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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, […]

Pro baseball roundup: Pence helps Cats to comeback win

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats came back from a three-run deficit Monday to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes, 5-4, on Juan Perez’s walk-off double. San Francisco Giants star Hunter Pence, with the Cats on a rehab stint, had a hit and scored twice to help Sacramento take the series finale at Raley Field. The River Cats got […]

Pro baseball roundup: Aces double down on River Cats, 6-3

RENO, Nev. — The Reno Aces scored three times in the bottom of the eighth to break a tie, then held on for a 6-3 victory over the visiting Sacramento River Cats on Thursday. The Cats (15-12) scored all of their runs in the top of the first, as Skyler Stromsmoe led off the game […]

Pro baseball roundup: Parker powers Cats past Tacoma

WEST SACRAMENTO — Jarrett Parker played the role of the hero on Monday, giving the Sacramento River Cats a 6-5, extra-inning win over the Tacoma Rainiers at Raley Field. Tacoma (7-12) took an early advantage, but the two teams traded leads six times before the Cats (10-9) closed it out in the 10th. Parker was 3-for-5 on the […]

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats lose their fourth straight

EL PASO, Texas — The El Paso Chihuahuas wasted no time taking a lead over the Sacramento River Cats for the third night in a row. Cats starter Austin Fleet surrendered a lead-off home run to El Paso’s Rymer Liriano and the Chihuahuas never looked back. The loss is the fourth in a row for the […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Former tourney champ Watney gets off to a decent start at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney shot a 2-under 70 on Thursday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the event he won in 2007 for the first of his five PGA Tour victories. The former Blue Devil had four birdes in his first round and was tied for 50th place, six strokes back of […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats fall to Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY — The Sacramento River Cats dropped the finale of their four-game series in Salt Lake, 9-5, on Monday as the Bees knocked around starter Braulio Lara. Salt Lake (2-10) built a seven-run lead after four innings, while Sacramento (8-4) could not capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities. In the loss, the reigning PCL Player of the […]

April 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro sports briefs: Lopez lifts Republic FC over Vancouver

SACRAMENTO — Fueled by Rodrigo Lopez’s incredible long-range strike — his second of the game — the Sacramento Republic FC defeated Vancouver, 2-0, in front of a sellout crowd at Bonney Field. Sacramento (3-2-0) opened the scoring in the 32nd minute, when Lopez stole the ball in the middle of the pitch and sent it […]

April 16, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney’s second straight 74 puts him far behind leader Goosen at Riviera

LOS ANGELES — Retief Goosen made only two pars on the back nine Saturday at Riviera and survived a day of wild shots and bad breaks for a 2-under 69 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Northern Trust Open. The lack of pars mirrored the performance of Nick Watney, but […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney in ninth at Humana Challenge

After finishing Friday’s second round in a tie for third with his 8-under 64 on the PGA West’s Jack Nicklaus Private Course, Davis High’s Nick Watney moved into ninth place following Saturday’s round of the Humana Challenge. Watney, who shot a 5-under 67 at the La Quinta Country Club on Thursday, carded a 1-under 71 on the Arnold […]

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie men reach 9-1

GREELEY, Colo. — Talk about having a Merry Christmas … The UC Davis men’s basketball players and coaches — not to mention Aggie fans — enter the holiday break with smiles on their faces after an eventful Monday. After learning that it had cracked the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, earning the No. 25 spot in […]

December 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Former Aggie Descalso inks deal with Colorado

DENVER — Needing a versatile infielder, the Colorado Rockies settled on former UC Davis player Daniel Descalso, who they signed to a $3.6 million, two-year contract Tuesday. New Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich said the Rockies have had their eye on the 28-year-old Descalso since he became a free agent when the St. Louis Cardinals failed to offer a contract […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Californians want more money for education, oppose raising taxes or fees

Most Californians say the state is not providing enough funding for public colleges and universities, according to a statewide survey released Monday by the Public Policy Institute of California. However, most residents are unwilling to pay higher taxes to maintain current funding for these institutions. And — amid debate over a tuition increase at the […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State seeks review of Yolo weapon policy strikedown

Gun owners and advocates scored another big legal victory Wednesday in their quest to loosen restrictions on carrying concealed weapons in California. In a decision that eventually may impact Yolo County, a divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals kept in place a ruling requiring the San Diego County sheriff to issue concealed-weapon permits to most law-abiding citizens who apply for […]

November 14, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,
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