| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:02 PM
Orange Coast College sophomore football player Jon Roche, a two-year starter on the offensive line, has signed a national letter of intent to continue his career at Southern Utah University.
Roche, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound left tackle in 2011, helped the...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:35 PM
Helen R. Walsh, a registered nurse who helped her physician husband establish Project HOPE in the 1950s, which brought health care to developing countries and offered disaster relief, died Thursday from congestive heart failure at her Bethesda home....
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:00 PM
This week marks the midway point of the 2011 prep football regular season and because of a rare oddity in scheduling, five of the six local teams are off.
The lone local taking the field this week is Brethren Christian, which on Saturday travels north to...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Years ago, I wrote a column about “whom” and the dangers of using it wrong. What happened next remains one of the weirdest moments in my writing career.
A reader sent an email to scold me, but not for anything to do with the word “...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 8:22 PM
Marvin Lewis and Mike Smith talk nearly every week, discussing football and family and continuing a friendship that started more than a decade ago in Baltimore while coaching a championship defense.
Jim Schwartz, who brags about having the lowest phone...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:42 PM
If you want to be football hero, here’s your chance. The Mountain Lions will hold an open tryout at American River College Saturday, Aug. 12 at American River College. Registration costs $60, and will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The Mountain Lions will...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:50 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- In the offseason, Dave Toub of the Chicago Bears, Joe Decamillis of the Dallas Cowboys and Brad Seely of the San Francisco 49ers were candidates for head-coaching vacancies in the NFL, and all of them are special teams coordinators....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Last week, in an apparent excess of frustration that I recognize, Bill Walsh (@TheSlot) tweeted: "Limited-time offer for cop reporters: For only $500, I will teach you the meaning of the word "suspect.'"
By now the limited time has surely expired and Mr....
| Jun 24, 2012
R.C. Owens had an up-and-down career as a receiver for the San Francisco 49ers.
The ball went up, and Owens routinely came down with it.
Owens, whose leaping catches became his signature and introduced the term "alley oop" into the sports lexicon,...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 2:16 PM
The numbers are staggering, like a stiff arm to the face mask.
Ray Rice rushed for 4,377 yards in his first four NFL seasons, all before the Ravens running back had celebrated his 25th birthday. His 2,068 yards from scrimmage led the league in 2011. He...