| Nov 12, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Watching the Penn State students tear up their campus in support of football coach Joe Paterno was a shocking sight this week.
College is supposed to be an incubator of ethics and values. The students evinced no concern for the fact their campus...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:00 PM
When Allen Hardison sifted through letters from NCAA Division I universities for soccer five years ago he never thought his life would end up where it is now.
He never dreamed he would playing in a college football bowl game in New Mexico on Saturday....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Doug Smith says he no longer watches the hazy VHS tape, now nearly three decades old, on which he appears as a hulking accomplice to history.
The former Los Angeles Rams center, who made the first of his six Pro Bowls in 1984 while helping then-teammate...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 11:13 PM
What has traditionally been the most transcendent event in the world of sports had its Opening Ceremonies in London Friday night and the competition started Saturday.
Over the next 17 days NBC is planning to telecast a record 5,535 hours of Olympic...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:14 PM
The kicker in football is someone who doesn't always get a lot of credit.
Sure, a game-winning kick is great, but more often the kicker is someone who is taken for granted at best and blamed for a team's troubles at worst. He's usually seen as...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Tumua Anae had already achieved her dream. But Thursday, the Corona del Mar High product helped make history, as she and the U.S. women's water polo team defeated Spain, 8-5, at the London Olympic Games to claim the Americans' first Olympic gold medal...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:08 PM
A former NFL linebacker was sentenced Friday to life without the possibility of parole for the 1994 slaying of a wealthy Newport Beach businessman, prosecutors said.
Eric Naposki, 45, and his then-lover, Nanette Packard, 47, killed Bill McLaughlin in a...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Just when you thought that next season with the Lakers might be marginally better than this one — they pull a rabbit out of a hat and significantly improve their roster for years to come with the acquisition of the best center in the NBA, Dwight...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Women's football star Cassey Brick has worked hard to be able to commute through tacklers. Now, if she could only be similarly efficient from the passenger seat.
Brick, the 2004 Girls' Athlete of the Year at Costa Mesa High, has logged countless hours...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:02 PM
The most troubling aspect of representing professional athletes is the carnage sports like football take on every joint in the human body.
In the days when I represented half of the starting quarterbacks and many of the major stars in the NFL, every...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Orange Coast College football coach Mike Taylor has had enough trouble navigating the annual mine field known as his schedule. In recent years, however, he has been increasingly plagued by the pitfalls, mostly academics, that have posed too great an...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:17 PM
In previous columns, I suggested that the increased size, speed and strength of today's NFL players are creating a dramatically more damaging set of collisions.
We have known for years of the devastation these collisions cause on every joint in the human...