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Commentary: Good deeds don’t wash away evil

Jul 16, 2012
Commentary: Good deeds don’t wash away evil

The way some folks are talking about the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, you would think that God had given Moses the Ten Good Deeds to go along with the Ten Commandments. Paterno apologists are scrambling to salvage … Continue reading

Bleed Black and Purple
Kings Summer League notes

Jimmer Fredette has been given the keys to the car in the NBA Summer League for the Kings.The coaches hope he improves his game and are testing to see if he is capable of playing point guard. After two games, Fredette is averaging 11 points, 3 rebounds...

Kings Corner
Kings scrimmage provides more work for Whiteside

Jul 15, 2012

LAS VEGAS - With a day off in the Summer League, the Kings took part in a scrimmage against the Memphis Grizzlies. From the Kings perspective their best players were

NorCal Tennis Czar
Serena survives test, repeats in Bank of the West

Jul 15, 2012

   STANFORD -- Maybe there's hope for American women's tennis, after all, when the Williams sisters retire.   As expected, 30-year-old Serena Williams won the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday. But the top seed had to save a set po...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Vandeweghe, 20, achieves rare feat

Jul 14, 2012

   STANFORD -- CoCo Vandeweghe used her powerful serve and groundstrokes Saturday afternoon to become the first lucky loser in seven years to reach a WTA final.   The 6-foot-1 Vandeweghe blasted 12 aces at up to 121 mph in a 6-2, 3-...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Here’s a highlight of play at Bartley-Cavanaugh

Here’s a highlight of play at Bartley-Cavanaugh

If there’s one area golf course that demands accuracy off the tees, it has to be Bartley-Cavanaugh. Located in the small Sacramento River community of Freeport, Bartley-Cavanaugh is a links course designed by Perry Dye, the son of famed golf co...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Giants make fresh 2nd half start

“Amazing what four days off, a 33-53 opponent, the comforts of home, a foggy night in the 50s and a pair of orange shoes can do for a struggling team,” as the S.F. Chronicle is reporting this morning. “The Giants quickly put a 1-5 trip through America’s Sweat Belt behind them Friday night when...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Serena advances, but No. 2 and 3 seeds fall

Jul 14, 2012

   Serena Williams' toughest foe this week might be jet lag.   Williams still hasn't adjusted to California time after flying from London on Monday, but it hasn't hurt her on the court at Stanford.   The top seed and defen...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
A Sports Complex – or Not?

I have an item in this week's Notebook in the Citizen about talks that City of Elk Grove leaders want to see a large sports complex built. In my interview with Steve Detrick, a city councilman and a former youth sports coach, he told me that there...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Fish lifts Capitals over Kansas City

Jul 13, 2012

   The Sacramento Capitals waited a long time for this.   Marquee player Mardy Fish finally debuted for Sacramento on Thursday night, lifting the Capitals to a 22-21 World TeamTennis victory over the Kansas City Explorers at Sunrise...

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