Jimmy Johnson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach and current FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, news that was revealed in a surprise presentation on Sunday.Johnson, 76, was emotional after learning of his inclusion for the special centennial class in much the same manner that Bill Cowher discovered that he was being named for the Hall of Fame a day earlier.Like with Cowher on the CBS pregame show for Saturday’s Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round game, Hall of Fame president David Baker walked onto the FOX set at halftime of Sunday’s NFC divisional round game pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers.Baker then broke the news that Johnson was chosen for enshrinement. Johnson, who also coached four years for the Miami Dolphins, had a tear in his eye upon hearing the news.The 2020 centennial class — which will comprise two coaches, three contributors and 10 senior players picked from 38 total finalists — was chosen by a special “Blue-Ribbon Panel” last Wednesday and will be revealed in full this Wednesday on “Good Morning Football” on NFL Network.The selection of Cowher and Johnson means that fellow coaching finalists Don Coryell, Tom Flores, Mike Holmgren, Buddy Parker, Dan Reeves and Dick Vermeil will not be chosen for enshrinement in this class.

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Kobe Bryant fans petition to change NBA logo to honor Lakers legend

Kobe Bryant fans petition to change NBA logo to honor Lakers legend

Hundreds of thousands of basketball fans are calling on the NBA to update its logo to honor Kobe Bryant following the basketball great’s tragic death. Bryant died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California, on Sunday. The group was flying to Thousand Oaks, California, for…

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios pay tribute to Kobe Bryant during Australian Open

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios pay tribute to Kobe Bryant during Australian Open

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John McEnroe mocks ‘crazy aunt’ Margaret Court on her 50th anniversary celebration

John McEnroe mocks ‘crazy aunt’ Margaret Court on her 50th anniversary celebration

Tennis great John McEnroe has mocked 24-time grand slam winner Margaret Court in a jokey video ridiculing the Australian’s views on homosexuality and same sex marriage. The controversial Court, now a Pentecostal pastor in Western Australia, has likened LGBTQ teaching in schools to the work of “the devil” and previously said tennis is “full of…

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