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NorCal Tennis Czar
Little Lao has the write stuff

Jul 16, 2014
Little Lao has the write stuff

Danielle Lao, 5-foot-3 (1.61 meters) and 120 pounds (54 kilo-grams), has published an e-book about her four years at USC.   Danielle Lao has been a pro for less than a year, but she already has published a book.   Lao collaborated w...

Bleed Black and Purple
Kings search for interior defense continues

By Tony Xypteras

The NBA offseason is in full swing. Most of the big-name free agents have signed. The Sacramento Kings find themselves right up against the cap, meaning a trade would be the only way to significantly improve this roster heading into next season. It’s not an ideal spot to be in, because...

Game to 100
Get gays in the church door and then what?

Jul 16, 2014

Once upon a time, I covered religion and ethics for the Sacramento Bee. I was assigned to this task by the managing editor who felt the Bee should try to explore the often contentious intersection of religious belief and the … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Rankings movers of the week: Gibbs (down), Harkins (up)

Jul 15, 2014
Rankings movers of the week: Gibbs (down), Harkins (up)

Nicole Gibbs fell 22 places to No. 167 in the worldafter losing early in the Gold River Challenger.   Former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs dropped from a career-high No. 145 in the world in singles to No. 167 after losing in the second round of ...

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NorCal Tennis Czar
TV schedule, calendar

Jul 15, 2014

TV SCHEDULE (All times in California)Wednesday   Hamburg (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 3-11 a.m. (live), 2:30-4 p.m. (repeat), 5-7 p.m. (repeat).   Bastad (women), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (delay).&nbs...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Cal Ripken State Champs Advance To Regional Tournaments

Local youth baseball squads were crowned Cal Ripken Baseball Northern California state champions and are now preparing for the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournaments, which are one step away from the Cal Ripken World Series in August.The Age 12-and-und...

KingsScoop
Sacramento rallied from 15 down to win consecutive games

Jul 14, 2014
Sacramento rallied from 15 down to win consecutive games

By: Manny Vieites The Sacramento Kings took on the NBA D- League select team in their third matchup of the 2014 NBA Summer League and improved to a record of 2-1. The Kings beat the D-League select team 89-75. Led by Kings guard Ben McLemore with 18 points. McLemore looked more comfortable out there...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Larson Finishes Third (NSCS), Fourth (NNS) At New Hampshire

Kyle Larson had one of his better weekends thus far this season at NASCAR's races last weekend in New Hampshire. He placed fourth Saturday in the Nationwide circuit race and third Sunday in NASCAR's Sprint Cup dash."We made some good decisions that let...

Game to 100
NBA pushes to exploit young players even more

Jul 14, 2014

When NBA executives start talking about protecting the youth of America, you know, especially if you’re a Sacramento taxpayer, they’re talking about protecting their own self-interest at someone else’s expense. The last time former NBA Commissioner David Stern came to … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Former Capital Davenport enters Hall of Fame

Jul 14, 2014
Former Capital Davenport enters Hall of Fame

Lindsay Davenport, playing for the Orange County Breakersagainst Sacramento in a 2012 World TeamTennis match,starred for the Capitals in the 1990s. Photo by Paul Bauman   Lindsay Davenport, who starred for the now-defunct Sacramento Capitals ...

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