Sports briefs 7-28-14: Additions to Baseball Hall of Fame

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

Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.

Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.

"I'm speechless. Thanks for having me in your club," Thomas said, getting emotional as he remembered his late father. "Frank Sr., I know you're watching. Without you, I know 100 percent I wouldn't be here in Cooperstown today. You always preached to me, 'You can be someone special if you really work at it.' I took that to heart, Pop."

• Golf

Clark rallies: Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory.

Langer coasts: Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.

The 56-year-old German closed with a 4-under 67 at sunny Royal Porthcawl to finish at 18-under 266.

• Basketball

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

James tweeted "23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2 3=6 We still family 6." The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs' jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey.

Millsap added: Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas.

Millsap averaged 17.9 points last season for Atlanta and was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

USA Basketball also announced that Jimmy Butler will be unable to participate in the training camp because of a groin injury.

New coach?: 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.

Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached.

• Elsewehere

Ring found: 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.

The 2013 championship ring was misplaced Thursday night in a Manhattan restaurant by Drew Weber, who owns Boston's minor league team in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The diamond, sapphire and ruby ring was found on a restroom sink by Luigi Militello -- he owns Luke's Bar and Grill, and is a lifelong Yankees fan.

Nibali wins: 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 Champs-Elysees.

Chants of "Vin-cen-zo!" rang across the famed avenue for the Sicilian, who dominated the race nearly from the start three weeks ago and on Sunday became the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race since Marco Pantani in 1998.

Arrest 18: Indiana State Excise Police says officers have arrested 18 people on 20 charges outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Cpl. Travis Thickstun says officers Police say they made the arrests Saturday night during NASCAR Nationwide race events and the Brickfest Music Festival at the Speedway.

Thickstun says 16 people were charged with illegal possession or consumption of alcohol.

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