed grin for bringing the laughs in closing the ...

Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Baseball / MLB Jun 17, 2014

Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of the game's greatest hitters, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, a craftsman at the plate and winner of eight ...

NBA bigs turn out to bid farewell to Ramsay

Basketball / NBA May 2, 2014

NBA bigs turn out to bid farewell to Ramsay

Jack Ramsay's trophy case resembled his life — both were full. With friends and family simultaneously mourning and celebrating his life, the Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA championship-winning coach was remembered at his funeral Mass on Thursday as someone endlessly devoted to his family, ...

Davenport, Bollettieri elected to Hall of Fame

More Sports / Tennis Mar 4, 2014

Davenport, Bollettieri elected to Hall of Fame

Lindsay Davenport was in the middle of another major life milestone when she found out she had been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The three-time Grand Slam champion got the call when she was in a hospital about to give birth to ...

Nomo inducted into Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Jan 17, 2014

Nomo inducted into Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

by Kaz Nagatsuka

People don't remember Hideo Nomo by his records. They remember him as a trailblazer. And that's enough to get him into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. The former starting pitcher in both Japan and the major leagues was selected by the Players Selection Committee, along ...