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May 12, 1989
Bantamweight Alain Limarola of France stopped Finland's Antti Yuntamaa after seven rounds of a scheduled 10-rounder in the first professional boxing match in the Soviet Union.
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April 27, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Moviegoers' fling with "Captain America" ended this weekend as "The Other Woman" knocked the superhero out of the top box office spot. The romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton debuted with a healthy $24.7 million, according to an estimate from distributor 20th Century Fox. Meanwhile, after coming in at No. 1 for three consecutive weekends, the "Captain America" sequel had to settle for the runner-up position...
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SPORTS
June 8, 2012 | Lance Pugmire
Ray Bradley raised his son like most fathers, pushing the boy to be a more complete version of the parent who ground through sweltering Palm Springs construction, skycap and security guard jobs to support his family. Timothy Bradley was only 12 when he let it be known he would exceed the standard. Young Bradley was still learning boxing when he advanced to a Silver Gloves regional competition in Los Angeles against a gifted Arizona southpaw, and a future pro contender, named Jesus Gonzales.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
The 'Spider-Man' sequel doesn't swing into North American theaters until next weekend, but the superhero flick is already sticking with moviegoers overseas. Since launching in a handful of international markets this month, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" had collected an impressive $132 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. The movie is currently playing in roughly 40 foreign markets, performing best in the Britain, Mexico and South Korea. The picture has yet to open in an additional 30 countries abroad, including major markets like Brazil and China.
SPORTS
November 30, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No, Gabriel Ruelas kept telling himself, it was all wrong. Jimmy Garcia wasn't supposed to die. He, Ruelas, was the one who was supposed to die young. That's the way it had always been in the dreams. Night after night they would come to him in his restless sleep. The circumstances were different, but the result was always the same. Gabe Ruelas dead before his time. Although he has been a boxer since age 12, he never died in the ring in the dreams. Often it would be in a car accident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
For more than half a century, it was a musty pugilistic monument--preserved in liniment and sweat--where generations of Los Angeles prizefighters learned the lessons of "the sweet science." The Main Street Gym, on the edge of skid row, was the rattiest workout venue in the city (some said the world), but it also was the most famous. "World Rated Boxers Train Here Daily" read a sign at the entrance.
SPORTS
September 22, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Chairs, water bottles and fists, ungloved ones, flew in Ring B at the Olympic boxing arena Thursday morning when outraged South Koreans attacked a referee. The mini-riot broke out seconds after Bulgaria's Alexander Hristov had been awarded a 4-1 decision over South Korea's Byun Jong-il. A South Korean coach and a team manager entered the ring first, the team manager grabbing the referee, Keith Walker of New Zealand, by the arm and shouting in his face.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2007 | Susan King
In May 1997, the Los Angeles Times published J.R. Moehringer's heartfelt story "Resurrecting the Champ," chronicling the sad life of a professional boxer who was homeless and living on the streets. More than just a tale about the downfall of a sports figure, the article also dealt with Moehringer's relationship with "The Champ," as well as the writer coming to terms with his own father's abandonment of the family when he was a baby.
SPORTS
July 16, 1987 | From Associated Press
Muhammad Ali suffers from Parkinson's syndrome because of injuries to the brain he sustained during his 22-year boxing career, his doctor said Wednesday. During his 61-bout career, the three-time heavyweight champion often boasted that his face was still pretty and unmarred by the head blows landed by Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes and others. Nevertheless, damage was occurring inside, where it was not apparent, according to Dr.
SPORTS
February 25, 1991
Carlos Elliott was hospitalized with a concussion and double jaw fracture after a World Boxing Assn. junior middleweight world championship bout against Gilbert Dele of France at Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Elliott, from Hartselle, Ala., but living and training in Japan, suffered the injuries during a fight that ended when he was knocked out in the seventh round by Dele.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The revenge comedy "The Other Woman" is on its way to topping the box-office charts this weekend, the first film to surpass the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" since that film's release. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, "The Other Woman" was greeted with mostly negative reviews, including one critic for National Public Radio who called the film "a conceptually odious, stupid-to-the-bone enterprise. " But that didn't dissuade audiences, who came out to give the film an estimated $9.3 million on its opening night.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- and this weekend, three of them are poised to take down a proven force at the multiplex. After three weeks atop the box office, the blockbuster "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is expected to narrowly lose out to the romantic comedy "The Other Woman. " Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton, the latter film is likely to debut with a healthy sum of around $18 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | Mary McNamara
"House" meets "Homeland" and goes dancing with "Grey's Anatomy" on the new ABC "medical" drama, "Black Box," a show so deeply flawed and absurdly derivative you will wonder if you, like the main character, are experiencing a manic episode. Kelly Reilly stars as Dr. Catherine Black, a predictably brilliant and beautiful neurosurgeon who is also bipolar and prone to go off her meds. Like "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison and Dr. Gregory House, Black believes there is a direct relationship between her abilities and her disorder.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
When the dust settled at the box office this past weekend, two biblical-themed films found themselves at opposite ends of the top 10: The modestly budgeted family drama "Heaven Is for Real" earned an impressive $22.5 million to debut in the No. 2 slot, and Darren Aronofsky's Old Testament epic, "Noah," took in $5 million over its fourth weekend, putting it in the No. 9 spot. In a year when religious movies are fruitful and multiplying, "Heaven" and "Noah" represent two very different examples of Hollywood courting Christian audiences, and together they demonstrate some of the potential rewards and risks of doing so. "Noah" has proved by far the most controversial biblical-themed movie this year, and in the months leading up to its release, it came under fire for taking artistic license with Scripture.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
A major manufacturer of anti-fungal products has filed suit in Los Angeles against a competitor, contending that hundreds of thousands of shoe boxes coming into U.S. ports each day could contain a chemical used in rat repellent. The chemical, known as allyl isothiocyanate, is one of the main active ingredients in packing material made by YCM Co., of Taiwan, according to a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday by competitor Micro-Pak, of Hong Kong. The two companies both make items to thwart the growth of fungus or mold, which can ruin shoes during shipment by sea. Because most shoes sold in the U.S. come from Asia aboard cargo container ships that take multi-day ocean voyages, footwear manufacturers commonly put some kind of anti-moisture packing material in shoe boxes, usually silica gel packets or anti-fungal stickers or sheets.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
One of the axioms of Hollywood is that like follows like. A hit begets other hits (See: every third cable reality show), while a flop, like a crafty Vegas magician, makes all similar projects disappear. That would seem to be the case for "Transcendence," the $100-million Warner Bros. film about a Johnny Depp-incarnated computer program that may or may not have acquired consciousness. Despite a barrage of TV ads, the film mustered only $11 million and a fourth-place finish on its first weekend of release.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Team U.S.A. dominated Easter weekend as Disney's "Captain America: Winter Soldier" fended off its competition at the box office, holding onto the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row by drawing in $26.6 million. Brazil came in second with 20th Century Fox's animated family favorite "Rio 2" pulling in a solid $22.5 million. Faith was not forgotten over the holiday weekend, as Sony TriStar's "Heaven is for Real" opened at No. 3 with $21.5 million. PHOTOS: 75 images from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' The only story of disappointment came from Warner Bros.' sci-fi thriller "Transcendence," which stars Johnny Depp and took in a meager $11.2 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
Two newborn kittens were accidentally shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego in small black boxes this week. The kittens were discovered with their umbilical cords still attached by Cox cable company employees in Chula Vista as part of a shipment of fiberglass equipment, according to 10 News in San Diego.  "They were very, very lucky that they didn't fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck," Cox employee JC Collins told the station. The Humane Society's local chapter was called to care for the kittens.
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