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A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

Thursday, July 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out yesterday after the court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said workers were … 0

Stastny, Iginla and Miller sign in flurry of deals

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NHL teams quickly snatched up the best players available in free agency, giving Paul Stastny, Jarome Iginla and Ryan Miller new homes in the league. When the market opened yesterday, teams tried to make a splash to improve their rosters and fire up fans. Stastny cashed in, signing a $28 million, four-year contract … 0

Penguins’ Crosby named NHL MVP; Rask and Bergeron win awards

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won his second Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player last night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Crosby also collected the Art Ross Trophy as the league scoring champion and the Ted Lindsay Award as the players’ choice for the NHL’s most outstanding … 0

Bruins beat Red Wings, 3-0, in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DETROIT – The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit’s mistakes, and their stellar goaltender’s flawless performance. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period after the Red Wings had miscues on the ice and Tuukka … 0

Red Wings look to focus on speed over strength vs. Bruins

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have figured out what they need to do to beat the Boston Bruins. Detroit used its skill to win Game 1 against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins. Boston evened its first-round series against … 0

Bruins strike early, often in dominant Game 2 victory

Monday, April 21, 2014

BOSTON – Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot … 0

Skating room at a premium in playoff opener

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins’ rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide, just like all the others in the NHL. So much ice. But in the playoff opener with the Detroit Red Wings, so little room … 0

Boston’s Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing

Sunday, April 20, 2014

NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic was fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser during their opening playoff game. Lucic was fined by the NHL yesterday for spearing DeKeyser in the second period of the … 0

Smith brothers to meet in playoffs for first time

Saturday, April 19, 2014

TORONTO – Growing up in Toronto’s Mimico neighborhood, Brendan and Reilly Smith never played organized hockey together. Just everything else. “We were always playing mini sticks or road hockey or shinny on the ice out on the rink, … 0

Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Detroit over Boston, 1-0

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got … 0

Bruins set for fresh start after regular season

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points. Another number shows just how much, or little, that means. “I heard about 40 percent of the series are upsets in the … 0

Bruins’ Bergeron gets boost from Olympics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WILMINGTON, Mass. – For Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada. The Sochi Games were a confidence boost that he harnessed when he returned to perhaps … 0

Lot to like about Bruins as Stanley Cup playoffs arrive

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, three solid defensive pairings and one of the best goalies. And they were … 0

Bruins rest stars, fall to Brodeur, Devils

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. – Standing on the podium after what might have been the final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur’s eyes welled with tears when he was asked to explain his … 0

Bruins playoff schedule for series against Red Wings

Monday, April 14, 2014

RED WINGS VS. BRUINS Game 1 Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Boston (NESN, NBCSP) Game 2 Sunday, 3 p.m. at Boston (NBC) Game 3 April 22, 7:30 p.m. at Detroit (NESN, NBCSP) Game 4 April 24, 8 p.m. at Detroit (NESN, NBCSP) Game 5* April 26, 3 p.m. at … 0