September 9, 2010 |
Marines stormed a ship held by pirates in the Gulf of Aden before dawn Thursday in the first U.S. action of its kind, freeing the crew and detaining a heavily armed gang of Somalis, the Navy announced. The pirates had threatened to open fire on the Americans, but after the Marines boarded the German-owned freighter, most of them dropped their AK-47 assault rifles. The others hid in spaces throughout the ship. "They had been showing a bravado," Marine Capt. Alexander Martin said.
July 18, 2009 |
Garrett Jones' homer in the 14th inning Friday night, his second of the game and fifth in four games, gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, ending the Pirates' four-game losing streak. The Pirates hadn't scored since Jones' two-out homer in the first off Tim Lincecum until the 28-year-old rookie drove Bob Howry's second pitch of the 14th over the right-field stands. Jones has seven homers in 12 games since being recalled from the minors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1996
Re $18.7-million baseball stadium proposal. We the citizens of Ventura better wake up before the circus leaves town with all of our money. All those civic-minded types who want to come together as a city with family-oriented activities should get together with private enterprise and see their field of dreams come true. They will be great profiteers and not pirates of our city resources. MICHAEL A. MAYNEZ Ventura
January 5, 1997 |
The last time I cruised "Pirates of the Caribbean" at Disneyland was several years ago and in the company of a friend and his two children, then about 6 and 3. Amid the ongoing aural and visual onslaught, my friend and I didn't notice at first that his 6-year-old was fighting back tears. Midway through the ride, though, he gave up the ghost and broke down more visibly, finding the whole thing way too Stygian for his fun-in-the-sun tastes. His 3-year-old sister, meanwhile, was having a blast.
May 23, 2011 |
Americans appear to be growing tired of riding the high seas with Capt. Jack Sparrow, but "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" found box office treasure anyway. The fourth entry in the Johnny Depp-starring "Pirates" series raked in $256.3 million on its first weekend in more than 100 foreign countries, according to an estimate from Walt Disney Studios. That's the biggest international debut of all time for a film. It more than made up for a softer-than-expected $90.1-million launch in the U.S. and Canada.
April 10, 2012 |
Nothing like Dodger Stadium to make Clayton Kershaw feel better. Kershaw, who threw three scoreless innings in the season opener before succumbing to the flu, was back on the mound as scheduled Tuesday in the Dodgers' home opener against the Pirates. Can't vouch for how he was feeling, but he was looking pretty good. Kershaw threw six more scoreless innings before finally surrendering his first run of the season in the top of the seventh inning. The game was still tied 1-1 after 6½ innings.
December 22, 2012 |
That's right, our man Jerry Sands, the slugging prospect who could never quite take with the Dodgers, is on the move again. He is clearly still intriguing to many. Sands, part of the group sent by the Dodgers to the Red Sox in the blockbuster trade for Adrian Gonzalez in August, has reportedly been dealt from Boston to Pittsburgh as part of a six-player deal for right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan. Lost amid the big names in the deal, the trading of Sands received scant attention.
January 27, 2011 |
The South Korean government's pledge to get tougher on piracy and its self-congratulatory remarks after a military raid last week that freed 21 sailors held hostage by Somali pirates may attract more violence, analysts and critics say. President Lee Myung-bak's celebratory reference to the raid as part of a new anti-piracy policy increasingly waged with high speed boats and attack helicopters and other comments are drawing pledges of retaliation from...
March 1, 2011 |
Three children are among seven Danes who have been kidnapped by pirates in the Indian Ocean, Danish officials said Monday. The youths, ages 12 to 16, were taken captive along with their parents and two other adults on board a sailing vessel that put out a distress call Thursday, the Danish Foreign Ministry said. Media reports said the ship was on its way to Somalia, but the purpose of the voyage was unclear. It's believed to be the first time that children have been victims in the spate of hostage-taking bedeviling the waters off eastern Africa.
August 15, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH — After the Dodgers won the first two games of their series with the faltering Pirates, Pittsburgh Manager Clint Hurdle said that playing contending teams such as the Dodgers was expected to be hard. "Right now, we've got a lot of hard going on," Hurdle said. And that was before the Pirates faced Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers' surging offense Wednesday. Kershaw had another strong outing and the Dodgers knocked out 15 hits, tying a season high, as they rolled to a 9-3 win over Pittsburgh for their fourth consecutive win. Matt Kemp drove in three runs and seven Dodgers had runs batted in, including Kershaw, who had a run-scoring sacrifice fly and two singles.