• FILE -- In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Mary Saylor, left, sells a $5 raffle ticket to Erica and Jerry Oie prior to the Texas Rangers-Minnesota Twins baseball game, in Minneapolis. As hight-stakes charity raffles gain popularity at sports venues across the nation, California clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers to authorize 50-50 raffles in California.  Critics call it an unfair exemption that favors franchise owners over food banks, PTAs and churches. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,file)

    Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams.

  • Philadelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League — the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group.

  • In this Jan. 16, 1954, file photo, Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp talks to players, from left, Cliff Hagan, Lou Tsioropoulos and Frank Ramsey (30) in Lexington, Ky. Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten `53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84. Tsioropoulos' nephew, Michael Johnson, said Wednesday night, Aug. 26, 2015, that his uncle died Saturday in Louisville, Ky., of natural causes. A memorial service was held there Wednesday. He would have turned 85 on Monday. (AP Photo/John Wyatt, File)

    Former Kentucky standout Lou Tsioropoulos dies at 84

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky’s 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten ’53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84.

  • Cleveland State to play some games in Cavaliers’ arena

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State has partnered with Quicken Loans Arena and will have its basketball teams play some home games on the Cavaliers’ court next season.

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