Celebrity causes

May 25, 2020 - 5:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity" attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 14, 2020 - 3:29 pm
Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play another round of golf until four days ago, the start of a crash course for his return to playing before a television audience. He also owes it to his partner, Rory McIlroy, to practice. They play against Rickie Fowler and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, actress Tina Fey attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Museum Gala in New York. Fey says more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 during a virtual telethon. A tearful Fey said “Thank you, thank you" in reaching the dollar amount as host of the Rise Up New York! event Monday, May 11, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2020 - 11:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey shed tears after announcing that more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 during a virtual telethon. “Thank you, thank you,” said a tearful Fey, the host of the Rise Up New York! event Monday evening. The Emmy-winning actress...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2000, file photo, Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole on his way to winning the 100th U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. Golf Channel is airing a one-hour special on May 24 of Woods winning all four majors in a span of 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 12, 2020 - 6:49 pm
Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit called “Tiger Slam.” But it wasn't going to wait until November. The timing turned out to be even better. The one-hour special, which chronicles Woods winning all four...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson share a laugh on the 11th tee box while playing a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday, May 7, 2020, for “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a televised match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tom Brady. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
May 07, 2020 - 4:31 pm
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday for “The Match:...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson left, and Rory McIlroy shake hands on 16th green at the end of a fourball match on the opening day of the 42nd Ryder Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France. Johnson and McIlroy headline a $3 million charity match for COVID-19 relief that will mark the first live golf on television since the pandemic shut down sports worldwide. The May 17 match will be played at Seminole Golf Club in South Florida. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 04, 2020 - 2:01 pm
Live golf returns to television in just under two weeks with a $3 million charity skins match for COVID-19 relief that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and the broadcast debut of fabled Seminole Golf Club. McIlroy and Johnson, both major champions who have reached No. 1 in the world, will face...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013, file photo, Boston College goalie Parker Milner makes a save against Harvard during the second period of the opening round of the Beanpot college hockey tournament in Boston. ECHL players, fans and executives are getting creative in trying to raise money to make up for paychecks lost when the rest of the season was canceled. South Carolina goaltender Parker Milner hopes a quarantine concert brings awareness to the situation as well as some extra funds. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 17, 2020 - 3:21 pm
More than a month after the ECHL canceled the rest of its season, minor league hockey players are still hoping to get some financial help. A relief fund set up by the league and Professional Hockey Players Association has $270,000 so far, about a third of the total goal. PHPA executive director...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 16, 2020 - 7:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. The...
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FILE - In this 1952 file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson poses. Forced from the field by the new coronavirus, Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson online. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with the 73rd anniversary Wednesday, April 15, 2020, of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier. (AP Photo/File)
April 15, 2020 - 7:26 pm
Houston manager Dusty Baker celebrated Jackie Robinson’s legacy on the 73rd anniversary of the fall of the major league color barrier and lamented the lack of African Americans in today’s game. “It’s frustrating because we’ve talked about it forever ... but it seems like the numbers are dwindling...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, musician Meek Mill, right, speaks about his incarceration along with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin at the launch of REFORM Alliance in New York. With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need. The “All In Challenge” was started by Rubin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment have answered the call, including Meek Mill. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 15, 2020 - 6:22 pm
With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need. The “All In Challenge” was started by...
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