May 30, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. — Dustin Penner had the best imagery, likening the arena to a Russian sauna, and Dustin Brown said the puck behaved more like a bouncing tennis ball than anything else, all greatly testing their poise and patience. On a night that required sweat and skill, the Kings got both in a 2-1 overtime victory against the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. Center Anze Kopitar scored on a breakaway 8 minutes 13 seconds into overtime, moving the Kings to within three victories of their first Cup in franchise history.
November 21, 2011 |
The latest installment in the "Twilight" series didn't break franchise records this past weekend, but the film still had the fifth-best domestic opening of all time at the box office. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" raked in $139.5 million, according to an estimate from distributor Summit Entertainment. While that was an impressive opening, "Breaking Dawn" fell just short of the $142.8-million opening weekend record held by the second movie in the series, 2009's "New Moon.
October 20, 2011 |
Cruise fans who want to be first in line to board the Breakaway, one of Norwegian Cruise Lines' newest ships, may now buy tickets for its inaugural 2013 sailings. The ship's seven-night crossing from London to New York City in spring 2013 starts at a low $749 per person -- just a bit more than $100 a day. The deal: The Breakaway , which is still under construction in Germany, will hold 4,000 passengers and will be the largest ship to home port in New York City, according to the cruise line.
February 25, 2011 |
Yet another attempt by the Ducks to plug the hole in their goal failed Friday night, this time by a very narrow but very dramatic margin. Their 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota was the Ducks' fifth defeat in a row as they struggle in the scrum of teams contending for the final Western Conference playoff spots. Dan Ellis, the newest player to start in goal after he was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay on Thursday, was victimized in overtime when the Ducks gave up two breakaways in the final minute.
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February 23, 2011 |
Leaders of a California labor group battling the giant Service Employees International Union alleged in a lawsuit Tuesday that the SEIU engaged in a pattern of violent threats and strong-arm tactics against dissident unionists. The suit, filed in Superior Court in San Francisco, is the latest salvo in the bitter intra-union clash pitting the SEIU against the breakaway National Union of Healthcare Workers. For two years, the rival group has been trying to woo SEIU members at California hospitals and healthcare facilities.
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February 20, 2011 |
Ollie Matson, a remarkably versatile football player who had the misfortune during a 14-year career in the National Football League to play on mostly bad teams, among them some of the worst Los Angeles Rams clubs in history ? and made it to the Hall of Fame anyway ? has died. He was 80. FOR THE RECORD: Ollie Matson: In the obituary of Hall of Fame football player Ollie Matson in the Feb. 20 LATExtra section, the last name of his former college teammate Bob St. Clair was misspelled as St. Claire.