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River Cats fall to Isotopes

Despite Shane Peterson connecting twice for his third straight multi-hit game, the Sacramento River Cats fell, 8-7, to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M. The Pacific Coast League All-Star was 2-for-4 with a run, two RBI and a double. Trailing 4-1, the River Cats scored three times in the top of the fourth on an RBI double by Peterson, […]

Republic FC falls to legendary club

SACRAMENTO — Fielding a completely different starting 11 than the team that drew USL PRO-leading Orlando City on Thursday night, Sacramento Republic FC fell 2-1 to Rangers FC of Scotland on a stoppage-time winner from substitute Ian Black at Bonney Field. The game was the first of three friendlies scheduled within the next week against British opposition — the […]

Hudson gets some support, Giants beat Marlins 5-3

MIAMI — With plenty of rest and enough run support, All-Star Tim Hudson got his second half off to a winning start. Hudson pitched into the eighth inning after having eight days between starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night. “He was sharp, I’m sure the added rest […]

Youth volleyball camps are set

The Davis High volleyball program will host six youth camp sessions this summer, where boys and girls who will be in sixth through eighth grades next year can receive instruction from head coach Julie Crawford and Blue Devil players. Sessions on July 21, 23 and 25 will make up an All-Skills Camp, while workouts on […]

Majka earns Pole position on Tour’s 14th stage

By Jamey Keaten RISOUL, France — Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected to shake up the standings, […]

Junior Blue Devils’ new season starts under new president

This Scott Carrell is an interesting guy. An Air Force Academy graduate who remains a lieutenant colonel in the USAF reserves, Carrell is an associate professor of economics at UC Davis. He also serves as the Aggie faculty athletics representative. He’s coached more than 25 youth teams over the years and has a bunch of […]

‘Wheelmen…’ co-author to discuss Lance Armstrong

“Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; “Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished: “For never was a story of more woe…” — Prince Escalus, “Romeo & Juliet” Hmmm. Did this Verona royal know of professional cycling all the way back in the 1500s? Obviously not. But they’re words that seem to apply still […]

Fair result: Republic FC plays well in draw

SACRAMENTO — End-to-end action, great saves, a colorful State Fair backdrop — the only thing missing from Sacramento Republic FC’s match-up with first-place Orlando City Soccer Club was goals as the teams fought to a 0-0 draw in front of a sellout crowd of 8,000 at Bonney Field. It was also a game of firsts for both […]

Yolo Post 77 tops Orland

While the Post 77 offense struggled, its pitching staff was up to the task as Yolo topped the Orland Tigers 6-2 Thursday in Orland. Post 77 hurler Dalton Sachs worked six innings, giving up one run while striking out six and walking none. Yolo took a brief lead in the top of the fifth as Davis […]

Youth sports done right: our DALL 9-10 squad

When the Davis American Little League All-Stars finished their impressive run in the 9/10-year-old postseason, the team ended the playoffs with a 6-3 record. In winning the local District 64 tournament, a sense of accomplishment was painted on the faces of these 13 youngsters. Even two weeks later, in losing two straight games at the next level, you […]

Area sports briefs: River Cats win in extra innings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — River Cats All-Star outfielder Shane Peterson went 3-for-5 with four runs, four RBIs and a franchise-high-tying three home runs to help the River Cats beat the host Albuquerque Isotopes, 10-9, in extra innings on Thursday. Peterson put the Cats on the board with a solo shot in the top of the third before the ‘Topes […]

Republic FC president talks expansion, MLS move

SACRAMENTO — Sitting in the VIP section of the brand new Bonney Field, while neon-colored roller coasters and Ferris wheels whirled at the nearby State Fair, Sacramento Republic FC president Warren Smith opened up about the future of Republic’s $3 million Cal Expo-located field and the possibility of gaining entry into Major League Soccer. MLS, which […]

McIlroy, Woods deliver at British Open

By Doug Ferguson HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the […]

Tour leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past

By Jamey Keaten SAINT-ETIENNE, France — Because of doping’s ravages on cycling, it’s natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages. But Nibali says the sport has changed, doping cases have become rare, and “this theme belongs to the past.” […]

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