Swiss paragliding master lands in Monaco

By Margaret S. Burns At 4:20 p.m. on Day 12 of the Red Bull X-Alps race, Christian Maurer landed Thursday on a raft in the Mediterranean Sea at Monaco, ending his final 67-km leg of the race. “It was difficult flying today — a strong headwind and a low cloud base,” he said. “Yesterday we […]

Santana tosses no-hitter

CLEVELAND — Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading Los Angeles over Cleveland 3-1 on Wednesday. Santana allowed two runners — an error on the leadoff batter that resulted in a first-inning run and a walk in the eighth. Santana (6-8) threw the […]

It’s splashdown! City swim championships to start

With temperatures expected to push triple digits through the weekend, there are 300 young swimmers who will find shelter in the Community Pool as the Davis City Swim Championships are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For many of the participants, this will be their first taste of team competition. Divided into three squads — Red, […]

Cain outduels Hamels as Giants top Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and lead the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. The NL West-leading Giants won for the third time in four games, and help could be on the way. The defending World Series champions have […]

Seramin qualifies for U.S. amateur golf championship

UC Davis sophomore Matt Seramin is headed to the U.S. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship after earning individual medalist honors at the section qualifier by four strokes Monday at the Marin Country Club. Seramin hit four birdie shots in his first round, finishing at 1-over 71, and shot par on the first six holes of his […]

Young golfers place well at junior tournaments

Davis’ Patrick Cajandig carded an 84-86 — 170 to place fourth in the Visalia City Junior Open in the 12-/13-year-old age group. In other golf action, four Davis junior golfers participated at the Jim Walker Memorial Tournament at El Macero Country Club sponsored by the Junior Golf Association of Northern California. Charlie Klein shot an […]

Cheer comes back to Junior Blue Devils, but hurry

It’s not your grandmother’s — or even your mother’s — activity any more. Cheerleading has evolved from a lightly regarded pastime to full sport status, complete with scholarships, national championships and growing interest as entertainment. As the Davis Junior Blue Devil football program underwent a complete renovation during the past four seasons, something still seemed […]

Legacy 95 wins again

The under-17 Davis Legacy 95’s captured their third consecutive tournament last weekend by winning their division at the Rage College Showcase in Pleasanton. In the cross-over format, Davis went undefeated against four opponents and did not concede a goal. Legacy had many opportunities against SoCal Infinity but settled for a 1-0 victory when Anna Maria […]

River Cats come up short

TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma Rainiers rode a solid performance on the mound to a 3-1 win over the Sacramento River Cats in front of a sellout crowd of 7,412 fans at Cheney Stadium on Wednesday. The Rainiers pitching staff combined to hold the River Cats to six hits and struck out 12 en route […]

Learn golf, vegetarian cooking in city classes

The city of Davis Community Services Department is offering two special interest classes for adults beginning next week: * Golf lessons: Beginning and intermediate level golfers ages 18 and older can learn the game from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 2-18, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive. The fee is $90, […]

Coconea’s stronghold challenged in X-Alps race

By Margaret S. Burns Toma Coconea of Romania, aka ‘The Running Romanian,’ has been in second position in the X-Alps race since Day 1. On Tuesday, Paul Guschlbauer of Austria broke the barrier and finished the day in second place, 17 km closer to Monaco than Coconea. Guschlbauer made a unique southern pass around the […]

A’s top Rays, again

OAKLAND — Cliff Pennington had three hits to remain the hottest hitter in the major leagues since the All-Star break, Brandon McCarthy pitched eight innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Conor Jackson went 3 for 4 and Hideki Matsui added an RBI double as Oakland won for […]

Bike Hall of Fame to present free-admission August

The training wheels are coming off. The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame — which relocated to Davis in 2009 — has pedaled cautiously ahead since opening its doors here. It’s been a year since Joe Herget was named executive director and the franchise’s board has taken on a more across-the-nation look while being led by […]

Worley 3-hits Giants after Lincecum scratched

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Tim Lincecum was scratched from his scheduled start with a stomach illness on Tuesday night, and the San Francisco Giants hitters couldn’t have felt well after facing Philadelphia Phillies rookie right-hander Vance Worley. Worley threw a three-hitter and Chase Utley hit an inside-the-park homer to lead Philadelphia to a 7-2 […]