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SPORTS
September 1, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
In predicted order of finish by division: AFC EAST NEW ENGLAND 2011: 13-3, 1st in East. 2011 playoffs: Lost to New York Giants, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI. They're going all the way: What's not to love about these Patriots? They're coming off a 13-3 season and, going by 2011 results, have the easiest schedule in the league. Tom Brady is still in his productive years at 35, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are at the cutting edge of receiving tight ends, and the defense will get a big boost from the draft and free agency.
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NEWS
July 9, 2012 | By Brian Cronin
RUGBY URBAN LEGEND : A player used a blood capsule to fake a cut as part of an elaborate scheme by his team. One of the more annoying aspects of sports like football and basketball is the concept of "flopping," players pretending to be fouled when they did not actually get foul. How can the referees possibly tell what happened when the "flopper" does a good acting job? After all, it is easy enough to pretend that you were hit by someone. However, it is a whole other story to try to fake being cut and bleeding.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
About 563 miles west of Baja California, SpaceX's Dragon space capsule successfully splashed down after spending nine days in outer space. When the unmanned cone-shaped capsule hit the water at 8:42 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, it marked the end of a historic mission carried out by the Hawthorne company officially known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp. It was the first privately built and operated spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. "Welcome home, baby," said Elon Musk, SpaceX's founder and chief executive, in a news briefing from company headquarters.
BUSINESS
May 31, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
SpaceX's Dragon space capsule, which last week became the world's first privately built and operated spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, is scheduled to return to Earth on Thursday morning. At 8:44 a.m. Pacific time, the capsule is set to splash down in the Pacific Ocean hundreds of miles west of Southern California. It will be the culmination of a historic mission carried out by the Hawthorne company, which is officially known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
SPORTS
May 27, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
2. MIAMI (46-20) def. New York, 4-1, in first round def. Indiana, 4-2, in conference semifinals 4. BOSTON (39-27) def. Atlanta, 4-2, in first round def. Philadelphia, 4-3, in conference semifinals Season series: Boston, 3-1. Key stat: In the final three games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against Indiana, Miami's Dwyane Wade averaged 33 points and 7.3 rebounds and LeBron James...
BUSINESS
May 26, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan
Less than 24 hours after a historic docking, astronauts aboard the International Space Station clambered into SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft and began unloading supplies that were packed inside. Wearing oxygen masks as a precaution, the astronauts opened the hatch, slid the door open, and took delivery of the 1,014 pounds of food, water and clothing aboard Dragon. "Like the smell of a brand new car," said NASA astronaut Don Pettit, after going inside. Live coverage of the hatch opening, which included some of the first video footage from inside the cone-shaped Dragon, started Saturday shortly before 3 a.m PDT on the Hawthorne company's website and NASA TV. Delivering cargo wasn't SpaceX's key mission -- the space station is well-provisioned.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
SpaceX's cone-shaped space capsule performed a series of delicate maneuvers in outer space that proved to NASA officials that it was ready to move in for its historic docking attempt with the International Space Station. The hookup was scheduled to occur after 11 p.m. PDT Thursday. "We're looking good across the board," John Couluris, SpaceX lead mission director, said in a Thursday news briefing. SpaceX, officially named Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is aiming to become the world's first private firm to dock a craft with the space station.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Fifteen student experiments will be conducted aboard the International Space Station after making their way there on the SpaceX's Dragon capsule. The experiments, which are collectively known as Aquarius, were sent to space on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched Tuesday and were inside the Dragon capsule that has now docked at the International Space Station. The experiments were designed by 13 teams from across the country that submitted their proposals and were picked out of a pool of 779 student teams.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan
For the first time, a cargo-carrying spacecraft made by a private company arrived at the International Space Station. SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was captured by the space station's 58-foot robotic arm by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the space station. The linkup took place about 250 miles above northwest Australia at 6:56 a.m. PDT. "Looks like we got us a Dragon by the tail," Pettit confirmed. At that moment, engineers watching at SpaceX's control center at their Hawthorne headquarters, as well as NASA mission control in Houston, began cheering, with rounds of high-fives and handshakes.
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