MLB roundup: Burroughs’ first homer since 2005 is all Arizona needs

WASHINGTON — Ian Kennedy pitched seven sharp innings and Sean Burroughs hit a two-run homer to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. When San Francisco fell to San Diego later Tuesday, the Diamondbacks grabbed a two-game lead in the NL West standings. Kennedy (16-4) allowed six hits, struck […]

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Cats clinch division title

Sacramento just needed a victory on Tuesday to clinch its 10th division title in 12 seasons. The River Cats got the job done, and did it impressive fashion, blasting Tucson, 15-2, at Kino Stadium. The huge win pushed Sacramento’s record to 78-53 and ensured that the Cats would finish first in the Pacific Coast League’s […]

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A’s hold off Yankees in New York

NEW YORK — Andrew Bailey saw Coco Crisp take off for the ball with a route that made him very nervous. That is until he saw the ball settle into the center fielder’s glove just in front of the wall. Bailey retired Nick Swisher on a nearly 385-foot out with the bases loaded after Oakland […]

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More news from the girls’ championship soccer season

Last weekend, a couple of old Blue Devils met on the soccer pitch at the University of San Francisco when Aggie midfielder Elise Winbrock and Don newcomer Ali Yule locked horns in UC Davis’ 2-0 victory. Both Winbrock (2007) and Yule (last spring) helped their Davis High squads earn Sac-Joaquin Section crowns — the most […]

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Bicycle safety for kids to be discussed Saturday at Hall of Fame

With local school in session — and hundreds of families sending their offspring to school on bicycles for the first time — the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will present a timely safety event on Saturday. “It’s a chance for the kids and their parents to make sure all is (well) with their bicycles … […]

Sports briefs: UCD beats Chico in men’s soccer exhibition

Matt Sheldon put the UC Davis men’s soccer team on the board with a 47th-minute goal and Ethan Shawlee’s header in the 62nd minute secured a 2-0 exhibition win over visiting Chico State at Aggie Soccer Field on Tuesday. Despite six shots by the Aggies and five from the Wildcats, neither team could find the […]

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River Cats hit 3 HRs in win over Tucson

Sacramento’s Chris Carter went deep twice — his 13th and 14th homers of the season — and teammate Jermaine Mitchell blasted his third as the River Cats needed nearly every one of their runs to hold off Tucson, 11-9, on Monday at Kino Stadium. With the victory, the Cats (77-53) increased their lead in the […]

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MLB roundup: After loss, Arizona’s lead over S.F. down to one game

WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer, Ross Detwiler took a four-hitter into the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals beat Arizona, 4-1, on Monday to extend the Diamondbacks’ losing streak to a season-high six games. Henry Blanco homered for the Diamondbacks, who have scored only seven runs in their last six games. Mired […]

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UCD kicker gets Great West preseason honor

After two straight seasons on the all-conference first team, UC Davis senior place kicker Sean Kelley has been named one of the Great West’s 2011 Special Teams Preseason Co-Players of the Year in a recent vote of the league’s coaches. Southern Utah’s Brad Sorensen, Cal Poly’s Asa Jackson and North Dakota’s Brett Cameron also were […]

Aggies can’t finish chances in home loss

It wasn’t lack of opportunities that sank the UC Davis women’s soccer team in its home opener on Sunday. The Aggies just couldn’t finish. In fact, Seattle’s Kat Prati was the only player from either squad to find the net at Aggie Soccer Stadium, and her goal in the 28th minute sent the Redhawks past […]

Raiders end up with Pryor after supplemental draft

NAPA — The Oakland Raiders used a third-round pick Monday in the NFL’s supplemental draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The Raiders and the league announced that Oakland used the 18th selection of the round for Pryor. Oakland forfeits its third-round selection in the 2012 draft. Pryor’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said his […]

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Sports briefs: Mohr among Aggies’ All-Academic picks

Seven UC Davis women’s water polo players — including Davis High graduate Dakota Mohr — earned recognition on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association’s All-Academic rolls in a Monday announcement. Aggie freshman Hannah Curran and Katie Schlueter were selected in the Outstanding (GPA of 3.71-4.0) category, senior Ashley Chandler and junior Alicia Began appeared […]

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Big inning helps Cats beat Padres

Sacramento scored seven runs in the top of the first inning on Saturday in Tucson, then hung on to defeat the Padres, 9-5. Chris Carter, Michael Taylor and Adrian Cardenas — who had two hits in the frame — had two-run singles in the River Cats’ opening-inning explosion. Adam Rosales was hit by a pitch […]

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MLB roundup: Uggla powers Braves past Diamondbacks

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla homered twice and drove in three runs, Brandon Beachy gave up only one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves continued to feast on the top teams in the NL West by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, on Saturday. Uggla’s two-run homer in the first gave Atlanta the lead. Uggla […]

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