| May 2, 2011
| 5:54 PM
For the family of Dave Duerson, the announcement Monday that scientists found signs of damage in his brain may shed some light on the Chicago Bears star's erratic behavior.
But for the National Football League, the findings add to questions about whether...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:09 AM
Paul Salata, the founder of Irrelevant Week, hesitated a bit before naming the biggest celebrity coming to Wednesday's All-Star Lowsman Banquet.
As he thought, his daughter, Melanie Salata-Fitch said, "Oh, here it comes."
Salata, acted cool, as he said,...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:48 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Mr. Irrelevant met the Nigerian Nightmare for the first time. Cheta Ozougwu was just happy to hear his name pronounced correctly by someone other than his Nigerian parents.
Christian Okoye said "oh-ZOO-goo" just once. To the...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 9:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Alipa Peters has experienced a lot of adversity, from financial hardship to the death of loved ones. Tuesday afternoon was a time to celebrate his ability to rise above it all.
At Estancia High's training center, teammates applauded...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Sometimes dreams are never realized simply because they are never believed to be possible. For Alipa Peters, a defensive end on the Estancia High football team, possible should never again be in question after he spent the weekend in Canton, Ohio with Pro...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 3:49 PM
If a Springfield man gets out of jail, the court will track his whereabouts because deputies say they caught him stealing phone wiring for the third time. In 60 days, prosecutors charged William L. Ritter three times with tampering with service of a...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Kevin Brown, a University High football player, recently was selected to be a part of the NFL's mentoring program, an opportunity exclusive to just four high school football players in the nation this year.
Brown initially was nominated for the program...
| Jul 14, 2011
Los Angeles Marshall has selected 22 former student-athletes and coaches to be honored as the first class of inductees into its athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place June 15, 2012 in Joseph Sniffen Auditorium. The inductees: Jerry......
| Sep 30, 2012
It's not every day a school gets to recognize a Pro Football Hall of Famer. L.A. Marshall will get the chance on Wednesday, when Mike Haynes returns to his alma mater as part of the Hometown Hall of Famers program......