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Cal Ripken 12′s and 11′s Prep For Regional Tournament

Cal Ripken 12′s and 11′s Prep For Regional Tournament

Two local Cal Ripken Baseball teams will spend the weekend preparing for the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournaments that start Monday.The Laguna Youth Baseball's 12-Year-Old all-stars won their Northern California state tournament at Rau Park on July 1...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Mayo reaches boys 14 final in National Clay Courts

Jul 18, 2014

   Top-seeded Keenan Mayo of Roseville in the Sacramento area beat third-seeded Robert Baylon of Buena Park 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the final of the USTA Boys 14 National Clay Court Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   May...

Bleed Black and Purple
DeMarcus Cousins is happy, and that spells big things for the Kings

By Greg Hyatt


It's been a busy off-season for DeMarcus Cousins as he has put in the effort to reach out to the national media and talk show circuit. He recently sat down with Bill Simmons to do an extended interview about all sorts of NBA-related things.

There has been a lot...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Synergy Fitness: Helping Young Athletes Get Better

Synergy Fitness: Helping Young Athletes Get Better


Ask just about any elite athlete from high school through college and into the pros and they’ll tell you about the importance of having a personal trainer. This person won’t help the athlete perfect a curveball nor analyze the way they throw a football nor help find a flaw in their batting. In most...

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Sacramento advances to fifth game in summer league

Jul 17, 2014
Sacramento advances to fifth game in summer league

By: Manny Vieites The Sacramento Kings surged to a 100-83 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their fourth summer league game. The Kings started the game with a sense of urgency led by Kings center Alex Oriakhi. Oriakhi was acquired by Sacramento from the Phoenix Suns through the Isaiah Thomas sign and trade. The...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Detrick Working To Be The Best In Waterskiing

Detrick Working To Be The Best In Waterskiing


Brian Detrick was only four years old and already an accomplished water skiier. He was enrolled in Kindergarten and his father Steve, an avid skiier himself, knew of some local competitions and thought Brian might be ready to enter.

“My parents made a bet with me that year that they would take me to the...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Little Lao has the write stuff

Jul 16, 2014
Little Lao has the write stuff

Danielle Lao, 5-foot-3 (1.61 meters) and 120 pounds (54 kilo-grams), has published an e-book about her four years at USC.   Danielle Lao has been a pro for less than a year, but she already has published a book.   Lao collaborated w...

Bleed Black and Purple
Kings search for interior defense continues

By Tony Xypteras

The NBA offseason is in full swing. Most of the big-name free agents have signed. The Sacramento Kings find themselves right up against the cap, meaning a trade would be the only way to significantly improve this roster heading into next season. It’s not an ideal spot to be in, because...

Game to 100
Get gays in the church door and then what?

Jul 16, 2014

Once upon a time, I covered religion and ethics for the Sacramento Bee. I was assigned to this task by the managing editor who felt the Bee should try to explore the often contentious intersection of religious belief and the … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Rankings movers of the week: Gibbs (down), Harkins (up)

Jul 15, 2014
Rankings movers of the week: Gibbs (down), Harkins (up)

Nicole Gibbs fell 22 places to No. 167 in the worldafter losing early in the Gold River Challenger.   Former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs dropped from a career-high No. 145 in the world in singles to No. 167 after losing in the second round of ...

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