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Sports briefs: Barrett’s goal gives UCD men a Big West soccer draw

Sophomore Evan Barrett scored his second goal of the year to draw the UC Davis men level in the 53rd minute, and the Big West Conference soccer match against CSUN ended in a 1-1 tie on Thursday afternoon at the Aggie Soccer Field. After setting a Big West record with nine draws a season ago, the Aggies […]

Youth roundup: Dragons and Inferno have a ball in doubleheader split

On a picture-perfect Sunday afternoon at Community Park, the two local 12U DYSA fall ball softball teams faced off in league play, with the Dragons and Inferno each winning one game of the doubleheader. The Inferno won an exciting opener, 13-12, as Sophia Palomares led a potent offense with four hits and four runs scored, while […]

Giants/A’s roundup: Padres beat S.F. in the ninth

SAN DIEGO — Pinch hitter Alexi Amarista’s RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. Derek Norris opened the inning with a double off Mike Broadway (0-2), Norris’ third extra-base of the game. Travis Jankowski ran for Norris and advanced to […]

UCD roundup: Aggie men split an eventful day at water polo tourney

Though the 10th-ranked UC Davis men’s water polo team was on the wrong end of a 12-11 thriller in the morning game against No. 9 Pepperdine, the Aggies played well throughout the opening day of the Kap7 NorCal Invitational on Saturday, and finished up with a 20-4 victory over Chapman. Senior two-meter Wes Lincoln and […]

UCD roundup: Aggie men’s water polo team sinks San Jose State

Freshman utility Sasa Antunovic scored three goals while junior two-meter Tennyson May added two more, helping the 12th-ranked UC Davis men’s water polo team to a 10-3 road win over No. 14 San Jose State on Saturday at The Aquatics Center. Antunovic netted two-thirds of his hat trick as part of a five-goal third quarter that helped the Aggies (3-2) break […]

DHS girls look for 13th water polo title in 20 years

* Editor’s note: This is the last of a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. For the first time in recent history, the Davis High girls water polo team doesn’t enter the season as favorites to win the Sac-Joaquin section title. At least, that’s what DHS head coach Doug Wright will have you believe: […]

September 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Panik plays but River Cats fall

WEST SACRAMENTO — San Francisco Giants second baseman made several strong fielding plays in his rehab appearance but the Sacramento River Cats lost to the visiting Reno Aces, 9-5, at Raley Field. Panik played three innings and went 0-for-2 for the Cats (68-72). Jarrett Parker provided the bulk of the Sacramento’s offense, hitting his second […]

September 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Republic back on track thanks to loanee Thompson

SACRAMENTO — Twenty-four hours before scoring the game-winning goal for the Sacramento Republic FC in a crucial USL Western Conference meeting on Saturday, 20-year-old midfielder Tommy Thompson was an unused substitute in the San Jose Earthquakes’ Friday night MLS clash against the LA Galaxy. Arriving on game day, the well-hyped Granite Bay alum provided an immediate […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney, Spieth struggle as FedEx Cup playoffs begin

EDISON, N.J. — The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months, and saw Davis High graduate Nick Watney have his own difficulties. Both players shot a 4-over 74 and were tied for 95th after Thursday’s opening round of The Barclays. Watney opened on the back nine […]

August 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

River Cats get their 13th consecutive win

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats won in walk-off fashion for the ninth time this season — and the third time this week — topping the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs, 2-1, in 10 innings. A crowd of 14,117 watched the starting pitchers duel into the late innings Saturday at Raley Field, then saw the Cats […]

August 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vikings beat Raiders in rainy preseason outing

MINNEAPOLIS — Charles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus weather delay to defeat the Oakland Raiders, 20-12, on Saturday. Teddy Bridgewater finished 10-for-14 for 89 yards, including the crisp 10-yard throw into Johnson’s outstretched hands in close coverage to […]

August 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s fall to last in the AL

NEW YORK — Cole Figueroa hit a one-hopper just over the inside corner of first base that umpires called fair. Two pitches later, Jacoby Ellsbury pulled another changeup from Jesse Chavez over the very same spot for a tiebreaking two-run single. “I thought it was foul. The first one I thought for sure,” Oakland manager […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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