| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 12:04 AM
The voice in Jonas Lalehzadeh's soul blares at public-address volume, announcing daringly, almost defiantly, his status as an NBA starter.
"From Irrrr-vine and I-rrran, a 6-foot-5 guard ..."
It is the kind of thing a little boy dreams, before he is...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Bill Walton came through Newport Beach on Tuesday leaving a lasting impression, a sizable impact and a wide range of emotions.
The big man threw it down.
The NBA Hall of Famer made them cry and laugh. He gave out his phone number and email address. He...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:48 PM
David Stern, the NBA commissioner has wielded unquestioned power over his sport in a way rarely seen over the last 30 years.
He will retire in February of 2014, handing power over to his longtime deputy, Adam Silver. It is unlikely that any...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Less than 24 hours after arguably his most agonizing loss at UC Irvine, Anteaters men's basketball coach Russell Turner was uplifted Wednesday when Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7-foot-5 senior center at Brethren Christian High in Huntington Beach, signed a...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:23 PM
A new chapter can be added to the long-running soap opera "As the Worm Turns."
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, her attorney said, and Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry...
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:47 AM
After more than four years of sobriety, Chris Herren has been talking about his past of a roller-coaster life and trying to help others who have had to deal with the struggles he faced.
Herren, a former NBA player, visited Newport Beach's Sober Living...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:38 PM
The Bird. Turtle. The Backstroke King.
They are known as three of Newport Harbor High's greatest athletes. Newport Harbor's "Big Three" can also be known as among the best in CIF Southern Section history.
George Yardley (basketball), Misty May-Treanor...