| 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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:48 PM
I spent last week in Washington D.C. and the area is ablaze with Redskin mania. Every cab driver, shopkeeper and person I encountered is in a state of excitement about the prospects of the team.
Robert Griffin III could be elected mayor in a landslide....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The New England Patriots have been the model franchise for the National Football League.
Owner Robert Kraft embodies all the best values we look for in sports — character, integrity, stability and high standards for off-field behavior. They were...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Leigh Steinberg showed up to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to work on an NFL rookie contract on Thursday. He has negotiated these types of contracts with this NFL team before as a sports agent.
His clients with the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:56 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Even the last player selected in the NFL Draft has an entourage.
Justice Cunningham capped a long Friday by checking out the bar scene in Newport Beach. He ran with a crew of almost two dozen, all there to support a rookie with the...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:18 PM
The New England Patriots have signed quarterback Tim Tebow. They may be the only team in the NFL that can manage the consequences.
It has been a long, cold winter for Tebow as he searched for an NFL team to sign with after being cut earlier by the New...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:53 PM
When Matt Barkley agreed to a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, much of the talk shifted to the money the quarterback lost for staying another year at USC.
Whatever the amount (terms of the contract weren't disclosed), he...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
| 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.
| 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....
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Nearby where Scott Meyer grew up in Long Beach, there's a banquet hall called "The Grand." Over the years, Meyer said he's visited the place for weddings, funerals, you name the event, and he's probably been to it at The Grand.
There is one special...