Daily Roundup: Jan. 27

On the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant: “Kobe Bryant is gone, and those are the hardest words I’ve ever had to write for this newspaper, and I still don’t believe them as I’m writing them,” writes Bill Plaschke for the Los Angeles Times. “Once the epitome of precocious arrogance, he evolved into being a true champion for others,” writes Jemele Hill for The Atlantic. “How can we process the death

Daily Roundup: Jan. 24

Check out these stories from the gridiron: The XFL is revamping the rules of professional football. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will retire Friday after 16 seasons in the NFL. A Super Bowl squares pool led to one of the strangest kidnapping cases Western New York had ever seen.

Daily Roundup: Jan. 23

Catch up on the latest sports news: Zion Williamson dazzled in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut, scoring 17 points in a little over three minutes. Washington City Paper explores why the D.C. area produces a preponderance of Olympic-caliber swimmers. The WNBA’s new collective bargaining agreement moves in the right direction but leaves plenty of work to do.

Daily Roundup: Jan. 22

The Super Bowl isn’t the only source of NFL buzz: The NFL has decided to host the 2020 draft… on the fountains of the Bellagio? At Sunday’s Pro Bowl, the league will test a new fourth-and-15 play as an onside kick replacement. Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson skipped his scheduled XFL tryout.

Daily Roundup: Jan. 21

Keep up with news from the hardwood: How do you stop the No. 1 basketball prospect in the country? Just ask DeMatha. The Ringer looks back through NBA history to evaluate how trade deadline deals can affect a team’s title hopes. New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will make his debut Wednesday after missing the first 44 games of the season with a knee injury.

Daily Roundup: Jan. 16

Check out the latest news from the world of sports: Jeremy Schaap is taking over ESPN’s investigative news show “Outside the Lines.” Carlos Beltrán is out as the New York Mets manager as a result of the sign-stealing scandal. The Washington Capitals are getting in on the esports craze. Note: The Daily Roundup is taking a break for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and will return Tuesday.