| Jul 17, 2014
With the recent conclusion of the World Cup, the Los Angeles Kings hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second time and the San Antonio Spurs winning their fifth NBA title, the eyes of many American sports fans can now return to the beloved national pastime,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:49 PM
The decision of LeBron James to return to Cleveland to finish his NBA career and his eloquent rationale for the choice will elevate him to the pantheon of American heroes.
This act strikes a dramatic blow to the "money is everything" mentality that has...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:28 PM
The sun was shining as Donald Sterling reclined in a white beach chair. He sat on the members-only sand of the Balboa Bay Club, a signature blue-and-white striped club towel spread across the lounge beneath his bare back.
The 80-year-old billionaire...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:11 AM
When he was starring at Mater Dei High, then playing at UC Irvine and Arizona, which he helped reach the 1994 Final Four, Dylan Rigdon was always a sharpshooting threat from long range.
But as the director of the Eastside Elite Basketball Academy in...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:46 PM
The NFL Draft was held with great hoopla in April, as well as the NBA Draft in June. Usually there are barely any reports of draft pick signings for some time afterward.
The NFL Draft is followed by a snail-like timetable, draftees are raring to go,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have put a house on the market in Newport Coast for $8.599 million.
Set on a half-acre and built in 1997, the Mediterranean-style home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. “All...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:52 PM
An indisputable buzz exists around the UC Irvine men's basketball team this season. Coach Russell Turner and his staff, however, would prefer a purr, the product of the kind of contentment that eventually comes from a championship season.
"It can be a...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:17 PM
IRVINE — With eight professional tennis players in the house, eight children still put on one of the best performances Monday night at Bren Events Center.
Children from the Center Stage Studio of Aliso Viejo, ages 8 to 10, performed at halftime of...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:03 AM
There's an old maxim when tragedy strikes that goes "if it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all." That accurately characterizes the Los Angeles Laker situation after the recent knee injury to Kobe Bryant that took place against Memphis.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:33 PM
Polls are tools some college basketball coaches use for whatever task they deem most important at the time. A favorable ranking can boost confidence, yet prompt a warning against complacency, while a snub can add to the motivational fire for any program....
| May 2, 2014
| 3:45 PM
My family became Clippers' fans last year.
I know what you're thinking, but we didn't hop on the bandwagon.
The nephew of one of the players is in my daughter's second-grade class. When school started in September, he told her about his uncle, whom...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:38 PM
Kelly Tam fell in love with basketball at a young age, but you can't play basketball without a hoop.
Tam said she begged her parents, Leo and Marge, for one. The response wasn't quite what Kelly wanted to hear.
"They were like, 'Oh, where are we going...