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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2013 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles during a media availability before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Retired NBA superstar has died in helicopter crash in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP source: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Jan. 26, 2020 4:43 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe 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. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas,...

A makeshift memorial honoring former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant appears outside of Staples center prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. He was 41. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Kobe Bryant, 4 others killed in California chopper crash

Jan. 26, 2020 4:39 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant and four others were killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday. The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities confirmed that five people died, with no survivors. Bryant,...

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 4:13 PM EST

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday at age 41: “Kobe was not only an icon in the sports arena, he was a man of the world and touched so many lives and communities in the most positive ways. His star was continuing...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in 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/Mark J. Terrill)

A look at some of Kobe Byrant's career highlights

Jan. 26, 2020 3:58 PM EST

Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning: — 5-time NBA champion (2000-2002, 2009, 2010) — 2-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (2009–2010) — NBA MVP (2008)...

Coco Gauff of the U.S. reacts after losing a point to compatriot Sofia Kenin during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

'Didn't do it for the hype': Kenin stops Coco in Australia

Jan. 26, 2020 7:47 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It made sense to Sofia Kenin that Coco Gauff would be the one getting all of the attention and generating all of the buzz. That's only natural when Gauff is 15 and making tennis history time and time again. “Yeah, I mean, the hype is for her. She's obviously done great...

Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, passes the ball with Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, right, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

James passes Bryant on NBA scoring list in Lakers' loss

Jan. 26, 2020 12:23 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James was a teenager when he first met Kobe Bryant at a youth basketball camp, in awe of his idol and ears open as the Los Angeles Lakers star offered advice to the prodigy that has lasted to this day. "I was just listening," James said. "I was just trying to soak everything up I...

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)

Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros' cheating scam

Jan. 25, 2020 7:09 PM EST

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 time...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes participates in a drill at NFL football practice Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs' Mahomes leads way with his legs, not just his arm

Jan. 26, 2020 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was just trying to run out of bounds, not make the kind of shake-your-head, what-did-he-just-do play that will be shown on highlight reels for as long as the Kansas City Chiefs are in existence. It was late in the second quarter of the AFC championship game, and the...

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh speaks during a news conference 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)

49ers stingy pass D in for tough Super Bowl test vs. Mahomes

Jan. 26, 2020 12:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a fearsome front four capable of pressuring quarterbacks without blitzes, a lockdown cornerback in Richard Sherman and the speed at linebacker and safety to limit big plays, the San Francisco 49ers had the league's stingiest pass defense in a decade. Shutting down Patrick...

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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2013 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles during a media availability before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Retired NBA superstar has died in helicopter crash in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP source: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Jan. 26, 2020 4:43 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe 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. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas,...

A makeshift memorial honoring former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant appears outside of Staples center prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. He was 41. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Kobe Bryant, 4 others killed in California chopper crash

Jan. 26, 2020 4:39 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant and four others were killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday. The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities confirmed that five people died, with no survivors. Bryant,...

Gillespie has 18 & 10, No. 14 FSU women top Çanes 79-61

Jan. 26, 2020 4:36 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Kiah Gillespie scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 14 Florida State defeat Miami for the second time this season, winning 79-61 on Sunday. Nicki Ekhomu led the Seminoles (17-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 19 points and Nausia Woolfolk...

Tulsa's Martins Igbanu (1) dunks during overtime of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Tulsa holds off UConn 79-75 in overtime for 5th straight win

Jan. 26, 2020 4:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tulsa coach Frank Haith was impressed with the character his team showed on Sunday. The Golden Hurricane saw a nine-point lead disappear in the second half, but rallied to beat UConn 79-75 in overtime to pick up their fifth straight win and sixth in the last seven games. Martins...

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)

The Latest: Beyoncé’s 'Homecoming' wins music film Grammy

Jan. 26, 2020 4:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” has won the Grammy Award for best music film. The Netflix film weaves together Beyoncé’s 2018 performances at...

Scott's double-double lead Rider over Manhattan

Jan. 26, 2020 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frederick Scott scored 25 points with 11 rebounds and Tyrei Randall scored 16 and Rider held off Manhattan for a 67-63 win on Sunday. Rider (11-8, 5-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) never trailed. Randall made a 3-pointer with 6:54 remaining to give the Broncs a 55-42 lead before...

From left to right, Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R drivers and team owner Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon, Wayne Taylor, Kamui Kobayashi and Renger van der Zande celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the Rolex 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Wayne Taylor obliterates Rolex 24 field without his sons

Jan. 26, 2020 4:22 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor raised two sons to become world-class sports car drivers. In the biggest event in North America, the recent empty nester proved he's still the man in charge. Wayne Taylor Racing won the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday for the second consecutive year, the...

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 4:13 PM EST

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday at age 41: “Kobe was not only an icon in the sports arena, he was a man of the world and touched so many lives and communities in the most positive ways. His star was continuing...

Houston guard DeJon Jarreau (3) looks for a way around South Florida guard Laquincy Rideau (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jarreau, White pace No. 25 Cougars in 68-49 win over USF

Jan. 26, 2020 4:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — DeJon Jarreau had 12 points and six assists, Fabian White Jr. added 11 points, and No. 25 Houston beat South Florida 68-49 on Sunday. Caleb Mills had 11 points, and Chris Harris Jr. finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Houston (16-4, 6-1 American) shot 42% in winning its fourth...

A worker wearing a hazardous materials suit takes the temperature of a passenger at the entrance to a subway station in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

What's new in the China virus outbreak

Jan. 26, 2020 4:07 PM EST

Almost 2,000 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the illness as a new kind of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold. Others have evolved into...