J.P. Hoornstra

The Dark Knight rises: Air New Zealand’s fleet of black planes ready for liftoff.

That black metal object flying through the sky isn't a UFO. It isn't Batman. It's Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft bearing the airline’s...

And then there were four: How Boston College will win its sixth NCAA title.

By Ryan Stieg, AllPuck.com There’s been quite a bit going on over the past two weeks since the NCAA Regionals, most of the big stories...

One through 12, our projected Olympic hockey rankings.

By Jason Karnosky, AllPuck.com At some point, we'll stop reading about stray dogs accepting kickbacks while sitting on tandem toilets in Sochi, Russia. That's what's going on...

Five Olympic tournament MVP candidates.

By Jason Karnosky, AllPuck.com Ever since the Winter Olympics featured NHL players for its 1998 edition, four men, including three goaltenders, have taken home the...

Five first-time Olympians poised for breakout performances.

By Jason Karnosky, AllPuck.com In the spring of 1998, Dominik Hasek was 33 years old. He'd never won a playoff series in his career, almost...

Three restaurants, three boroughs, three days

By Randee Dawn, ADeliciousDish.com October, November, December. As the year winds down, we all start eating, and eating, and eating. Think about it: Halloween =...

Recipe: The Jacket Potato

By Alix Simnock, ADeliciousDish.com Ingredients:  1 potato 1 can of tuna or 1 can of baked beans  1 cup of shredded cheese of choice (cheddar is good) Butter    Traditionally,...

Five veterans poised for one last Olympic hurrah at Sochi.

By Jason Karnosky, AllPuck.com [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRkcl_RHwoc?rel=0] The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi mark the end of an era. A few eras, actually. These players might not be...

Who will host the 2015 Frozen Four?

By Ryan Stieg, AllPuck.com The college hockey season begins in a month and something puzzles me. This season's Frozen Four will be played at the...

How many gimmicks can the NHL cram into one hockey game? Let’s count.

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com LOS ANGELES I hadn't lived in this city for more than a month when a shouting match erupted as I walked through...

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I write about the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Southern California News Group and destination travel for various media outlets, including the New York Daily News.
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