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March 19, 2008
In basketball, arguing a call doesn?t usually land you in jail. But that?s what happened to Nevious Osborne at a Costa Mesa 24 Hour Fitness early Tuesday, police said, when a disagreement over some calls during a basketball game ended with damage to his opponent?s car. Osborne, 28, of Huntington Beach argued with Michael Davis, 26, of Corona, about their game, which Osborne lost, about 12:15 a.m., police said. Officers arrested Osborne on suspicion of felony vandalism after Davis?
LOCAL
By: Councilman Keith Curry/Community Correspondent | May 15, 2008
Construction is underway for the 14-acre Coastal Peak Park located at the end of Ridge Park Road in Newport Coast.  The park will include two baseball fields, three soccer fields, a basketball court, tot lot and picnic area.   On site parking for 40 vehicles will also be provided.  "Coastal Peak Park will provide a signfiicant enhancement of our city facilities for both soccer and baseball.  It will be particularly well used by residents of the Newport Coast.  The city is committed as part of the new General Plan to provide active sports parks throughout the city", said Councilman Keith Curry.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 31, 2012
It would seem easy, or refreshing, to write a story about Mike Carpenter and provide the impression that he stumbled upon the game of golf. But that would be unfair to his persona and to the reason he continues to play. To put it simply, Carpenter is a competitor. From tee to green, he displays a strong competitive spirit that was seen on the basketball court while growing up in Laguna Beach. Carpenter played basketball at Santa Margarita High. Hoops was his world back then, but he still had time for fun with golf too. He said his parents were members at Big Canyon Country Club, and Carpenter also played there.
NEWS
March 1, 2004
Steve Virgen Mike Thornton was so intent on becoming a coach, he gave up dreams of playing Major League Baseball so that he could someday lead a team on a basketball court. Ever since he was 6 years old, Thornton knew he wanted to be a coach and a teacher. So when he was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1969, it was an afterthought, especially since he was late-round pick, said Thornton, who guided the Orange Coast College women's basketball team to its first state title last year.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | December 11, 2010
Craig McKennon plays point guard for the Newport Harbor Sailors in what essentially is the sunset year of his high school life. But over Thanksgiving break he and the rest of the Sailors focused on something much more important than their jump shots: The hoops squad delivered a duffel bag's worth of pencils to orphans living in Ponce, Puerto Rico and a pediatric cancer center in San Juan. The team had been participating in the Puerto Rican Island Jam tournament. And even though they lost three of their four games, McKennon said the experience of helping the children in need far outweighed any accomplishments on the basketball court.
SPORTS
By By Dave Thorpe | December 30, 2005
maleathleteofweekEstancia High's Blake Pinto is not related to Carlos Pinto, but there are some similarities on the basketball court.In recent years, the Estancia High boys' basketball program has been synonymous with the last name Pinto. Carlos Pinto was the team's go-to guy for four seasons. Last year, the 6-foot-4 guard was an All-CIF Division III-A first-team selection, led the Eagles to their first Golden West League title since 1997 and the CIF Southern Section Division III-A semifinals, and was the Daily Pilot's Player of the Year.
NEWS
February 9, 2002
Amara Aguilar It's all about the practice for UC Irvine women's basketball player Cindy Oparah. Not basketball practice, a medical practice. Oparah, a senior forward who leads the Anteaters in scoring with an average of 15.4 points per game and rebounds with 9.7 per game, hopes to take a shot at becoming a doctor after finishing her run at UCI and then medical school. The Daily Pilot College Athlete of the Month for January was influenced in high school to take the path she is on now. It was at that time that she got serious about basketball.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 17, 2012
When I found out Dan Krikorian was named boys' basketball coach at Costa Mesa High Tuesday morning a smile came to my face. What a great hire. Aside from getting a coach who knows the game real well, the Mustangs have a great leader. Krikorian will lead by example. This can be much more important than wins. He will prepare the players for life outside of basketball. Krikorian, or Danny as I know him, was a standout at Costa Mesa. As a student and basketball player for the Mustangs he was the type of person that was simply described as a "good kid. " He was a delight to report on when he played for Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Steve Smith | December 5, 2012
About three weeks ago, I suffered two severe injuries while playing basketball at a local gym. For three days following my fall on the basketball court, the pain in my back was so bad that getting out of bed was excruciating, and walking was extremely uncomfortable. Although I am healing, I have minor lingering discomfort in my back and have intermittent pain on the left side of my rib cage, which I have self-diagnosed as bruised ribs. I spend most of my days with a fairly tight elastic bandage wrapped around my midsection to ease the pain of the rib injury.
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SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 11, 2014
In the desert, in triple-digit heat, and on asphalt, Nic Sargeant has the urge to play basketball. He misses the sport that much. Sargeant is spending spring break in La Quinta, where he and a half dozen of his closest friends rented out a house with a pool. A volleyball net is set up in the back, but if it were up to Sargeant, there would also be a portable basketball goal. Sargeant last suited up for the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball team on Feb. 21. Almost two months have passed since the Sailors' season ended in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs.
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SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | January 2, 2014
Camille Buckley is not a business major at UC Irvine. She just plays one on the basketball court. The Anteaters' senior post is as effusive and effervescent off the court as your average stand-up comedienne. But when it comes time to lace up the hi-tops, there's clearly no time for high jinx. "It has just always been that basketball is business," said Buckley, a fifth-year senior who began playing at age 6 and has virtually devoted her life to the game ever since. "You are coming to work, and do what you can. You do your job, and then you go home.
NEWS
By Steve Smith | December 5, 2012
About three weeks ago, I suffered two severe injuries while playing basketball at a local gym. For three days following my fall on the basketball court, the pain in my back was so bad that getting out of bed was excruciating, and walking was extremely uncomfortable. Although I am healing, I have minor lingering discomfort in my back and have intermittent pain on the left side of my rib cage, which I have self-diagnosed as bruised ribs. I spend most of my days with a fairly tight elastic bandage wrapped around my midsection to ease the pain of the rib injury.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 31, 2012
It would seem easy, or refreshing, to write a story about Mike Carpenter and provide the impression that he stumbled upon the game of golf. But that would be unfair to his persona and to the reason he continues to play. To put it simply, Carpenter is a competitor. From tee to green, he displays a strong competitive spirit that was seen on the basketball court while growing up in Laguna Beach. Carpenter played basketball at Santa Margarita High. Hoops was his world back then, but he still had time for fun with golf too. He said his parents were members at Big Canyon Country Club, and Carpenter also played there.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 17, 2012
When I found out Dan Krikorian was named boys' basketball coach at Costa Mesa High Tuesday morning a smile came to my face. What a great hire. Aside from getting a coach who knows the game real well, the Mustangs have a great leader. Krikorian will lead by example. This can be much more important than wins. He will prepare the players for life outside of basketball. Krikorian, or Danny as I know him, was a standout at Costa Mesa. As a student and basketball player for the Mustangs he was the type of person that was simply described as a "good kid. " He was a delight to report on when he played for Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | December 11, 2010
Craig McKennon plays point guard for the Newport Harbor Sailors in what essentially is the sunset year of his high school life. But over Thanksgiving break he and the rest of the Sailors focused on something much more important than their jump shots: The hoops squad delivered a duffel bag's worth of pencils to orphans living in Ponce, Puerto Rico and a pediatric cancer center in San Juan. The team had been participating in the Puerto Rican Island Jam tournament. And even though they lost three of their four games, McKennon said the experience of helping the children in need far outweighed any accomplishments on the basketball court.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | September 9, 2009
It was a scene that made people stop and stare. Some parked their cars and snapped a quick picture. Others, like one man on a motorcycle, pulled up to the curb alone in a quiet, personal moment and just stared for a couple of minutes before leaving. No one who passed by 15th Street on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach on Wednesday missed the 80-foot American flag flapping in the wind above the American Legion Yacht Club Post No. 291. “It’s awesome!” said Robin Thoraldson of Orange, who passed the flag as she returned kayaking equipment.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | July 21, 2009
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night gave the green light to a Santa Ana-based adult basketball league to rent its municipal gym on Sundays for league games. The Parks and Recreation Commission previously voted to allow Rigoberto Bautista, founder of Aztec Basketball League, to use the court at the Downtown Recreation Center, displacing an average of 22 people who come for drop-in adult basketball and volleyball games. Councilman Eric Bever appealed the Parks Commission’s decision and voted against allowing the league in but could not find any allies on the council, which approved the contract, 4 to 1. Councilwoman Katrina Foley implied that Bever opposed the league only because it was primarily made up of Latino players.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | July 9, 2009
If it had been any other night, he’d probably be dead. If he had decided to join another team, he could be dead. If even one thing had been different about Tuesday, he might not be here for his wife and kids. But like friend Craig Covey said, “The moons, planets and the stars, everything was in alignment.” It’s one of those stories you just can’t make up. Tuesday night, Covey, an Orange County Fire Authority captain, was playing basketball with his team in a recreation league at the West Newport Gym off 15th Street near Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
LOCAL
By: Councilman Keith Curry/Community Correspondent | May 15, 2008
Construction is underway for the 14-acre Coastal Peak Park located at the end of Ridge Park Road in Newport Coast.  The park will include two baseball fields, three soccer fields, a basketball court, tot lot and picnic area.   On site parking for 40 vehicles will also be provided.  "Coastal Peak Park will provide a signfiicant enhancement of our city facilities for both soccer and baseball.  It will be particularly well used by residents of the Newport Coast.  The city is committed as part of the new General Plan to provide active sports parks throughout the city", said Councilman Keith Curry.
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