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Pro baseball roundup: Cleveland cruises in Oakland

OAKLAND — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics, 3-1, on Thursday night. Josh Reddick doubled in a first-inning run for the A’s, who have lost six of their last seven. Carrasco (11-8) did not allow a hit after Reddick’s double, facing one […]

Foul balls make good baseball stories, too

I was watching Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson the other day on TV. He fielded a routine grounder behind the bag, going hard across the line into the coach’s box. “Foul ball!” came the call. Donaldson, stopped his throwing motion, stumbled backwards and took a seat on the synthetic turf. While on his butt, he […]

Busy interim AD Gould talks about capital improvements

It’s been a whirlwind first four months for UC Davis interim Athletics Director Teresa Gould. Before word of her replacing predecessor Terry Tumey (who resigned in April) had reached every corner of campus, former Cal administrator Gould had met with most of the Aggie coaches and set an ambitious calendar for what her new, if […]

Watney fades near the end of Day 1

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods had a nice round Thursday, Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa are the co-leaders of the Quicken Loans National and, after the front nine, it looked like Davis High graduate Nick Watney could be in the mix. Watney, however, shot 2-over on the back nine at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and […]

Republic notebook: Buckle’s first competitive game Saturday

Nearly three weeks after becoming just the second head coach in Sacramento Republic FC history, Paul Buckle will finally get to lead his players in a competitive game when they take on second-place Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Saturday night (8 p.m.) at Bonney Field. Though Buckle managed the team in a pair of friendlies […]

Sports briefs: 24-hour cancer walk starts Saturday morning

Community members will fight cancer by walking continuously from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday on the track at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. as part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The relay, which symbolizes the never-ending fight against cancer, raises thousands of dollars locally to fund research for a […]

Dodgers outlast Oakland in a slugfest

LOS ANGELES — Pinch hitter Kike Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers’ five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer on his bobblehead night for the Dodgers (57-45), who snapped their […]

Cats double up Vegas

WEST SACRAMENTO — Starting pitcher Clayton Blackburn tossed seven shutout innings and added a solo home run to lead Sacramento to a 4-2 win over visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday night at Raley Field. In helping the River Cats improve to 47-58, Blackburn (6-3, 3.50) stifled the 51s (59-46), allowing just five hits. The right-hander walked […]

Sports briefs: Chiropractor to speak at Davis Bike Club event

The Davis Bike Club’s general membership meeting — set for Monday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. — will feature guest speaker Dr. Brian Cook of The Good Life Chiropractic. In the talk, which will be at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame at 303 Third St., Cook will talk about how to utilize sports chiropractic for performance gains and […]

Pence plays big as Giants blank Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn’t surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try to test his arm again. This time the San Francisco Giants outfielder made the Brewers pay with one of the two sparkling defensive plays he made. Pence also came up big […]

Del Rio aims to change the culture in Oakland

OAKLAND — Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a new version of the Raiders and those errors were no longer acceptable. There have been plenty of slipups over the past dozen years as the Raiders have been unable to […]

Youth roundup: Aquadart-DART swimmers win a Junior Olympic meet

The Davis Aquadart-DART swim team captured first place by a large margin at last week’s Summer Long Course Junior Olympics meet in Roseville. With more than 800 Northern California swimmers competing, DART scored 1,685.5 points to finish ahead of CCA (964.5) and third-place FAST (769). Strength both individually and in numbers — more than 70 […]

Gray beats the Boys in Blue

LOS ANGELES — With every pitch in a masterful three-hitter, Sonny Gray reminded the Oakland Athletics that their season is far from finished after a tumultuous few days. Gray struck out nine in his second shutout in July, and Oakland snapped its four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on […]

Brewers snap San Francisco’s win streak

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants were on a roll with a chance to move into the top spot in the NL West for the first time in two months. Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut them down while pitching for the first time in two months, leading the Milwaukee Brewers […]

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