September 20, 2002
COSTA MESA -- Five of the top eight seeded players, including top-seeded Radim Zitko of the Czech Republic, were shown the upset city door Thursday in the championship singles draw in the Diadora Pro Championships at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. American David Martin, a former Stanford star who gained entry into the tournament via wild card, enjoyed a 6-2, 6-3 upset victory over Zitko and will face Sweden's Oskar Johansson in the quarterfinals today.
September 21, 2012
Corona del Mar High product Jake Lemmerman went one for four to help Israel defeat Spain, 4-2, in the second round of a four-team World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament on Friday in Jupiter, Fla. Lemmerman, a Los Angeles Dodgers farmhand who started at shortstop for the second straight game, played alongside former UC Irvine star Ben Orloff, a second baseman who went hitless in three at-bats. Israel (2-0) advances to the tournament final on Sunday at 2 p.m. PT. In another World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament in Regensburg, Germany, Daniel Cooper, a pitcher at Costa Mesa High and Orange Coast College, is representing Great Britain.
November 18, 2002
Strakonice from the Czech Republic defeated the UC Irvine women's basketball team 73-67 in overtime in an exhibition game Sunday. UC Irvine missed four consecutive free throws in the last 29 seconds which could have sealed the victory before Jana Kleckova hit a three-pointer with five seconds remaining to send the game into overtime (63-63). Strakonice had two layups and hit six of seven free throws in the extra period, while UCI missed another four free throws and managed just four points in the overtime session.
October 29, 2012
See a Thai temple made from glass bottles, Ugandan coffins that are works of art and a Czech Republic chapel made from the bones of monks as part of an Orange Coast College lecture. Art professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson hosts her 22nd annual "Art and Architecture Around the World" lecture at 7 p.m. Friday in the OCC Robert B. Moore Theatre. The multimedia lecture, which will also feature a pianist, singer and opportunity drawing, is an AIDS benefit that has raised more than $100,000 since its inception.
November 16, 2002
TODAY Football Community college -- Orange Coast at Fullerton, 5 p.m. Basketball College men -- Westminster College (Utah) at Vanguard University, 7:30 p.m. College women -- Cal State Monterey Bay at Vanguard University, 5 p.m. Community college men -- MiraCosta at Orange Coast, 3 p.m. Water polo High school boys -- CIF Division I Playoffs, quarterfinals: El Toro at Newport Harbor, noon; Foothill at Corona del Mar, noon.
March 28, 2007
The 2007 version of the Newport Beach Breakers will be similar to last season's team which advanced to the World Team Tennis finals. In the four-round WTT Player Draft held in Miami, the Breakers selected Rick Leach and Ramon Delgado from last season's squad, along with Lauren Albanese and Michaela Pastikova. The four will play with Pete Sampras, the all-time leader in Grand Slam titles, who returns for his second year on the Breakers. Sampras will play only one home match this season, July 10 against the Sacramento Capitals, for the Breakers who won the WTT title in 2004.
May 28, 2003
Paul Clinton ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc. has embraced an investors-led lawsuit against its former directors, including founder Milan Panic, to recoup $47.8 million in bonuses paid out last year. The company, in a nearly unheard of move, took over the suit, which was filed in the fall of 2002, Chief Executive Robert O'Leary said at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. O'Leary said the bonuses, which were given to past and present directors, were paid out in compensation for spinning off 20% of Ribapharm, a subsidiary that owns the rights to the company's popular hepatitis drug.
May 16, 2012
There will be two former Newport Harbor High volleyball standouts in the London Olympics. April Ross, who starred at Newport Harbor, and Jennifer Kessy have qualified for their first Olympics. They will join Misty May-Treanor, also of Newport Harbor, and Kerri Walsh, the two-time gold medalists, in the Olympic beach volleyball tournament. Ross and Kessy were the No. 3 team at the Beijing Olympics, but the duo clinched the second of two American women's berths after finishing fifth in the Beijing Grand Slam this past weekend.
September 18, 2000
Daphne Sanderson SYDNEY - Bondi Beach, venue for the Beach Volleyball Olympics, saw greatness on the first day of competition here at the 2000 Olympic Games. Many of the teams strutted their stuff during Saturday's elimination games, but Misty May and Holly McPeak blazed through their game, taking the first 13 points before their competition, Martina Hudcova and Tereza Tobiasova of the Czech Republic, could blink. Misty started it with an ace serve, then Holly digs the hit and shoots down the middle.
July 19, 2000
Noaki Schwartz In the past five years, Vicky Noble has helped countless immigrants from China, Mexico, Vietnam and even the Czech Republic find the key to unlocking life in the U.S. She does this by unraveling the complexities of speaking and understanding English. However, what her students don't know, said Noble, the director of the Mesa Verde Literacy Center, is how reciprocal the relationship is. "You learn about them and about the reasons they came to this country," Noble said.