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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Author Archive: Staff and wire reports

Watney in seventh after Day 1 at BMW

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brandt Snedeker had an amazing run of seven straight birdies Thursday at the BMW Championship and finished with an 8-under 63 at blustery Conway Farms. That gave him a one-shot lead over Zach Johnson in the third FedEx Cup playoff event. The top 30 players in the FedEx Cup after the BMW Championship advance […]

Choice scores a run but PCL drops All-Star Game

Michael Choice, the only one of the three Sacramento River Cats selected as All-Stars to stay on the Pacific Coast League’s roster, started in center field and went 1-for-2 with a run scored, but the PCL lost the Triple-A All-Star Game, 4-3, to the International League. Indianapolis’ Tony Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the […]

Pro baseball roundup: Lincecum lifts Giants with a no-no

SAN DIEGO — Tim Lincecum pitched his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants’ 9-0 win over the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The two-time Cy Young Award winner in […]

Watney near the leaders at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Johnson Wagner shot a 6-under 64 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic. Wagner was at 14-under on the Old White TPC course, while Jimmy Walker also shot 64 and was second at 12 under. Davis High graduate Nick Watney also played the Old […]

Pro baseball briefs: Cats lose despite a big performance by Ortiz

WEST SACRAMENTO — Ryan Ortiz went 3-for-3 at the plate with three doubles and an RBI for his most productive night as a River Cat, but Sacramento lost, 6-3, to the Tucson Padres on a Monday night at Raley Field. The Cats struck first in the second inning with an Ortiz ground-rule double giving them […]

Watney is among leaders at ATT National

BETHESDA, Md. — Roberto Castro missed the U.S. Open at Merion. It felt as if he was playing one Thursday in the AT&T National at Congressional. The course that has hosted three U.S. Opens looked as though it could hold another in a moment’s notice. Only a dozen players shot in the 60s, with Castro […]

Pro baseball roundup: Reddick helps River Cats run over Bees

WEST SACRAMENTO — Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick scored three times and catcher Stephen Vogt homered twice as the Sacramento River Cats surged past the Salt Lake Bees, 9-4, on Tuesday at Raley Field. Reddick — making his second rehab start of the year and his first with the Cats — hit second as the […]

Watney winning at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After using five birdies and no bogeys to shoot below par for the seventh time in his past eight competitive rounds, Davis High graduate Nick Watney was one of seven players tied for the lead after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Tuesday. The former Blue Devil continued a hot […]

Birthday boy Watney is under par at Zurich

AVONDALE, La. — On the day he celebrated his 32nd birthday, Nick Watney got to celebrate returning to the place where he got his first PGA Tour victory. Watney, a 1999 Davis High graduate who grew up in Dixon and now lives in Las Vegas, shot a 3-under 69 on Thursday at the rain-softened TPC Louisiana. […]

Wire sports briefs: Cats keep scratching out wins

RENO, Nev. — Scott Moore helped stake Sacramento to a nine-run lead with four hits in his first four at-bats, and the River Cats held on for a 15-11 win over the Reno Aces on Saturday at Aces Ballpark. Sacramento scored in double digits for the second straight night at hitter-friendly Aces Ballpark, but Reno […]

Wire sports briefs: Rainiers rip River Cats at Raley

WEST SACRAMENTO — Michael Taylor’s 3-for-5 performance extended his hitting streak to nine games, but the Sacramento River Cats fell to the visiting Tacoma Rainiers, 9-5, on Tuesday night at Raley Field. Tacoma scored early and often, taking a 5-1 lead into the fourth inning. The River Cats began to chip away at the lead, […]

Watney advances while Woods and McIlroy fall

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods knocked out in the first round of the Match Play Championship? Not many would have given that a snowball’s chance in the desert. Almost as surprising as the freakish snowstorm on Dove Mountain — which delayed most of the first round until Thursday — was the sight of golf’s two […]

Mickelson is magical, while Watney shoots 6-under

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phil Mickelson just missed a 59 on Thursday, while Nick Watney’s steady first round ended with the Davis High graduate at 6-under par at the Phoenix Open. Watney started slow, carding a bogey on No. 2, but bounced right back with a birdie on the next hole. A string of three straight birdies […]

Yudof resigns, cites health reasons

SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Mark Yudof said Friday he plans to step down as head of one of the nation’s leading systems of higher education, citing a “spate of taxing health issues.” Yudof, 68, said he will end his tenure on Aug. 31, about five years after he became the 19th president […]

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