For Beyond the Trestle: U.S. Soccer’s original bid for the 1999 Women’s World Cup featured Tufts, Lehigh and Davidson as potential host sites. That plan changed in a hurry after more than 76,000 fans showed up to watch the U.S. win gold at the 1996 Olympics.
For World War II on Deadline: On July 2, 1943, Lt. Charles B. Hall became the first Tuskegee Airman to record a combat victory, an achievement that made him an instant star in the Black press.
The 2014 Redskins season preview section from my sports staff at The Washington Times earned top-10 honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors awards.
For The Washington Times: Photographer Scott Andrews chronicled the space shuttle program from beginning to end.
For the Society for American Baseball Research: Pioneering two-sport star Frankie Baumholtz made his mark in MLB, college and professional basketball, and the U.S. Navy.
For Omnisport/SportingNews.com: Though her otherworldly teammate Simone Biles stole the spotlight in Rio, Aly Raisman was at her absolute best.
For Omnisport/SportingNews.com: Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the greatest baseball players ever, but his work on the field is only part of his story.