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January 24, 1994 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"Mantis" is the kind of movie that can give an insect a bad name. It airs at 8 tonight on Fox (Channels 11 and 6), introducing a comic (unintentionally, it appears) super-hero who wears a mantis-like gizmo on his head and moves through the air spritzing criminals with a paralyzing chemical while suspended by a chain from a high-tech flying car called a chrysalid. The thankless job of playing this clunky lug has befallen Carl Lumbly.
October 9, 1995
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December 7, 1997
Pacific Christian shot 55% from the field and made 40 of 46 free throws in a 119-107 victory over Menlo for seventh place in the Redlands Tournament Saturday at Redlands. Center Steve James had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Pacific Christian. Menlo's Lamont Ramsey led all scorers with 36 points.
November 8, 1997
In any other country, Sunday's World Cup qualifying match, in which the United States earned a precious point against Mexico by playing brilliant defense for two-thirds of the match after having one player sent off, would have been the sports story of the day. But few Americans will have seen their national team taking a step closer to the World Cup finals next year in France because the game was not even on national TV. (It was shown on Spanish-language Univision.)...
November 21, 1998
Andrew Cheney and Brett Lucas of UC Irvine defeated Cory Guy and Simon Chen of UC Santa Barbara to advance to the doubles quarterfinals of the Southern California Intercollegiates tournament Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Club. Cheney and Lucas, who won 8-6, play Brandon Kramer and Jong Minle today. In nonconference men's basketball: Montana State 84, Concordia 73--Guard Josh Giles scored 22 points for Concordia (2-2).
Basketball is not just a game. The quintessential city sport, played with reckless passion on random patches of concrete, it classically offers a way out of poverty for its best players, but there is more. When it's used right, basketball can also provide a way in for those who have the wit to use it, a chance to dramatically combine the excitement of competition with a provocative look at the complexities of urban life. And "Hoop Dreams" certainly does it right.
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