Human welfare

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh wide receiver Tre Tipton (5) goes through drills during an NCAA college football practice, in Pittsburgh. Tre Tipton felt off. Yet the Pittsburgh wide receiver spent years wrestling with his inner demons in silence, assuming it was up to him to sort things out on his own because, well, that's just how things worked. “We have to be the manliest of men,” Tipton said. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
November 04, 2020 - 12:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tre Tipton felt off. Yet the Pittsburgh wide receiver spent years wrestling with his inner demons in silence, assuming it was up to him to sort things out on his own because, well, that's just how things worked. “We have to be the manliest of men,” Tipton said. “From a men’s...
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October 22, 2020 - 2:41 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure's state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press has...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe runs during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain in Harrison, N.J. Rapinoe is among the athletes touting the benefits of CBD for pain management and recovery. CBD products have become big business after the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp a legal agricultural crop. CBD is found in both hemp and marijuana plants. It has been hailed as a health and wellness aid and infused in everything from gummies to lotions. Rapinoe's twin sister Rachael has helped launch a CBD products company called Mendi, which is geared toward athletes. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 09, 2020 - 2:30 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Long before she struck that iconic victory pose to become the face of women’s soccer, Megan Rapinoe endured her share of setbacks to play the game she loves: Notably, a series of knee surgeries stretching back to her college days. She tore her left ACL as a sophomore at the...
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August 20, 2020 - 6:04 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA suspended two more soccer officials in Haiti to widen its investigation Thursday into alleged systematic sexual abuse of young women players. FIFA’s ethics committee judges first extended a 90-day provisional ban of Yves Jean-Bart, the longtime Haiti soccer federation president,...
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Photo credit In this combination photo, from left, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom participates in the "Adventure Capitalists" panel during the CNBC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 3, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Olympic skier Jeret Peterson poses for a photo on Jan. 26, 2010, in Park City, Utah, Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno arrives at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards on July 17, 2014, in Los Angeles and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrives at the ESPYS on July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. Olympians including Phelps, Ohno and Bloom are opening up about their mental health struggles in a documentary "The Weight of Gold," about suicide and depression among the world's greatest athletes, including Peterson, who took his own life in 2011 at age 29, just a year and a half after winning a silver medal. (AP Photo)
August 06, 2020 - 2:13 pm
Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc…
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's practice facility in Philadelphia. The three-time Pro Bowl safety and two-time Super Bowl champion has been on the front lines fighting for social justice and racial equality for years. The latest plans are for the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation to expand its free digital curriculum, Power Pathway Academy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 29, 2020 - 8:15 pm
Malcolm Jenkins is determined to walk his talk. The three-time Pro Bowl safety and two-time Super Bowl champion has been on the front lines fighting for social justice and racial equality for years. He backs it up with action. The latest plans are for the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation to expand its...
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In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo Nike logos adorn the gloves of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Cleveland. Nike, the NFL and other businesses are giving their employees a paid day off on Juneteenth for the first time, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a note Friday, June 12, 2020 that its offices would be closed June 19. (AP Photo/David Richard, file)
June 12, 2020 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike, the NFL and other businesses will give their employees a day off for Juneteenth for the first time this year, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. Juneteenth commemorates...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. The NFL, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday, June 11, 2020, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 12, 2020 - 4:47 pm
The NFL plans to recognize Juneteenth as a league holiday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement to league employees on Friday in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. The NFL, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday, June 11, 2020, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 11, 2020 - 7:52 pm
The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, former Cincinnati Bengals player Anthony Munoz speaks during the NFL PLAY 60 event in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will have three members livestream a session Friday, May 22, 2020, with Ohio youngsters as part of its Strong Youth Strong Community program. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 22, 2020 - 1:52 am
It doesn’t matter how the message is conveyed as long as it is communicated. So the Pro Football Hall of Fame will have three members livestream a session Friday with Ohio youngsters as part of its Strong Youth Strong Community program. Anthony Munoz, Aeneas Williams and Darrell Green, plus Ohio...
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