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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal

    Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal
    When sports physiologist Allen Lim flew to Europe six years ago to work with America's top pro cyclists, he saw a lot of problems in the peloton. Riders complained about the diet of packaged bars, gels, chews and sugary sports drinks that fueled them...
  • Dara Torres

    Dara Torres
    Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. At the Beijing Games in 2008, Dara became the oldest swimmer to...
  • July 25: Going for gold

    Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he...
  • Laguna resident hopes for a podium finish in London

    Laguna resident hopes for a podium finish in London
    A second chance. A lifelong dream. Jennifer Kessy took advantage of one and made the other come to fruition. Kessy, a Laguna Beach resident, and teammate April Ross are in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The rising duo is one of two teams...
  • Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics

    Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics
    Michael Phelps barely slipped into Saturday night's final for the 400-meter individual medley, coming in eighth in the morning preliminary heats that launched the first full day of Olympic competition -- and his own fourth and final Games. "The only...