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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: NFL will acknowledge NBA legend Kobe Bryant, former player Chris Doleman at Super Bowl LIV
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: NFL will acknowledge NBA legend Kobe Bryant, former player Chris Doleman at Super Bowl LIV

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discusses the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, former player Chris Doleman.

WNBA MVP Delle Donne undergoes back surgery
WNBA MVP Delle Donne undergoes back surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The WNBA champion Washington Mystics say reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne is expected to be ready for the start of the season after undergoing back surgery.

Report: NBA not changing logo to Kobe Bryant
Report: NBA not changing logo to Kobe Bryant

Currently, Jerry West's silhouette graces the logo.

Crash-warning device might not have saved Bryant helicopter
Crash-warning device might not have saved Bryant helicopter

The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn't have a long-recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to the ground, but it is not clear whether it would have averted the foggy-weather crash, investigators and other experts say. At issue is what's known as a Terrain Awareness and

Notable Numbers: Kobe Bryant Edition
Notable Numbers: Kobe Bryant Edition

Tommy Beer discusses a few players exceeding expectations in 2020, and shares some incredible stats and personal remembrances of Kobe Bryant. (AP)

Jerry West: Kobe Bryant committed to Clippers until I told him he couldn
Jerry West: Kobe Bryant committed to Clippers until I told him he couldn't play for Donald Sterling

Jerry West recognized Kobe Bryant's potential before anyone else did. In 1996, West - then Lakers general manager - traded for Bryant, whom the Hornets drafted No. 13 for Los Angeles. By 2004, West had left to run the Grizzlies. Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal had won three championships together

LaMelo Ball leaves Australia, supposedly without telling his team
LaMelo Ball leaves Australia, supposedly without telling his team

LaMelo Ball suffered as season-ending foot injury while playing Australia last month.

Women
Women's Wednesday: Kobe Bryant's impact on women's basketball

Dawn Staley reflects on the impact her friend, Kobe Bryant, had on women's basketball.

Banks, Georgia Tech roll past Morehouse 82-54

ATLANTA (AP) -- - Georgia Tech didn't need to go far on Tuesday night to string together its first streak of consecutive wins in nearly two months. James Banks III scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots in just 17 minutes of action to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 82-54 win

Three Things to Know: Some players switching numbers away from 8, 24 to honor Kobe
Three Things to Know: Some players switching numbers away from 8, 24 to honor Kobe

Is that the best way to honor Kobe's legacy?

Former Lakers teammate shares memories of playing alongside Kobe Bryant
Former Lakers teammate shares memories of playing alongside Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's former Lakers teammate John Salley, who played with Bryant at the start of his career, said he walked and sounded like Michael Jordan. Salley shares his memories of Bryant with Dana Jacobsen and tells her how he hopes the NBA legend will be remembered.

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony's emotional post on Kobe Bryant: "This will never make sense to me"

Carmelo Anthony, like many fans of Kobe Bryant, doesn't understand why. Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash Sunday in Southern California. It has left the NBA world stunned, thinking about his legacy, his impact, but mostly just trying to come to grips with the

The Enes Kanter Show: Why he snapped at Kendrick Perkins over Celtics tweet
The Enes Kanter Show: Why he snapped at Kendrick Perkins over Celtics tweet

On the latest episode of "The Enes Kanter Show," the Celtics big man explains why he couldn't let Kendrick Perkins' take on his team go unchecked.

NBA legends come together to mourn Kobe Bryant
NBA legends come together to mourn Kobe Bryant

Top names in basketball came together inside Staples Center Tuesday night on TNT's pregame show to honor fellow icon Kobe Bryant. NBA greats like Shaquille O'Neal and Dwayne Wade paid respect to their former teammate and friend, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash along with eight others on the way to the basketball school he founded. David Begnaud shares excerpts from those mourning Bryant's death.

Say hello to the bad guy: How Kobe Bryant crafted the Mamba mentality
Say hello to the bad guy: How Kobe Bryant crafted the Mamba mentality

The late LA Lakers star was a ruthless opponent, a difficult teammate and an undeniable athletic geniusIt's impossible to sum up Kobe Bryant's dedication to basketball in just one anecdote, but there's one small incident that comes close to doing it justice . No, it wasn't one of the countless famous

Embiid returns and Middleton shines
Embiid returns and Middleton shines

Joel Embiid (finger) was back in the lineup for the 76ers and Khris Middleton lit up the Wizards to headline an eight-game night in the NBA. (AP)

Sports Talk Live Podcast: NBA players unofficially retire No. 8 and No. 24
Sports Talk Live Podcast: NBA players unofficially retire No. 8 and No. 24

On the latest Sports Talk Live Podcast, the guys discuss the movement by players to unofficially retire No. 8 and No. 24 plus the online petition to change the NBA logo to a silhouette of Kobe.

Merrill scores 14 to lead Utah State past Wyoming 68-45

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Sam Merrill had 14 points as Utah State romped past Wyoming 68-45 on Tuesday night.

WNBA star Cambage devastated by fires in native Australia
WNBA star Cambage devastated by fires in native Australia

Liz Cambage was emotional as she talked about the fires that have devastated her native Australia. The Las Vegas Aces star was heading home, after a brief trip to the U.S., to train with the national team to get ready for their Olympic qualifier next month.

Kobe
Kobe's boyhood hero Oscar Schmidt celebrates 'annoying kid'

For little Kobe Bryant growing up in Italy, the player that amazed him as a child was a skinny and half bald Brazilian guard that often beat his father's teams with long distance shots. It was there that the son of Joe Bryant started going to courts to watch his father in action and, when possible

'He was special': The NBA tributes continue for Kobe Bryant

In Philadelphia, Joel Embiid paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by wearing one of his jersey numbers. Brooklyn's Spencer Dinwiddie and Orlando's Terrence Ross are showing their respect by no longer doing so. Boston's Kemba Walker is considering such a change.

Grizzlies need win over Knicks to reach .500

The Memphis Grizzlies are on the verge of accomplishing something they haven't done in almost 13 months. All the Grizzlies have to do to get to .500 is defeat a New York Knicks squad headed toward an all-too-familiar destination. The Grizzlies will look to reach the break-even mark Wednesday when

Khris Middleton drops career-best 51 on Wizards, Bucks win without Antetokounmpo
Khris Middleton drops career-best 51 on Wizards, Bucks win without Antetokounmpo

Khris Middleton scored a career-high 51 points leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 151-131 victory over Washington.

Warriors
Warriors' first game after Kobe Bryant's death doesn't ease their pain

The hour leading up to the Warriors' loss to the 76ers on Tuesday mirrored that of a precession without a casket.

No. 17 Auburn rallies for double-overtime win at Mississippi
No. 17 Auburn rallies for double-overtime win at Mississippi

It was so wild Auburn coach Bruce Pearl called it the craziest game he had seen in a long time. When it finally ended, the Tigers had a hard-fought victory. Isaac Okoro converted a big three-point play with 1:41 left in the second overtime, and No. 17 Auburn topped Mississippi 83-82 on Tuesday night

Celtics
Celtics' Marcus Smart again comes up with 'unbelievable' key plays late that shouldn't be overlooked

Marcus Smart may have missed nine of his first 10 shots, but with the game on the line, he again comes up with plays that have his teammates marveling and the Celtics winning. "He's unbelievable," says Kemba Walker.

Bucks owner Marc Lasry received some sound advice from Michael Jordan
Bucks owner Marc Lasry received some sound advice from Michael Jordan

Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry has some lofty goals for this year's Bucks and received some sound advice from Michael Jordan on maintaining focus amid a historic season.

Coach K remembers Kobe, berates fans as Duke beats Pitt
Coach K remembers Kobe, berates fans as Duke beats Pitt

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- It was a topsy-turvy night for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Zhaire Smith changes number to honor Kobe Bryant, has keepsake for his future
Zhaire Smith changes number to honor Kobe Bryant, has keepsake for his future 'man cave'

Zhaire Smith is permanently changing his number to honor Kobe Bryant, who he called his idol growing up. He also has a keepsake for his future "man cave." By Noah Levick

Joel Embiid honors Kobe Bryant, channels his own
Joel Embiid honors Kobe Bryant, channels his own 'Mamba Mentality' in return

Thanks to Bobby Jones, Joel Embiid was able to wear the No. 24 to honor his idol Kobe Bryant. In his first game back after a nine-game absence, Embiid channeled his own "Mamba Mentality." By Paul Hudrick

Top 10 | Jan. 28
Top 10 | Jan. 28

Check out the top 10 plays from an eight game night in the NBA.

Nightly Notable | Khris Middleton: Jan. 28
Nightly Notable | Khris Middleton: Jan. 28

Khris Middleton scores a career-high 51 points to go along with 10 rebounds in the win over the Wizards.

The Fast Break | Best from Jan. 28
The Fast Break | Best from Jan. 28

Catch up on an eight game night in the NBA on the Fast Break.

Baldwin heats up again, No. 16 Butler beats Georgetown 69-64
Baldwin heats up again, No. 16 Butler beats Georgetown 69-64

Kamar Baldwin found some more second-half magic and another way to lead a comeback. Baldwin didn't quite go off like Friday against Marquette, but Butler's leading scorer took over the game in facilitating fashion after being held to one point in the first half. ''They just do a great

"I trust the SEC office will do the right thing," Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says after bump from official
"I trust the SEC office will do the right thing," Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says after bump from official

Contact occurred late in Vols' loss to Texas A&M

Booker, Ayton lead Suns to 133-104 blowout of Mavericks
Booker, Ayton lead Suns to 133-104 blowout of Mavericks

All Devin Booker can do now is wait for the announcement of All-Star reserves. The last impression for the Phoenix guard was a good one. Booker scored 20 of his 32 points in a decisive third quarter, Deandre Ayton had a season-high 31 points and the Suns never trailed in a 133-104 dismantling of the

Middleton has career-best 51, Bucks win minus Antetokounmpo
Middleton has career-best 51, Bucks win minus Antetokounmpo

Khris Middleton dedicated the best game of his career to Kobe Bryant. Middleton scored a career-high 51 points, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 151-131 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. Middleton, hoping to be chosen an All-Star reserve for the second straight year on Thursday,

Missouri ends four-game skid with 72-69 win over Georgia
Missouri ends four-game skid with 72-69 win over Georgia

Missouri overcame a 20-point deficit in the second half to defeat Georgia 72-69 on Tuesday night in Columbia, ending a four-game losing streak. ''I needed that to sleep a little bit better,'' Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said. The Bulldogs (11-9, 1-6 Southeastern Conference) jumped

Coach K screams at Duke fans, defending Jeff Capel
Coach K screams at Duke fans, defending Jeff Capel

This was a wild scene.

GAME RECAP: Suns 133, Mavericks 104
GAME RECAP: Suns 133, Mavericks 104

Devin Booker leads the Suns with 32 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds in Phoenix's win over Dallas on Tuesday night.

GAME RECAP: Bucks 151, Wizards 131
GAME RECAP: Bucks 151, Wizards 131

Khris Middleton scores a career-high 51 points and adds 10 rebounds as Milwaukee takes down Washington, 151-131.

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

Zion Williamson scored 14 points - all inside - in an uneventful NBA road debut and Jrue Holiday scored 26, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 125-111 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Brandon Ingram scored 24 and Nicolo Melli made two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to

Brooks, Valanciunas lead Grizzlies to third straight win
Brooks, Valanciunas lead Grizzlies to third straight win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Denver Nuggets 104-96 Tuesday night for their third straight win.

No. 25 Rutgers holds on to beat Purdue 70-63
No. 25 Rutgers holds on to beat Purdue 70-63

PISCATAWAY, NJ (AP) -- Caleb McConnell scored 16 points, making 12 of 13 free throw attempts, and No. 25 Rutgers nearly blew a 17-point lead before holding off Purdue, 70-63 on Tuesday night.

Embiid scores 24 in uniform No. 24 for Bryant in 76ers
Embiid scores 24 in uniform No. 24 for Bryant in 76ers' win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- - Joel Embiid had to do it like the kids on the playground, a yell of "Kobe!" as he shot a fadeaway in the one-night-only No. 24 jersey he wore for his basketball idol. Embiid buried the bucket to give him a tidy 24 points - and yes, eight defensive rebounds - in a somber

Clark drives Virginia past No. 5 Florida State, 61-56
Clark drives Virginia past No. 5 Florida State, 61-56

Kihei Clark was the littlest player on the court, but he made the biggest play. The 5-foot-9 guard made the go-ahead layup with 59 seconds left, and Virginia ended No. 5 Florida State's 10-game winning streak, 61-56, on Tuesday night. Clark drove down the left side of the lane, reached across and

McCarty's jumper lifts N. Illinois over Ohio 61-59

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Eugene German scored 18 points, Noah McCarty added a career-high 16, including the game-winning shot, and Northern Illinois beat Ohio 61-59 on Tuesday night to win its third straight.

Hayward scores 29, Celtics hold off Heat 109-101
Hayward scores 29, Celtics hold off Heat 109-101

Gordon Hayward had 29 points and nine rebounds, Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics led virtually the entire way to beat the Miami Heat 109-101 on Tuesday night. Kemba Walker added 16 points and eight assists for Boston, which got 11 points from Marcus Smart and a 10-point, 11-rebound

GAME RECAP: Sixers 115, Warriors 104
GAME RECAP: Sixers 115, Warriors 104

Joel Embiid leads Philly to a 115-104 win over Golden State, scoring 24 points as he dons a No. 24 jersey.

No. 2 Baylor women beat Iowa St for 48th Big 12 win in row
No. 2 Baylor women beat Iowa St for 48th Big 12 win in row

Juicy Landrum scored 22 points, Te'a Cooper had 19 with a career-high five 3-pointers and No. 2 Baylor won its 48th consecutive regular-season Big 12 game with a 83-62 win over Iowa State on Tuesday night. Lauren Cox and DiDi Richards both had double-doubles for Baylor, while Queen Egbo had 12 points


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