Accord by NFL players, owners ends 18-week lockout

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: “Football’s back.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith both used […]

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Cross country parents, athletes meeting Thursday

A meeting for parents and athletes interested in the Davis High School cross country team fall season will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Gym at DHS. Official practices will begin on Aug. 15. Sport physicals must be completed in order for athletes to participate in practice and meets. Please contact coach Bill […]

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Maurer passes Matterhorn on the way to Monaco

Christian “Chrigel” Maurer of Switzerland maintained a sizable lead in the Red Bull X-Alps race Sunday despite his 24-hour penalty. He passed the Matterhorn in the paragliding/hiking race from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco and is partway to Mont Blanc, one turnpoint away from his final destination, the Mediterranean sea. Toma Coconea of Romania ran 61 […]

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Cats split a pair against Reno

Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a walk-off home run in the seventh and final inning to give the Sacramento River Cats a 5-4 victory over Reno in the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader at Raley Field. With the win, the first-place Cats (59-42) earned a split in the day’s two games. Reno won the first contest, 3-2, despite […]

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Vogelsong labors, leads Giants past Brewers 4-2

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong already has figured out the easiest way to win with the San Francisco Giants: Just give the bullpen a lead. He’s done it better than anyone this season. Vogelsong labored through five innings to regain the National League’s best ERA, five relievers combined to throw four scoreless innings and the […]

Aggies add Argenal to their arsenal

Over the past few months, UC Davis men’s basketball has become a community program. First, former Sacramento Kings player Jim Les was named head coach, meaning that his son Tyler — who already was an Aggie — would now have a literal father figure while on the court. Next, Les made the relatively easy decision […]

Golden Valley Harriers make running social

Fresh off 7 1/2- and 10-mile loops, sweat-soaked runners relax on the sidewalk outside Fleet Feet Sports in downtown Davis on Saturday morning. As they cool down, they stretch out, talk and encourage their fellow runners to finish strong. Eventually, almost everyone heads for breakfast at Posh Bagel and Starbucks. Welcome to the weekend workout, […]

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Weather takes a toll on X-Alps racers

By Margaret S. Burns “Today was a tough one” in the Red Bull X-Alps Race, Honza Rejmanek of Davis said Saturday. “We got to glide out from a big tall hill, then a long hikin’ day in the rain. Hoping to fly tomorrow.” The weather predictions were variable locally, the trademark of fickle low pressure […]

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Home game against Stanford highlights UCD men’s basketball schedule

UC Davis will host Stanford in an exciting early-season matchup, while playing three teams — including UCLA and San Diego State — that advanced to last year’s NCAA Tournament, as the Aggies announced their 2011-12 men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday. The schedule includes 28 regular-season games, 12 of which are at The Pavilion, leading up […]

A’s beat Yankees for the first time in 12 tries

NEW YORK — It was another sweltering day at Yankee Stadium. Only this time, the Oakland Athletics finally sweated out a win against New York. Hideki Matsui homered against his former team, Rich Harden earned his second win of the season and Oakland snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Yankees with a 4-3 victory […]

Evans set to become first Aussie to win Tour de France

GRENOBLE, France — Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling’s showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years. The two-time runner-up took the overall lead by overcoming a 57-second deficit to Andy Schleck of Luxembourg […]

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River Cats pound Salt Lake

Coming off of two close losses in the past two days at Salt Lake, the Sacramento River Cats grabbed a big lead on getaway day and held on for a 14-1 victory over the Bees on Thursday at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The first-place Cats (57-41) scored the first seven runs of the contest, while starting […]

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An old friend will be on other bench when DHS plays

When Vacaville High opens the girls basketball season with a CIF Foundation Game in November, there will be a familiar face in the No. 2 chair across the court from his once-beloved Blue Devils. Jeff Christian — released as DHS girls coach by local district officials in January — has been named an assistant coach […]

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Ex-Blue Devils take Post 77 baseball honors

WOODLAND — Two former Davis High players earned top honors at the annual Yolo Post 77 American Legion baseball banquet on Thursday as speculation continued on whether or not coach Matt Castles would return for his 17th season. Luke McDonald, a hard-hitting third baseman who crafted an epic campaign after missing almost 18 months of […]

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