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“The Star-Spangled Banner” and Kaepernick protest don’t belong in sports stadiums

Aug 29, 2016

I wish a committee of patriotic Americans would start a drive to ban the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at all sporting events except gold-medal ceremonies at the Olympics. How the sports establishment managed to appropriate our national anthem for … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Querrey draws former top-10 player in U.S. Open

Aug 27, 2016
Querrey draws former top-10 player in U.S. Open

Sam Querrey, seeded 29th, will play Janko Tipsarevicof Serbia in the first round of the U.S. Open.2014 photo by Paul Bauman    Two months ago, Sam Querrey shocked top seed and two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic en route to t...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Bellis, 17, returns to main draw of U.S. Open

Aug 26, 2016
Bellis, 17, returns to main draw of U.S. Open

CiCi Bellis, shown in last month's $50,000 Stockton Challenger,upset seventh-seeded Alison Van Uytvanck in the final round ofqualifying for the U.S. Open. Bellis pulled off a stunning upsetat Flushing Meadows two years ago. Photo by Paul Baum...

Elk Grove Sports Corner
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Keep this page up during the action tonight as the high school football season kicks off for 2016.I will be covering Cosumnes Oaks' season opener against River Valley. Brad Solorzano will be at Bradshaw Christian's game with Kennedy and Jared Rebensdor...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Bellis, 17, to face familiar foe for U.S. Open berth

Aug 26, 2016
Bellis, 17, to face familiar foe for U.S. Open berth

CiCi Bellis, above, will meet Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgiumfor the third time in six weeks today. Photo by Paul Bauman   CiCi Bellis and Alison Van Uytvanck will meet for the third time in six weeks today.   This time, a U.S. Open ...

Rio Linda Online
2016 Rio Linda High Varsity Football Schedule

Aug 25, 2016

Fall is just around the bend, and with it comes apple pie, mom, Chevrolet, and high school football under those Friday Night Lights. The Rio Linda Knights take the field this year under the guidance of second year head coach Mick Pettengill. They open this week on Friday at Center High School, 7:30pm. 8/26...

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Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

Aug 25, 2016
Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

The blacklisting of entertainment industry professionals on the altar of anti-communism after World War II has left an indelible stain on the American conscience. The 2015 film “Trumbo” serves as a scary reminder of how lives can be destroyed by … Continue reading

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Girls Open Golf Season At Emerald Lakes

Girls Open Golf Season At Emerald Lakes

The high school golf season got its start Wednesday afternoon with the annual Loren Roberts Golf Tournament, a 9-hole scrimmage that brings in all the girls golf teams from throughout the Elk Grove school district.Grace Glaeser, senior, Cosumnes OaksTh...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Bellis advances in U.S. Open qualifying

Aug 24, 2016

   CiCi Bellis, 17, of Atherton in the San Francisco Bay Area routed Lina Gjorcheska of Macedonia 6-0, 6-2 today in the first round of qualifying for the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.   Bellis will play Grace Min, who upset 21...

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

Aug 23, 2016
Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

“Speedo drops Lochte. In retaliation, swimmer drops Speedos.” That’s a fanciful headline a copy-editor friend of mine came up with, and I can imagine seeing it soon in some racy tabloid. Why? Because disgraced swimmer Ryan Lochte is rapidly running … Continue reading

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