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This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover for the December issue of the magazine, featuring Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Texans' J.J. Watt. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, the two were honored by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine’s prestigious Sportsperson of the Year award. (Sports Illustrated via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 12:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On Monday night the two were honored by Sports...
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 1979, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers' Kermit Washington gains control of a loose ball during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Portland, Ore. Washington has pleaded guilty Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, to spending thousands of dollars donated to an African charity he organized on jewelry, vacations and other personal items. Washington was scheduled to go to trial in federal court Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo., but instead pleaded guilty Thursday. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
December 04, 2017 - 5:25 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has pleaded guilty to spending thousands of dollars donated to an African charity he organized on jewelry, vacations and other personal items. Washington, 66, of Las Vegas, played for several NBA teams in the 1970s and 1980s and is best...
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November 28, 2017 - 6:25 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) David King, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (THE CONVERSATION) After Thanksgiving, Americans turn their attention to shopping with Black Friday, Small Business...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. Johnson was chasing a record championship this year, he didn't put his philanthropic efforts on hold. Johnson spent portions of this year's NASCAR season raising money for local schools and donating time and funds to hurricane assistance. He's a finalist for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year, which will be announced Thursday prior to NASCAR's championship weekend. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:34 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson won't win a record eighth championship this year. He could wind up as NASCAR's charitable champion, though. Johnson came up short in his bid to make Sunday's championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he won his seventh title a year ago. As...
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Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee, from left, Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY, Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, and Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., with Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., at top, work on the markup of the GOP's far-reaching tax overhaul, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2017 - 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders decided to move to Las Vegas largely because Clark County, Nevada, agreed to finance a new stadium with $750 million in tax-exempt bonds. Now, that tax exemption could be going away, leaving the county on the hook for even more money. The GOP tax reform bill...
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Minnesota Lynx's Jia Perkins, center, shoots as Los Angeles Sparks' Chelsea Gray defends during the first half of Game 2 in the WNBA basketball finals Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 28, 2017 - 2:21 am
Chelsea Gray was driving to lunch with a Los Angeles Sparks teammate last year when she noticed a large number of homeless children near where she was going to eat. The guard wanted to help them, so she partnered with HavASole , a group that works with at-risk youth and the homeless, and donated...
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August 23, 2017 - 3:13 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and a major Michigan utility's foundation each committed $1 million Wednesday to covering college tuition for Flint high school graduates in the wake of the city's water crisis. The $2 million in combined pledges for a fledgling "Flint Promise"...
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FILE - This April 18, 2012 file photo shows Gavin Maloof, left, and his brother Joe, co owners of the Sacramento Kings watching an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs from their courtside seats in Sacramento, Calif. Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. And if the Maloof brothers are big winners along with Mayweather on Aug. 26, they are giving the proceeds of their whopping wager to charity. The wealthy entrepreneurs and former Sacramento Kings owners revealed their extraordinary bet to The Associated Press on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, two days after they placed the wager at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
August 13, 2017 - 7:51 pm
Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. And if the Maloof brothers are big winners along with Mayweather on Aug. 26, they are giving the proceeds of their whopping wager to charity. The wealthy entrepreneurs and former...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:03 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Furman has received a $1 million gift in support of the football program. The donation was made in the name of former coach and current College Football Playoff member Bobby Johnson. Athletic director Mike Buddie said part of the donation will go toward creating the Bobby...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (Ronald Martinez/Pool Photo via AP)
June 09, 2017 - 1:30 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio artist has created an 8-pound (3-kilogram) bust of NBA star LeBron James — out of lint. Sandy Buffie says she used 30 gallons (113 liters) of lint, 3 gallons (11 liters) of glue and various recycled materials to create the sculpture she's dubbed "LintBron." The lint was...
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