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Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year
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Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year

Over the course of 2020, the sports journalists of Firstpost filed quite a few important stories and we think it's worth the time to revisit them. Here's the list of Firstpost’s best pieces of 2020.

Year ender 2020: From Pranab Mukherjee, Sushant Singh Rajput to Diego Maradona, prominent personalities who passed away this year
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Year ender 2020: From Pranab Mukherjee, Sushant Singh Rajput to Diego Maradona, prominent personalities who passed away this year

From politicians to sportspersons, authors, musicians and actors, the year 2020 saw some of the biggest stars departing the world.

Year in Review 2020, best sports quotes: Naomi Osaka, Pele, Michael Holding, Vikas Krishan and more
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Year in Review 2020, best sports quotes: Naomi Osaka, Pele, Michael Holding, Vikas Krishan and more

2020 has been something that everyone would want to forget except it has been an unforgettable year. We look at some of the memorable quotes from the last 12 months.

Year in Review 2020: A visual look back at sport and life of athletes in year defined by COVID-19
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Year in Review 2020: A visual look back at sport and life of athletes in year defined by COVID-19

What will you think of when you think of 2020? How will you remember sport in a year defined by the pandemic? Here are 20 moments — captured in images and videos — that encapsulate sport in a year like no other:

Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
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Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant had been flying with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a helicopter when it crashed, killing them and seven others in January.

Sports deaths in 2020: Diego Maradona mourned, Kobe Bryant suffers tragic end
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Sports deaths in 2020: Diego Maradona mourned, Kobe Bryant suffers tragic end

Multiple legendary sporting personalities passed away in 2020. We look at their legacy in individual sports.

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa slams lawsuit from mother seeking support
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Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa slams lawsuit from mother seeking support

The 48-page lawsuit filed by Sofia Urbieta Laine, 68, claims Kobe Bryant "promised to take care" of her for life.

Mike Tyson returns to ring, shows glimpses of destructive best in drawn exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr
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Mike Tyson returns to ring, shows glimpses of destructive best in drawn exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr

Both fighters had impressive moments during a fight that was unofficially ruled a draw by the WBC judges at ringside.

NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers prove a point after winning 17th Championship
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NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers prove a point after winning 17th Championship

LA Lakers ― a team spearheaded by the second-best player, and the second-best defensive player over the regular season, coached by the fifth-best man manager in the league; and pieced together by the seventh-best GM ― were crowned the best team in the NBA on Monday.

NBA Finals: LeBron James urges Lakers 'to live in the moment' after loss against Heat in Game 5
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NBA Finals: LeBron James urges Lakers 'to live in the moment' after loss against Heat in Game 5

Lakers superstar LeBron James says, the key to closing out the Heat for a first NBA title in a decade on Sunday will be focusing not on lifting the trophy but on winning a single game.

NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis domination sparks memories of Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant era for Lakers
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NBA Finals: LeBron James, Anthony Davis domination sparks memories of Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant era for Lakers

James and Davis combined for 65 points in the Lakers' 124-114 victory over the Heat, which put Los Angeles halfway to victory in the best-of-seven championship series.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers reach finals even in year of unprecedented drama and turmoil
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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers reach finals even in year of unprecedented drama and turmoil

After all the drama, all the angst, all the challenges, the NBA Finals await for the Lakers.

NBA: Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls signing jersey to go up for auction in December
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NBA: Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls signing jersey to go up for auction in December

The red and white jersey emblazoned with the name Jordan and the number 23 is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000, the auction house said.

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, says US' National Transportation Safety Board
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Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, says US' National Transportation Safety Board

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said

Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's death, racism, and police brutality in new Netflix special
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Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's death, racism, and police brutality in new Netflix special

Dave Chapelle's new special was taken from a show at an outdoor pavilion in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with about 100 attendees on 6 June.

Kobe Bryant's Hall of Fame induction ceremony pushed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic, says report
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Kobe Bryant's Hall of Fame induction ceremony pushed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic, says report

Enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kobe Bryant, others died in an instant due to blunt trauma, autopsy into helicopter crash reveals
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Kobe Bryant, others died in an instant due to blunt trauma, autopsy into helicopter crash reveals

A celebrity figure across the globe, Bryant had to be identified by his fingerprints after his body was found in the dirt outside the wreckage of the chopper.

Kobe Bryant's sports academy in South California retires
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Kobe Bryant's sports academy in South California retires "Mamba" nickname, rebrands itself

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed 26 January as they flew to a basketball tournament at the Mamba Sports Academy.

Rishi Kapoor, R.K. Pachauri, Kobe Bryant: Are there rules for what to say when public figures die?
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Rishi Kapoor, R.K. Pachauri, Kobe Bryant: Are there rules for what to say when public figures die?

“If you have nothing good to say about him, don’t say it today.” Not surprisingly, this comment and versions of it have appeared repeatedly on social media since Rishi Kapoor passed away just days back.

Families of deceased members sue helicopter company in deadly crash involving Kobe Bryant
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Families of deceased members sue helicopter company in deadly crash involving Kobe Bryant

Unlike Vanessa Bryant's lengthy lawsuit, the new identical seven-page cases do not name the dead pilot, Ara Zobayan, or his representative, as a defendant.