Posts Tagged ‘strength’

Teenager Bianca Andreescu advances to Paribas Open final with victory over Elina Svitolina

Her thigh was cramping and her strength was ebbing. Bianca Andreescu had squandered a match point in the ninth game of the third set of her BNP Paribas Open semifinal against Elina Svitolina on Friday night, and then a second and a third chance eluded her in the 10th game. By the time that game…

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Remembering John Mason, the L.A. artist who helped to lead a revolution in clay

The first thing I learned about John Mason, who died Sunday at 92, was that he made big things out of clay. Very big things. Rough, abstract sculptures and walls that had to be fired inside a walk-in kiln

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Overrated/Underrated: The indelible vision of ‘Leave No Trace,’ and the Grammys are late again

UNDERRATED ‘Leave No Trace’ (2018): Written and directed by the filmmaker behind the grim “Winter’s Bone,” this film set in the Pacific Northwest leaves a deep impression on the strength of its performances and vivid sense of place. Ben Foster plays a PTSD-ravaged veteran raising his teenage daughter..

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Scott Boras holds court on the Bryce Harper sweepstakes at placid winter meetings

Scott Boras climbed atop a platform before a ceiling-scraping imitation fir bedecked with silver, gold and emerald ornaments as dozens of reporters swelled around him. On the penultimate day of the winter meetings, Boras came bearing corrections, metaphors and reassurances about the strength of..

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Speed and scoring is increasing in the NHL, but it could all come to a grinding halt in 2020

First, the good news. Emphasizing speed and youth is a growing and welcome trend in the NHL, which was inching in that direction before the success of the Vegas Golden Knights accelerated the process. The expansion Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final on the strength of their speed, their…

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Deborah Roberts’ powerful statement of black female identity

Collage and text works at Luis De Jesus gallery in L.A. explore the weight of expectations that girls can carry, but also the strength that comes with individuality.

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Big Ten championship: Ohio State runs over Wisconsin for title

All season long, Wisconsin faced questions about the strength of its schedule, a regular season that included only a couple of low-ranked opponents. On Saturday night at the Big Ten Conference championship, those questions got answered. Sort of

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‘Fun Mom Dinner’ is a plate full of aimlessness drizzled with a few giggles

While good company might make or break a night out, sadly it can’t save “Fun Mom Dinner” from being more than just fitfully funny. This raunchy, female-driven comedy should be able to rely on the strength of its cast, but even the collective talents of Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Molly Shannon…

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Alex Meyer and Angels can’t keep it under control in 9-4 loss to Red Sox

In his last start, a dominant victory over Kansas City, the Angels’ Alex Meyer tamed his wildness. On Friday at Fenway Park, his lack of command was his undoing, and the team’s. The Red Sox won, 9-4, on the strength of five early runs against Meyer

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Coachella’s second hottest ticket? The Palm Springs Air Museum

If the peak-hour Coachella crowds can sometimes feel like a war zone, they still won’t compare with the ambience awaiting fans at two of the music and arts festival’s pre-parties.

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