COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday - with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have been spotting turkeys there as well as seeing them in the foothills on both sides of the central valley for about 20 years and wondered how widespread they were. In checking both online and with experts at the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, I have determined that turkeys are actually quite plentiful in the Golden State.
STANFORD (AP) - As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do little more than applaud her opponent's stellar day as winners whipped down the line and drop shots fell perfectly.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.
Eighty years ago, on July 16, 1936, 10 hard-fought innings of softball could not decide the issue when the Canary Birds tangled with the Stockton Fraser Furnace team in the main attraction at Recreation Park. With the score standing at 7-all, the game was called to allow the local players time to get to work. Joe Bianchi paced the local hitters, poling a trio of safeties in six attempts.