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One of the most disconsolately heart-rending sports news from last year was the sudden passing away of Kobe Bryant, the American professional basketball player, the shooting guard, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kobe Bryant’s daughter wears hall-of-fame jacket for late dad’s induction

One of the most disconsolately heart-rending sports news from last year was the sudden passing away of Kobe Bryant, the American professional basketball player, the shooting guard, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Basketball fans gathered across Los Angeles on Tuesday to remember Kobe Bryant, one year to the day after the former NBA superstar perished in a helicopter crash with daughter Gianna and seven others.

Fans remember Kobe Bryant one year after death

Basketball fans gathered across Los Angeles on Tuesday to remember Kobe Bryant, one year to the day after the former NBA superstar perished in a helicopter crash with daughter Gianna and seven others.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Nigerian- born British Heavyweight World champion, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night in London.

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British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Cops in Argentina today stormed the house of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor amid reports the legend’s death is being treated as manslaughter, the Sun Reports.

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Diego Maradona’s death last month shook the world of sport in a year which began with the tragic loss of basketball hero Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash.
Google has released its list of the top trending searches in the US for 2020, and as one might expect, “coronavirus,” “election results,” and “Zoom” led the way.

Zoom, Murder Hornets, Among Us, and Joe Biden topped Google trending searches in 2020

Google has released its list of the top trending searches in the US for 2020, and as one might expect, “coronavirus,” “election results,” and “Zoom” led the way. To be clear: these aren’t top searches or most-searched topics
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Michael Jordan's 1984 signing day Chicago Bulls jersey is displayed beside President Barack Obama's high school basketball jersey and a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey worn by LeBron James.

Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Colin Kaepernick jerseys set auction records

Jerseys worn by retired NBA legend Michael Jordan, former US President Barack Obama and ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick set world records on Friday at Julien’s Auctions.
Jeremy Lin revealed Tuesday he is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and wants to return to the NBA, where he sparked the “Linsanity” craze of 2012.

NBA: Jeremy Lin seeks return after one season in China

Jeremy Lin revealed Tuesday he is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and wants to return to the NBA, where he sparked the “Linsanity” craze of 2012.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 05, 2020 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands on the court injured during a time out in their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. – NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday as a video showing one of them kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who later died, sparked protests. (Photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

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The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

Kobe Bryant pilot tried to clear fog before chopper crash – probe

The pilot in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant told air traffic controllers he was trying to climb out of heavy fog just before the doomed chopper slammed into a hillside, preliminary findings showed on Wednesday.
Toxicology reports show that Ara Zobayan didn't have drugs or alcohol in his syste during January's fatal crash. (James Anderson-National Transportation Safety Board via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant chopper crash pilot had no alcohol, drugs in system – autopsy

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed while carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter to a basketball tournament in California did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, according to the autopsy report released on Friday.
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by the Hall of Fame.

Kobe Bryant selected for Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant has been remembered as an amazing husband and a passionate advocate for women’s basketball at a memorial service for the NBA star and his daughter Gianna.
Oprah Winfrey fell dramatically to the floor after losing her footing at The Forum in Los Angeles as she spoke about “balance” in the context of wellness.

Oprah Winfrey blames wrong shoes for dramatic fall on stage

Oprah Winfrey fell dramatically to the floor after losing her footing at The Forum in Los Angeles as she spoke about “balance” in the context of wellness.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday. The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

WBC creates championship belt in memory of Kobe Bryant

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has created a championship belt in honour of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who tragically died in a helicopter crash on January 26.
Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has sued the owner of the helicopter, which crashed and killed her husband and their daughter.

Kobe Bryant’s wife sues helicopter company over crash

Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has sued the owner of the helicopter, which crashed and killed her husband and their daughter.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24- Beyonce departs after The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian-Getty Images-AFP

Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
The National Basketball Association All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant, league Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday.

All-Star MVP Award named in honor of Kobe Bryant

The National Basketball Association All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant, league Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday.
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by the Hall of Fame.

Kobe Bryant among eight finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by the Hall of Fame. Each will still need to collect 18 votes from a 24-person panel before officially becoming Hall of Famers, which is certainly no more than a formality at this point.
Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Snoop Dogg apologizes for threatening TV anchor

Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Coach Mike Brown, the Golden State Warriors’ Associate Head Coach has agreed to coach Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, after agreeing to terms with the federation.

Nigeria hires Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown as D’Tigers coach

Coach Mike Brown, the Golden State Warriors’ Associate Head Coach has agreed to coach Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, after agreeing to terms with the federation.
The New York Comedy Club canceled a performance by Ari Shaffir after the comedian posted a video celebrating Kobe Bryant’s death.

Club drops performer after comment about Kobe Bryant

The New York Comedy Club canceled a performance by Ari Shaffir after the comedian posted a video celebrating Kobe Bryant’s death.
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Los Angeles Lakers win first game since Kobe Bryant tragedy

Anthony Davis scored a team-high 21 points as the Los Angeles Lakers put the emotions of their Kobe Bryant tribute night behind them with a 129-113 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

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