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 […]

Punter Wadman is latest Aggie on CFPA watch list

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coming off of a true freshman season that earned him a 2013 Big Sky Conference honorable mention, UC Davis’ Colby Wadman was named Wednesday to the College Football Performance Award’s Punter Watch List. Wadman, who prepped at Thousand Oaks High, is among 38 Football Championship Subdivision punters named to the watch list. The CFPA will […]

AL wins Jeter’s last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits. Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees captain as the face of the […]

Split with Humboldt leaves Post 77 feeling good

WOODLAND — You win some. You lose some. When a baseball team plays a doubleheader, any coach will tell you it sits a lot better with the squad when the second half of the twinbill goes your way. Such was the case on Tuesday as Yolo Post 77 coughed up an 8-2 hairball before recovering […]

Media picks UCD football to take seventh in Big Sky

PARK CITY, Utah — When the UC Davis football team ended up in a tie for fourth place at 5-3 in the Big West Conference last season, it was a finish that surprised the league’s media and coaches, who picked the Aggies to take 11th and 12th, respectively. If UCD performs above prediction in a similar way […]

Sports briefs: UCD athletes pick up a pile of academic awards

The UC Davis women’s tennis team as a whole and five Aggie student-athletes — Melissa Kobayakawa, Tiffany Pham, Samantha Martino, Claire Meunier and Frederique Sleiffer — received all-academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. This is the fourth straight season Kobayakawa has earned a spot on the ITA’s annual list, while the governing body of […]

Mantle, Mays, Williams and Spahn. Oh, my!

I’ve been to a million baseball games over the years. At the major league level, I’ve seen some terrific things happen, but only twice have I witnessed something that’s never happened before. The first time was Aug. 3, 1959, when my dad took me to the All-Star Game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. It marked […]

Palamo to try pro rugby in England

U.S. rugby star Thretton Palamo, a Davis High graduate who played for the American side in a Nations Pacific Cup match in Sacramento last month, has made the jump to high-level European rugby. Last week, Palamo reportedly signed on with Saracens FC, which is based in London and plays in the Aviva Premiership, the top level of domestic rugby union […]

Cespedes goes back-to-back at HR Derby

MINNEAPOLIS — Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format. The Oakland Athletics outfielder simply trusted his own strength. Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the […]