Philanthropy

FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team. The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion. Eagles center Jason Kelce will play baritone saxophone with the orchestra Tuesday, July 24, 2018, to benefit the team's autism challenge. (AP Photo/File)
July 24, 2018 - 9:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion. Eagles center Jason Kelce will play baritone saxophone with the orchestra Tuesday to benefit the team's autism challenge. The music will accompany the team's highlights from NFL Films. In the offseason, Kelce played...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Rebecca Maine was a heroin addict as a teenager. At times, she didn't see living very long as a viable option. Now, Maine is a student at the Penn State campus in DuBois and has Olympic aspirations as a boxer. Considering how far she has come since first trying heroin at age 16 to "going on to...
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James Hinchcliffe passes in front of Princes' Gate during the first practice session for the Toronto Indy IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Friday July 13, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 5:16 pm
TORONTO (AP) — It has been nearly 10 years since Paul Godfrey brokered a deal to secure $2 million in provincial and municipal subsidies to help bring Toronto's IndyCar race back from the dead. Fans, however, have been lukewarm about the race since it returned to the city in 2009 after a one-year...
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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 in Portland, Ore. Washington was sentenced Monday, July 9, 2018, in Kansas city, Mo., to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
July 10, 2018 - 10:10 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 7, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz runs a drill during an organized team activity at the NFL football team's practice facility, in Philadelphia. Wentz was having an MVP season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory. His friendship with Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles appears without the strain seen in other famed NFL tandems. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 13, 2018 - 6:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline, where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory. Wentz has a mission to return for Week 1 and is already ahead of schedule after being cleared...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is shown at the Buffalo Bills NFL football rookie minicamp, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Kelly says he's going to receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer. Kelly says cable network officials informed him about 10 days ago that he will receive the honor at the ESPY Awards next month. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
June 04, 2018 - 3:31 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer. ESPN officially announced the honor Monday, a few hours after Kelly first revealed the news while...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve applauds here team during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop The Associated Press WNBA poll. The Lynx received nine first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Thursday, May 17, 2018. ( (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
May 17, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that support women and girls. The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased to select games during the season to one of six groups as part of the "Take a Seat, Take a Stand" campaign. All...
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In a photo provided by HBO date not provided, Serena Williams holds her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanion Jr., in a scene from the HBO's "Being Serena," a five-part documentary series. The series airs Wednesday nights, starting this week. (HBO via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 9:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open, saying she wasn't ready to compete. Tournament organizers say Williams withdrew because she needs more time to train before returning to action. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, returned to the tour in Indian Wells...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research. "It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said. "I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing...
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