Fan participation and lack of injuries highlight UCD Blue/Gold Game

The atmosphere was perfect at Aggie Stadium on Thursday night as the UC Davis football team played its annual Blue/Gold Game in front of nearly 300 fans on hand for the scrimmage and the surrounding fanfest. The Aggie faithful enjoyed some exciting plays on the field and activities throughout the stadium on “Meet the Aggies” […]

Veterans, frosh mix to make DHS girls tennis strong

There’s plenty of room for Davis High tennis players to climb the top-12 ladder this fall, considering the Blue Devil girls graduated seven key seniors in June. But a quick look at how the locals will retool — beginning Friday against visiting River City — hints that fans shouldn’t be too surprised if, once again, […]

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These aren’t the gridiron Blue Devils of recent history

Summer hiberation is over. When I saw my shadow on Monday, it told me there were nine more months of prep sports. To celebrate, I’ve started my team-to-team visits at Davis High and am delighted to see that while new coaches and another generation of athletes are bringing some fresh air to Devilville, nothing really […]

A’s blow lead, then get blown out in N.Y.

NEW YORK — Talk about getting slammed. The Oakland Athletics made it all too easy for the New York Yankees, handing out 13 walks that helped set up a record three grand slams on Thursday in a 22-9 romp. “It was definitely embarrassing,” said A’s manager Bob Melvin. Rich Harden started the parade, walking Curtis […]

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Top-seeded Watney is battling opponents, weather

EDISON, N.J. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney, the No. 1 seed as the FedEx Cup playoff series began Thursday, got off to a good at the first round of The Barclays. And it might take a force of nature to keep him from winning the tournament and increasing his chances of winning the $10 […]

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Sports briefs: Wartenburg to take over Aggie track program

Beginning this season, if fans see a UC Davis athlete with track shoes on, chances are Drew Wartenburg will be nearby. In his fourth season working with Aggie athletes, Wartenberg will continue his duties as head men’s and women’s cross country coach, while also taking over as director of the UCD track and field program. […]

Beltran, Lincecum lead Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Carlos Beltran was finally healthy enough to give the home fans a reason to cheer. Beltran shook off the pain around his right wrist to hit his first home run since being traded to San Francisco, powering the Giants past the San Diego Padres, 2-1, on Wednesday night. The switch-hitting right fielder […]

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Crisp powers A’s past Yankees

NEW YORK — A sudden power surge by Coco Crisp knocked the New York Yankees out of first place. Crisp homered twice and drove in five runs, going 4-for-4 with a three-run shot in the 10th inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory on Wednesday. The loss dropped the Yankees a game […]

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Youth roundup: Diamonds pass their first test of 2011

Competing at their first meet of the season — the Judges’ Cup in Rancho Cordova on Saturday and Sunday — Davis Diamonds gymnasts Cordelia Hsiao, Isabella Franke, Sonia Sutton, Alissa Casillas and Lily Heilmann each won at least one event. The traditional season-opening meet featured more than 750 competitors and some of the toughest evaluations […]

Back to the drawing board? New look for DHS boys soccer

It isn’t usually a good thing when a coach says a season’s planning means going back to the drawing board. And such might be the case for the 2011 Davis High boys soccer team. But before Blue Devil backers get concerned, remember that drawing board is in the possession of veteran mentor Ashley Yudin, who […]

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Roller coaster ride continues for Giants in loss

SAN FRANCISCO — Alberto Gonzalez hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning, Kyle Blanks had a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Tuesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory. Nick Hundley doubled against Ramon Ramirez (2-2) to start the ninth, then Logan Forsythe sacrificed him […]

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MLB roundup: Burroughs’ first homer since 2005 is all Arizona needs

WASHINGTON — Ian Kennedy pitched seven sharp innings and Sean Burroughs hit a two-run homer to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. When San Francisco fell to San Diego later Tuesday, the Diamondbacks grabbed a two-game lead in the NL West standings. Kennedy (16-4) allowed six hits, struck […]

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Cats clinch division title

Sacramento just needed a victory on Tuesday to clinch its 10th division title in 12 seasons. The River Cats got the job done, and did it impressive fashion, blasting Tucson, 15-2, at Kino Stadium. The huge win pushed Sacramento’s record to 78-53 and ensured that the Cats would finish first in the Pacific Coast League’s […]

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A’s hold off Yankees in New York

NEW YORK — Andrew Bailey saw Coco Crisp take off for the ball with a route that made him very nervous. That is until he saw the ball settle into the center fielder’s glove just in front of the wall. Bailey retired Nick Swisher on a nearly 385-foot out with the bases loaded after Oakland […]

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