Quiet Yolo bats betray solid pitching efforts

WOODLAND — Finally, a home game! After home openers were twice rained out, even the friendly confines of Clark Field did nothing to awaken the slumbering bats of Yolo Post 77 as it dropped a 3-2 decision to visiting Fair Oaks on Wednesday. With temperatures lingering in the low 70s throughout much of the contest, […]

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Aggies can’t clear final hurdle

UC Davis senior hurdlers Thomas Phillips and Alex Wilwright so their outstanding careers come to a close on Wednesday as both raced well but did not qualify at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Running in the 400-meter hurdles, Phillips was 13th and Wilright took 15th. […]

Oakland’s skid continues as A’s get swept in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Oakland manager Bob Geren didn’t get too philosophical in trying to explain why the Athletics absorbed a three-game sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. “They outscored us, they outpitched us, they outhit us,” Geren said. “That equals losses.” Rookie Zach Britton took a four-hitter into the seventh inning, Mark Reynolds homered, […]

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Cain is lights out for S.F. in complete-game win over Nats

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain was at his overpowering best on the mound and even got into the act with his bat to give the San Francisco Giants another close win. Cain struck out 11 in his first complete game of the season and also hit an RBI double that helped the Giants beat the […]

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Youth roundup: Chaos United wins an AYSO World Cup title

The Davis Chaos United, a U19 boys soccer team, represented Norway quite well in the AYSO World Cup, finishing off a dramatic run with a championship. In the first bracket game, the Chaos United offense exploded for eight goals in a win over Comoros. Eli Siegel opened the scoring for the locals in the sixth […]

Zimmermann takes down the Giants with his arm, bat

SAN FRANCISCO — Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven impressive innings and drove in the tiebreaking run with a safety squeeze to lead the Washington Nationals over the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on Tuesday night. Ian Desmond had an RBI single and Wilson Ramos added two hits as the Nationals rebounded from Monday’s frustrating 13-inning loss to […]

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Another big offensive day isn’t enough for Cats

Even after falling behind by nine runs in the early going, the red-hot Sacramento River Cats offense nearly scored enough to complete a four-game sweep of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Tuesday. The comeback, however, fell just short as the Sky Sox held on for a 12-9 win. The River Cats (39-21) had to […]

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Nowitzki’s Flu Game? Mavericks tie NBA Finals at 2-2

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have pulled off another stunning comeback, tying the NBA finals at two games each. And this time, Nowitzki did it while battling the flu. Nowitzki shook off three poor quarters to score 10 of his 21 points in the final period as the Mavericks outscored the Miami […]

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A’s losing streak reaches eight with loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics couldn’t get more than one hit in any inning against Baltimore, and many of their hard-hit balls went directly into the glove of one of the Orioles. The result was a hauntingly familiar 4-0 defeat Tuesday night that extended the A’s losing streak to a season-high eight games. “It seems […]

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UCD’s Lyman and Biagini picked on Day 2 of MLB draft

One of the most versatile UC Davis baseball players of all time, and one who got little work in his first season with the Aggies, were selected in Tuesday’s portion of Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft. Junior Scott Lyman, who entered the draft as a right-handed pitcher, was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the […]

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Sports briefs: Last day to register for Junior Blue Devils at cheaper price

For future football stars interested in playing next fall with the Davis Junior Blue Devils, Wednesday is the last day to get the discounted registration fee of $275. After that, the price goes up to $300 but registration will still be available. In addition to a season of fun on the gridiron, the fee includes […]

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MVP Gilbertson leads a big DHS group of All-DVC performers

The Sac-Joaquin Section champion Davis High girls soccer team dominated the All-Delta Valley Conference selections as high-octane forward Anna Maria Gilbertson was again named the league’s Most Valuable Player. For Gilbertson, a junior who finished the season with 41 goals, it marked her second consecutive conference MVP honor. Ali Yule and Jennie Hawkins joined two-time […]

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All-comers track meet should be interesting

When the Davis High School Freedom From Hunger group presents its inaugural Race to End Hunger — an all-comers track and field day — it could offer a chance to see Blue Devil sprint king Courtney Williams race his coach, Spencer Elliott, a former UC Davis dash specialist. Or maybe some hot-shot 10-year-old will clear […]