Halls of fame

FILE - In this July 3, 2011, file photo, Seattle Storm's Katie Smith, left, looks for an outlet against Washington Mystics' Karima Christmas (13) during the second half of an WNBA basketball game in Washington. Smith is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, the Hall of Fame announced Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 01, 2018 - 11:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Katie Smith has been running around the women's Final Four all weekend, serving as the unofficial hostess of the sport's biggest event. There were awards to hand out, courts to dedicate and parties to attend. So the best women's basketball player from Ohio in history decided...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2009, file photo, Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd (2) prepares to pass the ball as New Orleans Hornets center Emeka Okafor (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill are among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, the Hall of Fame announced Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
March 31, 2018 - 4:59 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Steve Nash was an unsung Canadian kid who got one significant U.S. basketball scholarship offer. Jason Kidd was an Oakland hoops prodigy ticketed for superstardom from childhood. After parallel careers that first crossed during college workouts a quarter-century ago, two of the...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:28 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday. The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time. Joining them in the seven-member class are former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, longtime...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017, file photo, John Mellencamp performs at a concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame class will include Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang and Jermaine Dupri, who will become the second hip-hop act inducted into the prestigious organization. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame class will include John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang and Jermaine Dupri, who will become the second hip-hop act inducted into the prestigious organization. The Songwriters Hall told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Allee Willis...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts as he is introduced before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Baltimore. Lewis was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
February 03, 2018 - 7:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting linebackers and two big-play receivers highlighted an eight-person class voted into the Pro Football...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts as he is introduced before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Baltimore. Lewis was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
February 03, 2018 - 7:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting linebackers and two big-play receivers highlighted an eight-person class voted into the Pro Football...
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February 03, 2018 - 7:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting linebackers and two big-play receivers highlighted an eight-person class voted into the Pro Football...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Rivera was making his final appearance at home for the Yankees. It could be another crowded Hall of Fame ceremony in 2019. After four players were voted in this year by the BBWAA, Rivera and Roy Halladay headline next year's ballot. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
January 25, 2018 - 3:01 am
These crowded Hall of Fame ceremonies are becoming the norm, and 2019 might be more of the same. With newcomers Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay headlining the ballot — and Edgar Martinez up against a deadline — next year's induction class could be another sizable one. That would certainly fit with...
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