The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, from left to right, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches the Cavaliers' NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy,file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

A fan of NBA star LeBron James holds a picture of James during a promotional event at a shopping district in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and re-signed with the Cavaliers, where his career began. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

In this Friday, July 25, 2014, photo provided by Luigi Militello, New York Yankees fan Militello displays the 2013 Red Sox World Series ring he found at his New York restaurant on Thursday night. Militello returned the ring on Friday to Drew Weber, who owns one of Boston's minor league teams. (AP Photo/Luigi Militello)

NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

2014 Tour de France cycling race winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Left is Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Cham

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