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Forget the spin and hire more reporters, editors

Jul 28, 2014

As unemployed journalists around the country well know, good journalism doesn’t come cheap. It requires many reporters out in the field getting the news and numerous editors processing it. Staffing is the heart of the business, and when you cut … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Venus to play qualifier on Tuesday at Stanford

Jul 28, 2014

   Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will face qualifier Paula Kania of Poland on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, tournament organizers announced Sunday.   Willia...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
EG Ripken 9s Win; Laguna 12′s Take Second At Ripken Regionals

Elk Grove Youth Baseball's 9-year-old All-Stars defeated the Laguna Youth squad, 15-5,  Saturday in the championship game of Cal Ripken Baseball's Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Panguitch, Utah.The 12-year-old squad representing Laguna Y...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Lucic-Baroni, with troubled past, upset at Stanford

Jul 27, 2014

   The sad story of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni continued to play out on Saturday at Stanford.
   The former prodigy, now 32, lost to doubles specialist Raquel Kops-Jones of San Jose 6-2, 7-6 (8) in the first round of qualifying for the Bank of the West Classic.
   Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, was seeded third at No. 127...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Serena to play at Stanford after weird Wimbledon exit

Jul 26, 2014
Serena to play at Stanford after weird Wimbledon exit

Serena Williams is scheduled to return to the Bankof the West Classic for the first time since beatinglucky loser CoCo Vandeweghe for the 2012 title.Vandeweghe also is entered in next week's tourna-ment at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.. Photo...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Jr. Football Drills Underway

Jr. Football Drills Underway

There are more football teams than the NFL clubs in camp this week. It's the opening week of drills for our area junior football squads. Below are some photos of the Elk Grove Jr. Thundering Herd Pee Wees, working out at their long-time practice field ...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Fendick-McCain resigns as Texas women’s coach

Jul 25, 2014

   Patty Fendick-McCain, a Sacramento native who starred at Stanford and in professional tennis, recently announced her retirement after nine years as the women's head coach at the University of Texas.
   Fendick-McCain, 49, led the Longhorns to the NCAA Championships each year, including appearances in the round of 16 in 2008, 2010 and 2012.
  ...

Game to 100
Columnist’s views on death penalty, convicted priest

Jul 24, 2014

After reading Sacramento Bee columnist Marco Breton’s hang ’em high column yesterday regarding the death penalty, I decided to reread three columns he wrote on the Rev. Uriel Ojeda in 2012 and 2013. I did this because I recalled a … Continue reading

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Quick Hits

Lots of interesting notes on our local athletes:David Freitas (Elk Grove H.S.) has been promoted to AAA-Norfolk by the Baltimore Orioles.J.D. Davis (Elk Grove H.S.) was doing so well after being drafted in June by the Astros that he's already been prom...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Rankings mover of the week: Nicole Gibbs (up)

Jul 22, 2014
Rankings mover of the week: Nicole Gibbs (up)

Ex-Stanford star Nicole Gibbs, shown two weeks ago in the Sacramento Challenger, jumped 25 spots to a career-high No. 142 in the world.    Former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs rose 25 places to a career-high No. 142 in the world by winning last ...

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