NBA Basketball icon Kobe Bryant, 41, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday.

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  • NFL community honors late NBA legend Kobe Bryant "NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, the NBA confirmed. Bryant was 41, and his daughter was 13. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed nine people were killed in the accident. " January 26

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  • Dolphins Scouting Justin Herbert More Than Any Other Team, Per Report

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  • Tom Brady campaigns for Troy Polamalu for the Hall of Fame

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  • A goodbye to Kobe Bryant, Lakers legend, Los Angeles icon, and openly imperfect person

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kobe Bryant was a complicated man. A loving father to his four daughters, he could be seen so often taking them around Disneyland in Anaheim that employees were said to be no longer star struck by his presence. I remember running into him on his way towards Frontierland, smiling..." January 26

  • John, Keri & Alyssa Altobelli Also Died in Helicopter Crash

    Heavy "John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College, perished with his wife and daughter in the helicopter crash that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, CNN is reporting. The man known affectionately as “Coach Alto” was a coach of the..." January 26

  • Traveling by helicopter was common for Kobe Bryant

    USA Today "Kobe Bryant was no stranger to helicopter travel. During his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, it was common for Bryant to travel by helicopter from his Orange County, California, home to Lakers games at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. It helped him avoid two-hour..." January 26

  • Basketball and Entertainment Worlds React To News of Kobe Bryant's Death

    SB Nation "Reactions to the death of Kobe Bryant. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryant's family.       Michael Jordan on death of Kobe Bryant: “Words can’t describe the pain..." January 26

  • Remembering Kobe and Gianna: For the Bryant Family, an Unimaginable Loss

    SI "Thirteen-year-old Gianna Bryant and her father are gone, and that is not quite how Bryants' story will be told, but it’s how we should think about it first. We all get one life, none more important than any other. Gianna did not have the chance to live hers, and the sadness is..." January 26

  • Marlins, Matt Joyce agree to deal

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  • Teams That Gained Or Lost Draft Picks Via Qualifying Offer Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "Now that Marcell Ozuna has signed, all 10 of the players who were issued a one-year, $17.8MM qualifying offer in November have settled on teams for the 2020 season.  Of that group, two (Jose Abreu of the White Sox and Jake Odorizzi of the Twins) accepted their..." January 26

  • Mets' Erasmo Ramirez: Gets opportunity with Mets

    CBS Sports "Ramirez agreed Sunday with the Mets on a minor-league contract, Jesse Sanchez of reports. " January 26

  • Ryan Braun Says He Could Retire After 2020 Season

    Sportsnaut "Ryan Braun has provided Milwaukee Brewers fans with plenty of memories during his 13-year career. As he enters his 14th season in Milwaukee, Braun indicated on Sunday that this might be the last time fans get to see him. Speaking to reporters about the upcoming season, the 36-year-old..." January 26

  • Reds leading charge for Nicholas Castellanos (source) "The Reds have emerged as the frontrunner to sign free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, one source said Sunday, and there are indications the sides have made progress over the past several days. While Cincinnati is now the favorite to sign Castellanos, the Giants also have..." January 26

  • Beyond Headlines: When might we see an NHL-backed women’s league?

    Sportsnet "We had no Saturday Headlines segment as the NHL took a weekend to let its hair down. But there was no missing the fact that 20 women became headliners at Enterprise Center during the league’s all-star weekend. Playing in sweaters carrying the league’s crest, a group of..." January 26

  • Connor McDavid declined surgery to play this season for Oilers "Connor McDavid said he was able to play in the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game because he chose to not have knee surgery nine months ago. "I feel real good," the Edmonton Oilers center said Friday. "I don't think I would be sitting here at the All-Star Game if I..." January 26

  • Bruins' David Pastrnak named All-Star Game MVP

    The Score "Boston Bruins sniper David Pastrnak was named All-Star Game MVP on Saturday despite playing for the losing side in the final. The Atlantic Division squad, captained by Pastrnak, fell 5-4 to the Pacific Division team in the three-on-three tournament's winner-take-all..." January 26

  • Dallas Stars a ‘highly considered’ candidate to play games in China next season

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars could be heading east — to the Far East. According to a source, the Stars would be “highly considered” to play games in China if the league chooses to play there next season, likely in the preseason. Stars president Brad Alberts confirmed the league is..." January 25

  • Golden Knights Expected to Hire Steve Spott as Assistant Coach

    Yardbarker "When the Vegas Golden Knights shook up their coaching staff earlier this month, they let both head coach Gerard Gallant and assistant coach Mike Kelly go.  At the time, they only replaced Gallant with new bench boss Peter DeBoer.  It appears that Vegas has filled their other..." January 25

  • Christian Eriksen Inter medical to take place tomorrow in Milan

    Cartilage Free Captain "I know we’re currently #AllInForBergwijn today, but it bears mentioning that we still haven’t confirmed the Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan transfer. However, according to Fabrizio Romano an important step is due to take place tomorrow — he’s reporting that..." January 26

  • Roma in advanced talks with Barcelona for Carles Perez

    Barca Blaugranes "Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has confirmed the club are hoping to sign Carles Perez before the close of the transfer window. There have been plenty of rumors over the last few days that Perez has been told he can leave Barcelona and will head to the Serie A..." January 26

  • Rumor: Sporting KC Interested in 27-Year-Old Swiss Center Back

    The Blue Statement "I guess it’s a double rumor Sunday. First the Winston Reid to Sporting KC rumor and now this. is reporting that 27-year-old Léo Lacroix is “the subject of a [Sporting Kansas City] proposal.” That’s certainly more appealing than a..." January 26

  • AC Milan Striker Meets With Management To Decide His Future Over A January Exit

    AC Milan Offside "Sky Italia via Sempre Milan are reporting that AC Milan and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek held crunch talks with the Milan management to discuss his future and the plans of the club. " January 26

  • Tottenham close to surprise signing of Steven Bergwijn

    Cartilage Free Captain "It’s a slow Sunday morning with nothing but FA Cup on the football internets, but there’s a potentially very exciting Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumor that’s emerging. According to De Telegraaf in the Netherlands, a familiar name has re-emerged as a..." January 26

  • Shareef O’Neal considering transfer to LSU, Memphis

    Larry Brown Sports "Shareef O’Neal announced earlier this week that he has left UCLA, and he has since confirmed that he plans to continue playing basketball at another school. While he did not specifically say in his statement that he is transferring to a new school, O’Neal told..." January 26

  • Illinois stuns Michigan, 64-62, as Wolverines' Isaiah Livers exits with injury

    USA Today "Saturday was supposed to be Isaiah Livers' triumphant return to the Michigan Wolverines.  Instead, Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu spoiled the party, hitting a winning jump shot with 0.5 seconds remaining to beat Michigan, 64-62, at Crisler Center and hand the..." January 25

  • Bill Self admits ‘negative cloud’ hanging over Kansas

    Larry Brown Sports "It has not been a good calendar year for the Kansas basketball program, and Bill Self knows it. Things have been a mess for Kansas since the team’s second round loss to Auburn in last year’s NCAA Tournament, including off-court investigations and an embarrassing fight..." January 25

  • Kansas Video Coordinator Reportedly Suffered Arm Injury During Brawl With Kansas State

    12 Up "On Tuesday night, tensions flared between in-state rivals Kansas and Kansas State after the Jayhawks took down the Wildcats at Allen Fieldhouse. A wild brawl occurred at the end of the game when Silvio De Sousa blocked a K-State player's shot, and stared him..." January 25

  • Mark Emmert: 'Clear consensus' on need to change athlete-pay rules

    ESPN "NCAA president Mark Emmert said a consensus is growing among college sports leaders that college athletes will soon be allowed to make money from business ventures that aren't directly related to their athletic ability. Emmert focused his comments at his annual "state of..." January 25