A’s get consecutive wins for the first time this month

OAKLAND — Jemile Weeks played through some nerves, Gio Gonzalez played through an illness and the Oakland Athletics played well enough for their first series win under interim manager Bob Melvin. Weeks had two hits and drove in three runs, and Hideki Matsui homered to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-4 win over the […]

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A’s edge Royals for Melvin’s first home victory

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics had a lot of firsts on Wednesday night. They won the first home game under new manager Bob Melvin. Jemile Weeks stole his first major league base, and a starting pitcher won for the first time in 16 outings. Most importantly, they finally just won in Oakland again. Josh Outman […]

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Giants get Bumgarner a rare win

PHOENIX — To a man, the San Francisco Giants were intent on giving Madison Bumgarner the outcome he deserved. Then the reigning World Series champs followed through, providing the Giants’ talented young left-hander with enough run support for a change to help him pitch the Giants past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-2, on Wednesday. “He’s been […]

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Aggie hurdle standouts earn All-American status

UC Davis senior hurdlers Thomas Phillips and Alex Wilright became the first All-Americans during the Aggies’ NCAA Division I era by earning second-team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The awards were announced by the USTFCCCA on Monday. Phillips, from San Jose, and Wilright, from Elk Grove, received the […]

More offense means another win for Cats

For the second day in a row, and the fifth time this month, Sacramento scored in double digits on Wednesday to outdistance homestanding Salt Lake, 11-5. Leading 5-0 after the top of the fifth, the River Cats (43-24) responded after the Bees (28-39) cut the advantage to 5-3 in the bottom of the frame. The game […]

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MVP Thomas leads Bruins to a Stanley Cup with Game 7 win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty. When the Bruins and their brilliant goalie barged into a hostile Canadian rink surrounded by another 100,000 screaming fans outside for Game 7, they emerged with the championship they wanted. […]

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Local trainer knows his fitness ABC’s

Don’t worry about trying to correctly spell his last name, just know that Nick Walejeski knows his ABC’s when it comes to personal fitness. The local 27-year-old trainer has created quite a stir in north state athletic circles, thanks to his emerging sprint triathlon program, conducted out of Davis Swim and Fitness. “It’s been great […]

Youth roundup: Local rowers compete at national championships

River City Rowing Club was already proud to have qualified four boats for the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. But when the squad got to Oak Ridge, Tenn. to compete beginning June 10, they found out that they had made history. One of the boats, a men’s pair, was rowed by a pair of freshman […]

Royals take advantage of Cahill’s struggles to beat A’s

OAKLAND — Trevor Cahill and the Oakland Athletics are still looking for answers. Cahill walked a career-high seven batters and lost his fifth straight decision, his longest personal skid, and the Kansas City Royals beat the struggling A’s 7-4 on Tuesday night. “Trevor was a little out of sorts,” said A’s interim manager Bob Melvin. […]

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Yolo Post 77 survives a scare

WOODLAND — As the full moon poked its head over the trees beyond center field, those in attendance Tuesday night at Clark Field knew something was up in this American Legion baseball contest. Before Yolo Post 77 pitcher Jay Puckett put visiting Manhart — and the fans — out of their “Misery” with a 1-2-3 […]

Giants hold off Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — So used to playing close games, the San Francisco Giants almost didn’t know what to do with big early lead. Leading by five runs after becoming the first team to rough up Arizona’s Josh Collmenter, the Giants escaped some shaky moments by starter Matt Cain and closer Brian Wilson to hold off the […]

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Altidore’s early goal sends U.S. into Gold Cup quarters

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The United States is marching on in the Gold Cup. It sure wasn’t easy. Jozy Altidore scored in the ninth minute off an assist from Michael Bradley, and the U.S. hung on to beat Guadeloupe 1-0 on Tuesday night and reach the tournament quarterfinals after a loss earlier in the group […]

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Cats get 10 runs to back DiNardo

Sacramento’s six-run second inning gave it all the offense it needed to win at Salt Lake’s Spring Mobile Ballpark for the second straight day. The 10-2 victory on Tuesday improved the first-place River Cats to 42-24 on the season. Thirty-one-year old starting pitcher Lenny DiNardo (1-3) was the beneficiary of the big offensive day by […]

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Taylor’s home runs lead Cats to win

Michael Taylor’s first home run of the game put Sacramento up by two runs. Minutes after Salt Lake came back to tie the contest, his second big fly gave the River Cats a lead they would not give up on Monday in a 4-2 road win over the Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark. After being […]

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