| May 30, 2012
| 4:46 PM
He played basketball and played it very well during his undergraduate days at Notre Dame, but he often dreamed about life after the running and the shooting - and especially the rebounding - ended.That's why he often sat like a sponge and absorbed...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden used to say, “It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”
The Hagerstown Suns won’t be on the field to start the 53rd annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, but...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:58 PM
UCLA alumnus Barry Saywitz played host to the Orange County Bruin Bash at his Newport Beach home on Saturday, helping his alma mater raise more than $54,000 for the Wooden Athletic Fund.
The fund generates financial support to help more than 700 student-...
| 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...