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Kobe Bryant’s helicopter lacked warning device that would have alerted pilot to hillside, NTSB says

The helicopter ferrying basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others that slammed into a hillside near Los Angeles Sunday wasn’t equipped with a device designed to warn pilots when they’re in danger of hitting rising terrain. 27 minutes ago

John Altobelli, baseball coach killed in Bryant crash, honored at team’s opener

John Altobelli’s Orange Coast College baseball team opened its season as scheduled on Tuesday against Chula Vista Southwestern. 32 minutes ago

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Dusty Baker close to landing Astros’ manager job

Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros. 2 hours ago

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Roger Federer dodges seven match points to gain Australian semifinals

The 20-time Grand Slam champion pushed past 100th-ranked Tennys Sandgren of the United States in a grueling five-set match.

How the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant unfolded

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, 41, who led the team to five NBA championships in his 20-year career with the franchise, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people who were killed Sunday morning when the helicopter they were in crashed amid foggy conditions and burst into flames in the hilly terrain of Calabasas, Calif.

LeBron James posts touching Instagram tribute to Kobe Bryant

LeBron James has broken his silence on Kobe Bryant’s death with a touching Instagram tribute in which James promises to continue the former Los Angeles Lakers legend’s legacy.

NBC Sports Boston and partners get fancy new home

The new Needham facility that will house NBCSB, NBC 10, NECN, and Telemundo gives the outlets a chance to take better advantage of changing technology.

Investigators work scene of Kobe Bryant’s chopper crash

Coroner’s officials worked to recover victims’ remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in weather so foggy that local police departments had grounded their own choppers.