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Top seed Becker, 35, retires from Tiburon match

Sep 30, 2016
Top seed Becker, 35, retires from Tiburon match

Benjamin Becker, shown on Tuesday, retired withDarian King leading 6-7 (3), 6-2, 4-2 on Thursdayin the second round of the $100,000 Tiburon Chal-lenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   When Benjamin Becker expressed concern about his age on Tuesday, h...

Sac Foodies
Golden 1 Center Roundup

Sep 29, 2016
Golden 1 Center Roundup

By: Harrison Reilly We at SacFoodies are very excited for the Golden 1 Center’s grand opening this weekend. We are not only excited to watch our hometown Kings play in a brand new arena, but for all the new restaurants and bars opening up downtown. With our office only a block away from the...

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Tempers flare as Mmoh upsets Kozlov in Tiburon

Sep 29, 2016
Tempers flare as Mmoh upsets Kozlov in Tiburon

Qualifier Michael Mmoh follows through on aleaping forehand during his victory over fellow18-year-old U.S. phenom Stefan Kozlov, seededsixth, in the second round of the $100,000Tiburon Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   TIBURON, Calif. -...

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Story on Tiburon Challenger coming Thursday morning

Sep 28, 2016

   I will post a story about Wednesday's results in the $100,000 Tiburon (Calif.) Challenger on Thursday morning.   I drove from Tiburon to Sacramento, where I live, this afternoon. My wife and I went out to dinner downtown and then...

Game to 100
Clinton-Trump debate had echo of “Battle of the Sexes”

Sep 28, 2016
Clinton-Trump debate had echo of “Battle of the Sexes”

The Clinton-Trump debate Monday evening reminded me of the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. In both events, a central question was this: Can a woman beat a man in a pressure-filled contest in … Continue reading

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Becker recalls ending Agassi’s career 10 years ago

Sep 28, 2016
Becker recalls ending Agassi’s career 10 years ago

Clouds obscure the Golden Gate Bridge near Tiburon. Photo by Paul Bauman   TIBURON, Calif. -- Before Benjamin Becker arrived at the U.S. Open last month, it never occurred to him that the tournament marked the 10th anniversary of his third-ro...

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Mmoh wins showdown to reach Tiburon main draw

Sep 27, 2016
Mmoh wins showdown to reach Tiburon main draw

Michael Mmoh, shown last month in the U.S. Open, will meetfellow American Tennys Sandgren today in the first round ofthe $100,000 Tiburon Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   The first meeting in what could develop into one of the wor...

Game to 100
Sacramento’s embarrassing purchase of Koons sculpture is no boost for local art

Sep 26, 2016
Sacramento’s embarrassing purchase of Koons sculpture is no boost for local art

My wife and granddaughter shared in the excitement of this year’s Chalk-It-Up Festival in Sacramento by joining 200 local artists in transforming squares of sidewalk concrete into colorful artwork. The annual event serves as a fundraiser to promote youth art … Continue reading

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Teen stars to meet for main-draw berth in Tiburon

Sep 26, 2016
Teen stars to meet for main-draw berth in Tiburon

Michael Mmoh serves during his first-roundloss to French veteran Jeremy Chardy in therecent U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman   Years from now, San Francisco Bay Area fans might boast that they saw the first match between Michael Mmoh and Denis...

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NorCal products Sanchez, Novikov win doubles titles

Sep 26, 2016
NorCal products Sanchez, Novikov win doubles titles

Maria Sanchez, who was born and raised in Modesto,rose to a career-high No. 56 in doubles. 2015 photoby Paul Bauman   Two pros from Northern California won doubles titles on Sunday.   Third-seeded Maria Sanchez, who was born and rai...

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