• 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
  • CHP investigating fatal crash off northbound 405 at Goldenwest

    Authorities are investigating a fatal crash Sunday evening, Jan. 21, in which a taxicab went off the northbound 405 Freeway at the Goldenwest Avenue exit in Westminster and struck a pole.
    The off-ramp was closed to traffic following the 9:38 p.m. crash for investigation, the California Highway Patrol reported. A witness reported that the taxi had been traveling at a high speed, the CHP said.
    The Highway Patrol was unable to say if the person killed was the driver or a passenger or whether there
  • LA Kings snap losing streak, defeat Rangers

    Los Angeles Kings center Michael Amadio, left, is congratulated by defenseman Alec Martinez after scoring against the New York Rangers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)New York Rangers center David Desharnais (51) is congratulated after his first-period goal against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)A shot by New York Rangers’ D
  • Whicker: Ducks offer little resistance in loss to San Jose

    ANAHEIM — The first Olympic gold medal goes to the San Jose Sharks. On Sunday night at Honda Center, they won the downhill.
    They barreled down on John Gibson and the Ducks from every angle, gathering speed with each shift, fueled by turnovers and bad Anaheim positioning and the confidence gained by opportunities redeemed.
    “We’re a lot better defensive team than that,” said Ducks’ coach Randy Carlyle. ‘And we’ll have to be.”
    The Ducks had not given
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  • Mark Whicker: Ducks offer little resistance in loss to San Jose

    ANAHEIM — The first Olympic gold medal goes to the San Jose Sharks. On Sunday night at Honda Center, they won the downhill.
    They barreled down on John Gibson and the Ducks from every angle, gathering speed with each shift, fueled by turnovers and bad Anaheim positioning and the confidence gained by opportunities redeemed.
    “We’re a lot better defensive team than that,” said Ducks’ coach Randy Carlyle. ‘And we’ll have to be.”
    The Ducks had not given
  • SAG Awards 2018: See photos of #MeToo-inspired all-female presenters and first-ever host Kristen Bell

    The Screen Actors Guild Awards made their mark on this year’s Oscars race, but it will be the treatment of women in Hollywood and beyond that will remain at the forefront. The show featured a roster of nearly all female presenters and Kristen Bell as its inaugural host.
    Host Kristen Bell speaks onstage during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Marisa Tomei, left, and Rosanna
  • Mark Whicker: Sharks are a constant in the volatile NHL

    ANAHEIM — The NHL salary cap practically legislates against consistency. If the season had ended Saturday, three of the Western Conference playoff teams would be new ones, including the Vegas Golden Knights, who of course are brand spanking new — and spanking the whole league.
    As someone pointed out on social media, the Knights have won 31 games. The Ottawa Senators didn’t win their 31st game until late April. — of their third season in the NHL.
    Edmonton, thought to be le
  • How much are you willing to pay for Super Bowl LII tickets?

    The Philadelphia Eagles will meet the New England Patriots in Minnesota for Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018.
    After both teams won their respective conference championship game, football fans started looking for the best prices available to attend the game with various spending limits in mind.
    According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, someone bought 10 tickets to sit in the lower level of U.S. Bank Stadium on the 35-yard line behind the New England sideline.
    The total for the 10 ticke
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  • Mikkel Boedker’s two goals help Sharks devour penalty-prone Ducks

    Anaheim Ducks’ Josh Manson, front, collides with San Jose Sharks’ Justin Braun during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl, left, of the Czech Republic, and Anaheim Ducks’ Josh Manson chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson makes a save during the first perio
  • Ducks don’t come up short when it comes to playing a man down

    ANAHEIM – Playing shorthanded is a stressful situation for any team, but the Ducks have often found ways to switch that around to their foes.
    The Ducks remain the top-10 penalty killing team that they’ve been in recent seasons but they’re continuing to be a threat to score when down a man. Chris Wagner’s goal in their win over Pittsburgh last week gave them six while shorthanded this year.
    Wagner has two of them and Cam Fowler, Andrew Cogliano, Jakob Silfverberg and Brand
  • CareerBuilder notes: Aaron Wise adjusts well to every-week life on the PGA Tour

    LA QUINTA — By his own admission, Aaron Wise arrived on the PGA Tour a little ahead of schedule.
    For a rookie who’s less than four years removed from playing for Corona Santiago High and 17 months removed from winning the NCAA Division I championship with the University of Oregon, Wise is adjusting to weekly life on the PGA Tour rather well.
    On Sunday, he finished his second consecutive CareerBuilder Challenge with a final-round 68, tying him for 17th place with 15-under-par total of
  • SAG Awards 2018: See photos of the show and winners

    Nicole Kidman accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or limited series for “Big Little Lies” at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)Honoree Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, Californ
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  • Darkness falls, but not before Jon Rahm defeats Andrew Landry on the fourth playoff hole to win the CareerBuilder

    Champion Jon Rahm with the trophy winning the four hole playoff against Andrew Landry to win the CareerBuilder Challenge at PGA West Stadium Course Sunday in La Quinta, CA. January 20, 2018. (TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)Jon Rahm reacts to sinking his birdie putt on the 18th green of the fourth playoff hole against Andrew Landry during the CareerBuilder Challenge at PGA West Stadium Course Sunday in La Quinta, CA. January 20, 2018. (TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)Andrew Landr
  • Broadway legends Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune to perform at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    Broadway stars Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, who collectively have won 12 Tony Awards, will take the stage Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
    Rivera has starred in “West Side Story,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “The Rink,” “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Guys and Dolls.”
    Tune has performed, choreographed and directed in Broadway shows such as “My One and Only,” “Seesaw,” “Nine,&rd
  • Play It Forward Jan. 22-28: Lakers, Clippers have no Grammy break, but Celtics’ visit could leave sour notes

    Ranking the top 10 sports events Jan. 22-28 you won’t want to miss:
    NO. 1: NBA: CELTICS at LAKERS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., TNT NBA: CELTICS at CLIPPERS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket, ESPNIn a game of musical chairs, neither the Lakers nor the Clippers are left without a seat at Staples Center this week even though the Grammy Awards are coming up. For just the second time since 2000, these Staples singers don’t have to clea
  • UCLA football gets commitment from 3-star athlete Patrick Jolly

    Patrick Jolly’s first commitment was to Scott Frost at Central Florida. Now the versatile athlete from Florida will play for Frost’s mentor.
    Jolly, a three-star athlete, according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, verbally committed to UCLA on Sunday, bringing head coach Chip Kelly’s 2018 recruiting class to 13 total prospects with 2-1/2 weeks left until National Signing Day.Very Humbled to say I’ve committed to the university of California
  • Los Angeles Football Club opens its first training camp in preparation for debut MLS season

    The expansion process isn’t anything new for Bob Bradley, neither is having success with a first-year club.
    Bradley was the first coach of the Chicago Fire in 1998. The end result: U.S. Open and MLS Cup champions.
    “We were able to build a team that connected immediately with the city and the supporters,” Bradley said of that year.
    As he prepares to embark on his second expansion project, this time with Los Angeles Football Club, Bradley could see himself in a similar situation.
  • The new-look Galaxy is out to make sure last year is a thing of the past

    Some say change is good.
    For the Galaxy, change was necessary after recording the worst season in the club’s history.
    The Galaxy posted an 8-18-8 record and tied for the fewest points in MLS with 32.
    Heading into 2018, the club made a litany of changes, from the front-office with the hiring of Kurt Schmid as Director of Player Personnel and Scouting, assistant coaches (Oka Nikolov and Junior Gonzalez) and the roster.
    “As a professional, you look at it game-by-game and it is sad what
  • SAG Awards 2018: See photos of the stars red carpet fashion

    The stars hit the Red Carpet at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
    Millie Bobby Brown arrives at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Cast of ‘Glow’ attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Ph
  • Ducks Gameday: Stable lineup producing regular trips to win column

    ANAHEIM – The Ducks look to continue their steady surge when they host the San Jose Sharks for the first time this season when the teams clash at Honda Center on Sunday night.
    Wins over Pittsburgh and the Kings to start a five-game homestand have the Ducks (22-16-9) continuing a run on consistency that began right before Christmas. They’re 8-3-1 over a 12-game stretch but remain outside of a Western Conference playoff spot.
    “I think we all check the standings on a day-to-day ba
  • Patriots return to Super Bowl with comeback win over Jacksonville

    New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola makes a catch during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass to running back Dion Lewis (33) during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)New En
  • Coroner identifies man who died after being hit by train in Santa Ana

    Coroner’s officials on Sunday, Jan. 21, identified a man who died after being struck by a Metrolink train early Wednesday morning in Santa Ana.
    Eduardo Ramirez, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4:30 a.m., according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
    There was no information immediately available as to whether the death of the Santa Ana resident was an accident or suicide.
    A section of the tracks near the site, the 1100 block of Fairhaven Avenue, was close
  • Lakers blow out New York Knicks behind 29 points from Jordan Clarkson

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, shoots as New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley defends during the first half on an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, dunks as New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, left, of Latvia, watches during the first half on an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram,
  • Santa Ana man killed in off-road vehicle crash in Johnson Valley area

    A Santa Ana man was killed Saturday, Jan. 20 when he lost control of his off-road vehicle in the Mojave Desert, the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office said.
    Nathan Bailey, 44, was driving in the foothills northeast of Means Dry Lake, according to a coroner’s report. That’s in the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle area northwest of Landers.
    About 3:20 p.m., someone called 911 to report the crash. California Highway Patrol officers were sent out, and discovered that Bai
  • Santa Ana Council to reconsider $1 million subsidy to auto dealers for freeway billboard

    SANTA ANA – The City Council plans to take another look – reluctantly – at its agreement to give auto dealers $1 million for a new digital billboard along the 55 freeway.
    City Manager Raul Godinez is bringing back the issue with new recommendations: hold a public hearing, analyze how the subsidy to the dealerships would benefit the public, and create a new agreement that doesn’t call for dipping into the city’s reserves.
    The issue is now set to resurface next month
  • Retro City Festival brings gamers back to the ’70s at the Fairplex

    Gameboy Junky owner, Guillermo Hernandez, poses with a custom Gameboy creation. (Photo by Kenya Barrett/SCNG)Gamers were able to try out the Vectrex gaming system, first introduced to the US in 1982. (Photo by Kenya Barrett/SCNG)The Gameboy handhelds were on display at the Gameboy Junky booth. (Photo by Kenya Barrett/SCNG)Players were able to relax comfortably in 70’s and 80’s themed living room sets as they enjoyed the SNES. (Photo by Kenya Barrett/SCNG)Actor Danny Pesina is one of
  • NFL playoffs: AFC and NFC championship game scoreboard updates

    Follow along with scoreboard updates from Sunday's Jaguars vs. Patriots and Eagles vs. Vikings AFC and NFC championship games.
  • Taliban siege on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 18 dead

    By RAHIM FAIEZ
    KABUL, Afghanistan  — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was slain Sunday. The casualty toll expected to rise.
    The heavily guarded luxury hotel is popular among foreigners and Afghan officials. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the 18 killed included 14 foreigners and a telecommunicati
  • Top 10: See the highest-priced homes sold in Orange County in 2017

    Homes tied to Orange County’s spectacular fortunes and failures led the list of the 10 priciest homes sold in 2017.
    An unfinished Newport Beach villa on 12.5 acres once unloaded as part of a bankruptcy hit the market this year as a lavish estate on a private lake priced at $55 million. It went for $40 million.
    Two homes tied to the Irvine family for many years — once since the 1930s — sold simultaneously in a deal totaling $55 million. The landmark “Big Blue House&rd
  • 5 free things to do in Orange County, Jan. 21-27

     Sunday, Jan. 21
    At Peters Canyon Regional Park’s monthly 3rd Sunday Restoration Day, help the park rangers remove invasive and non-native plants to keep native habitat healthy, in turn helping the wildlife thrive.  Please bring water, sunscreen, hat, snacks and gloves, and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Register beforehand at ocparks.com
    Monday, Jan. 22
    Come to the Cypress Library with your young children for a fun session that involves books, s

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