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Sports briefs: Relay For Life’s 24-hour run starts Saturday

Community members will fight cancer by walking continuously from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday on the track at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. as part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The relay, which symbolizes the never-ending fight against cancer, raises thousands of dollars locally to fund research for a […]

River Cats score early but can’t hang on

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sacramento came out swinging on Saturday — scoring five times in the first two innings — but couldn’t make the lead stick as Albuquerque took advantage of three River Cats’ errors to take the contest, 9-6, at Isotopes Park. The Cats (44-57) opened the scoring when Adam Duvall’s sacrifice fly brought home Everth […]

Car Care: AC or windows down: secrets to better summer fuel economy

Summer is peak travel season for most Americans. Those hoping to spend less on fuel and more on fun can find ways to stretch their travel budgets with better vehicle care and use. One hotly (pun intended) debated topic during summer driving season is whether it is more fuel efficient to use the air conditioner […]

Youth roundup: Team effort takes AquaMonsters to second place

Competing in a Sacramento league championship meet Saturday and Sunday, the Davis Aquamonsters youth swim club took second place, much to the delight of head coach Buffy Ajimura. “It was a great experience for our team,” Ajimura said. “The coaches, parents and swimmers couldn’t have been nicer and more welcoming. It was the happiest our […]

Sports briefs: Aggie trio wins tennis titles

Utilizing their home court to its fullest advantage, UC Davis junior-to-be Eli Whittle claimed the singles title while the doubles duo of James Wade and Bryce McKelvie added the doubles crown during the third leg of ITA’s summer circuit event held last weekend at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on campus. The sixth-seeded Whittle, who […]

Sports briefs: Soccer campers can watch, learn from Aggies

When the Davis Soccer Academy presents its two-day session Aug. 10-11, not only will UC Davis women’s soccer staff and players provide training in basic techniques with individual and group instruction, campgoers will see a college-level workout featuring the Aggie players. Open to girls between the ages of 5 and 13, the camp takes place at […]

Johnson holds off Spieth to take British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go in the British Open, right after making […]

Plaza wins an eventful Stage 16 at Tour

GAP, France — Racing downhill at breakneck speeds, Ruben Plaza Molina rode triumphantly into Gap as the solo winner of a treacherous Stage 16 on Monday that saw a teammate of race leader Chris Froome careen into a telephone pole and Peter Sagan finish second for a fifth time. Froome’s Sky teammate Geraint Thomas, who […]

Giants/A’s roundup: San Francisco tops Arizona

PHOENIX — Jake Peavy got his first win of the season, Buster Posey drove in four runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. The win gave San Francisco its 10th straight series victory in Arizona. The Giants haven’t won this many series in […]

Friday win puts Yolo in area tournament

YUBA CITY — With Yolo Post 77 set to host next week’s American Legion Area 1 baseball tournament, there was just one thing left for the locals to do — qualify for that event. Yolo did that on Friday, outlasting host Yuba-Sutter, 8-7, in a back-and-forth District 6 affair. The victory put Post 77 in […]

Sports briefs: Aggie recruit qualifies for Olympic Trials

Competing with her club team, the Buenaventura Swim Club, incoming UC Davis freshman Solie Laughlin has qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200-meter backstroke thanks to her performance at the Los Angeles Invitational on July 10. Laughlin, from Ventura, finished ninth overall and won the consolation final with a time of 2:14.87 — […]

Youth roundup: Yee takes second at First Tee Junior golf tournament

Several Davis youngsters played well at Monday’s First Tee Junior Tour tournament at Northridge Country Club, with Collin Yee’s second-place finish in the 12-13 division pacing the local crew. Yee used a final-hole birdie to finish even on the back nine and end with a 77 (41-36). Charlie Karagosian carded a 97 to finish eighth in […]

Get geared up for a mini-pentathlon with training camps

After the success of the Davis Pentathlon in March, the Davis Fencing Academy has teamed with Davis Swim and Fitness to offer a pair of camps in advance of a mini-pentathlon set for Aug. 1. Athletes interested in the event, a competition that features fencing, swimming and combined running/shooting (safe laser pistols), should pre-register for the Davis […]

Hometown hero wins Home Run Derby

CINCINNATI — “The Toddfather” has a new title. Todd Frazier — Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado — is baseball’s new King of Swing. The Jersey boy who never seems to get rattled waited until his very last swing — three times, no less — to win the All-Star Home Run Derby in […]

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