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Sports briefs: Youth keeper camp set for this week at UCD

The UC Davis Men’s Soccer Camp series is presenting a boys’ goalkeeper clinic from Monday through Wednesday at the Aggie Soccer Field. Workouts and instruction include 1-v-1 goalkeeping training, footwork, handling various shots, diving techniques and contending with cross and through balls. The clinic is open to boys ages 7-14 and runs 9 to 11:30 […]

Jaguar XJ flagship is distinctive luxury style

An odd thing happened as Americans’ taste for luxury vehicles grew in recent years: Jaguar, the venerable British marquee, struggled to gain traction. In fact, U.S. sales of Jaguar’s flagship sedan, the XJ, are on pace for their slowest year since 2010. Although this may be worrying to the carmaker and Jaguar dealers, owners of […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devils have good moments at Elite baseball tourney

Despite dropping four games at the Buchanan Elite Tournament in Fresno, it wasn’t hard for skipper Dan Ariola to find positives for the Davis High summer baseball squad. “The outcomes were tough but we were playing good teams and it’s good to be playing against good competition,” Ariola said. “We are working to get better and […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Houston, Hansen are water polo All-Americans

UC Davis senior Keelia Houston — a Davis High graduate — and junior Allyson Hansen each earned honorable mention when the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches chose its 2015 All-America teams last week. The two Aggies were named to the All-Big West Conference second team in April. Houston, a two-time Sac-Joaquin Section MVP and the […]

Golf roundup: Langer and Maggert are tied for U.S. Senior Open lead

SACRAMENTO — The crammed leaderboard at the U.S. Senior Open has some familiar faces heading into the final round and one notable name nobody expected to challenge for another major. Good luck predicting what will happen Sunday. Bernhard Langer and Jeff Maggert shared the lead at 5-under 205 at Del Paso, where conditions cooled off […]

Giants/A’s roundup: Giants pound Padres, 13-8

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt found another gear on the bases, and compared himself to a long-legged jungle animal. The speedy Giants hit four triples in a game for the first time in 55 years, including a pair by Belt in a 13-8 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. “When I can sniff […]

Sports briefs: Aggie footballers earn academic award

The UC Davis football team was honored Wednesday by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association with an Academic Progress Rate Award after its score led the Big Sky Conference for the third straight year. The FCS ADA honors the program with the highest APR from each of the 13 FCS conferences, and the Aggies’ […]

Yolo tops Yuba City at Chico tourney

In the final four games of the Chico Father’s Day American Legion baseball tournament, Yolo Post 77 had some exciting outings, but ended up with just one victory. A theme that emerged in the local losses began in Thursday’s contest against San Mateo. Yolo led going into the final inning, but allowed a pair of runs in […]

Davis High summer baseballers go 4-0 in Woodland

The Davis High summer baseball team hit its stride last weekend, going undefeated in four games at the Dustin Pedroia Tournament in Woodland. The Blue Devils beat Franklin, 11-6, and Folsom, 9-3, on Thursday, then ripped through Rocklin and Sheldon by a combined 11-0 on Saturday. In the opener against Franklin, Peter Frame tossed four […]

San Francisco shuts out Mariners in Seattle

SEATTLE — Ryan Vogelsong and three relievers combined on a five-hitter to give San Francisco its major league-leading 11th shutout, a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Vogelsong (5-5), allowed three singles over 6 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking two as the offensively challenged Mariners were held to two runs […]

Punchless A’s fall to Padres

OAKLAND — Athletics rookie pitcher Kendall Graveman used his recent demotion to the minors as motivation to get back on track. If Oakland’s offense could do the same thing, manager Bob Melvin’s ballclub might have a chance to crawl out of the cellar in the AL West. Graveman allowed five hits and two runs over seven innings, […]

Youth roundup: DLL A’s beat AA Brewers in City Championship game

In a well-played game on Saturday morning, the A’s edged the Brewers, 5-3, to capture the Davis Little League’s AA City Championship. Despite facing the Brewers for the first time ever, the A’s jumped out quickly, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Lead-off hitter Daniel Heringer got the rally started with a single, […]

Aggies to host girls basketball clinic

The UC Davis women’s basketball program has announced that it will host a day-long fundamental and skills-development clinic for girls ages 9 to 12 on Tuesday, June 23. Instruction will be from Aggie head coach Jennifer Gross, her staff and members of the UCD team. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day inside […]

Giants/A’s roundup: San Francisco finally wins at home

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Duffy homered and drove in three runs to help the San Francisco Giants snap a nine-game home losing streak by beating the Seattle Mariners, 6-2, on Tuesday. Casey McGehee added a two-run double and Angel Pagan hit an RBI single as the Giants snapped their longest home skid since an 11-gamer […]

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