Hall Of Fame
After playing For Detroit Pershing, Haywood became a standout at the University of Detroit and decided to turn pro after his sophomore year before winning an NBA Championship with the Lakers in 1980.
Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff.
Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?
Three players with 11-15 years will remain eligible: Don Mattingly (15th year in 2015), Alan Trammell (14th) and Lee Smith (13th).
Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.
Taking place in Cooperstown, NY, six baseball players/managers will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 27th.
Hasek, who was known as “the Dominator,” won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender six times.
Once Michael Sam is drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he can help his team win.
Ramsay’s death was announced by ESPN, for whom he worked as a broadcaster for many years.
In his 15th and final year of Hall of Fame eligibility, former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris fell short again.