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Davis Little League all-stars begin competition this weekend

Fresh off of an exciting batch of city championship playoffs, Davis Little League has chosen its best and brightest to team up in District 64’s summer all-star tournaments. The double-elimination D64 competitions begin close to home this weekend as the 9-10 age-group tourney starts Saturday at the Davis Little League Complex. One week later — […]

Sports briefs: DHS summer baseballers drop a game

Taking on the Easton Cats at Sacramento City College, the Davis High summer baseball team’s bats went cold in a 10-2 loss. The Blue Devils fell to 4-5-1 on the season, despite a pair of hits from Solomon Biers-Ariel and a 1-for-3 performance from Mason Shorts. DHS now heads to Woodland for the Dustin Pedroia […]

Republic’s Open Cup run ends at the hands of San Jose

SAN JOSE — There’s an old soccer adage that a two-goal lead is the most dangerous kind to have. The saying proved true for the Sacramento Republic FC on Tuesday night against its MLS affiliate, the San Jose Earthquakes, as the defending USL champs were bounced from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, 6-5, on penalties after […]

Wambach’s goal carries U.S. to first-place group finish

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach is used to scoring with her head. She’s not sure how she got her latest goal. “I think it was my shin guard, to be quite honest,” she said. “I’m not 100 percent sure.” Doesn’t really matter to Wambach. What does is that she scored, pulling the U.S. national […]

Warriors take the title in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme. Their 40-year NBA championship drought is finally over. A half century of misery in Cleveland drags on. LeBron James just didn’t have enough help. Stephen Curry and finals MVP Andre Iguodala scored […]

Twin-post UCD to benefit from women’s hoops rule changes?

In light of sweeping NCAA women’s basketball rule changes, UC Davis coach Jennifer Gross took time out to talk about the new regulations — and provide a sneak peek at what Aggie fans might expect this winter. Last week, the NCAA announced the women’s game will go to four, 10-minute quarters for the upcoming season. […]

Aggies to host girls basketball clinic

The UC Davis women’s basketball program has announced that it will host a day-long fundamental and skills-development clinic for girls ages 9 to 12 on Tuesday, June 23. Instruction will be from Aggie head coach Jennifer Gross, her staff and members of the UCD team. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day inside […]

Giants/A’s roundup: San Francisco finally wins at home

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Duffy homered and drove in three runs to help the San Francisco Giants snap a nine-game home losing streak by beating the Seattle Mariners, 6-2, on Tuesday. Casey McGehee added a two-run double and Angel Pagan hit an RBI single as the Giants snapped their longest home skid since an 11-gamer […]

S.F. can’t solve Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are reaching new lows at home where they have been far more reliable in recent years on the way to three of the past five World Series championships. The Giants set a San Francisco record with their ninth straight home defeat in a 5-1 loss to the Seattle […]

Oakland slams San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Jesse Hahn pitched well into the seventh inning against his former team and Stephen Vogt hit a grand slam as the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres, 9-1, on Monday night. Hours after San Diego fired long-time manager Bud Black, Hahn (4-5) shut down the team that traded him in the […]

Blackhawks bring home the Cup

CHICAGO — Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The city of broad shoulders, strong enough to carry the silver trophy once again. A Windy City party 77 years in the making. Duncan Keith scored in the second period and directed […]

Four diamond dandies join UCD

UC Davis baseball coach Matt Vaughn announced last week that two more high school standouts and a pair of junior college transfers have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Aggies beginning with the 2016 season. The spring quartet — catcher Houston Roberts (Cabrillo College), pitcher Jed Moscot (Palisades Charter), catcher Ignacio Diaz (Napa […]

Sports briefs: UCD women add a soccer transfer from the Pac-12

Sophomore defender Kristie Braken-Guelke gives the UC Davis women’s soccer team a player with Pac-12 experience as she will transfer from Washington following one season with the Huskies. “Kristie adds depth to our back line. We have a lot of faith in her and feel she is extremely motivated to be at her best for us,” […]

Yolo keeps hitting to sweep doubleheader

WOODLAND — Not exactly playing the part of the gracious host, Yolo Post 77 sent visiting Hagin Grant home from Clark Field with two more losses on the ledger as the local American Legion baseball squad won 12-1 and 16-4 matchups. Yolo, which has now scored 59 runs in its past four games, got a […]

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