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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Blood, sweat and tears aplenty in boys water polo

By Kallie Gregg Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series looking at the Davis Water Polo Club’s boys and girls programs. Water polo is a contact sport. The cliché about “blood, sweat and tears” becomes reality. There are scratches, bruises, strains galore. To achieve greatness in any sport takes a special kind […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (7/27/11) Cody Keefer

Wherever he’s gone, former Davis resident Cody Keefer has made a big impact on the baseball diamonds. Now, while playing for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod summer collegiate league, Keefer has been named to the 2011 All-Star squad. The game will be played Friday in Boston’s Fenway Park. “It’s a big honor […]

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Synchronized swimming has found a niche in Davis’ aquatic sports

By Heidi Holmblad “Open, open, close, close, close,” Becky Diel commanded, while festooning her daughter’s eyes with eyeliner, shadow and mascara, getting her makeup perfect for her synchronized swimming routine. That’s the glamor part of synchronized swimming. That part happens after all the work, perfecting figures and routines. Behind the headpieces, make-up and sequined swimming […]

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Personal bests abound for ‘Monsters swimmers

ROCKLIN — It was a rousing showing for AquaMonsters swimmers last weekend at the Gold Conference meet as two local girls teams established new league records in 200-yard relays. Meanwhile, 94 Davis splashers established new personal bests in one or more events. “The AquaMonsters team goal is (to) swim their personal best at each swim […]

Teo’s time never came, but we remember him

Teo Villanueva was a popular student-athlete who never got a chance to share most of his gifts with us. A 1988 graduate of Davis, Teo was a solid young man. If you know any of the talent-rich, generous Villanuevas, eventually Teo would have made his mark, giving back, helping others and throwing in a heaping […]

Shake-ups in the X-Alps race gaggle

Paragliding pilots flying together are called a “gaggle.” Transient gaggles have been common in this year’s edition of the Red Bull X-Alps race from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco. Of the eight athletes who trail the field, five were within 4 km of each other at the end of the day Monday. The pilots in the […]

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A’s rally to nip Rays

The Associated Press OAKLAND — Conor Jackson hit a two-run double in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied from three runs down to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Monday night. Cliff Pennington homered for the second time in four games and David DeJesus added two hits, including an RBI single to […]

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Rain delays Seattle’s trouncing

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira each homered and drove in three runs, Freddy Garcia stifled his former team and the New York Yankees handed the snakebit Seattle Mariners their 16th straight loss, 10-3, on Monday. A rain delay of 1 hour, 57 minutes was the only thing that slowed […]

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River Cats rout Reno

WEST SACRAMENTO — Michael Taylor was a triple short of the cycle and collected five RBIs as Sacramento topped Reno 10-1 on Monday night at Raley Field. The left fielder hit a two-run double in the fourth inning, a two-run homer in the sixth and an RBI single in the seventh. Sacramento third baseman Kevin […]

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