Buck O’Neil, Gil Hodges and Minnie Miñoso Elected to Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame has six new members, with Buck O’Neil, Gil Hodges, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat and Bud Fowler being elected on Sunday by a pair of committees assigned to review earlier eras of the sport’s history. The robust group included several people who had been seen as snubs in the… Continue reading Buck O’Neil, Gil Hodges and Minnie Miñoso Elected to Hall of Fame

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Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati Make College Football Playoff

You again, Alabama? It’s been how long, Michigan? Good to see you, Georgia. This way to orientation, Cincinnati. The College Football Playoff on Sunday announced those four schools — representing three conferences, 31 claimed national championships and plenty of hopes, hypes and expletives — as the field that would vie for this season’s title. Left… Continue reading Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati Make College Football Playoff

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Ken Moffett, Top Federal Mediator and Union Official, Dies at 90

Mr. Moffett, who had dealt with the union since 1970, was not surprised by its defiance of Reagan. “They thought that the government and the country could not exist without them acting,” Mr. Moffett said when Professor McCartin, who teaches history at Georgetown University, interviewed him for his book in 2001. “There are some people… Continue reading Ken Moffett, Top Federal Mediator and Union Official, Dies at 90

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Annie Frisbie’s Marathon Debut: “It’s Still Sinking In”

MINNEAPOLIS — There’s an adage among running coaches: Run your own race. Don’t focus on things you can’t control, including your competitors’ tactics. Last month Chris Lundstrom, the coach of Minnesota Distance Elite, watched as one of his athletes, Annie Frisbie, did just that in the New York City Marathon. Frisbie’s version of running her… Continue reading Annie Frisbie’s Marathon Debut: “It’s Still Sinking In”

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He Never Touched the Murder Weapon. Alabama Sentenced Him to Die.

His work partner and friend Kerry Spencer, 23, had followed a similar path. He, too, had left school, had worked at the Piggly Wiggly warehouse and had young children. But he was also snorting $350 worth of cocaine a day, and was usually armed. This wasn’t warehouse work, after all. Just two months earlier, in… Continue reading He Never Touched the Murder Weapon. Alabama Sentenced Him to Die.

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On its 4-Year Cue, Skiing Re-enters the Spotlight Ahead of Olympics

BEAVER CREEK, Col. — Pretty much everywhere besides the Alps, ski racing tends to fly under the radar most of the time. And then, every four years, an Olympic Games approaches and with the flick of a switch, ski racers once more capture the imagination of anyone who catches a glimpse of the high-speed daredevilry… Continue reading On its 4-Year Cue, Skiing Re-enters the Spotlight Ahead of Olympics

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He Never Touched the Murder Weapon. Alabama Sentenced Him to Die.

His work partner and friend Kerry Spencer, 23, had followed a similar path. He, too, had left school, had worked at the Piggly Wiggly warehouse and had young children. But he was also snorting $350 worth of cocaine a day, and was usually armed. This wasn’t warehouse work, after all. Just two months earlier, in… Continue reading He Never Touched the Murder Weapon. Alabama Sentenced Him to Die.

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Michigan Rolls to a Playoff Spot With Big Ten Title

INDIANAPOLIS — The Michigan Wolverines needed an affirming victory after clearing their defining hurdle of the season with a commanding win over Ohio State. And late Saturday night, in a chilly Lucas Oil Stadium in front of the largest crowd in the history of the Big Ten championship game, Michigan followed through with a 42-3… Continue reading Michigan Rolls to a Playoff Spot With Big Ten Title

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