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Riot squads

On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 25, 2010
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LIVE STREAMING: Michael Jackson memorial

Thousands attend Michael Jackson's memorial inside the Staples Center in LA
Watch live streaming video of Michael Jackson's memorial in LA
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 10, 2009
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Streetball spectacle


The other end of the court
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  June 18, 2008