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By Leigh Steinberg | August 3, 2013
There may be a more gorgeous, beautiful combination of water, views and city than our little glistening isle, but for during a recent afternoon, Newport Beach is heaven. Newport might contain, as does Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach, as physically active a group of people as exist anywhere. Recently I left 24 Hour Fitness on Lakeshore in Irvine, which was humming with activity on a weekend. Patrons were actively involved in spin sessions on bicycles, playing squash, scaling surrogate mountainsides, lifting weights and using every form of aerobic workout equipment.
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NEWS
By John Canalis | June 6, 2011
He had everyone at hello. That would be sports agent Leigh Steinberg, who delivered a warm speech on a hot day at The Daily Pilot Cup. Steinberg, who recently began writing a sports column for the Daily Pilot, peppered his Sunday awards ceremony speech with references to "Jerry Maguire," the film partly based on his life. When he shouted, "Show me the soccer!" the winning teams and families cheered. But this wasn't some celebrity appearance with a remote connection to community.
NEWS
September 15, 1999
Like any young practitioner, Jeff Moorad had his mind set on running his own sports law firm while building a client base of major league baseball players. Then, later that year, Moorad recalled "two big breaks" which allowed him to eventually become one of America's top sports attorneys. "First, I ended up representing five of the 20 players on the 1984 U.S. Olympic baseball team, like Cory Snyder, Will Clark and Chris Gywnn," Moorad said, "and also that year I met Leigh Steinberg."
NEWS
April 15, 2000
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Some might think Newport Beach-based sports agent Leigh Steinberg has cornered the market on NFL quarterbacks, but this weekend in the NFL draft he'll focus on the receiving end. Steinberg, whose client list includes quarterbacks Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Drew Bledsoe and Jeff George, will represent some of college football's top pass catchers this year. Wide receivers R. Jay Soward from USC, Danny Farmer from UCLA and Plaxico Burress from Michigan State, along with Miami's Bubba Franks, the draft's top-rated tight end, will be in Steinberg's camp today and Sunday as 31 NFL teams select an estimated 253 players at Madison Square Garden in New York (shown live on ESPN)
NEWS
March 25, 2000
Alex Coolman NEWPORT BEACH -- Leigh Steinberg is getting into the movies. The Newport Beach mega-agent and his wife, Lucy, announced earlier this week that they will be official sponsors of the Newport Beach Film Festival, which starts Thursday. The Steinbergs have committed to a one-year, $50,000 sponsorship, a move that organizers say helps solidify the position of the recently restructured festival. "This could be the anchor, really, of the event for the future," said David Jahr, who is helping take care of sponsorship and fulfillment for the program of films and seminars.
NEWS
October 28, 1999
Greg Risling NEWPORT BEACH -- Sports and entertainment super agent Leigh Steinberg won't be moving his business to the Great White North, eh? Although a company based in Winnipeg, Canada acquired his sports management agency on Wednesday, Steinberg said he and his employees will remain at their Newport Beach location. "I'm thinking about taking some language-immersion courses in Canadian. I'll be practicing my 'uts' and 'ehs,"' joked the 50-year-old Steinberg, who spoke via cell phone on his way to Atlanta, where he will unveil a new ethnic diversity program Friday in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League.
SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | January 25, 2014
Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman twerked his way into national consciousness last Sunday night and made himself a household name. In a brilliant marketing maneuver he understood the colossal ratings for an NFC Championship game would provide a stage for some unique activity. With his post-game rant in an interview with Erin Andrews, he emulated Miley Cyrus' attention-grabbing tactics. Much of the public was offended by Cyrus, but it made her a worldwide star and jump-started her career.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | February 7, 2014
Leigh Steinberg smiled as he looked at the people who showed up for his book signing event at the Fashion Island Barnes & Noble Thursday night. "I'm happy to be back home, finally," Steinberg said. He explained that he has been promoting his new book, "The Agent: My 40-year career making deals and changing the game," and working to relaunch his work as an agent for athletes. Last week, he was in New York for the Super Bowl, where he held a party that also provided awareness and support for various charities.
SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | August 7, 2013
Every year at this time the casualty reports from NFL training camps are filled with carnage. So far, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Jets defensive back Aaron Berry, Dolphins wide receiver Armon Binns and Broncos center Dan Koppen were done for the year before a preseason snap was taken. Wide receivers Arrelious Benn (Eagles), Joe Morgan (Saints) and Danario Alexander (Chargers), as well as Falcons right tackle Mike Johnson were also recently lost for the year due to injuries Playoff chances are dramatically altered as one player after another suffers a season-ending or hampering injury in early practices.
SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | August 30, 2013
So Major League Baseball has devised a plan, to start next season, to allow managers to challenge three plays per game. They have exempted balls and strikes and hit batters as calls that can be challenged, but they claim that 89% of other plays will be included. They claim that this will actually make games shorter. The average review now lasts 3 minutes and 4 seconds and MLB says the new reviews have been tested at 1 minute and 15 seconds. They say this will shorten on-field arguments.
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