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West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

Jun 27, 2016
West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

I went to the official opening of the Joseph “Joey” Lopes Park in West Sacramento last Friday. A couple of hundred people attended the upbeat ceremony to celebrate the years-long effort to create a 4-acre park off West Capitol Avenue … Continue reading

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Wimbledon preview: LeBron, Lady Gaga, Obama

Jun 27, 2016
Wimbledon preview: LeBron, Lady Gaga, Obama

   Wimbledon begins today at 4 a.m. PDT (ESPN) and continues through July 10. Here are some players to watch (seeding in parentheses):Novak DjokovicPhoto by Paul BaumanMEN   Novak Djokovic (1) -- Only player who can cool him off, it...

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Ex-Stanford star Haviland routed in Tulsa pro final

Jun 26, 2016

   Cameron Norrie of Great Britain routed Ryan Haviland, a former Stanford All-American from Greenville, S.C., 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday to win the $25,000 Tulsa (Okla.) Pro Championships.   Norrie, a singles semifinalist in last month's N...

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Haviland, who took 11 years off, reaches 25K Tulsa final

Jun 26, 2016

   Ryan Haviland, a former Stanford All-American, defeated Paul Oosterbaan of Kalamazoo, Mich., 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 in a matchup of unseeded players on Saturday to reach the final of the $25,000 Tulsa (Okla.) Pro Championships.   Haviland...

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Rankings, Wimbledon TV schedule, calendar

Jun 26, 2016

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):Men   Collin Altamirano, 20-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 909 in singles (-109).&nb...

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NorCal players face tough openers at Wimbledon

Jun 25, 2016
NorCal players face tough openers at Wimbledon

No. 28 seed Sam Querrey drew Lukas Rosol, who stunnedRafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon in 2012,in this year's tournament. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   All four Northern California singles representatives face tough first-round matc...

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Novikov earns first Wimbledon main-draw berth

Jun 25, 2016
Novikov earns first Wimbledon main-draw berth

Dennis Novikov, playing in the Tiburon Challengerlast September, defeated Hiroki Moriya in the finalround of Wimbledon qualifying. Photo by Paul Bauman   No. 28 seed Dennis Novikov of Milpitas in the San Francisco Bay Area beat unseeded Hirok...

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Novikov’s Wimbledon qualifying match postponed

Jun 23, 2016
Novikov’s Wimbledon qualifying match postponed

Dennis Novikov of Milpitas in the San Francisco Bay Area will try to earnhis first berth in the main draw at Wimbledon. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman  Dennis Novikov must wait at least one more day to learn whether he'll earn his first berth in the ma...

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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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Novikov wins thriller in Wimbledon qualifying

Jun 22, 2016
Novikov wins thriller in Wimbledon qualifying

Dennis Novikov, playing in the Tiburon (Calif.)Challenger last September, reached the lastround of Wimbledon qualifying. Photo byPaul Bauman   With a dramatic victory today, Dennis Novikov of Milpitas in the San Francisco Bay Area moved withi...

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