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Frenchman Kadri wins Stage 8 at Tour de France

GERARDMER, France — In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador, who sped ahead thinking he might win the […]

Griz edge Cats in series finale

FRESNO — In the final meeting of the season between rivals Sacramento and Fresno on Thursday, the Grizzlies edged the River Cats, 3-2, at Chukchansi Park. Fresno (46-49) got home runs from Jesuit graduate Andre Susac and first baseman Adam Duvall, who had a big night, finishing 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. […]

The composed 9-10 DALL stars head to next round

It’s a team that owns chemistry and composure beyond its years. When the Davis American 9-10 All-Stars had to emerge from the loser’s bracket to win the recent District 64 tournament, the Little League team showed grit rarely seen in even older squads. “Look at the scores of our games: We haven’t been blowing anybody […]

Nibali not taking Tour de France lead for granted

REIMS, France — Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey. He’s not taking the Tour de France lead for granted, though. Despite the stunning departure of reigning champion Chris Froome in a crash the day before, the Italian says he’s “afraid” of two-time champ Alberto Contador, and senses other contenders are looking for […]

Hatamiya back in area toiling for Gold Sox

Lots to check in on, so let’s get started … Ex-Devil nearby: A story earlier this week focused on the current diamond assignments of past and present UC Davis baseball players and former Davis High standouts. I thought I had it covered, but ex-Blue Devil George Hatamiya was nowhere to be found in the article. […]

Kazmir cruises as A’s clinch series from Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — All-Star Scott Kazmir capped the best first-half of his career with one of his best starts yet. Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-1, on Thursday. “I felt good from pitch one,” Kazmir […]

Post 77 sweeps Fair Oaks to secure playoff berth

WOODLAND — Yolo Post 77 put its grit and determination on full display as it powered through an American Legion doubleheader Wednesday night, sweeping Fair Oaks to claim a berth in the Area 1 playoffs. Behind solid pitching and a couple of barrages of offense, Yolo won the first game, 8-1, then took the nightcap, 9-3, […]

Pence, Giants spoil Hammel’s Oakland A’s debut

SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence homered and drove in two runs, Matt Cain tossed six strong innings and the San Francisco Giants spoiled Jason Hammel’s debut for Oakland with a 5-2 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday night. Cain (2-7) allowed two runs and five hits for his first win since May 15 against the […]

Wire briefs: River Cats get a victory in Fresno

FRESNO — Tommy Milone’s first Sacramento start of 2014 was a good one and the River Cats beat the Fresno Grizzlies, 6-2, at Chukchansi Park on Wednesday. Milone, a left-hander who was recently sent down from Oakland, tossed four innings and gave up just one run. Still the southpaw left with his team trailing 1-0. Fresno (45-49) […]

Argentina advances to final in a shootout

SAO PAULO — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. A day after Germany lit up the World Cup with its clinical 7-1 destruction of host Brazil, the Netherlands and Argentina […]

Two teams represent Davis well at AYSO Nationals

The recent AYSO National Games brought more than 7,000 young soccer players to Torrance — double the usual size for the event’s 50th anniversary — and two of the nearly 500 teams competing were the Davis Galaxy and the Davis Blazers FC. The Galaxy finished as the third-best U14 girls squad in the country, while the […]

Sutherland, Summerhays Jr. added to El Macero cast

Current Sacramento State Director of Golf David Sutherland — a 17-year PGA Tour veteran — has been named El Macero Country Club player development ambassador. Sutherland, who had eight top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour, joins EMCC through an honorary membership. Approved by the club board of directors, the association with Sutherland means the Hornet women’s […]

Knox’s love of golf moves to El Macero management

The way David Knox — the new general manager of El Macero Country Club — sees it, he’s in the right place at the right time. “My focus throughout my entire career — while I love the game, am completely passionate about playing golf — has always been the operational aspect, figuring out how to […]

Youth roundup: DBC juniors race well on home course

With loads of friends and family lining the downtown Davis route, several members of the Davis Bike Club junior race team posted strong performances at Friday’s 38th annual Fourth of July Criterium. The super-charged 30-minute race — which featured local riders in the 9-12, 13-14 and 15-18 age groups — saw the oldest cyclists average […]

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