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Hall of Fame to establish health program for players

Jan. 30, 2020 6:27 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has formed Hall of Fame Health to pursue healthcare for former players. After more than two years of planning and development, the program was announced Thursday. It will seek to develop services and solutions that will make an impact not only in the...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, former Minnesota Viking Chris Doleman acknowledges the crowd during a ceremony honoring the All Mall of America Field team during halftime of an NFL football game between the Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. Hall of Fame defensive end Doleman, who became one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58. The Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements late Tuesday night, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy King, File)

Hall of Fame DE Doleman dies at age 58

Jan. 29, 2020 5:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Doleman was clinging to his preferred position of outside linebacker, struggling through his second NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings. The team's vision for his 6-foot-5 frame was at defensive end, where he could use his long arms, strong legs and quick feet to become the kind...

Thurman Munson's widow finds pain in Kobe Bryant's death

Jan. 29, 2020 9:20 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The widow of Thurman Munson, the New York Yankees catcher killed in 1979 while flying his plane in Ohio, spoke out about the similar death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Diana Munson was in the Plain Township home she shared with her late husband when she received the news that Los Angeles...

FILE - In this March 8, 2006, file photo, then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue smiles while addressing the media at an NFL owners meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/D.J. Peters, File)

Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

Jan. 15, 2020 11:06 AM EST

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher high-fives Hines Ward (86), MVP of the Super Bowl XL football game, after they defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10 in Detroit. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Cowher, an analyst for CBS, was surprised by the announcement made live on air in studio before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff game Saturday night, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Former Steelers coach Cowher elected to Pro Football HOF

Jan. 12, 2020 1:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chin is in. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a surprise announcement Saturday night before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff game. Hall President and CEO David Baker delivered the news live in...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches his team warm up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Foxborough, Mass. With the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants completing coaching hires on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, the Cleveland Browns job vacancy will be the last NFL opening filled. It's still unclear how quickly that will happen. The Browns, who fired Freddie Kitchens after just one season, are in the second week of interviews and have scheduled meetings this week with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Vikings coordinator Kevin Stefanski. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Browns, Pats' McDaniels meet for 7 hours about coaching job

Jan. 10, 2020 6:54 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh McDaniels is back home. Maybe not just to visit. The Patriots offensive coordinator, whose first shot as an NFL coach didn't go well, interviewed Friday for seven hours with the Cleveland Browns, the team he grew up watching as a kid in Canton. McDaniels and wife Laura spent most of...

FILE in this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne during a Colts Ring of Honor ceremony during the halftime of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis. First-time eligibles Wayne and Troy Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's modern-day 2020 class. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Wayne, Polamalu finalists for HOF 2020 in 1st year eligible

Jan. 2, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Reggie Wayne and Troy Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's modern-day 2020 class. The former Colts receiver and Steelers safety are joined by five others who have never been finalists: Packers safety LeRoy Butler; Rams receiver Torry Holt; Panthers linebacker Sam Mills; Dolphins...

Fallen WWII soldier's dog tags return home after 75 years

Dec. 30, 2019 9:48 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The dog tags belonging to a fallen World War II soldier have finally returned to his hometown after 75 years. The identification tags Roger Taylor wore around his neck during his 22 months of Army service were presented during an emotional ceremony on Sunday in Beloit, the Canton...