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Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

Jan. 26, 2020 11:00 PM EST

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...

In this June 14, 2009, photo, Los Angles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates with his daughter Gianna, following the Lakers 99-86 defeat of the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Amway Arena in Orlando. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

Jan. 26, 2020 10:53 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended...

Ray scores 19, TCU beats No. 25 West Virginia women 73-60

Jan. 26, 2020 10:46 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kianna Ray scored 19 points, Jaycee Bradley added 14, and TCU beat No. 25 West Virginia 73-60 on Sunday night. Jayde Woods had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists and Lauren Heard scored 10 points for TCU. Bradley hit two 3-pointers as the Horned Frogs jumped to a 10-2 lead...

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)

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Jan. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EST

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...

No. 8 N.C. State avenges only loss, stays unbeaten at home

Jan. 26, 2020 9:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane took a beating. It was nothing compared with the one she handed out. 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...

Madelene Sagstrom kisses her trophy after winning the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament at Boca Rio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Sagstrom wins Gainbridge LPGA for 1st LPGA Tour title

Jan. 26, 2020 9:12 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Madelene Sagstrom won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-3 17th to tie for the lead and winning with a par when Nasa Hataoka missed a 3-footer on the last. Sagstrom finished with a 2-under 70 for a 17-under 271 total at...

No. 9 Mississippi State routs Ole Miss 80-39

Jan. 26, 2020 8:17 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jessika Carter was a big reason that Mississippi State routed its rival again. She had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the No. 9 Bulldogs' 80-39 win over Ole Miss on Sunday. “Without an inside game we can’t win and we didn’t have that against South...

Oregon's Satou Sabally (0) drives to the basket around teammate Minyon Moore (23) and Oregon State's Kat Tudor (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

No. 4 Oregon beats No. 7 Oregon State 66-57

Jan. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu played with a heavy heart Sunday against No. 7 Oregon State. The Ducks’ All-American senior guard learned that her close friend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, a few hours before tip-off of a much-anticipated matchup of Top 10...

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)

Balanced attack helps No. 5 Louisville rout Pittsburgh 83-49

Jan. 26, 2020 7:55 PM EST

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 Cardinals...

No. 15 Texas A&M women rout Missouri 72-53

Jan. 26, 2020 7:42 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kayla Wells scored 18 points and N'dea Jones added a double-double as No. 15 Texas A&M rolled to a 72-53 victory over Missouri on Sunday. Wells made 5 of 14 shots from the floor and all six of her free throws for the Aggies (17-3, 5-2 Southeastern Conference), who led...