Sports

Kobe Bryant’s body, other crash victims identified

  • Jan 29, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because he may have lost control as the aircraft plunged into a fog-shrouded mountain, fed

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Federer saves 7 match points in Australia; Djokovic up next

  • Jan 29, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia  — Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points — his opponent accumulated seven! — no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter how slow his serves, no matter how off-target his groundstrokes. Federer

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Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

  • Jan 29, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif.  — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud lay

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In appreciation: Kobe Bryant, a life defined by hard work

  • Jan 28, 2020

It was April 14, 2016. It was the first full day of Kobe Bryant’s new chapter as a retired NBA player. All he had done the night before was score a mind-boggling 60 points in his farewell game, not getting out of Staples Center until around midnight. His staff at Kobe, Inc. were certain they would beat

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Knicks beat Nets as Irving misses game after Kobe’s death

  • Jan 27, 2020

NEW YORK  — Every time Kobe Bryant came to Madison Square Garden, it was an event. From the 1998 All-Star Game, his first one, to the night of Feb. 2, 2009, when he broke the arena’s scoring record, people just wanted to be in the building. Not Sunday. Kyrie Irving couldn&rsq

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James passes Bryant on NBA scoring list in Lakers’ loss

  • Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA  — LeBron James was a teenager when he first met Kobe Bryant at a youth basketball camp, in awe of his idol and ears open as the Los Angeles Lakers star offered advice to the prodigy that has lasted to this day. “I was just listening,” James said. “I was just trying

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Federer tops Australia’s Millman in 5 sets at Melbourne Park

  • Jan 25, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia  — This was the sort of match, riveting and rollicking, that keeps Roger Federer in tennis — even with all of those Grand Slam titles and other accomplishments, even at age 38, even with two sets of twins to raise. Two points from defeat at the Australian Open, in a pack

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Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

  • Jan 25, 2020

TOKYO  — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year’s Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay that supports a massive replica of the five Olympic rings, a reminder the games are almost here. Jap

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Youth served: Gauff wins, Serena loses at Australian Open

  • Jan 25, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia  — Perhaps Serena Williams, now 38, will win a 24th Grand Slam title someday. And maybe Coco Gauff, still just 15, never will earn her first major championship. Sure felt, though, as if a generational shift was being signaled Friday at the Australian Open, with a pair

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