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Huge culvert crossing under bike trail should help salmon stranded during floods

Jun 23, 2016
Huge culvert crossing under bike trail should help salmon stranded during floods

Despite being a pessimistic observer of the salmon and steelhead decline in Northern California, I find my spirits lifted by a protection project going on close to home. Let’s call it a tiny light at the end of a tunnel … Continue reading

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Fritz wins first Challenger title in battle of U.S. teens

Oct 12, 2015
Fritz wins first Challenger title in battle of U.S. teens

Taylor Fritz, a 17-year-old wild card, beat seventh-seeded Jared Don-aldson, 19, to win the Sacramento Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Power and poise could take Taylor Fritz a long way in professional tennis. &n...

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U.S. teens to vie for Sacramento Challenger title

Oct 11, 2015
U.S. teens to vie for Sacramento Challenger title

No. 7 seed Jared Donaldson, 19, "was lasering winners left and right," said No. 1 Denis Kudla.Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An American teenager almost won last year's Sacramento Challenger.   This year, one will.&nbs...

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Wild cards to meet in Sacramento Challenger semis

Wild cards to meet in Sacramento Challenger semis

Taylor Fritz, a 17-year-old wild card from the San Diego area,dismissed qualifier Marcos Giron, the 2013 NCAA singleschampion from UCLA, in 68 minutes. Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- One wild card was a no-brainer.   T...

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Young and restless: Americans upset three seeds

Young and restless: Americans upset three seeds

Taylor Fritz, a 17-year-old wild card from the San Diego area,saved three match points in a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) win overNo. 3 seed Dustin Brown of Germany. Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The future of U.S. men's tennis loo...

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Sacramento Challenger results, schedule

   SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Following are today's results and Thursday's schedule in the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger. A story and photos will be posted tonight.$100,000 SACRAMENTO CHALLENGERAt Natomas Racquet ClubSecond-round singles  &n...

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Smyczek prevails in thriller for second straight match

Smyczek prevails in thriller for second straight match

Tim Smyczek saved two match points in his win over 17-year-oldsensation Frances Tiafoe in Sacramento. Photo by Paul Bauman     SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The consummate professional, Tim Smyczek shows little emotion on the court.   ...

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No. 2 Edmund, No. 6 Novikov ousted in Sacramento

No. 2 Edmund, No. 6 Novikov ousted in Sacramento

Darian King of Barbados poses inside the NatomasRacquet Club shortly after upsetting No. 2 seedKyle Edmund of Great Britain in the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fortunes can change quickly in pro...

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Nielsen triumphs in matchup of Wimbledon champs

Nielsen triumphs in matchup of Wimbledon champs

Frederik Nielsen, who won the Wimbledon men'sdoubles title in 2012 with Jonathan Marray, beatReilly Opelka, this year's Wimbledon boys singleschampion, in straight sets in the second roundof qualifying for the $100,000 SacramentoChallenger. 2012 file p...

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Grand Slam boys champs advance in Sacramento qualies

   Reigning Grand Slam boys champions Tommy Paul and Reilly Opelka, both 18-year-old Americans, won their first-round qualifying matches on Saturday in the $100,000 Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger at the Natomas Racquet Club.   Th...

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