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A look at the first decade of the NFL, the 1920s

Sep. 20, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

A look at the NFL's first decade, the 1920s: FRANCHISES: The first season, 1920, the American Professional Football Association had 14 teams, including two Tigers (Cleveland and Chicago). The Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys (later the Chicago Bears), Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Cardinals, Rock Island Independents,...

Hall of Fame announces 122 nominees for class of 2020

Sep. 12, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — First-time eligible candidates Troy Polamalu and Patrick Willis are among 122 modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2020. The newly eligible players have a heavy defensive emphasis. Joining the Steelers' hard-hitting safety and 49ers bone-crunching linebacker...

Glass throws late TD pass, Alabama A&M beat Morehouse 35-30

Sep. 1, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Aqeel Glass threw four touchdown passes, including a 20-yarder to Brian Jenkins Jr. with 3 seconds to play, and Alabama A&M beat Morehouse College 35-30 on Sunday in the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Glass completed 28 of 44 passes...

'Miracle house' in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push

Aug. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise's house next to a city dump in Ohio after she let it be known that miracles were occurring in her room. Eight decades later, people still make pilgrimages to the wood frame bungalow at the edge of Canton,...

Girl bitten by shark along Florida coast known for bites

Aug. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a young girl has become the 10th person bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, this year. The Daytona Beach News Journal quotes authorities as saying 9-year-old Margaret Crum of Canton, Ohio, was bitten in the right leg Friday while wading...