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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...

NorCal Tennis Czar
U.S. Open Day 1 highlights: Venus wins match for ages

Aug 26, 2014
U.S. Open Day 1 highlights: Venus wins match for ages

Venus Williams, 34, shown in last month's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, beat 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round of the U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman   Match of the day --No. 19 seed Venus Williams, 34, defeated 43-year...

Rio Linda Online
Tearing up the Track

Aug 25, 2014
Tearing up the Track

Racing to win with the pedal to the metal is how 5-year-old Justus Spillner Jr. does it. “I go as fast as I can,” he said. “I like racing and winning.” Still a novice in the sport of auto racing, Justus Jr. is a quick study, starting his young career by taking second place...

Rio Linda Online
Football Championship Bowl Games Format Change

Aug 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO - The CIF State Office today announced a return to the original format and philosophy of the CIF State Open Division Championship Bowl Game presented by Farmers. The best school from the North Region and best school from the South Region, as determined by the selection committee, will be chosen and automatically advance to...

Game to 100
Raccoons and earthquakes

Aug 25, 2014
Raccoons and earthquakes

Saturday night, my wife and I watched “Raccoon Nation” on PBS television. The documentary reveals the incredible way raccoons have adapted to city life. They’re capable of all kinds of mischief, and if there’s a way to get inside your … Continue reading

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Delta League Prediction: It’s Grant’s To Lose

The high school football season kicks off Friday with a string of non-conference battles including Rocklin at Pleasant Grove and Jesuit at De LaSalle.Grant will be playing its crosstown rival Burbank (special kickoff time of 5:30 p.m. at Titan Stadium)...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Players to watch in the U.S. Open

Aug 25, 2014
Players to watch in the U.S. Open

   The U.S. Open is scheduled for today through Sept. 8 (seedings in parentheses):MEN      Novak Djokovic (1)    Why he'll win -- Djokovic won Wimbledon last month, and he has reached the last four U.S. Open...

NorCal Tennis Czar
U.S. Open TV schedule

Aug 25, 2014

(All times in California; all coverage live)Today   First round, Tennis Channel, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.    First round, ESPN, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.    First round, ESPN2, 3-8 p.m. Tuesday   First round, Tennis Channel, 8 a....

NorCal Tennis Czar
Neighborly advice: Keep an eye on Roseville trio

Aug 24, 2014
Neighborly advice: Keep an eye on Roseville trio

Roger Federer posed with Sam Riffice, far left, three yearsago at the La Quinta resort in the Palm Springs area. Rifficewas 12 at the time. Also shown are Riffice's coach, AmineKhaldi, second from left, and Khaldi's friend Steve Mohibi.Photo courtesy o...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Tellez Promoted To Class-A Lansing

Tellez Promoted To Class-A Lansing

Toronto Blue Jays' farmhand Rowdy Tellez has been promoted to the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class-A Midwest League. This comes after Tellez helped his Bluefield (W.Va.) Blue Jays (Appalachian League) win the Mercer Cup in a dramatic fashion.Tellez drilled...

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