Soccer

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame to Add 3 Inductees at Pasadena Luncheon

Former USC running back Anthony Davis, ex-Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and All-American Michigan defensive standout Ron Simpkins will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame today. The trio will be formally inducted during a ceremony and luncheon outside the Rose Bowl stadium, just two days before the 108th Rose Bowl Game.

Aaron, Elder Overcame Hate to Achieve Records, Milestones

Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. “Hammerin’ Hank” supplanted Babe Ruth at the top of baseball’s all-time home run list and Elder became the first Black golfer to play in the Masters.

Reaction to death of Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer at Masters

“Lee Elder was a pioneer, and in so many ways. Yes, he was the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament, but that simply underlined the hard work Lee put in to further the cause of everyone who has a dream to play on the PGA Tour and perhaps thinks there were too many barriers before them….”

USC Set to Introduce New Football Coach

Lincoln Riley is scheduled to be introduced as USC’s football coach today one day after his unexpected hiring after five seasons as Oklahoma’s coach drew praise from Trojan legends and college football analysts.

Now question in NFL is: Does Gruden reflect broader culture?

Current and former players and others around the league have varying opinions about a key question that arose in light of the racist, homophobic and misogynistic thoughts expressed by Jon Gruden in emails he wrote from 2011-18, when he was an ESPN analyst between coaching jobs, to then-Washington club executive Bruce Allen: Just how pervasive are those sorts of attitudes around the sport these days?