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Kobe Bryant never stopped trying to inspire

Kobe Bryant approached his post-basketball life with the same Mamba Mentality he displayed as a player: an audacious, unyielding will to motivate the next generation.

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant: Remembrances and reaction

Find all of ESPN's coverage on Bryant, the Lakers and reaction around the NBA here.

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KOBE BRYANT (1978-2020)

The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

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Melo's relationship with Kobe went beyond basketball

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Tiger 'unbelievably sad' to hear about Kobe's death

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Djokovic: Kobe was a mentor to me

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Fans at MSG chant 'Kobe Bryant'

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Fizdale: No news has hit me harder than Kobe's death

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LeBron emotional departing Lakers' plane

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Madison Square Garden illuminated in Lakers colors

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Stephen A.: Kobe had a relentless work ethic

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Nichols: Kobe loved being a dad

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Woj: Kobe was immense around the world

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FOOTBALL

PREMIER LEAGUE

Who should Prem's 'Big Six' sell before January transfer deadline?

As the clock ticks down to the Premier League's Jan. 31 transfer deadline, who are the players that the "Big Six" could, or should, dump?

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Jesus tells Guardiola: I want penalty duties back

Striker Gabriel Jesus has vowed to reclaim penalty duties at Manchester City after being axed by manager Pep Guardiola following a series of misses.

Transfers

LIVE Transfer Talk: Spurs' quest to sign Milan's Piatek back on

Tottenham are trying to retool their attack in January and part of the plan involves a trip to Milan. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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Why a Bale return to Spurs would be 'complicated'

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Marcotti: Conte signing players that he knows for Inter

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NBA

KOBE BRYANT TRIBUTES

Kobe Bryant's love for soccer is part of NBA great's legacy

Kobe Bryant's childhood love of soccer made him an early champion of the sport in the United States, even after he became an NBA star.

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In Europe and Asia, fans pay tribute to Kobe

In Europe and Asia, where Kobe Bryant had great popularity, fans and politicians reacted to his sudden death.

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FOOTBALL

FA CUP

Man United's FA Cup win does little to alleviate the growing negativity at the club

Man United may have defeated Tranmere 6-0 but that result won't paper over the many problems -- on and off the field -- facing the club at present.

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FA Cup review: Liverpool at fault for replay, Man United get it right!

Shrewsbury tap into cup magic to force Liverpool replay, Man United get something right. Here are the top takeaways from the FA Cup this weekend.

EXCLUSIVE: Klopp fumes over expanding schedule

Jurgen Klopp promises that less games and more rest for players will take football to the next level.

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ENGLAND IN SA 2019-20

4TH TEST, JOHANNESBURG

Wood's nine-wicket haul wraps up 3-1 England win

Rassie van der Dussen falls short of maiden Test hundred as South Africa fold on fourth day

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Stats - SA's rare run of defeats at home

Joe Root becomes fifth man to reach 20 wins as England captain

Slow over rate costs SA six WTC points, 60% of match fees

Faf du Plessis' team charged after falling three overs short of target in absence of a spinner

TENNIS

AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 8

Djokovic, Federer & Barty headline quarterfinal action

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Kyrgios motivated to perform in memory of Kobe

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Nadal needs 4th-set tiebreak to beat Kyrgios

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has ended Nick Kyrgios' Australian Open run, defeating the crowd favourite over four highly entertaining sets on Rod Laver Arena.

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NFL

Barnwell picks next season's 49ers: Five teams that have ingredients for a rapid rise

The Lions get back their quarterback and have to improve on defense ... right? These five teams could take huge leaps next season.

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