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Querrey leads second-round match at Wimbledon

Jun 29, 2016
Querrey leads second-round match at Wimbledon

No. 28 seed Sam Querrey, a San Francisco native, leadsThomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 5-2 in the second roundat Wimbledon. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   San Francisco native Sam Querrey, seeded 28th, led Brazilian left-hander Thomaz Bellucc...

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Shadow of massacre hangs over U.S.-backed university in Vietnam

Jun 29, 2016

Should a former Navy SEAL implicated in a massacre of civilians in a Vietnamese village be appointed to head a major American-sponsored university in that country? Fans of redemption narratives seem inspired by the recent appointment of former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey … Continue reading

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Bay Area’s Novikov wins Wimbledon main-draw debut

Jun 28, 2016
Bay Area’s Novikov wins Wimbledon main-draw debut

Dennis Novikov beat fellow qualifier Luke Saville,a former Wimbledon junior singles champion,today in the first round at the All England Club.2015 photo by Paul Bauman   Dennis Novikov took another step in his promising ca...

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Querrey rallies to win Wimbledon marathon

Jun 28, 2016
Querrey rallies to win Wimbledon marathon

No. 28 seed Sam Querrey, a San Francisco native, defeated Lukas Rosol after losing the first two setsin tiebreakers. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   Critics have said over the years that Sam Querrey lacks heart.   But the 6-foot-6 ...

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West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

Jun 27, 2016
West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

I went to the official opening of the Joseph “Joey” Lopes Park in West Sacramento last Friday. A couple of hundred people attended the upbeat ceremony to celebrate the years-long effort to create a 4-acre park off West Capitol Avenue … Continue reading

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Wimbledon preview: LeBron, Lady Gaga, Obama

Jun 27, 2016
Wimbledon preview: LeBron, Lady Gaga, Obama

   Wimbledon begins today at 4 a.m. PDT (ESPN) and continues through July 10. Here are some players to watch (seeding in parentheses):Novak DjokovicPhoto by Paul BaumanMEN   Novak Djokovic (1) -- Only player who can cool him off, it...

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Ex-Stanford star Haviland routed in Tulsa pro final

Jun 26, 2016

   Cameron Norrie of Great Britain routed Ryan Haviland, a former Stanford All-American from Greenville, S.C., 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday to win the $25,000 Tulsa (Okla.) Pro Championships.   Norrie, a singles semifinalist in last month's N...

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Haviland, who took 11 years off, reaches 25K Tulsa final

Jun 26, 2016

   Ryan Haviland, a former Stanford All-American, defeated Paul Oosterbaan of Kalamazoo, Mich., 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 in a matchup of unseeded players on Saturday to reach the final of the $25,000 Tulsa (Okla.) Pro Championships.   Haviland...

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Rankings, Wimbledon TV schedule, calendar

Jun 26, 2016

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):Men   Collin Altamirano, 20-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 909 in singles (-109).&nb...

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NorCal players face tough openers at Wimbledon

Jun 25, 2016
NorCal players face tough openers at Wimbledon

No. 28 seed Sam Querrey drew Lukas Rosol, who stunnedRafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon in 2012,in this year's tournament. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   All four Northern California singles representatives face tough first-round matc...

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