By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Some of rap's elder statesmen say they're worried about the culture's focus on youth, current emphasis on freewheeling partying and "you only live once" ethos. "At some point somebody has to realize that hip-hop has to learn how to grow up," said rap pioneer Melle Mel. "It's way too juvenile, and it's been that way for too long."
Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump," died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. He was 34.
A win for the Bruins would have been an uplifting end to the city's emotional return to major sports after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheer, fans at Wednesday night's Bruins game paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a stirring national anthem and a thunderous chant of "U.S.A.!"
Security has been tightened at the TD Garden, where the Boston Bruins were scheduled to play the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night in the first major sporting event in the city since the marathon bombings.
Milan Lucic sleepwalked through Games 1 and 2. The Boston Bruins star had just three shots and nothing to show for it.
From the jubilation of victory to confusion, the Boston Bruins had no idea what happened. One moment they were celebrating their Game 1 overtime victory around hero Chris Kelly, and the next, David Krejci was lying on the ice, hit by a pane of glass that fell down on top of him.
On the way to the Stanley Cup last spring, the Boston Bruins made a vintage jacket the award given to the Most Valuable Player on that particular night. Thursday included the debut of a new tradition thanks to Andrew Ference: a chain with 20 links that Chris Kelly proudly wore after scoring the overtime game-winner.
Sudden-death overtime losses can feel like gut punches. Thursday night was not that for the Washington Capitals.
As the Boston Bruins embarked on defending the Stanley Cup last fall, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee told colleague Peter Chiarelli "you guys might be better this year than you were last year."
The Stanley Cup glistened in the morning sun, the nearly 35-pound symbol of NHL supremacy raised high over the head of 255-pound Zdeno Chara.
Shortly after the Boston Bruins lost Nathan Horton to a frightening injury, they found a dazzling offensive rhythm that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals.
This is a whole different series now.
Manny Malhotra made it all the way back from a career-threatening eye injury, hitting the ice with his Vancouver Canucks teammates for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Deficits have been easy for the Boston Bruins to overcome so far in the playoffs.
"It's not really worth it to literally party yourself to death. It's like committing suicide," he added. "You have to choose between what makes you feel good and what makes you think you feel good."
"It was nice to score but it's such a small thing," Kelly said, "especially on a night like tonight."