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Cain wins as Giants end skid

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly a year as the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 3-0 to end their seven-game losing streak. Hunter Pence drove in two runs after being activated from the disabled […]

A’s edge Yankees in 10 innings

NEW YORK  — Brett Lawrie hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning against All-Star reliever Dellin Betances, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Billy Butler launched a tying shot off Chasen Shreve in the sixth, and Tyler Clippard whiffed slugger Mark Teixeira with two […]

Two Dempsey goals send U.S. to Gold Cup win

FRISCO, Texas — Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night. Dempsey’s goals in the 25th and 64th minutes were created from crosses from Michael Bradley, wearing the captain’s arm […]

Lorenson looks back on first year as Davis High AD

Davis High has 27 varsity sports and fields more than 40 teams when one counts junior varsity and freshman levels. Without athletic director, administrative assistant and trainer salaries, Blue Devil sports spend more than $500,000 annually. Of that budget figure, about $175,000 comes from gate receipts and Associated Student Body card sales, according to school records. […]

UCD golfer Wong earns another academic honor

After being named to the Big West Conference’s Spring All-Academic team last week, UC Davis junior golfer Andrew Wong got more recognition for her outstanding work in the classroom on Tuesday, when she was named an All-American Scholar by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Reaching the WGCA’s honor roll requires a minimum GPA of 3.50. Wong, who […]

Hawkins is right at home in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — For Corey Hawkins, nothing has changed. He’s still working hard, he’s still playing basketball and he’s even in the same area where he became the Big West Conference Player of the Year last winter. With all of that going for him, Hawkins is prepared to continue playing pro hoops at the high level he […]

Martin grabs Tour de France lead with Stage 4 win

CAMBRAI, France — German rider Tony Martin won the fourth stage of the Tour de France to take the overall lead, while Chris Froome and his main rivals safely came through the treacherous cobblestones on Tuesday. Martin, one second behind Froome overall before the stage started, broke away from Froome’s yellow jersey group some 2 miles […]

Giant struggles continue in shutout loss to Mets

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants rookie Chris Heston had another strong outing against the New York Mets, nearly one month after shutting them down completely while throwing the first no-hitter in the majors this season. San Francisco’s bullpen was another story altogether, continuing a troubling pattern for the defending World Series champions — who have dropped […]

Post 77 falls just short

FAIRFIELD — Needing a win over Chico on Sunday to advance to the championship game of the Western Amateur Baseball Association July 4th Tournament later that day, the Yolo Post 77 American Legion baseball squad turned to Brandon Medina on the hill. Though he had thrown just one inning during the season — Yolo skipper Dave […]

Tour crashes leave Froome to take yellow jersey

HUY, Belgium — British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday’s crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused about 20 riders to fall and several to quit. The 2013 Tour winner Froome almost caught Rodriguez near the […]

Celebration continues for World Cup champion U.S.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women’s World Cup championship trophy on her head. A day after the United States claimed its third Women’s World Cup title, the party was still going on in Vancouver on Monday. “I’m one star […]

In the Clubhouse: On the course, there are so many memories

Last month, we asked folks to send us their favorite golf experiences. The stories we’ve received have been terrific. Some jokes have been sprinkled in, giving us the idea that a “best golf joke” In the Clubhouse is right around the corner, too. But those first-hand stories … So many good ones. There were a couple […]

Not tennis, not badminton … it’s pickleball!

It’s not tennis. It’s not quite badminton. And although it uses a Wiffleball, it has nothing to do with baseball. It’s called pickleball. And while it hasn’t yet found a foothold in Davis, if local man John Cook has anything to do with it, the one-size-fits-all game may soon have a place to play. “I started looking […]

Two Blue Devils among UCD water polo academic standouts

A pair of Davis High graduates — senior Elsie Fullerton and junior Hailey Wright — are among the seven UC Davis women’s water polo players who recently earned spots on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches 2015 Women’s All-Academic honor roll. The other Aggie recipients are redshirt junior Allyson Hansen, sophomore Hannah Harvey, freshman […]

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