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Altamirano loses in final of Boys 18 Nationals

Aug 10, 2014
Altamirano loses in final of Boys 18 Nationals

Collin Altamirano fell short in his bid for a second straighttitle in the USTA Boys 18 National Championships.2013 photo by Paul Bauman   Fifth seed and defending champion Collin Altamirano of Sacramento lost to third-seeded Noah Rubin of Roc...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Dunkly Named PG’s Baseball Coach

Pleasant Grove High School has named Nolan Dunkly as its new varsity baseball coach.Dunkly, a former football and baseball player at Elk Grove High School, has been involved in the baseball program at Pleasant Grove for the past seven years, coaching t...

FOX40
NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Driver at Dirt-Track Race in New York

Aug 10, 2014
NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Driver at Dirt-Track Race in New York

road_lightsONTARIO COUNTY, New York (CNN)-

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday.

Kevin Ward Jr., 20, died from injuries suffered …


NorCal Tennis Czar
Bellis, 15, to play in women’s main draw at U.S. Open

Aug 10, 2014
Bellis, 15, to play in women’s main draw at U.S. Open

CiCi Bellis, 15, of Atherton became the youngest winner of theUSTA Girls 18 National Championships since Lindsay Daven-port, also 15, in 1991. Photo courtesy of JFS Communications   CiCi Bellis is going to the U.S. Open.   Not as a ...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Kukushkin eyes history vs. Baghdatis in Aptos final

Aug 10, 2014

   If Mikhail Kukushkin is going to make history today in Aptos, he'll have to beat a formidable opponent.   Kukushkin will try to become the first No. 1 seed in the 27-year history of the $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger to win th...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Advice For New EGUSD Superintendent: End Open Enrollment For Athletes

Elk Grove Unified School District is searching for a new superintendent. Steven Ladd is retiring next month.During his tenure open enrollment was the case at most schools - that is, schools with enrollment numbers less than capacity would accept studen...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Altamirano, Bellis advance in junior nationals

   A showdown turned into a letdown in the USTA Boys 18 National Championships.   Fifth-seeded Collin Altamirano, 18, of Sacramento and top-seeded Jared Donaldson, 17, of Glocester, R.I., renewed their rivalry in Friday's quarterfin...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Baghdatis handles Belgian in rematch

   There was little drama this time.   Second-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus outclassed unseeded Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger in Aptos.   It...

KingsScoop
Gay will join teammate DeMarcus Cousins on 2014-2016 USA national team

Aug 8, 2014
Gay will join teammate DeMarcus Cousins on 2014-2016 USA national team

By: Manny Vieites On Friday, Sacramento Kings small forward and 2010 USA World Championship Team gold medalist Rudy Gay, was called up to the team USA roster by USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo to fulfill the depleted forward position. Gay will join teammate DeMarcus Cousins by joining the 16-man USA roster...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Belgian to face Baghdatis again in Aptos Challenger

   It didn't take long for Ruben Bemelmans to get a shot at revenge against Marcos Baghdatis.   Six days, in fact.   Bemelmans, a 26-year-old left-hander from Belgium, upset sixth-seeded Ante Pavic of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (2) ...

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