Kobe Bryant crash: Pilot broke rules, was disoriented in clouds

US safety investigators said on Tuesday that the pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter flew through clouds last year in an apparent violation of federal standards and likely became disoriented just before the helicopter crashed, killing Bryant and eight others. Pilot Ara Zobayan was flying under visual flight rules, which meant that he needed to be […]

John Chaney, Hall of Fame Temple Basketball Coach, Dies at 89

John Chaney, the famously combative Hall of Fame coach who took Temple University to 17 N.C.A.A. basketball tournaments, largely recruiting high school players from poor neighborhoods who were overlooked by the college game’s national powers, died on Friday. He was 89. His death was announced by Temple. The university did not say where he died […]

NBA to resume games after protest, turn arenas into voting places

National Basketball Association (NBA) players who boycotted games as part of a protest against racial injustice have agreed to resume the playoffs on Saturday in a deal that includes increased access to voting in the United States presidential election, the league and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have said. The decision ends a three-day halt […]

NBA players will continue season after racial injustice boycott

National Basketball Association (NBA) players agreed on Thursday not to boycott the rest of the season after forcing the postponement of a slate of play-off games in a protest against racial injustice and police brutality. US President Donald Trump on Thursday said the NBA has become “like a political organisation” after its boycott in solidarity […]