Celebrity causes

November 18, 2019 - 5:09 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the pre-race ceremonies for the third consecutive year. Earnhardt made the announcement on his podcast Monday, one day after the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami...
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The car of Williams driver Robert Kubica of Poland is removed from the track after crashing during the qualifying session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 10:25 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One is a global series with a large carbon footprint. Teams, drivers and fans fly to 21 races around the world, hauling tons of equipment. The cars use up and discard hundreds of tires during the season. And despite using hybrid engines, the series this year increased the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2010, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a media conference at the New Orleans Saints training facility in Metairie, La. There's Spygate and deflated footballs, a bullying incident and a bounties case. Those are just a few of the biggest scandals that have plagued the NFL just in the past 15 years, excluding all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
September 06, 2019 - 12:11 pm
There's Spygate and Deflategate, bullying and bounties. Those are just a few of the NFL's biggest scandals in just the past 15 years. And that's not taking into account all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. The most divisive of all — Colin Kaepernick's protest for social...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting (26) grabs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
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August 19, 2019 - 7:17 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on...
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FILE - This is a Nov. 11, 2018, file photo showing NASCAR driver Matt DiBenedetto in Avondale, Ariz. DiBenedetto says he was told by Leavine Family Racing that he will not be back for a second season with the team in 2020. DiBenedetto is a career-best 23rd in the points standings. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
August 18, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — When his sponsorship dried up early last season, Matt DiBenedetto took the unique step of making a social media video asking for funding ideas. Denny Hamlin was among those who saw the clip and then donated $5,000 to his fellow competitor. The gesture brought more attention to...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba, right, challenges Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 11, 2019 - 4:03 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United started its Premier League campaign with a morale-boosting 4-0 win over old rival Chelsea with the world's most expensive defender Harry Maguire impressing on his debut for the hosts. Maguire, who completed his 80 million pound ($97 million) transfer...
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August 07, 2019 - 7:38 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players. Receiver Kenny Stills' comments Wednesday followed a report by the Washington Post that Ross plans to host a fundraiser for the president...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, Sister Marie Jose De La Rosa, from New Jersey, chats with Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Most NFL players don’t have the kind of offseason adventures of Josh Norman, who flew with the Blue Angels, visited and donated to an immigrant detention center in Texas and jumped over a bull while running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:02 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman flipped the switch from a whirlwind offseason to a "see ball, get ball" approach at training camp. That's way different from Norman's "see bull, jump over bull" summer. Unwilling to sacrifice outside interests and eager to make a difference off the football field,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Former NFL player Brian Dawkins delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Brian Dawkins is tackling mental health issues the same aggressive way he took on anyone who dared cross the middle during his Hall of Fame career as a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos. Since revealing he suffered from depression and had suicidal thoughts early in his playing career, Dawkins has been on a mission to spread awareness. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 20, 2019 - 12:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Dawkins is tackling mental health issues the same aggressive way he took on anyone who dared cross the middle during his Hall of Fame career as a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos. Since revealing he suffered from depression and had suicidal thoughts...
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May 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw...
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