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In this Jan. 19, 2020, photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy as he celebrates winning a NFL, AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo. The most compelling dramas in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off of it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
January 27, 2020 - 2:43 am
The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abuse cases, national anthem controversies and even...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, 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, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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January 26, 2020 - 11:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was respected by basketball fans from every...
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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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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 25, 2020 - 7:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox, the teams that beat them in 2017 and '18. Despite being eager to focus on the upcoming season, several Dodgers publicly for the first...
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January 25, 2020 - 3:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former "Bachelor” contestant the $1 million prize for winning an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband were accused of cheating. Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The Bachelor” and "Bachelor in Paradise" television...
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Golden State Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein, right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
January 25, 2020 - 2:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks completed a trade Saturday to acquire 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein from Golden State for a second-round draft pick this year. The Mavericks needed help on their front line after starting center Dwight Powell tore his right Achilles tendon, ending his season...
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January 25, 2020 - 1:11 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner and NCAA President Gene Corrigan has died. He was 91. The league said Saturday he died “peacefully overnight surrounded by his family” in Charlottesville, Virginia. Corrigan was the ACC’s third full-time commissioner, serving...
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Hard Rock Stadium is seen along side of the new new gondolas during a tour of Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, ahead of the NFL Super Bowl LIV football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 25, 2020 - 12:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — It’s appropriate the Super Bowl to end droughts is Miami-bound. The Kansas City Chiefs are playing in the game for the first time in 50 years against the San Francisco 49ers, who have a chance to win their first NFL title in 25 years. And the game is returning in Miami for the first...
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San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers watches as players practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 25, 2020 - 11:26 am
HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — The old downtown strip, like so many in small towns across America, is quiet on a brisk January morning, just a few cars parked at one end in front of The Citizens State Bank and a few more in front of the pharmacy at the other. Around the corner is an old Texaco station, the...
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Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 25, 2020 - 7:18 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:10 a.m. No. 9 seed Kiki Bertens has reached the Australian Open's fourth round for the first time. Bertens closed out the women's third round at Melbourne Park by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 7-6 (3). Bertens compiled...
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