Watney is within four shots of lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Nineteen-year-old amateur Patrick Cantlay had trouble building on his record-setting round in the Travelers Championship. A day after shooting a course-record 60, the lowest score ever by an amateur on the PGA Tour, the UCLA star had a 72 on Saturday, and found himself five strokes behind leader Fredrik Jacobson. The Swede […]

Cleveland balk brings home the only run in Giants’ win

SAN FRANCISCO — Even for a team that regularly wins close games, the San Francisco Giants couldn’t remember an inning like they had Saturday. Two errors. A slip on the bases. And a balk that happened so fast some didn’t even see it. Tony Sipp balked home the only run with the bases loaded in […]

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Team Davis: It truly takes a village

Bocce. America’s sport. Well, not really. But anyone in attendance at recent Team Davis lawn-bowling practices would have thought that the special-needs players were mini-versions of Gianluca Formicone. Don’t know Formicone, the world’s top-ranked bocce star? Doesn’t matter. Don’t know bocce? That’s OK, too. What’s important is these Special Olympics participants approach their challenges seriously, […]

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Cross-country run to get naturopathy word out

Doesn’t this sound like fun? Come early August, members of a Davis family will be traveling from Winnemucca to Elko, Nev. The 30-mile jaunt is no biggie, if you’re crossing the rugged, unforgiving desert in an air-conditioned automobile. But for brothers Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby, their dad Dennis and cousin Jonas Ely, the quartet is […]

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Is Armstrong headed to Davis for July event?

Will he or won’t he be back in Davis next month? When the Livestrong Challenge cycling event comes to town July 9-10 at Central Park, organizers of the two-day events are hinting that cycling icon Lance Armstrong will join in the festivities. “I am being told that Lance himself is coming to Davis (on that […]

Berryessa swim supports Putah Creek Council

In the early hours of Monday, May 23, swimmers from Davis, Oakland, Sacramento and Irvine began what was to be an all-day swim down the length of Lake Berryessa. The lake is 16 miles long, nearly the length of the English Channel at Dover. Most swimmers were part of relay teams of two, three and six people, but a […]

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Mets get past A’s, 4-1

NEW YORK — Chris Capuano put aside any hint of pain and then really cramped Oakland’s style. Capuano got the free-swinging Athletics to chase a lot of early changeups and pitched six scoreless innings before leaving with a tweak on his right side as the New York Mets won 4-1 on a dreary Thursday. Capuano […]

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Lincecum sharp in 12-strikeout victory

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum needed a psychological boost. When he got it, his fastball command returned. Lincecum struck out 12 in seven superb innings, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Thursday. “I wasn’t worried about what would happen when I threw pitches,” said the two-time Cy Young Award winner. “It […]

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Junior American Legion season heats up

Who wants it? A brain-fuzzying 102-degree afternoon. A baseball infield to drag. Base pegs to dig out as dirt all around you kicks up. Bringing in water from the other baseball diamond, 300 yards away … Oh yeah, smoothing out the mounds, checking to see that your full complement of players is on hand, then […]

Hurry. Take in a Legion game next week

The summer nights in Yolo County are heavenly. They almost demand your attention. So, I have a brilliant idea for you; especially if you’re a baseball fan, and double-especially if you are from Davis. Go discover American Legion Post 77 baseball. It’s played at Woodland’s Clark Field, a sort of a living Norman Rockwell painting. […]

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New coach: It’s a honey of a summer already

With veteran basketball coach Karen Foster now taking the reins of Davis High’s girls varsity program, one thing is certain — it’s going to be a honey of a season. With spring and summer leagues and tournaments requiring a lot of travel, entry fees and on-the-road food, Foster and her girls were exploring ideas for […]

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Summer sports opportunities for local youths

Sign-ups are being taken now for the AYSO fall season. A walk-in registration day is Tuesday, July 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Davis AYSO building in Community Park. Registration also will be held at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, July 9, for players who pre-register online. Walk-in registration is $140 ($50 […]

Miramontes sparkles as Post 77 wins again

WOODLAND — “He was terrific. He did exactly what you want to do: get ahead and limit your pitches,” Yolo Post 77 assistant coach Dave Ryan said of his staff ace Alec Miramontes. The Davis High graduate stopped visiting American Legion rival West Sacramento, 8-4, on Wednesday night at Clark Field. En route, Miramontes scattered […]