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Lou Piniella back on ‘Today’s Game Era’ HOF ballot

Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel, and six players headed by Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Nez Perce cowboy to be added to Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame

Jackson Sundown is remembered fondly for his horsemanship, and his prestige is being posthumously honored with his induction into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, London Fletcher, Champ Bailey 1st-year HOF nominees

Tony Gonzalez is the most accomplished tight end in NFL history. He’s now a nominee for the 2019 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So is safety Ed …


Chipper Jones shines in Hall of Fame induction speech

Chipper Jones didn’t bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his …



Vlad Guerrero tours Baseball Hall of Fame, “so glad” he made it

Fresh from swinging some heavy lumber in the basement of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Vladimir Guerrero took a quick peek at where his likeness will hang in three months.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Like father, like son: Ex-Gonzaga guard David Stockton signs 10-day contract with Utah Jazz

Ten-day contracts in the NBA generally don’t create much of a stir but they do when they involve the Stockton name and the Utah Jazz organization.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

John Blanchette: Ronny Turiaf still keeps his Gonzaga memories close, no matter where in the world he may be

His ability to speak five languages made Ronny Turiaf – Zag by way of France by way of Martinique – the school’s international man of mystery. Or would have, except …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Sandpoint High, University of Idaho standout Jerry Kramer elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

In his 11th time as a finalist, Sandpoint High and University of Idaho grad Jerry Kramer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Destiny better be knocking on Jerry Kramer’s door come Pro Football Hall of Fame decision day

Saturday is decision day for the voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and destiny day for Sandpoint’s – and Idaho’s – favorite football son, who will either be …


Hat’s off to Vlad: Guerrero 1st to wear Angels cap into Hall

Vladimir Guerrero will become the first player to wear an Angels hat on his Hall of Fame plaque. Guerrero spent more time in Montreal, leading many to think he would …


John Blanchette: Disappointed Mariners fans must designate 2019 as Edgar Martinez’s year

Remember the wry commercial that used to run during Seattle Mariners telecasts – and lives forever on YouTube – about all the things Edgar Martinez did between his at-bats as …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero highlight class of four players elected to baseball Hall

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning.


Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame chances too close to call at 11th hour

The Martinezes plan to spend Wednesday just like any other day.


Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey dies at 87

Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at 82

Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He …


John Stockton, Tim Duncan headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

John Stockton and Tim Duncan made their names in college, polished their legacies in the NBA, and retired with resumes that made them a lock for induction into just about …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

John Blanchette: There is no shortage of memorable Gonzaga moments for John Stockton as he enters College Basketball Hall of Fame

When John Stockton is solicited for some enduring moments of his college basketball days at Gonzaga, the memory train’s first stop is hardly a surprise.


Former stars Steve Garvey, Jack Morris, Tommy John on 10-person Hall ballot

Former stars Steve Garvey, Jack Morris and Tommy John and longtime players’ union chief Marvin Miller are among the 10 names on the ballot for a Hall of Fame election …


Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote dies at 85

Hall of Fame defenseman Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris Trophy winner who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 85.


Hurricane puts Hall induction in perspective for Tracy McGrady, Rebecca Lobo, Mannie Jackson

Tracy McGrady says the celebration of his induction in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has been muted by the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his family and neighbors …


Raines, Bagwell, Pudge, Selig and Schuerholz ready for HOF

Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.


UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield: “My mom wouldn’t let me quit.”

Evander Holyfield, boxing’s only four-time world heavyweight champion, was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and “The Real Deal” delivered one more time.


Homer and ‘The Simpsons’ team earn baseball Hall of Fame tribute

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues.


Rachel Robinson will receive Buck O’Neil Award from baseball’s Hall of Fame

Rachel Robinson will receive the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from baseball’s Hall of Fame on July 29, the day before this year’s induction ceremony.


Former commissioner Bud Selig said he’s overwhelmed by visit to Hall of Fame

Bud Selig has been to the Baseball Hall of Fame more times than he can remember.


Sheryl Swoopes part of latest Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes headlines the latest Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class.


Peyton Manning, Steve Spurrier enter College Football Hall of Fame

Peyton Manning and his Southeastern Conference nemesis, former Florida coach Steve Spurrier, will go into the College Football Hall of Fame together.


WSU great Mike Utley enters College Football Hall of Fame with no regrets

A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to …