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Four runs plenty for A’s Hahn to beat Angels

OAKLAND (AP) — Jesse Hahn’s hopes of closing out the eighth inning ended when he walked Angels slugger Mike Trout on six pitches. It was about the only thing the Oakland right-hander didn’t finish — a much-needed break for the Athletics’ weary bullpen. Hahn pitched into the eighth inning for his third consecutive win, Josh […]

O’Keeffe runs fourth against nation’s top 2-milers

SHORELINE, Wash. — It was a field unlike any that distinguished Davis High distance runner Fiona O’Keeffe had ever seen. The top 11 prep female harriers in the United States met in a 2-mile showdown of what became epic proportions, as O’Keeffe pressed the issue before finishing fourth in the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday at […]

San Francisco shuts out Mariners in Seattle

SEATTLE — Ryan Vogelsong and three relievers combined on a five-hitter to give San Francisco its major league-leading 11th shutout, a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Vogelsong (5-5), allowed three singles over 6 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking two as the offensively challenged Mariners were held to two runs […]

Sports briefs: Sign-ups continue for next week’s Wildcats hoops camp

The Davis Wildcats basketball club will present its popular Summer Hoops Camp this Monday through Thursday at the Davis High gym. The 2015 camp will feature two sessions. First, from 9 a.m. to noon, a skills camp for boys and girls in grades two through five will focus on fundamentals through a mix of competitive games […]

Punchless A’s fall to Padres

OAKLAND — Athletics rookie pitcher Kendall Graveman used his recent demotion to the minors as motivation to get back on track. If Oakland’s offense could do the same thing, manager Bob Melvin’s ballclub might have a chance to crawl out of the cellar in the AL West. Graveman allowed five hits and two runs over seven innings, […]

Republic notebook: Lopez return will be big for Sacramento

When the Sacramento Republic FC lines up against first-place Western Conference rival Oklahoma City Energy FC, a familiar face will likely be back in the lineup. Rodrigo Lopez, the Republic’s leading goalscorer and a 2014 USL MVP finalist, will finally return to the fold after serving a three-game suspension for the red card he received […]

Sports park discussion nears; will it get enough support?

OK. I’m sold. After talking with parents, officials of programs like AYSO, Davis Youth Softball Association and local Little League, and a handful of grandmas and grandpas, I’ve decided that putting a new sports park in town is a good idea. Almost a decade ago, the city of Davis brain trust unveiled the idea for […]

Aggie bling: UCD men get rings at youth basketball camp

Things came full circle for the UC Davis men’s basketball team on Thursday — and that circle was represented by the spectacular championship rings the Aggie players received. The Big West regular-season champion UCD squad — minus Justin Dueck, who is abroad — gathered one last time at The Pavilion on Thursday, where many of […]

Mariners shut out Giants in Seattle

SEATTLE — It didn’t take long for Felix Hernandez to bounce back from the worst outing of his career. And he did it in impressive fashion outpitching San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner in a pitcher’s duel. Making his first start since he allowed eight runs in one-third of an inning, Hernandez pitched eight innings of four-hit […]

Chavez, Oakland bats beat Padres

OAKLAND — Jesse Chavez had already reached double digits in strikeouts for the first time in his career and was prepping to go out for the eighth inning when Athletics manager Bob Melvin decided to go to the bullpen. With Oakland’s offense in the midst of a four-run seventh, Melvin didn’t want to trot his […]

Sports briefs: Prince saves Post 77’s bacon

Opening up the Chico Father’s Day American Legion baseball tournament on Wednesday against Oroville, Yolo Post 77 had to use four pitchers to get through seven innings. But since the fourth local hurler — Davis High’s Kris Prince — held Oroville scoreless through 2 1/3 innings, Post 77 was able to hold on for a 3-2 […]

Youth roundup: DLL A’s beat AA Brewers in City Championship game

In a well-played game on Saturday morning, the A’s edged the Brewers, 5-3, to capture the Davis Little League’s AA City Championship. Despite facing the Brewers for the first time ever, the A’s jumped out quickly, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Lead-off hitter Daniel Heringer got the rally started with a single, […]

U.S. Rugby World Cup team includes two locals

Davis High graduate Thretton Palamo and El Macero native Eric Fry — a Jesuit High grad — are among the 50 players picked by U.S. Men’s Eagles coach Mike Tolkin to train for the Rugby World Cup. The team has a busy summer of competition prior to the World Cup, set to begin in England […]

Aggie women add a 6-2 hoops transfer

The 2016-17 edition of the UC Davis women’s basketball team will certainly have some size as the Aggies announced that Marly Anderson — a 6-foot-2 post from Portland, Ore., who played the past two seasons at Eastern Washington — has signed a grant-in-aid agreement. Anderson joins Pacific Northwest natives Karley and Kourtney Eaton of Mark Morris […]

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