Junior Legion opens tournament with win

FAIR OAKS — Despite coach Bob Creely sensing “something wasn’t quite right … we were out of sync a little bit,” the Davis Junior American Legion baseball squad cruised to a 6-2 victory over Christian Brothers on Monday. The game was at Bella Vista High. With Davis High players from Dan Ariola’s varsity summer program […]

Davis National Juniors bow out on last-ditch hit

VACAVILLE — This one came right down to the wire, and when Dixon’s Matt Eldridge crushed a two-run double with two out in the last inning, it eliminated a game Davis National from the Little League District 64 Juniors Tournament, 6-5, on Monday. Played at a concrete-hard, wind-blown and frigid Arlington Park, the contest was […]

Home Run Derby becomes a Yanks-Sox showdown won by Cano

PHOENIX — Robinson Cano outslugged Adrian Gonzalez to win the All-Star Home Run Derby that turned into a Yankees-Red Sox showdown, even through his Boston rival made the biggest splash at Chase Field. Batting last and being pitched to by his father, Cano defeated Gonzalez, 12-11, in the finals Monday night after they each hit […]

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Lance Armstrong leads Livestrong Challenge ride

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, left, rides down C Street in Davis on Sunday at the beginning of the Livestrong Challenge ride. 1,400 participants from over 36 states left from Davis on the ride which is designed to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. This year’s first Livestrong Challenge event — […]

Welcome to The Wild Life

This is a “goodbye” and “hello” column. Say goodbye to the monthly Davis Aquatics Masters column, which has been published in the Davis Enterprise for the past 2 1/2 years. The goal of that column was to promote health by covering the noncompetitive aspects of DAM, such as those who finished last in races, the […]

The Boscheé-Danzer household is Davis’ Soccer Central

A visit to the Boscheé-Danzer household tells visitors everything they want to know about what goes on there. One table, once used for family dinners, is loaded with papers — all relating to American Youth Soccer Organization scheduling, registration, referee assignments … On Sunday, the downstairs television was tuned first to the U.S. women’s World […]

Davis Little League 11-12 seasons end

VACAVILLE — Keating Park was anything but kind to the Davis Little League 11-12 all-stars on Sunday. In elimination games of the District 64 Tournament, the local American squad dropped a 17-9 decision to Vacaville National, while Davis National was upended, 6-4, by Woodland American. “The boys fought really hard,” DNLL coach Steve Holm said […]

U.S. women stun Brazil in PKs

DRESDEN, Germany — The Americans are moving on to the semifinals after one of the most riveting games in the history of the Women’s World Cup — beating Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie. Abby Wambach tied it with a magnificent, leaping header in the 122nd minute, and goalkeeper Hope Solo denied […]

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River Cats take first game of doubleheader

The Sacramento River Cats used a combination of solid hitting and stealthy base-running to top the 51s, 11-7, in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader in Las Vegas. Sacramento notched five doubles during the contest, including two in each of the third and fourth innings. Kevin Kouzmanoff led the River Cats at the plate, going […]

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Giants get Lincecum’s record back to .500

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum made sure he won’t have to be asked about being an All-Star with a losing record. Lincecum labored through six innings to win for the second time in his past eight starts and Pablo Sandoval had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 20 games as the San Francisco […]

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Bailey blows a save as Rangers top A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas — Oakland relievers Joey Devine and Grant Balfour pitched two shutout innings, handing normally reliable closer Andrew Bailey a ninth-inning lead. Bailey got the first two outs in the ninth, and it appeared the Athletics were about to beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers after losing the first two of the four-game series. […]

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Post 77 season ends with loss to Lodi

LODI — For whom the bell tolls? If you’re Yolo Post 77, it tolls for thee. When 15th century philosopher John Donne lived, he had no baseball over which to muse. But had he lived today, he probably would have had a curious take on this summer’s Post 77 American League squad. While a 22-11-1 […]

Vacaville 11-12 squad cools off Davis National’s bats

The Davis National 11-12 all-stars entered Saturday’s matchup with Vacaville Central having outscored their opponents 37-0 in the first two games of the Little League District 64 Tournament. But on this day, the arm of Vacaville Central’s Troy Claunch and some early offense by his teammates proved sufficient to extinguish Davis’ hot streak. Claunch struck […]

Third-inning magic lifts Davis American 11-12s

They say that three is a magic number. The Davis American 11-12 all-stars’ third-inning performance during their 11-7 District 64 Tournament victory over Dixon at William Keating Park on Saturday definitely backs that claim up. DALL entered the third frame suffering from a stagnant offense and trailing 2-0, but proceeded to score seven runs to […]