Giants stay hot by beating L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the seventh inning and combined with two relievers on a seven-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval had three hits, including his ninth homer, for NL West-leading San Francisco, which has won eight of 10. […]

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MLB roundup: Halladay leaves early as Phillies fall to Cubs

CHICAGO — Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena homered to back a dominant start by Rodrigo Lopez, and Chicago beat Philadelphia, 6-1, on Monday as Phillies ace Roy Halladay left the game because of the heat. Halladay doubled over and was visited by a trainer after Starlin Castro led off the fifth inning with a single. […]

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DALL junior all-stars don’t go gentle into the night

BENICIA — Dylan Thomas would have been proud of the Davis American Junior Little Leaguers. They did not go gentle into that good night, raging as they did against the dying of their playoff light. After coming back through the so-called loser’s bracket to win the District 64 tournament two weeks ago, the locals had […]

River Cats act offensively in Salt Lake

For the past month, the Sacramento River Cats haven’t exactly been playing like the first-place team that they are — losing 12 of 17 games entering Monday’s contest. But the Cats looked like world-beaters on Monday in Salt Lake, defeating the Bees, 14-3, at Spring Mobile Ballpark. All nine batters in the lineup had hits […]

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It’s a small Blue Devil world after all

I thought I saw 2004 Davis High graduate Michael Wilson in the last James Bond movie, as 007 himself … Wilson, as you probably know from reading this column, was one of fewer than a dozen people worldwide chosen for the Darley International Student Program, a two-year management training course for potential thoroughbred industry leaders. […]

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All-comers track meet planned for Thursday

As the summer-long programs of the Davis Community Track and Field Club wind down, the organization will present its inaugural all-comers meet Thursday on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. “Athletes of all ages are invited to participate in this official, exciting and easy meet,” club member Sarah Rock explains, adding the event […]

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Sports briefs: Aggies make their mark at European Championships

Former UC Davis standout Thomas Phillips, who is coming off of an All-American season last spring in the 400-meter hurdles, added a gold medal to his list of achievements on Sunday. Competing at the European U23 Track and Field Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Phillips helped Great Britain’s 4×400 relay squad run to first place. Though he […]

Extreme X-Alps race ends first day

Check it out What: Honza Rejmanek’s third bid to win the X-Alps race When and where: Starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17, in Salzburg, Austria, and ending 10 to 12 days later in Monaco Watch it: Follow the race in real time at By Margaret S. Burns Davis resident Honza Rejmanek ended a tough […]

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There’s no quit in Davis American junior stars

BENICIA — Apparently, the Davis American Junior Little League all-stars are most comfortable in the loser’s bracket. After navigating that one-and-done bracket to win the District 64 crown a week ago, DALL handled its first no-tomorrow challenge at the regional playoffs at Fitzgerald Field on Sunday in beating South Oakland, 4-3, in a dazzling come-from-behind […]

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Tough start for Davis American at Section 1 Juniors Tournament

On their way to winning the Little League District 64 Juniors Tournament last week, Davis American had to figure out how to bounce back from a double-digit loss against Vacaville National. In that instance, the locals not only rebounded to capture the title, they did it by getting revenge on VNLL not once but twice. […]

River Cats fall to Grizzlies at home

WEST SACRAMENTO — Brett Pill’s grand slam broke open a tie game in the sixth inning and Fresno hung on for an 8-5 victory over Sacramento in front of 11,257 fans on Saturday at Raley Field. The slumping River Cats (54-39) have lost five in a row to the Grizzlies (42-52) and eight in a […]

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Padres punish Zito to take down Giants

SAN DIEGO — Barry Zito appeared to be on the right path after returning from a near-season-long injury nearly three weeks ago. But the San Francisco Giants’ left-hander took a giant step backward. Zito allowed three-run homers to Jesus Guzman and Orlando Hudson, and couldn’t get out of the fourth inning in the Giants’ 11-3 […]

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A’s earn split with Angels with extra-inning win

OAKLAND — Scott Sizemore saved Oakland from another disappointing loss. He also saved himself some frustration. Sizemore singled with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Angels in the nightcap of the first scheduled doubleheader in the major leagues in eight years. “It always […]

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Davis junior legion takes second at District 6 tournament

Two close losses on Saturday cost the Davis junior legion squad the District 6 championship. And the emphasis is on close. In both the 5-4 first game and the 9-8 contest that followed, Bella Vista — playing at its home diamond — barely escaped with victories. With John Ariola on second because of a double […]