Jim Crandell’s unique view on all things sports in California; focusing on Sacramento’s home teams, the River Cats, Kings and Mountain Lions, High School break-out stars, and the Northern California favorites like the San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, 49ers, Raiders, and NASCAR.
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Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will face qualifier Paula Kania of Poland on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, tournament organizers announced Sunday. Willia... […]
Elk Grove Youth Baseball's 9-year-old All-Stars defeated the Laguna Youth squad, 15-5, Saturday in the championship game of Cal Ripken Baseball's Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Panguitch, Utah.The 12-year-old squad representing Laguna Y... […]
The sad story of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni continued to play out on Saturday at Stanford. The former prodigy, now 32, lost to doubles specialist Raquel Kops-Jones of San Jose 6-2, 7-6 (8) in the first round of qualifying for the Bank of the West Classic. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, was seeded third at No. 127 in the world. Kops-Jones, 31, is ranked No. 1 […]
Serena Williams is scheduled to return to the Bankof the West Classic for the first time since beatinglucky loser CoCo Vandeweghe for the 2012 title.Vandeweghe also is entered in next week's tourna-ment at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.. Photo... […]