Youth roundup: Chaos United wins an AYSO World Cup title

The Davis Chaos United, a U19 boys soccer team, represented Norway quite well in the AYSO World Cup, finishing off a dramatic run with a championship. In the first bracket game, the Chaos United offense exploded for eight goals in a win over Comoros. Eli Siegel opened the scoring for the locals in the sixth […]

Zimmermann takes down the Giants with his arm, bat

SAN FRANCISCO — Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven impressive innings and drove in the tiebreaking run with a safety squeeze to lead the Washington Nationals over the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on Tuesday night. Ian Desmond had an RBI single and Wilson Ramos added two hits as the Nationals rebounded from Monday’s frustrating 13-inning loss to […]

Another big offensive day isn’t enough for Cats

Even after falling behind by nine runs in the early going, the red-hot Sacramento River Cats offense nearly scored enough to complete a four-game sweep of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Tuesday. The comeback, however, fell just short as the Sky Sox held on for a 12-9 win. The River Cats (39-21) had to […]

Nowitzki’s Flu Game? Mavericks tie NBA Finals at 2-2

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have pulled off another stunning comeback, tying the NBA finals at two games each. And this time, Nowitzki did it while battling the flu. Nowitzki shook off three poor quarters to score 10 of his 21 points in the final period as the Mavericks outscored the Miami […]

A’s losing streak reaches eight with loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics couldn’t get more than one hit in any inning against Baltimore, and many of their hard-hit balls went directly into the glove of one of the Orioles. The result was a hauntingly familiar 4-0 defeat Tuesday night that extended the A’s losing streak to a season-high eight games. “It seems […]

UCD’s Lyman and Biagini picked on Day 2 of MLB draft

One of the most versatile UC Davis baseball players of all time, and one who got little work in his first season with the Aggies, were selected in Tuesday’s portion of Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft. Junior Scott Lyman, who entered the draft as a right-handed pitcher, was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the […]

MVP Gilbertson leads a big DHS group of All-DVC performers

The Sac-Joaquin Section champion Davis High girls soccer team dominated the All-Delta Valley Conference selections as high-octane forward Anna Maria Gilbertson was again named the league’s Most Valuable Player. For Gilbertson, a junior who finished the season with 41 goals, it marked her second consecutive conference MVP honor. Ali Yule and Jennie Hawkins joined two-time […]

All-comers track meet should be interesting

When the Davis High School Freedom From Hunger group presents its inaugural Race to End Hunger — an all-comers track and field day — it could offer a chance to see Blue Devil sprint king Courtney Williams race his coach, Spencer Elliott, a former UC Davis dash specialist. Or maybe some hot-shot 10-year-old will clear […]

Giants prevail in 13 innings

SAN FRANCISCO — Freddy Sanchez hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 13th inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from four runs down to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night. Chris Stewart, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 10th, drew a leadoff walk against Craig Stammen (0-1) […]

A season nobody at DHS will forget

For most baseball teams, seasons end. For Davis High, this spring will last forever in the minds and hearts of those around the diamond program. At an emotional end-of-the-year banquet on Monday, the Blue Devils tried to say farewell to 2011. It’s clearly an experience that will live long with everybody involved. Friend and pitching […]

Cats get all they need in a big third inning

The Sacramento River Cats scored seven times in the third inning on their way to a comfortable 12-4 win in Colorado Springs on Monday. It was the second consecutive game in which the Cats (39-20) put up 12 runs against the Sky Sox (26-33). But on Monday, the Sacramento pitching staff returned to form after […]

Briefs: Bruins’ offense explodes in Game 3 win

BOSTON (AP) — Shortly after the Boston Bruins lost Nathan Horton to a frightening injury, they found a dazzling offensive rhythm that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals. Andrew Ference and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist during Boston’s four-goal second period, Tim Thomas made 40 saves, and the Bruins […]