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Counta slam gives Rockies AAA title

One swing of the bat turned a pitcher’s duel into a wide-open game Saturday night in the AAA City Championship at the Davis Little League Complex. Coming into the fourth inning with just three hits and no runs scored, the Rockies ended the frame with the maximum-allowed five runs, four of which came from a monster […]

UCD’s Lambdin named All-American

EUGENE, Ore. — UC Davis senior Raquel Lambdin saved her best race for the final run of her collegiate career, turning in another school-record performance in the 1,500 meters while finishing fifth on Saturday and earning All-America first-team honors at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon. It was the best finish in […]

Watney tied for 30th heading into final day

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Great Britain’s Greg Owen and Argentina’s Fabian Gomez both shot 3-under 67’s to take the lead heading into the final day of the FedEx St. Jude Classic Saturday, going 9-under combined on the first three days. Entering the day even, Davis High graduate Nick Watney fired a 2-under 68 to end the […]

Warriors win to even NBA Finals at 2-2

CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry shook off Iman Shumpert with a dribble, stepped back behind the line and splashed a 3-pointer that seemed to submerge a mute button on rocking and rolling Quicken Loans Arena. Curry clenched both fists, slapped his chest and yelled, “C’mon!” At last, this was the MVP and these were the Golden […]

Orioles overcome early deficit to win AL title

For the second time in three days, the Orioles took a Davis Little League AAA American League playoff game from the Yankees, and Thursday it was for all the marbles. This time, the 6-4 win put the Orioles — who came through the lower bracket after these same Yankees beat them on a walk-off home run […]

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats drop a slugfest

EL PASO, Texas — The Sacramento River Cats dropped a wild one, 9-6, to the El Paso Chihuahuas on Thursday night at Southwest University Park. The teams combined for 15 runs, 26 hits and four errors in a back-and-forth affair that ultimately went El Paso’s way. For the Cats (28-33), San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy […]

Giants stay hot, win their way to Majors City Championship

Much has been written about the importance of a sport teams peaking at the right time. With a 10-2 win over the Brewers on Thursday evening, the Giants of the Davis Little League majors division continued to do just that, taking a National League title — and earning a spot in the City Championship. The […]

Sports briefs: Watney starts strong at St. Jude

There’s no other way to say it — Yolo Post 77 is hitting the cover off of the baseball this week. Coming off of a heartbreaking extra-inning loss at Fairfield on Wednesday — during which they nonetheless scored 13 runs — the local American Legion squad went up to Lodi on Thursday and came home […]

Aggies’ Lambdin advances at NCAA Finals

EUGENE, Ore. — UC Davis senior standout Raquel Lambdin had already shown the ability to rise to the occasion, running two of her best ever 1,500-meter times during postseason competition this spring. The trend continued on Thursday as she posted the second-best 1,500 time of her career in the semifinals of the NCAA Track and […]

DHS football turnout improving; keen eye turned to safety

Davis High football coach John Wiley expects almost 90 players to hit the turf at Brown Stadium for the beginning of summer workouts next Monday. “We’ll have between 40 and 50 for varsity alone,” the second-year Blue Devil head man told me. “In the spring, with all the other sports going on, we had 30 […]

A’s score in the ninth to top Texas

OAKLAND — Sam Fuld slid into home to just beat the throw for the winning run with one out in the ninth and the Oakland Athletics snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. Fuld had a one-out single off Keone Kela (4-3) for just his eighth […]

Giants beat Harvey, Mets

NEW YORK — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew that in order for his team to beat Matt Harvey, the top of the lineup needed to produce. And produce it did. Nori Aoki and Joe Panik combined to go 7-for-10 with a homer, four runs and two RBIs as the Giants roughed up Harvey […]

UCD roundup: Aggie Stadium has brand new turf

Installation of a new artificial turf playing surface at Aggie Stadium is nearing completion, providing the home to UC Davis football and women’s lacrosse its largest renovation since opening in 2007. The project, which was scheduled over several weeks in May and June, is being funded through stadium maintenance funds provided by the Facilities And […]

UCD’s Lambdin gears up for NCAA finals

UC Davis standout Raquel Lambdin, winner of the past three 1,500-meter events at the Big West Championships, makes her second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday at the University of Oregon, looking for her second straight All-America honor. Lambdin will race in the first of two heats on Thursday beginning […]

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