| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:33 PM
IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals.
The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:39 PM
IRVINE, Calif. – A fourth in Wednesday night’s 100-meter freestyle final punched Conor Dwyer’s airline ticket to Australia.
It also gave him the freedom to let it fly in the rest of the U.S. Championships.
“It’s a big...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When Oren Pollack was growing up in Highland Park, he said playing sports meant everything to him.
“I played every sport possible and never dreamed of a future without it,” he said.
Pollack’s love of sports led the now 26-year-old...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:10 PM
IRVINE, Calif. — His comeback performances may not have been particularly eye-catching so far, save for the first and the most recent in the 100-meter butterfly, but there seems little doubt that everyone competing with him still is looking over a...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Costa Mesa resident April Ross has been named 2014 Female Beach Player of the Year by USA Volleyball.
Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, played her first full season with Kerri Walsh Jennings in 2014, dominating the Assn. of Volleyball...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:11 AM
On Sunday mornings all across South Florida, alarms are ringing at 7 a.m. and waking teens from their slumber.
What could possibly motivate teens to get up this early on a weekend? Beach volleyball!
Approved by the NCAA as an emerging sport, beach/...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Rita Jeptoo is one step closer to losing her 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon title and nearly $600,000 in prize money from her Chicago victory and the World Marathon Majors series for doping.
The Kenyan track and field federation, Athletics Kenya,...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Internet and social media has long facilitated challenges.
From the chug a gallon of milk challenge to the cinnamon challenge, social media trends daring us to do some questionable and down right idiotic things have come and gone, as with any...