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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. an hour 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.

In Italy, Kobe Bryant to be mourned for a week’s worth of games

In the country where he grew up, Kobe Bryant will be mourned for an entire week.

Watch: Kobe Bryant brags about daughter Gianna and her love of basketball in 2018 TV appearance

When fans would see Kobe Bryant with his daughter, Gianna, they would often mention that he and his wife, Vanessa who are parents to four girls, should have a boy, someone to carry on the Lakers star’s basketball legacy. But the 13-year-old, an avid player with professional basketball aspirations of her own, didn’t think her parents needed to have a boy to do that.