One mistake costs Lincecum, Giants

ATLANTA — Tim Lincecum was trying to get the pitch inside. It drifted back over the plate. That one mistake was enough to send the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to another tough loss. Mike Minor pitched six crisp innings and Chipper Jones homered off Lincecum for the only run, leading the Atlanta Braves […]

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Raw group of UCD receivers hopes to breakout in 2011

At this time last year, the departure of UC Davis’ planned starting quarterback Greg Denham forced the team to adapt on the fly. Two weeks before the opener against a Pac-10 foe (Cal), Randy Wright was picked as the new starter. Thrown into tough waters and asked to sink or swim, Wright eventually swam — […]

DHS scrimmages Friday at Brown Stadium

With two-a-day practices coming to a close on Thursday, the Davis High Football team is champing at the bit to play an actual game. On Friday evening, the Blue Devils will do the next best thing. Second-year head coach Steve Smyte will lead his team in a Blue & White Scrimmage beginning at 6 p.m. […]

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Gallaudet’s Guide to youth sports

* Bruce Gallaudet is on vacation. This column originally ran on Nov. 6, 2009. Attention, parents of growing athletes … Take the next 10 minutes for what they’re worth. Take from this whatever helps. If you believe you know better, so be it. Hey, it’s your kid. But understand I have about 40 years of […]

MLB roundup: Phillies stop Diamondbacks’ streak at seven

PHILADELPHIA — Cliff Lee threw seven impressive innings, Wilson Valdez hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh, and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Arizona’s seven-game winning streak with a 9-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Lee (13-7) allowed two runs and three hits, striking out seven. Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff homer for the […]

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Cain cruises, then Giants survive in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Matt Cain dominated for eight innings. The San Francisco Giants were barely hanging on at the end. Cain threw five-hit ball to snap his three-game losing streak, but the Giants narrowly avoided another loss to Atlanta in the final at-bat, preserving a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday. After Cain turned over […]

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Isotopes get Recked at Raley Field

Who says the number 13 is unlucky? The Sacramento River Cats closed out a 4-3 comeback victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes in the 13th inning on Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a two-run double from Anthony Recker. The catcher also tied the game in the seventh inning on a surprise bunt that pushed Andy LaRoche across […]

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Youth roundup: Barcelona brings home a title

Davis Legacy Barcelona, a U13 boys soccer team, won the championship of the Dublin Shamrock Invitational last weekend. In the first game against Empire, Barcelona got goals from Cameron Peuse (three), Bobby Scott (two), and Tomas Echiburu to win 6-2. Davis then moved on to the semifinals when its second opponent — the Ceres Earthquakes […]

Sports briefs: Register now for city league softball

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, Aug. 26, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for men’s teams, and $366 for women’s or coed teams. Each new team […]

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Suzuki’s home runs, defense lift A’s

OAKLAND — Kurt Suzuki already had produced a stellar day; a pair of solo home runs and a throw to second to nail a base runner trying to steal. Then Oakland’s go-to catcher put a game-saving tag on his former Cal State Fullerton teammate to close the Athletics’ 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on […]

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Devils’ fall schedule announced; packed with challenge

Some people own the night. Some teams own a specific opponent. Davis High, at least its athletic teams, seem to own the fall. While Blue Devil competitors and coaches put the finishing touches on training, tryouts and workouts, a look at the upcoming schedule hints at another exciting autumn. Of the nine DHS fall sports […]

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River Cats score a quick knockout

There was quite a bit of discrepancy between the two starting pitchers on Tuesday night at Raley Field. On one side, Sacramento River Cats ace Graham Godfrey tossed six innings and yielded two runs on just three hits. On the other hand, Albuquerque Isotopes hurler Joe Newby recorded just one out before leaving the game, […]

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Aggressive Moscoso sends A’s over Orioles

OAKLAND — Guillermo Moscoso went back to his cutter after slumping for a month or so. The results have been impressive. Josh Willingham hit a home run and had two hits, Coco Crisp drove in two runs and Moscoso won for the third time in his last four starts as the Oakland Athletics beat the […]

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MLB roundup: Diamondbacks beat Halladay

PHILADELPHIA — Lyle Overbay lined a two-RBI double off Roy Halladay in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Overbay knocked in all three runs as Arizona won its seventh straight game. Halladay (15-5) had retired 12 straight batters into the ninth. Halladay, […]

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