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Today β€” January 29th 2020NPR Sports

College Baseball Coach Died In Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

By Adolfo Guzman Lopez

The helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter also killed three members of another family. The baseball coach at Orange Coast College died along with his wife and daughter.

  • January 29th 2020 at 11:09
Yesterday β€” January 28th 2020NPR Sports

Black Hockey Players Celebrated In NHL's Mobile History Museum

By Ryan Delaney
Willie O

The National Hockey League was the last major sports league to integrate, and is still the least diverse, with a lot to do to develop talent and build goodwill in minority communities.

(Image credit: B Bennett/Getty Images)

  • January 28th 2020 at 21:00

The Complicated Legacy Of Kobe Bryant

NPR's Noel King talks to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan and Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackistone about the legacy of NBA star Kobe Bryant.

  • January 28th 2020 at 11:04
Before yesterdayNPR Sports

Remembering Kobe Bryant β€” And The Shadow On His Legacy

By A MartΓ­nez

As the world remembers the achievements and mentorship of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, it also remembers the sexual assault allegations he faced in 2003.

  • January 27th 2020 at 22:11

Los Angeles Mourns Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant

By Nathan Rott

Los Angeles is in mourning after the sudden death of former basketball star Kobe Bryant. The five-time NBA champion and former league MVP played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • January 27th 2020 at 22:11

The Sports World Is Coming To Terms With Kobe Bryant's Death

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been called one of the greatest players in the NBA. Bryant, one of his daughters, and several others died Sunday in a helicopter crash

  • January 27th 2020 at 13:21

News Brief: Impeachment Trial, Kobe Bryant, Coronavirus Spreads

By Steve Inskeep

The Senate impeachment trial enters its second week. Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash. And, public health officials are trying to figure out how the coronavirus is spreading.

  • January 27th 2020 at 11:05

Fans Pay Tribute To NBA Star Kobe Bryant, Who Died Sunday

By Caroline Champlin

Basketball fans gathered outside the Staples Center to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant. The former Lakers star died in a helicopter crash. Many said Bryant sparked their love for the NBA.

  • January 27th 2020 at 11:05

Kobe Was 'More Than An Athlete': The Sports World Mourns A Basketball Legend

By Emma Bowman
Valerie Samano, left, places flowers at a memorial near the Staples Center in Los Angeles, after the death of Laker legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday.

The retired Los Angeles Lakers star died at age 41 in a plane crash on Sunday. Former teammates, peers and other sports legends expressed their grief and shock on social media.

(Image credit: Michael Owen Baker/AP)

  • January 27th 2020 at 02:47

Climate Change Threatens Future Of Sports

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Dave Zirin about how climate change is impacting sports around the globe, including the poor air quality at the Australian Open.

  • January 26th 2020 at 23:13

Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

By Tom Goldman

Former NBA star Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years, was 41.

  • January 26th 2020 at 23:11

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna Die In Helicopter Crash

By James Doubek
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after beating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The NBA star who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons was killed Sunday in Southern California, along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter.

(Image credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

  • January 26th 2020 at 21:21

Saturday Sports: MLB Manager Vacancies; Australian Open Upset

Two championship baseball teams have no managers only three weeks from spring training, and Coco Gauff upsets the Australian Open. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.

  • January 25th 2020 at 13:53

As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game

By Aubri Juhasz
Scooter Norton, captain of the Washington-Liberty High School

Today, more than 170 colleges and universities offer esports. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.

(Image credit: Kisha Ravi/NPR)

  • January 24th 2020 at 19:13

New York Teenager Wants The Super Bowl Moved To Saturday

Frankie Ruggeri started a petition to move future Super Bowls to Saturday. He says more people would watch if it's not played on a school night. He's gotten more than 13,000 signatures.

  • January 23rd 2020 at 12:17

Mexican Superstar Chicharito Joins LA Galaxy Of MLS

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sports Illustrated's Luis Miguel Echegaray about Mexican soccer superstar Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez joining LA Galaxy, and what this means for the U.S. league.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

Super Bowl-Bound Chiefs Re-Energize Kansas City

By Frank Morris

For the first time in 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs will face off against the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

  • January 20th 2020 at 22:14

Kansas City Chiefs To Play San Francisco 49ers In Super Bowl LIV

By Emma Bowman
Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans 35-24 in the AFC Championship on Sunday. The 49ers followed with an NFC victory over the Green Bay Packers, 37-20. The Chiefs and 49ers will meet in Miami Feb. 2.

(Image credit: Ed Zurga/AP)

  • January 20th 2020 at 05:31

Saturday Sports: Baseball Cheating Scandal

By Tom Goldman

Cameras, a trash cans, code — maybe even buzzers. The ingredients of a cheating scheme by the Houston Astros, who won the World Series in 2017, and narrowly lost it last year.

  • January 18th 2020 at 13:55

ESPN's Howard Bryant On 'Full Dissidence'

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to ESPN senior writer — and regular Weekend Edition contributor — Howard Bryant about his new book, Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field.

  • January 18th 2020 at 13:55