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Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had violation over flying in reduced visibility

Ara Zobayan was reprimanded over incident in May 2015Other helicopter pilots divided over severity of penaltyNBA superstar and eight others died in crash last monthThe pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a southern California hillside, killing Kobe…

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Drug agents say NFL player Greg Robinson had 157lb of marijuana when arrested

Browns tackle being held in a Texas jail after arrest27-year-old faces 20 years in jail if convicted of crimeNFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a Texas jail without bond on Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157lb (71kg) of mari…

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Drug agents say NFL player Greg Robinson had 157lb of marijuana when arrested

Browns tackle being held in a Texas jail after arrest27-year-old faces 20 years in jail if convicted of crimeNFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a Texas jail without bond on Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157lb (71kg) of mari…

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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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Dramatic police chase gatecrashes Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade

Two people taken into custody after chase on city streetsThousands of fans gather to celebrate Kansas City’s titleKansas City Chiefs fans waiting in freezing temperatures for their team’s Super Bowl victory parade got some unexpected action on Tuesday….

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NFL’s Saints helped shape ‘pedophile list’ of accused clergy, lawyers say

Court papers say team helped pick names for accused listAttorneys accuse Saints of misleading statements in inquiryThe New Orleans Saints maintain their behind-the-scenes public relations work on the area’s Roman Catholic sexual abuse crisis was “minim…

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Vanessa Bryant speaks for first time of loss of Kobe and Gianna

Basketball superstar’s widow posts about devastation of losing husband and daughterThree days after the Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash, his wife, Vanessa, has spoke…

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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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Murals honor Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna – in pictures

Fans and artists around the world have responded to the shocking deaths of the NBA star and his daughter in a helicopter crashKobe Bryant ranked at the very top in the pantheon of US sports megastars Continue reading…

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College football coach suspended after naming Hitler as dream dinner guest

‘Bad intentions but you can’t deny he wasn’t a great leader’Grand Valley State University launches investigationGrand Valley State University has suspended one of its football coaches after he named Adolf Hitler as a dream dinner guest.Morris Berger, w…

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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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Kobe Bryant obituary

Basketball superstar who achieved global fame with two Olympic gold medals and five NBA titles during 20 years at the LA LakersKobe Bryant, who has died aged 41 in a helicopter crash, was a basketball phenomenon – a transcendent, if enigmatic, supersta…

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Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and their shared love of basketball – video report

Gianna Bryant had dreamed of playing basketball professionally like her father, Kobe Bryant, but on 26 January, both she and her father were killed, along with seven others, when the helicopter they were travelling on crashed in California.Over the pas…

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Kobe Bryant leaves memories of stellar basketball career – video obituary

Kobe Bryant, who has died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41, was a basketball prodigy, spending his entire storied career with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won five NBA championships. The Lakers star, nicknamed the Black Mamba, scored 81 point…

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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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Kobe Bryant: NBA legend dies in helicopter crash at age of 41

Basketball star was involved in crash in California on SundayNo other survivors reported in Calabasas incidentKobe Bryant: a life in picturesKobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 41.Brya…

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Conor McGregor hails Donald Trump as ‘USA goat’ on MLK Day

UFC fighter says Trump has been ‘Phenomenal President’UFC president Dana White is also a keen fan of presidentConor McGregor fresh from a lightning quick victory over Donald Cerrone in his UFC comeback has praised the presidency of Donald Trump.Trump m…

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Alyssa Nakken becomes first female coach in MLB history

Nakken, a former softball standout at first base for Sacramento State, was named an assistant manager of the San Francisco GiantsAlyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history on Thursday when she was named an a…

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Colin Kaepernick attacks US ‘imperialism’ in wake of Suleimani strike

Former NFL star has been long-term critic of US policiesKareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kaepernick is America’s black GrinchColin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who has used his platform to highlight racial injustice within the United States, has turned his atte…