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Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

By GREG BEACHAM | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking...

Men hire lawyers over alleged abuse by U. of Michigan doctor

By DAVID EGGERT, KATHLEEN FOODY, and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | February 24, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Several men alleging sexual abuse by a deceased University of Michigan doctor have retained law firms that are representing accusers who sued Michigan State University and Ohio State University in similar cases, attorneys said...

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Former U of Texas tennis coach gets 6 months in college scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | February 24, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam.Michael Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed...

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY | February 24, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed...

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

By BRIAN MELLEY | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public ceremony.The...

Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

February 24, 2020

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium.Wakfield did just that during a promotional segment...

Supreme Court won’t hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer.Krakauer had made a public...

Karlsson’s hat trick, Theodore’s OT goal lift Knights in OT

By JOE REEDY | February 24, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights have the NHL's longest current winning streak, and they've built it in all sorts of ways.Blowing a two-goal lead in the third period wasn't what they had in mind. No matter — no...

Flames start road trip with 4-2 win over Red Wings

By NOAH TRISTER | February 23, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan scored in the first period, and the Calgary Flames started their road trip with a win, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night.Andrew Mangiapane scored Calgary's last two goals, one of which...

Holiday, Williamson keep Pelicans rolling in 115-101 win

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN | February 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zion Williamson has been a dominant force on the court for New Orleans since making his NBA debut a month ago. Against Golden State, the heralded rookie made his biggest impact in the locker room with a halftime speech that provided...

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

By CLIFF BRUNT | February 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session.It was easy to see why.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds...