| Jan 21, 2011
| 9:19 PM
LOS ANGELES — Twelve-time time All-Star and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will add an honor usually reserved for the stars of Hollywood to his list of athletic achievements.
Bryant, a Newport Coast resident, will be the first athlete to have...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 11:25 PM
IRVINE — Having cut his coaching teeth in big-time programs at Wake Forest and Stanford, as well as the NBA, first-year UC Irvine men's basketball coach Russell Turner knows the swell of emotion that can stir in an arena.
And while the biggest...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:15 PM
Sean Madigan muscled up in 2008, when he hit a pair of home runs for the UC Irvine baseball team. He hit his token one dinger in 2007 and 2010. But he doesn't expect to clear the fence in his senior season.
The reason is new bats, called for by NCAA...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Yesenia Maldonado watched the DVD her coach let her borrow last year.
The disc chronicles what might be called a magical time in Los Angeles sports history, albeit a time before the Estancia High senior was even born.
It all started with the 6-foot-...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:54 PM
It's an exciting time for Southern California sports. Staples Center just hosted four playoff games in three days, and has two more in store Sunday. The Kings are serious contenders to win the Stanley Cup. The Lakers and Clippers, though, have a much...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:44 PM
Winning a CIF Southern Section title is tough enough. Repeating is that much harder.
Coach Steve Conti found out again how hard it is on Saturday, when his Corona del Mar High boys' volleyball team failed to defend its Division 2 crown.
His Sea Kings...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:49 PM
IRVINE — Considering the fact the payments went toward a charity for children, everyone appeared to have received their money's worth in the inaugural Harmony and Hoops Charity Basketball Game at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Saturday.
| May 25, 2012
| 11:15 PM
Ben Howland has no doubt made headlines throughout the past year, from reports of losing control of his basketball team to revitalizing his roster at UCLA.
The Bruins men's basketball coach is expected to touch on those issues and more when he appears at...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:11 PM
As Oklahoma City prepares to face San Antonio in the first game of the NBA Western Conference Finals Sunday (5:30 p.m. PT on TNT), fans may want to look closer at the Thunder bench as three members of their coaching staff have connections to the UC Irvine...
| May 29, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Former Newport Beach resident and NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced to 104 hours of community service and three years of informal probation in Orange County court Tuesday after being found guilty of contempt for failing to pay child support, a court...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:31 PM
People often say that following one's passion will lead to success.
American entrepreneur Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise, modifies that statement by offering "that success comes from following one's best effort."
Last week in...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Longtime Boston Red Sox public-address announcer Carl Beane died last month.
Referred to by many as "The Voice of Fenway Park," he was in his 10th season as Red Sox announcer. His affable but measured style exuded class.
In a moving tribute to Beane,...