Teamwork is part of AquaMonsters’ philosophy

Though many people perceive of swimming as an individual sport, the AquaMonsters’ philosophy is to teach swimming as a team sport. At practices, swimmers learn in groups and work together to help each other improve. They strive for personal best times and work toward their best efforts. Swimmers learn about setting goals and focusing their […]

Giants’ Lincecum outdueled by Daniel Hudson

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum rose to the occasion. One errant pitch cost him. Lincecum allowed Paul Goldschmidt’s first career homer in the fifth inning and San Francisco lost 2-1 to Arizona on Tuesday night to fall into a tie with the Diamondbacks for the NL West lead. Goldschmidt’s two-run drive to left on a […]

Mariners top A’s

SEATTLE — Casper Wells hit a two-run homer in his third game with Seattle and Felix Hernandez pitched into the seventh inning to help the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Wells, acquired Saturday in a four-player trade with Detroit, connected on a full-count pitch from Rich Harden (2-2) in the sixth inning. […]

Long ball lifts Sacramento over Colorado Springs

WEST SACRAMENTO – Home runs from Kevin Kouzmanoff and Chris Carter propelled Sacramento to a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over Colorado Springs before 11,268 fans Tuesday night at Raley Field. Kouzmanoff tied the game, 4-4, with a three-run homer in the third inning, his 13th blast of the season. After Kouzmanoff gave Sacramento a 5-4 lead […]

Aggies’ Erskine nominated by Good Works Team

Watching Bobby Erskine on defense for the Aggies, one gets a feel for his commitment to stopping the run, keeping his teammates in the game and encouraging those around him. It’s not a secret — even from far up in the stands — that UC Davis’ defensive end (sometimes linebacker) is a force to be […]

Ackley, Beavan lead Seattle past Oakland 8-4

By Tim Booth SEATTLE — Dustin Ackley continued his hitting tear with a pair of extra-base hits, including a bases-loaded triple, rookie righty Blake Beavan escaped early trouble to pitch well into the seventh and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Monday night. Ackley now has 19 extra-base hits in his first […]

River Cats rally to top Sky Sox

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento had just five hits for the night against Colorado, but three of them were home runs — including a walk-off by Josh Donaldson — as the River Cats edged the Sky Sox 4-3 Monday at Raley Field. First baseman Anthony Recker for two for two with two homers to lead Sacramento, […]

Yankees edge White Sox

CHICAGO — CC Sabathia pitched eight strong innings to earn his major league-best 16th win and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday for their fourth consecutive victory. Sabathia allowed two runs and 10 hits, matching a season high, but managed to wiggle out of trouble all night as the […]

UCD single-game tickets on sale Monday

Single-game tickets for UC Davis football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s water polo and volleyball go on sale on Monday. Individuals interested in renewing or ordering season tickets for fall and winter sports should call Athletics Marketing at (530) 752-8962. New for the 2011-12 season is the Junior Aggie Club, for children 13 years old […]

Agent: Randy Moss retiring from NFL

By Jon Krawczynski MANKATO, Minn. — Randy Moss dominated when he wanted to dominate. He scored when he wanted to score, cooperated when he wanted to cooperate and acted out when he wanted to act out. Moss spent 13 seasons doing things on his own terms, which is why perhaps the loudest career the NFL […]

Giants to place struggling Barry Zito back on DL

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Zito is headed back to the disabled list. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told The Associated Press of the decision before his NL West-leading San Francisco team opened a 10-game homestand Monday night with the first of three games against second-place Arizona. The Giants later made a formal announcement […]

Cowabunga, dude. This Davis kid is shredding foes

“No bicycling or skateboarding on the sidewalk,” reads the stencil at a downtown intersection. “Absolutely no skateboarding,” warns a post at a neighborhood shopping center. “Skateboarding prohibited.” The signs pock parking lots throughout the community. Signs, signs… Everywhere a sign… But thanks to the far-sightedness of a City Council two decades ago, Davis has had […]

Tight race for second place in the X-Alps race

Christopher “Chrigel” Maurer captured first place in the exhausting Red Bull X-Alps race at 4:22 p.m. Thursday. The race for additional rankings continued for 48 hours more. At dawn Friday, Toma Coconea of Romania, was 171 km from the finish, as the crow flies, but Paul Guschlbauer, Austria, was only 7 km behind him. Flying […]

Wife freezes out husband

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 30 and have been married for five years. We have a toddler. The problem is, over the past few years, my wife has cut down sex to roughly once every couple of months. I do what I can to keep her happy and have even bargained with […]