McCutchen’s offense helps Pittsburgh split series with Atlanta

ATLANTA — Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a go-ahead double in the fifth inning and a two-run homer in the ninth, as Pittsburgh managed a split of the four-game series with a 5-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday. McCutchen had been 1 for 11 in the series, which included wins by the Braves in […]

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Lincecum goes 6 scoreless, Giants beat Phillies

By Rob Maaddi PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants may not need much offense from Carlos Beltran if they play the Phillies again in the postseason. Tim Lincecum threw six scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval hit a solo homer and the Giants beat Philadelphia 4-1 on Thursday night in their first game with Beltran. The All-Star […]

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Desert tourney big summer step forward for Devils

Davis Wildcats basketball, the local adventure into the world of Amateur Athletic Union competition, has evolved into a stepping stone for players at high schools from Vallejo to 14th Street and Oak Avenue. As organization president/coach George Sousa looks for greater challenges, he has his fingers crossed that going to tournaments like the Adidas Super […]

U.S. Soccer fires men’s national coach Bob Bradley

By Chris Jenkins For U.S. soccer fans, the scene was tough to watch: Archrival Mexico celebrating a Gold Cup victory on American soil, cheered on by a largely pro-Mexico crowd at the Rose Bowl. A little more than a month later, Bob Bradley has been fired as coach of the U.S. men’s soccer team. Bradley […]

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Blue Devil pair excel during summer college baseball

John Prato Matthews and Cody Keefer — former Blue Devil teammates in 2007 — are living The Boy’s Dream as they play summer baseball long after their prep days ended. Keefer, a standout left fielder for UCLA toiling in the lush grass of the Cape Cod League, has been tearing it up wherever he’s played. […]

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A’s bullpen comes unraveled in 10-8 loss to Rays

OAKLAND — Oakland’s offense staked Rich Harden to a five-run lead in the first inning, and the right-hander did enough to make it stand up. All it took was one inning — one very bad inning — by three Athletics relievers to let it all go to waste. Desmond Jennings hit his first career home […]

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Swiss paragliding master lands in Monaco

By Margaret S. Burns At 4:20 p.m. on Day 12 of the Red Bull X-Alps race, Christian Maurer landed Thursday on a raft in the Mediterranean Sea at Monaco, ending his final 67-km leg of the race. “It was difficult flying today — a strong headwind and a low cloud base,” he said. “Yesterday we […]

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Santana tosses no-hitter

CLEVELAND — Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading Los Angeles over Cleveland 3-1 on Wednesday. Santana allowed two runners — an error on the leadoff batter that resulted in a first-inning run and a walk in the eighth. Santana (6-8) threw the […]

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It’s splashdown! City swim championships to start

With temperatures expected to push triple digits through the weekend, there are 300 young swimmers who will find shelter in the Community Pool as the Davis City Swim Championships are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For many of the participants, this will be their first taste of team competition. Divided into three squads — Red, […]

Cain outduels Hamels as Giants top Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and lead the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. The NL West-leading Giants won for the third time in four games, and help could be on the way. The defending World Series champions have […]

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Seramin qualifies for U.S. amateur golf championship

UC Davis sophomore Matt Seramin is headed to the U.S. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship after earning individual medalist honors at the section qualifier by four strokes Monday at the Marin Country Club. Seramin hit four birdie shots in his first round, finishing at 1-over 71, and shot par on the first six holes of his […]

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Young golfers place well at junior tournaments

Davis’ Patrick Cajandig carded an 84-86 — 170 to place fourth in the Visalia City Junior Open in the 12-/13-year-old age group. In other golf action, four Davis junior golfers participated at the Jim Walker Memorial Tournament at El Macero Country Club sponsored by the Junior Golf Association of Northern California. Charlie Klein shot an […]

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Cheer comes back to Junior Blue Devils, but hurry

It’s not your grandmother’s — or even your mother’s — activity any more. Cheerleading has evolved from a lightly regarded pastime to full sport status, complete with scholarships, national championships and growing interest as entertainment. As the Davis Junior Blue Devil football program underwent a complete renovation during the past four seasons, something still seemed […]

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Legacy 95 wins again

The under-17 Davis Legacy 95’s captured their third consecutive tournament last weekend by winning their division at the Rage College Showcase in Pleasanton. In the cross-over format, Davis went undefeated against four opponents and did not concede a goal. Legacy had many opportunities against SoCal Infinity but settled for a 1-0 victory when Anna Maria […]

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