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Capel on Kobe: ‘It’s like a superhero dying’

Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant at the final game of his career in 2016.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

When Jeff Capel addresses the media each week, the discussion typically centers around his team. That wasn’t the case Monday afternoon, as Capel reflected on the legacy of Kobe Bryant’s life and the tragedy of his death.

Pitt student’s death being investigated as a homicide

Police stand outside a house on Cable Street in Oakland outlined with crime tape. Police are investigating the death of a Pitt student as a homicide. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

October 8, 2017

Pittsburgh police are investigating a homicide in Oakland after finding a deceased Pitt student Sunday morning. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Sunday night that the student was Alina Sheykhet, a 20-year-old woman. University spokesperson Joe Miksch confirmed she was a Pitt stud...

Berra leaves off-field legacy of words

Yogi Berra, left, and Whitey Ford are seen during the New York Yankees 65th Old Timers Day ceremony. The New York Yankees defeated the Colorado Rockies, 6-4, at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2015

As a Yankees fan, I’m not going to miss the departed Lawrence “Yogi” Berra most for his baseball career. His No. 8 will hang forever in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park — no player will wear it again. But as much as I love shutting down other baseball fans with “27 rings,” I was alive for...

Death Cult: Our obsession with celebrity death

Death Cult: Our obsession with celebrity death

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

February 3, 2014

Just hours before the Super Bowl kickoff on Sunday, news broke that Hollywood lost one of its finest actors — Philip Seymour Hoffman.The story first came to my attention through a Facebook post that read: “Rest in peace Philip. You were a great actor.”Sure, Hoffman was a great actor, but hardly a member of the A-l...

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