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Photos: Former tennis star Brad Gilbert selling Bay Area mansion

Photos: Former tennis star Brad Gilbert selling Bay Area mansion

TENNIS
Former tennis pro Brad Gilbert is selling his San Rafael mansion for $5.2 million, reports Realtor.com.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The 7,923 square foot home was originally built in 1904 but has undergone extensive renovations. It features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a guest house and an artist studio among many other amenities. Perched high above on a hill, the Marin home has views from the bay to Mount Tamalpais.For more Bay Area housing affordability, home sales and other real estate newsfollow us on Flipboard.Minh Ava Chang with Pacific Union International is the listing agent.The home’s red clay tennis course were reportedly training ground for top tennis stars. After a successful pro career, Gilbert has coached Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and K
Here are this week's local bowling scores

Here are this week's local bowling scores

Score Center
#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; #ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; LAKESIDE LANESStewart’s Classic — Rodrick Baird 613, STEVEN KING 233-223-267-723, DON GRANDA JR. 244-255-715, Tim McEntire 222-223-629, AL COLLINS 239-251-704, Glenn Dillon 235-652.NFL Mixed — Tom Young 247-616, Kim Whitehead 190, Jason Easler 248-629, Doug Dunham 234-644, Kelli Granda 225, Don Granda Jr. 232-660, Mindy Bish 194, Don Granda Sr. 247-602, Brant Granda 237-609.Businessmen — Brian Williams 631, Bernie Mailliard 237-609, Steven King 630, Chris Jannazzo 626.Wednesday Nighters — Matt Nelson 253-222-647, Steve Swezey 248-227-658, Lane Baker 245-623, TOM YOUNG 268-226-701, BRIAN WILLIAMS 250-247-
Cricket's New Unlimited Deal Gets You 4 Lines for $100

Cricket's New Unlimited Deal Gets You 4 Lines for $100

CRICKET
We don’t often see deals on data plans from carriers during the holidays, as most instead work angles to entice you into cheaper hardware. Cricket Wireless isn’t about that life, though, and will launch a deal tomorrow (December 1) that’ll get you 4 lines of unlimited data for just $100 per month.The deal is for 4 lines of their Unlimited 2 plan. The Unlimited 2 plan normally costs $55/mo as an individual plan, so you can see the savings you are getting here at $100 for 4 lines. Understand that because of the discount, this deal is not eligible for an auto pay discount or a Group Save discount.What’s the catch here? The Unlimited 2 Cricket plan has some major limitations. For one, your download speeds are always throttled to 3Mbps at all times. That’s down from the standard 8Mbps that C
Colin reacts to Dave Doeren turning down the Tennessee head football coaching vacancy

Colin reacts to Dave Doeren turning down the Tennessee head football coaching vacancy

FOOTBALL
- Dave Doeren, the third best college football coach in the state of North Carolina, has turned down Tennessee. KRISTINE LEAHY: No. - This is currently the people who have turned down Tennessee, Jon Gruden, Mike Gundy, the Cowboys current tight end, Jeff Brohm at Purdue, David Cutcliffe, Jim Bob Cooter, and David Doeren, the North Carolina State head coach. When Purdue and North Carolina State's coaches are turning you down, maybe it's time to do a Manning in the mirror. You had a really good coach. Dan Mullen, Greg Schiano are really solid coaches. Wait, I'm told there's one more person that just turned down Tennessee's job. Kid Rock has just turned down Tennessee's job. Again, this all started with unrealistic expectations. Jon Gruden was never considering you. And when you put that n...
Lakers! Brandon Ingram showed off how much he has grown against the Warriors

Lakers! Brandon Ingram showed off how much he has grown against the Warriors

Sports
Hi this is Tania Ganguli, the Lakers beat writer for the L.A. Times, here with your weekly Lakers newsletter.We took last week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we’re back now with lots of catching up to do.Wednesday night the Lakers did what they’ve grown accustomed to doing – they gave the Warriors a dogfight of a game. In each year of the Steve Kerr era, the Warriors have been a far superior team to the Lakers, but in each of those years, the Lakers have also stolen at least one win against the Warriors at Staples Center.That almost happened on Wednesday night. Instead, the Lakers lost 127-123.And while most of the players refused to admit their added intensity had something to do with their opponent, that was clearly the case.And now, the Lakers enter an absolutely brutal stretc
Men's Tennis Participating in St. Jude Run Saturday

Men's Tennis Participating in St. Jude Run Saturday

TENNIS
MEMPHIS – It's technically pre-season time for the Memphis men's tennis team, as the team finishes fall semester exams and looks toward their January-opener against Indiana to start the dual season. But before the sprints to run down the tennis balls on the court begin, the Tigers will join 22,000 other runners who are in town for the St. Jude Marathon Weekend. The Tigers will run in the 5K portion of the event, which features four sold out races (marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K). Each race in the St. Jude Marathon weekend passes through the campus of St. Jude Children's Hospital, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. Families who have a child receiving treatment at St. Jude's never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food to allow them to f
NBC Brings Rebecca Lowe BackTo Olympics Team For PyeongChang 2018

NBC Brings Rebecca Lowe BackTo Olympics Team For PyeongChang 2018

OLYMPICS
EXCLUSIVE:Rebecca Lowe is returning to the Olympics for NBC next year in South Korea. Heading into her third Olympics for the Comcast-owned network and her second Winter Games, the host of NBC Sports Network’s Premier League coverage will be handling daytime coverage from the International Broadcast Center for the PyeongChang based competition. “It’s going to be a complicated situation with the time difference but we’re going to get some really good athletes coming on,” Lowe says. “We’re going to have some top class sporting action.”As was announced in February, Mike Tirico will be fronting NBC’s primetime coverage, taking over from long time host Bob Costas. With 176 hours of the Olympics scheduled for NBC alone, out of 2,400 hours altogether, primetime coverage of the F
Holdrege tennis coach of 25 years was with school program since day one

Holdrege tennis coach of 25 years was with school program since day one

TENNIS
#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; #ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; HOLDREGE — Holdrege tennis began with Ray Ruybalid.The tennis program at Holdrege High School began in 1992 when Ruybalid began coaching both boys and girls teams. He also helmed the Holdrege Tennis Association and organized local tennis tournaments throughout the year.“Holdrege tennis, essentially, is Ray Ruybalid. He was there when the program got started, and he made it what it is,” Holdrege High School Principal Bob Drews said.Ruybalid went on to coach tennis at the school for 25 years before he died Nov. 19 at the age of 55 while doing what he loved — playing tennis.“He was what I call the ultimate

Championship weekend sizzling, but some ideas to make college football even better

FOOTBALL
It’s that time of year.Time when college football lovers revel in what’s ahead — in this case, the greatest championship Saturday ever, with five games all matching top-12 teams. And also time when suggestions fly for how to improve the sport.The majority, it seems, craves an eight-team playoff. I’m opposed:— We kinda, sorta already have one: The ACC (No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 7 Miami) and SEC (No. 2 Auburn vs. 6 Georgia) title games are essentially quarterfinal playoff games, though Clemson might have a chance to sneak into the playoff even with a loss.The Big 12 panicked and created a title game, so third-ranked Oklahoma has to beat No. 11 TCU. No. 4 Wisconsin is grateful for its shot to take down eighth-ranked Ohio State in the Big Ten game in Indy. A victory gives the Badgers the duct
5 things you can't miss at Cricket Cringle 2017

5 things you can't miss at Cricket Cringle 2017

CRICKET
On Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, Ardmore will get into the holiday spirit with the fourth annual Cricket Cringle event along Cricket Avenue in Downtown Ardmore.Inspired by holiday markets found in Europe over 40 merchants and food vendors will be on site for this special shopping experience.“Cricket Cringle is one of the events in our area that signify the start of the holiday season and we are pleased to see it continue along Cricket Avenue”, says Christine Vilardo, executive director of the Ardmore Initiative. “We thank our 2017 Presenting Sponsor, PECO, and are pleased to announce that with their donation we will light trees, holiday snowflakes and bring back the lighted A’s throughout Downtown Ardmore for all to enjoy.”Here are five things you can’t miss at Cricket Cringle 2017.1. The shopping