Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
Tim McCarver, the All-Star catcher and Hall of Fame broadcaster who during 60 years in baseball won two World Series titles with the St. Louis Cardinals and had a long run as the one of the country's most recognized, incisive and talkative television commentators, died Thursday. McCarver's death was announced by baseball's Hall of Fame, which said he died Thursday morning in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was with his family. Among the few players to appear in major league games during four different decades, McCarver was a two-time All Star who worked closely with two future Hall of Fame pitchers: The tempestuous Bob Gibson, whom McCarver caught for St. Louis in the 1960s, and the introverted Steve Carlton, McCarver's fellow Cardinal in the '60s and a Philadelphia Phillies teammate in the 1970s.news.yahoo.com
Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie calls decision to part ways with Andy Reid over a decade ago 'extremely difficult'
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie recalled the decision to part ways with former coach Andy Reid more than a decade ago as his team prepares to face Reid in Super Bowl LVII.foxnews.com
Harris' widow on field in Pittsburgh as his No. 32 retired
The Pittsburgh Steelers retired Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris' No. 32 during a bittersweet ceremony on Saturday night at halftime of their game against the Las Vegas Raiders. The long-planned honor came three days after Harris died at age 72 and one day after the 50th anniversary of “The Immaculate Reception” Harris pulled off in a playoff victory over the Raiders. Harris' widow, Dana Dokmanovich, and their son, Dok, joined Steelers president Art Rooney II on stage while many of Harris' former teammates, coaches and rivals-turned-friends stood nearby.news.yahoo.com
Terry Bradshaw says he's been treated for 2 kinds of cancer
Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw said Sunday he has been treated for two forms of cancer in the past year. Bradshaw said on “Fox NFL Sunday” that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer late last year and was treated at Yale University Medical Center, including surgery. “As of today, I am bladder cancer free,” Bradshaw said.news.yahoo.com
Photo gallery: Pro Football Hall of Fame induction day honors Boselli, Butler
News4JAX was in Canton, Ohio this week for the Hall of Fame game between the Jaguars and Raiders, and for the induction ceremony. Take a look at the photo gallery above to see some of the Hall of Fame sights, as well as a good number of Jaguars fans who made the trip for the historic day.
Mo Donegal, Nest, We the People prep for Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes contenders Mo Donegal, Next and We the People all worked out Friday in preparation for the third jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in two weeks. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher had Mo Donegal and Nest work in company. Nest was ridden by Jose Ortiz and Mo Donegal was piloted by Irad Ortiz, Jr. The colts went five-furlongs in 1:02.99, followed by an extended three-eighths gallop out.news.yahoo.com
American snowboarder fights International Paralympic Committee for chance to defend her titles in Beijing
American snowboarder Brenna Huckaby won two gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, but the International Paralympic Committee excluded her disability class from the 2022 competition in Beijing. The four-time world snowboarding champion joins CBSN to discuss her fight to defend her medals.news.yahoo.com
Psychiatrist on Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik: 'You cannot trust him'
A psychiatrist who has observed Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, says Breivik still has “narcissistic traits” and is no less capable of committing acts of violence. Breivik is seeking an early release from prison.news.yahoo.com
Reindeer vs. wind farms: Lapland herders fight to protect traditional lifestyle
A historic ruling in Norway meant to close two wind farms for going against the traditional lifestyle of reindeer herders in Lapland has bolstered the indigenous people of the region to ask for more sites to be shut down.news.yahoo.com
Florida gives 1st approval to bill about not teaching racist past
A bill pushed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel "discomfort" when teaching students or training employees about discrimination in the nation's past received its first approval Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Airlines brace for cancellations and delays as 5G service launches nationwide
Verizon and AT&T are launching their 5G service nationwide, but are delaying the rollout at some airports on Wednesday as airlines continue to warn of flight cancellations and delays. CBS News congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports from Denver International Airport.news.yahoo.com
Eddie Murphy to be inducted into NAACP Hall of Fame
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Eddie Murphy accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month. The NAACP announced Thursday, March 11, 2021, that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 ceremony, which will air on CBS. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)LOS ANGELES – Eddie Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month. The NAACP announced Thursday that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 ceremony, which will air on CBS. The NAACP Image Awards honoring entertainers and writers of color will also simulcast on BET, MTV, VH1, MTV2, BET HER and LOGO.
Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy
Like many baseball writers, C. Trent Rosecrans viewed the Hall of Fame vote as a labor of love. Schilling, a right-handed ace who won three World Series titles, finished 16 votes short of the 75% threshold necessary for enshrinement. Schilling, Clemens and Bonds will be joined on next year's ballot by sluggers Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. Schilling wrote on Facebook that he would like the veterans committee to review his Hall case. “I’ll defer to the veterans committee and men whose opinions actually matter and who are in a position to actually judge a player,” Schilling wrote.
California lifts stay-home order for Sacramento region
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lifted a stay-at-home order in the 13-county Sacramento region on Tuesday as hospital conditions improved, a rare turn of good news as the state pushes through what Gov. Three of the state's five regions — the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Southern California — remain under the stay-at-home order because their intensive care capacity at hospitals is severely limited. To try to get the virus in check California, is moving more quickly to distribute vaccines. Newsom imposed the nation's first statewide stay-at-home order in March. Supervisor Mike Ziegenmeyer of Sutter County in the Sacramento region acknowledged as much when he reacted to the order being lifted.
76ers fan to give memorabilia back to Johnny Bench
The winning bidder on over $1 million worth of memorabilia from a recent auction of Johnny Bench’s personal collection is returning the items to the Hall of Fame catcher, with whom he’s been friends since 1967. Businessman Alan Horwitz, a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers who sits courtside at home games wearing his Sixth Man jersey, successfully bid for Bench’s 1975 and ’76 World Series rings last month. Horwitz said he and Bench first met during Christmas vacation before Bench took over catching duties for the Cincinnati Reds beginning with the 1967 season. “I am truly stunned by Alan’s generous gesture and am grateful and proud that these trophies and memorabilia pieces will be on display for millions of fans to experience,” Bench said. Sales totaled just under $2 million, according to Hunt Auctions, which ran the sale.
Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Lasorda hospitalized in ICU
FULLERTON, Calif. – Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized in Southern California. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Sunday that their 93-year-old former manager was in intensive care and resting comfortably at a hospital in Orange County. He attended the team’s Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Oct. 27 in Texas that clinched the Dodgers’ first World Series title since 1988. Lasorda had a record of 1,599-1,439 while managing the Dodgers from 1976-96, guiding them to World Series championships in 1981 and '88. In 2012, Lasorda was hospitalized in New York after having a heart attack.
Woman denies attempted kidnapping of Joe Montana grandchild
Dalzell is charged with attempted kidnapping of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana's granddaughter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)LOS ANGELES – A 39-year-old woman was charged Tuesday in what authorities say was an attempted kidnapping of the 9-month-old granddaughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana from his Southern California home. “She understands the harm that this has caused the family, friends and also fans of the Montana family. After a brief struggle, Jennifer Montana pried the girl away, and Dalzell fled from the home, authorities said. He and Jennifer Montana, a philanthropist and former model, have been married since 1985 and have four adult children.
Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach
The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who they said would remain on staff as Nash's lead assistant. That made the Nets vacancy an attractive position, and general manager Sean Marks said he met with a number of highly accomplished candidates. There was even speculation the Nets would try to entice Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, for whom Marks played and then worked under in San Antonio. In Steve we see a leader, communicator and mentor who will garner the respect of our players," Marks said.
World Golf Hall of Fame eyes reopening on May 18
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The World Golf Hall of Fame has been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal conditions, thousands of visitors would have gotten a chance to experience everything the museum had to offer during that span. Instead, the hall of fame, and the golf history inside of it, has been off-limits. On May 18, visitors will once again get to experience the Hall of Fame in St. Augustine when doors reopen. Like so many other businesses, the World Golf Hall of Fame is recognizing the service of all first responders and frontline workers by offering complimentary museum admission.
Countdown is on for Bold City Bash, Florida-Georgia game
From the annual Hall of Fame induction to a Friday night block party, Duuuval's Bold City Bash will keep the fun rolling right up to kickoff. Weekend festivities for Duuuval's Bold City Bash will begin Friday, Nov. 1, with the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and luncheon presented by Miller Electric Company. The fan experience continues on Friday evening with the Duuuval's Bold City Bash Block Party along Adams Street and A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. Duuuval's Bold City Bash will continue on Saturday with game-day festivities in Daily's Place Flex Field. The Bash will culminate with one of the most storied rivalries in the nation -- the Florida-Georgia game.
Weekend sports: 'Are you ready for some football?'
The festivities will continue there, with eight being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ET on Tennis ChannelSunday: noon ET on Tennis ChannelInternational viewers, check local listings. Women's British OpenThe final women's major on the golf calendar, the Women's British Open takes place at Woburn Golf Club in England. Hall said Tuesday that her British Open trophy from one year ago was stolen in a carjacking. Ko missed the cut in 2018 but has momentum on her side after winning the Evian Championship last weekend.
On this day: July 7
2011: Hall of Fame baseball manager Dick Williams, who led the Oakland Athletics to back-to-back World Series titles in 1972 and 1973, dies of ruptured aortic aneurysm at age 82 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Williams also managed for five other teams, leading his squads to three American League pennants and one National League pennant. He is one of seven managers to win pennants in both major leagues and only the second manager to lead three franchises to the World Series. He and Lou Piniella are the only managers in history to lead four teams to seasons of 90 or more wins. He also played for seven different teams between 1951 and 1964.