| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:12 PM
NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand.
"That was beautiful, that was special,"...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:20 AM
With a sunny disposition that would have put a children's television show host to shame, Jenny Simpson smiles frequently — and not because she is a two-time Olympian, former world champion in the 1,500 meters and a world-class athlete.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:30 PM
Montverde Academy freshman Katie Schorr will go to school at the pool this week.
She will be joined by several of the area's top high-school swimmers who will get the rare opportunity to compete in the same meet as Olympians at the Arena Pro Swim Series...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:30 PM
The U.S. women's soccer team is in Europe this week for a pair of friendlies, readying for the start of the World Cup in four months. Who will be the American goalkeeper in that tournament is an open question.
Hope Solo, at 33, is still considered one...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:02 AM
Doug Bruno will once again be on the bench at the Olympics.
USA Basketball announced Monday that the DePaul coach will return as an assistant to Connecticut's Geno Auriemma for the 2016 Rio Summer Games.
The U.S. women already have qualified for Rio...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Now back in Moscow, busier than ever, Svetlana Abrosimova remains a social media maven. She checks in with the world as often as time allows.
So it did not surprise her to learn that Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the precocious three-point shooter from...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:51 AM
MOSCOW -- Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday.
Bans of three years and two months were handed to Olympic champion Sergei Kirdyapkin and Olga Kaniskina, as well as...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:07 PM
John Mann loves returning home.
"Home" could mean Newport Beach, or even the United States, for the Corona del Mar High water polo graduate who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
"It's something I look forward to this time of year, because I'm always...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:40 PM
1) April Ross
The Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product was named Most Valuable Player by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour and was also USA Volleyball's female beach player of the year after a dominant season with partner...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:34 AM
A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:09 AM
As South Korea buckles under the enormous financial pressure of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee recently made a practical suggestion: Move some events to other nations.
A luge facility will cost $100 million to...