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April 16, 2010
4. BOSTON VS. 5. MIAMI Season series: Celtics, 3-0 Key stat: Miami finished 18-4, Boston 27-27. Personnel-wise, the bigger, deeper Celtics are a mismatch for the Heat on paper but that's meaningless as Kendrick Perkins noted recently, adding, "Look at us." In denial, Boston management and fans criticized their overachieving players' effort level. Coach Doc Rivers is now considering resigning, a sign he knows this is all they have left. Now everyone's anxious to see just how much that is, starting with them.
April 22, 2014 | Tina Susman and Alana Semuels
The cheers were louder, the runners more determined, the tears of joy and relief at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday more heartfelt than ever. And yes, the security was tighter. But on a brilliant spring day, the city brought to grief by terrorist bombings one year earlier sprinted back in the resolute style of the runners who tore through quiet suburbs and charming town squares to the finish line, where the roars grew deafening as Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the marathon since 1983.
February 5, 2011 | By Mark Heisler
LAKERS AT BOSTON Thursday, 5 p.m. PST. TV: TNT. They should get John Madden to help do the color commentary on this one, as in: "OOF! BIFF! SOCK!" The Celtics, the roughest team around before going from fireplugs to thundering herd, barely got physical with the Lakers last Sunday while outrebounding them by 13. So if the Lakers aren't ready, this might not be pretty ? and if they are, it still might not be pretty. Of course, ferocious as they are, the Celtics are no longer embattled and the Lakers, casual as they are, are. The problem is, as it was in Thursday's loss to the Spurs when the Lakers played hard, that one team was coherent and one was not. However, it's true: You're never as good as you look when you win or as bad as you look when you lose.
April 21, 2014 | By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman
Californian Meb Keflezighi became the first American since 1983 to capture the men's division of the Boston Marathon, as the city that was knocked to its knees by two bomb blasts last year rebounded on Monday. Keflezighi, who began running as a student in San Diego and became a U.S. citizen after an award-winning stint at UCLA, hung on to win the men's division in 2:08:36. He fought to hold his lead as the racers tore down Boylston Street at the finish. LIVE: Tweets, photos from Boston Marathon At the award ceremony, Keflezighi cried as he held the trophy, his head decorated with the symbolic laurels wreath.
February 9, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 5 PDT. Where: TD Garden. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 14-11, Celtics 14-10. Record vs. Celtics (2010-11): 1-1. Update: After a dreadful start, the Celtics have won five consecutive games and nine of their last 10. They are averaging only 90.8 points, 25th in the NBA, but giving up 86.5 points a game, best in the league. The Celtics haven't been dominant at home, going a pedestrian 10-6, including losses to Phoenix and Cleveland.
September 28, 2013
Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26 It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino. Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His undergraduate degree in community planning was earned in 1988. Among other things, we used to talk about how to improve city services and how to measure progress in this regard. The fact that Los Angeles is looking to Boston for guidance in measuring departmental effectiveness is appropriate just as Menino is leaving office after 20 years with a 70% approval rating.
December 16, 2010 | By Tim Swanson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's a scene that gives the phrase "getting shelled at Fenway" a whole new meaning. In the crime thriller "The Town," a local heist crew attempts one of the riskiest jobs in recent memory: taking down the cash room at Fenway Park, home of Boston's beloved Red Sox baseball team. After FBI agents are tipped off to the caper, automatic weapons bark as violence spills from the stadium's bowels out onto the city's historic streets. The action sequence's well-known location certainly heightens the stakes of the heist (isn't it a cardinal sin to loot the Cathedral of Boston?
October 12, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Boston Red Sox were in agreement: They do not like Bobby Abreu. It was the ultimate compliment for the veteran right fielder, whose fingerprints were all over the Angels' three-game American League division series sweep of the Red Sox. "I can do without Abreu," Boston third baseman Mike Lowell said. "I felt like he was on base the whole damn series. I mean, I like the guy, but I don't like him that much." Next to Lowell in the losing clubhouse was reliever Billy Wagner, who gave up a leadoff double to Abreu in the eighth inning, the hit that sparked the comeback that gave the Angels a 7-6, series-clinching win in Fenway Park.
April 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Full commuter rail service returned to southern Boston suburbs today and limited service was restored to lines north and west of the city after a court order halted an expanded railroad strike.
July 29, 1990
In Robert Burns' July 1 articles on Boston, he refers to the No-Name Restaurant as a "hole-in-the-wall." For your information, No-Name has a sitting capacity of 356 people as of 1985, and there was no bring-your-own-bottle policy even then. A. KOSTELIS Los Angeles
April 21, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
BOSTON - This Boston Marathon, a year after the bombs went off at the finish line, was one that nobody wanted to miss. Elise Conner, 58, who was near the end of the course when the explosions rocked Boylston Street, struggled through an injury to make this year's race. “If I had to crawl,” she said. “No matter what. I'm coming.” I understood perfectly. I got hurt in October - torn knee cartilage - and really shouldn't have come back to Boston. (My doctor said it was a “terrible idea.”)
April 21, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
BOSTON - Before Meb Keflezighi embarked on the 26.2-mile journey Monday to become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, he wrote four names on his yellow race bib. Martin, for Martin Richard. Krystle, for Krystle Campbell. Ling, for Lu Lingzi. Sean, for Sean Collier. The first three died in the bombings that occurred near the finish line of last year's race. The last was shot and killed, investigators said, by one of the alleged bombers. "It could've been me, my wife or me watching as a spectator," said Keflezighi, a 38-year-old UCLA graduate.
April 20, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers. The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence or disaster just by being themselves -- dogs. People milled around the entrance to the First Lutheran Church of Boston, which sits close to the end of the race route, the site of last year's bombings. The church remained open throughout Marathon Monday 2013.
April 19, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
It was an unusually gray and chilly April morning, even for Boston, but that didn't stop a swarm of Boston Marathon runners from expressing their joy at picking up their race pins. The elite runners were joined by race sponsors and officials Friday morning at a Boston news conference. "You're in the presence of royalty," said Jim Gallagher, an official with sponsor John Hancock. "Combined, they have won over 80 marathons. " MORE: 6 returning marathon runners remember 2013 The atmosphere is euphoric, but it's underlined by the tragic events of a year ago. Without a doubt, the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013 will color this year's event.
April 19, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
WASHINGTON - On Monday, if all goes according to plan, I'll be lining up at the start of the Boston Marathon. Let's just say this up front: I probably shouldn't be. I signed up last September, but over the last few months, training season, I've been fighting one of those frustrating injuries that just would not come around. Figuring for weeks that it was just a bad hamstring, I stubbornly dragged my bad leg like a piece of wood over snow and black ice, all through a relentless, miserable Northeast winter.
April 18, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
BOSTON - There's a tense excitement running through this city as it prepares for the 118th Boston Marathon, a uniquely Bostonian event, held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April, which celebrates the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Residents are waiting to see how much of the traditional carefree spirit of Marathon Monday will remain after officials implement security measures to make the 26.2-mile route "the safest place on the...
September 28, 1998 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
SCHEDULE Tuesday--Boston (Martinez 19-7) at Cleveland (Wright 12-10), 10 a.m. Wed.--Boston (Wakefield 17-8) at Cleveland (Gooden 8-6), 10 a.m. Friday--Cleveland (Nagy 15-10) at Boston (Saberhagen 15-8), 1 p.m. Saturday--Cleveland at Boston, if necessary Sunday--Boston at Cleveland, if necessary STARTING LINEUPS Cleveland Kenny Lofton, cf, .281, 54 steals Joey Cora, 2b, .274, 109 runs David Justice, dh, .278, 20 HRs Manny Ramirez, rf, .295, 45 HRs Jim Thome, 1b, .296, 30 HRs Travis Fryman, 3b, .
April 16, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
You may have seen your share of makeovers, but nothing like the one Sheila Callaghan inflicts on her heroine in “Everything You Touch,” her lushly written dark comedy world-premiering at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. Three glamorous models descend on Jess (Kirsten Vangsness), shrieking like birds of prey, while Victor, a histrionic fashion designer (Tyler Pierce), shouts insults at her. She staggers out of the fracas in a leopard-print swing coat. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat This scene laid bare the savagery at the heart of every makeover, and it would have won me over - if Jessica Kubzansky's bold, lucid staging of Callaghan's theatrical vision hadn't already done so. Although at moments the script feels as if it's still evolving, the stunning production values highlight its best features (a bit like a makeover, come to think of it)
April 16, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A 25-year-old man who describes himself as a performance artist will be arraigned Wednesday on charges in connection with a hoax bomb placed at the site where two bombs exploded last year at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260. Kevin “Kayvon” Edson will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court, Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, told the Los Angeles Times...
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