Charity fundraising

March 08, 2018 - 10:57 am
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-PITTSBURGH-STALLINGS AP source: Pitt fires coach Kevin Stallings PITTSBURGH (AP) — The worst season in Pittsburgh basketball history has cost head coach Kevin Stallings his job. A person with direct knowledge of the situations said Stallings was let go by the university on...
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March 08, 2018 - 9:19 am
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Organizers of a fundraiser for an Ohio high school say someone stole a jersey worn by Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Knight. The Independent in Massillon reports the jersey was reported missing during a fundraiser for the Fairless High School baseball team at a Massillon...
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Polo players behind mahouts sit astride each elephants as they vie for the ball during the King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 8, 2018. The annual elephant polo charity event raises funds for projects that better the lives of Thailand's wild and domesticated elephant population. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 08, 2018 - 8:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The action was hot and heavy — especially heavy — as competition began Thursday in Thailand's King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament, a quirky charity event whose proceeds benefit the beasts who are the games' stars. The game deviates from standard polo in several aspects, aside from...
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Luke List tees off on the fifth hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 27, 2018 - 3:30 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Emma Talley has never been to Puerto Rico and probably couldn't name any of winners in 10 years of the Puerto Rico Open. But she's aware of the plight of Puerto Ricans still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, and the LPGA Tour rookie jumped at the chance to help...
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Michigan State's Miles Bridges, right, shoots over Wisconsin's Ethan Happ during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
February 26, 2018 - 7:15 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State says its compliance office discovered that Miles Bridges' family had dinner with an agent last winter without his knowledge, committing an NCAA violation. The school says the finding Friday made Bridges ineligible, leading it to apply for reinstatement,...
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February 08, 2018 - 4:42 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Brent Venables has become the second assistant college football coach to reach the $2 million plateau. School trustees approved a $300,000 raise for the Tigers' defensive coordinator on Thursday. It was part of more than $700,000 in raises given Clemson's assistants...
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File - In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Blackstone Group chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, in New York. Schwarzman, CEO of private equity firm Blackstone, with an estimated net worth of $13 billion and serves as economic consultant to Trump, donated $10 million to the Israel's National Library. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An American billionaire and confidant of President Donald Trump is making a major donation to Israel's National Library. Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of private equity firm Blackstone, says the $10 million donation is his first in Israel. The donation will fund classrooms...
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Jennifer Lopez performs at the Directv Super Saturday Night at The Armory on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
February 04, 2018 - 3:17 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis. Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert at Nomadic Live at The...
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February 03, 2018 - 12:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of Texas basketball star Andrew Jones says he is making "positive strides" in his leukemia treatment. The sophomore guard was diagnosed in January and is at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The family says in a statement Saturday that...
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February 01, 2018 - 1:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The tiny Kansas hometown of a legendary former women's basketball player who set college scoring records is raising money to help its favorite daughter fight a rare form of cancer. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the farming town of Claflin, Kansas, is helping raise...
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