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Sports briefs: Reggie Miller joins sister in Hall of Fame

Published September 7, 2012 10:17 pm

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BASKETBALL • Reggie Miller wasn't always the biggest name in his own family. On Friday night, he was the top star in the biggest basketball Hall of Fame class in half a century. The former UCLA and Indiana Pacers star was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining sister Cheryl as the first brother-sister pair in the Springfield, Mass., shrine.

It was a big night for UCLA, which also had Don Barksdale and Jamaal Wilkes in the 12-person class of 2012, and for the Indiana Pacers. Two-time ABA Most Valuable Player Mel Daniels also was inducted, though illness presented him from attending the ceremony. Also honored on Friday night were Don Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history; three-time NCAA player of the year Ralph Sampson; Nike co-founder Phil Knight; the All-American Redheads, known as the female Harlem Globetrotters; seven-time NBA All-Star Chet Walker; two-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain; former Soviet women's coach Lidia Alexeeva; and longtime NCAA referee Hank Nichols.

Harvick wins Nationwide race

AUTO RACING • Kevin Harvick took the lead by dodging a caution caused by race leader Kurt Busch, then pulled away on a restart with 17 laps to go and won the Nationwide Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

Merritt sets 110M hurdles record

MLS • Olympic champion Aries Merritt of the U.S. set a world record of 12.80 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles at the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels. He cut 0.07 seconds off the mark of Cuba's Dayron Robles.

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