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    Kobe Bryant delivered a fairytale ending to his glittering 20-year career by scoring a mammoth 60 points in his final NBA game to inspire the LA Lakers to a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center. Playing front of a galaxy of stars, including Jack Nicholson and David Beckham, Bryant saved some of his best for his 1,566th and last game.Man, I cant believe how fast 20 years went by, this is crazy, Bryant said after the victory in an address to the crowd. Bryant addresses the crowd after the game To be standing on centre court with you guys, my team-mates behind me, appreciating all this, the journey weve been on.I grew up a die-hard Laker fan - I mean a die-hard Laker fan - so to be drafted and traded here and spend 20 years here, you cant write something better than this.No words can describe how I feel about you guys, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. What can I say? Mamba out. David Beckham was courtside at Kobe Bryants last game A sell-out crowd of 19,060 fans were packed in to see Bryants finale and the 18-time NBA All-Star soon had the crowd on their feet, hitting a couple of early three-pointers as he posted 22 of the Lakers 42 first-half points.But more was to come in the second-half as the 38-year-old hauled his team from behind to win the game. Kobe Bryant says goodbye to professional basketball with the LA Lakers A video tribute to Bryant before the game featured many of basketballs legends featuring Shaquille ONeal, Lamar Odom, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and several other coaches.It was fun playing with you, it was fun playing against you, ONeal said. Best Laker ever. Bryant meets with ex-team-mate Shaquille ONeal following Bryants final game Lakers legend Magic Johnson acted as master of ceremonies and told the crowd: We are here to celebrate greatness for 20 years. Hes not only a great and unbelievable sports icon but hes already the greatest to wear the purple and gold. Kobe Bryant had plenty of messages on social media, including one from Barack Obama Iconic film star Nicholson also appeared and later described Bryants retirement as a melancholy moment.Its like anything - you dont know what you had until you dont have it, he told NBA TV. Fortunately we do know what we had and he has been great all the way. Joao Moutinho Jersey . Ryu (8-3) allowed a run and three hits in six innings and struck out six in his 13th start. In his first 13 starts last season -- his first in the major leagues -- the left-hander was 8-5 with a 2.85 ERA. This was the ninth time this year that Ryu has allowed fewer than three earned runs, and he is 7-0 in those games. 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Bernardo Silva Jersey .com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson lost an appeal to have his indefinite suspension overturned, the NFL announced Friday.GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan has been cleared to return after a bout with Rocky Mountain Fever and could play this weekend. Out since Dec. 4, Doan made a slow recovery, but has been skating with the team and hopes to play against Philadelphia on Saturday night. "I think my energy level is high," Doan said Friday. "Obviously, its the first game and with everything kind went on the past month, well see how the energy level is. Hopefully, itll be good, but Im not worried about that because Ive done everything I can to feel good and be ready to go." Doctors were unsure of what was causing Doans flu-like symptoms when he first fell ill. He slowly started to improve by taking antibiotics and doctors determined he had Rocky Mountain Fever, a bacterial disease that affects the lining of blood cells and is often contracted by ticks. Doan steadily increased his activities, first away from the ice, and joined hiss team in practice this week.ddddddddddddThe Coyotes had targeted Doans return for next week, but hes looked so good -- not to mention anxious to play -- that theres a good chance hell play against the Flyers. "The way he looks out there and hes got the green light from the doctors, I would think that it would be hard to keep him out of the game tomorrow night," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. Doan got off to one of the best starts of his career this season, scoring 12 goals and adding 11 assists in 27 games. The Coyotes have been uneven in 12 games without their captain, going 4-3-5 while missing his presence on the ice as several other players have missed games with injuries or illnesses. 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