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Washington tops Austin for fifth straight WTT title

   The Washington Kastles winning today's World TeamTennis Finals was about as surprising as an NFL player getting arrested.   Or Tiger Woods having a crummy round.   Nothing against the Austin Aces, mind you. They're a sw...

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Serena withdraws from Bank of the West at Stanford

Serena withdraws from Bank of the West at Stanford

Serena Williams will not defend her title in the Bank of the WestClassic at Stanford. Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com   At least the Bank of the West Classic will be competitive now.   Top-ranked Serena Williams withdrew from ne...

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Dream arrives late, falls at Austin in WTT playoffs

Jul 30, 2015
Dream arrives late, falls at Austin in WTT playoffs

Anabel Medina Garrigues, shown earlier this season,of the California Dream was named the World Team-Tennis Co-Female MVP. Photo by Darryl Henick    The California Dream already faced a big challenge playing on the road against the team with t...

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Skupski, Medina Garrigues form unlikely Dream team

Jul 30, 2015
Skupski, Medina Garrigues form unlikely Dream team

Neal Skupski, a last-minute substitute this season, and Anabel Medina Garri-gues, a two-time major champion (2008-09), of the California Dream led WorldTeamTennis in mixed doubles. Photo courtesy of Phil Kemp/California Dream   They weren't s...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Area Golf Courses Use Technology and Science To Keep It Green

Area Golf Courses Use Technology and Science To Keep It Green


With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages.

On Thursday state officials announced that even with record-breaking heat throughout June, Californians continued to conserve water, reducing water...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Mayer To Coach Baseball at LC/Dragmire, Jack Ink LOI’s

Mayer To Coach Baseball at LC/Dragmire, Jack Ink LOI’s

Danny Mayer, a 2005 graduate of Sheldon High School, will be the next baseball coach at Laguna Creek High School. Corey Clonce, the school's athletic director, made that announcement last week.

Mayer comes to Laguna after a road well traveled. He played college and independent professional baseball before returning to the area to be the...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Dream triumphs in tuneup for WTT playoffs

Jul 30, 2015
Dream triumphs in tuneup for WTT playoffs

California's Tennys Sandgren serves in men's doublesduring the Dream's win over San Diego on Wednesdaynight in the Sacramento area. Photo by Paul Bauman   CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. -- The California Dream enters the World TeamTennis playoffs wit...

Game to 100
Reading between the lines on Mayor Johnson, racism and arena bond sale

Jul 29, 2015

Thanks to news junkies on social media, I’ve been directed to interesting perspectives on two intriguing subjects: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and the city’s bond rating. I say “intriguing” because what you see on the surface with Johnson as well … Continue reading

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Dream falls to Kastles, will visit Austin in WTT playoffs

Jul 28, 2015
Dream falls to Kastles, will visit Austin in WTT playoffs

Hall of Famer Martina Hingis helped the Wash- ington Kastles rally to beat the California Dream.2014 photo by Paul Bauman     Pack your cowboy boots, pardner.   The California Dream of World TeamTennis is heading back to Austin...

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Some took the high road in Sacramento’s arena-subsidy fight

Jul 27, 2015

To paraphrase Shakespeare, something is rotten in the city of Sacramento. Anyone who has followed the arena subsidy issue has smelled the stink while realizing the difficulty of confirming the skulduggery at work. So let us give thanks to Isaac … Continue reading

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