| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Darren Fells, a former UC Irvine men's basketball standout who has not played football since high school, was signed to a three-year contract as a tight end by the Seattle Seahawks, according to NFL.com.
The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Fells, the story said,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:34 PM
Before Kenan Thompson ended his silly impression of Ray Lewis on Saturday Night Live before Super Bowl 47 the comic said what he would do if the Ravens beat the 49ers.
He said he would go to the 50-yard line of the Superdome, kneel down and ascend...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 9:29 PM
The Super Bowl of NFL Draft scouting — the NFL Draft combine that takes place this week — can dramatically alter the draft status of aspiring players.
Several hundred college seniors and juniors who have declared for the draft are invited...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:00 PM
COSTA MESA — As 50 teenagers began to warm up for their final day of spring ball at Costa Mesa High, an 85-year-old man arrived. Ed Baume wore the football team's colors, green polo, black khakis and white shoes.
Baume is all too familiar with the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:22 PM
The most sacred duty that any of us have as parents is to try and safeguard the emotional and physical health of our children. I pondered that protective instinct during prom pictures for the Corona del Mar High seniors with my youngest child, Katie, last...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:29 PM
Costa Mesa High senior Noah JeyaRajah has committed to play football at Southern Oregon University, an NAIA program, and senior Adrian Marin at Hiram College, a NCAA Division III program in Ohio, said Wally Grant, the Mustangs coach.
| May 23, 2013
| 9:19 PM
ANAHEIM — Out of all the tables, Corona del Mar High Coach Scott Meyer and his assistants had one all to themselves on Thursday night.
The CdM staff deserved its own table at the banquet for the 54th Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South...
| May 25, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Jesse Sapolu gathered his big students Saturday morning at Edison High.
"We're not coaching today," the former Pro Bowl center said, referring to himself and his coaching staff. "Today is about competition."
Sapolu, the Costa Mesa resident who won...
| May 25, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Laird Hayes, the NFL referee and a Newport Beach resident, was among several "celebrities" who helped raise $90,000 at the inaugural KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament April 29 at Aliso Viejo Country Club, according to a KidWorks press release.
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Greg Beckler simply smiled when his daughter, Raelyn, asked what colors the Baltimore Ravens wear. The 3-year-old didn't know much about the Ravens.
But Beckler said Raelyn was excited when the Ravens held on for an emotional victory against the San...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
There was a time, not so long ago, when members of the athletic community were viewed as pillars of honesty and integrity.
The public gave them trust ratings much higher than those of elected representatives (not surprising) and even physicians. Those...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The Harbaugh brothers and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis are popular stories leading up to Super Bowl XLVII.
The stories are hardly important to Greg and Rebecca Beckler of Orange County. Their attention is on Raelyn Beckler, their toddler...