Sharks win their regular season finale

SAN JOSE — Having completed their long climb from 12th to second place in the Western Conference in the final three months of the regular season, the San Jose Sharks can now start looking ahead to the most important time of year. Joe Pavelski scored his 20th goal of the season and Antti Niemi made […]

Giants capture some of last year’s magic after getting rings

SAN FRANCISCO — Miguel Tejada galloped around first base like his old Oakland self of a decade ago, thrilled to produce his first game-winning hit for the World Series champion Giants. Tejada hit a two-run double that glanced off the glove of center fielder Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth inning and San […]

“Heartbreaking” loss for DHS baseball team

What started as a small struggle to close out an apparent victory morphed into a nightmarish collapse for the Davis High baseball team on Friday at Bobby Jones Field. Facing perennial section power Elk Grove in a key Delta Valley Conference game, the Blue Devils entered the top of the seventh inning with a seven-run […]

Aggie offense comes alive at Long Beach

LONG BEACH — Barely resembling the team that had struggled to score runs in the first month of the season, the UC Davis baseball team has hit its offensive stride. After winning 8-1 on Friday in the Big West Conference series opener at Long Beach State, the Aggies were even more explosive on Saturday in […]

Late runs kill the Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — After shrugging off a tough start that had them trailing early, the Sacramento River Cats finally got on the board Saturday, tying the game in the bottom of the eighth. But as quickly as the Cats made it a whole new ballgame, Tacoma answered with two runs of its own in the […]

Unearned run is the only score of the game in A’s win

MINNEAPOLIS — Gio Gonzalez was locked in a 0-0 duel with Nick Blackburn when the Minnesota Twins opened the fifth inning with two straight singles. That’s when second baseman Mark Ellis paid him a visit, telling the young lefty to not worry if he gave up a run or two. The Oakland Athletics’ offense, Ellis […]

Fan’s homer helps UCD earn a softball split

The UC Davis softball team normally draws a good number of supporters, and the enthusiasts cheer pretty loudly after each big play. But on Saturday, the team got a reminder of who is its most important Fan. Junior Kylie Fan blasted her first career home run over the left-field foul pole to give the Aggies […]

UCD roundup: Irvine edges Aggies in women’s water polo

In another disappointing Big West contest for the 17th-ranked UC Davis water polo team, No. 10 UC Irvine took a slim first-period lead on Saturday at Schaal Aquatics Center, and try as they might, the Aggies could never quite equalize or go ahead. Despite a game-high four goals from sophomore attacker Carmen Eggert, UCD fell […]

21-year-old still topping Masters field going into the final day

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The kid stayed cool on a sweltering day at Augusta National, and now Rory McIlroy has a comfortable lead heading into the final round of the Masters. The 21-year-old from Northern Ireland shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday, punctuated by a 33-foot putt at the 17th hole that suddenly gave him plenty […]

Sports briefs: Summerdarts sign-ups are this week

The Davis Aquadarts offers Summerdarts, a summer recreational swim team that has been a local staple for 20 years. Registration will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brady Pool Room building at Civic Center Pool. The program runs from June 13 through Aug. 6, and is for children […]

Sports briefs: Fast-paced soccer game goes to DHS

The nationally ranked Davis High girls soccer team doesn’t often find an opponent that can match its speed. But that’s just what the Blue Devils found when they took the field on Thursday at Franklin. The Wildcats’ speed and physicality brought out the best in DHS — even with the Devils missing a few players […]

Cats take down Tacoma in opener

WEST SACRAMENTO — Jemile Weeks cleared the bases with a triple, providing the big blow in the Sacramento River Cats’ 6-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers on Opening Night at Raley Field in front of 10,387 fans. With the bases loaded in the second inning Thursday night, River Cats second baseman Weeks drove a Luke […]

Cahill’s curve kicks Oakland past Toronto

TORONTO — After spending most of spring training working on his curveball, Trevor Cahill’s extra effort is starting to pay off. Cahill pitched eight strong innings for his first win of the season, Conor Jackson singled home the go-ahead run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, on Thursday. “(Cahill) was outstanding,” Oakland […]

DHS boys volleyball team gets its second straight win

The Davis High boys volleyball team is starting to find its rhythm. The Blue Devils made short work of Elk Grove on Thursday night at The Cage, sweeping the Thundering Herd 25-8, 25-10, 25-10 for their second straight win. “It was good for us. We were missing guys (because of spring break). We had people […]