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  • IOC backs doping rule banning LaShawn Merritt from London Olympics

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The IOC is standing behind the anti-doping rule that will prevent American runner LaShawn Merritt from defending his 400-meter gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The IOC executive board and athletes' commission declared...
  • Classically Trained: Lang Lang one of many highlights at next Pacific Symphony concert

    His will be a one-night affair on Orange County's top piano pedestal. Acclaimed virtuoso pianist Lang Lang performs Tuesday with the Pacific Symphony in an all-Russian composer program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The 8 p.m....
  • Peirsol talks about his retirement

    Peirsol talks about his retirement
    Aaron Peirsol stood and waved from the champion's top spot on the podium moments after winning the 100-meter backstroke Aug. 18, 2010. His hometown crowd cheered for him at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine. They were happy to see him...
  • 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...
  • Sprinters Rodney Martin & Leroy Dixon-Road to London 2012

    US Olympic Sprinters Rodney Martin and Leroy Dixon stopped by to tell us about their road to the 2012 London Olympics. They have both competed in the Beijing Games and are hoping to win gold in London for Team USA. For more information on Rodney...
  • 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...
  • Winklevoss v. Facebook court case continues

    Winklevoss v. Facebook court case continues
    It may take the U.S. Supreme Court to end a years-long battle between a pair of Olympic rowing twins and Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg has lost a court ruling that he hoped would lead to the end of litigation by Cameron and Tyler...
  • 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: 'Eaters' 'Busters foe set

    UCI men will face Eastern Washington in 10th annual BracketBusters contest on Feb. 18 at Bren Center. The UC Irvine men's basketball team will play host to Eastern Washington in the annual BracketBusters game Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Bren Events Center....