NFL's Hall of Fame Game cancelled

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday night that the Hall of Fame Game, scheduled for August 7 between the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams, has been cancelled.

The move was made just as the owners voted on a tentative deal to end the lockout. Players must still vote to ratify the proposed agreement.

Goodell said the ceremonies for the Hall of Fame will go on as scheduled August 6.

"There's an urgency to this," Goodell said. "We want to have a full 2011 season. That includes the four preseason games and we're up against the wall. I think that's indicated by the unfortunate cancellation of the Hall of Fame Game." 


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