April 19, 2013 |
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Orlando Gonzalez said he remembers meeting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in the white hat about four months ago. "I think he came over here and bought glue," said Gonzalez, 38, who works at a City Paint store in Cambridge. He watched through a store window Friday as police blocked off nearby streets and SWAT teams wielding long guns patrolled the streets. He said he didn't remember the man that the FBI has identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, until he saw his photos at a televised FBI press conference and again from a reporter outside his store Friday morning.
March 28, 2013 |
Wounded soldiers and veterans can now go through airport screening gates without removing their shoes, hats or light jackets, the Transportation Security Administration announced. The TSA's decision to ease screening for wounded soldiers comes about two weeks after the agency came under harsh criticism over the way it screened a wheelchair-bound U.S. Marine at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In the March 13 incident, critics of the TSA say that screeners humiliated the Marine by forcing him to remove his prosthetic legs and then put them back on to walk through a full-body scanner.
March 22, 2013 |
All that has defined the Ducks' season wasn't happening Friday night. The home dominance. The knack for comebacks. The impenetrable goaltending. The Detroit Red Wings, riding a hat trick by left wing Justin Abdelkader that matched his previous season goal total, ended the Ducks' franchise-record 13-game winning streak at Honda Center with a 5-1 victory. Caught in a flat-footed performance that was ripe with the feeling they let down after beating Western Conference leader Chicago only two nights earlier, the Ducks (22-4-4)
March 14, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Come on down and see the UCLA circus. The Bruins have pitched the big tent at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this week, turning their part of the Pac-12 tournament into a "step right up and see the show" event. Thursday brought a first-half vanishing act, followed by a walk along the high wire. And after the No. 21 Bruins had rallied from a 15-point deficit for an 80-75 victory over Arizona State, the grand finale included harsh words, technical fouls and a chuckle from Bruins guard Kyle Anderson.
March 4, 2013 |
Jeff Carter turned a dreary, low-scoring game into a cap-tossing celebration for the Kings on Monday night at Staples Center. Carter, the team's most consistent forward throughout this lockout-shortened season, poked through the Nashville Predators' defensive curtain to score during a power play in the second period and added two goals in a span of 19 seconds in the third period, propelling the Kings to an emphatic 5-1 victory over a team that has...
March 2, 2013 |
PHOENIX - By squeezing a 48-game schedule into 98 days, the NHL effectively erased the idea of a day off this season. Which is just fine with Ducks center Andrew Cogliano, who hasn't taken a day off since making his NHL debut seven years and 430 games ago. But that doesn't mean Cogliano and his teammates don't get tired. And they were exhausted Saturday when, playing their second game in 22 hours and fifth in a week, the Ducks wasted Cogliano's second career hat trick, twice giving up third-period leads before losing to the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-4, in a shootout.
February 28, 2013 |
What appeared to be a stroke of genius was downplayed by Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau . Boudreau started the season with 22-year-old Kyle Palmieri on the Ducks' first line with high-scoring stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf , but Palmieri's quiet start (one goal through five games) and the emergence of Daniel Winnik persuaded the coach to tinker. He'd adjust even more, trying Andrew Cogliano and Matt Beleskey in the Perry-Getzlaf line. Wednesday, Boudreau reinserted Palmieri on the top line, and Palmieri responded with the sixth natural hat trick in team history — three consecutive goals — in the Ducks' 5-1 rout of Nashville.
February 27, 2013 |
Kyle Palmieri withheld some glee for the sake of professionalism, but a look of joy and amazement crossed the Ducks winger's face Wednesday. Just 1 minute 7 seconds into the second period, Palmieri, 22, already had a natural hat trick in the bank - the sixth time in club history that a player had scored three consecutive goals in a game. "I couldn't believe it at first I wasn't sure it went in, but it was an awesome feeling," Palmieri said. All three goals came on direct assists from teammate Corey Perry, who flashed a wide smile at Palmieri, nodding back his too-good-to-be-true glance.
February 10, 2013 |
Of the many fashion moments that had backstage buzzing -- Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Lopez's flesh-baring, Dr. John's kooky costume, Carrie Underwood's projection-flashing gown -- it was a hat that got the most chatter backstage, and online. When winning for rap/sung collaboration for "No Church in the Wild," from Kanye West and Jay-Z's “Watch the Throne,” Frank Ocean and The-Dream offered typical awards show thank-yous. But Jay-Z, who was collecting his 17th trophy, wanted only to thank producer The-Dream's choice of ballcap.
February 7, 2013 |
BOSTON - It was the perfect time for a Kobe Bryant meltdown. Throw a few things around the locker room. Eviscerate a teammate or two with some harsh words. Rip Dwight Howard for missing so many games. Instead, Bryant calmly answered reporters' questions after the Lakers trailed by 32 points and lost to the Boston Celtics, 116-95, in front of jubilant fans at TD Garden who couldn't care less about the Lakers' woes, of which there many. After all, there's not much Bryant can do. The Lakers reached the latest lowest point of their season on a day when Pau Gasol was declared out six to eight weeks because of a tear in the bottom of his right foot.