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How Kobe Bryant championed growth of women's basketball through Mamba Cup and more

(LOS ANGELES) -- "Mamba mentality" is more than a mantra uttered by ambitious athletes -- it was the driving force behind Kobe Bryant and his efforts to inspire and foster player development, particularly within women's basketball.The basketball legend tragically died along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in…... Read More

Celebrity fans pay homage to NBA legend Kobe Bryant

(NEW YORK) -- Celebrity sports fans from around the world are paying homage to NBA legend Kobe Bryant after he died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.Fellow former NBA stars Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce and Scottie Pippen were among the high-profile players who reacted to news of the…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/26/20

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 117, Portland 110Toronto 110, San Antonio 106Memphis 114, Phoenix 109L.A. Clippers 112, Orlando 97Atlanta 152, Washington 133NY Knicks 110, Brooklyn 97New Orleans 123, Boston 108Portland 139, Indiana 129TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLOregon 96, UCLA 75Maryland 77, IndianaHouston68, South Florida…... Read More

Usain Bolt reveals girlfriend Kasi Bennett is pregnant

(NEW YORK) -- Olympian Usain Bolt is officially adding to his family tree.The retired sprinter and his longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, announced they're expecting their first child together.An excited Bolt shared the news in a new Instagram post on Thursday, showing a photo of a pregnant Bennett wearing a billowing…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/23/20

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 124, Cleveland 112L.A. Lakers 128, Brooklyn 113Dallas 133, Portland 125TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIndiana 67, Michigan St. 63Houston 63, UConn 59Colorado 78, Washington St. 56Oregon 79, Southern Cal 70 -- Double OTCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada

(LAS VEGAS) -- The Silver and Black officially have been renamed the Las Vegas Raiders, and one of the organization's first orders of business is helping eliminate meal debt in Nevada. The first order of business for the Las Vegas Raiders?Eliminating the meal debt across the entire state of Nevada:…... Read More

Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty accused of punching boy during photo shoot

(PHILADELPHIA) -- Gritty, the highly popular mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, is known for his antics both on and off the ice -- but one family alleges that he may have gone too far after accusing the mascot of punching a 13-year-old boy. Philadelphia Police say that they are investigating the…... Read More

Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Police issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a truck driver. Brown, 31, and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both accused of assaulting a moving truck driver outside of the football player's home in Hollywood, Florida, on…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/22/20

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOklahoma City 120, Orlando 114Toronto 107, Philadelphia 95Detroit 127, Sacramento 106Atlanta 102, L.A. Clippers 95L.A. Lakers 100, New York 92Boston 119, Memphis 95Miami 134, Washington 129 -- OTHouston 121, Denver 105Chicago 117, Minnesota 110Indiana 112, Phoenix 87San Antonio…... Read More

Kansas vs. Kansas State basketball game ends with bench-clearing brawl

(NEW YORK) -- Tuesday night's NCAA basketball showdown between rivals Kansas and Kansas State was marred by a bench-clearing brawl in the final seconds that saw players from both sides throwing punches. Kansas had a 22-point lead and was trying to dribble out the clock with just seconds remaining when…... Read More

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

(NEW YORK) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame will have two new stars joining its ranks this year.Derek Jeter and Larry Walker were voted into the Hall Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Jeter, a former shortstop for the New York Yankees who served as the team’s captain for…... Read More