• Santa Margarita coach suspended for profanity with Little League World Series berth on the line

    SAN BERNARDINO — Santa Margarita Little League manager C.J. Ankrum has been suspended one game by the Little League International Tournament Committee, and will not be with the Southern California 11- and 12-year-old champions when the team plays in the West Region championship game on Saturday night.
    It was determined that Ankrum used profanity during ESPN’s national broadcast of Southern California’s 12-8 victory over Hawaii Hilo LL on Thursday night, ther
  • ‘A Night at the Opera’ proves to be elegant benefit for Philharmonic Society

     
    Molly Downing, Chuck Kanter, Debra Gunn DowningAlyson CambridgeRegina and John MangumStudent musicians from Imperial Middle School Academy of the Arts: Stacy (age 10), Isabella (age 13), Jack (age 10), Marianna (age 11) and Joselle (age 13)Sandi Wright-Cordes, Jay Wright, Angela NussbaumMarlene Nielsen, Kimberly Dwan Bernatz, Sabra Bordas, Donna L. Kendall, Debra Gunn Downing, Bobbitt WilliamsLee Marino and John BeneckeShow Caption of Expand
    Classical music aficionados and philanthropic s
  • Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

    By KEN MORITSUGU
    TOKYO  — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.
    A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.”
    The move follows four Navy accidents in the Pacific since late January, including two collisions that l
  • Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

    By JULIE BYKOWICZ
    PHOENIX  — President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger.
    He blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. And he shouted that he had “openly called for healing, unity and love” in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and had si
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  • Fryer and Albano file their North Hills League report

    This is part of the OCVarsity Kickoff 2017 preview for the high school football season.
    Steve Fryer and Dan Albano share their insights and predictions on each of the county’s leagues.
    NORTH HILLS LEAGUE REPORT
    2016 standingsEl Modena       3-0Brea Olinda     2-1El Dorado        1-2Esperanza       0-3
    DAN ALBANOOutlook: El Modena doesn’t appear to have an Orange County standout like Dillon Keefe, but the Vanguards still
  • Fryer and Albano file their Pacific Coast League report

    This is part of the OCVarsity Kickoff 2017 preview for the high school football season.
    Steve Fryer and Dan Albano share their insights and predictions on each of the county’s leagues.
    PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE REPORT
    2016 standingsCorona del Mar    5-0Beckman             4-1University            2-3Woodbridge        2-3Irvine                  1-4Northwood  
  • Fryer and Albano file their Orange Coast League report

    This is part of the OCVarsity Kickoff 2017 preview for the high school football season.
    Steve Fryer and Dan Albano share their insights and predictions on each of the county’s leagues.
    ORANGE COAST LEAGUE REPORT
    2016 standingsGodinez              5-0Laguna Beach    4-1Calvary Chapel  3-2Saddleback        1-4Estancia             1-4Costa Mesa        1-4
    DAN ALBANOOutlook:
  • Fryer and Albano file their Orange League report

    This is part of the OCVarsity Kickoff 2017 preview for the high school football season.
    Steve Fryer and Dan Albano share their insights and predictions on each of the county’s leagues.
    ORANGE LEAGUE REPORT
    2016 standingsKatella                    5-0Santa Ana Valley    4-1Anaheim                 2-3Magnolia                2-3Savanna      
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  • Fryer and Albano file their Golden West League report

    This is part of the OCVarsity Kickoff 2017 preview for the high school football season.
    Steve Fryer and Dan Albano share their insights and predictions on each of the county’s leagues.
    GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE REPORT
    2016 standingsSanta Ana          5-0Segerstrom        4-1Westminster      3-2Orange              2-3Ocean View      1-4Loara              
  • OCVarsity Video: Orange Lutheran ready to test its new offense vs. La Mirada

    Check out our video from Orange Lutheran’s football practice on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
    The sixth-ranked Lancers open their season Friday, Aug. 25, with a new head coach, JP Presley, and a new offense, the spread.
    The Lancers are excited about these changes, but they know they face a tough challenge in their opener: La Mirada, which beat them a year ago.
    In the video, OCVarsity’s Zach Cavanagh interviews Presley, quarterback Ryan Hilinski and wide receiver Kyle Ford.
     
  • Whicker: Long night’s journey ends well for Angels’ Kaleb Cowart

    Los Angeles Angels’ Kaleb Cowart watches his three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Los Angeles Angels Kaleb Cowart rounds the bases after his three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans watch as a home run by the Los Angeles An
  • Nneka Ogwumike leads Sparks to 75-55 win over Stars

    LOS ANGELES — Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars, 75-55, in a WNBA game on Tuesday night at Staples Center.
    Chelsea Gray added 17 points for the Sparks (22-8), who have won three straight and nine of 11.
    “All wins are good especially this time of year because we’re trying to finish with one of these top two seeds,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “Really pleased with how we played defensively tonight. We c
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  • Police are shooting a shocking number of people’s pets

    There have been numerous high-profile examples of law enforcement officers killing people after using a questionable, or obviously unjustified, amount of force. Much less attention has been paid, however, to the unwarranted use of force in killing people’s pets, whom many consider to be members of their family, and whose unnecessary deaths cause nearly as much grief and anguish.
    The numbers of animals killed during police encounters is shockingly high. The actual number is unknown –
  • Huntington Beach homebuying takes slight dip in first quarter

    Homebuying in Huntington Beach in 2017’s first half could not keep pace with countywide sales activity.
    Using CoreLogic data, we compared sales patterns from the six months ended in June vs. the first half of 2016.
    Sales in Huntington Beach fell as 1,038 residences sold through June vs. 1,055 in 2016. That’s a loss of 1.6 percent vs. a 2.2 percent gain countywide.
    Neighborhood trends in Huntington Beach from the CoreLogic report:
    Huntington Beach ZIP code 92646 — 346 homes sold
  • Albert Pujols slugs his way past Sammy Sosa with home run in Angels’ 10-1 win

    The Los Angeles Angels Kole Calhoun hits a double off the wall for two RBI’s against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Angels Kaleb Cowart is congratulated in the dugout after his three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Regi
  • Angels’ Albert Pujols hits 610th home run, breaking tie with Sammy Sosa for foreign-born record

    ANAHEIM — Albert Pujols is the most prodigious foreign-born slugger in major league history.
    Pujols’ three-run homer in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers was the 610th of his career and gave him sole possession of the foreign-born record. Pujols had moved into a tie with Sammy Sosa, both born in the Dominican Republic, for the mark with a homer against the Orioles last week in Baltimore.
    Pujols is now alone in eighth place on the career home ru
  • Newport Harbor center Jackson Westerman commits to UCLA

    Newport Harbor water polo center Jackson Westerman has committed to UCLA, the senior and Sailors coach Ross Sinclair confirmed Tuesday night.
    Westerman is a powerful center who at 2 meters can score, draw exclusions and establish deep position that helps create space for an offense.
    He joins a growing list of O.C. players who have committed to UCLA. The Bruins’ haul from the class of 2018 also includes Orange Lutheran’s Ash Molthen and Matt Kacura and Huntington Beach’s Jake Ca
  • VIDEO: UFC Dana White talks about Jon Jones’ failed drug test at UFC 214

    UFC President Dana White and Jeff Novitzky, UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance, talk to the media about the latest on Jon Jones and the failed drug test.
    Related Articles Reports: UFC’s Jon Jones tested positive for steroids, expected to be stripped of title UFC 214 one day later — all Jon Jones, all the time Jon Jones returns to the UFC and records spectacular victory over Daniel Cormier It was reported Tuesday that Jones tested positive for a substance follo
  • Substance found in Santa Ana jail cell determined to be a narcotic

    SANTA ANA — A substance discovered in a cell at Central Men’s Jail on Tuesday night was found to be a narcotic after Orange County Fire Authority’s hazardous materials crew investigated, authorities said.
    An inmate in the jail cell was transferred for an unknown medical condition to a local hospital at about 6:15 p.m. After the patient was removed, jail officers searched the cell and found a small unknown substance that prompted the call for a hazmat evaluation, OCFA Capt. Larr
  • Rented Duffy boat slams into Newport Island Bridge; 6 passengers unharmed

    NEWPORT BEACH — Six people on a rented Duffy boat slammed it into the Newport Island Bridge on Tuesday night and got the boat stuck, authorities said.
    The Newport Beach Fire Department was dispatched at about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, for a boat stuck under the bridge, Battalion Chief Brian McDonough said. When they arrived, a citizen on a paddleboard had already begun to pull people off the boat and onto his paddleboard and bring them to shore, McDonough said.
    Fire officials continue
  • Angels Notes: Teammates, coaches marvel after Andrelton Simmons makes dangerous play look easy

    ANAHEIM — Andrelton Simmons produced another Andrelton Simmons Moment on Monday.
    This one happened so quickly, it was easy to miss. In the top of the third inning, Texas Rangers batter Robinson Chirinos struck a line drive to left field. The Angels’ left fielder, Cameron Maybin, tried hard to hold Chirinos to a single as he retrieved the ball a few steps in front of the warning track. His throw to Simmons, the cutoff man, traveled 192 feet according to MLB’s Statcast technology
  • Man shot, killed by police in Encino believed to be suspect in murder, child abduction

    A suspect shot by Los Angeles police officers Tuesday evening who later died from his injuries is believed to be the suspect in a murder and child abduction that took place in Santa Barbara County Monday, authorities said.
    The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. in the 5500 block of Lindley Avenue near Killion Street in Encino, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez.
    Konstantin Morozov, 48, was being sought by authorities in connection to the murder of his wife and the abduc
  • Wolf: USC freshman class ready for immediate roles

    LOS ANGELES — USC’s freshman class finally met the media Tuesday as they prepare for immediate roles when the Trojans play host to Western Michigan in the season opener on Sept. 2.
    Tailback Stephen Carr, the most impressive first-year skill player, might return the opening kickoff, a role not normally reserved for a 210-pound player. But Carr is not an average tailback, since he combines size and speed.
    “That would be lovely (to return kickoffs),” Carr said. “Hopefu
  • Fryer and Albano file their San Joaquin League report

    OCVarsity Kickoff 2017: The Register has put together its annual preview for the upcoming high school football season.
    In the coming days we’ll have previews online of every team and league in Orange County, plus much more, including our O.C. Hot 150 rankings of the top players in the county.
    For the league reports, we have OCVarsity’s Steve Fryer and Dan Albano giving their insights and predictions for the upcoming season.
    SAN JOAQUIN LEAGUE REPORT
    2016 standingsSaddleback Valley Ch
  • UCLA prepares for move to shady Rose Bowl sideline

    LOS ANGELES — To celebrate the end of training camp, UCLA  coach Jim Mora gave his players two days off. After 17 practices in 18 days, they welcomed the down time. With only a week and a half left until their season opener against Texas A&M, there might not be many other opportunities to rest.
    The Bruins are caught between training camp and game week. They haven’t fully entered game-week mode, but practices will start to include some simulated scout-team periods.
    On Sunday,
  • Rangers at Angels: Wednesday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

    RANGERS AT ANGELS
    When: 7 p.m.
    Where: Angel Stadium
    TV: Fox Sports West, ESPN
    THE PITCHERS
    ANGELS LHP ANDREW HEANEY (0-0, 9.00 ERA)
    vs. Rangers: 1-1, 5.23 ERA
    At Angel Stadium: 3-3, 4.29 ERA
    Hates to face: Elvis Andrus, 3 for 5, double
    Loves to face: Rougned Odor, 1 for 5, single
    RANGERS RHP ANDREW CASHNER (7-9, 3.31 ERA)
    vs. Angels: 1-0, 2.70 ERA
    At Angel Stadium: 1-0, 3.86 ERA
    Hates to face: Luis Valbuena, 1 for 3, double
    Loves to face: Ben Revere, 0 for 5
    UPCOMING
    Thursday: Rangers LHP Martin
  • Whicker: Yusmeiro Petit gives Angels relief, searches for his own

    ANAHEIM — The first airplane Yusmeiro Petit ever boarded took him to Williamsport.
    He was 12 years old, playing for Coquivacoa,which represented Venezuela. No Venezuelan team had ever won the Little League World Series, although teams from Maracaibo had been there.
    Petit was a backup second baseman, not a pitcher, back then, a little guy who was teased as the team mascot. He played four innings in the final, which Venezuela won, 1-0, over a Northridge team that featured future USC and NFL
  • Week 0 football schedule (Aug. 24-26)

    The schedule for the Orange County high school football games Aug. 24-26.
    WEEK 0
    THURSDAY, AUG. 24Cypress vs. Woodbridge at Western HighPasadena at Buena ParkLos Amigos vs. Fairmont Prep at Yorba Linda HighPoinciana (Fla.) vs. Whittier Christian at Kissimmee, Fla., 6 p.m.
    FRIDAY, AUG. 25Los Alamitos vs. Long Beach Poly at Veterans Stadium, Long BeachCorona del Mar vs. JSerra at Newport Harbor HighMater Dei at Bishop AmatOrange Lutheran at La MiradaPacifica at Trabuco HillsValencia at Capistrano
  • Dodgers overcome short start from Brock Stewart to beat Pirates, 8-5

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor drives in Yasiel Puig, right, on third with a base hit during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Los Angeles Dodgers starter Brock Stewart pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Los Angeles Dodgers starter Brock Stewart pitches against the Pittsburgh Pir
  • Police release photos of vehicle driven by suspected killers of Garden Grove man

    GARDEN GROVE – Police on Tuesday, Aug. 22, released surveillance photos of a car they believe was used by two people linked to the killing of a Garden Grove man earlier this month.
    The photos were taken around 10 p.m. Aug. 6, in the parking lot of a Bank of America, at 13952 Brookhurst Street, shortly before 35-year-old Minh Le Anh Pham of Garden Grove was robbed and gunned down after making an ATM withdrawal, Lt. Carl Whitney said.
    The Garden Grove police dept. released a photo

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