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 […]

Las Vegas rips River Cats, 14-2

WEST SACRAMENTO — The official scorer announced a game time temperature of 102 degrees — a new season-high for Raley — but still, the Las Vegas 51s brought their own heat to Tuesday’s series opener against the Sacramento River Cats. Las Vegas scored four times off of Tommy Hanson in the top of the first inning and never looked […]

Sports briefs: Lady Devil conditioning begins Monday

The Davis High girls basketball summer conditioning program begins next week, with opportunities for strength and conditioning available Monday through Friday. The conditioning is open to all incoming ninth-though 12th-graders who may be interested in participating in Lady Blue Devil hoops during the 2015-2016 season. For more information, visit or contact coach Brett Andersen at [email protected] or [email protected] […]

New-look 49ers hope for fresh start under Tomsula

SANTA CLARA — The mass exodus of big-name players, starters and stars on both sides of the ball made headlines all offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, new coach Jim Tomsula worked to assemble his team and an experienced coaching staff. Many wonder whether San Francisco can contend with all the turnover and departures […]

Giants get their 12th win in 13 games

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-2, on Monday night for their sixth straight victory. Heston (11-5) allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings as the defending World Series champions moved […]

River Cats do it all in doubleheader sweep

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After an unexpected rain storm washed away Sunday night’s game, Sacramento wrapped up its series in Albuquerque by smashing the Isotopes in both ends of a Monday doubleheader. The River Cats (46-57) excelled in both halves of all 14 frames on Tuesday at Isotopes Park, winning the two seven-inning games, 10-0 then 10-1. On the hill, […]

Helmus is on an impressive ‘Empty Nest Quest’

In the fall of 2009, Joann Helmus and her husband Mark — both optometrists at Helmus + Baker Optometry in downtown Davis‚ saw their youngest son Nolan off to college. Suddenly, after 24 years of raising children, Joann and Mark had no kids left in the house. It’s a pretty common situation for parents across the […]

Sports briefs: Relay For Life’s 24-hour run starts Saturday

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 […]

UCD football announces fall game times

The 2015 UC Davis football schedule — during which the Aggies will attempt to bounce back from last year’s disappointing 2-9 campaign — is getting closer to completion as game times for outings against Nevada and Hawaii were announced last week. This leaves only the season-ending Causeway Classic (Nov. 21) at Sacramento State to be […]