Vanessa Bryant updates IG in wake of Kobe, Gianna deaths

Vanessa Bryant has yet to speak publicly since her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, but on Wednesday she changed the profile picture on her Instagram account to one of her husband and daughter hugging.

Super Bowl security shows the easy-going 1960s are long gone

MIAMI (Reuters) – Ensuring the safety of fans and players at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami entails an extraordinary deployment of law enforcement assets, even by recent standards, in keeping with heightened global tensions and fears of home-grown violence.

Canadian Sinclair breaks international scoring record

(Reuters) – Canadian forward Christine Sinclair became the all-time top scorer in international soccer, breaking the mark held by American Abby Wambach when she netted her 185th goal against St. Kitts and Nevis in south Texas on Wednesday.

Lakers will aim to make Kobe proud, coach Vogel says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said on Wednesday his heartbroken team would aim to honor the memory of Kobe Bryant, who died along with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

NFL not doing enough when it comes to diversity: Goodell

MIAMI (Reuters) – The National Football League needs to do better when it comes to minority hiring, Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday in his Super Bowl state of the league address, but he stood by the league’s efforts to improve player safety.

NASCAR Hall of Fame to honor Stewart’s love of racing

For those who ever watched him race; saw him win and win and win; watched him hoist NASCAR’s cherished Cup Series championship trophy, again and again and again — Tony Stewart’s place in the NASCAR Hall of Fame certainly seemed an inevitability.

World indoor champs in China postponed over coronavirus fears

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The World Athletics Indoor Championships scheduled to take place in Nanjing, China in March have been postponed until 2021 over fears related to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the sport’s global governing body said on Wednesday.