Hall of Fame countdown: Barry Bonds will have to keep waiting for Hall of Fame entry

USA TODAY Sports is counting down the top 10 candidates on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in advance of Tuesday's election results. The countdown is based on voting by our power rankings panel, which includes five Hall voters. No. 1: Barry Bonds Bonds is the all-time home-run king, a seven-time MVP and eight-time Gold Glove winner and by far […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame countdown: Time for DH Edgar Martinez to join elite fraternity?

USA TODAY Sports is counting down the top 10 candidates on the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in advance of the Jan. 22 election results. The countdown is based on voting by our power rankings panel, which includes five Hall voters. No. 5 (tie): Edgar Martinez Martinez was a consummate hitter during his 18-year career spent with the Seattle […]

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Baseball’s Hall of Fame opens its doors to DH’s, closers for the future

LAS VEGAS — The door into Cooperstown swung wide open Sunday for designated hitter Harold Baines and closer Lee Smith when they were elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame by Today’s Modern Game Era committee on Sunday. Both players were snubbed by the baseball writers when they were on the ballot. Baines, the first DH to participate in an All-Star Game, […]

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Stephen Larkham makes World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Wallabies five-eighth and 1999 World Cup winner Stephen Larkham is the latest Australian to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The 102-Test veteran was part of three Rugby World Cup campaigns, which included victory in 1999 and the loss to England in the 2003 final in Sydney. Australia’s Stephen Larkham, left, charges with the ball pursued […]

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Dons move to redress 'shameful' Indigenous hall of fame absence

Essendon will meet key federal government ministers in Canberra on Tuesday night as the Bombers step up their plans for a $20 million extension of their Tullamarine base, in the hope it will redress a “shameful” lack of physical presence for an Indigenous sports hall of fame. The Dons are aiming to raise half of the funds for the new […]

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Stuart, Lyons among six inductees to NRL Hall of Fame

Broncos ironman Petero Civoniceva, Manly icon Cliff Lyons and Raiders playmaker Ricky Stuart are among the new faces to be added to the NRL's Hall of Fame. The trio will be inducted in a ceremony in Sydney on August 1, where Sea Eagles record-breaker Steve Menzies, Brisbane and Dragons enforcer Gordon Tallis and Mark Graham, the all-time great Kiwi forward, […]

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Buderus, Lyons, Stuart and Tallis among Hall of Fame contenders

Danny Buderus and Greg Alexander – members of the NSW brains trust for the upcoming State of Origin series – are among the 25 nominees jostling for spots in the NRL’s Hall of Fame. Some of the biggest names in the game are vying to join the 100 Hall of Fame members inducted as part of the game’s centenary year […]

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