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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 ,

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 […]

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 ,
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