The Latest: Texans, NFL Pledge $2M In Harvey Flood Relief

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on how Hurricane Harvey has affected sports in and around Houston (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

The Houston Texans and owner Bob McNair are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. The team announced the donation on Monday as the relocated Texans were in suburban Dallas, practicing at the Cowboys’ practice facility.

Moments after the donation was announced, Charlotte Jones Anderson said that the NFL Foundation would match the $1 million donation pledged by the Texans and McNair.
— AP Sports Writer Kristie Rieken in Houston
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11 a.m.

The Houston-area home of former Texans running back Arian Foster has been flooded.

He didn’t provide many details, but posted a video on Twitter with the caption: “neighbors took a video of our crib from across the street.” The 12-second video showed a neighborhood submerged in water with several houses that had water covering them up to the middle of their doors.

Foster played for the Texans from 2009-2016.
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10:25 a.m.

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, who lives in the Houston area in the offseason and co-owns a training facility there, says most of his family members were able to avoid Hurricane Harvey and get back to the Longview, Texas, area where he’s from. Williams says the power is off in Houston and it’s hard to get in contact with people.

He says he fears the worst is yet to come with more rain the next couple of days, and that it is “going to get ugly.”
— AP Sports Writer Stephen Whyno in Landover, Maryland
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10 a.m.

The Rice football team is relocating to TCU as flooding continues to inundate Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Owls opened the season over the weekend in Australia, where they lost to Stanford. They arrived in Los Angeles on Monday morning. They are expected to arrive in Dallas this afternoon and will temporarily set up headquarters at TCU in Fort Worth until things improve in Houston.

Coach David Bailiff says: “While we would love to be coming home today, our first responsibility is the safety of these players. We learned some lessons in 2008 (during Hurricane Ike) about coming home too soon.”

The Owls have a week off before traveling to play UTEP on Sept. 9.

Rice is the latest Houston sports team to have its plans altered because of the storm. The Texans have relocated to Dallas and are awaiting word on where their scheduled home preseason game against the Cowboys on Thursday will be played. The Astros are also in Dallas, waiting to see where their scheduled home series set to begin on Tuesday against the Rangers will be played.

— AP Sports Writer Kristie Rieken in Houston

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