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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)
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January 26, 2020 - 9:35 pm
Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash on Sunday: “Words can't describe the pain I am feeling. I loved Kobe — he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will...
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People gather at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 26, 2020 - 9:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local): 6 p.m. The Dallas Mavericks are paying tribute to Kobe Bryant by permanently retiring his number 24. “Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball, and our organization has decided that the number 24 will...
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Stanford's James Keefe, right, shoots against California's Grant Anticevich (15) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 26, 2020 - 9:03 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Matt Bradley has taken so many shots during pivotal times for California that it seemed a perfect set-up for him to do it again. Naturally, coach Mark Fox opted to get the ball to Paris Austin instead. Austin made two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining, and California...
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots between Orlando Magic guards Evan Fournier (10) and Michael Carter-Williams (7) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
January 26, 2020 - 9:02 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 15 of his 31 points in a big third quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 112-97 on Sunday night. Leonard scored seven straight points for the Clippers in the quarter to help Los Angeles stretch a four-point lead to 10 as they pulled...
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Marc Leishman, of Australia, smiles after putting on the fourth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
January 26, 2020 - 9:00 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marc Leishman realized he had at two-shot lead as he stood over a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Torrey Pines. He also knew Jon Rahm was the only one who could catch him. That made his final birdie all the more important. It turned out to be the winner Sunday in the...
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Oregon's Payton Pritchard, right, shoots past UCLA's Jaime Jaquez Jr., left, during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 26, 2020 - 8:27 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Chris Duarte scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half and No. 12 Oregon took full advantage of 23 UCLA turnovers for a 96-75 win over the Bruins on Sunday. The Ducks (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12) remained perfect at home, upping their record to 12-0. Payton Pritchard added 19 points...
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Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
January 26, 2020 - 8:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has heard just about everything from playing before the biggest crowds in golf, and he tends to ignore it. Most puzzling was what he kept hearing along the back nine Sunday at Torrey Pines. “Do it for Mamba.” Only after Woods finished his final round of 2-under 70 to...
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Toronto Raptors players huddle together following a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant before an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 26, 2020 - 7:57 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs did not want to be on the court after learning Kobe Bryant had died, but they tried to honor him as best they could. The teams collaborated on a touching tribute to Bryant at the beginning of their game Sunday, with each team dribbling...
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Pittsburgh guard Dayshanette Harris (1) drives around Louisville guard Elizabeth Balogun (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
January 26, 2020 - 7:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nearly everybody got into the act for Louisville on Sunday. Six players scored in double figures as the No. 5 Cardinals cruised to an 83-49 victory over Pittsburgh. The two teams came into the Yum Center heading in opposite directions, and a 14-0 first quarter run for the...
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January 26, 2020 - 7:53 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane had 22 points and 17 rebounds to help No. 8 North Carolina State beat North Carolina 76-68 on Sunday night. Aislinn Konig added 16 points and Kai Crutchfield had 13 for the Wolfpack (19-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who improved to 12-0 at home. N.C. State...
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