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Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By Greg Beacham ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote…

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MLB appoints 1st Black umpire crew chief

February 28, 2020

By Ben Walker associated press NEW YORK— Kerwin Danley became the first African American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when a series of promotions, additions and retirements were announced Thursday. The moves included Alfonso Marquez being elevated to the second Hispanic crew chief in MLB history. Crew chiefs Jeff Kellogg, Dana DeMuth, Gary…

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NFL putting stronger Rooney Rule front and center

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, right, meeting with Oakland Raiders quarterback AJ McCarron (2) during warmups before an NFL football game in Cincinnati. In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been…

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Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

February 24, 2020

By Greg Beacham LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mourners began gathering Monday in downtown Los Angeles to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the Staples Center, hours before Bryant’s memorial service was scheduled to start The basketball superstar and his 13-year-old daughter will be honored in a public memorial at the arena where Bryant…

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Kobe Bryant, King,and Legacy

February 14, 2020

By Chris Murray  For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  The fallout over CBS Morning News host Gayle King’s interview with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie following the death of Kobe Bryant and rapper Snoop Dogg’s profanity-laced video response to it led to some really problematic responses on social media. It also showed…

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No More Shadows

February 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Patrick Mahomes (shutterstock.com) If nothing else, the way that Patrick Mahomes’ managed to win Super Bowl LIV should keep Black quarterbacks of the future from being forced into different positions in the NFL.  By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday Sun and the Chris Murray Report  Throughout a lifetime of watching football-which dates back…

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Chiefs, Niners: A Clash of Two Styles

January 31, 2020

Super Bowl LIV could be a true heavyweight fight. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN and the Chris Murray report  Whenever someone asked him about matchups in a boxing match, the late boxing writer Bert Sugar would often answer that question by telling folks  “styles make fights.”    That’s probably the most accurate…

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Jeter one vote shy of unanimous, Walker also elected to Hall

January 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this July 9, 2011, file photo, New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter hits a home run for his 3,000th career hit during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York. Jeter could be a unanimous pick when Baseball Hall of Fame voting is…

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IOC details rules on political protests at Olympics

January 17, 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, left, and IOC member and former swimmer Kirsty Coventry, right, speak during a press conference after the executive board meeting of the IOC, at the Olympic House, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.   (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) By Graham Dunbar ASSOCIATED PRESS  LAUSANNE, Switzerland  — No…

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