| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:04 PM
There was a sense of family and community during a fundraising event for the Costa Mesa High football team and the school's cheerleaders Saturday night.
A group gathered to play pool at Classic Q in Newport Beach, where they also drank, ate, joked and...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 9:24 PM
Wally Grant used to sell bats for a living, so he knows a home-run hitter when he sees one.
On the football field, Grant has one in Mario Smith. The senior running back last week took Costa Mesa High's first play from scrimmage to the house.
| Jul 30, 2011
| 9:59 PM
For weeks I've been predicting that a deal would be struck by the NFL prior to apocalyptic damage to training camps and the season, so credit the parties for getting it done with minimum public controversy and disturbance. Now comes the though part:...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 11:32 PM
Jurgen Klinsmann was named coach of the U.S. national men's soccer team Friday and introduced during a press conference Monday. Would you believe there is a local connection to that news?
It's just one of the many fun local bits of news that's recently...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 8:50 PM
As an ESPN NFL reporter speculated where a big-name free agent would land, Chris Dingman smiled because he knew the location.
Dingman, who is in charge of The Dingman Group, is not a rival reporter or a sports agent. As a man behind the scenes he finds...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 10:52 PM
SANTA ANA — Leigh Steinberg's visit to Morton's The Steakhouse at the South Coast Plaza Village was billed as, "Lunch With A Legend."
Steinberg, the renowned sports agent and Daily Pilot columnist, delivered a legendary-type shot while on 710...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:17 PM
Two months ago, Nick Bell stumbled toward the brink of death.
Surgery after surgery, he lay in a hospital bed as his body continued to wither. Any thoughts of his highlights while starring as a running back at Iowa or playing for the Raiders weren't...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 9:38 PM
The successful beginning of the approval process of AEG's proposal to build a new stadium in downtown Los Angeles means that the NFL is finally on track to return to Southern California. There will be delays, environmental impact reports, opposition by...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 9:01 PM
When David Vobora was Mr. Irrelevant in 2008 he spent some time at Disneyland. But no ride at the Happiest Place on Earth can compare to the one he's been on while in the NFL. It's been like a roller coaster for sure.
On Friday, Vobora, a linebacker,...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 8:59 PM
As fall approaches, the health risk to young athletes is ever-present and parents, coaches, schools and leagues need to take an active role in educating themselves to protect the athletes from unnecessary risk.
There is a culture of denial inherent in...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 12:24 PM
James Tamburro, Sr.
11/11/18 – 3/9/11
James Tamburro, Sr. was born November 11, 1918, the last of eight children of Domenic and Elvira Tamburro of Verona, PA. In 1938 he graduated from Verona High School and later served in the Navy during WWII...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:12 PM
The volleyball community lost one of the great ones and our area lost one of our legends Friday night. Donny Killian passed away from complications from pneumonia. He was surrounded by his four children as well as his entire family at his death. He was 57...