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Does Kobe Bryant miss playing basketball? No. He explains why

It’s almost hard to imagine that it’s only been a year since the last time we saw Kobe Bryant don the purple and gold Lakers uniform. Of course who could forget the 60-point performance in Bryant’s finale?

He has many memorable moments throughout his 20-year career with the Lakers. So you would think he would miss the game.

“No, I don’t,” Bryant said Monday on “Good Morning America.”

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Angels mailbag: Where to go from here?

Hello, Angels fans. As of today, your favorite baseball team is 8-12, on a 65-win pace, and its best starting pitcher is not going to pitch at least until June. The outlook is not great. So let’s answer some questions about the state of the team. As always, please submit mailbag questions through my Twitter account (@pedromoura) or via email at pedro.moura@latimes.com.

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Aaron Hernandez suicide notes ordered released ahead of funeral

Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried.

Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney were among the dozens who attended the invitation-only service in his hometown of Bristol, Conn.

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Clippers' five takeaways from playoff loss to Utah Jazz

Here are takeaways from the Clippers' 105-98 loss to the Utah Jazz in their first-round NBA playoff series. Series is tied, 2-2.

1. The absence of Blake Griffin was felt all over the place for the Clippers in Game 4 Sunday night, but mostly on the inside during the Western Conference first-round playoff game against the Utah Jazz.

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Serena Williams opens up about her pregnancy with message to unborn child
Dodgers mailbag: When should the Dodgers call up Cody Bellinger?

The Dodgers are 9-10. That translates to a 77-win pace, which would be the worst season for this organization since 2005. The starting rotation looks rickety. The offense has been inconsistent. The bullpen imploded in a nine-run inning Friday night at Chase Field.

The Dodgers dropped two of three to the Diamondbacks over the weekend. The team has not won a series since the first of the season.

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