Charity fundraising

September 14, 2017 - 12:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, and the disparate groups are trying to decide on priorities while some storm victims still await help. Distrust of large...
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September 13, 2017 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was raised Tuesday and donations are still being accepted. With Stevie Wonder singing "Lean on Me" and...
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August 29, 2017 - 8:39 pm
TENNIS-US OPEN Defending champ Kerber knocked out of US Open NEW YORK (AP) — The men's bracket at the U.S. Open was ravaged by injuries before the tournament began. The women's bracket is becoming decimated by upsets as sixth seed Angelique Kerber has followed No. 2 Simona Halep (HA'-lehp) out the...
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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, left, and right fielder Jay Bruce celebrate after the Indians defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 29, 2017 - 7:41 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder and Texas native Jay Bruce has pledged to donate up to $100,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The team is accepting donations through Cleveland Indians Charities until Sept. 10 with all the money going to nonprofit organizations in Southeast...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Cougars could have played their football game at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Instead they chose to postpone it, deciding there were things much more important than football this week with Houston besieged by catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. "We felt like it...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 6:18 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Cougars could have played their football game at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Instead they chose to postpone it, deciding there were things much more important than football this week with Houston besieged by catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. "We felt like it...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 28, 2017 - 12:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on how Hurricane Harvey has affected sports in and around Houston (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The Houston Texans and owner Bob McNair are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. The team announced the donation on Monday as the...
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A sign points to Sachem East High School in Farmingville, N.Y. where police say log fell on a teenage football player's head, killing him, Thursday Aug. 10, 2017. Joshua Mileto, 16, was participating in a pre-season drill with a group of high school football players, carrying a large log overhead for a workout, when the wood fell on his head. The 11th-grader was taken from the school to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
August 11, 2017 - 12:39 pm
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A fundraising effort for the family of a Long Island high school football player killed in a pre-season training accident is getting an overwhelming community response. Joshua Mileto was killed Thursday when a log he and other teammates at Sachem (SAY'-chehm) East High...
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August 07, 2017 - 7:56 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor and his Vermont counterpart are talking about facing off on the race track. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tweeted a challenge to fellow GOP Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont on Monday, saying that "rumor on the street is that you race cars." Mentioning his...
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August 07, 2017 - 6:34 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor and his Vermont counterpart are talking about facing off on the race track. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tweeted a challenge to fellow GOP Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont on Monday, saying that "rumor on the street is that you race cars." Mentioning his...
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