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SPORTS
March 15, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
For all the clamor that surrounds David Beckham, there was little angst in England over the fact that a torn left Achilles' tendon has knocked the Galaxy midfielder out of the World Cup. Beckham, 34, underwent surgery in Finland on Monday evening, after which the specialist who performed the procedure, Dr. Sakari Orava, revealed that the player had "totally torn" the tendon and would be sidelined for at least six months. "The operation lasted just under an hour," Orava told the Associated Press.
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WORLD
April 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An earthquake, a rare event in England, rattled parts of the southeast, toppling chimneys and rousing residents from their beds. Several thousand people were left without power in Kent County, and a woman suffered minor head and neck injuries, authorities said. The British Geological Survey said the magnitude 4.3 quake was centered under the English Channel south of Dover, near the entrance to the Channel Tunnel.
TRAVEL
November 8, 2009
Susan Spano did a great job of taking us along to England with Adams and Jefferson ["Chasing the Founding Fathers," Oct. 25]. Makes one want to take the trip. Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874 and is buried in a very plain site in the small Bladon Church, across the street from the very elegant palace. Quite a statement about his elegance. Dick Mason Redondo Beach :: I was born and raised in England of American parents. I enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy at the American Embassy in London during 1942-43.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1999 | PHILIP BRANDES
"Shut Your Eyes and Think of England," a British farce with modest ambitions, receives an appropriately breezy and innocuous staging at the Knightsbridge Theatre in Pasadena. John Chapman and Anthony Marriott's arch dialogue pokes fun at England's not-too-distant financial troubles, when the influx of Arab money threatened the very core of the country's centuries-encrusted class snobbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1987
William Rose, an American screenwriter who won an Academy Award for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and whose other Hollywood and British film credits include such classic comedies as "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" and "The Ladykillers," died at his home in England. He was 68 and the cause of his death last Tuesday was not reported. Rose, who also wrote the script for "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," lived on the English Channel island of Jersey.
SPORTS
August 23, 2007 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Galaxy midfielder David Beckham started and played the entire game for England on Wednesday, creating at least three clear scoring chances but ultimately leaving Wembley Stadium disappointed after Germany came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory in front of a near-sellout crowd of 86,133. The match was one of 45 internationals played Wednesday, most of them friendly games, although there were also a handful of Euro 2008 qualifiers.
SPORTS
June 27, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Former Los Angeles Sol midfielder Aya Miyama scored the goal of her career on Monday when she curled a free kick into the back of the net to give Japan a 2-1 victory over New Zealand at the sixth Women's World Cup in Germany. Later, Mexico, inspired by the play of 16-year-old goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago, held favored England to a 1-1 tie in the first almost-upset of the 16-nation tournament. The two results left Japan at the top of Group B, with England and Mexico tied for second and New Zealand in last place.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2012 | By Dennis Lim
Aesthetics and politics were inseparable for the British filmmaker Derek Jarman, whose life fed his art and vice versa. It is perhaps no surprise that "The Last of England" (1987), one of his most deeply personal films, is also one of his most fiercely political. No one did protest cinema quite like Jarman, an outspoken activist with no discernible interest in issue movies. Especially in the final stretch of his career, during which his imminent death became an inevitable focus of his work (he died of complications from AIDS in 1994 at 52)
SPORTS
June 11, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa -- When the U.S. played its final home tuneup game in Philadelphia before leaving for the World Cup, a couple of elderly gentlemen were introduced to the players before the start. Harry Keough, 82, and Walter Bahr, 83, know what lies ahead for the American team Saturday in Rustenburg. They've been there, done that. Keough and Bahr were starters on the U.S. team that scored one of soccer's all-time upsets, astounding the globe by defeating England, 1-0, at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.
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