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Darron Cummings/APAtherton's CiCi Bellis

Atherton girl, 15, youngest to win at U.S. Open since 1996

NEW YORK -- While 15-year-old Atherton resident CiCi Bellis was in the…

Darron Cummings/APAtherton's CiCi Bellis

Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

NEW YORK -- Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his…

AP Photo/Elijah NouvelageSebastien Bourdais

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

Will Power thought the world was ending when an earthquake shook him…

AP Photo/Elijah NouvelageSebastien Bourdais
WILLIE EASTMAN/Special to The S.F. Examiner

Bay Raiders win big to force Game 3

Regular-season MVP Marquel Hoskins scored 24 points as the top-seeded Bay Raiders…

WILLIE EASTMAN/Special to The S.F. Examiner

Roseville race car driver hospitalized after crash

Race car driver Lisa Young remains hospitalized after smashing her car into…

AP Photo/Mel EvansA small memorial of flowers is seen at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Monday

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward…

AP Photo/Mel EvansA small memorial of flowers is seen at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Monday
AP Photo/Derik HamiltonGreg Zipadelli

As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s…

AP Photo/Derik HamiltonGreg Zipadelli

Cal stars power Bay City to Pro-Am women’s title

Brittany Boyd scored 30 points and Cal teammate Reshanda Gray added 22…

Defending champ SF City set to face Bay Raiders for Pro-Am championship

In a rematch of last year’s championship series, the top-seeded Bay Raiders…

Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via APAfter allowing nine first-inning runs

Pacifica’s Little League run shows improvement in youth baseball on Peninsula

With Pacifica American becoming the second straight Peninsula team to make the…

Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via APAfter allowing nine first-inning runs
AP Photo/Fred PardiniIn this photo taken Aug. 29

San Francisco's Candlestick Park hosts final event

Candlestick Park, San Francisco's cold and windy workhorse stadium, is closing after…

AP Photo/Fred PardiniIn this photo taken Aug. 29

Emmert says NCAA will appeal O’Bannon ruling

Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA will appeal a ruling that…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special  to the S.f. ExaminerParadise Vaovasa trains with Jaimee Nievera for his third professional fight this Saturday night at Kezar Stadium. The San Francisco native will fight at 155 pounds against Ivan Posas.

For MMA fighter Paradise Vaovasa, confidence is always high

Paradise "The Problem" Vaovasa turned pro about six months ago. While he…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special  to the S.f. ExaminerParadise Vaovasa trains with Jaimee Nievera for his third professional fight this Saturday night at Kezar Stadium. The San Francisco native will fight at 155 pounds against Ivan Posas.

Four teams begin battle to see who faces Bay Raiders in Pro-Am playoffs

After a thrilling double-overtime game in which more than 300 points were…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSerena Williams holds the winner’s trophy after beating Angelique Kerber

Serena Williams wins Bank of the West title

STANFORD — Serena Williams stared at the court, took a deep breath…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSerena Williams holds the winner’s trophy after beating Angelique Kerber
Jeff Chiu/APVenus Williams returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka

Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic reach Bank of the West quarterfinals

STANFORD — Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals…

Jeff Chiu/APVenus Williams returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka
Beck Diefenbach/APSerena Williams beat Karolina Pliskova in a second-round match at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.

Serena Williams wins at Stanford following Wimbledon health scare

STANFORD — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first…

Beck Diefenbach/APSerena Williams beat Karolina Pliskova in a second-round match at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.
Beck Diefenbach/APVenus Williams rushes to return the ball during the second set of her match against Paula Kania

Ivanovic, Venus are first round winners

STANFORD — Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.…

Beck Diefenbach/APVenus Williams rushes to return the ball during the second set of her match against Paula Kania

Serena Williams leads Bank of the West Classic field at Stanford

STANFORD — Four of the world’s top 10 women’s tennis players and…

Reno man captures San Francisco Marathon title

August Brautigam of Reno, Nev., won his first San Francisco Marathon on…