‘Wheelmen…’ co-author to discuss Lance Armstrong

“Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; “Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished: “For never was a story of more woe…” — Prince Escalus, “Romeo & Juliet” Hmmm. Did this Verona royal know of professional cycling all the way back in the 1500s? Obviously not. But they’re words that seem to apply still […]

Fair result: Republic FC plays well in draw

SACRAMENTO — End-to-end action, great saves, a colorful State Fair backdrop — the only thing missing from Sacramento Republic FC’s match-up with first-place Orlando City Soccer Club was goals as the teams fought to a 0-0 draw in front of a sellout crowd of 8,000 at Bonney Field. It was also a game of firsts for both […]

Yolo Post 77 tops Orland

While the Post 77 offense struggled, its pitching staff was up to the task as Yolo topped the Orland Tigers 6-2 Thursday in Orland. Post 77 hurler Dalton Sachs worked six innings, giving up one run while striking out six and walking none. Yolo took a brief lead in the top of the fifth as Davis […]

Youth sports done right: our DALL 9-10 squad

When the Davis American Little League All-Stars finished their impressive run in the 9/10-year-old postseason, the team ended the playoffs with a 6-3 record. In winning the local District 64 tournament, a sense of accomplishment was painted on the faces of these 13 youngsters. Even two weeks later, in losing two straight games at the next level, you […]

Area sports briefs: River Cats win in extra innings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — River Cats All-Star outfielder Shane Peterson went 3-for-5 with four runs, four RBIs and a franchise-high-tying three home runs to help the River Cats beat the host Albuquerque Isotopes, 10-9, in extra innings on Thursday. Peterson put the Cats on the board with a solo shot in the top of the third before the ‘Topes […]

Republic FC president talks expansion, MLS move

SACRAMENTO — Sitting in the VIP section of the brand new Bonney Field, while neon-colored roller coasters and Ferris wheels whirled at the nearby State Fair, Sacramento Republic FC president Warren Smith opened up about the future of Republic’s $3 million Cal Expo-located field and the possibility of gaining entry into Major League Soccer. MLS, which […]

McIlroy, Woods deliver at British Open

By Doug Ferguson HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the […]

Tour leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past

By Jamey Keaten SAINT-ETIENNE, France — Because of doping’s ravages on cycling, it’s natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages. But Nibali says the sport has changed, doping cases have become rare, and “this theme belongs to the past.” […]

At 73, local trainer coaches still-full lives

Cecily Bailey used to break horses. She was a terrific athlete at the University of Alberta. She has traveled the world, most of the journey coming on the open seas in a sailboat. She is a member of a swing band and remains a twice-a-week ballroom dancer. In between her own regular gym workouts, Bailey can […]

Cats’ Peterson has a hit but PCL drops All-Star Game

Despite a fifth-inning single from Sacramento River Cats representative Shane Peterson, the Pacific Coast League squad dropped Wednesday’s Triple-A All-Star Game, 7-3, to the International League stars. Also playing in the game, which was contested at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in North Carolina, was Cats relief pitcher Paul Smyth, who struggled in his sixth-inning […]

Sports briefs: Aggie recruit shines at local ITA tournament

Everett Maltby, who signed with the UC Davis men’s tennis program in December, had success on his soon-to-be home court at last weekend’s ITA Northern California Summer Circuit tournament at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. Maltby was part of a doubles team that captured the main draw title — winning the championship match 8-7 — then advanced […]

Youth roundup: Davis gets two varsity wins at rugby 7s tourney

The Davis Rugby 7′s program played in its fourth tournament of the summer on Sunday in Dixon, with the varsity squad posting two wins in four games, including a victory over the eventual first-place squad. That triumph over Bowling Green in round-robin play featured Michal Goodison scoring a 1-yard try on a quick tap in […]

Gallopin captures Stage 11 with Nibali keeping Tour lead

OYONNAX, France — French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. The peloton returned to action after the race’s first rest day with the 187.5-kilometer (116.3-mile) ride from Besancon […]

Reese is back to running; this time it’s a gym

Looking back at Davis High football history, two running backs stand out prominently. The legendary No. 38, Marc Hicks, was widely considered the nation’s top running back recruit in 1984. The other graduated in 2007, rushing for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns that year before going on to a productive career at UC Davis. That […]