More news from the girls’ championship soccer season

Last weekend, a couple of old Blue Devils met on the soccer pitch at the University of San Francisco when Aggie midfielder Elise Winbrock and Don newcomer Ali Yule locked horns in UC Davis’ 2-0 victory. Both Winbrock (2007) and Yule (last spring) helped their Davis High squads earn Sac-Joaquin Section crowns — the most […]

Bicycle safety for kids to be discussed Saturday at Hall of Fame

With local school in session — and hundreds of families sending their offspring to school on bicycles for the first time — the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will present a timely safety event on Saturday. “It’s a chance for the kids and their parents to make sure all is (well) with their bicycles … […]

Sports briefs: UCD beats Chico in men’s soccer exhibition

Matt Sheldon put the UC Davis men’s soccer team on the board with a 47th-minute goal and Ethan Shawlee’s header in the 62nd minute secured a 2-0 exhibition win over visiting Chico State at Aggie Soccer Field on Tuesday. Despite six shots by the Aggies and five from the Wildcats, neither team could find the […]

River Cats hit 3 HRs in win over Tucson

Sacramento’s Chris Carter went deep twice — his 13th and 14th homers of the season — and teammate Jermaine Mitchell blasted his third as the River Cats needed nearly every one of their runs to hold off Tucson, 11-9, on Monday at Kino Stadium. With the victory, the Cats (77-53) increased their lead in the […]

MLB roundup: After loss, Arizona’s lead over S.F. down to one game

WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer, Ross Detwiler took a four-hitter into the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals beat Arizona, 4-1, on Monday to extend the Diamondbacks’ losing streak to a season-high six games. Henry Blanco homered for the Diamondbacks, who have scored only seven runs in their last six games. Mired […]

UCD kicker gets Great West preseason honor

After two straight seasons on the all-conference first team, UC Davis senior place kicker Sean Kelley has been named one of the Great West’s 2011 Special Teams Preseason Co-Players of the Year in a recent vote of the league’s coaches. Southern Utah’s Brad Sorensen, Cal Poly’s Asa Jackson and North Dakota’s Brett Cameron also were […]

Aggies can’t finish chances in home loss

It wasn’t lack of opportunities that sank the UC Davis women’s soccer team in its home opener on Sunday. The Aggies just couldn’t finish. In fact, Seattle’s Kat Prati was the only player from either squad to find the net at Aggie Soccer Stadium, and her goal in the 28th minute sent the Redhawks past […]

Raiders end up with Pryor after supplemental draft

NAPA — The Oakland Raiders used a third-round pick Monday in the NFL’s supplemental draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The Raiders and the league announced that Oakland used the 18th selection of the round for Pryor. Oakland forfeits its third-round selection in the 2012 draft. Pryor’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said his […]

Sports briefs: Mohr among Aggies’ All-Academic picks

Seven UC Davis women’s water polo players — including Davis High graduate Dakota Mohr — earned recognition on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association’s All-Academic rolls in a Monday announcement. Aggie freshman Hannah Curran and Katie Schlueter were selected in the Outstanding (GPA of 3.71-4.0) category, senior Ashley Chandler and junior Alicia Began appeared […]

Big inning helps Cats beat Padres

Sacramento scored seven runs in the top of the first inning on Saturday in Tucson, then hung on to defeat the Padres, 9-5. Chris Carter, Michael Taylor and Adrian Cardenas — who had two hits in the frame — had two-run singles in the River Cats’ opening-inning explosion. Adam Rosales was hit by a pitch […]

MLB roundup: Uggla powers Braves past Diamondbacks

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla homered twice and drove in three runs, Brandon Beachy gave up only one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves continued to feast on the top teams in the NL West by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, on Saturday. Uggla’s two-run homer in the first gave Atlanta the lead. Uggla […]

A’s Gonzalez ends personal skid

OAKLAND — Gio Gonzalez had no intention of making this a short night, even after getting off to a rough start. The Athletics’ All-Star left-hander felt so strong that he joked with general manager Billy Beane in between innings that he would go the distance. It was about the only misjudgment he made. Gonzalez pitched […]

49ers show improvement in exhibition win over Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO — About the only thing new for Alex Smith in his return to Candlestick Park was the coach on the sideline. Considering the offense’s performance last week, that was a major improvement. Smith threw for 126 yards and an interception in coach Jim Harbaugh’s home debut, getting showered with a mix of boos […]

Giant struggles continue in Houston

HOUSTON — Madison Bumgarner’s first career start against the Houston Astros was one the San Francisco lefty will want to soon forget. Bumgarner was rocked for seven runs and a season-high 11 hits, including an inside-the-park home run by rookie Jose Altuve to start the game, and the Giants lost to Houston, 7-5, on Saturday. […]