Team Sky keeps overall Tour of California lead with a different rider

MODESTO — Not much changed Tuesday during a wind-filled and crash-marred third stage of the Tour of California. Team Sky still holds the overall lead, only the cyclist is Greg Henderson of New Zealand, who powered to a surprising stage win to capture the race’s top spot from British teammate Ben Swift. Davis resident Paul […]

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Brown is fulfilling his destiny on the track

Davis High school senior Dominic Brown has been riding since before he can remember. And when he competes in his first national motocross race on Thursday, it will be a day he will never forget. Brown, 19, has seen pictures of himself riding that are older than even his own memories, and he is “very excited […]

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A’s get past Angels in the 10th

OAKLAND — Kurt Suzuki scored from third base in the 10th inning on a fielder’s choice grounder to an outfielder playing in the infield, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Suzuki drew a one-out walk off Los Angeles reliever Fernando Rodney (2-2), moved to second […]

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Rockies get to Lincecum, beat Giants

DENVER  — Tim Lincecum was off-target whether he was throwing to home plate or second base. Carlos Gonzalez capped a five-run sixth-inning outburst with a three-run homer off the unusually wild Giants ace and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 7-4 win over San Francisco Monday night. “It was just bad location, a change-up up,” […]

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Blue Devil boys advance to NorCals for the first time since 1999

It’s too early to say whether Jordan Baroody, Chase Dossa, Scott Raber or anyone from this year’s Davis High boys golf team will end up on the PGA Tour. But with a second-place finish at Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Masters tournament — where the Blue Devils were just one stroke behind winner Del Oro — DHS advanced […]

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Sports briefs: Former Blue Devil breaks a school record at Swarthmore

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — Davis High graduate Rebecca Hammond, now a sophomore, broke the school 800-meter record on Saturday when she posted a time of 2:13.44 to lead Swarthmore College at the Tuppany Twilight Last Chance Track & Field Meet. Hammond delighted the home fans by taking 13th place in a field of 34 runners in […]

Softball playoffs begin Saturday for Blue Devils

This could be the year that the Davis High softball team makes some serious noise in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The Blue Devils are 13-8 overall and their 8-2 mark in Delta Valley Conference was their best league record in more than 15 years. Finishing second in DVC let the locals skip one of the […]

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River Cats quiet Sounds in Nashville

Sacramento took a three-run lead after six innings on Monday in Nashville, then held off the Sounds for a 3-2 victory. The River Cats (26-13) allowed just two hits in the game, both by starter Josh Outman, who improved to 4-1 on the season with seven strong innings. After giving up just one hit through […]

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Sign-ups to be considered for All-Stars almost over

Davis Little League is past the midpoint of its season and soon will be selecting All-Star teams in four divisions. The District 64 tournament — as well as any subsequent events that the teams qualify for —  is baseball designed for  players seeking a more competitive experience, according to DLL board member Dan Duisenberg. Parents […]

Gutierrez tosses complete-game, one-hitter

There’s nothing like having a good defense behind a pitcher. With Avary Marsh making two diving outfield catches and Jacob Purves, Tyler Mortensen, Kevin Blanc and Ryan Bell playing strong on the field, the Padres’ Gabe Gutierrez pitched a one-hit, 3-1 victory over the Giants. The Davis Little League major-division action saw Blanc go 2-for-2 […]

Swift finish to wet first day of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO — An estimated crowd of between 50,000 and 60,000 cycling fans watched at the stage finish in downtown Sacramento as Ben Swift of Britain emerged from a massive sprint finish on Monday to win the 76.3-mile, weather-shortened and rainy opening stage of the Tour of California. Swift, 23, who competes for Team Sky, completed […]

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Close games, lots of runs highlight AAA play

Cody Taylor went 3-for-3 and Sam Blakewell scored three times as the Astros got past the Marlins, 11-10, in recent Davis Little League AAA competition. Zane Schouten, Laurent Schwartz and Taylor each had key RBI and Andy Knox blasted a double for the winners. Kai Taylor struck out the side in the second inning. For […]

Up and down week for DLL junior Dodgers

Hammered by the Giants of Davis, 14-2, on Wednesday, the Davis Little League junior-division Dodgers came back with an 8-1 victory over Winters on Friday. In the win, James Richardson pitched five innings and allowed but one hit for the Dodgers, who scored three runs in the first inning and five in third to settle […]

Berryessa swim raises funds

Lake Berryessa is a great place to enjoy a restful weekend: a dip in the lake, a leisurely paddle around a cove and casual wildlife watching are commonplace along its shores in the spring and summer. However, a group of swimmers from Davis and beyond have no intention of leisurely enjoying Berryessa on Monday. They plan to swim […]

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