Giants/A’s roundup: Late arrival doesn’t hurt S.F. against Brewers

MILWAUKEE — After a late-night arrival, the San Francisco Giants thought they’d quickly caught a bizarre break — Khris Davis was called out for missing the plate on his home run trot. Davis wound up with his homer after Milwaukee challenged the ruling. Hunter Pence and the Giants got the win, though, rallying past the […]

Republic FC doesn’t have enough in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY — The hosts got first-half goals from Sebastian Dalgaard and Danni König, then the Oklahoma City Energy FC survived Sacramento’s attempt to rally down the stretch to defeat the Republic FC, 2-1, on Saturday night at Taft Stadium. After Dalgaard scored in the 20th minute, and König converted past Sacramento keeper Patrick McLain in the […]

Devil swimmers represent at first state meet

CLOVIS — Last year at this time, these eight Davis High athletes would have been taking a well-deserved rest from swimming. But instead, eight Blue Devils girls — Kyla Leacox, Mia Motekaitis, Nikki Adkins, Cody Hargadon, Angelica Tujo, Annie Brennan, Julianna Chan and Claire McElhern — had one last day at the beach, er, the pool — and […]

Aggies, Les reach long-term contract accord

“I’ve never (coached) for the money because I love (basketball). I love the interaction and mentoring young men and it’s amazing, when you (take) that approach with something, how the other things work themselves out.” Those are the words of UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les. On Friday, “the other things” worked themselves out. […]

Aggie golfers move into fifth at NCAA finals

BRADENTON, Fla. — Three early birdies fueled a hot start for junior Betty Chen, whose even-par 72 paced a consistent performance by the UC Davis women’s golf team on Saturday in the NCAA Championships at The Concession Golf Club. Half of the teams were still on the course on Saturday evening when lightning halted play […]

DHS boys reach NorCal net semis

NATOMAS — After capturing a Sac-Joaquin Section team championship, then an individual SJS doubles title — with one Davis High boys tennis duo beating another in the finals — the Blue Devils were ready to test themselves against the best competition Northern California had to offer. Though it was knocked out in the CIF NorCal […]

Track repeat is sweet for Blue Devil boys

ELK GROVE — As the Davis High boys 4×400 relay team stepped to the starting blocks Friday night for the last event of the nearly eight-hour final day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet, Blue Devil head coach Spencer Elliott couldn’t help but crack a smile. He already knew. The DHS boys had […]

Gutsy performance from DHS track girls falls just short

ELK GROVE — The Davis High girls track and field team knew going into Friday’s final portion of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Track and Field Championships in Elk Grove that it was going to be an uphill battle to capture the third section title in program history. While the Blue Devils put forth a monumental effort, […]

Jacobson helps UCD baseball seniors get 30th win

They went out winners. Before a sun-baked, enthusiastic crowd of almost 1,000 at Dobbins Stadium, the UC Davis baseball team followed another solid outing by starter Raul Jacobson to close out 2015 with a 4-2 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday. The season finale was Senior Day with the 10 graduating Aggies feted in pre-game ceremonies. […]

Graveman gets back from the minors to lead A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kendall Graveman gave the struggling Oakland Athletics a much-needed lift. Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0, on Saturday. Graveman (2-2), recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make the start, […]

Davis’ Cup runneth over

Saturday was opening day for the largest AYSO-only tournament on the West Coast — the Davis World Cup. The three-day event features more than 1,700 players, 300-plus local volunteers, 1,100 referees and 338 games on 20 fields at five different venues throughout Davis. Each of the teams is given a FIFA country to represent. 0524WorldCup2W 0524WorldCup3W 0524WorldCupW […]

Bumgarner’s bat beats L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. Outpitching the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, though, has become almost commonplace. Bumgarner homered, pitched 6 1/3 solid innings and helped the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for […]

Cats fall to Memphis

WEST SACRAMENTO — Darren Ford singled and scored in the first inning, then hit a solo home run in the fourth, but the Sacramento River Cats got no other offense, losing to Memphis, 4-2, on Thursday at Raley Field. The Cats dipped to 21-20 on the season, while the Redbirds — who handed Sacramento starter […]

Ataxia-cure ride is Bicycle Month finale

It’s a “this-n-that” Friday. Let’s get started… Ride for a purpose: RideATAXIA NorCal — a multi-route cycling fundraiser — hits town Saturday, May 30. It’s the third visit to Davis for the event, which will feature a handful of victims of what is known as Friedreich’s ataxia, an often-fatal neurological problem. UC Davis graduate Kyle Bryant […]