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AP AP sports sports I'm I'm Geffen Geffen cooled cooled off off a a trio trio of of new new faces faces highlight highlight the the candidates candidates for for the the pro pro football football hall hall of of fame's fame's class class of of two two thousand thousand twenty twenty two two AP AP correspondent correspondent Ben Ben Thomas Thomas reports reports the the markets markets where where Andre Andre Johnson Johnson and and Devin Devin Hester Hester all all make make the the list list in in their their first first year year of of eligibility eligibility Hester Hester is is a a rare rare finalists finalists who who made made his his mark mark mostly mostly on on special special teams teams perhaps perhaps remembered remembered best best for for opening opening the the two two thousand thousand seven seven Super Super Bowl Bowl with with a a ninety ninety two two yard yard kickoff kickoff return return for for Chicago Chicago touchdown touchdown in in other other NFL NFL news news Steelers Steelers quarterback quarterback Ben Ben Roethlisberger Roethlisberger hinted hinted that that Monday Monday night's night's matchup matchup with with Cleveland Cleveland could could be be his his last last home home game game with with Pittsburgh Pittsburgh looking looking at at the the bigger bigger picture picture I I would would say say that that all all signs signs are are pointing pointing this this this this could could be be it it in in the the NBA NBA the the seventy seventy Sixers Sixers spoiled spoiled Kevin Kevin Durant's Durant's return return by by beating beating them them that's that's one one ten ten to to one one oh oh two two in in Brooklyn Brooklyn here's here's correspondent correspondent Bruce Bruce Morton Morton but but we we took took the the lead lead for for good good with with three three fourteen fourteen to to go go on on an an and and one one from from Joel Joel Embiid Embiid who who finished finished with with a a game game high high thirty thirty four four that that was was good good enough enough to to overcome overcome thirty thirty three three from from Kevin Kevin Durant Durant and and James James harden harden Yanis Yanis identical identical poll poll led led Milwaukee Milwaukee with with thirty thirty three three points points in in the the box box fifth fifth straight straight win win one one thirty thirty six six to to one one eighteen eighteen over over the the magic magic Bradley Bradley Beal Beal had had twenty twenty nine nine points points and and ten ten assists assists in in his his return return from from covert covert protocols protocols in in the the wizard wizard one one ten ten ninety ninety three three win win over over Cleveland Cleveland in in the the NHL NHL Anthony Anthony Duclair Duclair had had two two goals goals and and an an assist assist in in eight eight different different Panthers Panthers scored scored in in Florida's Florida's ninety ninety three three route route of of the the NHL NHL leading leading lightning lightning other other winners winners included included the the blue blue jackets jackets hurricanes hurricanes flames flames islanders islanders sharks sharks and and conducts conducts college college football football bowl bowl action action in in the the peach peach bowl bowl number number ten ten Michigan Michigan state state triumphed triumphed over over number number twelve twelve Pittsburgh Pittsburgh thirty thirty one one to to twenty twenty one one behind behind Payton Payton Thorne's Thorne's three three hundred hundred fifty fifty four four passing passing yards yards and and three three touchdowns touchdowns we we were were able able to to string string some some stuff stuff together together and and you you know know take take advantage advantage of of the the there there is is a a we we thought thought we we were were gonna gonna be be able able to to in in the the music music city city bowl bowl Mitchell Mitchell Finneran Finneran thirty thirty nine nine yard yard field field goal goal lifted lifted Purdue Purdue over over Tennessee Tennessee in in a a forty forty eight eight forty forty five five overtime overtime thriller thriller South South Carolina Carolina defeated defeated North North Carolina Carolina thirty thirty eight eight to to twenty twenty one one in in the the mail mail bowl bowl in in Wisconsin Wisconsin beat beat Arizona Arizona state state twenty twenty to to thirteen thirteen in in the the Las Las Vegas Vegas bowl bowl given given Coolbaugh Coolbaugh AP AP sports sports

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