Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Sports briefs: Four candidates on track for Baseball Hall of Fame
First Published Jan 07 2014 05:03 pm • Last Updated Mar 24 2014 11:32 pm

baseball • One year after writers failed to elect any players to the Baseball Hall of Fame, four candidates are polling strongly as voters make their selections public. By Tuesday afternoon, the website baseballthinkfactory.com had collected 155 full ballots — over a quarter of the electorate, based on last year — and found that, within that sample, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio had cleared the 75 percent threshold needed for election.

Results will be announced Wednesday, with the induction ceremony in July in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, decorated stars with ties to steroids, fared little better than they did last season, when they made their debut on the ballot with less than 38 percent apiece. Bonds had 41.3 percent so far, and Clemens 40.6 percent.

Manchester United loses third straight

soccer • Manchester United slumped to a third consecutive loss for the first time in 13 years when Sunderland added to manager David Moyes’ troubles by winning the first leg of their League Cup semifinal 2-1 Tuesday night.

The setback against the Premier League’s last-place team completed a hat trick of 2-1 losses at the start of 2014 for Moyes, in his first season as Alex Ferguson’s successor. United, which won the Premier League last season before Ferguson retired, trails first-place Arsenal by 11 points.

Three UTEP players kicked off team

college basketball • UTEP kicked three players off its team Tuesday, saying they had bet on at least one sporting event. The players were not believed to have bet on UTEP games or participated in point-shaving to influence the outcome for bettors, said Richard Adauto, the university’s executive vice president. The three players are McKenzie Moore, Justin Crosgile and Jalen Ragland. Coach Tim Floyd said he learned about the alleged gambling when he received a "random tip."


story continues below
story continues below



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.