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Houston Astros owner donates $4million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

29 August 2017

The Rangers opened the 2001 season against Toronto at Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and played a three-game series with Montreal as the home team at the same ballpark in 2003. The league said it would continue to monitor the situation and help with the Texans' travel plans accordingly.

Watt set up a page on and upped his goal of $500,000 in funds for flood relief after raising $200,000 in two hours.

"You feel a little helpless", Watt said.

"The safety of our fans, players and staff remain our main priority", said Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan in a written statement.

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The Astros have not played in Houston since August 24, and if the Mets series gets moved to St. Petersburg, their string of games away from home will stretch to 19. "I was just anxious about trying to get there, get my people".

"It reminds me of Katrina", Capela told the Chronicle. It's believed this game will be moved to the Superdome in New Orleans - just 87 miles east of the Tigers' campus.

The University of Houston's football team went to Austin on Friday, practiced there on Saturday and will resume practice Sunday on the University of Texas campus.

They are heading to Seattle for a Labor Day matinee on Monday, which could factor into the decision.

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#Rangers didn't want a four-city, 12-game road trip at the end of the season.

While sidestepping any specifics, coach Bill O'Brien said several coaches and players had homes in neighborhoods with both mandatory and voluntary evacuations. "It's very tough to know that all the people are back there and you really can't do anything about it".

The Rangers said Monday they will donate proceeds from the Texas 2 Split 50/50 Raffle at this weekend's home series against the Angels to the American Red Cross, to specifically benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey in South Texas. And the National Football League plans to match that donation and Patriots owner Robert Kraft is also contributing $1 million to the cleanup efforts in Houston.

US sports leagues are delivering a strong response to calls for help in the wake of Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey, which has put much of the Houston area under water.

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As announced earlier today, The NFL Foundation will match Mr. McNair and the Texans' $1 million contribution to the United Way Relief Fund to address the immediate needs of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. "We encourage others in our region and beyond to help out in any way that they can".

Houston Astros owner donates $4million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts