Pioneer closer Lee Smith finally gets due

Now headed to Cooperstown, big Lee Smith was a likable, consistent pioneer out of the bullpen, and you can see in this story why the Angels wanted him around late in his career.

Three things point to Hall of Fame for K-D

What does OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant have in common with these greats: Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, David Robinson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan? All were named College Player of the Year, NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA Most Valuable Player. Duncan is a lock for the basketball Hall of…