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Pro baseball roundup: River Cats win in the bottom of the ninth

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats picked up their 10th walk-off win of the season Wednesday night, topping the Reno Aces, 5-4, at Raley Field. The victory came when Trevor Brown launched a pinch-hit two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The ball hit off the left-field foul pole. […]

Pro baseball roundup: Iowa slips past Cats in 12 innings

The Sacramento River Cats pitching staff held Iowa off as long as it could, but eventually the Cubs managed three hits in the bottom of the 12th inning to take a 2-1 home victory on Saturday night. Sacramento (66-69) scored its only run in the top of the seventh, when Jarrett Parker smashed a one-out […]

Watney, Spieth struggle as FedEx Cup playoffs begin

EDISON, N.J. — The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months, and saw Davis High graduate Nick Watney have his own difficulties. Both players shot a 4-over 74 and were tied for 95th after Thursday’s opening round of The Barclays. Watney opened on the back nine […]

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats edge Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — Angel Pagan’s Sacramento debut was a good one as the veteran outfielder reached base four times, scored twice and helped the visiting River Cats to a 5-4 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday. A two-time world champion (2012 and 2014) with the Giants, Pagan is rehabbing tendinitis in his right knee. He […]

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats fall to .500 with loss in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — The Sacramento River Cats were unable to resume their winning ways Monday in Omaha, falling 6-0 to the host Storm Chasers. Former first-round pick Chris Stratton was roughed up early, and the lack of offensive support from their bats solidified the Cats’ second straight loss, following a 13-game win streak. Sacramento (65-65) had Everth […]

Watney and Woods shoot 68 to stay near the top at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney remained in striking distance of the Wyndham Championship leaders on Saturday, carding a 2-under 68 in his third round. Between the former Blue Devil and Jason Gore — who topped the field at 15-under through three rounds — is Tiger Woods, who continued to play some of […]

Watney and Woods play well on first day of Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney shot 4-under on Thursday and Tiger Woods carded a 6-under 64 — his best round in more than two years — but it was two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton, William McGirt and Tom Hoge sharing the Wyndham Championship first-round lead at 62. Morgan Hoffman, Jim Herman and Derek Ernst […]

Watney fades near the end of Day 1

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods had a nice round Thursday, Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa are the co-leaders of the Quicken Loans National and, after the front nine, it looked like Davis High graduate Nick Watney could be in the mix. Watney, however, shot 2-over on the back nine at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Local products help U.S. rugby team beat Japan at Bonney

SACRAMENTO — Andrew Durutalo scored his first international try and AJ MacGinty recorded 18 points with his boot as the Men’s Eagles defeated Japan, 23-18, Friday night as part of a World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup doubleheader at Bonney Field. Local flavor came not just from the proximity of the game played at the home […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis fire crew helps fight Vacaville blaze

Officials said fireworks may have started a wildfire that burned more than 320 acres and threatened homes in the city of Vacaville. The fire started near a park Saturday night and embers were quickly spread by winds that gusted to 40 mph, said Mark Mazzaferro, a spokesman for the city between San Francisco and Sacramento. […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats drop a slugfest

EL PASO, Texas — The Sacramento River Cats dropped a wild one, 9-6, to the El Paso Chihuahuas on Thursday night at Southwest University Park. The teams combined for 15 runs, 26 hits and four errors in a back-and-forth affair that ultimately went El Paso’s way. For the Cats (28-33), San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Blackman pitches well in Cats loss

WEST SACRAMENTO — Clayton Blackburn was solid for the Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday night, fanning a season-high nine hitters in his third quality start of the year. A seventh-inning Cats rally tied the game at 3-3, but the Sacramento eventually fell, 6-3, to the Tacoma Rainiers at Raley Field. Blackburn started his night by retiring nine of the […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s/Giants roundup: Vogelsong, Panik lead Giants to victory

MILWAUKEE — Ryan Vogelsong allowed one run in six innings to win his third straight start, Joe Panik hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday. The Giants bullpen finished off the last-place Brewers with three hitless innings, capped by Santiago […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Cats hold off Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Sacramento River Cats took a big lead then survived a furious Las Vegas rally to defeat the 51s, 6-5, on Thursday night. Clayton Blackburn started and tossed six shutout innings for the Cats (18-17), who went up 6-0 after five frames. Las Vegas (24-11) scored five times in the bottom of the eighth, […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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