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Froome hangs on while Pinot wins Tour de France Stage 20

ALPE D’HUEZ, France — Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks. Up ahead, already out of sight on the 21 hairpin bends lined by frenzied spectators, Froome’s biggest rival […]

Froome has tunnel vision on Tour de France title

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France — The road snaked back and forth like spaghetti stuck to a wall, 18 hairpin bends, climbed for the first time in the 112-year history of the Tour de France. Curiously, there were no crowds on this spectacular vista just perfect for the television age. Police decided that the two-mile stretch of bends […]

Republic defense is tough

SACRAMENTO — A sellout crowd at Bonney Field saw the Sacramento Republic FC defense play brilliantly in a Saturday night friendly against Newcastle of the English Premier League. The locals, however, still fell 1-0, thanks to an own goal just a few minutes into the second half. On the play, Republic defender James Kiffe attempted […]

Americans crush Cuba in quarters

BALTIMORE — Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed Cuba, 6-0, on Saturday to reach its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal. Dempsey converted a penalty kick early in the second half and added a late goal to […]

Leader Johnson and Spieth off to strong starts at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle. The two main characters from Chambers Bay brought their games across eight time zones and an ocean Thursday and set the tone at St. Andrews for what could be another […]

Froome stays strong through the Pyrenees

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France — One mountain range completed, one more to go. Only the Alps loom as the last major obstacle between Chris Froome and a second Tour de France victory in Paris. His rivals tried and failed to make the British rider and his super-strong Sky team wilt on the toughest — and […]

Pro baseball roundup: A’s edge Indians with late runs

CLEVELAND — Billy Butler’s two-run double with the bases loaded broke a tie in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4, on Saturday night. With two outs, Butler lined an 0-1 pitch from Bryan Shaw over first base to snap a 2-all tie. Right fielder Brandon Moss’ throwing error allowed […]

Car Care: Total loss vehicles can be valuable treasures to some

Each year auto insurers declare millions of vehicles to be total losses. This typically happens when an insurance company decides that it’s more cost effective to pay the insured for the pre-damage value of the vehicle rather than repair it. Ever wonder what happens to that vehicle after the insurance company writes the check and […]

Australian Dennis captures Stage 1 at Tour de France

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals. Dennis powered along the 14-kilometer (8.6-mile) flat and windy urban circuit through cycling-mad Utrecht in 14 minutes, […]

Republic get a tie on the road

SANDY, Utah — Concluding a three-match road without a loss, the Sacramento Republic FC played Real Monarchs SLC to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday. Playing near his hometown of Salt Lake City, Sacramento’s Justin Braun scored his team’s only goal in the 19th minute. On the play, standout midfielder Rodrigo Lopez sent a corner toward the back […]

Four runs plenty for A’s Hahn to beat Angels

OAKLAND (AP) — Jesse Hahn’s hopes of closing out the eighth inning ended when he walked Angels slugger Mike Trout on six pitches. It was about the only thing the Oakland right-hander didn’t finish — a much-needed break for the Athletics’ weary bullpen. Hahn pitched into the eighth inning for his third consecutive win, Josh […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Sign-ups continue for next week’s Wildcats hoops camp

The Davis Wildcats basketball club will present its popular Summer Hoops Camp this Monday through Thursday at the Davis High gym. The 2015 camp will feature two sessions. First, from 9 a.m. to noon, a skills camp for boys and girls in grades two through five will focus on fundamentals through a mix of competitive games […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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