Kobe Bryant

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The Washington Post reporter, Felicia Sonmez, who referred to a sexual assault charge against Kobe Bryant on Twitter in the hours after his death has been cleared to go back to work Photo: Matt Slocum/AP Photo

The Washington Post reporter who referred to a sexual assault charge against Kobe Bryant on Twitter in the hours after his death has been cleared to g(...)

 A man places a hat at a makeshift memorial near Staples Center in remembrance of former NBA great Kobe Bryant. Photograph:  David McNew/Getty Images

Basketball great Kobe Bryant’s body has been identified among a group of nine who were killed when a helicopter crashed in Los Angeles, the coroner sa(...)

Investigators work at the scene of the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty

The helicopter carrying basketball legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday morning circled over a golf course in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park, awaiting clearance (...)

Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant died in helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday. Photo: Matt Slocum/AP Photo

Mourn him because he was transcendent on the court. Mourn him because he was so young when he was killed on Sunday, just 41, embarking on a post-baske(...)

In 2009 Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates victory with his family following game five of the NBA Finals. Photograph: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, a global icon for the National Basketball Association, died in a California helicopter crash Sunday, according to news reports. He was 41(...)

 Kobe Bryant in action for the Los Angeles Lakers during his final season in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 41. Bryant was on board the helicopter along (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy: “The best player in Donegal for the last number of years has been Murphy and I don’t know anyone as obsessive about the game as him.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Icame in from work on Sunday and sat down to watch the All-Ireland hurling final. It was our first time as a family watching a final outside of Irelan(...)

 Kobe Bryant  during the post-game news conference after scoring 60 points in the final game of his NBA career. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

‘Because what’s beautiful is all that counts, pal. That’s all that counts,” Jack Nicholson told Rolling Stone back in 1986. The same magazine this wee(...)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant dribbles during the second half of the Lakers’ NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz.  The game is Kobe Bryant’s last after a 20 year career with the Lakers. Photo: EPA

Moments before starting the final game of his stellar 20-year career in the NBA, Kobe Bryant was described as “the greatest” ever to wear the purple (...)