Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thompson shines as Republic falls

SACRAMENTO — Slightly more than a year ago, Tommy Thompson was starring for Granite Bay High School, playing against the likes of Davis and Jesuit. But in Monday night’s friendly match, the diminutive attacking midfielder lined up for the largest game of his life as the Sacramento Republic FC fell 1-0 to the English Premier League […]

River Cats overpower Chihuahuas

The Sacramento River Cats snapped their three-game skid Monday with a 6-1 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas. After being swept by Albuquerque, the River Cats wasted no time in changing their fortune by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. Highlighting the inning was […]

Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

By Jamey Keaten CARCASSONNE, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Both of cycling’s other “Grand […]

Yolo Post 77 looks to avenge last year’s outcome

Yolo Post 77 entered last year’s Area 1 Tournament championship round needing to win one of two games against Petaluma to claim the title. Two games, 7 1/2 hours and 54 runs later, Petaluma was the Area 1 Tournament champion. On Wednesday, the locals will have a chance for revenge, as they once again take on a powerful Petaluma team. The […]

Wartenburg steps down as UC Davis track, cross country coach

Drew Wartenburg, who has guided UC Davis to five Big West Conference championships in cross country and track and field since arriving on campus in 2009, has stepped down as director of the two programs in order to pursue other coaching opportunities, it was announced Monday by Director of Athletics Terry Tumey. Wartenburg joined the […]

O’s top A’s 8-4

By Michael Wagaman OAKLAND — Adam Jones matched his career high of five RBIs to back Wei-Yin Chen, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Saturday night. Jones hit a three-run home run in the first and had a two-run single in the fourth. Baltimore’s All-Star center fielder also walked and scored […]

Republic FC falls to legendary club

SACRAMENTO — Fielding a completely different starting 11 than the team that drew USL PRO-leading Orlando City on Thursday night, Sacramento Republic FC fell 2-1 to Rangers FC of Scotland on a stoppage-time winner from substitute Ian Black at Bonney Field. The game was the first of three friendlies scheduled within the next week against British opposition — the […]

Majka earns Pole position on Tour’s 14th stage

By Jamey Keaten RISOUL, France — Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected to shake up the standings, […]

Junior Blue Devils’ new season starts under new president

This Scott Carrell is an interesting guy. An Air Force Academy graduate who remains a lieutenant colonel in the USAF reserves, Carrell is an associate professor of economics at UC Davis. He also serves as the Aggie faculty athletics representative. He’s coached more than 25 youth teams over the years and has a bunch of […]

‘Wheelmen…’ co-author to discuss Lance Armstrong

“Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; “Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished: “For never was a story of more woe…” — Prince Escalus, “Romeo & Juliet” Hmmm. Did this Verona royal know of professional cycling all the way back in the 1500s? Obviously not. But they’re words that seem to apply still […]

Fair result: Republic FC plays well in draw

SACRAMENTO — End-to-end action, great saves, a colorful State Fair backdrop — the only thing missing from Sacramento Republic FC’s match-up with first-place Orlando City Soccer Club was goals as the teams fought to a 0-0 draw in front of a sellout crowd of 8,000 at Bonney Field. It was also a game of firsts for both […]

Yolo Post 77 tops Orland

While the Post 77 offense struggled, its pitching staff was up to the task as Yolo topped the Orland Tigers 6-2 Thursday in Orland. Post 77 hurler Dalton Sachs worked six innings, giving up one run while striking out six and walking none. Yolo took a brief lead in the top of the fifth as Davis […]

Youth sports done right: our DALL 9-10 squad

When the Davis American Little League All-Stars finished their impressive run in the 9/10-year-old postseason, the team ended the playoffs with a 6-3 record. In winning the local District 64 tournament, a sense of accomplishment was painted on the faces of these 13 youngsters. Even two weeks later, in losing two straight games at the next level, you […]

Republic FC president talks expansion, MLS move

SACRAMENTO — Sitting in the VIP section of the brand new Bonney Field, while neon-colored roller coasters and Ferris wheels whirled at the nearby State Fair, Sacramento Republic FC president Warren Smith opened up about the future of Republic’s $3 million Cal Expo-located field and the possibility of gaining entry into Major League Soccer. MLS, which […]