| 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.
| 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...