Cats come from six runs down but Fresno wins in the 11th

Sacramento scored three runs in the seventh and another three in the eighth inning on Tuesday to extend its game at Fresno to 11 innings. But the result was eventually the same as it has been for the last seven River Cats’ contests — a loss. Ryan Lormand singled home Justin Christian in the bottom […]

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Davis National 10-11s come up one rally short

If you don’t think Little League games are hard-fought, you missed the Davis National-Vacaville American matchup to open the 10-11 District 64 Tournament on Tuesday. With the lead changing hands five times, VALL eventually managed a 12-10 extra-inning victory over the hosts at the Davis Little League complex. Despite temperatures pushing 90 degrees, the 200 […]

A’s battle back to force extras, then lose

OAKLAND — Everything was going according to plan. The Athletics finally got All-Star Felix Hernandez out of the game after eight brilliant innings and managed to tie the game against Seattle’s closer. The defense let Oakland down, though, and a throwing error led to one more missed opportunity. Franklin Gutierrez scored the go-ahead run on […]

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End of the trail for Davis American 9-10s

DIXON — Pitcher Daniel Roberts handled the vaunted Davis American Little League bats as the locals committed seven errors in falling to Vacaville Central, 7-1, in the District 64 Little League tournament for 9-10-year-old players. Roberts went five innings, allowed only three hits and an unearned run, and struck out six in picking up the […]

Contador makes a move in Tour de France’s fourth stage

MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France — Make no mistake, Alberto Contador is back on the prowl. After a dismal start to the Tour de France, the three-time champion showed some of his old dominance Tuesday at cycling’s premier event. He gained seconds on his likely rivals by placing second to Stage 4 winner Cadel Evans in a two-man […]

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Aquatics roundup: AquaStarz synchronize with excellence

Going into its fourth regular dual meet of the summer, the Davis AquaStarz synchronized swimming team already has two impressive Valley Foothills Competitive Aquatics League victories under its belt. Using the friendly confines of Community Pool to its advantage, Davis beat the Cordova Cordettes (June 15) and the Auburn Mermaids (June 22) before falling to the […]

Yolo geared up for American Legion playoffs

Sometimes a team evolves at the perfect time. Such is the hope for the Yolo Post 77 American Legion baseabll squad as it enters this week’s District 6 playoffs at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi. With players like Josh Cosio, Mike Chavarria, Tom Lyon and Luke McDonald banging the ball, the early-season offensive doldrums could […]

Get ready for the Showcase soccer onslaught

Almost 200 of the West Coast’s most accomplished youth soccer teams will be in Davis during the next two weekends as the Davis Legacy Soccer Club presents its 2011 College Showcase. With more than 70 university coaches expected to attend the boys and girls tournaments, event director Mark Torguson is delighted with the growth of […]

Greiner Athlete of the Week (7/6/11): Post 77’s Josh Cosio

Former Davis High baseball standout Josh Cosio turned up the heat for Yolo Post 77 as the right-handed outfielder had a huge three-game run in the recent Fairfield Fourth of July American Legion Tournament. The performance was good enough to earn him the Greiner/Davis Enterprise Athlete of the Week. Cosio blasted a home run, a pair of doubles […]

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Griz take down River Cats in extras

Sacramento scored the first five runs of the game on Monday in Fresno. But as soon as the River Cats’ scoring ended, the Grizzlies offense finally kicked into gear. Homestanding Fresno chipped away, eventually tying things up with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning before winning the Fourth of July contest, 6-5, […]

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MLB roundup: 10th-inning wild pitch gives Nats a win

WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth turned boos to cheers by scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, on Monday. Werth opened the inning by drawing a walk off Marcos Mateo (1-2), then advanced on a sacrifice by pinch-hitting pitcher Livan Hernandez. Mateo […]

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American Farrar wins July 4th’s Tour stage

REDON, France — Two months ago, Tyler Farrar was demoralized, sleeping 20 hours a day. He had even stopped riding, overcome by sorrow after his best friend died in a crash at the Giro d’Italia. On Monday, Farrar became the first American to win a stage of the Tour de France on the Fourth of […]

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Mariners slip past A’s, 2-1

OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy had everything going in his first start back other than endurance. McCarthy faced the minimum batters through 5 2/3 innings in his return to Oakland from the disabled list before allowing single runs in the sixth and seventh that proved to be enough to give the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory […]

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Padres get to Lincecum to top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The calendar has flipped to July and Tim Lincecum still looks awfully average. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was knocked around again in San Francisco’s 5-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday, taking a losing record into July for the first time in his career. Lincecum allowed three […]

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