HALL OF FAME

  • Green Day, Sting among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame October 10, 2014

    (Reuters) - Punk rock band Green Day, rockers Nine Inch Nails and singer Sting are among the 2015 nominees announced on Thursday for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They lead a diverse list that includes The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the late singer Lou Reed, German electronic...
  • Mauresmo, Pierce headline list of Hall of Fame nominations September 5, 2014

    Amelie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce, both twotimes grand slam singles champions, headlined the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Also being nominated in the recent player category are twotimes French Open champion Sergi Bruguera of Spain and Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov, winner of two grand...
  • Beyonce outfits to grace Rock and Roll Hall of Fame July 19, 2014

    (Reuters) Pop singer Beyonce may not be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but six of her outfits go on display next week, making her the first artist not inducted to be featured in a part of the Cleveland museum usually reserved for hall of...
  • Hewitt breaks through on 3rd try in Newport July 14, 2014

    Newport: Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Playing in his third consecutive final on Newport's grass courts, Hewitt, the No. 3 seed, beat secondseeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 63, 67 (4), 76 (3)...
  • Lleyton Hewitt, Ivo Karlovic advance to Newport final July 13, 2014

    Newport: Lleyton Hewitt is getting a third shot at a title at the Hall of Fame Championships. The thirdseeded Hewitt will face hardserving Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in the final on Sunday. Karlovic ousted Samuel Groth of Australia 64, 64 on Saturday. Hewitt, who lost in the 2013 final to Nicolas...
  • Hewitt, Sock reach Hall of Fame semifinals July 12, 2014

    Lleyton Hewitt and Jack Sock advanced to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday. The 33year old Hewitt, seeded third, beat American Steve Johnson 64, 64. The 21year old Sock, fresh off a doubles title at Wimbledon with Canadian Vasek Pospisil, defeated topseeded John Isner 64, 76 (4). The...
  • Top seeded John Isner bounced in Hall of Fame quarters July 12, 2014

    Newport: John Isner felt the ball hit the line, so he conceded the point. It turned into a big moment for Jack Sock. The seventhseeded Sock advanced to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with a 64, 76 (4) victory over No. 1 seed Isner on Friday. Next up...
  • Defending champ Mahut ousted by Groth at Newport July 11, 2014

    Secondseeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and Samuel Groth of Australia advanced to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday. The 153rdranked Groth defeated defending champion Nicolas Mahut of France 63, 64, and Karlovic edged Dudi Sela of Israel 76 (3), 75. The pair will meet on Saturday...
  • Topseeded John Isner powers to quarters at Newport July 10, 2014

    Newport: Topseeded John Isner heard the crowd's reaction and had to take a quick peek to see what the radar gun recorded on his serve late in the match. Isner overpowered fellow American Austin Krajicek for a 63, 63 victory on Wednesday, advancing to the quarterfinals at the Hall of Fame...
  • Bigserving John Isner wins on Newport's grass courts July 9, 2014

    Newport: John Isner rode his fierce serve to another victory on Newport's grass courts, defeating Wayne Odesnik 63, 76 (6) on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The 6foot10 Isner had 19 aces with one serve topping 137 mph and only two...
  • Karlovic beats American Ginepri at Newport July 8, 2014

    Secondseeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia used his overpowering serve to beat American Robby Ginepri 76 (2), 62 on Monday in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The 6foot11 Karlovic had 17 aces and only two doublefaults, winning 92 percent of his firstserve points during breezy conditions on...
  • KISS rockers Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 11, 2014

    New York: Flamboyant rockers KISS and British singer-songwriters Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, but, as they had vowed, the four original members of KISS did not perform. The 1970s shock-rockers known for their outrageous costumes and makeup and hits...
  • US wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54: WWE April 9, 2014

    The Ultimate Warrior, one of US professional wrestling's most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of...
  • Fans honour Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain 2 decades after his death April 6, 2014

    Seattle: Two decades after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself in Seattle, fans flocked to the home where he died to pay homage to the influential rocker. Fans came from nearby cities like Portland, Ore., or faraway towns in Georgia - some sporting '90s-era "grunge" attire like plaid shirts - to...
  • Lindsay Davenport inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame March 3, 2014

    New York: Three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The American was joined in the enshrinement class on Monday by Dutch five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck, coach Nick Bollettieri, executive Jane Brown Grimes and British broadcaster John Barrett. Davenport won the 1998...
  • It's not just another Thursday, it's Kurt Cobain day! February 20, 2014

    It might be a sunny winter Thursday for you and a mere date February 20 but it's not the same for residents of Aberdeen, Washington. It's "Kurt Cobain day". Yes, the home town of rock legend Aberdeen will honour its most famous son with its first annual Kurt Cobain day on...
  • Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame January 29, 2014

    Nashville: The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nashville were Randy Bachman from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, country musician...
  • '2014 Masters likely to be pivotal for Tiger Woods' January 3, 2014

    Paris: This year's Masters could make the difference between Tiger Woods winning several more major titles or perhaps ending his career stuck on his current tally of 14, according to Hall of Fame golfer Johnny Miller. Woods, comfortably the greatest player of his generation and possibly of all time, is ideally...
  • Hockley, Simpson inducted in ICC Cricket Hall of Fame January 2, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Bob Simpson and New Zealand's women cricket's excaptain Debbie Hockley were inducted in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Hall of Fame at a special function here on Thursday. The duo received their commemorative cap from ICC President Alan Isaac in an event that was also attended...
  • Debbie Hockley, Bob Simpson to be inducted in ICC Hall of Fame December 30, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that Debbie Hockley and Bob Simpson will be inducted into their Hall of Fame in a special function in Sydney January 2. Hockley will become the fourth female player after Belinda Clark (Australia), Enid Bakewell and Rachael HeyhoeFlint (both England), and second...
  • Waqar Younis inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame December 12, 2013

    Dubai: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis was on Thrsday inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame before the start of the first Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City. Waqar received his commemorative cap from International Cricket Council Chief Executive...
  • Waqar, Gilchrist to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame December 9, 2013

    Dubai: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis and exAustralia wicketkepeer Adam Gilchrist will be inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame next week. Waqar and Gilchrist become the 70th and 71st male members of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Waqar will join the exclusive club during the first Twenty20 International between...
  • Davenport, Pierce, Martinez head Tennis Hall of Fame nominees September 6, 2013

    Newport, Rhode Island: Major champions Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce and Conchita Martinez are among the International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees for 2014. The Hall also announced on Thursday that American coach Nick Bollettieri, Dutch wheelchair player Chantal Vandierendonck, American executive Jane Brown Grimes and British author and broadcaster John...
  • Shane Warne inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame July 19, 2013

    Nottingham: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne was on Friday inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the tea interval of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's. Warne becomes the 69th male member of the Hall of Fame and fourth inductee of 201213, joining Brian Lara...
  • Martina Hingis comes out of retirement to play doubles at SoCal Open July 16, 2013

    California: Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Hingis plans to come out of retirement and play doubles at the Southern California Open. Hingis will play with Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia. The 32yearold Hingis will be making her first WTA tournament appearance since September 2007. The former No. 1 player in the world was often...
  • Mahut beats Hewitt to win the Hall of Fame title July 15, 2013

    Newport: Nicolas Mahut certainly knows a little something about being on court for a long time. Judging by his smile, it was a much better feeling this time. The 31year old Frenchman captured the title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, beating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 57, 75,...
  • MahutHewitt in Newport final; Isner loses July 14, 2013

    Newport: Nicolas Mahut of France has advanced to the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by beating American Michael Russell 62, 62. Mahut, a wild card entrant, needed just 63 minutes Sunday to beat Russell on a side court one day after their match was suspended by rain after...
  • Semifinals postponed by rain at Newport July 14, 2013

    Newport: The semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships were pushed back a day after heavy rain wiped out most of play on Saturday. Following a raindelayed, 90minute oncourt enshrinement ceremony for the 2013 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame which included Martina Hingis and nearly...
  • John Isner beats Ivo Karlovic to enter semifinals in Newport July 13, 2013

    Newport: John Isner continued winning tiebreakers and forced another tie after the match. The twotime defending champion won the battle of the tallest players on the ATP tour, defeating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 76 (3), 76 (3) on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis...
  • Russell advances to semis of Hall of Fame July 12, 2013

    Newport: Michael Russell let a lead slip away in the second set and fell behind early in the deciding tiebreaker. That didn't matter when he had the crowd cheering behind him. Russell advanced to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday by outlasting No. 3 seed Igor...