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January 28, 2020

Lowe: Kobe's greatness was both beautiful and maddening
Kobe Bryant had the skill and knowledge to be any kind of player he wanted to be.... More >>

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant: Remembrances and reaction
Find all of ESPN's coverage on Bryant and the Lakers, as well as reaction around the NBA here.... More >>

LeBron: Kobe's legacy becomes my responsibility
LeBron James said he will take on Kobe Bryant's legacy as his own responsibility in the wake of the death of the Lakers great in a helicopter crash.... More >>

Sherman, 49ers will be fueled by Kobe's legacy
As longtime friend Richard Sherman continued to come to grips with Kobe Bryant's death, San Francisco's outspoken cornerback promised that his 49ers are "gonna go out there and try to play some dominating ball, just like he wanted," in the Super Bowl.... More >>

Hayward: Didn't give Kobe 'anything free' in finale
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward disputes that he tried to commit a free throw lane violation to ensure that Kobe Bryant would score 60 points in his career finale.... More >>

Federer mounts epic rally vs. unsung Sandgren
Roger Federer staved off seven match points Tuesday in the fourth round of the Australian Open and overcame American journeyman Tennys Sandgren in five sets.... More >>

Dashcam video: Hunt says he'd fail drug test
Dashcam video of Kareem Hunt's Jan. 21 traffic stop in Rocky River, Ohio, shows the Browns running back saying he would not pass a drug test.... More >>

Surf's down! Mostert deal forbids catching waves
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert grew up surfing in his hometown of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, but he told ESPN on Monday that his new three-year, $8.7 million contract prohibits him from "extraordinary sports" such as surfing.... More >>

Meet the NFL's class of 2019: 10 players who graduated to stardom
Lamar Jackson is the likely MVP. Derrick Henry could reset the running back market this offseason. These are the NFL's new stars.... More >>

Opening Night: Star QBs meet, and Andy Reid has an impersonator
Super Bowl festivities began Monday when the 49ers and Chiefs met the media. Here are the best sights and sounds.... More >>

Who are the biggest overachievers, underachievers in top leagues?
Who's defying expectations? These teams have strayed furthest from college basketball's preseason script... More >>

Power Rankings: How the Big Ten could make March difficult
Only two Big Ten teams are in this week's rankings, but several others are close by.... More >>

How Federer pulled off an epic five-set comeback in Australian Open
Roger Federer saved seven match points in the fourth set of his quarterfinal match against American Tennys Sandgren for his second great escape in Melbourne.... More >>

Who is the team to beat in the NL Central? It just might be the Reds
Cincinnati is making the moves to win this winter. The rest of the division is not.... More >>

Lessons from Nick Saban and Aaron Boone: How David Ross is preparing to lead the Cubs
Before managing his first game, Chicago's new skipper is soaking in advice from across baseball and beyond.... More >>

'I feel like I've lost a son': NBA legends grapple with Kobe's death
The Los Angeles Lakers legend was a man with limitless possibilities.... More >>

'She was the future': WNBA stars saw themselves in Gigi Bryant's own hoop dreams
In WNBA players, Gigi Bryant saw what she hoped to be. In her, the players saw who they once were, and the future of their sport through her eyes.... More >>

Kobe, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash
Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died Sunday in a helicopter crash in California.... More >>

UConn honors Kobe's daughter: 'Husky forever'
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were honored by the UConn women's basketball team at the start of their exhibition game Monday with flowers on the bench in tribute to "Gigi" and on social media by referring to her as "a Husky forever."... More >>

Mourning Kobe, Thunder's Paul skips Mavs game
Mourning the loss of friend and former opponent Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul sat out Monday, when the Thunder played the Dallas Mavericks.... More >>

Superfan Nicholson will miss Kobe 'all the time'
A day after the death of Kobe Bryant, longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson spoke of his friend as "one of those touched people."... More >>

Coaches, club hoops players among crash victims
Christina Mauser, a mother of three who coached and taught at the Newport Beach school where Kobe and Gianna Bryant were an integral part of the community, was among the nine victims who died in Sunday's helicopter crash in Calabasas.... More >>

Lakers' next game postponed after Kobe's death
The NBA postponed the Lakers' game against the Clippers on Tuesday after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash.... More >>

Copter carrying Kobe in climb before rapid dive
The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant that crashed Sunday was in a climbing turn at about 2,400 feet before it turned into a dive, NTSB officials announced Monday.... More >>

NBA Power Rankings: Raptors, Jazz headline a top-10 shake-up
Our NBA experts examine the latest league hierarchy with the season's second half well underway.... More >>

Barnwell picks next season's 49ers: Five teams that have ingredients for a rapid rise
The Lions get back their quarterback and have to improve on defense ... right? These five teams could take huge leaps next season.... More >>

Shaken Tiger on Kobe's death: 'Shocking, tragic'
"It's one of the most shocking, tragic days that I've ever been a part of in a very quick span here,'' Tiger Woods said Sunday, reacting to the news of Kobe Bryant's death.... More >>

A year later, Amy Bockerstette has still got this
One hole with Gary Woodland made Amy Bockerstette a celebrity and forged a connection to the U.S. Open champion. But since that viral moment, Bockerstette has done so much more.... More >>

Qualifying for the U.S. Olympic golf team: How to do it and Tiger's chances
It's a complicated formula, one we'll be discussing until the team is set in June. So we break down who gets in, how they get in and Tiger's chances of getting in.... More >>

How each top 25 team wins the national title
Feel like celebrating next January? Here's what each of the nation's best teams needs to win it all next season.... More >>

Inside the Rangers' goalie carousel: Is Lundqvist still the No. 1?
Is Henrik Lundqvist still the starter? Will Alexandar Georgiev be traded? How good is Igor Shesterkin? Our team tackles the Rangers' goalie questions.... More >>

Why South Carolina's Tyasha Harris is one of the top point guards in the country
Tyasha Harris, who scored the final five points to lead South Carolina past Mississippi State in a top-10 showdown, is espnW's player of the week.... More >>

Insiders debate the UFC's heavyweight problem, make one bold prediction
How long should the UFC wait for Stipe Miocic's next defense, and who will be the champ by year's end? Our panel weighs in.... More >>

Is Messi fed up with life at Barca?
Lionel Messi's level of play and body language suggest all is not well with him at Barcelona. What could be causing the growing rift at Camp Nou?... More >>

Who should Prem's 'Big Six' sell before January transfer deadline?
As the clock ticks down to the Premier League's Jan. 31 transfer deadline, who are the players that the "Big Six" could, or should, dump?... More >>

It wasn't pretty, but it may have been the perfect performance for Danny Garcia
Saturday night's victory over Ivan Redkach wasn't Danny Garcia's finest effort, but was it exactly what he needed to do?... More >>


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