Two late goals lift Mexico’s U17s past SB Soccer Club, 3-2

  If Mexico finds itself trailing late in a match during the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, its battle cry might be, “Remember Santa … [Read more...]

John Zant: Going BuzzFeed on Bill Bertka

The eights were all lined up for Bill Bertka last Saturday. He turned 88 on 8/8. To mark the occasion, here are eight things to know about this … [Read more...]

John Zant: Britain’s Coxless Crew stop over in Santa Barbara

Doris was hard to miss if you walked around Santa Barbara Harbor during the second week of May. She looked like a small submarine that had been … [Read more...]

Santa Barbara sends off Special Olympics World Games athletes

Santa Barbara did its part to roll out the welcome track — and the welcome pool — for athletes and coaches participating in the 2015 Special Olympics … [Read more...]

John Zant: Tremendous trio of triathlons

Ride a bike to the beach, go for a swim, and run to the pier and back. For years, those have been components of the active summer lifestyle in Santa … [Read more...]

John Zant: Dan Goldie Returns to Championship Tennis

If you wanted to see an American tennis player in the Wimbledon men’s singles quarterfinals, you would have been out of luck at the All-England Club … [Read more...]

John Zant: Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Semana Nautica

He once bumped against her foot and then swam away from her in an ocean race. Trying to keep up with her on a trail run, he took a spill into the … [Read more...]

John Zant: On women athletes and Semana Nautica

  When a female sport achieves genuine stature — such as the Women’s World Cup of soccer — some fans of the male persuasion can’t handle the … [Read more...]