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Artists celebrate Kobe Bryant with 639 (and counting) worldwide murals

LOS ANGELES -- On the day of Kobe Bryant's death in Jan. 2020, the plaza outside of Crypto.com Arena overflowed with people. Fans placed tributes everywhere. Flowers covered the ground. Tears replaced words.

A stunned silence overcame the venue's entertainment complex as it offered a place for Bryant fans to pay their respects and grieve together. In the hours and days after his passing, Los Angeles Lakers and Bryant fans found comfort in another avenue -- art.

In a Miami neighborhood, Gustavo

Chiefs-Dolphins wild-card game projected to be fourth coldest in NFL postseason history

The Kansas City Chiefs' road to consecutive Super Bowls begins Saturday against the Miami Dolphins in chilly fashion.

The forecast for Saturday night is projected to reach minus-5 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Weather Channel, which would make it the coldest ever football game in Kansas City. If the game were held in Miami, temperatures would reach a low of 62 degrees with a 30% chance of rain.

There's never been a football game in Kansas City that has reached negative temperatures. The

Who owns the Austin Reaves-jersey wearing courtside pup at Lakers game?

Brodie, a service dog wearing an Austin Reaves jersey, captures the attention of Mike Breen before showing off his dance moves during a break. (0:32)

The Los Angeles Lakers had a furry guest courtside at Monday night's game -- Brodie the dog, an 80-pound goldendoodle.

Wearing an Austin Reaves jersey on-and-off and shifting from sitting in his owner's lap to laying under him, Brodie caught the attention of celebrities and players.

He became the fan of the night at Crypto.com Arena, or as his o

Meet the artist who designs your favorite goalie's mask in a barn in Sweden

Many years ago, moos and oinks filled this bright red barn.

Set in the countryside of Sweden in Sävsjö, it served as an integral part of a farm owned by Swedish artist David Gunnarsson's grandfather. Now, the barn is the dedicated area where Gunnarsson paints the masks of some of the NHL's top goaltenders.

He's set up over a thousand square feet for his painting supplies. Airbrushes and paint dominate spaces where cows and pigs once roamed. He made it clear that there aren't any animals around

By the numbers: Jayden Daniels' historic Heisman Trophy-winning season

LSU QB Jayden Daniels is the winner of the 2023 Heisman Trophy and credits his journey to taking home the award. (5:58)

After a historic season, LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels is the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner.

Daniels becomes the third ever Heisman winner from LSU, joining Joe Burrow (2019) and Billy Cannon (1959), and second Tigers quarterback all-time. He had 3,500 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards this season, becoming the first SEC player to do so since Johnny Manziel in 2012.

Magic Johnson joins Jordan, Tiger and LeBron as fourth athlete to become billionaire

NBA Hall of Famer and businessman Earvin "Magic" Johnson is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes.

Johnson joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tiger Woods as the fourth athlete to earn billionaire status. Earlier this year, he added a minority stake in the Washington Commanders to his portfolio. He also has a 2.3% stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers and minority ownership of LAFC and Los Angeles Sparks.

Forbes estimates Johnson's net worth to be $1.2 billion as a result of his stakes i

Remembering Kobe Bryant's iconic Drew League game: 'It was magical'

Dino Smiley still remembers the details of the 2011 phone call.

Then commissioner of the Drew League, Los Angeles’ top pro-am basketball league, Smiley had seen his fair share of NBA professionals play during the league’s 38-year history.

With the NBA in a lockout and facilities closed, basketball stars had flocked to pro-ams across the country to stay in shape. Kevin Durant and LeBron James had already stopped by the Drew League that summer, putting on memorable performances.

James’ sheer si

No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama has more lows than highs in NBA Summer League debut

No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama has more lows than highs in NBA Summer League debut

LAS VEGAS — It’s been just over nine months since Victor Wembanyama’s eye-opening performances in Henderson, Nevada. His 73 combined points in two exhibition games left scouts' mouths watering over the chance to draft him.

The question then was who would end up selecting Wembanyama with the No. 1 overall pick — the San Antonio Spurs won those honors in the draft lottery — and how good he actually could be in the N

NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus wrestles shark in ocean, prompting criticism

NFL mega agent Drew Rosenhaus has negotiated more than $8 billion worth of contracts during his career. But no battle may have been as challenging as the one he participated in this week.

On a fishing trip with Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, Rosenhaus decided to wrestle a shark in the water.

Rosenhaus posted the encounter on Twitter on Tuesday, captioning it: "Went fishing with ⁦@cheetah⁩ today and decided to get up close to this Dusky Shark."

He swam toward the shark and grabbed its ta

How rookie Bobby Miller saved the Dodgers' injury-riddled starting rotation

LOS ANGELES – When Dodgers pitcher Bobby Miller steps on the mound, there’s a certain aura around him. Each pitch is with confidence. Each step comes with purpose. Each motion of the arm more times than not results in a quality offering.

“Every time he steps on the mound, it's a presence,” Dodgers outfielder David Peralta said. “Like, ‘Hey, I'm the best here.’ And that's the kind of attitude that you have to have.”

So far in his young career, the 24-year-old's production reaffirms that attitud

Lakers Vs. Nuggets Game 1 Preview: Looking To Steal Another Opening Game On Road

The Los Angeles Lakers open up the 2023 Western Conference Finals on the road against the Denver Nuggets.

It is the Lakers’ 23rd appearance in the Conference Finals, the most in NBA history. Of those appearances, the Lakers have faced the Nuggets three times, their second-most common opponent. L.A. has never lost to Denver on their quest for an NBA Finals appearance.

Everyone is available for the Lakers except center Mo Bamba, who is out with a left ankle injury. For Denver, Jamal Murray is li

How Rayah Marshall went from South Central to USC phenom

There’s a summer in Atlanta that Lynwood High School girls’ basketball coach Ellis Barfield can’t get out of his head.

His Nike Elite Youth Basketball Team, the Calstorm Knights, was playing club ball in 2019. It was a grueling trip, with three tournaments in 10 days and a game played almost every day.

The Knights prevailed, advancing to the Nike Tournament of Champions championship game. Playing a physical team from Maryland, Barfield’s team fell behind early.

A future McDonald’s All-America

USC upsets No. 19 Auburn behind stingy defense

Midway through the first half of USC’s men’s basketball game Sunday, the Trojan Marching Band had one task — play the Fight Song during a timeout.

It’s a simple assignment that the band is fully capable of, having practiced hundreds of times before. There was just one problem: Auburn fans had their own chant to sing.


As the marching band performed Fight On, traveling Auburn fans overshadowed the noise with their War Eagle chant. The uproar dominated Galen Center, as Auburn fans in opposite c

Caleb Williams wins the 2022 Heisman award

When sophomore quarterback Caleb Williams arrived in Los Angeles last February, much of the USC program was in a crisis.

The Trojans were coming off their fourth-worst winning percentage in 101 seasons. Even with his splashy hire, Head Coach Lincoln Riley was in the midst of a major program overhaul. Roster turnover was imminent and a program that seemed to be losing its fire needed a spark.

In came former five-star recruit Williams, the ultimate firework USC needed to bring it back to relevan

Inside the superstitions of USC athletes

It’s the middle of a match and women’s tennis sophomore Isabelle Lee is exhausted. Every step slowly becomes a struggle. With each point that passes, it’s more of the same — frustration that it won’t end sooner.

Tennis matches are often grueling, a marathon that can last up to three hours, testing you physically and mentally. The latter part is as important as the former.

When Lee approaches the bench to rest in between games, she finds the water in her bag and takes exactly four sips: no more

Recap: Lakers Win First Road Game Of Season As LeBron James Returns Against Spurs

Persistent third-quarter woes have been the bane of the Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23 season, and Friday night in San Antonio was no different. It came around just like Groundhog Day.

Entering the contest, Los Angeles had not won a road game all season. BET365 had the Lakers as three-point road favorites, which moved to five points late when the team announced that LeBron James would be playing. The moneyline to begin the game had Los Angeles at -155 and San Antonio at +130.

In his first game bac

One-on-one with USC basketball head coach Andy Enfield

The last time USC basketball was on the court it was heartbreak.

Less than ten seconds remained in the first round of March Madness. Seventh-seed USC and tenth-seed Miami were all square at 66. Hurricanes guard Charlie Moore was at the line for two free throws with a chance to take the lead.

He hit them both then Isaiah Mobley launched a pass to half court for Drew Peterson. Peterson took two dribbles then his half-court heave for the win just bounced off the front iron, sending the Trojans ho

More than 42: USC's favorite athlete barber

The energy pops out when you walk into Flower Street Barbers. Everything is strategic in the setup — from the placement of the TVs to the barring hip-hop music bouncing off the walls.

Look up above the TV to the left and see Drake London’s jersey. On the right is Drake Jackson’s jersey. Take a seat in the small, black, high-density memory foam chair, and you’re in one of the most popular seats around — the same spot USC football Head Coach Lincoln Riley got his first Los Angeles haircut. But, t

How one game turned into 362 straight: The story of USC's most psychotic fan

You walk near the South Lawn of the Coliseum near Exposition Park Drive, excited for the game. There’s the familiar “Hot dog, hot dog” exclamations as a vendor bangs their spatula on the grill. The idea crosses your mind to buy one, but something in the distance catches the corner of your eye.

It’s a larger, grander grill with a master flipping burgers and engaging in small talk with fans. The tailgate, known as “Psychogate,” is hosted by Roy Nwaisser, a fan who has become as associated with US

Rapid Recap: White out becomes blowout; Arizona dominates USC to lock up Pac-12 title

Tuesday night, the white out became the blowout.

Visiting Arizona fans high-fived and yelled, “Easy!” as No. 2 Arizona whited out No. 16 USC in a 91-71 victory at the Galen Center.

The loss snaps the Trojans’ six-game winning streak, which started after losing to the Wildcats on Feb. 5. Tuesday night’s matchup was the first time USC hosted a team ranked as high as No. 2 since 2014 when it played top-ranked Arizona. The Trojans never led in the game.

“We did not play very well and Arizona did.

Inside Boogie Ellis' mission to prove everyone wrong

When you talk to junior guard Rejean “Boogie” Ellis, there’s a coolness about him. The way he talks is soft; he’s polite and mild-mannered when answering questions.

But beneath him, there’s an intense drive. It can be set off easily, and when it is, it’s noticeable.

In the middle of interviewing Ellis, his eyes shot up to the side — like a kid who hears an ice cream truck. His calm demeanor snapped and his eyebrows furrowed.

“Are you guys playing right now?” he said. “I’m tryna shoot.”

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