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Today in History

Jan. 1, 2021 12:10 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2021. There are 364 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “forever free.” On this date:...

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, in this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo. Bryant is the game’s fourth-leading scorer. He spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 as an All-Star, and won five titles. Then came the helicopter crash in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

Dec. 29, 2020 1:22 PM EST

There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance. It began New Year’s Day, a harbinger of what the year held, with the deaths of David Stern and Don Larsen. Not...

File-This Jan. 28, 2020, file photo shows a remembrance board at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center 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/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Lamentation for sports in 2020: A year of living virally

Dec. 24, 2020 11:04 AM EST

Well, had enough yet? Don’t look at the score. How bad did it get? Like nothing before. B.C. (Before Coronavirus) The Setup An omen, maybe. Hard to say. The drumbeat starts on New Year’s Day. The calendar flips, one quick turn And then we’re mourning David Stern. Wild-card Patriots...