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Bay Area’s Bellis, 17, turns pro

Sep 13, 2016
Bay Area’s Bellis, 17, turns pro

CiCi Bellis slugs a backhand during her victory over49th-ranked Shelby Rogers in the second round ofthe recent U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman   As it turned out, CiCi Bellis didn't crack the top 100 before deciding to turn pro.   S...

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Bikeway connector in midtown Sacramento needs protection

Sep 12, 2016
Bikeway connector in midtown Sacramento needs protection

As a bicycle rider in Sacramento, I like to get off the hazardous streets and enjoy the scenic beauty of the American River bike trail, officially known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. My street smarts, developed as a youth in New York … Continue reading

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Wawrinka comes up big again, wins U.S. Open

Sep 12, 2016
Wawrinka comes up big again, wins U.S. Open

Stan Wawrinka, shown at Indian Wellsin March, defeated Novak Djokovicin four sets on Sunday to win his firstU.S. Open title. Photo by Paul Bauman   The bigger the occasion, the better Stan Wawrinka plays.   Not a bad trait to have.&...

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In virtual Stanford replay, Kerber tops Pliskova for title

Sep 11, 2016
In virtual Stanford replay, Kerber tops Pliskova for title

Angelique Kerber, shown last year, will rise one notchto No. 1 in the world, replacing Serena Williams, onMonday. Photo by Mal Taam   When Angelique Kerber defeated Karolina Pliskova for the title in the Bank of Classic at Stanford only ...

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Djokovic beats Monfils in bizarre U.S. Open semifinal

Sep 10, 2016
Djokovic beats Monfils in bizarre U.S. Open semifinal

Novak Djokovic, shown in 2015, improved to 13-0 against Gael Monfils.Photo by Paul Bauman   Gael Monfils imitated Muhammad Ali.   Novak Djokovic looked like "The Incredible Hulk."   This, it's safe to say, was no ordinary ...

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Follow Week 2 Prep football Here!

The Citizen Sports Staff will be all around the city tonight.John Hull (@EGSportsCorner) is covering Lincoln (Stockton) at Elk Grove. Jared Rebensdorf (@EGCitizenJReb) is at Franklin's home game against Valley and Brad Solorzano (EGCitizen_Solo)is at P...

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Serena stunned again in U.S. Open semis

Serena stunned again in U.S. Open semis

Karolina Pliskova, shown in last year's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford,shocked Serena Williams on Thursday in the semifinals of the U.S. Open.Photo by Mal Taam   Last year, it was nerves.   This year, it was a knee injury.&nbs...

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Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Sep 8, 2016
Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Next time you’re throwing a party, look no further. I have a Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake that will feed a crowd! It’s the perfect easy recipe to feed those hungry football fans at your next party! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Are you ready for some football? The season starts tonight!...

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Nishikori upsets Murray to reach U.S. Open semis

Nishikori upsets Murray to reach U.S. Open semis

Kei Nishikori prepares to return serve during a practicesession at the U.S. Open last week as his coach, Michael Chang, observes. Photo by Paul Bauman   Andy Murray was due for a letdown.   It came today against a det...

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Oakland, San Diego run into ethics mess with their luxury suites

Sep 7, 2016

Monday’s blog focused on who will get free tickets to sit in the city of Sacramento’s suite at the new arena; today’s piece is a look at the mess caused in two California cities by such giveaways. The problems are … Continue reading

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