News

PHOTOS: Football Hall of Fame inducts 7

PHOTOS: Football Hall of Fame inducts 7

HALL OF FAME: Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug 2, in Canton, Ohio. Photo: Associated Press/David Richard

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed seven new members during induction ceremonies on Saturday. The honorees include former Tampa Bay linebacker Derek Brooks, ex-Giants pass-rushing great Michael Strahan and former Bills pass-catching star Andre Reed. Joining them were offensive tackle Walter Jones, defensive back Aeneas Williams, punter Ray Guy and defensive end Claude Humphrey.

The induction ended a 28-year wait for Humphrey, who split 13 NFL seasons between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. The 70-year-old was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, and set the Falcons franchise record with 94 1/2 sacks. Guy became the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At 64, he was selected for induction in his 23rd year of eligibility.

One of the night’s biggest ovations was reserved for previous Hall inductee Jim Kelly, who was strong enough to attend while he recuperates from chemotherapy and radiation treatments for sinus cancer.

AP981086763385_11

AP822618702590_12

AP863584234354_14

AP950932626619_1

AP663192127700_6

AP815059592592_5

AP549374671923_16

AP608163985000_19

AP236806290544_2

AP289442412641_8

AP517937959590_0

AP191467953829_7

AP192542095081_9

AP134639684830_10

AP187414060216_17

AP58816865573_13

AP105813497757_4

AP134427760786_3

AP35789112379_18

AP46684407365_15

Recent Headlines

in National

Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

mp

Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

in Local

NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

plane

Mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients.

in Local

Pair in string of Ithaca burglaries reach plea deals

Phoenix Lovett

Both were taken to jail and are not eligible for bail.

in Local

Astorino begins last leg of campaign with $1M

Astorino

Republican Rob Astorino has raised another $711,000 for his challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and is entering the final weeks of the campaign

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

royals

A look at some of this week's best moments in sports.