Wedding bells ring at Bicycling Hall of Fame

Sometimes, when you’re at a wedding, you just know this is going to work out happily ever after. On Wednesday afternoon, one such union took place in Davis, at the corner of Third and B streets. When the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame slipped a ring on the finger of the Davis Bike Club, it […]

UCD’s Payne is hoping to gain an NBA job

One of the most talented men’s basketball players in UC Davis history is hoping that those skills will take him to the next level. Six-foot-eight guard Mark Payne’s pursuit of that dream brought him back to the local region on Tuesday when he worked out with the Sacramento Kings in advance of Thursday’s NBA draft. Payne, […]

Sports briefs: Smith to play in Optimist football game Saturday

Davis High fans can see Blue Devil standout Peter Smith put on the pads one last time as a prep player on Saturday at the 55th annual Optimist All-Star Football Game. Contested at American River College beginning at 7 p.m., the charity game features many of the best athletes from around the Sacramento area. Smith, […]

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July 4 run benefits Woodland schools

This year, families and athletes have a new reason to kick off their Independence Day festivities with Woodland’s annual fun run. The 2011 Woodland Schools Foundation July 4th Run will raise funds for Woodland public schools. WSF is hosting this year’s event, which features both a one-mile fun run and a five-mile timed run. Both […]

Twins pound Giants’ Bumgarner in first

SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Revere stood in the on-deck circle waiting for his second at-bat of the first inning and watched as pitcher Carl Pavano went for a major league-record ninth straight hit to start the game. “He tried to break it,” Revere said, chuckling. “He was hacking. I loved it.” Pavano struck out swinging. […]

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Carter’s 10th-inning score gives Cats a victory

Chris Carter’s third hit of the game was a double in the 10th inning. Michael Taylor’s second safety was an RBI single that brought Carter home with what turned out to be the winning run. Carter crossed the plate in the 10th with the first run for either team since the top of the fifth […]

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Gold jerseys keep working for A’s

NEW YORK — Josh Outman, Jemile Weeks and the Oakland Athletics have been good as gold in their garish alternate jerseys. Outman threw another impressive game, Weeks scored three times and the streaking A’s walked their way to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night, handing rookie Dillon Gee his first […]

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CWS roundup: Unlikely contributions help Cal get another win

OMAHA, Neb. — California coach David Esquer called on all hands to save his baseball program, and he’s doing the same to keep his team playing in the College World Series. Freshman utilityman Derek Campbell drove in two runs out of the No. 9 spot, closer Matt Flemer pitched three scoreless innings in his longest […]

Sports briefs: Lacrosse camp set for next week

The Davis Lacrosse Association will host its fifth annual series of summer lacrosse camps for boys and girls in grades one through 11, from beginners to advanced players. The first camp, for boys and girls, begins Monday and runs through Thursday, June 30, with additional boys camps scheduled for July 18-21 and Aug. 15-18. All […]

Davis prep success fuels track club turnout

Three times in 2011, Davis High pole vaulter Ian Rock sent his school’s record to new heights. Rock finished his career with a Blue Devil all-time vault best of 16-2 — good enough to win the California prep championship earlier this month. With each new standard, Rock apparently brought with him new, youthful fans. “Yeah, […]

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Davis PD carries the torch for Special Olympics athletes

The Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” will reach its final destination Friday afternoon when Davis police officers carry the torch through downtown Davis. They’ll deliver it to UC Davis police officers, who will then carry the torch to Aggie Stadium for Friday’s opening ceremonies of the Northern California Special Olympics Summer Games. It will have […]

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Special Olympics comes to town

More than 670 athletes, along with their families and coaches, will converge on Davis this weekend for the annual Northern California Special Olympics Summer Games. Athletes of all ages, hailing from 30 Northern California counties, will compete in four events: aquatics, bocce, tennis and track and field. Opening ceremonies get under way at 7 p.m. […]

New budget bans taxpayer funds for UC athletics

By Nanette Asimov With a few words in the new state budget, lawmakers will ban spending taxpayer money on intercollegiate athletics — and end a controversy that started when a sharp-eyed UC Berkeley professor found that university officials had changed details of the law. University of California officials acknowledge asking the state to remove athletics from the list of […]

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MLB roundup: 10-run explosion in the seventh carries Red Sox

BOSTON — Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs with a single and double in a 10-run seventh inning against his former team and the hot-hitting Boston Red Sox rolled over the struggling San Diego Padres, 14-5. Gonzalez boosted his major league-leading RBI total to 67 since the Padres, unable to give him a lucrative contract, […]

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