| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:01 PM
Wednesday night's All-Star Lowsman Banquet offered plenty of laughs, but there was a serious moment before the dinner began.
In the VIP room at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, a 19-year-old entered in a wheelchair to mingle with the Hall of...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:52 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Cheta Ozougwu walked into the bar at the Balboa Yacht Club on Thursday with his hands in his pockets. What use did he have for his hands? He doesn't drink alcohol.
Plus, without the hands inside the pockets of his jean shorts,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 11:29 PM
I have been covering sports for more than a decade and in practicing journalism, we're conditioned to focus on the champions; to seek interviews with the athletes who are the most successful, accruing the loftiest awards and achieving their ultimate...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 9:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Alipa Peters has experienced a lot of adversity, from financial hardship to the death of loved ones. Tuesday afternoon was a time to celebrate his ability to rise above it all.
At Estancia High's training center, teammates applauded...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:14 PM
There are lockouts on the NFL and the NBA, but that doesn't mean the pros' mothers can't mix it up in the meantime.
There will be a flag football game of NFL moms against NBA moms Friday night at Tustin High. There will also be a preseason conference...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Paul Salata is a living testament to the all-American ideal that hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck will pay off for any person living under the stars and stripes, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin.
"I made it from L.A. to...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 11:40 PM
Soccer is the world's passion.
Young Europeans grow up with dreams of starring in World Cups in their heads, as do their counterparts in Africa, Asia and South America. Sell-out crowds, massive television coverage of games and media devoted to players...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Thanks to Ron Yary, a former Outland Trophy winner at USC and Minnesota Vikings all-pro tackle, and Dr. Casey Cooper, a noted sports psychologist, the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have established the Legacy Leadership Program here in Orange...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:08 PM
SANTA ANA — A jury on Thursday found a former NFL player guilty of murdering his lover's boyfriend for financial gain in Newport Beach.
Eric Naposki, 44, was found guilty of first-degree murder for plotting the shooting death of Bill McLaughlin...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:24 PM
Char McNabb doesn't mind talking about her son, Donovan.
If you mention there's a chance Donovan could be headed to the Hall of Fame, she'll tell you, "Of course. I feel that he is, from a mother's perspective. And, he's such a nice guy."
If you ask her...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:22 PM
No sooner had I written a column for last week's Daily Pilot analyzing why soccer is the first sport that every youngster in this country plays yet it doesn't translate toward a high level of interest in pro soccer, then the U.S. women's team goes out and...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:12 PM
After only one season playing quarterback in a run-oriented offense, JSerra Catholic senior-to-be Jake Hall is swiftly establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the state, perhaps the nation.
And wait 'till you get a load of the Newport...