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From Gen. Robert E. Lee to John McCain, hero worship carries a price

Jul 23, 2015

These are strange times on the moral-issues front.  It took the killing of nine blacks in a Charleston, S.C., church before fair-minded citizens started seriously confronting the symbolism of flying the Confederate flag over government buildings and naming schools after … Continue reading

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Gold River Women’s Challenger results, schedule

Jul 22, 2015

   Note: A story and photos will be added soon.$50,000 FSP GOLD RIVER WOMEN'S CHALLENGERAt Gold River Racquet Club in Gold River, Calif.First-round singles   Asia Muhammad, United States, def. Naomi Cavaday, Great Britain, 6-2, 6-2....

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Dream routs San Diego, prepares to welcome Bryans

Jul 22, 2015
Dream routs San Diego, prepares to welcome Bryans

The Dream's Jarka Gajdosova, shown earlier thisseason, blitzed San Diego's Chani Scheepers 5-0in women's singles tonight. Photo by Darryl Hen-ick. www.drhphotos.com   Suddenly, things are looking up for the California Dream.   Calif...

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Bellis returns to her roots in Challenger win

Jul 22, 2015
Bellis returns to her roots in Challenger win

Third-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton beat friend and former junior rival Karina Kristina Vyrlan, a wild card, in the first round of the $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- It was like old ti...

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Mixed doubles pair lifts Dream to WTT win again

Jul 22, 2015
Mixed doubles pair lifts Dream to WTT win again

The California Dream's Neal Skupski and Anabel Medina Garrigues confer during their mixeddoubles set on Tuesday night. Photo by DarrylHenick. www.drhphotos.com   CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. -- Anabel Medina Garrigues and Neal Skupski came through ...

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Sweet 16s Bellis, Vyrlan to meet in Sacramento

Jul 21, 2015
Sweet 16s Bellis, Vyrlan to meet in Sacramento

No. 3 seed CiCi Bellis, shown in last week's StocktonChallenger, is scheduled to play wild card Karina Vyrlan today in a matchup of 16-year-old Northern Californians.Photo by Paul Bauman    Third-seeded CiCi Bellis is scheduled to play wild c...

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About guys who grunt in the weight room

Jul 20, 2015

An athletic club is a good place to study human nature. I continue to be puzzled why some of my fellow members at the upscale Capital Athletic Club in Sacramento feel it’s appropriate to discard their dirty towels on the … Continue reading

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Hibino wins inaugural Stockton Challenger

Jul 19, 2015

   Fifth-seeded Nao Hibino of Japan beat top-seeded An-Sophie Mestach of Belgium 6-1, 7-6 (6) today to win the inaugural $50,000 Stockton Challenger at the University of the Pacific.   A story and photos will be posted on Monday.

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Gabashvili helps Austin top Dream again in WTT

Jul 19, 2015

   Teymuraz Gabashvili is a nightmare for the California Dream.   For the third time in four nights, Gabashvili beat Tennys Sandgren in men's singles as the Austin Aces beat California. And for the second time in that span, Gabashvi...

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One of "next Williams sisters" quits Sacramento match

Jul 19, 2015

   Ena Shibahara beat second-seeded Tornado Alicia Black 3-2, retired, in a matchup of 17-year-old Americans today in the first round of qualifying for the $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger at the Gold River Racquet Club in the Sacram...

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