Baker will begin his duties on as the Hall of Fame's sixth president in its 50-year history. He replaces Stephen A. Perry, who announced in September that he planned to retire.
--The NFL gave the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals a 24-hour extension on Thursday to sell the remaining tickets for weekend wild-card playoff games or face a local and online television blackout.
The teams have until Friday afternoon to sell approximately 3,000 tickets. The Colts play the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday and the Bengals face the San Diego Chargers on Sunday in the AFC. The Packers entertain the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC game on Sunday.
The last playoff blackout came 12 years ago for a Miami Dolphins home game against the Baltimore Ravens.
--New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride announced his retirement on Thursday after nearly 40 years in coaching.
The 62-year-old Gilbride spent the past 10 years with the Giants on coach Tom Coughlin's staff and 39 years overall in the NFL with the Houston Oilers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers.