Yankees pound another A’s pitcher to complete sweep

OAKLAND — The new version of Oakland’s Big Three pitchers came up awfully small once again against the New York Yankees. Gio Gonzalez allowed a three-run homer to Nick Swisher and the Athletics generated little offense against A.J. Burnett as they lost their 10th straight game to the Yankees, 4-2 on Wednesday. The A’s came […]

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Rosales shines in River Cats rehab appearance

Oakland A’s infielder Adam Rosales was a home run short of the cycle as he began a rehab stint on Wednesday in Sacramento’s 7-4 victory over Salt Lake at Raley Field. Rosales, who is coming back from an ankle injury, singled in the first inning, hit an RBI double in the fourth and tripled in […]

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Eight DHS athletes head to state track meet

When the California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships roll into Buchanan High on Friday and Saturday, there will be eight Davis High athletes trying to leave their marks in Clovis. Versatile — and brilliant — Ian Rock will attempt to bring two California crowns home for the Blue Devils, while a swift 4×400-meter […]

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A silver lining for life without Posey?

When Scott Cousins of the Florida Marlins slammed into San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, the fate of the Giants’ season snapped like Posey’s fibula and tore apart like three of his ankle ligaments. As any fan of the game certainly knows by now, the 2010 Rookie of the Year will miss the rest of this […]

Bees nip River Cats, 4-3

After going down by four runs in the early portion of the game, Sacramento’s comeback came up just short on Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to Salt Lake at Raley Field. Jai Miller hit a two-run homer and Eric Sogard had a pair of hits for the River Cats (33-20), who will host Salt Lake […]

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Sports briefs: Popkins, Heylman and Kupbens get All-Big West

UCD designated hitter David Popkins was named to the All-Big West first team for the second straight year, highlighting a list of three Aggies to earned all-conference nods on Tuesday. Infielder Scott Heylman and left-handed pitcher Anthony Kupbens each earned honorable mention selections, marking the first time either player has been recognized by the Big […]

Briefs: Heat win Game 1 with treys

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat were more than the Big Three. They unleashed some big 3s on the Dallas Mavericks, too. Combine that with winning the bench battle, and the Heat had some surprising advantages in their 92-84 victory in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Tuesday night. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and […]

DeJong remembers his days in Davis

It’s a long way from Davis to Cambridge University. But following a path, in part made possible with a soccer ball at his feet, a former local student-athlete has made the journey — and back again, sort of … Matt DeJong, a 2001 graduate of UC Davis — and a former Davis High standout — […]

BSAL honors 7 Blue Devil lacrosse players

Under first-year coach Nick Juri, the Davis High boys lacrosse team managed a 9-10 overall record, earned a playoff berth and, according to conference officials, took a handful of all-Bay Shore Athletic League honors in the process. Midfielder/attacker Mikie Schlosser was the lone Blue Devil given first-team accolades as the sophomore scored 58 of DHS’ […]

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Three Aggie stars to be honored in Saturday ceremony

As another successful year of UC Davis athletics comes to a close, three Aggies stood above the rest and will be honored Saturday along with some of the greatest players in school history. Distance runner Jonathan Peterson, women’s basketball star Paige Mintun and swimmer Linda Hermann earned UCD’s top athletic awards for the 2010-11 season, […]

Finally, fans can get local man’s baseball book

Joe Taxiera is a fun guy to engage in baseball discussions. The one drawback, from my perspective, is he’s a San Francisco Giants fan. Fair enough, but I’d rather talk about Eddie Mathews and Henry Aaron than Willie Mays and Juan Marichal. But being the big man I am, I get through it when Taxiera […]

Late runs turn Cats win into a blowout

Holding a two-run lead through the first seven innings of the game, the Sacramento River Cats exploded for five runs in the eighth and another five in the ninth to turn a close contest into a 16-5 victory over Reno on Monday. With the win, the first-place Cats (33-19) earned a split of the four […]

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Taylor’s dramatic hit wins it for Astros, 7-6

Kai Taylor’s hit brought home Kyle Stachowicz with the winning run in extra innings as the Astros won a Davis Little League AAA playoff contest, 7-6. Laurent Schwartz and Zane Schouten each had two safeties with Logan McNamara and Cole Bertrand getting RBI singles. Sam Blakewell and Cody Taylor were strong afield as reliever Schwartz […]

Phils sneak past Cubs in Little League playoffs

With Davis Little League teams deep in playoff competition, there was a ding-dong battle last Friday between the majors-division Phillies and Cubs. When the dust settled — after five innings of scoreless baseball — the Phils came out on top, 3-2. Winning pitcher Jake Sherwood and Jacob Avila were locked in a mound duel that […]