MLB roundup: 10th-inning wild pitch gives Nats a win

WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth turned boos to cheers by scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, on Monday. Werth opened the inning by drawing a walk off Marcos Mateo (1-2), then advanced on a sacrifice by pinch-hitting pitcher Livan Hernandez. Mateo […]

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American Farrar wins July 4th’s Tour stage

REDON, France — Two months ago, Tyler Farrar was demoralized, sleeping 20 hours a day. He had even stopped riding, overcome by sorrow after his best friend died in a crash at the Giro d’Italia. On Monday, Farrar became the first American to win a stage of the Tour de France on the Fourth of […]

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Mariners slip past A’s, 2-1

OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy had everything going in his first start back other than endurance. McCarthy faced the minimum batters through 5 2/3 innings in his return to Oakland from the disabled list before allowing single runs in the sixth and seventh that proved to be enough to give the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory […]

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Padres get to Lincecum to top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The calendar has flipped to July and Tim Lincecum still looks awfully average. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was knocked around again in San Francisco’s 5-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday, taking a losing record into July for the first time in his career. Lincecum allowed three […]

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A glorious 4th for DLL majors exhibition

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a summer-long series in which guest writers from throughout the community will take a crack at covering a local sporting event under the watchful eye of Enterprise sports writer Bruce Gallaudet. Tuesday, Kari Peterson reports on Monday’s Davis Little League major-division exhibition game. By Kari Peterson This guest […]

Watney is nearly flawless in winning AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Never mind that Nick Watney was the highest-ranked player at the AT&T National, or that he won a World Golf Championship in March. Stepping to the first tee Sunday in a tie for the lead at the AT&T National, the Davis High graduate had reason to feel overlooked. After being announced, […]

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Baseball briefs: River Cats lose fifth straight game

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento scored twice in the first inning to take an early lead, but Tucson chipped away and eventually came back to capture a 6-4 victory on Saturday night at Raley Field. It was the fifth straight loss for the River Cats (50-32), who are still in first place in the PCL’s Pacific […]

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Davis author resurrects a forgotten A’s star

Pop quiz for sports fans: Q. This Hall of Fame outfielder drove in 100 or more runs and hit above .300 in his first 11 seasons in the major leagues. He hit .334 lifetime, played in four World Series and hit .381 and .390 in back-to-back seasons. He was a participant in baseball’s first three […]

Post 77 splits four games at Fairfield tourney

It was a mixed bag for Yolo Post 77 as it tuned up for next week’s American Legion baseball playoffs with four games at the Fairfield Fourth of July Tournament. Losses Wednesday and Friday were sandwiched around a strong Thursday performance that included wins over Dixon-Wood and TC Legion. Yolo (20-10) scored just one run […]

The Masters track world comes to Sacramento

Athletes from across the globe will gather in Sacramento next week for the World Masters Athletic Championships. Competitors from far-off lands like Senegal, Australia, Liberia and Fuji will cross oceans to compete in nine days of events. Entrants from 35 years old to 101 (really) will come to the region for the meet, which starts Wednesday […]

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Fans carry U.S. women past Columbia

SINSHEIM, Germany — Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say “thank you” to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game. The U.S. advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 rout of Colombia on […]

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Watney sets course record and moves into AT&T lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney didn’t get off to a great start on Saturday at the AT&T National. But man, did he finish strong. Setting a course record at Aronimink Golf Club with an incredible back-nine performance, the former Blue Devil shot a 62 and enters Sunday’s final round with a share […]

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Davis American Little Leaguers to play for title

DIXON — The power has been restored. After suffering a shutout at the hands of Vacaville Central on Wednesday, the Davis American Little League 9-10 All-Stars saw their offensive acumen return in full force on Friday, eliminating Woodland National, 15-1, in the District 64 Tournament at Hall Memorial Park. Now, the local youngsters get their […]

Davis man is Tour de France ‘spokesman’

Todd Gogulski is another spoke in the wheel that keeps Davis rolling on as the Bicycle Capital of the United States. Gogulski, an accomplished competitive cyclist and two-year local resident, is the color commentator for the NBC/VS network broadcast of the Tour de France, which started Saturday. Chosen because of his clever work over the […]