| Jun 13, 2012
Yutaka Shimizu, who became a quiet institution among high school basketball coaches in Los Angeles during a career that began in 1959 and lasted the rest of his life, has died. He was 84.
Shimizu, who had a lung ailment, died Sunday at a Lakewood...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:14 PM
The nature of athletics often defines its participants by winning and losing, but there is much more to the distinction of "winner" than a cursory summation of the scoreboard.
The funny thing about most winners, though, is that they win.
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Hundreds of graduates, along with their principal, bid farewell Thursday to four years at Glendale Unified High School.
More than 600 graduates dressed in red and black caps and gowns took center stage at Moyse Stadium as they prepared to move on to...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:19 AM
I first met Scott Pace in 1990 when he and his brother, Rick, came to a Brawley basketball camp. The brothers had fun learning about basketball, coach John Wooden and the Pyramid of Success.
From then until his death, I remained close to the boys and...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:28 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Tumua Anae is often seen as reserved, a calming influence on the United States women's water polo Olympic team.
Still, do not think for a second that she isn't extremely thrilled to be representing her country in her first...
| Jul 15, 2012
Kenny Heitz, 65, who played on three NCAA basketball championship teams at UCLA in the 1960s, died Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades after a battle with cancer, the school announced.
At a time when freshmen were not eligible to play varsity sports,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Eight months after revealing her diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer's, the head coach of the University of Tennessee's women's basketball team announced she was stepping down Wednesday.
Pat Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to eight national championships...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:15 PM
To paraphrase one of Yogi Berra's incisive gems, 90% of sports is half mental. Now while the mathematics of this assertion are clearly open to question, UC Irvine men's volleyball coach John Speraw has long believed that the mental side of his game has...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:36 PM
A Fort Wayne native was honored with the state's highest honor Wednesday.
Ian Rolland received the Sachem Award at the Indiana Statehouse.
Rolland was honored for not only creating jobs at Lincoln National Life over the years, but also for tackling...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Hundreds more mourners lined up outside a Penn State campus spiritual center Wednesday to pay their respects to the late Joe Paterno on the second of three days of mourning for the beloved former football coach....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
NBC announced its lineup for six hours of Super Bowl XLVI pregame coverage on Sunday, Feb. 5. Aside from the usual analysis of the Xs and Os by NBC's commentators, the pregame festivities include several in-depth interviews and player profiles, a red-...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Stan Van Gundy is one of the most refreshing coaching personalities in the game, in any sport. One thing I've always admired about Stan is that he's willing to take the blame, accept the responsibility and say that, yes, it was he who cut down the...