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Stamkos, Lightning beat Kings 4-2 in somber Staples Center

By GREG BEACHAM | January 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings all came to work wearing Kobe Bryant's jersey. Two stalls in their dressing room held a uniform and a nameplate for the former Lakers superstar.When the puck dropped on the first sporting event at Staples Center...

Kobe Bryant’s death throws spotlight on crash-warning system


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant has led to calls for crash-warning systems to be installed in more helicopters, but regulators and pilots worry that the instrument can trigger too many alarms and prove distracting."Another...

Dinwiddie, emotional Irving lead Nets past Pistons, 125-115

By BRIAN MAHONEY | January 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — It's only been a few days, not nearly enough for the players who were close with Kobe Bryant to get over his death.Unlike Sunday, Kyrie Irving was at least able to take his grief onto the basketball court.“I couldn’t even come up...

Zion scores 14 in road debut, Pelicans down Cavs 125-111

By TOM WITHERS | January 28, 2020

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zion Williamson's NBA road debut didn't have much flash or any fireworks. It wasn't a show, and that was just fine with the hyped rookie.Check off another box.Williamson scored 14 points — all inside — in his first pro game outside...

Kobe Bryant helicopter lacked recommended safety device


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control...

Tributes build outside arena known as House that Kobe Built

By JOHN ROGERS | January 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered daily outside the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers' legend made basketball history.Admirers, including...

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

By DAVID BAUDER | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world.The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday. Not...

Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys

By MESFIN FEKADU | January 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the musical family.“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” —...

Lillard scores 50 as Trail Blazers beat Pacers 139-129

By ANNE M. PETERSON | January 27, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On a night when he set another franchise mark, Damian Lillard's thoughts weren't on his game.They were on Kobe Bryant.Lillard had 50 points and 13 assists, becoming the first Portland player with 40-plus points in three straight...

The Latest: Remains recovery at Bryant crash site underway

January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local):8:30 p.m.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his department's helicopters were grounded due to weather in the area where a helicopter carrying...

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

By GREG BEACHAM | January 26, 2020

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,...

Young scores 45 on emotional night, leads Hawks past Wizards

By GEORGE HENRY | January 26, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had to compose himself a couple of times when asked about the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.It wasn't easy for Young, who was mentored by Bryant and had a special relationship with the former NBA star's 13-year-old...