Celebrity causes

Pittsburgh Steelers' Justin Thomas (18) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Jeremy Reaves (41) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 09, 2018 - 11:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Malcolm Jenkins went back to raising his fist during the national anthem and Chris Long again put his arm around him as the teammates continue trying to raise awareness about racial inequality, social injustices and systematic oppression. Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014, file photo, former running back Jim Brown stands on the field during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. Brown says he would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his NFL career and became a social activist in retirement, said Tuesday night, Aug. 7. 2018, that he respects players’ rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
August 07, 2018 - 9:55 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in...
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August 07, 2018 - 2:49 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker and World Golf Hall of Famer Beth Daniel were named honorary chairs of next year's U.S. Women's Open at the Country Club of Charleston. The tournament will take place from May 30-June 2. Rucker and Daniel are both Charleston natives. Rucker...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 05, 2018 - 1:01 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2011, file photo, Andre Agassi, center, following the announcement he would be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, speaks at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas. With the 2018 launch of a public school in Akron, Ohio, built in a partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron City Schools, the NBA basketball star has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers in the U.S. and abroad. At left is Mark Stenning, chief executive of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; at right is Christopher E. Clouser, chairman of the hall. (Jessica Ebelhar/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 7:58 pm
With the launch of a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers. The NBA star, who recently left the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, was on hand Monday to...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, Jarrod Lyle, of Australia, reacts after missing a putt on the 17th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament in Avondale, La. Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family has announced. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
July 31, 2018 - 11:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday. The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed...
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Kurt Busch walks out from the garage area after practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 28, 2018 - 5:19 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch found another sport that suits him: The former NASCAR champion traveled to England to watch his wife play polo with a prince. The 2004 NASCAR Cup champ hit the sights in London and cheered on wife Ashley during a charity polo match with Prince Harry. Ashley Busch is...
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July 15, 2018 - 7:56 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday. Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time...
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July 14, 2018 - 7:45 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held off a charge from three-time defending champion Mark Mulder to maintain a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Mulder began the day nine...
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July 12, 2018 - 10:26 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has donated $10,000 to help the family of a Wisconsin firefighter killed in an explosion. A natural gas leak in downtown Sun Prairie led to an explosion Tuesday evening that claimed the life of Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr...
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