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U.S. Open Day 5 highlights: No. 2 Halep stunned

Aug 30, 2014
U.S. Open Day 5 highlights: No. 2 Halep stunned

Second-seeded Simona Halep lost to Mirjana Lucic-
Baroni, a 32-year-old qualifier, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the
third round. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman
   Upset of the day -- Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, a 32-year-old qualifier from Croatia and former prodigy, shocked second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 7-6 (6), 6-2 to reach...

Bleed Black and Purple
FIBA World Cup Primer – Kings of the Bench

By Tony Xypteras

If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now. DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay have been selected to play on Team USA in the FIBA World Cup.


This is a good thing. That’s probably obvious. While I can understand why certain teams would like to keep their star players...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Edmiston Takes EGUSD A.D. Job

Edmiston Takes EGUSD A.D. Job

With the dawning of the new academic year at the Elk Grove Unified School District came a change in leadership in the District’s athletic and facilities management department.


Retiring is Jim Smrekar, a former coach and teacher at Florin and Valley High Schools who has been EGUSD’s athletic director the past 12 years. And,...

NorCal Tennis Czar
U.S. Open Day 4 highlights: No. 8 Ivanovic, Bellis fall

Aug 29, 2014
U.S. Open Day 4 highlights: No. 8 Ivanovic, Bellis fall

Karolina Pliskova, shown in last month's Bank of
the West Classic at Stanford, upset eighth-seeded
Ana Ivanovic in the second round of the U.S. Open.
Photo by Paul Bauman
   Upset of the day -- Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old Czech who stands 6-foot-1 (1.86 meters), knocked off eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of...

Rio Linda Online
RLHS Freshmen Vs. Elk Grove

Aug 28, 2014

Freshman final score  Rio Linda 0 – Elk Grove 26

FOX40
Tony Stewart to Return to NASCAR This Weekend

Aug 28, 2014
Tony Stewart to Return to NASCAR This Weekend

(CNN) — Tony Stewart, who hasn’t raced since his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed. Stewart opted out of three races after his car hit Kevin Ward Jr., who was walking...

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NorCal Tennis Czar
U.S. Open Day 3 highlights: No. 4 Radwanska ousted

Aug 28, 2014
U.S. Open Day 3 highlights: No. 4 Radwanska ousted

Agnieszka Radwanska became the first top-10 seed, male or
female, to lose in the U.S. Open. 2013 photo by Paul Bauman
   Upset of the day -- No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland became the first top-10 seed, male or female, to fall in the tournament. The 2012 Wimbledon...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Friday Night Live Chat

Join me and other sportswriters from around the area live right here on our Friday Night Live Chat.
I'll be covering Pleasant Grove's home opener with Rocklin. Keep your Internet dial tuned right here for live updates, not only from PG's game, but also the top games around on opening night.

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Game to 100
Reflecting on Agent Orange victims and Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Aug 27, 2014

It may be fair and decent to honor Vietnam veterans who die from diseases related to Agent Orange by putting their names on the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but then what? What words do you put on the memorial in … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
U.S. Open Day 2 highlights: Bellis, 15, stuns 12th seed

Aug 26, 2014
U.S. Open Day 2 highlights: Bellis, 15, stuns 12th seed

CiCi Bellis earned a wild card in the U.S. Open by winningthe USTA Girls 18 National Championships in San Diegothree weeks ago. Photo courtesy of JFS Communications   Match and upset of the day -- Catherine (CiCi) Bellis, a 15-year-old wild c...

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