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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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
September 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Nine people were killed and eight were injured Saturday when a minibus carrying members of a climbing club crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer truck on a rain-slick expressway in northwest England. Police said the truck veered across a highway divider and into the path of the minibus.
June 30, 2006 | Chuck Culpepper, Special to The Times
The England-versus-Portugal melodrama still sits one day off, yet already we have a winner. Rampaging and cunning, dreaded and loathed, able to puncture a defense like no force left in the World Cup, this winner is the astonishing British press, unbeaten for eons save for a tabloid lawsuit settlement here and there. Even Deco, the Portugese midfielder, noted the dynasty's ferocity.
September 14, 1986
Police in riot gear fought running battles in Bristol, England, with youths hurling gasoline bombs and rocks in the second straight night of violence triggered by a crime-busting campaign in one of the city's poorest areas, authorities said. They said about 100 youths went on a rampage in the St. Paul's district of Bristol, 100 miles west of London, setting seven cars ablaze, hurling gasoline bombs, stones and bricks before fleeing.
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