McGrady, Lobo, Self, McGraw headline Hall of Fame

Tracy McGrady raises his fists as he takes the stage for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA scoring champion who played for seven NBA teams in his 16-season pro career. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Tracy McGrady says his wife, Clerenda, has been trying to get him to say that he deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

NHL names ex-enforcer Parros to run player safety

FILE - This is a Feb. 9, 2013, file photo showing Florida Panthers right wing George Parros during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, in Washington. The NHL has tabbed former enforcer George Parros to run its department of player safety. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Parros’ appointment to senior vice president of player safety on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — George Parros, the bushy-mustachioed Princeton man who spent almost a decade as an NHL enforcer, is now in charge of the league’s player safety department.

Washington returns home to host FCS power Montana

Washington quarterback Jake Browning (3) looks to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

SEATTLE (AP) — Bob Stitt is regarded as one of the more innovative offensive minds in college football, honing his craft for years at the small-college level before making the jump to Montana and the FCS level before the 2015 season.

Blough leads Purdue past Ohio 44-21

Purdue's Tario Fuller, right, celebrates with Bearozz Yacobi after his touchdown against Ohio during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in West Lafayette, Ind. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — When Jeff Brohm left Western Kentucky for a struggling Purdue program, he promised to bring an entertaining, high-scoring offense to a Boilermaker team that was 9-39 during the past four seasons.

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