Charity fundraising

August 07, 2017 - 5:40 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor and his Vermont counterpart are talking of facing off in a drag race. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tweeted a challenge to fellow GOP Gov. Phil Scott on Monday, saying that "rumor on the street is that you race cars." Mentioning his most recent racing...
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of Brooklyn Nets, left, and Kemba Walker of Charlotte Hornets pose for a photograph with a local volunteer whilst helping in building a house in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. As part of the NBA Africa Game, and Habitat for Humanity South Africa, 200 volunteers from the NBA players, families and executives help build 10 homes. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
August 04, 2017 - 11:09 am
MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra got on the telephone and apologized for having a raspy voice. He's had a lot to say in Africa. The Miami Heat coach has been part of a sizable group of NBA players, coaches, and executives in Johannesburg this week for a Basketball Without Borders camp for kids, all...
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FC Barcelona's Neymar arrives at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Neymar has arrived at Barcelona's training grounds amid widespread rumors that the Brazil striker could make a record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 03, 2017 - 7:04 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is welcoming the likely arrival of Brazilian soccer star Neymar at Paris-Saint Germain in a record $262 million deal. Macron met with PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi on the sidelines of a charity event Thursday, and told him "congratulations, I...
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FC Barcelona's Neymar arrives at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Neymar has arrived at Barcelona's training grounds amid widespread rumors that the Brazil striker could make a record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 03, 2017 - 6:37 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the expected move of Brazilian soccer star Neymar from Barcelona to PSG (all times local): 12.30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is welcoming the likely arrival of Brazilian soccer star Neymar at Paris-Saint Germain in a record $262 million deal. Macron met with PSG...
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FC Barcelona's Neymar arrives at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Neymar has arrived at Barcelona's training grounds amid widespread rumors that the Brazil striker could make a record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 03, 2017 - 6:27 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is welcoming the likely arrival of Brazilian soccer star Neymar at Paris-Saint Germain in a record $262 million deal. Macron met with PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi on the sidelines of a charity event Thursday, and told him "congratulations, I...
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August 01, 2017 - 2:05 pm
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana attorney fought through headwinds, high waves and exhaustion to become the first person to swim the length of the West's largest freshwater lake and back, a 56-mile feat that took 40 hours. Emily von Jentzen, 34, set off at dawn Saturday from Somers on the northern...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze watches his team warmup before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Oxford, Miss. USA Today reported July 25, 2017, that a charity foundation founded by Freeze is taking a break from fundraising and will reconsider its future days after the coach resigned amid what the school called a "pattern of personal misconduct." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
July 26, 2017 - 11:16 am
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A charity founded by former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is taking a break from fundraising and will reconsider its future after the coach resigned amid what the school called a "pattern of personal misconduct." The Freeze Foundation's stated mission is to "express God's love...
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July 20, 2017 - 12:22 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa athletic department has received a $5 million donation to endow its athletic director position. The school announced Thursday that boosters Henry and Patricia Tippie made the commitment to create Iowa's first endowed position in athletics. The school...
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July 03, 2017 - 7:33 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's hockey marathoners have overcome injuries, illness, fatigue and countless blisters to unofficially set the record for the longest continuous game. It happened shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, when the official time clock mounted in the stands overlooking center ice hit 10...
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Andrew Tokasz puts his feet up to catch a breather as Team White's only substitute as the 11-day hockey marathon entered its seventh day in Buffalo, N.Y., early Thursday, June 29, 2017. Having overcome blisters and lack of sleep, a group of 40 Buffalo hockey players are trying to raise money for cancer research and break the record for longest continuous game. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)
June 29, 2017 - 2:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It was just past 4 a.m. on Thursday when Andrew Tokasz decided it was time to inject some energy into a hockey game that was entering its seventh consecutive day. Shortly after Team White's Kenny Corp scored on a backhander from the slot to cut Team Blue's lead to 1,073-1,058,...
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