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Sunday's pain: Five scenes that captured the grief about Kobe Bryant's death

Jan 27, 2020

Social media captured the ways that Kobe Bryant was remembered, celebrated and grieved as news of his death spread on Sunday.

Twins betting on age-defying metrics of Josh Donaldson

Jan 27, 2020

The Twins' willingness to offer four years and $92 million to Donaldson is a matter of balancing what the big-picture numbers about age and regression are saying vs. what Donaldson might do as he gets older.

With skid at nine, Wolves determined to stick with the system

Jan 27, 2020

But Andrew Wiggins, for one, says, "I feel like at the start of the year we were such underdogs, and we played with more of a chip on our shoulder. And then we got complacent. ... I feel like we kind of lost our edge."

Crews work to recover remains at site of Kobe Bryant's crash

Jan 27, 2020

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.

Grading the Vikings: Eric Kendricks' 2019 makes him one of NFL's best linebackers

Jan 27, 2020

Eric Kendricks wasn't given official credit for the first forced fumble in Los Angeles, where he prevented Chargers running back Austin Ekeler from recovering Philip Rivers' fumble, allowing Ifeadi Odenigbo to scoop and score from 56 yards away. Sometime …

Young Kobe Bryant was a work-in-progress under Willie Burton's watch

Jan 27, 2020

When Willie Burton played for the Philadelphia 76ers, he worked out regularly with Kobe Bryant, then a high school phenom at Lower Merion High in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Like consecutive no-hitters: Watch U gymnast Lexy Ramler score another perfect 10

Jan 27, 2020

Gophers gymnast Lexy Ramler, a junior from St. Michael, scored the first 10 by a Gopher ever at the Maturi Pavilion but it's Ramler's second on the beam in back-to-back meets.

Gophers' Daniel Oturu on Kobe Bryant's impact: 'You were my hero.'

Jan 27, 2020

"You were more than just my favorite player," Gophers star Daniel Oturu wrote on Instagram. "You were my hero. My heart is so broken. Rest in Peace Kobe. I'll never forget what you meant to me."

Four daughters made Kobe Bryant four times lucky as citizen of this planet

Jan 27, 2020

When it comes to kids, boys are terrific, and girls are the best. This is a secret better learned late than never.

Andre Patterson and Adam Zimmer named Vikings co-defensive coordinators

Jan 27, 2020

The move gives Mike Zimmer's son a promotion after six years working with the Vikings' linebackers, while rewarding Patterson for his work in shaping the defensive line.