Friday, July 21, 2017

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees

In this Sept. 1968, file photo, Chicago Bears' halfback Gale Sayers runs with the ball. (AP Photo/File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four ...
Former NFL player Brett Favre, right, and his wife Deanna pose with a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Canton, Ohio.

BY BARRY WILNER CANTON, Ohio (AP) — They came in No. 4 jerseys and wearing cheeseheads. They chanted “Go Pack Go.” It was Lambeau Field transported to Ohio, and only one man could have caused it. Brett Favre, welcome to ...
In this July 12, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, right, laughs with former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. before the "Legends of Candlestick" flag football game in San Francisco. DeBartolo Jr. will be a Class of 2016 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

BY JANIE McCAULEY SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As of one recent count, Edward DeBartolo Jr. had rewritten his Hall of Fame speech some 14 times. After such a long wait to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, alongside the most accomplished ...
In this April 19, 1997, file photo, Orlando Pace, right, holds a St. Louis Rams jersey with NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue after Pace was chosen by the Rams as the first pick in the first round of the NFL draft, in New York

BY R.B. FALLSTROM ST. LOUIS (AP) — Orlando Pace accomplished what he set out to do, becoming one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL. At 6-foot-7, he had the wingspan to ward off pass rushers, at 325 pounds ...
In this Dec. 27, 1976, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who was sidelined in the second half, gestures during the AFC championship NFL football game in Oakland, Calif

BY JOSH DUBOW OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ken Stabler built a Hall of Fame career on moments more than raw numbers. Stabler threw more interceptions than touchdowns, completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes, and posted a quarterback rating ...
This is a 1970 file photo showing Philadelphia Eagles assistant coach Dick Stanfel.

BY NOAH TRISTER DETROIT (AP) — An offensive lineman who played back in the 1950s, Dick Stanfel didn’t have a lot of stats floating around to help his Hall of Fame case. What he had was people like Marv Levy ...
In this Jan. 3, 2016 file photo, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is congratulated on the sideline after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Chicago.

BY ANDREW SELIGMAN LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Forte won’t be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season. The two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday morning that the team informed him this week it ...
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, of Team Irvin, left, Michael Irvin, Pro Bowl legend team captain and Pro Football Hall of Famer, center, and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, of Team Irvin, right, stand with the winning trophy after the NFL Pro Bowl football game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Honolulu.

BY KALANI TAKASE HONOLULU (AP) — With no Super Bowl trip this season for the Seattle Seahawks, their stars came to play — and dominate — at the Pro Bowl. Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team ...
This July 26, 2013, file photo shows Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula spinning a football on his finger during practice at NFL football training camp in Spartanburg, S. Carolina.

BY STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is rooting for the Carolina Panthers to join his 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only undefeated Super Bowl champions. Well, indirectly anyway. Shula is really pulling for ...
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