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first_imgThe NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hill.KOBE BRYANT-MEMORIAL2/24: Bryant memorial reflects dad and daughter’s uniformsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow says there will be a “celebration of life” memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor her late husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram Friday morning to announce the event. Her post only said the event will occur at 10 a.m. and there are “details to come.”The arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna. They and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month. Mendoza joined ESPN as a softball analyst and college football sideline reporter in 2007. She has been an MLB analyst since 2015 and was part of the “Sunday Night Baseball” booth for four seasons.Her roles with the network and the Mets had been under discussion since the end of last season.Commissioner Rob Manfred said during this week’s owners meetings that he was not comfortable with Mendoza and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez being both team employees and broadcasters. Last year the Los Angeles Dodgers banned her from their clubhouse once during the season and once during the postseason because of her position with the Mets.OBIT-ROGER KAHNRoger Kahn, elegant ‘Boys of Summer’ author, dies at 92 MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The author of “The Boys of Summer” has died.Roger Kahn wrote 20 books and hundreds of articles, but he was particularly noted for the 1972 best-seller that looked at his relationship with his father through their shared love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kahn’s writing hit on social issues, particularly race. He wrote at length about Jackie Robinson and his struggles in breaking baseball’s color line, and the two formed a long friendship.Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in in Mamaroneck (muh-MA’-ruh-nek), New York. He was 92.TYSON-DOUGLAS-30TH ANNIVERSARY30 years after Tyson fight, Buster Douglas is ‘feeling good’ COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thirty years after his hard-fought victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas says he is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time.The 59-year-old fighter will be celebrated at an anniversary gala Friday in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where he’ll raise money for programs that help others who face seemingly insurmountable challenges.Douglas’ charity effort, 42 to 1, supports workforce development, diversity and soft skills training programs for at-risk youth. Update on the latest sports February 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT-HELICOPTER CRASHInvestigators: No sign of engine failure for Bryant copterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure. That’s according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26. Associated Press MLB-ESPN-MENDOZAMendoza has new roles with ESPN, resigns as Mets adviserLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front office after signing a contract extension with the network.ESPN announced Friday that Mendoza will be an analyst on weekday games as well as making appearances on various network shows, including “SportsCenter” and “Baseball Tonight.”Mendoza’s increased appearances on ESPN have led her to resign as a baseball operations adviser to the Mets and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. She was hired as a Mets adviser last March.last_img

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