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

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

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.
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)

Pitt student’s death being investigated as a homicide

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...

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.

Berra leaves off-field legacy of words

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...

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...

Saul: Lakers owner Jerry Buss ran counter to the sports owner stereotype

Saul: Lakers owner Jerry Buss ran counter to the sports owner stereotype

By Wally Skalij February 19, 2013

Laker's owner Jerry Buss, who died on Monday, was respected for his body of work. (MCT Campus)

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