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‘He was a voice who opened up doors’ — The Undefeated

When Lolana “Lane” Madrid caught wind that Roseville High School’s athletic department was facing a financial crisis last year as a high school freshman, she knew exactly what to do. Reach out to Kobe Bryant. It didn’t matter that she had met Bryant just once, while playing for the Cal Stars AAU team that had …

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Kobe Bryant death: Shaq, Dwyane Wade pay tribute on TNT

Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on TNT’s pregame show on Tuesday night, honoring their former teammate and opponent two days after his death.  “We’re not going to be able to joke at his Hall-of-Fame ceremony,” O’Neal said to start the program. “We’re not going to be able to say, ‘I …

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Man Utd have Fernandes in the bag… but Solskjaer’s Sanchez stance dampens fans’ joy – The Sun

IF OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER thought the carrot of Alexis Sanchez returning in the summer might placate Manchester United fans he was sadly mistaken. As he prepared for the daunting task of overturning a 3-1 deficit against neighbours City in the Carabao Cup semi-final, a defiant Solskjaer proclaimed: “Alexis will come back in the summer and …

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I’ve been lucky to coach several Fijian players: Cotter – FBC News

New Flying Fijians Coach Vern Cotter is blessed to have crossed path with Fijian players in his colorful career. Cotter who is expected to officially start in June says he is looking forward to leading the Flying Fijians. https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/290120AC-Cotter.mp3 “I’ve been lucky enough to coach several Fijian players during my career in France and I …

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Aston Villa 2, Leicester 1: Trezeguet seals League Cup final spot

Phil Oldham/BPI/Shutterstock BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) – Aston Villa scored in the third minute of stoppage time to clinch a 2-1 win over Leicester and reach the final of the English League Cup on Tuesday. Egypt midfielder Trezeguet volleyed in at the back post to earn Villa a 3-2 victory on aggregate and book his team …

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Protests at Woodward’s home, Bruno Fernandes updates, Gomez scouted, Sanchez return – The Sun

MAN UTD have reportedly upped the ante with a new bid for Bruno Fernandes, which is set to force Sporting’s hand this week. And there could be a return to the Red Devils at the end of the season for Alexis Sanchez. Meanwhile, United sent scouts to watch Maxi Gomez at Valencia, with a view …

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Israel Folau finds new club in Super League – FBC News

Super League side Catalans Dragons have announced the signing of controversial Australian full-back Israel Folau, who joins with immediate effect. The 30-year-old dual-code international, who has not played since being sacked by Rugby Australia last May for making homophobic comments on social media, has signed a one-year contract with the club. Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch …

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Stream, TV channel, kick off time and team news for Carabao Cup semi-final – The Sun

ASTON VILLA and Leicester are all set for a final four showdown. With the tie locked at 1-1 after their first meeting at the King Power, the stage is set for a cracking Carabao Cup tie under the lights in the Midlands. Kick off at 7.45pm from Villa Park Watch live on Sky Sports Main …

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NBA power rankings: Kawhi Leonard, Clippers remain a powerhouse

It seems as though we forgot about the Clippers for a brief stretch of 2019-20. Perhaps the absences from Los Angeles’ superstars has played a roll, or maybe it’s a simple case of Little Brother Syndrome. Regardless, any discussion of Finals contenders should have the Clippers mentioned in the first breath. Doc Rivers and Co. …

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