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Fog likely to figure prominently in probe of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash1/27/2020 2:48:11 PM Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft.
NBA great Kobe Bryant and daughter among nine killed in helicopter crash near Los Angeles1/27/2020 2:46:53 PM Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time greatest players and an athlete of global renown, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said.
Obituary: Bryant, a transcendent star who never took a night off1/27/2020 2:46:53 PM Kobe Bryant became one of the greatest players in basketball, a transcendent star who went straight from high school to the game's biggest stage and brought "Showtime" back to the Los Angeles Lakers for two glittering decades.
Djokovic and Osaka lead tennis community in mourning 'mentor' Bryant1/27/2020 2:46:53 PM Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic led the tennis world in mourning for "mentor" Kobe Bryant on Monday after Melbourne Park awoke to the news that the NBA great had died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others.
Nadal rides out Kyrgios challenge to reach quarter-finals1/27/2020 1:57:13 PM Rafa Nadal suffered his first lost set of the tournament but rode out a challenge from a wholly committed Nick Kyrgios to move into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the 12th time with a 6-3 3-6 7-6(6) 7-6(4) victory on Monday.
Olympics: Women's basketball qualifier moved from China to Serbia1/27/2020 1:55:54 PM A women's Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for this year's Tokyo Games has been moved from China to Serbia as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Coaches welcome WTA trial of allowing coaching from stand1/27/2020 1:07:30 PM Coaches have welcomed the WTA Tour's decision to allow them to help players from the stands this season after the issue became a hot topic following the 2018 U.S. Open final when Serena Williams was controversially penalized.
Zverev halts Rublev juggernaut to reach first Melbourne quarters1/27/2020 12:37:48 PM Seventh seed Alexander Zverev of Germany strolled past childhood friend Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-4 6-4 on Monday to end the Russian's 15-match winning streak and book his maiden quarter-final spot in the Australian Open.
Pavlyuchenkova ousts former champion Kerber to reach quarters1/27/2020 11:42:30 AM Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stayed aggressive in the face of a spirited fightback from former champion Angelique Kerber to move into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 6-2 win on Monday.
Kobe Bryant, daughter 'Mambacita' died pursuing basketball dream1/27/2020 10:26:44 AM Kobe Bryant called his daughter Gianna "Mambacita" after his own court nickname, "Black Mamba," confident she would follow in his footsteps and become a professional basketball player.
Wawrinka finds the answers to take down Medvedev1/27/2020 8:50:56 AM Former champion Stan Wawrinka emerged from a mid-match loss of confidence to battle past Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 2-6 4-6 7-6(2) 6-2 victory on Monday.
Muguruza powers past Bertens into last eight1/27/2020 8:38:06 AM Garbine Muguruza's participation at the Australian Open had been in doubt due to illness but Monday's demolition of Kiki Bertens to reach the quarter-finals proved she is not only nearing full health but could also be a genuine title contender.
Counter-punching Halep beats Mertens to reach quarters1/27/2020 7:57:41 AM Simona Halep had to be at her counter-punching best to fight off another determined second-set comeback bid from Elise Mertens on Monday as the Romanian world number three advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
Highlights: Day eight at the Australian Open1/27/2020 7:57:41 AM Highlights of the eighth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Monday (times AEDT; GMT+11):
'Blessed' Sandgren hopes to keep dream alive with Federer up next1/27/2020 6:45:44 AM Roger Federer continues his quest for a 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Tuesday but for his journeyman opponent Tennys Sandgren their quarter-final meeting is the latest chapter in a story of survival in professional tennis.
NBA roundup: Pelicans gets first win with Zion1/27/2020 5:50:08 AM Zion Williamson had his first double-double as an NBA player, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the first time with him in the lineup, 123-108 over the visiting Boston Celtics on Sunday.
Tokyo 2020 to power Olympic torch with hydrogen for first time1/27/2020 5:28:00 AM Hydrogen will be used for the first time to power the Olympic torch during its journey through Japan, organizers said on Monday, as part of Tokyo 2020's efforts to hold an environmentally friendly Games.
Kontaveit holds off teenager Swiatek to reach last eight1/27/2020 5:17:12 AM Anett Kontaveit fought off a spirited challenge from Polish teenager Iga Swiatek to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-7(4) 7-5 7-5 victory in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday.
Thiem sails past Monfils into maiden Melbourne quarters1/27/2020 5:02:02 AM Fifth seed Dominic Thiem kept his flawless record against Gael Monfils intact with a trouble-free 6-2 6-4 6-4 victory on Monday to reach his maiden Australian Open quarter-final.
Factbox: Reaction to the death of former NBA player Kobe Bryant1/27/2020 3:46:09 AM Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died aged 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also among the victims.