| May 21, 2011
So here's Peter Ueberroth, L.A.'s Olympic champion, chairman of the Newport Beach investor company the Contrarian Group, sharing his office with someone else -- his border collie, Koot, for Kootenai, the Idaho county where Ueberroth found him abandoned....
| Feb 19, 2011
NFL player on Super Bowl-winning teams
Dave Duerson, 50, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, was found dead Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators...
| Feb 20, 2011
Ollie Matson, a remarkably versatile football player who had the misfortune during a 14-year career in the National Football League to play on mostly bad teams, among them some of the worst Los Angeles Rams clubs in history — and made it to the Hall...
| Jun 16, 2011
Filmmaker Jim Rodnunsky took a backward (and face-down) approach to developing Cablecam, among the most revolutionary innovations in the history of sports broadcasting.
Rodnunsky's system of using a cat's cradle of synthetic ropes to suspend a remote-...
| Jul 9, 2011
Mark Whitehead, a member of the U.S. track cycling team that participated in blood doping during the 1984 Summer Olympics, creating a scandal that led to the practice being banned from the sport, has died. He was 50.
Whitehead died in Frisco, Texas,...
| Aug 16, 2011
College athlete in point-shaving scandal
Sherman White, 82, a 1950s college basketball star at Long Island University who served jail time for point shaving, died Aug. 4 of congestive heart failure at his home in Piscataway, N.J., said his...
| May 30, 2011
First GOP Texas governor since Reconstruction
Bill Clements, 94, a two-term Texas governor who in 1979 became the first Republican elected governor in the state since Reconstruction, died Sunday at a Dallas-area hospital, Lt. Gov. David...
| Jul 7, 2011
Barry Bremen, a Michigan businessman and incorrigible impostor who fielded pop flies at baseball's 1986 All-Star game, launched warm-up layups at the 1979 NBA All-Star game and bounded on stage to accept actress Betty Thomas' Emmy Award in 1985 has died....
| Aug 4, 2011
Bubba Smith, a former All-Pro football player turned actor and commercial pitchman who delighted TV viewers by wrenching off the tops of "easy-opening cans" of beer, was found dead Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
| Oct 26, 2010
Richard S. Stevens, who had leadership roles with the Disneyland Hotel, Queen Mary and Balboa Bay Club during a wide-ranging business career, has died. He was 80.
Stevens died Oct. 14 in his sleep at his Newport Beach home, said his wife, Joan.
| Nov 19, 2010
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This weekend and next, pint-sized football players who have risen to the top of their youth leagues are striding heroically onto gridirons across the nation, playing out their own Super Bowl dreams. The scene may look pretty innocent. But growing...