Baseball briefs: River Cats lose fifth straight game

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento scored twice in the first inning to take an early lead, but Tucson chipped away and eventually came back to capture a 6-4 victory on Saturday night at Raley Field. It was the fifth straight loss for the River Cats (50-32), who are still in first place in the PCL’s Pacific […]

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Davis author resurrects a forgotten A’s star

Pop quiz for sports fans: Q. This Hall of Fame outfielder drove in 100 or more runs and hit above .300 in his first 11 seasons in the major leagues. He hit .334 lifetime, played in four World Series and hit .381 and .390 in back-to-back seasons. He was a participant in baseball’s first three […]

Post 77 splits four games at Fairfield tourney

It was a mixed bag for Yolo Post 77 as it tuned up for next week’s American Legion baseball playoffs with four games at the Fairfield Fourth of July Tournament. Losses Wednesday and Friday were sandwiched around a strong Thursday performance that included wins over Dixon-Wood and TC Legion. Yolo (20-10) scored just one run […]

The Masters track world comes to Sacramento

Athletes from across the globe will gather in Sacramento next week for the World Masters Athletic Championships. Competitors from far-off lands like Senegal, Australia, Liberia and Fuji will cross oceans to compete in nine days of events. Entrants from 35 years old to 101 (really) will come to the region for the meet, which starts Wednesday […]

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Fans carry U.S. women past Columbia

SINSHEIM, Germany — Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say “thank you” to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game. The U.S. advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 rout of Colombia on […]

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Watney sets course record and moves into AT&T lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney didn’t get off to a great start on Saturday at the AT&T National. But man, did he finish strong. Setting a course record at Aronimink Golf Club with an incredible back-nine performance, the former Blue Devil shot a 62 and enters Sunday’s final round with a share […]

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Davis American Little Leaguers to play for title

DIXON — The power has been restored. After suffering a shutout at the hands of Vacaville Central on Wednesday, the Davis American Little League 9-10 All-Stars saw their offensive acumen return in full force on Friday, eliminating Woodland National, 15-1, in the District 64 Tournament at Hall Memorial Park. Now, the local youngsters get their […]

Davis man is Tour de France ‘spokesman’

Todd Gogulski is another spoke in the wheel that keeps Davis rolling on as the Bicycle Capital of the United States. Gogulski, an accomplished competitive cyclist and two-year local resident, is the color commentator for the NBC/VS network broadcast of the Tour de France, which started Saturday. Chosen because of his clever work over the […]

Heaven in Davis: baseball and pancakes

The Fourth of July Davis Little League celebration kicks off with its traditional pancake breakfast on Monday morning at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Then, the day is filled with baseball as exhibition teams from every division play at the DLL complex. The pancake breakfast runs from 7 to 11 a.m. and […]

Sports briefs: Youth conditioning camp has session openings

The high-energy Champions Advanced Performance Training and Conditioning Camp — for boys from fifth to eighth grades and girls in seventh grade through high school — has several openings in its afternoon sessions for the next three weeks. From 2 to 3 p.m., kids will get athletic training through quickness, agility and core-strength drills, as […]

Criterium is a big part of July 4th festivities

Hours before cooling off with the annual fireworks show that night, Davis’ Fourth of July celebration will heat up with another local tradition, the 35th annual Davis Criterium bike races downtown. With the Tour of California bypassing Davis in 2011 for the first time in four years, Monday is the best chance for local cycling […]

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Ross, Willingham rehab but Cats fall to Tucson

WEST SACRAMENTO — Despite two-run home runs from Josh Willingham and Matt Carson, A’s pitcher Tyson Ross’ first rehab assignment was unsuccessful on Thursday as the Sacramento River Cats lost, 12-7, to the Tucson Padres. Ross is recovering from a left oblique strain, while Willingham made his Sacramento debut due to a strained left Achilles […]

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Watney shoots even to trail Scott by four at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Adam Scott must have felt as though he got another crack at the U.S. Open on Thursday in the AT&T National. Only this course felt more like a U.S. Open. Aronimink built on its growing reputation when only 28 players managed to break par in the opening round despite warm sunshine […]

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Kings acquire PF Hickson from Cleveland

CLEVELAND — J.J. Hickson’s athleticism and potential made him a budding NBA star. His inconsistency made him maddening and expendable. On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided it was time to move on without him, trading the enigmatic Hickson to the Sacramento Kings for forward Omri Casspi and a future first-round pick. Hickson, 22, spent three mostly […]

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