Celebrity causes

May 10, 2018 - 1:03 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ex-player Joel Wilkinson has accused the Australian Football League of racism and said he plans to lodge a claim with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Wilkinson, who was born in Sydney and is of Nigerian descent, played 26 matches in the top-flight national league...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, file photo Leah Still is carried off the field by her grandmother following a ceremony during the first half of an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns in Cincinnati. Devon Still retired from football and started his second career, trying to help families cope with childhood cancer. He's using lessons learned through his experience with 7-year-old daughter Leah, who became a national story during her recovery from the disease. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
May 04, 2018 - 2:46 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still describes his daughter as "your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old." Nothing's typical about Leah Still , who faced long odds against reaching that eighth birthday. Or about her father, a former NFL defensive lineman who retired after last season and has immersed himself...
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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MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open, saying she wasn't ready to compete.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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Former NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 from Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty, right, in Amsterdam, Saturday April 21, 2018. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when refusing to stand for the national anthem, instead he knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 21, 2018 - 1:33 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job. Onetime San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife, Chandra, and daughters Lydia and Genevieve, standing, after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Every bit the hands-on father in a working family, Johnson is the first one up each day and is in full dad mode before Lydia, his 4-year-old, springs out of bed, like her Daddy. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's alarm clock beeps at 4:30 a.m. His wife and two daughters are still sleeping. So are his fellow NASCAR drivers. Johnson quietly slips out for a workout, the first of two on a typical day. Two hours later, he's in his kitchen, whipping up breakfast that will...
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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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Kyle Busch celebrates after winning during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Monday, April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 16, 2018 - 5:43 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls. Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday to win his second straight Cup Series race, culminating a rain-delayed weekend when temperatures dipped into the high 30s. Busch...
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Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor visits his former grammar school, Villa Marina Elementary School, to lead a special baseball clinic for approximately 250 students in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Monday, April 16, 2018. Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins will meet in a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have donated $37,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In September, the team decided to donate a playoff share to relief efforts on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria and where large areas remain without power. The...
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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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March 26, 2018 - 8:07 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian rugby stars Ian Roberts and Peter FitzSimons and former NFL player Colin Scotts have agreed to donate their brains to a new Global Brain Bank so they can be examined for signs of traumatic injury. The international research network will work with the Boston-based Concussion...
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