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Electric car’s price sparks a sales run

The Associated Press It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet’s 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric vehicle tax credit can make for a super deal. Chevrolet lowered the starting retail price for the plucky subcompact electric car to $25,995 last month, making it […]

JV Devils shine at section swim meet

LODI — While neither the Davis High boys and girls squads were in contention for team titles, several Blue Devils posted strong swims at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships on Saturday at Tokay High. For the DHS girls, freshman Scout Brown earned points in two events as she finished 10th in the 100 breaststroke and 11th in the 200 […]

Youth roundup: Knights lacrosse squads each take second in NorCal

After entering the season-ending Northern California tournament as the fourth-seeded U15 boys lacrosse team, the Davis Knights, moved up to second place among the 45 squads competing in Danville. The 13-1 locals opened against West Valley and, after blowing a 4-0 halftime lead, used a Jordan Murga to win the game, 5-4, in double overtime. […]

Astros get to Gray to beat Oakland

HOUSTON — Sonny Gray was less than his usually reliable self, and the struggling Oakland Athletics couldn’t overcome it. Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus each hit two-run homers, Roberto Hernandez pitched six strong innings, and the Houston Astros beat Oakland, 6-4, on Tuesday. Gray (4-2) allowed three runs with four strikeouts in five innings, marking […]

AAA roundup: Goldberg’s 1-hitter leads A’s in a DLL dandy, 2-1

Nicholas Goldberg and three relievers threw a one-hitter as a first-inning, bases-loaded single by Josh Ernst plated all the runs the A’s would need in their 2-1 win over the Cardinals in AAA Davis Little League play. A picture-perfect bunt by J.T. Doughty set the Cards up with two on in the sixth, but Keaton Carpenter’s slick […]

Rugby champion Aggies are hardly a club team

Having run roughshod over 12 straight opponents by using size and strength straight ahead, it was an end run by Nate Oliveira that brought the D1AA rugby national crown to UC Davis. After a May 9 come-from-behind 18-15 victory over two-time defending USA Rugby champion Central Florida, the Aggie club team finished the season 13-0. […]

Sports briefs: Three UCD softball standouts honored by Big West

The Big West named UC Davis junior left-handed pitcher Leah Munden to its all-conference second team, junior shortstop Christa Castello to its honorable mention squad and freshman utility player Ashley Lotoszynski to the all-freshman team when the league announced its year-end softball awards this week. This is the first time that Munden and Lotoszynski received All-Big […]

Cavendish captures his third Tour of California stage

SANTA CLARITA — Britain’s Mark Cavendish raced to his third Tour of California stage victory and Latvia’s Tom Skujins retained the overall lead Thursday in the rainy fifth stage. Cavendish, the Etixx-Quick Step rider who won the first two stages, powered to the front in the final 200 yards to win the 95.7-mile leg from […]

Sagan sprints to a windy win in Stage 4 of Tour

AVILA BEACH — Slovakia’s Peter Sagan surged in the short final uphill sprint Wednesday to win the windy fourth stage of the Tour of California and close in on overall leader Tom Skujins of Latvia. After finishing second in the first three stages, Sagan — the Tinkoff-Saxo rider who has four Tour de France stage […]

Sports briefs: Aggies drop a baseball game at St. Mary’s

When UC Davis senior outfielder Austin March smacked his third home run of the season, it was nearly enough to erase an early four-run deficit, but host St. Mary’s pulled away with three runs late to hand the Aggies a 7-3 baseball defeat on Tuesday afternoon at Louis Guisto Field in Moraga. Playing in its final nonconference […]

Pro baseball roundup: Pence helps Cats to comeback win

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats came back from a three-run deficit Monday to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes, 5-4, on Juan Perez’s walk-off double. San Francisco Giants star Hunter Pence, with the Cats on a rehab stint, had a hit and scored twice to help Sacramento take the series finale at Raley Field. The River Cats got […]

Giants/A’s roundup: Marlins get to Mad Bum to win in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO — Marcell Ozuna homered off Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth to help the Marlins win for the […]

Republic get back to winning ways at Bonney

SACRAMENTO — A year after finishing as a USL MVP runner-up, Sacramento’s Rodrigo Lopez is making his case to take home the award in 2015. It was Lopez’s goal and assist — his sixth goal of the season to go with three helpers — that was the difference in putting the Republic FC (5-4) back […]

Aggie men’s club rugby team wins national title

MARIETTA, Ga. — Holding Central Florida scoreless for more than 41 minutes, the UC Davis men’s 15s club rugby squad posted an 18-15 win to wrest the D1AA title from the two-time defending national champion Knights on Saturday at Kennesaw State University. Trailing 15-3 at halftime, the Aggies scored late and forced a giveaway with […]

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