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FILE - In this May 2, 2014, file photo, Ron Mix is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland. Ron Mix likes what he has seen and read regarding the new labor agreement between the NFL and its players. The Pro Football Hall of Famer, board member with the Pro Football Retired Players Association and  retired attorney believes players from every generation will benefit from the deal struck last month that runs through the 2030 season. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

NFL retirees mostly in favor of new labor agreement

Apr. 7, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

Ron Mix likes what he has seen and read regarding the new labor agreement between the NFL and its players. The Pro Football Hall of Famer, a board member with the Pro Football Retired Players Association and a retired attorney, believes players from every generation will benefit from the deal struck last month...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller celebrates a sack against the San Diego Chargers during the second half in an NFL football game in San Diego. Miller was selected to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday, April 6, 2020, by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, FIle)

8 unanimous picks for All-Decade Team include Brady, Watt

Apr. 6, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Von Miller had to catch his breath after finding out he got every vote for the 2010s All-Decade Team. Miller, Tom Brady, J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “I never dreamed about...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1964, file photo, fullback Jim Brown, left, and flanker back Bobby Mitchell, once a feared duo for the Cleveland Browns before Mitchell was dealt to Washington, are back together as teammates, as they prepare for the annual Pro Bowl at Los Angeles. Mitchell, the speedy late 1950s and ’60s NFL offensive star the Browns and the Washington Redskins, has died. He was 84. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Sunday night, April 5, 2020, that Mitchell’s family said he died in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

Apr. 6, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins' first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. The Hall of Fame said Sunday night that...

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

The Latest: Kroenke to pay arena employees during shutdown

Mar. 15, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 12:30 a.m.. Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says it will pay its part-time and hourly employees impacted by the cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak for the...

FILE - In this November 1961 file photo, New York Giants' Del Shofner (85) is unable to catch a pass from Y.A. Tittle as Pittsburgh Steelers' Brady Keys (26) defends during an NFL football game in New York. Shofner, the wide receiver who combined with Hall of Fame quarterback Tittle to give the Giants one of the NFL's most prolific passing threats in the early 1960s, has died. He was 85. Shofner's daughter, Laurie Shofner Corwin, confirmed the death Thursday, March 12, 2020, in a telephone call to The Associated Press. A family statement said the five-time Pro Bowl receiver died in Los Angeles on Wednesday of natural causes with his family by his side. (AP Photo, File)

Former Giants, Rams receiver Del Shofner dies at 85

Mar. 12, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Del Shofner, the wide receiver who combined with Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle to give the New York Giants one of the NFL's most prolific passing threats in the early 1960s, has died. He was 85. Shofner's daughter, Laurie Shofner Corwin, confirmed the death Thursday in a telephone...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker speaks during halftime of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in an unusual move is endorsing the labor agreement the players' union currently is voting on, citing pension benefits for its inductees and other former players. Hall of Fame President David Baker sent a letter to all inductees and their families on Monday, March 9, 2020. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter in which Baker refers to conversations with various league and union officials. Team owners approved the deal last month, and the player vote will conclude late Thursday night. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Hall of Fame endorses labor agreement for inductee benefits

Mar. 9, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in an unusual move is endorsing the labor agreement the players' union currently is voting on, citing pension benefits for its inductees and other former players. Hall of Fame President David Baker sent a letter to all inductees and their families on Monday. The Associated Press...

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after throwing an interception late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Nearly every one of the NFL's eight divisions has a team or teams with a quarterback quandary. With the exception of the NFC West it's easy to argue that there's a major hole behind center somewhere. Yep, after two decades of unmatched success, Tom Brady is without a contract. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Determining All-Decade team for 2010s no easy chore

Feb. 25, 2020 1:55 PM EST

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is embarking on a difficult assignment: determining the All-Decade team of the 2010s. Yes, there are some slam dunks on both sides of the ball and on special teams. There also are some real tough decisions to be made. All-Decade teams are of value in assessing credentials for...

Hall of Fame to hold 2 inductions, in August and September

Feb. 25, 2020 1:19 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will hold two induction ceremonies this year. The five modern-day players, plus the two coaches and three contributors elected separately as part of the NFL's centennial celebration, will go into the Canton shrine on Aug. 8. Ten senior players also chosen...

Sports agent Leigh Steinberg poses for a picture at his office Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif. A decade after his personal and professional life bottomed out, Steinberg has another Super Bowl MVP client, saw another former client be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and could have yet another first-round draft pick in the spring. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Steinberg's comeback continues with Super Bowl MVP Mahomes

Feb. 13, 2020 5:31 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The real-life "Jerry Maguire" is riding a nice comeback wave. A decade after his personal and professional life bottomed out, agent Leigh Steinberg has another Super Bowl MVP client, saw his 11th former client elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and likely will have two clients taken...