RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Winners of The Associated Press prep football coach of the year award for North Carolina:
CHICAGO — The first time Zach LaVine scored more than 20 points in an NBA game came at the Staples Center, where as a rookie with the Timberwolves he scored 28 off the bench in a 120-119 victory against the Lakers.
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Coroner's officials worked to recover victims' remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in weather so foggy that local police departments had grounded their own choppers.
ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Grand Valley State suspended offensive coordinator Morris Berger on Monday after he was quoted by the school newspaper as saying he would like to meet Adolf Hitler and no one could deny the Nazi “wasn't a great leader."
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Jefferson Boaz of East Surry and Charlotte Vance linebacker Power Echols are The Associated Press offensive and defensive prep football players of the year in North Carolina for the 2019 season.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada junior Jalen Harris has been named the Mountain West Conference basketball player of the week for the second time this season after he averaged more than 23 points with no turnovers in a pair of victories over UNLV and New Mexico.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will be looking toward Olympic soccer qualifying when the senior national team plays Costa Rica on Saturday in an exhibition at Carson, California.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish club Espanyol says it has identified 12 fans who racially insulted an Athletic Bilbao player in the Spanish league last weekend.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of top-flight club Omonia Nicosia blasted what he called “rot and corruption” in Cypriot soccer, claiming he's been approached with offers to “buy off” a match, referees, and even players.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman who helped coach the girls' basketball team that Kobe Bryant's daughter played on was among those on the helicopter that crashed, killing all nine aboard including the basketball legend and his teenaged daughter, the coach's husband said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. "Kobe!" and "MVP! MVP!" They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has fined Notre Dame $20,000 and publicly reprimanded Fighting Irish basketball coach Mike Brey for his comments about officiating after Saturday’s 1-point loss at Florida State.
Kobe Bryant was barely a few years into his post-NBA life when it was suddenly cut short in a helicopter crash so unimaginable that we had to keep reminding ourselves it actually did happen.
ROME (AP) — For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant’s death made a particularly strong impact in the Italian town of Rieti.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A world champion canoeist won a doping case on Monday after persuading a tribunal that her positive test was caused by bodily fluid contamination from her boyfriend.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rocky Long is returning to New Mexico as defensive coordinator after recently retiring from San Diego State, where he coached the Aztecs to nine straight bowl games.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policies and will miss Tuesday night's game at Nebraska.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon moved up one spot in The Associated Press women's basketball poll to No. 3 after beating rival Oregon State twice in a 48-hour span.
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Oregon jumps UConn to No. 3 in women's AP Top 25 basketball poll, South Carolina and Baylor remain 1-2.
Baylor is No. 1 for a second straight week in an AP Top 25 poll that had no major changes at the top, a rare bit of stability in a wildly unpredictable season.
LOS ANGELES — Almost as soon as LeBron James scored his 33,644th point midway through the third quarter of Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Twitter exploded with a familiar debate: Who is better, Kobe or LeBron? It’s a familiar question with an unsatisfactory answer because lo…