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  • Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there

    Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there
    The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis. But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
  • Could Ueberroth have last word on Olympic TV network?

    Could Ueberroth have last word on Olympic TV network?
    Peter Ueberroth cannot help but feel the irony in new International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach’s expressed intention to explore the idea of having the IOC form its own television network. Bach went a step further in a conference...
  • Abbott set up Sage's success

    Abbott set up Sage's success
    When she's not playing volleyball or hanging out with her friends, Maddy Abbott enjoys to write. Abbott, a junior at Sage Hill School, is the sports editor for the Lightning school newspaper, "The Bolt." "There's a lot of volleyball in our school...
  • Burbank's Vardanyan uses inspiration in finding success

    Burbank's Vardanyan uses inspiration in finding success
    Lilit Vardanyan doesn't have to look far for inspiration. In fact, the Burbank High junior needs to look no further than her family when it comes to encouragement on the tennis court. Vardanyan's uncle is former tennis professional Sargis Sargsian,...
  • Dries stands out at event

    Annika Dries won gold at the Summer Olympics in London last year. Sunday, she led Team London to the a title at the Future 50 Classic. Dries, a former aquatics star at Laguna Beach High and member of the 2012 USA Women's National Water Polo Team, took...
  • Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving

    Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving
    On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin. The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
  • Las Vegas: 'Panda!' showcases acrobats, dancers, kung fu performers

    Las Vegas: 'Panda!' showcases acrobats, dancers, kung fu performers
    Troupes of acrobats, dancers and kung fu performers will combine their talents when "Panda!," a Chinese-produced show -- the first of its kind in Las Vegas -- opens in mid-December on the Strip Tickets for “Panda!,” which will play at the...
  • Truth altered the course of a new film about Lance Armstrong

     Truth altered the course of a new film about Lance Armstrong
    Hollywood's love for sequels knows few limits, yet rare is the instance when a studio turns out a follow-up to a movie that was never released. That's the case with the new documentary "The Armstrong Lie," which is a spinoff from an earlier Lance...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Why is California so crazy?

    A reminder that the next program of the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries Speaker Series will occur Saturday at 6 p.m. when Laer Pearce will discuss his book, "Crazifornia: Tales From the Tarnished State — How California Is Destroying Itself and...
  • Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games. The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires....
  • Esther Williams dies at 91; athletic star of aquatic musicals

    The water, Esther Williams once quipped, was her favorite costar. With her beauty, sunny personality and background as a champion swimmer, Williams shot to stardom in the 1940s in the "aqua musical," an odd sub-genre of films that became an enormous hit...
  • Pearson, Andreoff lead Kings to 6-1 rout of Ducks in rookies' game

    The fact that Kings rookies Andy Andreoff and Tanner Pearson each contributed two goals to 6-1 rout of the Ducks’ rookies at the Honda Center on Saturday doesn’t mean the Kings’ left-side scoring woes have been resolved. But the duo&...