| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:02 PM
When Darren Fells believed his basketball career had reached the end of the line, he merely sprinted up the seam.
The former UC Irvine basketball standout who earned second-team All-Big West Conference honors and led the conference in field-goal...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Every year at this time the casualty reports from NFL training camps are filled with carnage.
So far, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Jets defensive back Aaron Berry, Dolphins wide receiver Armon Binns and Broncos...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:46 PM
The NFL Draft was held with great hoopla in April, as well as the NBA Draft in June. Usually there are barely any reports of draft pick signings for some time afterward.
The NFL Draft is followed by a snail-like timetable, draftees are raring to go,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:24 PM
With the kickoff to the NFL season right around the corner, Paul Salata emailed us to update us on this year's Mr. Irrelevant. I figured the Indianapolis Colts had cut Justice Cunningham back in June during Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:45 PM
COSTA MESA — An 85-year-old man made his way down to the football field at Jim Scott Stadium on Saturday morning. Everyone involved with Costa Mesa Pop Warner seemed to know him.
People referred to him as "Mr. Pop Warner."
Ed Baume is his real...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:03 PM
It can be long day for high school football players going through what many refer to as, "hellweek."
At Costa Mesa High, the Mustangs begin at 8 a.m. and they go home at 6 p.m. They have lunch at the school.
Their two-a-days could become boring during...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:36 PM
COSTA MESA — There were several messages delivered, and messages within messages, and symbolism wrapped in tragedy and triumph when Kermit Alexander spoke to the Costa Mesa High football team Wednesday afternoon.
But before he talked about his...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Darren Fells, a former UC Irvine men's basketball player attempting to make the Seattle Seahawks as a tight end, was waived by the football team Saturday.
Fells caught two passes for 22 yards in the preseason for the Seahawks, who signed him to a three-...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Much of the allure of an NFL preseason is the play of the quarterbacks.
Often, the story line calls for fans to get behind a backup they hope might eventually displace a starter. There is also the flat-out competition for the starting...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:45 PM
While most coaches are drawing up plays and arranging depth charts, Orange Coast College football coach Mike Taylor spent much of his preseason writing letters to professors on campus, urging them to admit his players into congested classes.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Young athletes from elementary and intermediate schools in Costa Mesa sat in the stands at Jim Scott Stadium on Tuesday to take in words from a pro who was once in their shoes and went on to great achievements.
Matt Leinart, an NFL free agent...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:22 PM
NFL roster cut-down day turned out to be a great day for 2012 Mr. Irrelevant Chandler Harnish and Cheta Ozougwu, last year's final draft pick who has the same moniker.
Harnish, Mr. Irrelevant XXXVII, the quarterback who was taken No. 253 by the...