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La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, pictured with Warren Beatty, right, was the guy who exposed the best picture envelope error at Sunday's Oscars ceremony. (Courtesy Twitter)

Accountants explain Oscars envelope gaffe

Everybody’s making nice over Envelopegate. After Sunday’s flub -- the biggest in…

 

A plan to replace the tennis courts at San Francisco State University with a baseball academy has been put on hold. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFSU’s $5M plan to replace tennis courts with youth Giants academy on hold

A $5 million proposal to replace the tennis courts at San Francisco…

 

Johanna Konta holds the winner’s plate after defeating Venus Williams, left, in the final in the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Johanna Konta wins her first WTA title by taking down Venus Williams

STANFORD — Johanna Konta seems to have Venus Williams’ number: She beat…

 

Venus Williams returns to Alison Riske during their semifinal match in the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Venus Williams advances to finals at Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD — Flashes of a vintage Venus Williams delighted fans at the…

Venus Williams returns to Alison Riske during their semifinal match in the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Venus Williams returns a shot in the 1995 Bank of the West Classic. She was 15-years old at the time.  (Sam Morris/AP)

Venus Williams advances to quarterfinals at Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD — It wasn’t the quick second round victory Venus Williams would have liked,…

Venus Williams returns a shot in the 1995 Bank of the West Classic. She was 15-years old at the time.  (Sam Morris/AP)
Venus Williams returns to the Bay Area for the Bank of the West Classic this week. (Tim Ireland/AP file photo)

Venus Williams seeks 50th career title at Bank of the West Classic

Fresh off her first Wimbledon semifinal appearance in seven years, a resurgent…

Venus Williams returns to the Bay Area for the Bank of the West Classic this week. (Tim Ireland/AP file photo)
Brad Gilbert, seen in 2007 when he was the coach of Andy Murray, has settled in as a commentator for ESPN. (Steve Holland/AP)

Brad Gilbert maintains East Bay edge, fandom

LONDON — The tweet had nothing to do with tennis, but everything to…

Brad Gilbert, seen in 2007 when he was the coach of Andy Murray, has settled in as a commentator for ESPN. (Steve Holland/AP)
The Bay Club at 645 5th St. houses 12 indoor and 12 rooftop courts. As of now, the club plans to remain open through July 2017. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Application to demolish SF’s last indoor tennis facility withdrawn

Plans to demolish San Francisco’s only remaining indoor tennis facilities to make…

The Bay Club at 645 5th St. houses 12 indoor and 12 rooftop courts. As of now, the club plans to remain open through July 2017. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Serena Williams reacts after beating Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP)

How a tennis Grand Slam compares to other rare sports feats

LONDON — Two more wins. That's all Serena Williams needs to complete…

Serena Williams reacts after beating Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP)
Serena Williams, left, hugs her sister Venus Williams after winning the quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Tuesday in New York. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Serena Williams beats Venus at US Open to extend Slam bid

NEW YORK — For stretches of the 27th edition of Williams vs.…

Serena Williams, left, hugs her sister Venus Williams after winning the quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Tuesday in New York. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Venus Williams plays Anett Kontaveit during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sunday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Serena vs. Venus: Slam at stake

NEW YORK — So there's at least one person with zero interest…

Venus Williams plays Anett Kontaveit during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sunday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
One day before pulling out of the Bank of the West Classic, citing an elbow injury, Serena Williams posted this photo of her on her Instagram account. (Photo via Instagram)

The Serena Scam

Maybe people who attend tennis events don’t care about being suckered. Maybe…

One day before pulling out of the Bank of the West Classic, citing an elbow injury, Serena Williams posted this photo of her on her Instagram account. (Photo via Instagram)
Serena Williams, left, and Jordan Spieth show off their prizes after major victories last weekend. (At left, Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP, at right, Charles Rex Arbogast/ap)

Summer of Slam: Serena, Spieth unfazed by vision of double Grand Slams

The concept of sustained dominance in sports — anything Grand or Slammable…

Serena Williams, left, and Jordan Spieth show off their prizes after major victories last weekend. (At left, Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP, at right, Charles Rex Arbogast/ap)
Roger Federer of Switzerland makes a return to Gilles Simon of France during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. (Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

Federer, Murray in Wimbledon showdown; Djokovic gets Gasquet

LONDON — Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday…

Roger Federer of Switzerland makes a return to Gilles Simon of France during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. (Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning the singles match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. Williams won 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.  (Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

Serena’s next obstacle: Sharapova, who is called poor sport

LONDON — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners…

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning the singles match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. Williams won 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.  (Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)
Mike Groll/AP FIle PhotoSerena Williams says she will return to play in the tournament at Indian Wells

Serena will return to Indian Wells after 14-year absence

LOS ANGELES — After 14 years away, Serena Williams is ready to…

Mike Groll/AP FIle PhotoSerena Williams says she will return to play in the tournament at Indian Wells
Mary Altaffer/AP PhotoBillie Jean King said that the USTA allowing same-gender couples doubles tournaments is an "important step forward" for tennis.

Same-gender couples' doubles tournaments sanctioned by USTA

WHITE PLAINS -- The U.S. Tennis Association will sanction same-gender couples' doubles…

Mary Altaffer/AP PhotoBillie Jean King said that the USTA allowing same-gender couples doubles tournaments is an "important step forward" for tennis.
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
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Murray wins Wimbledon, beats Djokovic in 3 sets

LONDON — From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland,…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Associated PressSwitzerland's Roger Federer returns against France's Gilles Simon

Federer comes back to beat Simon at French Open

Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French…

Associated PressSwitzerland's Roger Federer returns against France's Gilles Simon