Disaster planning and response

Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, left, reaches out to congratulate center Nathan MacKinnon as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 29, 2017 - 12:49 am
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche limped off the ice after a rough loss in Las Vegas the previous night. Instead of sulking, they delivered a dominant performance 24 hours later. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist as the Avalanche bounced back to beat the...
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In this Oct. 25, 2017 photo, Paul Daulong talks about how the Astros' trip to the World Series has helped him and his family focus on something positive as they continue rebuilding their Houston home after it was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Daulong says he believes he and others who are recovering after Harvey will follow the example of the Astros, who went through their own recent rebuilding process after several losing seasons, and "be back on top too." (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
October 26, 2017 - 9:56 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Paul Daulong hopes the Houston Astros jersey his daughter gave him after Hurricane Harvey's flooding devastated the family's home will be a good luck charm as his beloved baseball team tries to win its first World Series. So far, it seems to be working. Daulong started wearing the...
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October 26, 2017 - 9:04 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is returning to Clemson for a charity exhibition game to help hurricane relief efforts. Barnes coached the Tigers from 1994-98, leading them to three NCAA Tournament appearances in four seasons. He will bring the Vols to Littlejohn Coliseum on Nov. 5...
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Winner Justin Thomas of the United States poses with his trophy after winning the CJ Cup golf tournament at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 11:16 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The fall schedule didn't work out the way Matt Kuchar imagined. Kuchar signed up for three straight tournaments overseas, starting with a working vacation with his family in Japan for the Bridgestone Open, followed by the HSBC Champions and then the Turkish Airlines Open. He made it...
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October 23, 2017 - 4:53 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will host a four-team men's basketball exhibition on Nov. 5 to raise money for the state's disaster relief fund. In a release Monday, UNC said instate programs East Carolina, UNC Greensboro and UNC Wilmington would participate in a "jamboree." Each school...
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October 23, 2017 - 11:46 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and Virginia Tech will play an exhibition contest next month and funds raised from the game will go to hurricane relief efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas. The game, "Hoops 4 Hurricane Relief," will take place Nov. 5 at Colonial Life Arena. Tickets will...
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Missouri forward Jontay Porter (11) is stripped of the ball by Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) and guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) during the second half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Kansas defeated Missouri 93-87. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
October 22, 2017 - 8:06 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri finally got back together on the basketball court, teaming to raise money for hurricane relief in a "Showdown for Relief" exhibition. Devonte' Graham scored 25 points in the Jayhawks' 93-87 victory. The last time Kansas and Missouri met in basketball,...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:06 pm
The NCAA says at least two dozen Division I basketball programs are taking advantage of a waiver that allows teams to play an extra exhibition game if the proceeds go to disaster relief. NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn told The Associated Press via email that the governing body is aware of 24...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova plays a return during the first round match against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Sharapova returned in April from a 15-month doping ban and won her first title of the season last week in Tianjin, China. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 18, 2017 - 3:39 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Monica Puig will head to Puerto Rico next week to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, and Puig, who won Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal in any sport at the Rio de Janeiro Games last...
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October 17, 2017 - 5:30 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and Providence will play an exhibition game next week to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The schools say the NCAA has granted a waiver to allow the extra exhibition game next Wednesday, provided the proceeds are donated to hurricane relief. The game will be...
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