| 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...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
I sat on the floor for the Clipper-Laker game at Staples Center in seats right next to the Lakers bench on April 7. What a revelation.
The NBA we experience on television and in higher seats is perceived very differently than courtside. It highlighted...
| May 4, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Those who attend Marc Warzecha's workshop at UC Irvine this week had better come prepared for serious work.
They're about to learn how to be funny.
Warzecha, a veteran TV actor and writer-director with the Second City, is among the professional...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Los Angeles Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro, who had the most successful tenure of any coach in Clipper history, was fired last week by owner Donald Sterling. How does unparalleled success lead to termination?
Was it the intervention of star players with...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:47 PM
During the summer last year, Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach Robert Torribio and his assistant Jason Carey made a vow to bring back the George Yardley Tournament that takes place in the summer.
There were several reasons they wanted to...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 8:35 AM
As I had previously analyzed the situation in my column, Dwight Howard is leaving the Lakers to sign with the Houston Rockets. This signing dramatically alters the power dynamic in the NBA.
My prediction was not based on any inside knowledge, but an...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 12:22 AM
One of my favorite memories about Dan Glenn took place December, 2009.
Moments after the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball team won the CIF State Division I title, the coach stressed to me that the victory wasn't about him. I mean it was genuine. He...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 8:23 PM
IRVINE — A sea of gold and blue filled UC Irvine's Bren Events Center Wednesday as students smashed a Guinness World Records mark for the world's largest dodgeball game.
During UCI's Blue & Gold Spirit Rally, 1,745 Anteaters swarmed onto the...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 10:25 AM
IRVINE — Much like their first-year coach, the UC Irvine men's basketball team appeared a little less polished in its exhibition opener Tuesday night than it figures to be down the road.
Russ Turner, who took over the Anteaters helm from Pat...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 11:11 PM
First-year coach Russ Turner has a vision for UC Irvine men's basketball that includes becoming a power in the Big West Conference, a noteworthy mid-major program that competes in the NCAA Tournament, and also capturing a market share of the Orange County...