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  • Ms. Kwan Goes to Washington

    Ms. Kwan Goes to Washington
    When Michelle Kwan was 16 and had just won the first of what would be five world figure skating titles, she began to wonder what her life would be like at age 30. "I thought, 'Will I still be skating, still be training a long program every day?''' Kwan...
  • NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit

    NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit
    In the Tiger Woods era, it was hard to find a better Father's Day storyline for the network announcers to ply than that of the young superstar and his dad. Woods' father, Earl, put a golf club in his son's hands when the child was only months old, and...
  • Briefs: Dodgers victors

    The OC Dodgers Elite 8-and-under travel team won the Cecil Fielder Elite World Series championship recently in Yuma, Ariz. The OC Dodgers, which featured Costa Mesa resident Nick Ochoa and Irvine residents Mason Ressler and Cade O'Hara, went 8-0 at the...
  • Peninsula rower helps Virginia club qualify for prestigious Henley

    Peninsula rower helps Virginia club qualify for prestigious Henley
    Scott Stuard was first exposed to rowing during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Looks pretty cool, he thought of the televised images. He had no idea. No idea that a year later he would become a rower. No idea that his muscles and mind could endure such...
  • Briefs: Gaytan-Leach wins

    Former Corona del Mar High standout Cierra Gaytan-Leach, now at the University of Texas, won in doubles over the weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. summer circuit tournament at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. Gaytan-Leach, who will be a sophomore...
  • McCorory 4th at worlds in 400 meters

    Twenty-one hundredths of a second. About one very long stride. They're all that separated Francena McCorory from a spot on the medals stand on Day Three of the 13th World Championships of Track and Field. The former Bethel High and Hampton University...
  • London view: Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world

    London view:  Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world
    Of all the athletes expected to compete in the 2012 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps remains the best known in the United States.  Hands down.  No questions asked - even if Phelps hasn't even been his country's best swimmer the past two years (hello, Ryan...
  • Sun buys AVP

    Newport Beach resident Donald Sun has bought the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour and vowed to restore it to a schedule that included as many as 31 events in 2008, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Sun, 37, a graduate of University High...
  • Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser

    Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser
    Out of the pool and in a formal suit, surrounded by family and friends in gowns and tuxedos, Michael Phelps looked every bit the part he was playing Saturday night: host of a fundraising gala held on the club level of M&T Bank Stadium. But given that the...
  • Virgen: Preparing for Olympics

    While growing up in Long Beach, Ryan Bailey was fortunate enough to meet his heroes. He loved water polo and still does. The Olympians he met back in the day made an impact on his life. In 1984, Bailey was 9 when his father, Dan, worked as a trainer...
  • China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root

    China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root
    A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine. Chinese what? I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...