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Sheriff's deputies on horseback leave the scene of a helicopter crash, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others, in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

- Associated Press

A veteran pilot who plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said.

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) reacts after scoring against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during first period NHL hockey action Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Vrana has goal, assist as Capitals beat Canadiens

Associated Press

Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist as the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Monday night for their fourth straight win.

In this Jan. 19, 2020, photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy as he celebrates winning a NFL, AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo. The most compelling dramas in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off of it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)  **FILE**

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

- Associated Press

America’s ever-expanding gambling landscape, the continued strength of fantasy football, the league’s steady growth in Britain and other countries, along with a fair share of good games placed in the correct time slots and made available on a growing number of platforms also played roles in keeping eyeballs focused on the games.

Minnesota Viking quarterback Joe Kapp is hauled down by Kansas City Chiefs Jerry Mays (75) as another Chief moves in from the rear during the first half of Super Bowl IV, Jan. 11, 1970, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/JS) **FILE**
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LOVERRO: Historic defense led Chiefs to Super Bowl win in 1970

With the Chiefs returning to the Super Bowl Sunday for the first time since, it’s the perfect time to revisit the defense that was the final roar of the AFL. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense may be the talk of Super Bowl LIV, but in 1970, it was the Kansas City defense that stunned the football world.

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Folau moves to Europe, faces backlash over anti-gay views

- Associated Press

Israel Folau, the rugby star who was fired by Australia for social media posts that contained anti-gay views, was facing a widespread backlash on Tuesday after securing a move to French rugby league team Catalans Dragons.

Nicole Mascarenhas, wipes her eyes in front of a screen with the late Kobe Bryant at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Tears shed, joyful times recalled at Kobe Bryant memorial

- Associated Press

Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's shocking death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered outside the glistening steel-and-glass edifice where the Los Angeles Lakers legend made so much basketball history.

Michael Briggs of Philadelphia takes a photo at a small memorial left in remembrance to Kobe Bryant at the entrance of the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Wynnewood, Pa.  The 41-year-old Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people who died in the crash in Calabasas in foggy weather conditions Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

- Associated Press

Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the 2002 All-Star game ticked away. Nearly every fan in Philadelphia had booed the hometown guy whenever he touched the ball.