Post 77 finishes strong at Chico tourney

Though it wasn’t quite enough to capture the championship — that honor went to the host Chico Nuts — Yolo’s performance last weekend against some of the best american baseball legion teams in the area bodes well for the future. A loss in Wednesday’s opener was quickly forgotten, once Post 77 got going and did […]

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Sunday’s U.S. soccer win sets up rematch with Panama

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, the United States men defeated Jamaica, 2-0, while Panama equalized in the 90th minute and went on to beat El Salvador in a penalty shootout, setting up their clash in the semifinals of the Gold Cup on Wednesday. Panama will enter the semifinal against the United States with confidence, having beaten […]

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Soroptimists plan annual golf tournament

Save the date for Soroptimist International of Greater Davis’ 17th annual benefit golf tournament, Saturday, July 16, at the Davis Municipal Golf Course. It is a two-person scramble with handicap and Callaway flights. Players will compete for prizes in closest-to-the-pin and most accurate drive contests, as well as for the overall tournament winners. A golfer […]

A’s beat Giants for the second day in a row

OAKLAND — Hideki Matsui had two hits and two RBIs to help the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 Saturday night. Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton both had RBI doulbes for the A’s, who matched their season-best four-game winning streak. Aubrey Huff drove in a run for the Giants, who lost their third […]

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Grizzlies shut down Cats

Four Fresno pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Grizzlies blanked the Sacramento River Cats, 3-0, on Saturday at Raley Field. Six-foot-seven Fresno starting pitcher Andrew Kwon improved to 8-5 on the season by throwing six scoreless innings. He walked four but did not allow a hit and struck out four River Cats. A […]

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Yolo wins two in Chico

Yolo Post 77 rebounded from an opening-game loss to pick up lopsided victories on Thursday and Friday at the Chico Father’s Day Tournament. After scoring just one run in the opener, Post 77 combined for 20 runs in just 12 innings of play spanning the two wins — an 11-1 mercy-rule pounding of Doc Stewart […]

McIlroy’s masterful run continues at Open; Watney done early

BETHESDA, Md. — Rory McIlroy kept punishing the golf course and the record book on Saturday, setting himself up with an eight-shot lead at the U.S. Open with 18 holes left between him and his first major championship. In a third round that felt more like a regular day on tour than the toughest test […]

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Get involved: help restore historic Woodland diamond

The playing surface at Clark Field — new to this season thanks to the Clark Field Restoration Project — is drawing rave reviews. The scoreboard, faithful to the facility’s birth in 1930, sits behind a new outfield fence. A state-of-the-art sprinkler system will help protect the satin smooth new grass. But the work of dozens […]

Clark Field: the old girl is getting a facelift

Editor’s note. This is the first of a two-part series on the life and renovation of Woodland’s historic Clark Field. Next Sunday, Clark Field’s rich history, which featured visits from some of the baseball all-time greats. WOODLAND — The old girl is getting a facelift. And thanks to a group of dedicated Woodland-area volunteers, 80-year-old […]

Grueling Dipsea race is worth the physical toll

Call me crazy. Last Sunday, for the second straight year, I risked life and limb in one of the most physically daunting challenges that I have encountered in my short life. The Dipsea, a 7.4-mile-long run from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, is the oldest cross-country trail race in the United States. Every year, close […]

Race to End Hunger track meet photos

Athletes of all ages competed on Saturday at the Race to End Hunger track and field meet at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The event was presented by the Davis High Freedom From Hunger club to raise money and awareness for the worldwide fight against hunger.

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Sports briefs: Conditioning camp has a few openings

A high-energy training camp — aimed at youthful athletes — still has a few spots open in the 2 to 3 p.m. time slot. Called the Champions Advanced Performance Training and Conditioning Athletic Camp, the five weeks of workouts begin Monday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High School. The camps run each […]

Upton’s walk-off beats Giants

PHOENIX — Justin Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a sweep at the hands of San Francisco with a 3-2 victory over the Giants on Thursday night. Upton’s opposite-field home run off Santiago Casilla (0-1) was his first career walk-off homer and the first […]

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Bees have no sting as Cats finish sweep

The Sacramento River Cats are always happy when they get to return home to the friendly confines of Raley Field, but it’s even better when they are riding high. The first-place Cats are doing just that as Thursday’s 5-1 win at Salt Lake completed a four-game road sweep to send Sacramento (44-24) to 20 games […]

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