Philanthropy

May 25, 2020 - 5:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity" attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, runners take part in the New York City Marathon in New York. Non-profit organizations across the country are scrambling to keep their causes front of mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing measures brought on by the coronavirus have forced non-profits that use participatory events like charity walks and runs as fundraisers are getting creative. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
May 25, 2020 - 2:02 pm
It wasn't exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind. The 27-year-old had envisioned something more tropical when she signed up to participate in her second “Run Across Haiti,” an ambitious eight-day, 200-mile tour of the impoverished Caribbean nation sponsored by the nonprofit organization...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, the Walk to End Alzheimer's makes its way through a park in Terre Haute, Ind. The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's. (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP, File)
May 25, 2020 - 1:18 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's. There is, however, room to evolve. When the Arthritis Foundation’s Pittsburgh chapter...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez celebrates after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Martinez says the World Series champs will raise their banner and present their rings at their stadium with fans in attendance -- no matter how or when or if the 2020 season starts. Like his general manager, Mike Rizzo, Martinez is optimistic there will be a major league season this year and has been mapping out what a second spring training camp might look like. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
May 23, 2020 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed their plans for their virtual World Series ring ceremony after players decided they would rather wait until they could reunite in person to receive their new jewelry. The Nationals had announced they were going to give out the rings during a...
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AP Sports
May 19, 2020 - 6:10 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A university in South Carolina announced that it is shutting down the men's varsity lacrosse team and the varsity baseball team in response to financial hardships caused by the cornavirus pandemic. Furman University in Greenville announced the sports cuts Monday along with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 17, 2020 - 7:29 pm
Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a Skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who had not won a skin since the sixth hole, had a chance to win the final six skins...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, cars line up at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Nobody can say with precise certainty how many coronavirus tests that the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball would need before those leagues can resume playing games. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 13, 2020 - 4:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is willing to be a restart site for professional sports leagues, just like Arizona, when play resumes following shutdowns caused by the new coronavirus. “One thing I am going to do, probably this week, is all professional sports are welcome here for practicing and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020 file photo NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Miami. The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Goodell and obtained Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first phase would involve a limited number of non-player personnel, initially 50 percent of the non-player employees (up to a total of 75) on any single day, being approved to be at the facility. But state or local regulations could require a lower number. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)
May 12, 2020 - 1:53 pm
The NFL has awarded two new grants and renewed seven others through its social justice platform Inspire Change. The new honorees are Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO, Inc.) and Success For All. Both organizations will use the funding for educational advancement. CLEO, Inc., focuses on...
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In this 2011 photo provided by David Cotillo, his son Chris Cotillo, left, poses with former Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell during an autograph session in Boston. Chris Cotillo, a Red Sox beat writer for MassLive.com in 2020, raised tens of thousands of dollars by selling autographed baseball memorabilia he had collected as a teen and that others donated for the auction. (David Cotillo via AP)
May 12, 2020 - 11:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — As a Boston Red Sox beat writer, Chris Cotillo found himself with a lot of spare time after the baseball season was suspended, and a nagging desire to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. He didn’t have any medical training or a secret stash of N95 masks. What he did have...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner, left, celebrates with teammate Ian Happ after Happ hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona. That's how “The Compound” was born. (AP Photo/Scott Kane, File)
May 11, 2020 - 9:16 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing again, but the factory that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville...
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