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Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal pay emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant – video

Vanessa Bryant held back tears in an emotional tribute to her late husband and NBA legend Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a public memorial service held at the Staples Center. The former basketball greats Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal also gav…

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Kobe Bryant memorial: NBA fans pay tribute at Staples Center – live updates

Live coverage from Los Angeles at home of LakersKobe and Gianna Bryant and seven others died in January crashLeBron James and James Harden among attendees in LAEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 6.28pm GMT It appears the actual event …

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Kobe and Gianna Bryant buried in private ceremony near family home

Death certificates say father and daughter buried last FridayPublic memorial will be held later this month in LAKobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried on Friday in a private ceremony near the family’s southern California home, ac…

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LA mourns Kobe Bryant, activist and icon: ‘We didn’t just lose a basketball player’

Tributes spring up across the city, where many saw him as a beacon of hope in an era of deep divisionMurals honor Bryant and his daughter Gianna – in picturesIn Los Angeles, everyone is mourning Kobe Bryant in their own way.Within hours of his death on…

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Kobe Bryant death: NBA star’s helicopter lacked recommended warning system

NBA champion and eight others were killed on SundayEarly warning system may not have prevented crashThe helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to the ground but it is unclear it woul…

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‘Devastating’: America mourns Kobe Bryant after death in helicopter crash

Trump and Obama send condolences to Bryant familyDaughter Gianna, 13, among nine people killed in CaliforniaAmerica remains in shock over the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash on Sunday.It emerged on Monday that the hel…

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‘Part of LA has died’: Fans pay tribute to Kobe Bryant outside Staples Center – video

Kobe Bryant fans gathered outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the NBA legend after learning of his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. ‘Today’s the day that part of LA died, it’s been a tough day’ said one fan in trib…

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‘The city is bleeding’: LA Lakers fans gather to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

NBA legend died at age of 41 in helicopter crash on SundayMemorials and tributes appear at Staples CenterKobe Bryant fans from across the city gathered at Los Angeles’ Staples Center to pay tribute to the NBA legend after learning of his death in a hel…

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Justin Gimelstob pleads no contest to assaulting friend during trick-or-treat session

Former tennis player and coach given three years’ probationRandall Kaplan says Gimelstob hit him multiple times Prosecutors in Los Angeles say tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a f…

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LA coroner rules woman was killed by foul ball at Dodger Stadium

ESPN obtains coroner’s report on incident last AugustBall traveled over protective netting and struck 79-year-oldA woman died as a result of being struck in the head by a foul ball at Dodger Stadium last August, according to a coroner’s report obtained…

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Los Angeles now has a Super Bowl team, but does anyone care?

A Super Bowl win could help shift the narrative that LA has more interesting things to distract itself than the RamsThere isn’t a football fan base more fractured than the one in Los Angeles. The United States’ second-largest media market was devoid of…

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Los Angeles FC mark arrival with Hollywood ending to open new stadium

Bob Bradley’s LAFC won their home opener on an injury-time winner, but the best may be yet to come for the promising expansion clubOn a grimy corner of downtown Los Angeles, LAFC were selling a dream from the unpromising surroundings of a warehouse adj…

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LA Dodgers game abandoned after sewage lake forms in foul territory

Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles: ‘I smelled it. It was nasty, man’Leak blamed on water-main leak at Dodger StadiumSpring training came to a repulsive end on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.The exhibition finale between the Angels and Dodgers was cut sh…

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Golfer Bill Haas released from hospital after car crash that killed driver

Collision killed driver of Ferrari golfer was driving inActor Luke Wilson escaped injury after clipping Haas’s carProfessional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalised but escaped serious injuries following a crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the…

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Los Angeles Lakers retire Kobe Bryant’s No8 and No24 jerseys in NBA first

Bryant becomes 10th Laker to have uniform number retired by teamGuard wore No8 for first half of two-decade career and No24 for secondAlthough Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn’t sure who would win a mystical game of one-on-one betwee…

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Romelu Lukaku reimburses police for Beverly Hills party callouts this summer

Lukaku, 24, had been arrested over noise complaints after $75m transferFootballer ‘deeply regrets’ behavior and was ordered to pay fines and feesManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku “deeply regrets” his behavior and has reimbursed police for repeate…

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‘Entitled’ Beverly Hills parents drive kids’ soccer ref to quit: ‘I despise you’

Avery Krut pens withering letter explaining his departure, saying parents are ‘disrespectful and damaging the children’ with their behaviourAvery Krut’s farewell letter to the parents of Beverly Hills is the literary equivalent of a flying kick to the …

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The NFL’s LA teams could bring empty stadium porn to a whole new level

America’s biggest league now has two Los Angeles teams. Judging from opening weekend, there may not be many fans to watch them

In American sports there seems to be an obsession with empty stadiums during games. It’s as if some secret mandate exists requiring fans to spend hundreds of dollars for tickets, drop $15 for a beer and then spend two hours trying to exit a postgame parking lot.

Nonetheless, sports writers – including this one at times – feel compelled to snap photos of empty stadium seats and share them on social media. These pictures usually include some snarky observation about the home team or a swipe at fans who left early.

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Los Angeles reaches deal over hosting 2028 Summer Olympics

  • Paris expected to land 2024 Games after Tokyo hosts in 2020
  • IOC president Thomas Bach welcomes LA’s decision

Los Angeles has accepted a deal to stage the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games – which means that the 2024 Games will be heading to Paris.

The Los Angeles Organising Committee confirmed that it had signed a contract with the International Olympic Committee that will see it given £1.8bn to compensate it for stepping aside until 2028 and to help it increase participation for youth sports programmes.

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OJ Simpson will not be welcome on USC campus after release from prison

  • USC football coach says Simpson ‘will not be a part of our functions’
  • Simpson won Heisman trophy as star running back at Los Angeles school
  • Ex-NFL star, now 70, will be released from prison on parole in October

OJ Simpson will no longer be welcome on the University of Southern California campus where he rose to national fame on the gridiron when he’s released from prison in October.

USC football coach Clay Helton said Simpson, who was granted parole last week in Nevada after serving nearly nine years in a Nevada prison for a botched robbery attempt, would not be permitted to attend a Trojans practice.

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