Posey injured in brutal collision in Giants loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey lay in the dirt around home plate, dazed, writhing in pain and curling up in a ball. AT&T Park fell silent, fans covering their mouths in disbelief. In the blink of an eye Wednesday night, the road back to the World Series for the defending champion San Francisco Giants […]

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Posey hurt as Giants fall to Marlins in 12 innings

SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Cousins scored the winning run in a brutal collision with catcher Buster Posey at home in the 12th inning, and the Florida Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants, 7-6, on Wednesday night after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth. Emilio Bonifacio hit a short fly ball to right-center off Guillermo […]

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Angels beat Cahill, hand A’s another loss

ANAHEIM — Although Trevor Cahill rarely struggles against the Los Angeles Angels, the sinkerballer couldn’t even keep up with Ervin Santana in the latest loss for the plummeting Oakland Athletics. Torii Hunter and Alberto Callaspo hit back-to-back homers, Santana allowed one run in six solid innings, and Los Angeles sent the A’s to their seventh […]

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DHS’ magic runs out in girls lacrosse semis

It was a night of mixed emotions for the Davis High girls lacrosse team as it faced top-seeded Carondelet in the North Coast Section semifinals at Diablo Vista Middle School on Wednesday. The Blue Devils felt the pain of a loss for only the second time since early March and saw their season come to […]

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UCD football gets academic award

For the most part, UC Davis has played smart football in recent years — and now part of the reason for that has become clear. The Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association recognized the Aggie squad with an Academic Progress Rate Award on Wednesday for having the highest APR score in the Great West Conference. […]

Long rain delay doesn’t slow Cats

Sacramento scored four runs in a three-hour rain-soaked first inning — scoring twice before and twice after a long delay — and the River Cats beat New Orleans, 10-4, on Wednesday at Raley Field Catcher Josh Donaldson’s two-run put two quick runs on the board for the Cats (30-17) before the two teams were called […]

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Youth lacrosse: Knights U15 squad gets two weekend wins

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team took home a pair of wins on Saturday in Fair Oaks before dropping a close contest on Sunday in Mill Valley. On Saturday, Davis took down the Pleasant Grove Falcons, 15-8, then came back to blast the Fair Oaks Broncos, 11-1. Sam Eaton led the way for the […]

Youth roundup: 13U Wildcats take first at hoops tourney

The Davis Wildcats’ 13U Black team went undefeated this past weekend in a basketball tournament at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin to earn first place in its division. The Wildcats defeated North Bay, 63-27, in their first game, as Kevin Austin led the way with 17 points, seven assists and five steals. Reese Peterson sank 14 […]

Kids triathlon was fun in the sun

More than 350 participants were at Arroyo Park on Sunday for the Positive Energy Kids Triathlon, hosted by A Change of Pace. The athletes came from all over Northern California to participate in the triathlon, which is intended to be viewed as an event rather than a race. Times and places are not as important […]

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AYSO World Cup returns to Davis this weekend

The 25th annual AYSO World Cup, which will be contested in Davis this weekend through Monday, will feature approximately 150 boys and girls AYSO teams from around Northern California competing at levels from U10 to U19. All teams are assigned a name of a FIFA country and will be given a flag that represents that […]

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Homecoming, of sorts, for ex-Devil Anibaba

SANTA CLARA — There’s a quiet dignity about the Anibaba family. Always has been. But when Jalil Anibaba returned “home,” making his Northern California professional soccer debut Tuesday with the MLS Chicago Fire, there was every reason to be proud and loud. While a contingent of more than 25 family and friends couldn’t contain themselves […]

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Canucks eliminate Sharks in double OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Kevin Bieksa scored 10:18 into the second overtime and the Vancouver Canucks advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 17 years with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. The Canucks ended the Western Conference finals in five games after getting even 2-2 […]

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A’s beat Angels to end a six-game skid

ANAHEIM — Guillermo Moscoso was an unlikely shutdown starter. David DeJesus was an even more improbable power source. Together, they propelled the Oakland Athletics to a skid-snapping win. DeJesus hit two homers and drove in four runs, Moscoso pitched six scoreless innings to win his first major league start, and Oakland ended a six-game losing […]

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Florida’s Nolasco outpitches Cain in Giants loss

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain had Hanley Ramirez in an 0-2 hole and was one pitch from working out of a third-inning jam. When the San Francisco starter let Ramirez off the hook with a walk, Cain knew he was in trouble. Another walk and a three-run double by Gaby Sanchez confirmed it. “That’s my […]

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