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Why Kobe Bryant changed jersey numbers and what No. 8 and No. 24 meant to the NBA legend

Why Kobe Bryant changed jersey numbers and what No. 8 and No. 24 meant to the NBA legendBryant is the only player in league history to have two jersey numbers retired with the same team The No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys forever hung at the Staples Center in Los Angeles took on a new meaning Sunday when the basketball world lost Los Angeles Lakers great and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant at the age of 41. Bryant's legacy started on the court and reached far beyond it both during his time in the league and during retirement, and the jerseys illuminated at "The House that Kobe Built" are a symbol of that. Bryant is the only player in league history to have two jersey numbers retired with the same team. The star changing numbers, going from No. 8 to No. 24, midway through his career. The Laker began his career, after deciding to forgo college and take on the challenge of playing in the NBA, wearing the No. 8 jersey. According to ESPN, he chose the number based on his Adidas camp numb..

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Super Bowl 2020 rosters by college teams, conferences: LSU, Penn State lead the way

Super Bowl 2020 rosters by college teams, conferences: LSU, Penn State lead the way Super Bowl LIV: Liv or Die will be played on Sunday, Feb. 2, between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. You know that already, or else you wouldn't be here reading this story. What you might not know, however, is where the players in this year's Super Bowl came from. You see, before any of them were playing professionally in the NFL, they were playing somewhere in the collegiate ranks. So, as we've done here the last few years at CBSSports.com, we've decided to break down the rosters for each team by where the players went to college. It's another way for schools and conferences to claim bragging rights. Now, as for which rosters were used for this exercise, we consulted the NFL.com rosters for each team. You can find the Chiefs roster here, and the 49ers roster here. In the end, there were some surprises. For instance, considering how dominant Alabama has been i..

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2020 Heisman Trophy odds: Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields favored, but are they the best bets?

2020 Heisman Trophy odds: Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields favored, but are they the best bets? We're roughly 11 months away from the awarding of the 2020 Heisman Trophy, but that doesn't mean there aren't already odds available for it. Hell, there were odds for the 2020 Heisman winner before they'd finished engraving Joe Burrow's name on the 2019 award. While Heisman talk has taken a backseat to College Football Playoff discussion, betting on it is still prevalent. The Westgate Superbook released its odds for the award on Monday, and it should come as no surprise that Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields are the co-favorites at 4-1. Fields was a finalist for the award in 2019, finishing in third behind Burrow and Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts. Lawrence wasn't a finalist, finishing seventh in the voting, but will enter 2020 as the assumed No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft while playing for a Clemson team many expect to comp..

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NFL DFS, 2020 Super Bowl: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks, strategy for Chiefs vs. 49ers

NFL DFS, 2020 Super Bowl: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks, strategy for Chiefs vs. 49ers The 2020 Super Bowl is one of the most-anticipated events on the sporting calendar, so it's only fitting that Sunday is also one of the biggest days for NFL DFS players. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers at 6:30 p.m. ET. With so many stars populating the NFL DFS player pool, DraftKings is running a $4M Super Bowl LIV Millionaire, while FanDuel has a $3M Big Game Bowl, with $1M going to the winner of each. But which NFL DFS picks can carry you to victory? And which NFL DFS stacks can differentiate your lineups? Before you enter any 2020 Super Bowl DFS tournaments or cash games on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, you'll want to see the top NFL DFS stacks and lineups from SportsLine's Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career. McClure is also a..

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Kobe Bryant dead at 41: Hall of Fame chairman says NBA legend ‘will be honored the way he should be’ in 2020

Kobe Bryant dead at 41: Hall of Fame chairman says NBA legend 'will be honored the way he should be' in 2020Jerry Colangelo says he expects Kobe Bryant to be among an 'epic class' in his first year of eligibility When the latest class of inductees hit the stage at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts later this year, there will be a colossal void. After two decades of dominance in the NBA, a run that included five championships, two Finals MVP awards, a regular-season MVP, 18 All-Star appearances, two gold medals and a dunk contest title, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was set to take his place among the sport's greatest names. Alongside career adversaries such as Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, Bryant was part of the 2020 class of nominees that was officially announced in December, and his resume speaks for itself; he's a no-brainer selection. A shoe-in. However, we won't get an opportunity to see Bryant ..

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2020 Super Bowl: Watch 49ers vs. Chiefs, stream online, TV channel, halftime show info, everything to know

2020 Super Bowl: Watch 49ers vs. Chiefs, stream online, TV channel, halftime show info, everything to knowBefore Super Bowl Sunday hits us, find out what you need to know right here Welcome to Super Bowl LIV, folks, in a matchup many have pegged as simply the elite offense of the Kansas City Chiefs against the dominant defense of the San Francisco 49ers, but this game is so much more than that. Yes, reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes is always just a cobra strike away from racking up points and, yes, rookie phenom Nick Bosa helps lead a stout San Francisco pass rush that fronts a defense ready to take the ball away in the air at a moment's notice -- see a resurgent Richard Sherman for reference, who has two interceptions in the team's two playoff games -- but this game will also be determined by a band of unusual suspects. Can Jimmy Garoppolo tandem with George Kittle, Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel to keep All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu and the Chiefs' secondary gues..

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Super Bowl 2020: 49ers vs. Chiefs start time, TV channel, full playoff bracket and results, watch online

Super Bowl 2020: 49ers vs. Chiefs start time, TV channel, full playoff bracket and results, watch onlineSuper Bowl LIV is about to kickoff, and here's all the information you need to know It's the unstoppable force versus the immovable object, and one of them is going to find out the hard way that physics always wins in the end. Patrick Mahomes is the reigning league MVP for a reason, and after falling just shy of appearing in the Super Bowl last season thanks to the New England Patriots, the second-year starter has galvanized the Kansas City Chiefs offense and helped morph it into the most dangerous in the entire NFL. Contrarily, the San Francisco 49ers have invested multiple first-round picks into building their defensive front and, led by rookie phenom Nick Bosa, all they see is red going into Miami. And I'm not simply talking about the jersey colors. The 49ers come equipped with an impressive offense of their own, to be fair, and while it's not as prolific as..

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2020 Super Bowl schedule, NFL playoff bracket: Time, date, TV channel, watch online, postseason results, more

2020 Super Bowl schedule, NFL playoff bracket: Time, date, TV channel, watch online, postseason results, moreThe 2020 NFL postseason is in full swing with Super Bowl LIV set for kickoff; here's all the information you need to know The witching hour is quickly approaching, as the NFL readies itself to enjoy what should be a seriously climactic conclusion to its 100th season. The clash in Super Bowl LIV could potentially be one for the ages, as reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes leads the high-powered and viper-quick Kansas City Chiefs against the best defense in the land, the San Francisco 49ers, who have proven an ability to play the mongoose in a battle such as this. Both teams easily did away with their opponent in their respective conference championship games to stamp their ticket to Miami, but their paths to South Florida weren't exactly easy. For example, the Chiefs found themselves down 24-0 to the visiting Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Round before beating ..

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