Cavs get lucky, Kings fall in lottery

CLEVELAND —  For the second time in eight years, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, securing the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks, which they will use to help rebuild a team that was left at the altar of a championship when LeBron James bolted as a free agent […]

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After loss in Nashville, Cats still come home with winning trip

Taylor Green’s three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning for Nashville and provided the game’s final margin in an 11-10 Sounds win over the visiting Sacramento River Cats. Even with the loss on getaway day, the Cats completed their eight-game road trip at 5-3. Sacramento took a 10-5 lead in the sixth inning behind Matt […]

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Sanchez hurts himself with error in Giants loss

DENVER — Pitching with confidence and command, Jonathan Sanchez was on the brink of another win for the San Francisco Giants. It all slipped away after he fielded a sacrifice bunt and threw wildly to first base. Sanchez’s throwing error opened the door to a four-run eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies surged back into […]

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JV roundup: DHS girls lacrosse finishes strong

After a slow start this spring, the Davis High School junior varsity girls lacrosse squad finished strong. In the season finale, the Blue Devils got past Northgate to finish with a 10-6 record. Clayton Valley, Berkeley, Oak Ridge, Bishop O’Dowd, St. Francis and Foothill also fell to DHS this year during a rugged schedule. The […]

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Sports briefs: UCD gets four on All-Big West softball squad

The UC Davis softball team had four players honored and got five awards when the Big West announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday. That’s because versatile Alex Holmes was named to the first team as a pitcher, as well as receiving second-team recognition as a utility player. The All-Big West first team accolade is the […]

Team Sky keeps overall Tour of California lead with a different rider

MODESTO — Not much changed Tuesday during a wind-filled and crash-marred third stage of the Tour of California. Team Sky still holds the overall lead, only the cyclist is Greg Henderson of New Zealand, who powered to a surprising stage win to capture the race’s top spot from British teammate Ben Swift. Davis resident Paul […]

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Brown is fulfilling his destiny on the track

Davis High school senior Dominic Brown has been riding since before he can remember. And when he competes in his first national motocross race on Thursday, it will be a day he will never forget. Brown, 19, has seen pictures of himself riding that are older than even his own memories, and he is “very excited […]

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A’s get past Angels in the 10th

OAKLAND — Kurt Suzuki scored from third base in the 10th inning on a fielder’s choice grounder to an outfielder playing in the infield, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Suzuki drew a one-out walk off Los Angeles reliever Fernando Rodney (2-2), moved to second […]

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Rockies get to Lincecum, beat Giants

DENVER  — Tim Lincecum was off-target whether he was throwing to home plate or second base. Carlos Gonzalez capped a five-run sixth-inning outburst with a three-run homer off the unusually wild Giants ace and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 7-4 win over San Francisco Monday night. “It was just bad location, a change-up up,” […]

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Blue Devil boys advance to NorCals for the first time since 1999

It’s too early to say whether Jordan Baroody, Chase Dossa, Scott Raber or anyone from this year’s Davis High boys golf team will end up on the PGA Tour. But with a second-place finish at Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Masters tournament — where the Blue Devils were just one stroke behind winner Del Oro — DHS advanced […]

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Sports briefs: Former Blue Devil breaks a school record at Swarthmore

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — Davis High graduate Rebecca Hammond, now a sophomore, broke the school 800-meter record on Saturday when she posted a time of 2:13.44 to lead Swarthmore College at the Tuppany Twilight Last Chance Track & Field Meet. Hammond delighted the home fans by taking 13th place in a field of 34 runners in […]

Softball playoffs begin Saturday for Blue Devils

This could be the year that the Davis High softball team makes some serious noise in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The Blue Devils are 13-8 overall and their 8-2 mark in Delta Valley Conference was their best league record in more than 15 years. Finishing second in DVC let the locals skip one of the […]

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River Cats quiet Sounds in Nashville

Sacramento took a three-run lead after six innings on Monday in Nashville, then held off the Sounds for a 3-2 victory. The River Cats (26-13) allowed just two hits in the game, both by starter Josh Outman, who improved to 4-1 on the season with seven strong innings. After giving up just one hit through […]

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Sign-ups to be considered for All-Stars almost over

Davis Little League is past the midpoint of its season and soon will be selecting All-Star teams in four divisions. The District 64 tournament — as well as any subsequent events that the teams qualify for —  is baseball designed for  players seeking a more competitive experience, according to DLL board member Dan Duisenberg. Parents […]