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NorCal Tennis Czar
Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Aug 23, 2015

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, 19-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 794 in singles (+116), 943 in doubles (-6)....

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Fellow Aussies: Kyrgios, Tomic will learn from mistakes

Aug 22, 2015
Fellow Aussies: Kyrgios, Tomic will learn from mistakes

Nick Kyrgios, shown in the 2013 Sacra-mento Challenger, was fined $10,000 for insulting Stan Wawrinka last week.Photo by Paul Bauman   Australia has built a sterling tennis reputation, symbolized by gentlemanly legend Rod Laver, over the past...

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Video of incredible shot in Aptos; U.S. Open wild cards

Aug 21, 2015
Video of incredible shot in Aptos; U.S. Open wild cards

Eighth-seeded Yoshihito Nishioka, playing wild card JaredDonaldson in the first round of last week's $100,000 Comer-ica Bank Challenger, might have pulled off the shot of theyear later in the match. Photo by Paul Bauman    It gets chilly at n...

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High school grads net scholarships from USTA

Aug 20, 2015

   The USTA has awarded college scholarships to three Northern Californians.   Savannah Fisher of Oakland and Yok Jing Kamerian Ma of Manteca received $8,000 educational scholarships, and Annie Banks of Manteca picked up $1,000 for ...

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Twitter: A mind-altering experience

Aug 19, 2015

The Twitter world has opened my eyes to people, places, scenarios and situations I could never have imagined.It's a tremendous information tool I treasure after initially avoiding in-depth use like I would a viral infection. Now, it's one of the first ...

Game to 100
Sex slaves, ISIS and Thomas Jefferson

Aug 19, 2015

I was surprised to find myself drawing connections the other day between the Islamic State and Thomas Jefferson. Usually, I have ISIS filed away under depraved actions and barbaric images and Jefferson in the pantheon of great presidents afflicted with … Continue reading

Game to 100
Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

Aug 17, 2015
Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

When my single scull capsized and I was thrown into Lake Natoma Saturday morning, I felt a split-second of relief. The splash of cold water felt good on my sweaty body. I had feared going over from the moment I … Continue reading

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Aussie Millman makes Aptos history with title

Aug 17, 2015
Aussie Millman makes Aptos history with title

John Millman, posing with Comerica Bank senior vice presidentCathy Schlumbrecht, became the first No. 1 seed in the 28-yearhistory of the Aptos Challenger to win the singles title.Photo by Paul Bauman   APTOS, Calif. -- There's nothing flashy...

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Millman, Krajicek have much at stake in Aptos final

Aug 16, 2015
Millman, Krajicek have much at stake in Aptos final

John Millman, shown Wednesday, can win his secondstraight Challenger and become the first No. 1 seed inthe 28-year history of the Aptos tournament to win thetitle. Photo by Paul Bauman     John Millman and Austin Krajicek have extra moti...

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Americans have extra incentive in Aptos semifinal

Aug 15, 2015
Americans have extra incentive in Aptos semifinal

Seventh-seeded Austin Krajicek, shown Thursday, beat No. 2Malek Jaziri on Friday in the only upset involving a seed thisweek in the Comerica Bank Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   Bjorn Fratangelo and Austin Krajicek will meet today for more than...

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