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 […]

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, […]