Philanthropy

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MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open, saying she wasn't ready to compete.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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April 12, 2018 - 2:46 pm
The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. University of Washington psychologist Kristina Olson, 36...
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Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announces a 10-year contract extension with the Charlotte Sports Foundation to continue hosting the ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is making Charlotte, North Carolina the long-term home for its football championship game, keeping it in the Queen City through 2030. "Charlotte remains at the center of our footprint," Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday at a news...
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April 05, 2018 - 4:23 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A spate of deadly drive-by shootings targeting Muslim clerics and preachers has sparked panic and fear in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, prompting some imams to quit and abandon their mosques while dozens have fled the country. The killings have also brought attention to a...
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March 27, 2018 - 5:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter says the team is donating $2 million to support rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico after last year's devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Walter announced the donation to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Infielder-outfielder...
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In this March 18, 2018, photo provided by Pash Pashkow, movie production lawyer Loren Zitomersky, left, runs the Los Angeles Marathon backward as a young runner briefly accompanies him. Zitomersky has embarked on a singular, if odd, quest: At the 2018 Boston Marathon, he'll attempt to break the world record for running the distance backward. Zitomersky is trying to raise money and awareness for a cure for epilepsy. (Pash Pashkow via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles lawyer has embarked on a singular, if odd, quest: At next month's Boston Marathon, he'll attempt to break the world record for running the distance backward. Loren Zitomersky (zit-oh-MUR'-skee) is known on social media as "Backwards Guy." He's trying to raise money and...
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Drag racer Leah Pritchett tightens her helmet before making a pass at the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. Pritchett is pulling triple-duty at Gainesville Raceway by competing in her normal Top Fuel class as well as the Factory Stock Showdown and the Papa John's Charity Challenge. (AP Photo/Mark Long)
March 17, 2018 - 3:41 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leah Pritchett stepped out of her old-school sneakers, slipped into her racing shoes and zipped up her fire suit. She pulled on her helmet and gloves, pounded fists with every crew member, climbed into the cockpit and started tightening safety belts. She's done the routine...
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