NBA roundup: Roy leads Blazers in huge comeback

PORTLAND, Ore. — Brandon Roy’s go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland’s 23-point second half comeback and the Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks, 84-82, on Saturday, evening the first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Roy, who has struggled to find his place on the team since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees […]

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A’s offense comes to life in Seattle

SEATTLE — Cliff Pennington didn’t wait for something better to come, taking advantage of a situation that has eluded Oakland during its recent scoring struggles. One pitch after a potential inning-ending diving catch became an RBI single for Kevin Kouzmanoff, Pennington hit a two-run homer, part of Oakland’s season-high scoring output in a 9-1 win […]

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River Cats return home for a victory

Even after successful road trip, it’s always good to be home. The Sacramento River Cats celebrated their homecoming on Saturday by scoring three runs in the top of the first and cruising to a 4-2 victory over Tucson at Raley Field. Cats second baseman Jemile Weeks got the party started with a leadoff home run […]

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Halden Invitational boon for DHS track

The prep track world came back to town Saturday as the Halden Invitational drew more than 3,000 athletes and fans to Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Members of the Davis High Blue and White Foundation promised six years ago that a refurbished campus stadium would mean renewed pride, greater safety for athletes, a focal point […]

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UCD roundup: Aggies can’t recreate Friday’s magic in Irvine

Coming off of an exciting extra-inning victory at UC Irvine on Friday, UC Davis came into Saturday’s rubber match with a chance to win their second Big West Conference baseball series of the season. But despite Kevin Grove going 2-for-3 with a triple and starter Anthony Kupbens striking out four batters in seven innings for the […]

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Hudson outduels Lincecum as Giants fall to Braves

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum’s tough day began with back-to-back walks, the first two of what became a career-high six overall. The Giants ace doesn’t yet look like himself, the offense is equally as inconsistent and the World Series champions are still trying to find themselves during a difficult opening month. “It’s early, just a […]

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Miscues hurt UCD softball in series-deciding loss to Fullerton

After a 9-1 victory in five innings was followed by an 11-4 loss in a doubleheader on Friday, fans of the UC Davis softball team were probably expecting a lot of runs when the Aggies hosted Cal State Fullerton in the rubber match on Saturday. But in the third matchup, an unearned run in the […]

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Just bet the colors, watch the people

With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, visions of my own personal sugarplums begin to dance in my head. The most revered horse race in history will celebrate its 137th running on May 7 — and I feel like this one is of the most wide-open competitions ever. Twenty horses will go postward, I […]

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Sports briefs: Siegel stars for Occidental rugby

Former Blue Devil football standout and 2008 Davis High graduate Leon Siegel has turned his attention to rugby, and Occidental College is happy he did. Siegel is a junior scrumhalf and Division III All-American nominee, who has helped lead the undefeated Blackshirts (11-0) to wins over Michigan, UNLV and Loyola Marymount among others. Occidental recently […]

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Devils open it up in second half to beat Dixon in girls soccer

Dixon had a tough assignment on Friday, traveling down the road to face the top-ranked girls soccer team in the country on its home field. The Rams did the only thing they could do, packing their defense in front of the goal and, though it slowed Davis High temporarily, the Blue Devils adjusted in the […]

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Halden track meet returns today

The dream comes true for the Davis High track program today as — after two decades — the Dewey Halden Invitational returns to campus. More than 25 schools are participating, which means almost 1,700 athletes are on hand for the renewal of what was once the region’s premier open track gathering. Catch the photo finish […]

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Tickets to Heinig memorial service will be available at the door

Tickets for Scott Heinig’s memorial service Tuesday evening at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall will be distributed at the door, UC Davis officials announced today. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be limited by the hall’s capacity, the university announced. Freeborn seats between 300 and 1,300 people, depending on configuration. Heinig, 22, a […]

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Sharks win to go up 3-2

LOS ANGELES — Ryane Clowe scored two goals, Jason Demers added another in the second period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski scored in a 54-second span early in the third and Torrey […]

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Seattle’s Hernandez shuts down Oakland

SEATTLE — It was just like old times for Felix Hernandez — strong outing on the mound and next to no run support. Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning Thursday night and Adam Kennedy’s home run was all the Seattle Mariners needed to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0. “I was making great pitches. […]

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