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Pro baseball roundup: Chihuahuas come up big to beat Cats

EL PASO, Texas — The Sacramento River Cats fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas, 7-1, on Tuesday night. The first of a four-game series was all El Paso from the start as Chihuahuas’ starting pitcher Robbie Erlin held the River Cats to just one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Visiting A’s blank the Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched into the sixth inning and four relievers completed the shutout to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Graveman (1-1) yielded four hits in 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win to bounce back from his 2015 debut when […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UConn captures another women’s championship

TAMPA, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. “Obviously it’s a very significant number because that’s the number that’s been out there and people want […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Proposed legislation would require vaccinations for all school children

California lawmakers proposed legislation Wednesday that would require parents to vaccinate all schoolchildren unless a child’s health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions. Parents could no longer cite personal beliefs or religious reasons to send unvaccinated children to private and public schools under a proposal introduced after dozens of […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC students leave campuses in protest

University of California students fighting tuition hikes systemwide walked out of classes at Davis and Berkeley on Monday and marched around those two cities in a peaceful protest. UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell estimated that about 200 students rallied on the Quad at noon. From there, they marched into downtown Davis along Third Street — […]

November 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wire briefs: Aces cruise past Cats at Raley

WEST SACRAMENTO — Reno scored eight runs in the first two innings on Thursday and Sacramento couldn’t erase the entire deficit, losing 9-4 at Raley Field. The Aces victory leaves them tied with the River Cats for first place in the PCL’s Pacific Northern Division with four games left in the season-ending series. Both teams are […]

August 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney and McIlroy struggle at start of The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. — Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey picked a good time to produce good scores. With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies Thursday at The Barclays and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in […]

August 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney plays well as Villegas leads Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back. A recharged Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship. Meanwhile, Davis High graduate Nick Watney continued his best stretch of golf all season as he […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Barracuda! Ogilvy wins while Watney takes eighth

RENO, Nev. — Geoff Ogilvy showed up at the Barracuda Championship on the verge of losing his PGA Tour card after another disappointing tournament in Canada. Frustrated and tired, he had to be talked into playing at all. “I was 50-50 on coming here this week,” Ogilvy said. “On Monday night, I had like a […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Author, author! Fowler up for Man Booker prize; Clark’s book ‘bumped’ by Colbert

For the first time in the Man Booker Prize’s 45 years, American writers are eligible to win the literary award. And Davis native Karen Joy Fowler has been long-listed for the prestigious British honor for her novel, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.” Fowler won the PEN/Faulkner prize for fiction earlier this year for her […]

July 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wire briefs: Kings select Stauskas with No. 8 pick

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have taken Michigan guard Nik Stauskas with the eighth overall pick in the NBA draft. With many needs heading into Thursday’s draft, the Kings opted for one of the top shooters available in Stauskas. The 6-foot-6 Stauskas became one of the nation’s most well-rounded offensive players, averaging 17.5 points […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney’s even-par round isn’t enough to keep pace

CROMWELL, Conn. — Brendan Steele shot an 8-under 62 in the morning session to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship. The 31-year-old Californian opened with an eagle, holing a 129-yard wedge shot in the rain. He birdied six of the next 12 holes at TPC River Highlands, and closed […]

June 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Post 77 drops doubleheader

After a doubleheader setback to American Legion baseball national runner-up Petaluma on Saturday at Clark Field, Post 77 heads to Chico on Wednesday for the annual Father’s Day five-day tournament. Petaluma beat the locals 17-7 and 9-4 as coach Dave Ryan continues to piece together his squad. As is typical for American Legion teams this […]

June 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Bees edge River Cats in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Colin Walsh finished 2-for-3 for Sacramento, but the River Cats dropped a series opener in Salt Lake, falling 8-7 Thursday at Smith’s Ballpark. Daric Barton and Shane Peterson had first-inning RBIs to help the Cats (36-24) take an early 2-0 lead, but the Bees (22-39) scored four times in the bottom of […]

June 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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