A helicopter flies over a Kobe Bryant mural in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, who has died aged 41 in a helicopter crash, was a basketball phenomenon - a transcendent, if enigmatic, superstar whose rare talent bridg(...)

  Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry   speaks with Davidson head coach Bob McKillop prior to Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals  in Oakland, California. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

“I was shocked we were able to get him,” Bob McKillop says agreeably, recalling that strange thrilling moment when he – and probably he alone – unders(...)

LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant will retire at the end of the NBA season. Photograph: Epa

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers announced Sunday night that he would retire from professional basketball after the completion of the 20(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

Bill Gates’s net worth has increased by $3 billion over the last year to $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion), Forbes magazine said.That figure puts him at t(...)