River Cats rally for a win over Rainiers

TACOMA, Wash. — The Sacramento River Cats came from behind to beat the Tacoma Rainiers 3-1 Saturday night in front of a crowd of 5,017 fans at Cheney Stadium. Carrying a 1-0 lead, Rainiers reliever Edward Paredes surrendered a two-RBI double to designated hitter Eric Sogard in the eighth inning that scored Jai Miller and […]

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Doughty leads Kings past Sharks, 4-0, in Game 2

SAN JOSE — The talk before Game 2 centered on how much Los Angeles was missing in the middle of the ice. Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick showed the Kings still had plenty of pieces left even without two of the team’s top centers. Doughty had two goals and two assists, Quick made 34 saves […]

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Oakland beats Detroit’s Verlander

OAKLAND — Dallas Braden allowed an unearned run in five innings before leaving with stiffness in his pitching shoulder, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-2, on Saturday night for their second home win this season. David DeJesus and Hideki Matsui had two hits apiece as Oakland knocked around Detroit ace Justin Verlander […]

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NBA playoff roundup: Bulls edge Pacers with late run

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 39 points, Kyle Korver nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls rallied from a late 10-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers, 104-99, in their playoff opener. Trailing 98-88 late in the game, the Bulls showed the resolve that carried them to a league-best 62-20 record, outscoring Indiana […]

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Devils ready for a deep breath in Fresno

After back-to-back Delta Valley Conference losses to Elk Grove and Franklin, the Davis High baseball team saw the doctor … “Take two games against Grant and call me after the Fresno Easter Classic,” was the advice. Blue Devil coach Dan Ariola and his crew — thanks to consecutive 11-1 victories over the Pacers — seem […]

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M-O-T-A spells relief for Giants

PHOENIX — Someone, it seemed, always picked up the slack and provided what was needed for the San Francisco Giants during their World Series run last year. The same thing is happening now. Barry Zito went down in the second inning with a sprained right foot Saturday night but Guillermo Mota came on for 4 […]

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Sports briefs: DHS boys hold off Dragons

When sophomore defender Rudy Buhlman emerged from a pack, ran 50 yards through the Bishop O’Dowd defense and scored his first goal of the season, it gave Davis High its largest lead of the game. Later, a goal from freshman Kian Reno gave the Blue Devils just enough to finish off the Dragons, 7-6, on […]

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UCD roundup: Seniors shine at Woody Wilson Classic

Ugo Eke was a part of three wins to help lead the UC Davis women, while Alex Wilright contributed to two on the men’s side, as the Aggie track and field teams combined for 13 first-place finishes during Saturday’s Woody Wilson Classic. Altogether, the women picked up nine victories while the men had four. Eke, […]

Kings’ impending move is like losing my first crush

As what is likely to be the Kings’ final season in Sacramento came to a close last week, I did a lot of thinking about how much I took for granted. Even when they had only one good player — like Mike Bibby, Kevin Martin or Tyreke Evans — I figured they would always be […]

DHS proves it’s on track at Woody Wilson

Woody Wilson Invitational? Check. The Davis High track and field teams have eyes on Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls titles this spring, so certain meets with high levels of competition that are sprinkled throughout the season serve as checkpoints. Friday’s Woody Wilson meet, which just happened to be hosted by the Blue Devils in their […]

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Aggies can’t slow Roadrunners

For the second consecutive day, the UC Davis baseball team took an early two-run lead over Cal State Bakersfield. Both times, however, the Roadrunners came from behind to top the Aggies, including a 6-2 victory on Saturday at Dobbins Stadium. A day after it scored four runs in the sixth inning to take over the […]

Popular Davis athlete dies of injuries

Scott Heinig, 22, died Sunday afternoon from injuries suffered in a fall at a post-Picnic Day party, according to family members. The Davis High School and UC Davis graduate hit his head Saturday evening after apparently stumbling or falling during friendly horseplay at a gathering of eight to 10 people at the home of friends […]

Aggie Band-Uh brings funk and noise but also barbecue

The Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh! came armed to Picnic Day’s Battle of the Bands with more than just horns, drums and sousaphones. No, the UC Davis marching band has quite a bit more in their arsenal for the hours-long battle against California universities including UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Stanford and Humboldt State. The bands are […]

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A’s get shut down by an unlikely pitcher

OAKLAND — Phil Coke spent one offseason working as a chimney sweep in the town of Sonora, nestled in the foothills of Northern California. Now Coke is mopping up hitters exactly as the Detroit Tigers envisioned he would when they reserved a spot for the left-hander in their starting rotation. Coke and two relievers combined […]

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