| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:01 PM
Wednesday night's All-Star Lowsman Banquet offered plenty of laughs, but there was a serious moment before the dinner began.
In the VIP room at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, a 19-year-old entered in a wheelchair to mingle with the Hall of...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 11:29 PM
I have been covering sports for more than a decade and in practicing journalism, we're conditioned to focus on the champions; to seek interviews with the athletes who are the most successful, accruing the loftiest awards and achieving their ultimate...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Two weeks or so ago, Clay Matthews experienced something he hadn't felt since the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl.
A brief lifting of the NFL lockout allowed Matthews, Green Bay's Pro Bowl linebacker, and his teammates to gather in Green Bay to...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Clay Matthews, the Pro Bowl linebacker for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, was in Williamsburg on Sunday to take part in William and Mary's Colonial All-Pro football camp. He showed youngsters, including one wearing a Peyton Manning jersey...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Among the sticking points in the ongoing labor dispute between NFL owners and players is a proposed rookie salary cap. Detroit Lions tackle Ndamukong Suh, the 2010 Associated Press defensive rookie of the year, didn't have to worry about that when he...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The Ravens will have more pressing needs to address during the upcoming NFL draft than finding a long-term replacement for legendary linebacker Ray Lewis. But that difficult task is something they must tackle sooner rather than later.
First, here's a...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Paul Salata is a living testament to the all-American ideal that hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck will pay off for any person living under the stars and stripes, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin.
"I made it from L.A. to...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players at each position whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on inside linebackers....
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:19 AM
The first round of the 2011 NFL draft takes place in New York City next Thursday with plenty of uncertainty and intrigue -- and indifference from some disenchanted fans -- as the football freeze unthaws for draft weekend.
It will be interesting to see...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 7:19 PM
A group of devoted parents — determined to see the Spirit Run see its 28th year — has saved the run that seemed doomed a few months ago.
Now called the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, the event no longer will be organized by the five elementary...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 1:22 PM
QB Michael Vick
On how exciting it is to make his first playoff start since 2004:
"It's exciting. Obviously, this is a very intense time, but this is what you play for. This is why you play so hard in the regular season and try to accumulate as many wins...