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 Sports

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal with Patrick Kane during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Chicago. The Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contract extensions with captain JonathanToews and star forward Patrick Kane. General manager Stan Bowman said all along that the extensions were his biggest offseason priority, and the team announced the megadeals Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Antoine Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second overtime

in Local Sports

Squalicum baseball squad wins regional, off to Yakima next

Sqaulicum Storm win Regional

Squalicum will move on to the state semi-finals May 29th at County Stadium in Yakima vs. either East Valley of Yakima or Selah.

in Local Sports

WWU posts four top five finishes on final day at NCAA II Nationals

WWU Steen podium nationals 2015

Hirst second, Donigian and Steen third and Reichert fifth

in Sports

Hawks’ G Korver out for the playoffs with sprained ankle

Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova (8), from Australia, is chased by Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Cleveland.

The Hawks announced Saturday that Korver has a severe high right ankle sprain. A foot and ankle specialist will determine the best course of treatment, but he definitely won't play again in the postseason.