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50K Stockton Challenger results, schedule

Jul 15, 2016

   STOCKTON, Calif. -- Following are today's results in the University of the Pacific $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Challenger and Saturday's schedule.    A story with quotes and photos will be posted by 2 a.m. Saturday (PDT).UNIVERSITY ...

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Top seed Gibbs ousted in grueling Stockton battle

Jul 14, 2016
Top seed Gibbs ousted in grueling Stockton battle

Unseeded Arina Rodionova edged former Stanford starNicole Gibbs 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6) today in the second roundof the Stockton Challenger. Rodionova saved four setpoints in the first set. Photo by Paul Bauman   STOCKTON, Calif. -- On and on t...

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Aunt May would be rolling in her grave if she knew the old brownstone’s price

Jul 14, 2016
Aunt May would be rolling in her grave if she knew the old brownstone’s price

“Merciful heavens!” That’s what I imagine my Aunt May would exclaim if she were alive and told her old family home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was valued at $1.27 million. I learned that  price because I checked out … Continue reading

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No. 2 seed Pliskova falls listlessly in 50K Stockton

Jul 13, 2016
No. 2 seed Pliskova falls listlessly in 50K Stockton

Kristyna Pliskova, who set a record for most aces in a WTAmatch in January, committed seven double faults in the secondset of her loss to qualifier Chanel Simmonds today. Photo byPaul Bauman   STOCKTON, Calif. -- In January, Kristyna Pliskova...

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Top seed Gibbs survives test in Stockton opener

Jul 12, 2016
Top seed Gibbs survives test in Stockton opener

Nicole Gibbs, a former Stanford standout, outlasted AleksandraWozniak, a former top-25 player, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the first roundof the Stockton Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   STOCKTON, Calif. -- When you're 5-foot-6 (1.68 meters) and petit...

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Top seed Gibbs to face Wozniak in 50K Stockton

Jul 12, 2016
Top seed Gibbs to face Wozniak in 50K Stockton

Nicole Gibbs serves during her fourth-round lossto Petra Kvitova at Indian Wells in March, Photoby Paul Bauman   Nicole Gibbs and Aleksandra Wozniak have fond memories of Stanford, one as an amateur and the other as a professional.&...

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Record setter tops 50K Sacramento acceptance list

Jul 11, 2016

   Kristyna Pliskova, who holds the record for most aces in a match on the WTA tour, tops the acceptance list for the fifth annual $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger in the Sacramento area.   The tournament is scheduled for J...

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Results of all 2016 Wimbledon finals

Jul 11, 2016
Results of all 2016 Wimbledon finals

Andy Murray2015 photo by Paul BaumanSerena Williams2016 photo by Paul Bauman   Men's singles -- Andy Murray (2), Great Britain, def.Milos Raonic (6), Canada, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2).   Women's singles -- Serena Williams...

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Pursuit of athletic fantasies can be costly

Jul 11, 2016

“At what point do you have a fantasy versus a dream?” That was the question posed by a father who had doubts about his son’s ability to play Division I college basketball. “At some point for him and all these … Continue reading

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Cal star Manasse falls in 50K Stockton qualifying

Jul 11, 2016
Cal star Manasse falls in 50K Stockton qualifying

Cal's Maegan Manasse lost to No. 6 seedJennifer Elie 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday.2015 photo by Paul Bauman   No. 6 seed Jennifer Elie of the United States defeated Cal star Maegan Manasse 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday in the first round of qualifying f...

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