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Local pair skates for Team USA

For local roller hockey players Nicholas Leacox and Caleb Hermle, one event this summer marked the culmination of years of hard work. In fact, since both players learned the game from their siblings at an early age, their selection to represent the United States on a team that played in the Fédération Internationale Roller Sport […]

Bucs blank San Francisco

PITTSBURGH — Jake Peavy entered his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates having never allowed a run over 20 innings in three starts at PNC Park. That streak ended before Peavy could pitch one full inning. Meanwhile, Charlie Morton combined with two relievers on a six-hitter, Neil Walker hit a two-run home run and the Pirates […]

Orioles walk off vs. A’s

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the second straight night, the Baltimore Orioles gathered at home plate for a water-spraying, hand-slapping celebration. It just doesn’t get much better than that for a team chasing a playoff berth. Chris Davis hit two home runs, the second a tiebreaking shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth […]

Cheerleaders host clinic on Sept. 13

Gimme a D! Gimme an A! … Gimme a V! The Davis High School cheer team will host a clinic for aspiring cheerleaders ages 6 to 13 on Sunday, Sept. 13, from  1 to 4 p.m. at the DHS south gym, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at […]

Williamson leads River Cats to 4th straight win

TACOMA, Wash. — Despite being outhit 10-6, the River Cats used a pair of Mac Williamson doubles to drive in three runs as Sacramento won its fourth straight game, 5-3, over the Rainiers on Thursday night. Williamson, hitting .228, knocked home Everth Cabrera and Joaquin Arias with a two-bagger to center in the fourth — then […]

Gray misses start, A’s lose 4-2 to Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Sonny Gray’s sore back forced the Oakland A’s to juggle their rotation, and cost them a chance to send their staff ace against the hottest team in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game Thursday, beating Oakland 4-2 behind Mark Buehrle’s arm and Ryan Goins’ bat. Jesse Chavez moved […]

Aquamonsters moving to the next level

As the summer draws to a close, two of the Davis Aquamonsters’ senior members are preparing to move on to the next phase of their swimming careers. Juju Chan and Colten Montgomery will head off to college to be part of Division I swimming programs. Chan will take her talents to Malibu where she will swim […]

Harrier completes incoming soccer class

Annie Harrier joined UC Davis’ women’s soccer program as announced by head coach Twila Kaufman on Wednesday. Hailing from Menlo Park, the freshman forward completes an incoming class that includes transfers Kristie Braken-Guelke and Alexis Smith, as well as freshmen Allie Carmickle, Crystal Crump, Riley Marshall, Mckenna Moriarty, Hailey Rittershofer, Natalie Saddic, Kristina Sola and Ari Zamora. “This staff […]

Valencia, Chavez power A’s past Astros

OAKLAND (AP) — Danny Valencia could get used to being a cleanup hitter. In his second straight game at the No. 4 spot in the order for the Oakland Athletics, Valencia delivered an early two-run double to support right-hander Jesse Chavez’s strong start in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Valencia ripped […]

Cubs hold off Giants

CHICAGO — Rookie bopper Kyle Schwarber homered in his second consecutive game and Chicago beat San Francisco, 5-4, to move a half-game ahead of the Giants in the race for the second NL wild card. The Cubs, playing meaningful baseball in August for the first time in years, won for the seventh time in eight […]

Sports briefs: U8 discount offered as Junior Blue Devil sign-ups continue

Registration is now open for the Davis Junior Blue Devils fall football and cheer season — and the organization has reduced the price for U8 players to $150 for a limited time. Interested families can visit www.juniorbluedevils.com for more information and to sign up. The cost is $350 for cheerleading and $300 for football, and registration runs […]

Brooks has a strong debut in A’s win

OAKLAND — Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part […]

August 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Cleveland cruises in Oakland

OAKLAND — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics, 3-1, on Thursday night. Josh Reddick doubled in a first-inning run for the A’s, who have lost six of their last seven. Carrasco (11-8) did not allow a hit after Reddick’s double, facing one […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

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