U.S. beats Panama to reach Gold Cup final

HOUSTON — Clint Dempsey struck again to give the United States a 1-0 win over Panama and a place in its fourth straight Gold Cup final. Fulham forward Dempsey scored in the 77th minute, set up by Landon Donovan, as the Americans avenged a shocking loss to Panama in the group stage, and set up […]

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Briefs: Vogelsong pitches Giants past Twins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong added another gem to his remarkable season, Eli Whiteside drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. The Giants ended Minnesota’s eight-game winning string. Vogelsong (5-1) allowed three hits and one unearned […]

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Youth roundup: Hot Shots basketball squads do well in Reno

The Davis Hot Shots’ eighth-grade boys basketball team traveled to Reno over the Memorial Day weekend to participate in the Jam On It Tournament. The 742-team event is the largest AAU basketball tournament in the nation. Playing four games in three days, the Hot Shots posted a 2-2 overall record. After a win over the […]

Youth aquatics: DWPC wins Junior Olympic qualifier event

The Davis Water Polo Club’s U10 coed team won the Central California Junior Olympic qualifier tournament on Saturday in Lodi with a pair of victories. Davis first beat Bakersfield, 7-3, and then followed that with a convincing 8-1 win over American River. Quinn Brown, Emily Blackwell, Bryce Gregg, Jack Johnson, Madison Katzenmeyer, Reese Oliver, Teddy Oliver, […]

Youth baseball: Davis A’s complete junior league season

The Davis A’s of the Davis Little League junior division finished their season with a couple of losers-bracket victories before being bounced from the District 64 Tournament of Champions by Dixon last week. Davis topped the Vacaville Central A’s and Padres before bowing out. A look at the local A’s final action … Davis 6, […]

Wedding bells ring at Bicycling Hall of Fame

Sometimes, when you’re at a wedding, you just know this is going to work out happily ever after. On Wednesday afternoon, one such union took place in Davis, at the corner of Third and B streets. When the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame slipped a ring on the finger of the Davis Bike Club, it […]

UCD’s Payne is hoping to gain an NBA job

One of the most talented men’s basketball players in UC Davis history is hoping that those skills will take him to the next level. Six-foot-eight guard Mark Payne’s pursuit of that dream brought him back to the local region on Tuesday when he worked out with the Sacramento Kings in advance of Thursday’s NBA draft. Payne, […]

Sports briefs: Smith to play in Optimist football game Saturday

Davis High fans can see Blue Devil standout Peter Smith put on the pads one last time as a prep player on Saturday at the 55th annual Optimist All-Star Football Game. Contested at American River College beginning at 7 p.m., the charity game features many of the best athletes from around the Sacramento area. Smith, […]

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July 4 run benefits Woodland schools

This year, families and athletes have a new reason to kick off their Independence Day festivities with Woodland’s annual fun run. The 2011 Woodland Schools Foundation July 4th Run will raise funds for Woodland public schools. WSF is hosting this year’s event, which features both a one-mile fun run and a five-mile timed run. Both […]

Twins pound Giants’ Bumgarner in first

SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Revere stood in the on-deck circle waiting for his second at-bat of the first inning and watched as pitcher Carl Pavano went for a major league-record ninth straight hit to start the game. “He tried to break it,” Revere said, chuckling. “He was hacking. I loved it.” Pavano struck out swinging. […]

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Carter’s 10th-inning score gives Cats a victory

Chris Carter’s third hit of the game was a double in the 10th inning. Michael Taylor’s second safety was an RBI single that brought Carter home with what turned out to be the winning run. Carter crossed the plate in the 10th with the first run for either team since the top of the fifth […]

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Gold jerseys keep working for A’s

NEW YORK — Josh Outman, Jemile Weeks and the Oakland Athletics have been good as gold in their garish alternate jerseys. Outman threw another impressive game, Weeks scored three times and the streaking A’s walked their way to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night, handing rookie Dillon Gee his first […]

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CWS roundup: Unlikely contributions help Cal get another win

OMAHA, Neb. — California coach David Esquer called on all hands to save his baseball program, and he’s doing the same to keep his team playing in the College World Series. Freshman utilityman Derek Campbell drove in two runs out of the No. 9 spot, closer Matt Flemer pitched three scoreless innings in his longest […]

Sports briefs: Lacrosse camp set for next week

The Davis Lacrosse Association will host its fifth annual series of summer lacrosse camps for boys and girls in grades one through 11, from beginners to advanced players. The first camp, for boys and girls, begins Monday and runs through Thursday, June 30, with additional boys camps scheduled for July 18-21 and Aug. 15-18. All […]