Three former boxing legends headline the nine inductees in the Class of 2017 for the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Evander Holyfield, Marco Antonio Barrera and the late Johnny Tapia are the three former boxers that earned the honor, all in their first year of eligibility in the modern era.
In what’s being heralded by some as the best playoff series in league history, Toronto FC advanced past the Montreal Impact to become the first Canadian Conference Champions in Major League Soccer. With that honor also comes the title of first Canadian club to make it to the MLS Cup final; a game that will take place in Toronto on December 10th.
Bill King, whose quarter-of-a-century run as the voice of the Oakland Athletics cemented his status as one of the Bay Area’s iconic voices, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. King, who passed away in 2005, will be recognized during the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 29, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. King becomes the 41st winner of the Frick Award, as he earned the highest point total in a vote conducted by the Hall of Fame’s 17-member Frick Award Committee.
Comcast Corporation and the United States Olympic Committee announced today that Comcast has signed an agreement to serve as an Official Partner of the USOC through 2020, which includes the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he’d like to increase the College Football Playoff field from four teams to eight in an effort to allow the champions of all five of the Power Five conferences to be represented.