John R. Moore

first_imgJohn R. Moore, age 88 of Batesville, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence.  Born November 17, 1929 in Rush County Indiana, he is the son of Florence (Nee: Smith) and George Moore.  He married Fraya Schroeder November 20, 1976 at St. Louis Church in Batesville.  John was a car salesman for many years at Tudie Navarro Ford and retired in 1991.Although he had many talents and interests, John’s passion was cars.  He collected anything Mopar and for years spent summers and weekends showing two or three of them at car shows.  He was also an avid racing fan, enjoying open wheel racing as well as NASCAR.  He attended 49 straight Indianapolis 500’s, disappointed the streak didn’t reach 50 and in NASCAR was a huge Jeff Gordon fan.  John had a soft spot for animals, especially horses and his family also indicated he had an entrepreneur and inventor’s eye.  He could take existing products and make them better or create something he needed but couldn’t find.  Living on several acres with a lake, he liked being outdoors working in the yard or at the lake fishing.  John enjoyed attending his grandkids ball games and when it was time to relax, he could be found watching Fox News, American Pickers or Pawn Stars.He is survived by his wife Fraya; daughters Joy Miers of Margate, Florida, Jan Smith of Greensburg; son Zon Moore of Greensburg; foster son Max Dalmbert of Greenwood, Indiana as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sister Sally Harford and brothers Eugene and Arnold Moore.Visitation is Thursday, February 15th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating and burial in St. Louis Cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Batesville Rescue 10 or PAAIN (People Assisting Animals in Need).last_img read more

Alice “Fay” Brown July 12, 1942 – February 9, 2020

first_imgAlice “Fay” Brown, age 77 of Harrison, Ohio passed away at her home Sunday, February 9, 2020. Born July 12, 1942 in Welch, West Virginia, the daughter of Carmon “Charlie” and Dora (Evans) Bates.Fay married Pearl Brown March 3, 1958 in Totz, Kentucky. Attended New Haven Road Family Worship Center in Harrison, Ohio.Fay is survived by her children Ronald (Diana) Brown, Gerald (Loraine) Brown, Jeff Brown, Sharon (Steve) Oberrecht, Debra (Rob) Brandes and Gregory Todd (Cathy) Brown. Grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 18. Sister of Peggy Sturgill.Preceded in death by her parents Carmon “Charlie” and Dora Bates, husband Pearl Brown, and brother Charles Evans.Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 10:00 A.M until time of funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dave Garrett officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery.Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Ruby Spencer, 93

first_imgRuby Phyllis (Huttsell) Spencer, 93, of Hicks Ridge passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at her home in Ripley County. She was born near Saluda in Jefferson County on February 22, 1927 the daughter of Bloomfield and Clara Ellen Tafflinger Huttsell. She was married to David Ora Spencer on May 10, 1947 and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2011. Survivors include one son Jerry Spencer of Hicks Ridge; four daughters Karen (Phillip) LeGrand of Mary Esther, Florida, Phyllis Michele Spencer of New York City, Jane (William) Spencer-Pierce of Salem, and Ann Spencer-King of Versailles; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Walter, Wayne, William, James, and Charles Hutsell, and her sisters Sopha Beck, Bertha Benham, and Hazel Vestal. Ruby was a graduate of Saluda High School. Together, she and David managed their Ripley County farm and Ruby shared his pride in 1966 when he received the Greener Pastures Award through the ASCS. During her child rearing years she served as a 4-H leader with neighbor Audrey Thieman. She spent many summers assisting her children in 4-H projects including forestry, entomology, flowers, food, and clothing. In later years she took special joy in the hummingbirds that returned each year outside her kitchen window. She especially enjoyed quilting and antiques. She was fond of the family’s various pets, and leaves behind her beloved black Labrador Hershey. Ruby was a member of the former Hicks Ridge Baptist Church and attended the Shelby Christian Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Benham Bluebells Home Ec club, and the Hicks Ridge Baptist Church Ladies Aide. A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 28th at the Benham Cemetery with Pastor Jeffery Pflug of the Faith Lutheran Church in Madison officiating. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery or the Shelby Christian Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. A public Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at a later date. Friends may call the funeral home at 812-689-1171 to have a Hugs from Home card filled out to convey your condolences to the Spencer family.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Premier League extends suspension

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Professional football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the Premier League, EFL and the Football Association, along with the Women’s professional game, the Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers’ Association confirmed the extension to the suspension. The governing bodies had originally agreed a suspension last Friday until early April. The statement read: “We have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than April 30.” The joint statement said the bodies were united in their commitment to getting the 2019-20 campaign finished, and that the FA board had agreed to extend indefinitely the season end date, which is usually fixed at June 1. “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19,” the statement read. It added: “We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. “We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing Euro 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition. “The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. “We will continue to follow government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.” The Premier League had initially been suspended until April 4, with the EFL suspension originally ending a day earlier. The EFL held a board meeting on Wednesday and has agreed a £50 million short-term relief package to assist cash-strapped clubs during the coronavirus crisis.Tags: EFLEuro 2020Football AssociationPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Football News Lionel Messi Gets Injured, Barcelona Win Against Villareal In La Liga

first_imgBarcelona: Lionel Messi endured yet more injury frustration after going off at half-time against Villarreal but Barcelona gave their coach Ernesto Valverde some much-needed relief with a comfortable 2-1 victory. Messi received treatment in the first half for what looked like a problem with his left thigh and was then unable to continue after the interval, replaced by Ousmane Dembele on Tuesday. His withdrawal will be a major concern for Barca, particularly given this was Messi’s first start of the season after just recovering from a niggling calf injury sustained at the start of August.  After the match, Valverde struck a note of calm. “When something happens to Messi, everyone stops, not only on the field, but in the stands as well,” he said. “It is a small problem in the adductor and as a precaution we have decided not to risk it. In theory, it is nothing more but we will see tomorrow how it is.”   Barcelona visit Getafe in La Liga on Saturday before playing Inter Milan at home in the Champions League four days later. Certainly, they would have been eager to see Messi back in their line-up, having suffered a humbling 2-0 loss at newly-promoted Granada last weekend, a result that left them with seven points from five games, their worst start to a season since 1995. Also Read | The Best FIFA Football Awards: Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe Win Player Of The Year Awards They arrived at Camp Nou with doubts hovering, particularly over Valverde, but delivered a far more convincing win than the scoreline suggested, thanks to early goals from Antoine Griezmann, his third of the season, and Arthur Melo. “We are still far from our best but with matches everything will improve,” said Griezmann. On his own adaptation at Barcelona, he added: “It’s different. A different style of football, a different position. I knew it was going to be a challenge and it would take time. But I’m not too bad, right? Three goals. I can do better, yes, but I have to keep working.”   Also Read | Lionel Messi Says Would Be ‘Thrilled’ If Neymar Joins BarcelonaCazorla gives Villarreal hope  Santi Cazorla put Villarreal in touch on the stroke of half-time but in truth the visitors barely threatened thereafter, with Barcelona impressively composed when nerves might easily have taken over. It means Valverde’s side climb to fourth in the table, one point behind Real Madrid and level on points with Atletico Madrid, who both play on Wednesday. Villarreal’s encouraging start stalls a little as they drop to eighth.  Granada, who backed up their shock win over Barca with a 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid, top the table, although both Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid can move three points above them when they play their games on Wednesday. Barcelona started well, with Griezmann heading in after just six minutes, darting to the near post to flick home Messi’s floated corner. The pair shared a celebratory hug too.  Seven minutes later, there was a second and another goal almost from nothing. Arthur collected the ball 30 yards out and harpooned a shot straight past Sergio Asenjo and into the top right-hand corner. Messi, who won FIFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday, took treatment on the sideline just after the half-hour mark and Cazorla pulled one back soon after with a swerving effort from distance. The ball straightened as it flew, which fooled goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, on his way left towards the corner.  Dembele replaced Messi and the 16-year-old Ansu Fati came on for Luis Suarez with 12 minutes left. Fati twice went close but shot over and then wide. A third for Barca looked more likely than an equaliser for Villarreal.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

A.J. McKee ties Bellator record with 9th consecutive victory

first_img Published on August 26, 2017 at 10:21 am Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ VERONA, N.Y. — A.J. McKee struggled for the first time all night. Blair Tugman’s chokehold tightened as his undefeated opponents head sank deeper into the veteran’s bicep. “Hold it!” a ringside fan yelled as the crowd’s volume reached its highest decibels of the night. The 22-year-old eventually slipped out of the hold and finished the fight at Turning Stone Resort Casino Friday night off like he had his previous eight, with a victory. Mckee’s (9-0) victory over Tugman (10-7) marked his ninth in a row, tying him for most consecutive wins in Bellator history. The fight ended in a unanimous decision, marking only the third time the Long Beach, California, native has had to go the distance. “I see a lot of things we need to work on but overall he did good,” said McKee’s father Antonio, who is also his trainer. “He messed his hand up in the second round and we knew that was a problem but he kept his composure.” Several hours before the bout, McKee stood in a matching army green jumpsuit alongside his father, Antonio. The two yelled out tactics to Joey Davis, a fellow member of the BodyShop Fitness team inside a nearly empty Turning Stone Resort Casino. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Keep your hips down,” Antonio said. Davis pressed down hard against his opponent, Justin Roswell, and connected a crushing elbow. He landed several more punches and the fight was called. Technical knockout due to excessive blows less than two minutes into the first round gave the unmarked Davis the win to open the undercard of Bellator 182. A golf clap accompanied his teammates victory as McKee calmly sipped water and exited down the tunnel. The opening act for his fight proceeded.As the lights dimmed and the crowd filled the walkout towards the cage a custom walk-up song with McKee’s name in the lyrics blared through the speakers. Bellator 182 was live on SpikeTV. McKee found himself in a familiar position early in the fight. Antonio yelled, this time for his son, to keep his hips pressed down. But it didn’t garner the same results it had hours before with Davis. Tugman worked his way out of a McKee headlock and back on his feet where McKee stood arms extended and waving his hands in taunting his opponent. The crowd erupted in applause and the bell rang signaling the end of round 1. McKee sipped water from Antonio as the fight went to commercial break. McKee injured his left hand in the middle of the second round. He was unavailable for post-fight comments as he was in the hospital due to the injury. While McKee’s hand ached in pain his opponents flesh slowly flowed out from between his eyebrow. McKee combined a left kick and jab punch before falling back to defend. Moments later, he shot low for a takedown similar to the one which previously landed him in a headlock.  This time, his elbow smacked the already wounded skull of Tugman. A blood puddle formed to the left of the Monster Energy sign on the mat. The wooden sticks clanged together as McKee threw his final exchanges. The young star’s face flashed across the big screen in a Dave and Busters add as the crowd awaited the decision. The television screen shifted back to the cage and McKee’s victory announced. His personal ode boomed over the crowd noise once again as the fighter left the cage unmarked. Commentslast_img read more

Justin Walters maintains his lead in the UK Championship

first_img Written By FOLLOW US South African Justin Walters will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the UK Championship after carding a three-under-par 69 at The Belfry on Satuday to move to 12-under.(Image Credit: AP) COMMENT LIVE TV Associated Press Television News center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 29th August, 2020 22:46 IST WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 22:46 IST Justin Walters Maintains His Lead In The UK Championship South African Justin Walters will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the UK Championship after carding a three-under-par 69 at The Belfry on Satuday to move to 12-under.last_img

Gary Russell Jr. and brothers striving to triple-headline card as world champions someday soon

first_imgThis weekend will mark the fourth time that “Mr.” Gary Russell, 31, will share the spotlight with his younger brothers. Gary Antonio Russell, 27, will clash with Jesus Martinez in bantamweight action and Gary Antuanne Russell, 23, will face Jose Marrufo in a junior welterweight scrap — both further down the card. The family affair also includes their patriarch and trainer, Gary Russell Sr., presiding over their corners and fellow brother Gary Allan Russell serving as mitt man and assistant trainer.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe feeling of having three Russell brothers featured on the same card never gets old.“We train hard, work hard in the gym and we feed off each other’s energy,” “Mr.” Gary Russell said.Added Gary Antonio: “It’s always a special moment to fight on the same card, but it’s also natural to me because I’m in the gym with them every single day. We run together, we swim together, everything we do is together as a unit.”While Saturday night will give the Russells a chance to etch another chapter in their collective fight legacies, they’ve already pinpointed how to make an indelible impression on the sweet science — by triple-headlining a card as world champions someday soon.”I think that would be amazing,” Gary Russell Jr., the lone world champ of the brothers, said. “There’s never been three brothers to hold a title on the same card or just three brothers as world champions. We’d be able to make history.”Jermell and Jermall Charlo were the last sibling pairs to co-headline a bout as world champs; the Russell trio doing it would be unprecedented.Gary Antuanne and Gary Antonio agree wholeheartedly.”That’s the whole plan,” he said. “Everything has an expiration on it, but memories are the only things that last forever.”Added Gary Antonio: “That would be wonderful. I could see that happening as well in the future. I’m looking forward to it.”Gary Antuanne, the live wire of the Russell siblings, is even putting a tentative timetable on it.”Honestly, I could say a year, I could say a couple of months,” he said of when he and Gary Antonio could join their oldest brother in holding world titles. “It depends on how things move in the boxing world.”After being informed of the brothers’ lofty ambition and the timing put on achieving it, Gary Russell Sr. gave his two cents.”It’s conceivable,” he said. “I don’t want to rush them. But I think a year, a year and a half is a good assessment.”If the Russells fight their plan to fruition, then there will never be an argument over who’s the headliner, either.”There’s an order to which things go,” Gary Antonio affirmed. “As long as older brother, (Gary) Jr., is still in the game — which I believe he will be — he’s the head. He’s the oldest — of course he’s going to take the main event. I’ll co-main event and my younger brother right behind me.As he constantly assesses his sons, Gary Sr. believes Gary Antuanne has the most promise. The patriarch of the fighting family out of Washington, D.C., made that clear when he gave SN a snapshot of his sons’ best in-ring exploits.”Gary Jr. has the jab, he has good eyes and hand speed,” he said. “He has a real acumen for his opponents.”Antonio — he’s deceptively strong. He can really punch.”Baby Boy,” he said, referring to Gary Antuanne, “I think he’s the special one out the bunch.”He has good speed, power, good defense. He has the ability to decide which style he wants to employ in the fight to make it work.”He’s also the most outspoken of the boxers, according to Gary Antuanne himself.”‘Mr.’ Gary Russell and Gary Antonio — they talk when they have to talk,” he said. “Me, I’m more open. I’m more joyful. I like to have fun, fun.”If I have a girlfriend … my girlfriend, I don’t want her to come out with me if she’s not going to want to have the fun I’m having,” he continued. “I’d tell her, ‘Baby girl, I want to have some fun, fun.'”The Russell brother have been having fun, fun with Gary Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) rattling off six straight victories, including four straight title defenses, since his lone loss — a majority decision defeat to Vasiliy Lomachenko in June 2014. Gary Antonio (16-0, 12 KOs) and Gary Antuanne (12-0, 12 KOs) keep ascending the ranks and dazzling in the process.”By the time my younger brothers get to the point that I am in my career,” Saturday’s headliner, “Mr.” Gary Russell, said, “I expect for them to be better than I am.”My definition of a dynasty is information being passed down.”Along those lines, the Russells keep gems from their father close to their minds and hearts at all times. Gary Russell Jr. will be under the bright lights of the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Saturday night well before putting his WBC featherweight title on the line against mandatory challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar.”I’ll be working my younger brothers’ corners before my fight and of course I’ll be competing right after,” Russell told Sporting News. “I love being able to compete side-by-side and share it with my younger brothers.” “We got a gym credo that says. ‘Success is the ultimate revenge,'” Gary Antuanne said. “Using that credo keeps us honest and humble because it shows that we’re still on the same page.”Added Gary Antonio: “(My dad tells us), ‘There’s a short window and all good things come to an end, so take advantage of it.’ I know the sport of boxing is something I can’t do forever, so I’m looking at it and ready to start making my mark on the sport of boxing.”Until there are three Russell brothers triple-headlining as world champions.last_img read more

Guardiola sorry to have derailed Pellegrini’s final days at City

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola has apologised if the early announcement of his arrival at Manchester City in 2016 destabilised his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini’s attempt to win the quadruple.Pellegrini will bring his West Ham side to Manchester on Wednesday, making his first visit to the Etihad for a match since City sacked him to make space for Guardiola.The Chilean confirmed in February 2016, three months before his departure, that he was being replaced, and City, who were still in contention to win four trophies at that point, picked up only seven points from the seven league matches that followed.They did win the League Cup that season, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, but needed a draw at Swansea on the final day of the campaign to secure fourth place.Pellegrini acknowledged in May 2016 that his decision to announce his departure contributed to City’s subsequent loss of form, saying that “something was broken in that moment”.Guardiola, who joined City from Bayern Munich, said he was unaware that his impending arrival caused such instability.“I don’t know. He can answer that. I was in Munich, so I don’t know what happened in the locker room and what the reason why is,” he said.“But if it was the reason — I think nobody can know it — I’m sorry and I apologise. Everybody was honest to tell Manuel what was happening, but really it’s a question for Manuel.”– ‘I didn’t build City’ –Pellegrini won the Premier League and the League Cup in the first of his three seasons at City, and his role in the club’s rise was acknowledged by Guardiola.“Of course, all the players I have in my hands now were with other managers and they learned a lot from that –- and I benefit from that.“In the past decade, they were involved with (Roberto) Mancini and Manuel and myself, with all the staff and all the players, we have created Manchester City. “I didn’t build it. I didn’t create it. Many incredible players and managers, everybody, did something.“I hope we can leave something for the next manager to do that. That’s the best we can do for other managers, leave something for the club -– and, of course, I got something with what Manuel did here.”One of the most important signings City made under Pellegrini was Raheem Sterling, who scored the decisive kick as Chelsea were beaten in a penalty shoot-out in Sunday’s League Cup final.Sterling has scored 15 goals this season, including the 90th-minute winner in the 3-2 Champions League last-16 first-leg win over Schalke on February 20.And Guardiola was impressed by the 24-year-old’s bravery to take the deciding spot-kick against Chelsea.“I cannot anticipate how far his career will go. But I admire the fact that, in Sunday’s situation, he took responsibility,” he said.“The fact he said he wanted to hit the last penalty or even the first one, or take that responsibility, that means a lot.“Of course, he helps us a lot, but he will retire and say: ‘I took responsibility and I was brave with courage in the big moments’.“These kinds of players are judged on these kinds of actions. In basketball, the last seconds, who is the taker in the last action? That makes the difference.“The penalty in the final of the World Cup, who’s the taker? So that is what makes the difference -– to have the feeling that, when everyone has doubts, says: ‘I am going to do that’. That is massive.” FILE PHOTO: Pep Guardiolacenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Bonds, Clemens, Sosa on Hall ballot for first time

first_imgby Ben WalkerNEW YORK (AP)—The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine’s voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers? In a monthlong election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era, the Hall ballot was released Wednesday, and Bonds, Clemens and Sosa are on it for the first time.Bonds is the all-time home run champion with 762 and won a record seven MVP awards. Clemens took home a record seven Cy Young trophies and is ninth with 354 victories. Sosa ranks eighth on the homer chart with 609.Yet for all their HRs, RBIs and Ws, the shadow of PEDs looms large.“You could see for years that this particular ballot was going to be controversial and divisive to an unprecedented extent,” Larry Stone of The Seattle Times wrote in an email. “My hope is that some clarity begins to emerge over the Hall of Fame status of those linked to performance-enhancing drugs. But I doubt it.”More than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will vote on the 37-player ballot. Candidates require 75 percent for induction, and the results will be announced Jan. 9.Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling also are among the 24 first-time eligibles. Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are the top holdover candidates.If recent history is any indication, the odds are solidly stacked against Bonds, Clemens and Sosa. Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro both posted Cooperstown-caliber stats, too, but drug clouds doomed them in Hall voting.Some who favor Bonds and Clemens claim the bulk of their accomplishments came before baseball got wrapped up in drug scandals. They add that PED use was so prevalent in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s that it’s unfair to exclude anyone because so many who-did-and-who-didn’t questions remain.Many fans on the other side say drug cheats—suspected or otherwise—should never be afforded the game’s highest individual honor.Either way, this election is baseball’s newest hot button, generating the most fervent Hall arguments since Rose. The discussion about Rose was moot, however—the game’s career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an investigation concluded he bet on games while managing the Cincinnati Reds, and that barred him from the BBWAA ballot.The BBWAA election rules allow voters to pick up to 10 candidates. As for criteria, this is the only instruction: “Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.”That leaves a lot of room for interpretation.Bonds, Clemens and Sosa won’t get a vote from Mike Klis of The Denver Post.“Nay on all three. I think in all three cases, their performances were artificially enhanced. Especially in the cases of Bonds and Clemens, their production went up abnormally late in their careers,” he wrote in an email.They’ll do better with Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star.“I plan to vote for all three. I understand the steroid/PED questions surrounding each one, and I’ve wrestled with the implications,” he wrote in an email.“My view is these guys played and posted Hall of Fame-type numbers against the competition of their time. That will be my sole yardstick. If Major League Baseball took no action against a player during his career for alleged or suspected steroid/PED use, I’m not going to do so in assessing their career for the Hall of Fame,” he said.San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy will reserve judgment.“At the beginning of all this, I made up my mind I had to adopt a consistent policy on the steroid social club. So, my policy has been, with the brilliance in the way they set up the Hall of Fame vote where these guys have a 15-year window, I’m not going to vote for any of those guys until I get the best picture possible of what was happening then,” he wrote in an email.“We learn a little bit more each year. We learned a lot during the Bonds trial. We learned a lot during the Clemens trial. I don’t want to say I’m never going to vote for any of them. I want to wait until the end of their eligibility window and have my best idea of what was really going on,” he said.Clemens was acquitted this summer in federal court on six counts that he lied and obstructed Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.Bonds was found guilty in 2011 by a federal court jury on one count of obstruction of justice, ruling he gave an evasive answer in 2003 to a grand jury looking into the distribution of illegal steroids. Bonds is appealing the verdict.McGwire is 10th on the career home run list with 583, but has never received even 24 percent in his six Hall tries. Big Mac has admitted to using steroids and human growth hormone.Palmeiro is among only four players with 500 homers and 3,000 hits, yet has gotten a high of just 12.6 percent in his two years on the ballot. He drew a 10-day suspension in 2005 after a positive test for PEDs, and said the result was due to a vitamin vial given to him by teammate Miguel Tejada.Biggio topped the 3,000-hit mark—which always has been considered an automatic credential for Cooperstown—and spent his entire career with the Houston Astros.“Hopefully, the writers feel strongly that they liked what they saw, and we’ll see what happens,” Biggio said last week.Schilling was 216-146 and won three World Series championships, including his “bloody sock” performance for the Boston Red Sox in 2004.(AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley and AP Sports Writers Arnie Stapleton and Dave Skretta contributed to this report.) ALL-TIME HOME RUN CHAMPION—In this Aug. 24, 2007 photo, San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds hits his 761st career home run, a solo effort, off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chris Capuano in the fourth inning in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) last_img read more