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Bellis extends win streak, reaches Hawaii semis

Nov 26, 2016
Bellis extends win streak, reaches Hawaii semis

No. 4 seed CiCi Bellis, shown in July, whipped No. 7 SaraSorribes Tormo of Spain 6-1, 6-1 on Friday for her 13thconsecutive singles victory. Photo by Paul Bauman   CiCi Bellis, a 17-year-old product of Atherton in the San Francisco Bay Area, ...

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Some Thanksgivings better than others

Nov 23, 2016
Some Thanksgivings better than others

Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I account it high time to reflect on Thanksgivings past. They were happy holidays when I was a kid. We had big family meals with up to 25 people at … Continue reading

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Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Nov 22, 2016

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):Men's singles   No. 31 (no change) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.&n...

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Confrontation between CSUS professors was shoddy performance

Nov 21, 2016

Given all the hostility in the air, I find news accounts of a classroom confrontation last month at California State University, Sacramento, disturbing. Academia should be a place where reason trumps emotion. Instead, there was an unseemly showdown between two … Continue reading

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Murray downs Djokovic for title, ends year at No. 1

Nov 20, 2016
Murray downs Djokovic for title, ends year at No. 1

Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 today to winthe ATP World Tour Finals for the first time. 2015 photoby Paul Bauman   One former San Jose champion won a title in the ATP World Tour Finals in London today, but another fell short. Barel...

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Bryans end year with loss in ATP World Tour Finals

Nov 20, 2016
Bryans end year with loss in ATP World Tour Finals

No. 5 seeds John Peers, above, and Henri Kontinendefeated No. 3 Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (2), 6-4 inthe semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals inLondon. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman   The Bryan brothers, widely regarded as the greatest ...

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VIDEO: Thrilling End as Antelope Tops Grant in Game of the Week

Nov 19, 2016
VIDEO: Thrilling End as Antelope Tops Grant in Game of the Week

In a showcase of stellar individual performances and a come from behind turnaround ending, the Antelope Titans defeated the Grant Pacers 29-28 in a a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-II quarterfinal on Access Sacramento‘s Game of the Week. Announcers Will James and Jim Dimino call the highlights: Full Game cable TV replays of Grant at...

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Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Nov 19, 2016

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):Men's singles   No. 31 (no change) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.&n...

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Bryans to face Kontinen-Peers in semis of ATP Finals

Nov 18, 2016
Bryans to face Kontinen-Peers in semis of ATP Finals

The Bryan twins conduct an on-court interview aftertheir first-round victory in the U.S. Open on Aug. 31.Photo by Paul Bauman   Third-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan, ex-Stanford stars originally from Camarillo in the Los Angeles area, will face fi...

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Feeling the need to calculate my life expectancy

Nov 18, 2016
Feeling the need to calculate my life expectancy

  How many years do I have left to live? God only knows. But that question has been on my mind because this year marks a dubious milestone. I turned 70½, which means the Internal Revenue Service wants me to … Continue reading

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