| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:38 AM
David Foster Wallace's posthumous career — Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46 — has produced nearly as many books as his live one did. In 2010, David Lipsky came out with "Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The Bryan Street Book Club
The club was started in 1977 by stay-at-home moms living in Elmhurst who wanted to have an evening of adult dialogue.
Sometimes refreshments are themed with the book, i.e. margaritas were served with “A Pirate Looks at...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:05 AM
LONDON -- Roger Federer secured a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon title to dash the hopes of Andy Murray and a partisan Centre Court crowd.
Federer made it 17 grand slam titles to his name after a two-and-a-half-year drought and matched the haul of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:49 AM
IRVINE — On the eve of the London Olympics, former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi discussed Monday what it meant for him to win gold in 1996 in Atlanta.
Agassi, who played against the Breakers in 2009, has always been a big supporter of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
IRVINE — On Billie Jean King Night, the first one 100 fans received a free bobblehead of the tennis icon.
That meant about half of everyone who came to watch the Orange County Breakers play on Wednesday night got a bobblehead.
The turnout at the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:48 PM
BURBANK — What was supposed to be a showcase of tennis products and services mixed in with a little instruction proved to be much more at Saturday's Cecil Mamiit demonstration day at the Burbank Tennis Center.
The formerly-ranked tennis pro and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:39 PM
My favorite is a children's book called "Keeping Score" by Linda Sue Park. Taking place in Brooklyn in the 1950s, this story focuses on 9-year-old Maggie (named for Joe DiMaggio) and her love for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maggie learns several important...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Six months ago, USA Track & Field handed Max Siegel a one-year deal as a consultant to give a struggling sport some new ideas in marketing, sponsorship, publicity and communications.
Monday, it announced Siegel will run the whole show.
The USATF board...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were 11 teams. Some of them were really awesome, and some were not. Phil Keoghan eliminated a lot of them, and now the lucky remaining few are in Spain. It all ends tonight, you know, so I hope you have some comfort...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Time once again for "The Amazing Race," or as I called it last week, The Dream Crushing, Boyfriend Eliminating Hour of Depression.
I've got something that will perk you up this week: Spain! Barcelona! Beaches! It's a magical place where even the demons...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Creating a distraction
Nice move by Andrew Bynum. With 76ers fans frustrated that the savior who was going to lead the franchise back to the days of Moses is out until January, Bynum has distracted them with his new 'do....