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NBA: Kobe Bryant statue unveiled at accident scene

Munich/Cologne – On the second anniversary of Kobe Bryant's death, a statue was unveiled at the crash site depicting the NBA superstar and his daughter who also died in an accident. Kobe and Gianna Bryant and seven other people crashed and died in a helicopter on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California.Created by artist Dan Medina, the bronze statue stands on a mountainside, with Kobe and Gianna Bryant wearing basketball attire hugging and smiling. The names of all victims are recorded on a plaque on the base. The work of art should only be there temporarily, what will happen to it afterwards is not yet known.US basketball star Bryant, five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, died at the age of 41. Gianna was only 13 years old. According to the investigation, the...
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Nets won’t listen to offers made for James Harden | NBA

James Harden will still have the Nets jersey on his shoulders in two weeks. The day after the denials formulated by the leader of the Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that his franchise does not intend to listen to offers made to recover the bearded man by the transfer deadline of February 10. A decision motivated by the fact that Brooklyn does not think the former Rocket wants to leave. On the contrary, he would continue to express his desire to win a title in Brooklyn. The Sixers, who are talked about a lot because of a potential trade with Ben Simmons, would not have made a concrete offer anyway. Beyond player position, owner Joe Tsai and GM Sean Marks reportedly remain convinced that his association with Kevin Durant and the rarely fielded Kyrie Irving makes the Nets an un...
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College coach doubted Ja’Marr Chase as receiver

Munich – Les Miles was considered one of the best college coaches of his time. He coached the LSU Tigers from 2005 to 2016, winning the 2007 national championship and two Southeastern Conference titles. By the end of his tenure at Louisiana State University, however, he was way off the mark with one assessment—on Ja'Marr Chase.Reflecting on his early days in college, the pass recipient said, "Les Miles told me I couldn't play receiver when I got out of high school. That was something I carried on my shoulders." This conversation took place when Chase was still playing for Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana.Ja'Marr Chase should act as a cornerback Miles wanted to put Chase on defense instead. "Les Miles told me he thought I could play cornerback," he recalled. Chas...
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Minnesota Vikings holen Kwesi Adofo-Mensah als General Manager

Munich/Minnesota – The Minnesota Vikings have a new general manager.As the franchise announced, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah will be the new general manager at the Vikings. He was previously the vice president of football for the Cleveland Browns. "We are delighted to welcome Kwesi to the Minnesota Vikings," Vikings owner Mark Wilf said in a statement.Words of praise for Adofo-MensahWilf went on to praise the new Vikings GM's "unique background, diverse football experience and leadership abilities." At the Browns, Adofo-Mensah worked closely with GM Andrew Berry and provided input on all roster decisions.In his statement, Adofo-Mensah thanked the Vikings for the opportunity he now has and announced that work is now beginning "to bring the Vikings fans a Super Bowl". But the new GM must first ...
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Football – Cup – Nantes

Antoine Kombouaré, the coach of Nantes, wants to take advantage of playing at home against Brest, this Friday (9 p.m.), in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. Ninth in the Championship three points from fourth (Strasbourg), Nantes will try to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on Friday evening against Brest (9 p.m.) after eliminating Sochaux (L2) in the 32nd finals (0-0, 5- 4 on tab) and Vitré (N2) (16th, 2-0, January 2). At La Beaujoire, the Nantes coach hopes to see his team extend its current dynamic (six successes in the last eight matches). read also The round of 16 of the Coupe de France “Is there a more particular excitement during a week of the eighth finals of the Coupe de France?In any case, we put the Championship on hold and we expect a difficult ma...
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The patience of James Bouknight finally rewarded | NBA

If it was Cody Martin who started in the five majors in place of Gordon Hayward, absent last night against Toronto, it was James Bouknight who benefited the most from the veteran's absence. Since James Borrego had decided to rely on a tight rotation of seven players, the rookie out of the university of UConn benefited from 28 minutes of play, his biggest total of the season. Despite the Hornets' defeat, trampled by the Raptors in offensive display, the Crown Heights, Brooklyn native delivered a good game off the bench, demonstrating all the "microwave scorer" qualities that made him a "lottery pick” last summer: 18 points (6/11), including 13 in the second quarter alone. « It sure is a nice feeling » confessed the player, about this big half hour spent on the floor. " I remain r...
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No All-Star Game for Kevin Durant | NBA

For the third year in a row, the All-Star Game will be without Kevin Durant. Absent in 2020, in full rehabilitation of his Achilles tendon, the Nets winger had withdrawn last season, after being shot in the leg. Rebelote this season since it is his left knee that will prevent him from participating in the all-star game, tells us Yahoo! Sports. Voting leader in the Eastern Conference, Kevin Durant was injured against the Pelicans ten days ago and suffers from a sprained medial collateral ligament. His absence was estimated between four and six weeks, which could suggest a return for the All-Star Game, organized in Cleveland on February 20. But the 2014 MVP has other priorities, that is to say the long term and the playoffs. He prefers to continue to recover well and then attack...
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Rob Gronkowski also leaves the farewell open

Munich/Tampa Bay – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could lose not only Tom Brady but also tight end Rob Gronkowski after this season.The day after the Bucs' dramatic playoff exit in the divisional round against the Los Angeles Rams, Gronkowski revealed his whereabouts at a press conference."I will do what is best for me in the world of football. That will be a decision based on how I see things in a few weeks," Gronkowski said. One day after such an emotional end of the season, the 32-year-old said he couldn't make a decision.Gronk whereabouts an option even without BradyESPN previously reported that 44-year-old Tom Brady could end his career. At the Buccaneers, the topic has been present for several days. Brady himself left his decision open immediately after the game: "I haven't thought a...
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Matthew Stafford as a born playoff machine

Munich – The Los Angeles Rams gave the party crasher in the 30:27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and prevented Tom Brady and Co. from the next historic catch-up race.Halfway through the third quarter, the Rams were already leading 27-3 and looked like the clear winner for a long time. Due to fumble problems, however, they almost gave up the victory they thought was certain. The Buccaneers then fought back and equalized 42 seconds before the end of the game - it smelled like overtime in Tampa. Now Matthew Stafford's hour should come. Despite the vociferous fans against him and the constant pressure on his face from the defense, he put his team within field goal range with two outstanding passes to wide receiver Cooper Kupp. At the end of the season, kicker Matt Gay finally decided...