Character Counts: Terminally ill teenager's college basketball dream comes true
Character Counts | November 03, 2014 6:33 pmAll Lauren Hill wanted to do was play college basketball. It is a dream of many, but to Lauren, it was her dying wish. The 19-year-old from Lawrenceburg, Indiana loves basketball. Lauren played...
Pittsburgh Penguins anthem singer leads a rendition of 'O, Canada' after Ottawa shootings
Character Counts | October 22, 2014 6:05 pmTragedy struck Tuesday when a Canadian soldier was killed after a gunman opened fire in and around Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. As a result, the National Hockey League postponed the game between...
8-year-old scores 'game-winning' touchdown for high school football team
Character Counts | October 18, 2014 12:10 pmThe game may have been over, but there was still a final play to run. Rhinelander High School's freshman football team already lost its game against rival Mosinee, but what they did after the game...
Ellen DeGeneres helps the Bengals' Devon Still and his daughter fight cancer
Character Counts | October 17, 2014 8:17 pmMost NFL fans know the story of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, who is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma. Their situation became famous following Still's...
Arizona State football takes a stand against domestic violence
Character Counts | October 10, 2014 11:09 amArizona State football players have a picture hanging in front of their lockers. These aren't photos of themselves making a play or posing in their uniforms, but a picture of someone who influenced...
Arizona Cardinals donate goalpost to school with vandalized field
Character Counts | October 09, 2014 11:42 amThe Arizona Cardinals may be focused on playing at a professional level, but they can still give some assistance on the high school level too. The Cardinals donated a goalpost to the Barry Goldwater...
Mississippi high school QB fills in for injured opponent
Character Counts | October 08, 2014 9:46 pmWhen the other team loses its only player at a certain position, do you let them forfeit, or do you think of a way to keep the game going? That was a recent conundrum in a Mississippi junior varsity...
Hockey star Ovechkin takes young fan on sushi date
Character Counts | October 08, 2014 10:40 amAlex Ovechkin is one of the NHL's biggest stars. But that doesn't mean he has no time for sushi. As told by
Utah Jazz sign 5-year-old with leukemia
Character Counts | October 06, 2014 9:34 pmThe Utah Jazz have a brand new addition to their team, and he is only five years old! JP Gibson signed a one-day contract with the Jazz just in time to suit up and play in the team's intrasquad scrimmage...
Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose donates $1 million to after-school programs
Character Counts | October 03, 2014 4:55 pmOne of the highest-anticipated storylines of the 2014-15 NBA season is the impeding return of superstar Derrick Rose. But before Rose steps back onto an NBA court, he is helping out teens of Chicago...