| Jan 16, 2015
| 10:46 PM
Mike Molina has experienced winning the Battle for the Bell basketball rivalry as a player and as a coach at Costa Mesa High. Xavier Castellano has as well as a player and a coach at Estancia.
While Molina's success against the Eagles has come with...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:51 PM
Chris McNealy, the lone senior on the 2013-14 UC Irvine men's basketball team, was chosen in the sixth round by the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Skyforce in Saturday's NBA Development League Draft.
The 6-foot-4 McNealy was a first-team All-Big West Conference...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:21 PM
Russell Turner believes the question stands no more. Providing an unprecedented answer, however, is the daily intention that fuels his ample competitive nature.
Turner's UC Irvine men's basketball team enters the program's 50th season Friday, hoping...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:05 PM
Owners of a Costa Mesa-based business hosted their seventh Super Bowl party on Sunday for Camp Pendleton Marines and veterans.
Gary and Julie Crisp, owners of C2, hosted the event at the American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach for 400 guests,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:33 PM
The signing of NBA player Jason Collins has the possibility of pushing the taboo against gay players in sports further into the trash can of past barriers.
The Brooklyn Nets signed the openly gay player to a 10-day contract. A 10-day contract doesn't...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:35 AM
It's over. The nationwide upset regarding Donald Sterling and the Clippers will have a happy ending.
Working behind the scenes, the NBA and Shelly Sterling have crafted a win-win scenario. The Clippers will be sold to a respected, deep pocket owner,...