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NFL begins 100th season with Packers-Bears

Sep. 6, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Doug Gottfred stopped to take a picture of his son, Owen, on their way to Soldier Field. Wearing a No. 29 Tarik Cohen jersey, Owen stood tall while his dad used the city skyline for a postcard-like backdrop. It was the first Chicago Bears game for Owen, who plays linebacker and running back...

Bears unveil statues of Payton, Halas at Soldier Field

Sep. 3, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have unveiled statues of Walter Payton and George Halas at Soldier Field, two days before the team opens the 100th season of the NFL with a home game against the rival Green Bay Packers. Each 12-foot statue is 3,000 pounds. One shows Payton, the Hall of Fame running back...

Law, Reed, Mawae, Bowlen, Brandt, Robinson, Bailey in hall

Aug. 3, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying to cover fellow inductee Tony Gonzalez. All four entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. "Fitting to be in here with Mr. Johnny...

The Latest: Tony Gonzalez enters Hall of Fame

Aug. 3, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Tony Gonzalez probably could have been a star in the NBA. Instead, he chose the NFL path, and the most productive tight end in history has entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A...

HOF Preview: Ty Law's path to greatness guided by big dreams

Aug. 1, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ty Law was a wide-eyed youngster with big dreams when he started making summer visits to his Uncle Tony's home in Texas. They fueled his passion for football. And, they guided his journey to greatness. Tony Dorsett was forging his own path to the Pro Football Hall of Fame long before his...