Giants’ Bumgarner beats L.A. for his first win

LOS ANGELES — Madison Bumgarner finally got his first victory of the season — in his ninth start. He needed a little help from Nate Schierholtz, who made a game-saving circus catch to preserve it. Bumgarner came within an out of his first major league shutout and Freddy Sanchez drove in two runs to help […]

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Home runs help Redhawks past River Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — Oklahoma City hit three solo home runs and they were the difference in a 6-3 victory over Sacramento at Raley Field on Thursday night. Brandon Barnes homered in the third, Brian Dopirak in the fourth and Max Ramirez in the ninth for the RedHawks as the River Cats lost the opening game […]

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Hello old friend: it’s Davis and St. Francis

Game on .. It will be Davis High against St. Francis on Saturday in a rematch of 2010’s Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer championship. As the Blue Devils were dismantling visiting Pitman, 7-0, on Thursday, the Troubadours escaped Stockton with a 1-0 win over St. Mary’s. St. Francis edged DHS, 4-3, on penalty kicks — following […]

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Hansen’s incredible day highlights UCD’s opening round

TUCSON, Ariz. — The top athletes save their best performances for the most important time. UC Davis freshman Matt Hansen did just that on Thursday. Hansen had eight birdies, including five on his front nine, and has a two-shot lead on the field for the 10th-place Aggies after the first day of at the NCAA […]

Boys resurgence evident on volleyball court

They’re baaaccckkk. Davis High has some past success in boys volleyball, but it’s been one of those sports that has seen regular coaching changes and has “started over” a few times in recent seasons. Four coaches in four years doesn’t give much stability to any program. But thanks to a couple of female coaches, the […]

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Coaching softball: can it get any better?

By Chris Ochoa Sugar Babies, Lemonheads and Mountain Dew … Sounds like a trip to the snack bar. But then you hear names like Rainbow Unicorns, Golden Girl Princesses and the Monos Locos — and you know we’re talking softball. When I agreed to help coach my oldest daughter’s first tee-ball team seven years ago, […]

Enforcers of DYSA take a pair from Rancho

With the Barry Garrison Memorial year-end tournament starting today at Playfields Park for several divisions, the action in this week’s Davis Youth Softball Association was fast and furious. In the under-14 division, the Davis Enforcers took two games from Rancho — 8-6 and 11-6. Jordan Vermette, Sarah Taylor and Renee Schuman scored runs in the […]

Hot shots tryouts brief

The Davis Hot Shots, an AAU basketball club, will hold tryouts for its summer session next week. All workouts will be in the Harper Junior High gym, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. On Tuesday, tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade boys will be from 4 to 6 p.m., with ninth- through 12th-grade boys following from 6 to […]

Aggie women move up at NCAA golf finals

BRYAN, Texas — The UC Davis women’s golf team is creeping up the leaderboard. Led by a 2-over 74 from sophomore Demi Runas on Thursday, the 14th-ranked Aggies posted an eight-shot improvement over their first-round score and moved into a tie for 20th midway through the NCAA Division I Championships at Traditions Golf Club. UCD […]

For the record

A story in Wednesday’s sports section about motocross racer Dominic Brown mistakenly referred to his stepmother Mary Brown as his mother. His mother’s name is Robin Garland. We regret the error.

Sagan sails to a stage five win at Tour of California

PASO ROBLES — Slovakian Peter Sagan swung wide right in the final 100 yards and sped from fifth place to win the fifth stage of the Tour of California. Chris Horner remained the overall race leader Thursday. Sagan, of the Liquiqas-Cannondale team, claimed two consecutive stages in last year’s event. On Thursday, he won the […]

Early exit by A’s starter sets up blowout loss

OAKLAND — Oakland starter Tyson Ross tried to ignore it on the first pitch, and then tried to fight through it with his second pitch. The third pitch let him know something was wrong. Ross strained his left oblique and was removed after throwing only seven pitches on Thursday. “The first pitch to the second […]

DHS girls cruise into the next round of NCS playoffs

Wednesday’s first-round game of the North Coast Section girls lacrosse tournament probably will be the last time this season that Davis High will have a relatively stress-free night. The fourth-seeded Blue Devils coasted by 13th-seeded Dublin, 16-4, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, but now face a more daunting matchup with No. 5 seed Monte […]

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Briefs: Horner edges Liepheimer in Wednesday’s Tour stage

SAN JOSE — With a quick uphill burst, Chris Horner of Bend, Ore., rode away from teammate Levi Leipheimer in the final two miles and pedaled into the race lead at the Tour of California on Wednesday. Horner (RadioShack), who last year finished 10th in the Tour de France as the top American, completed the […]

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