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September 14, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Chelsea is reportedly in negotiations with West London rival Queens Park Rangers over protocol for pregame matters, including the obligatory handshake between all team members, in the wake of Chelsea defender John Terry's racial abuse trial over a heated exchange he had last season with QPR's Anton Ferdinand, who is black. The two teams meet Saturday in an English Premier League game. Chelsea is currently atop the EPL standings with three consecutive wins to open the season. QPR is near the bottom of the 20-team standings with only one point for a draw, but it did defeat Chelsea, 1-0, in an FA Cup game earlier this year.
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September 14, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Chelsea is reportedly in negotiations with West London rival Queens Park Rangers over protocol for pregame matters, including the obligatory handshake between all team members, in the wake of Chelsea defender John Terry's racial abuse trial over a heated exchange he had last season with QPR's Anton Ferdinand, who is black. The two teams meet Saturday in an English Premier League game. Chelsea is currently atop the EPL standings with three consecutive wins to open the season. QPR is near the bottom of the 20-team standings with only one point for a draw, but it did defeat Chelsea, 1-0, in an FA Cup game earlier this year.
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May 28, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
In a soccer world gone seemingly mad — thanks in no small part to inept leadership at many levels — here are a few observations and comments on recent developments. — Carlo Ancelotti has been handed a $10.6-million check and has been told to go anywhere he cares to as long as it's not Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, in a mind-numbingly bone-headed move, has fired the Italian coach barely 12 months after he led it to English Premier League and FA Cup titles. The reason? He finished only second in the Premier League this year and managed to reach only the semifinals of the European Champions League.
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May 28, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
In a soccer world gone seemingly mad — thanks in no small part to inept leadership at many levels — here are a few observations and comments on recent developments. — Carlo Ancelotti has been handed a $10.6-million check and has been told to go anywhere he cares to as long as it's not Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, in a mind-numbingly bone-headed move, has fired the Italian coach barely 12 months after he led it to English Premier League and FA Cup titles. The reason? He finished only second in the Premier League this year and managed to reach only the semifinals of the European Champions League.
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November 3, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
On the day that its former coach, Juergen Klinsmann, was named technical advisor to Major League Soccer's Toronto FC, Bayern Munich on Wednesday powered its way into the last 16 of the European Champions League. The German club, a four-time European champion and runner-up behind Inter Milan in last season's tournament, brushed aside CFR Cluj, 4-0, in Romania and is the first team to reach the knockout stage. Joining it in the final 16 a little later Wednesday night was Chelsea, the runner-up to Manchester United in 2008.
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April 6, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Barcelona, playing the type of stylish soccer that has made it a fan favorite worldwide, swept past Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, 5-1, on Tuesday to virtually guarantee its place in the semifinals of the European Champions League. Manchester United also made its passage to the semifinals considerably less complicated by defeating Chelsea, 1-0, in London on a well-taken goal by Wayne Rooney that was created by superlative passes from Michael Carrick and Ryan Giggs. With Real Madrid and Schalke '04 of Germany also having won by healthy margins Tuesday, it appears that the semifinals will feature Manchester United against Schalke and Barcelona against Real Madrid.
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July 21, 2009 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Tampering apparently is perfectly acceptable in England. Either that or the English have decidedly different rules about how and when soccer players under contract to one team can be approached by another team and asked to jump ship. John Terry is a good case in point. The captain of England's national side and of Chelsea in the English Premier League will be playing for the Blues against Inter Milan in a friendly international at 8 tonight at the Rose Bowl.
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June 9, 1985
Stan Delaplane (May 12) missed the best bargain in York, the two-hour free walk through town led by the Volunteer Guides of York. Ours was a retired military person, all blustering enthusiasm, with dark-red mustachios waxed to wicked pinpoint ends. He had great pride in the fighting past of York, insisting that all British revolts began with Yorkshiremen. . . . Our military friend was proud that the 9th Legion disappeared from Roman records after it left York. In York, Saxon King Harold was celebrating a great victory over the Danes at nearby Stamford Bridge when William the Conqueror landed from Normandy and undid the victory party.
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June 22, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As Wimbledon gets underway, VisitBritain  — the nation’s tourism agency – has put together a list of attractions for tennis tourists lucky enough to be in London during the tourney. Among them: --Take a walk through Wimbledon Common , 1,100 acres of countryside with paths, ponds and a brook. Check out the azaleas in Cannizaro Park , once part of the estate of the Duke of Cannizaro. Free. --Wander around Wimbledon Village and visit the shops, restaurants and bars.
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May 12, 2003 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Manchester United, which has consistently denied that midfielder David Beckham would be sold, admitted Sunday that if the right financial offer came along England's captain might well be sent packing. Peter Kenyon, United's chief executive, told BBC Radio 5 that if another team offers $56 million or more for Beckham, the club would consider selling its most prized asset.
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April 6, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Barcelona, playing the type of stylish soccer that has made it a fan favorite worldwide, swept past Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, 5-1, on Tuesday to virtually guarantee its place in the semifinals of the European Champions League. Manchester United also made its passage to the semifinals considerably less complicated by defeating Chelsea, 1-0, in London on a well-taken goal by Wayne Rooney that was created by superlative passes from Michael Carrick and Ryan Giggs. With Real Madrid and Schalke '04 of Germany also having won by healthy margins Tuesday, it appears that the semifinals will feature Manchester United against Schalke and Barcelona against Real Madrid.
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November 3, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
On the day that its former coach, Juergen Klinsmann, was named technical advisor to Major League Soccer's Toronto FC, Bayern Munich on Wednesday powered its way into the last 16 of the European Champions League. The German club, a four-time European champion and runner-up behind Inter Milan in last season's tournament, brushed aside CFR Cluj, 4-0, in Romania and is the first team to reach the knockout stage. Joining it in the final 16 a little later Wednesday night was Chelsea, the runner-up to Manchester United in 2008.
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July 21, 2009 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Tampering apparently is perfectly acceptable in England. Either that or the English have decidedly different rules about how and when soccer players under contract to one team can be approached by another team and asked to jump ship. John Terry is a good case in point. The captain of England's national side and of Chelsea in the English Premier League will be playing for the Blues against Inter Milan in a friendly international at 8 tonight at the Rose Bowl.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1994 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Why do things the usual way? That is the question the composers, performers and producers involved in the Royal Northern College of Music's music theater/instrumental program Thursday night must have asked themselves. It certainly wasn't business as usual. A wide-ranging 20th-Century agenda featured unusual combinations and imaginative presentations as key elements in the Manchester musicians' second offering in Bing Theatre at USC, part of the UK/LA Festival.
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February 25, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
After all the hype and all the bluster, it turned out to be an ordinary sort of game after all -- nothing to paste into the scrapbook of soccer memories. Chelsea went to Italy to play Inter Milan in a European Champions League round-of-16 match Wednesday and was duly beaten, 2-1, in front of a sellout crowd at San Siro's Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Neither team turned in a convincing performance. Neither one suggested that it really has the credentials to win the tournament -- not with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid alive and kicking.
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