Lodi wins rubber game in series with Post 77

WOODLAND — A ninth-inning unearned run spoiled a brilliant one-hit pitching effort by Yolo Post 77’s Reinert Toft as visiting Lodi won a 1-0 American Legion contest on Sunday night at Clark Field. Despite getting outhit 8-2, Lodi scored without benefit of a safety when a hit batter, two walks and an error led to […]

Harden makes another solid rehab start in Cats win

Sacramento third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a three-run homer and collected five RBIs as the River Cats topped Reno, 8-3, on Saturday night at Raley Field. Rich Harden, pitching an MLB rehabilitation start for Sacramento, allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings, striking out six. In his two rehab outings, Harden has struck out 12 […]

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Mexico tops U.S. men in Gold Cup final

PASADENA  — West Ham winger Pablo Barrera scored twice as Mexico rallied to beat the United States, 4-2, and claim its second consecutive Gold Cup title on Saturday. Andres Guardado and Giovani Dos Santos also scored for Mexico, which has now won the tournament six times. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who led this year’s […]

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Strong pitching lifts A’s in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — Andrew Bailey kidded that Joe Carter spoiled his childhood. Raised in southern New Jersey a diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan, Bailey spent his nights rooting for them through Carter’s homer in the 1993 World Series, the lean years that followed, and straight into their resurgence early last decade. Against his favorite team, it was […]

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Yolo squeaks by Thursday, then wins big Friday

Yolo Post 77 won two more American Legion baseball games late last week, making it eight consecutive times that the locals have taken the field without a loss. The streak includes seven wins and a tie, with two of the victories coming in road contests on Thursday — by a 6-3 margin over West Sacramento […]

Clark Field and its storied baseball past

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on the life and renovation of Woodland’s historic Clark Field. WOODLAND — It has always been a community that’s honored its heritage. From the breathtaking Victorian homes on College Street to the Opera House … From Beamer’s Woodland Park and its estates to the Hotel […]

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Watney is within four shots of lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Nineteen-year-old amateur Patrick Cantlay had trouble building on his record-setting round in the Travelers Championship. A day after shooting a course-record 60, the lowest score ever by an amateur on the PGA Tour, the UCLA star had a 72 on Saturday, and found himself five strokes behind leader Fredrik Jacobson. The Swede […]

Cleveland balk brings home the only run in Giants’ win

SAN FRANCISCO — Even for a team that regularly wins close games, the San Francisco Giants couldn’t remember an inning like they had Saturday. Two errors. A slip on the bases. And a balk that happened so fast some didn’t even see it. Tony Sipp balked home the only run with the bases loaded in […]

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Team Davis: It truly takes a village

Bocce. America’s sport. Well, not really. But anyone in attendance at recent Team Davis lawn-bowling practices would have thought that the special-needs players were mini-versions of Gianluca Formicone. Don’t know Formicone, the world’s top-ranked bocce star? Doesn’t matter. Don’t know bocce? That’s OK, too. What’s important is these Special Olympics participants approach their challenges seriously, […]

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Cross-country run to get naturopathy word out

Doesn’t this sound like fun? Come early August, members of a Davis family will be traveling from Winnemucca to Elko, Nev. The 30-mile jaunt is no biggie, if you’re crossing the rugged, unforgiving desert in an air-conditioned automobile. But for brothers Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby, their dad Dennis and cousin Jonas Ely, the quartet is […]

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Is Armstrong headed to Davis for July event?

Will he or won’t he be back in Davis next month? When the Livestrong Challenge cycling event comes to town July 9-10 at Central Park, organizers of the two-day events are hinting that cycling icon Lance Armstrong will join in the festivities. “I am being told that Lance himself is coming to Davis (on that […]

Berryessa swim supports Putah Creek Council

In the early hours of Monday, May 23, swimmers from Davis, Oakland, Sacramento and Irvine began what was to be an all-day swim down the length of Lake Berryessa. The lake is 16 miles long, nearly the length of the English Channel at Dover. Most swimmers were part of relay teams of two, three and six people, but a […]

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Mets get past A’s, 4-1

NEW YORK — Chris Capuano put aside any hint of pain and then really cramped Oakland’s style. Capuano got the free-swinging Athletics to chase a lot of early changeups and pitched six scoreless innings before leaving with a tweak on his right side as the New York Mets won 4-1 on a dreary Thursday. Capuano […]

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