Names In The Game
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Longtime New York sports writer Maury Allen will be honored for special lifetime achievement by the B’nai B’rith National Jewish Museum at its sports Hall of Fame inductions on June 6.
Inductees for the Hall of Fame this year are Marv Albert, Ray Arcel, Howard Cosell, Marty Glickman, Bud Greenspan, Nat Holman, Red Holzman, Jimmy Jacobs, Max Kase, Margaret Bergmann Lambert, Fred LeBow, Guy LeBow, Milton Richman, Len Roitman, Eva Shain, Allie Sherman, Helmut Teichner, Henry Wittenberg.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ New York Yankees owner George Staeinbrenner and his old first baseman, Don Mattingly, watched the Kentucky Derby together on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
Steinbrenner’s horse, Diligence, finished ninth, 9 1/2 lengths behind Derby winner Grindstone.
SEATTLE (AP) _ Fired Toronto Raptors coach Brendan Malone wasn’t unemployed very long. Shortly after he was dismissed as coach of the expansion team after just one season, Malone hooked on as a scout with the Seattle SuperSonics.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Second base has turned out to be a jinx position for the New York Yankees this season.
When Mariano Duncan pulled his right groin muscle on Saturday, he was the third Yankees second baseman to go down. Starter Pat Kelly has been out all season with a bad shoulder and his replacement, Tony Fernandez, went down with a broken elbow.
Duncan was leading the team in hitting at .369 when he got hurt, leaving just rookie Andy Fox as a replacement.