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'Mamba mentality': Stolen Kobe Bryant jersey returned after two years A signed Kobe Bryant jersey that was stolen from a display case at his alma mater has been returned after more than two years, according to ESPN.,'Mamba mentality': Stolen Kobe Bryant jersey returned after two years A signed Kobe Bryant jersey that was stolen from a display case at his alma mater — Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania — has been returned after more than two years, according to a story from ESPN detailing the jersey's unique journey.,The jersey was purchased online by Liu Zhe, a diehard Bryant fan from China, last October for around $2,000 as another piece for his collection commemorating the Los Angeles Lakers legend, according to ESPN.,After buying it, though, Liu said he noticed that the jersey looked awfully similar to the one that was stolen from the high school's display case in 2017, along with other Bryant items.,YOUR DAILY DOSE: Top sports headlines, delivered daily Kobe Bryant photographed on court at Lower Merion High School (Photo: Eileen Blass, USA TODAY) read more

Tom Walker was a quiet and considerate pupil at Monmouth School for Boys and his unexpected death last June, aged just 13, has been felt by the whole community.,Swim for Tom was organised by Tom’s 13-year-old sister Holly, Deputy Head Girl at Monmouth School for Girls, Katie Cameron, and Director of Sport, Miss Lou Scott.,Mr Tom Arrand, Acting Head at Monmouth School for Girls, reflected: “In 20 years of teaching, I have never witnessed a more impressive student-led event than the Swim for Tom.,Tom’s mum, Debbie Walker, said: “If we tally up all of the money raised starting from when Tom and his dad, Tim, did last year’s Brecon Beacons Night Hike, the money in Tom’s fund is £50,931.07.”,The tally includes money raised by Tom’s 11-year-old sister Emily who sang in Cwmbran town centre before Christmas (£229.23), a Christmas charity car park run by pupils in Town House at Monmouth School for Boys (£585), and collections made by a parent.

The first iPhone (2007) had no app store and was originally conceived as an iPod that made phone calls – although since "crackberry" had just been named the word of the year by Webster's New World Dictionary, perhaps we should have seen what was coming.,Fran Monks But late last year, I decided to do something more radical: to deploy everything I knew about economic theory and behavioural science, along with a few hard-won practical discoveries, to rebuild my relationship with the digital world from scratch.,For this reason, digital sceptics such as Cal Newport and Jaron Lanier suggest that the first step in a reassessment of your digital habits should be a sharp temporary break.,Newport suggests a briefer but broader ban: not only no social media, but no Netflix, no Google Maps, no smartphones – no digital tools at all for 30 days, apart from whatever is professionally essential.,Jdigital sceptics such as Jaron Lanier suggest that the first step in a reassessment of your digital habits should be a sharp temporary break.

There is a plaque on the wall of a newly-built Kenyan school hall that reads: "Donated by friends and family, in loving memory of Jock Hobbs, 7th January 2019".,The plaque is but one strand to Hobbs' journey that has pulled together supporters from the United States and New Zealand, and seen his close friend, NFL safety Kenny Vaccaro, embroiled in a standoff with US President Donald Trump after protesting police brutality and racial injustice by sitting with 10 team-mates during the national anthem.,Hobbs in his playing days at North Harbour ... a visit to Kenya changed his view of the world.,His professor, Glenn Kramon, identified the value in the message, and under the title "The collateral damage of a petty NFL", Hobbs' piece was published in the New York Times.,The piece turned heads, sparking feedback and financial support from the New Zealand and US communities that pushed Hobbs' project over the line.

A UC Irvine freshman died over the weekend, resulting in the suspension and investigation of his fraternity, university officials said.Noah Domingo, 18, died after a party at a home off-campus early Saturday, a tragedy that his family and friends fear was linked to drinking too much alcohol.,But Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was suspended and ordered to immediately cease all activity, according to UC Irvine student affairs Vice Chancellor Edgar J. Dormitorio.In an email to the campus community Monday, Dormitorio wrote that officials would collaborate with leaders in the Greek community to help support those affected by the death.We will also closely examine the larger context in which this tragedy occurred, he wrote.,Hes probably one of the sweetest kids, one of the nicest kids willing to help out with anything.Brianna Domingo, 20, said she helped her younger brother adjust to life at UC Irvine, where he sometimes struggled to juggle his coursework and the demands of his fraternity.,Noah Domingo marked on Facebook that he was interested in the event.We, Sigma Alpha Epsilon take pride in being the most selective fraternity at UC Irvine, the event page reads.On Friday night, Noah Domingo had been at a party at the house of a fraternity brother, said Ryan Lee, also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.,Thats how I feel, and I think thats how a lot of other people feel too.Mike Sophir, chief executive officer of the national chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said the organization was heartbroken by the death of our UCI brother.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and we appreciate the support the university and its staff have provided to students in this difficult time, Sophir said in a statement.At Crescenta Valley High School, Domingos alma mater, news of his death spread among students.Kevin McCollum, who played football with the young man, said Domingo was known to stay away from drugs and alcohol and was a straight-edge student.He was a good team leader, fun, always had good vibes around him, said McCollum, 18.

He is the second black man to die in Bucks Laurel Avenue residence a fact that has stoked outrage and suspicion among activists and community members.Tim Dean, left, and Mark Chambers in Paris during the summer of 2018.,He was in between, like everyone else, said Mark Chambers, who said he met Dean in 1991 through Lambda Basketball League, a gay mens basketball group.Chambers, 54, said he knew Dean as a caring and outgoing friend who preferred to call on holidays and birthdays, not text, and showed up in person when someone was in need.Tim was not reserved.,The pair also played in the same basketball league in L.A. and traveled to Paris for the Gay Games this summer.You mention his name, and even if you didnt spend time with him, you knew who he was and knew him from his smile.For the last three years, Dean had allowed Ottavio Taddei to live in his spare bedroom while Taddei, a native of Italy, worked as an actor and dancer.Taddei said that as roommates they couldnt have been more different separated in age by 20 years and having a different sexual orientation but Dean was welcoming.,Not someone who had a problem.A close friend of Deans had been coping with addiction, and Dean had gone to great lengths to help his friend by giving him food and mediating conversation with the friends family, Taddei said.Chambers said Dean had long ago grown out of any casual drug use.He talked about the years when he was running wild, Chambers said.,Just because he did porn doesnt equal a drug addict.The fact of the matter: Two black males died in the same apartment and the same man is the last person to see them alive, Sanders said.Thats something deeper to look into than what someone did to make money.In recent years, Dean seemed to have abandoned the adult film roles.In 2015, he graduated with his associates degree from Santa Monica Community College, a moment he said was 52 years in the making.I guess something called life and maybe having a little too much fun kept distracting me, he wrote around the time of his graduation.This degree will not change the world but it will be the first degree earned by anyone in my family.He also began attending One LA, a church on La Brea Boulevard, and Taddei said Dean was open about seeking spiritual guidance.That spiritual commitment led him to the rooftop last year, where he wore a black T-shirt that said Truth and stepped into the pool for his baptism.Afterward, he wrote online about the symbolism of the moment: Im surviving thriving in my life right now.Times staff writers Hailey Branson-Potts and Richard Winton contributed to this report.

Waterford — Frank and Sheila Beneski are the first family of high school basketball in Connecticut, the husband-wife duo who sees hundreds of games every season and whose presence fortified the big-game feel last weekend at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse.,As in: There are an appreciable number of kids throughout the state that decided to forgo the remainder of high school careers to attend a prep school somewhere.,Sad that those kids and their families can't experience what the folks inside the "X" did Saturday: high school sports the way they were intended to be played and portrayed.,I get that kids attend prep school — and forgo high school — for reasons beyond sports.,And the idea that it dupes parents and robs kids of the high school sports experience?

Waterford — Frank and Sheila Beneski are the first family of high school basketball in Connecticut, the husband-wife duo who sees hundreds of games every season and whose presence fortified the big-game feel last weekend at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse.,As in: There are an appreciable number of kids throughout the state that decided to forgo the remainder of high school careers to attend a prep school somewhere.,Sad that those kids and their families can't experience what the folks inside the "X" did Saturday: high school sports the way they were intended to be played and portrayed.,I get that kids attend prep school — and forgo high school — for reasons beyond sports.,And the idea that it dupes parents and robs kids of the high school sports experience?

It was a typical Friday night at Gable House Bowl in Torrance — people celebrating birthdays, friends meeting up for a few rounds of bowling at the end of the workweek.Then gunfire erupted.,The bowling alley, with its distinctive blue sloping roof, has been a popular nightspot in the quiet suburb for decades.After finishing a shift as a maintenance worker Friday night, Robert Meekins headed to Gable House to meet Astin Edwards, the godfather of his 5-year-old son.The friends, both 28, were killed in the shooting.Meekins, who was from South L.A., had a contagious smile and loved to dress stylishly.,"This is an unfortunate incident, and one shooting is one too many," Harris said.Some witnesses said a fight broke out before the shooting, which was reported about 11:55 p.m. at the bowling alley on Hawthorne Boulevard south of Sepulveda Boulevard.Edwards, Meekins and Radford died at the scene.,"Another witness, who declined to give his name, said there was a fight, then nine gunshots.Gable House opened in 1960 and hosted many professional bowling tournaments in the sport's heyday.,On Friday and Saturday nights, a glow-in-the-dark bowling event called "Rock-n-Glow" runs from midnight to 3 a.m.Employees, who would not give their names because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said violence at the establishment is rare, though fights sometimes break out in the parking lot.In March 2015, a 27-year-old woman was killed in the parking lot when a fight escalated into a shooting.