Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his final season, the veteran Los Angeles Lakers star walking away as one of the greatest legends in NBA history. The 37-year-old Bryant spent his entire 20-season career with the Lakers, the first NBA player to stay so long with the same club. "My body knows it's time to say goodbye," Bryant said in a poem entitled "Dear Basketball" and meant as a love letter to the sport.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.
A Maori mourning chant echoed around New Zealand's spiritual home of rugby Monday as New Zealand paid tribute to All Black great Jonah Lomu with thousands of fans packing a memorial service at Auckland's Eden Park. Former All Blacks including Michael Jones and Frank Bunce carried a black casket containing his body onto the field as Lomu's wife Nadene and sons Brayley, 6, and Dhyreille, 5, wearing black shirts with the winger's number 11, followed with heads bowed.