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Spring training is underway for baseball. How will the Dodgers bullpen do without pitchers Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fans of Los Angeles Football Club follow them wherever they go -- including Mexico on Feb. 18. Players lost the match, but fans gave a stellar performance in the stands.

1000 fans follow LA Football Club to Mexico, show what devotion really looks like

Fans of Los Angeles Football Club follow them wherever they go -- including Mexico on Feb. 18. Players lost the match, but fans gave a stellar performance in the stands.

from Greater LA

Thousands of Angelenos gathered at the Staples Center for a memorial honoring Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in January’s helicopter crash.

Beyonce, Shaq, Michael Jordan and others honor Kobe Bryant at Staples Center

Thousands of Angelenos gathered at the Staples Center for a memorial honoring Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in January’s helicopter crash.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats.

Kobe Bryant memorial Feb. 24: What you need to know

February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats.

from KCRW Features

“Oftentimes I play douchey characters, really sort of slimy or sleazy, sometimes villainous.

‘Olympic Dreams’: Failure, uncertainty, and Nick Kroll’s first nice guy role

“Oftentimes I play douchey characters, really sort of slimy or sleazy, sometimes villainous.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Netflix series “Cheer” focuses on the stressful lives of junior college cheerleaders fighting for their next national championship.

Director Greg Whiteley on why he owes an apology to a set of ‘Cheer’ parents

The Netflix series “Cheer” focuses on the stressful lives of junior college cheerleaders fighting for their next national championship.

from The Business

Players in the NFL are 70% black, but when it comes to head coaching jobs, they’re mostly shut out. Of the 32 teams, there are currently three black coaches and one Latino.

Why the NFL coaching staff is so white

Players in the NFL are 70% black, but when it comes to head coaching jobs, they’re mostly shut out. Of the 32 teams, there are currently three black coaches and one Latino.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Shops that sell Kobe Bryant merchandise have seen a spike in sales in the wake of his death. Now they're making a choice: profit from tragedy or keep Bryant's merchandise accessible to the public.

Kobe Bryant merchandise increases in value but not everyone is cashing in

Shops that sell Kobe Bryant merchandise have seen a spike in sales in the wake of his death. Now they're making a choice: profit from tragedy or keep Bryant's merchandise accessible to the public.

from NPR

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg’s campaigns have spent big money on commercial time during the game.

Gone in 60 seconds: Super Bowl ads cost candidates $10 million per minute

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg’s campaigns have spent big money on commercial time during the game.

from KCRW Features

John J. Lennon is a confessed killer doing time at Sing Sing Prison. He’s also published in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and Sports Illustrated.

Super Bowl gambling behind bars

John J. Lennon is a confessed killer doing time at Sing Sing Prison. He’s also published in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and Sports Illustrated.

from To the Point

Kobe Bryant and eight others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why the chopper went down.

Kobe Bryant: Kinship with Latinos, art in his honor

Kobe Bryant and eight others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why the chopper went down.

from Greater LA

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday morning.

Kobe Bryant’s impact on and off the basketball court

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was operating under "Special VFR" (or Special Visual Flight Rules) status, meaning its pilot had been granted a request to fly in challenging conditions.

What we know: The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others

The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was operating under "Special VFR" (or Special Visual Flight Rules) status, meaning its pilot had been granted a request to fly in challenging conditions.

from NPR

Hundreds of people congregated in downtown LA to mourn former Laker Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Nearby the Grammy Awards were taking place.

Photos: Kobe Bryant memorial at LA Live draws hundreds of mourners

Hundreds of people congregated in downtown LA to mourn former Laker Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Nearby the Grammy Awards were taking place.

from Arts & Culture Stories

The retired Los Angeles Lakers star died at age 41 in a plane crash on Sunday. Former teammates, peers and other sports legends expressed their grief and shock on social media.

Kobe was 'more than an athlete': The sports world mourns a basketball legend

The retired Los Angeles Lakers star died at age 41 in a plane crash on Sunday. Former teammates, peers and other sports legends expressed their grief and shock on social media.

from NPR

The Major League Baseball cheating scandal is getting bigger and weirder. Three team managers were fired this week.

MLB cheating scandal: What does it mean for the Dodgers going forward?

The Major League Baseball cheating scandal is getting bigger and weirder. Three team managers were fired this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s a potentially monumental new agreement between the WNBA and its female basketball players. Top players could earn more than $500,000 per season.

LA Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike on new WNBA contract and fighting for women in the workplace

There’s a potentially monumental new agreement between the WNBA and its female basketball players. Top players could earn more than $500,000 per season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Major League Baseball found that in the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros concocted a scheme -- using video cameras and garbage cans -- at their home stadium to steal pitching…

Did the Astros cheat the Dodgers out of the World Series?

Major League Baseball found that in the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros concocted a scheme -- using video cameras and garbage cans -- at their home stadium to steal pitching…

from Greater LA

The Navarro College cheer team in Corsicana, Texas has been deemed the best in the nation 13 times.

‘Cheer’: Pushing the body, embracing injuries, and finding home

The Navarro College cheer team in Corsicana, Texas has been deemed the best in the nation 13 times.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand