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Teen Duval, with harrowing past, shocks Stosur

Aug 27, 2013
Teen Duval, with harrowing past, shocks Stosur

Victoria Duval lost to fellow 17-year-oldand eventual champion Mayo Hibi in thefirst round of the Gold River Challenger last month. Photo by Paul Bauman    After everything that Victoria Duval has endured in her short life, she was unlikely t...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Altamirano, 17, loses to 22nd seed in U.S. Open

Aug 27, 2013

   Collin Altamirano, a 17-year-old wild card who trains at Arden Hills in Sacramento, lost to 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 today in the first round of the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.   Altamira...

Game to 100
Newspaper owes Maloofs an apology

Aug 27, 2013

Are the Bee’s arena stories fair? That’s the remarkable question the newspaper’s executive editor, Joyce Terhaar, asks in a Sunday Forum piece. The answer is obviously a resounding “no.” The newspaper, in its news columns, editorials and columns, has banged … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Cancer survivor advances in Grand Slam comeback

Aug 27, 2013
Cancer survivor advances in Grand Slam comeback

Alisa Kleybanova, shown in last month'sGold River Challenger in the Sacramento area,played her first Grand Slam match in 2 1/2 yearson Monday. She beat Monica Puig in the firstround of the U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman   A few years ago, it...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Live Chat Tonight 7 p.m.

I'll be a part of a live online chat with several other sportswriters around the area previewing this season's high school football teams hosted by the Sacramento Bee. We'll likely talk about several other things, too. Here's some information and a li...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Blake, 33, to retire after U.S. Open

Aug 26, 2013
Blake, 33, to retire after U.S. Open

James Blake poses with Brad Gilbert after winning the $100,000RelyAid Natomas Challenger in Sacramento last October.Photo by Paul Bauman   James Blake won't play in the $100,000 Natomas Challenger in Sacramento next month.   Or anyw...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Cancer survivor to make Grand Slam comeback

Aug 25, 2013
Cancer survivor to make Grand Slam comeback

Cancer survivor Alisa Kleybanova is scheduled to play herfirst Grand Slam match in almost three years on Monday inthe U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman   When the U.S. Open begins Monday, the focus will be on Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal dur...

Game to 100
Two weeks without a touch of depression? Wow, Medicare is upbeat!

Aug 25, 2013

In the past two weeks, how often have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless? Almost all of the time Most of the time Sometimes Almost never That was one of the questions I was asked when I finally went in … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Sacramento-area pair to play mixed in U.S. Open

Aug 25, 2013
Sacramento-area pair to play mixed in U.S. Open

The Sacramento-area team of Yasmin Schnack, above, and Eric Roberson earned a berth in themain draw of mixed doubles at the U.S. Open.Photo by Paul Bauman   Yasmin Schnack and Eric Roberson succeeded this time.   The Sacramento-area...

NorCal Tennis Czar
American Brengle suffers agonizing loss

Aug 24, 2013
American Brengle suffers agonizing loss

Madison Brengle, 23, has tried to qualify for theU.S. Open for nine straight years and come upshort each time. Photo by Paul Bauman   Even though Madison Brengle is only 23, she has been trying to qualify for the U.S. Open for nine years.&nbs...

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