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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...

Finalists announced in Ohio APME newspaper contest

Feb. 14, 2020 1:25 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors' 2019 newspaper contest. The awards in actual order of finish — first, second and third places — will be announced at the Ohio APME annual awards banquet May 9 in Columbus. The General Excellence,...

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...

FILE - In this undated file photo shows Willie Wood of the Green Bay Packers. Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Wood, captain of the 1959 USC football team who played in the first 2 Super Bowls, died today, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 of natural causes in Washington, D.C.  He was 83.  (AP Photo/File)

Willie Wood, Packers great and Hall of Fame DB, dies at 83

Feb. 3, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Wood, the Hall of Fame defensive back who won five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince Lombardi and made the first interception in Super Bowl history, died Monday. He was 83. Wood died of natural causes in Washington, according to Robert Schmidt, his...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu watches from the bench in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Brownsin Cleveland. First-time eligibles Reggie Wayne and Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's modern-day 2020 class. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Safeties first: Polamalu, Atwater heading to Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2020 7:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — He grew his hair so long, it flowed out of his helmet and obscured the name on the back of his jersey. Didn't matter. Everyone knew where to find Troy Polamalu on Sundays. The Steelers great earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with another hard-hitting safety, Steve Atwater...

Edgerrin James, Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Steve Hutchinson and Troy Polamalu elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2020 5:49 PM EST
MIAMI (AP) — Edgerrin James, Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Steve Hutchinson and Troy Polamalu elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Tony Stewart talks about his career as a driver and team owner during the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Tony Stewart seizes spotlight on night of celebrating Smoke

Feb. 1, 2020 3:19 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For one of the first times in his life, Tony Stewart showed up overdressed. Smoke wore a tuxedo to his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the blue honorary jacket is just a regular sport coat, not flashy enough to match the rest of Stewart's outfit. The mismatch didn't...

Son of Randy Moss: Committing to Maine football

Feb. 1, 2020 2:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The youngest son of NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss has announced plans to attend the University of Maine. Montigo Moss announced Thursday on Twitter that he will play football for the Black Bears, Bangor Daily News reported. Randy Moss played in the NFL for 14 seasons and...

NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Tony Stewart poses for pictures prior to the induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Stewart headlines celebratory night for Joe Gibbs Racing

Jan. 31, 2020 10:37 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, the throwback, blue-collar “People's Champion” of NASCAR, is once again the headline act. Stewart was one of five inductees Friday night into the 11th class of NASCAR's Hall of Fame — a group that is essentially a celebration of Joe Gibbs Racing....