Flying high: Davis paraglider shares X-Alps experience

By Margaret Burns Thirty pilot/athletes from 22 countries started out in the X-Alps race on July 17 and only 18 finished 14 days later. They had attempted to paraglide and hike the 900 miles from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco with a 25-pound backpack and an assistant driving a van with the rest of their gear. […]

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Cats can’t weather Storm Chasers

OMAHA – The Omaha Storm Chasers were not thrown off their game by two rain delays as they defeated the Sacramento River Cats 7-5 on Saturday to earn a series split. Sacramento (70-45) posted four runs in the top of the second inning, including a solo homer by Michael Taylor. However, Omaha put up two […]

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Dodgers defeat Diamondbacks, keep Giants in first place

PHOENIX — Nathan Eovaldi pitched five solid innings in his major league debut and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Saturday night. The Diamondbacks’ loss allowed the San Francisco Giants to remain atop the National League West standings by half a game. Eovaldi (1-0), who pitched in the Double-A Southern League All-Star […]

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McCarthy goes 8 innings, A’s blank Rays 8-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brandon McCarthy pitched five-hit ball for eight innings, David DeJesus homered twice and the Oakland Athletics earned a rare road victory by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-0 on Saturday night. McCarthy (5-5) helped Oakland win for just the eighth time in its last 38 games away from home. He struck […]

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Under-14 baseball tryouts

The Davis Crush, a competitive under-14 travel baseball team, will conduct tryouts on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. at Civic baseball fields at Fifth and B streets. The Crush is coached by former UC Davis Aggie player Tim Busbin. This tryout is for boys with birthdates after May 1, 1997. Players should arrive at […]

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AquaMonsters fall sessions begin

Fall sessions for the Davis AquaMonsters begin on Monday, Aug. 8. The AquaMonsters are a seasonal swim team that offers children an opportunity to compete on a recreational summer swim team, improve stroke technique, learn stroke skills such as flip turns and dives, improve fitness and conditioning for water polo. The team philosophy is: swim, […]

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Piercy leads Reno-Tahoe Open

RENO, Nev. — Scott Piercy reeled off eight consecutive birdies to post a 28 on the front nine then bounced back from a bogey on the 17th to eagle the 616-yard closing hole Saturday and break the course record at the Reno-Tahoe Open with an 11-under 61. The 32-year-old Las Vegas native, who is winless […]

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Cain sharp for 8 innings, but Giants lose to Phils

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain is receiving little run support lately. Problem is, he’s used to that. Cain allowed just three hits over eight innings, but that was enough for Cole Hamels and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies to beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Pablo Sandoval homered with two outs in the ninth […]

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Taxiera baseball book finds a home at the Hall of Fame

Don’t get me started on baseball — or Joe Taxiera’s brilliant project, “A Unique Look at Big League Baseball.” His 2011 volume, tagged the broadcasters’ edition, has taken on new life. This book provides fodder for arguments between generations, between team followers and between American League fans and National League purists. Taxiera, a Davis guy […]

Female Blue Devil champs of 1970s will be honored

Save the date: Wednesday, Nov. 30. The section title-winning Blue Devil girls basketball teams of 1975 and 1976 will be honored in pre-game ceremonies at Davis High School. From otherworldly center Denise Curry, to board-sweeping Sue Towne and swingman Therese Cardinet, those ground-breaking Blue Devil players and their coaches will be recognized before the locals’ […]

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Adam Scott leads Ishikawa by a shot at Firestone

By Doug Ferguson AKRON, Ohio — Ryo Ishikawa amazed even his peers in a charity-driven sport when he pledged in March to donate his entire earnings on the golf course to the tsunami relief fund in his native Japan. He could double the donation Sunday in a World Golf Championship that is surprising even him. […]

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Lee tosses 5th shutout of 2011 as Phils top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — For Cliff Lee it was just another game, another win that will help his team reach the postseason. There was no revenge factor, no statements. Lee threw a seven-hitter, Hunter Pence and John Mayberry hit back-to-back home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Thursday night. Lee (11-7) […]

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Pujols’ 25th homer and solid pitching give St. Louis the win

MIAMI — Albert Pujols hit his 25th home run and finished a triple shy of the cycle, and six relievers combined to pitch six innings to help St. Louis beat Florida 7-4 on Thursday night. Pujols came into the game only 1 for 14 on the Cardinals’ trip. He walked and scored in the first […]

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Former Blue Devil named prep basketball coach of year

One can only imagine what the driveway basketball games were like at the Curry household in 1970s Davis. There was Mike, popping from waaay outside. Sister Denise would work hard to go left on big brother, all the time giving as good as she got. Meanwhile, younger brother Ryan waited patiently — “I got next!” […]

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