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Dividing line between male and female athletes gets blurred

Aug 5, 2015

In writing Monday about a transgender swimmer set to enroll at Harvard, I came across two other stories related to the increasingly fluid dividing line between male and female athletes. In the first, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based … Continue reading

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Date-Krumm, 44, rallies to shock Lisicki at Stanford

Date-Krumm, 44, rallies to shock Lisicki at Stanford

Kimiko Date-Krumm, 44, stunned Sabine Lisicki, the Wimbledon runner-uptwo years ago, after trailing 6-1, 4-1 (two service breaks). Photo by Mal Taam   STANFORD, Calif. -- The legend of Kimiko Date-Krumm continues to grow.   The 44-y...

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Bellis, 16, falls in Stanford debut; Gibbs advances

Bellis, 16, falls in Stanford debut; Gibbs advances

CiCi Bellis, shown two weeks ago in the Sacramento Challenger, lostto qualifier Misaki Doi of Japan in the first round of the Bank of theWest Classic at Stanford. Bellis lives minutes away in Atherton.Photo by Paul Bauman   Despite losing in ...

Game to 100
Gender identity issue shakes up Harvard swim teams

Aug 3, 2015

Back in the mid-1960s, when I was young and adventurous and open to new experiences, I made the acquaintance of Camille, a man who identified as a woman and felt trapped in the wrong body. Camille was saving money in … Continue reading

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Bellis, 16, to make hometown tournament debut

Bellis, 16, to make hometown tournament debut

Wild card CiCi Bellis, shown in the recent Sacramento Challenger,will play qualifier Misaki Doi of Japan today in the first round ofthe Bank of the West Classic at Stanford. Bellis lives in neighbor-ing Atherton. Photo by Paul Bauman   CiCi B...

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Washington tops Austin for fifth straight WTT title

   The Washington Kastles winning today's World TeamTennis Finals was about as surprising as an NFL player getting arrested.   Or Tiger Woods having a crummy round.   Nothing against the Austin Aces, mind you. They're a sw...

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Serena withdraws from Bank of the West at Stanford

Serena withdraws from Bank of the West at Stanford

Serena Williams will not defend her title in the Bank of the WestClassic at Stanford. Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com   At least the Bank of the West Classic will be competitive now.   Top-ranked Serena Williams withdrew from ne...

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Dream arrives late, falls at Austin in WTT playoffs

Jul 30, 2015
Dream arrives late, falls at Austin in WTT playoffs

Anabel Medina Garrigues, shown earlier this season,of the California Dream was named the World Team-Tennis Co-Female MVP. Photo by Darryl Henick    The California Dream already faced a big challenge playing on the road against the team with t...

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Skupski, Medina Garrigues form unlikely Dream team

Jul 30, 2015
Skupski, Medina Garrigues form unlikely Dream team

Neal Skupski, a last-minute substitute this season, and Anabel Medina Garri-gues, a two-time major champion (2008-09), of the California Dream led WorldTeamTennis in mixed doubles. Photo courtesy of Phil Kemp/California Dream   They weren't s...

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Area Golf Courses Use Technology and Science To Keep It Green

Area Golf Courses Use Technology and Science To Keep It Green


With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages.

On Thursday state officials announced that even with record-breaking heat throughout June, Californians continued to conserve water, reducing water...

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