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September 4, 2009 | Rama Lakshmi, Lakshmi writes for the Washington Post.
Twenty-five Harley-Davidsons rumbled through the heart of the rain-drenched Indian capital recently, aggressively announcing the arrival of the legendary U.S. company in one of the world's largest motorcycle markets. The American motorcycle's long-awaited journey to India was enabled by what has come to be called the "mango-motorcycle swap" in 2007 trade negotiations, when the United States decided to allow Indian mangoes to be imported in return for the export of Harley-Davidsons.
April 19, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels planned to call up a position player to replace Vladimir Guerrero, who was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a torn right pectoral muscle. But when starter Dustin Moseley lasted only three innings Friday night -- forcing the Angels to exhaust much of their bullpen -- and went on the disabled list Saturday because of elbow tightness, the team had little choice but to reinforce its relief corps.
March 15, 2009 | Associated Press
Bill Davidson, the Detroit Pistons' Hall of Fame owner and noted philanthropist, died late Friday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was 86. The cause of death wasn't released, but Davidson had been in poor health in recent years and used a wheelchair. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September, Davidson also owned the WNBA's Detroit Shock and Palace Sports & Entertainment, comprising the Palace of Auburn Hills arena and DTE Energy Music Theatre.
January 11, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
There's something liberating about motorcycle boots -- that connection with hitting the open road and the sense of rebelliousness that comes with pairing some clunky boots with a soft, floaty dress. They can make you feel strong, tough and, especially this winter, stylish. "It is the perfect cross between edgy and chic, which is definitely why it seems to be the chosen boot this season," says footwear designer Matt Bernson. "It just works for everyone."
November 11, 2008 | Times Staff Writer
Federico Veiroj's "Acne" won the grand jury prize and Daniel Stamm's "A Necessary Death" captured the audience award in the feature film competition at AFI Fest 2008, which concluded in Los Angeles on Sunday night. In the documentary category, Kief Davidson's "Kassim the Dream" took the grand jury prize and shared the audience award with Patrick Davidson's "The World We Want."
September 1, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
Tucked away in an alley at the dead end of West 131st Street in unincorporated South L.A., a horse is getting washed down and Gregory Jackson is boasting of the stable's past. "This is the grandfather," said Jackson, 48, who has been coming to the stable for more than two decades. "You can go to any rodeo in Southern California and tell them about us and they know who we are." The stable is in a neighborhood that Jackson said is called The Hill, named simply after a high dirt mound that used to rise there.
July 6, 2008 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
One STEP closer. That was the guiding principle in developing the new Harley-Davidson Museum, opening this week. "If you're a hard-core enthusiast, you ought to get more enthusiastic," curatorial director Jim Fricke said. "If you're convinced that motorcycles are evil, hopefully you leave hating them a little less." Regardless of their feelings about motorcycles generally or Harley-Davidson in particular, visitors will likely be impressed, if only by the stunning steel-girder architecture rising from a former brownfield site on Milwaukee's south side.
July 6, 2008 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Beer. If that's your first thought after hearing the word "Milwaukee," you haven't been here lately. In the last decade, the country's 25th largest city has gone through such a massive revitalization that "cosmopolitan" is a more apt description than "blue collar." Have a Pabst if you wish, but there's a whole lot more to sample, whether it's microbreweries and organic coffee or modern art and architecture.
March 31, 2008 | From the Associated Press
DETROIT -- Stephen Curry darted this way, faked that way. Nothing open, and the bright red numbers on the clock getting close to zero. He was the right guy -- the only guy -- to take the biggest shot of the NCAA tournament. But there wasn't one. All he could do was pass the ball and watch as Jason Richards' desperation try thudded off the backboard. Davidson was done. Kansas was in.
March 30, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
For bettors who had a hunch that 10th-seeded Davidson would be the surprise team of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, here is some information you probably already knew. A $100 bet on Davidson to defeat Gonzaga in the first round paid out at $140, according to the money line at the Las Vegas Mirage. That same $100 bet on Davidson to upset Georgetown in the second round then paid off at $240, according to Las Vegas Leroy's money line.
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