Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sports briefs: Wright tallies two more times as U.S. takes sixth

Despite two more goals from Davis High sophomore Cameron Wright — his seventh and eighth of the tourney in just six games — the U.S. Men’s Cadet National Water Polo Team fell to Croatia in Saturday’s fifth-place contest of the Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament. After going 3-3 at the international event, contested in Belgrade, Serbia, the American […]

A’s bullpen gives up lead in K.C.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit. Starter Jeff Samardzija left with a one-run lead in the seventh inning, but Ryan Cook failed to hold it in a 7-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Cook allowed two […]

Kansas City shuts out Oakland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Donaldson managed to rope a double off Jason Vargas in the first inning. He was flummoxed by the Royals’ starter the rest of the way. Then again, so were the rest of the A’s. Oakland managed just three hits off Vargas and none after the second inning, the veteran left-hander […]

Sports briefs: Watney takes 33rd at PGA Championship

Davis High graduate Nick Watney birdied the final two holes on Sunday to finish the PGA Championship with a 1-over 72. It was the first time all weekend that the former Blue Devil went over par as he ended in a tie for 33rd place. The final round featured an exciting finish as Rory McIlroy […]

Sports briefs: Payne’s pro career continues

With a pair of former Aggie basketball players — Ryan Sypkens and Pablo Mancasola — signing their first professional contracts in the recent days, now comes word that 2011 UC Davis graduate Mark Payne will continue his pro career. The 6-foot-8 guard will play this season with French first-division club team Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket, one of 18 […]

Sports briefs: UCD grad Mancasola to play pro hoops

Former UC Davis standout Paolo Mancasola became the second Aggie basketball alum to sign with a pro team this summer as he inked a deal with Sport-Club Itzehoe, one of 25 squads in Germany’s Pro B League. Mancasola’s former teammate Ryan Sypkens began his inaugural season with the Aguilas de Tunja in Colombia on Aug. 1. Located in […]

Youth roundup: Yancher escapes from Alcatraz

In a Sunday open-water event that began off the coast of Alcatraz Island, Davis swimmer Owen Yancher dodged sea lions, battled fog and endured swells of up to 10 feet to place sixth in the 2014 Alcatraz Challenge at Crissy Field. The 16-year-old standout joined more than 500 competitors in taking a 10-foot plunge out […]

Blue Devil physicals due as tryouts loom

With Davis High fall sport tryouts and practices starting as early as 12:01 a.m. Monday — Blue Devil field hockey’s Midnight Madness event — athletes are reminded to get their physical exam packets completed now. Prep athletes must have their sports physical packets finished, signed and returned to the DHS Athletic Department before tryouts begin. […]

A’s edge Rays in extra-inning thriller

OAKLAND — Derek Norris singled up the middle with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, on Monday night. Norris notched his second career game-ending RBI against Balfour (1-4) in Oakland’s eighth walkoff win. The AL West-leading […]

Sandoval sends Giants to a series win

NEW YORK — His nickname is Kung Fu Panda. The New York Mets probably have other, not so cute, monikers for Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including a go-ahead double with two outs in the ninth inning Monday that propelled the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory over the […]

Safety Bethea finding a groove with new 49ers team

Janie McCauley SANTA CLARA — Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs. They tried it several times, chuckling all the while, then got back to work with more conditioning — each pulling a weighted sled […]

Davis Rugby teams wrap up summer season

The Davis Rugby Club wrapped up the summer Rugby 7’s series Sunday in Dixon. The varsity team finished third with a 2-1-1 record. Davis capped off the day with a 20-5 victory over Elk Grove in the Boys Varsity Silver third-place game. Davis was led by scoring tries from Marvin Grant, Michal Goodison, Jake Teafatiller […]

DHS tryout schedule updated; physical packets due

Nine Davis High varsity teams and a host of junior varsity and one freshman squad are about to begin tryouts and practices early next month. Prep athletes must have their sports physical packets completed (and signed) and returned to the DHS Athletic Department before tryouts begin. Packets can be submitted at DHS from 6 to […]

Schaub settles in as Raiders starting QB

Josh Dubow NAPA — The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it. Matt Schaub is showing signs that last year’s disastrous season in Houston might have been an aberration as he looks in complete command as Oakland’s starter. The performance comes […]