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Visiting Reno outslugs Sacramento at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats hit a pair of home runs on Tuesday, but the two solo shots didn’t generate enough scoring in a 5-2 loss to the Reno Aces at Raley Field. Reno (67-70) also hit two homers, a Cody Ransom two-run shot in the fourth and a three-run dinger by Jamie Romak […]

Sports briefs: Local tennis pro plays in Avery Cup

Ann Pellow, a local tennis pro, is competing alongside 21 U.S. men and women against Great Britain in the biannual Avery Cup. This week at Wild Dunes Resort at Isle of Palms in South Carolina, the two countries are meeting for the 10th time to honor Ted Avery, a beloved member of the British International Club, who died […]

Youth football builds character, sense of belonging

* Editor’s note: Michael Fields is a trustee of the Davis Junior Blue Devils and the youth tackle football organization’s equipment manager. By Michael Fields To quote Hank Williams Jr., at the beginning of Monday Night Football, “Are you ready for some football?” Well, the answer to that question for our family is unequivocally “Yes!” Let […]

Junior Blue Devils: U14 squad has strong gridiron debut

FOLSOM — The Davis Junior Blue Devil U14 squad played a solid game to win its season opener against the Vista Del Lago Eagles, 44-6, on Saturday. In the first half, the hosts started strong with a touchdown in the first few minutes of the game. But that was it for the Eagles. The Blue Devils roared back […]

Pro baseball roundup: Iowa slips past Cats in 12 innings

The Sacramento River Cats pitching staff held Iowa off as long as it could, but eventually the Cubs managed three hits in the bottom of the 12th inning to take a 2-1 home victory on Saturday night. Sacramento (66-69) scored its only run in the top of the seventh, when Jarrett Parker smashed a one-out […]

Bowman sacks Manning three times but 49ers fall to Denver

DENVER — Peyton Manning failed to get the Broncos into the end zone in seven possessions Saturday night, when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers. All that rest has turned into rust for Manning, who was doomed by protection problems and an […]

UCD roundup: Aggie volleyballers open with a pair of tough losses

Senior outside hitter Kaylin Squyres tallied her second straight double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs, but the UC Davis women’s volleyball team endured a 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 sweep at the hands of 12th-ranked tournament host Colorado State in Saturday’s action at the Rams Volleyball Classic at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. It was the Aggies’ second loss […]

Audi puts the top down on budget luxury

The Associated Press Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi’s A3 Cabriolet. With a $36,525 starting retail price, including destination charge, the Audi A3 Cabrio comes with standard leather-covered seats and dual-zone climate control — not found in other low-priced 2015 model year convertibles, such as the […]

A’s/Giants roundup: Rays rally past Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera homered and then hit a two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics, 5-4, on Saturday night. The Rays managed just five hits off A’s starter Sonny Gray before coming back to win for the first time this season when trailing […]

Watney and Woods shoot 68 to stay near the top at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney remained in striking distance of the Wyndham Championship leaders on Saturday, carding a 2-under 68 in his third round. Between the former Blue Devil and Jason Gore — who topped the field at 15-under through three rounds — is Tiger Woods, who continued to play some of […]

The Iran nuclear deal does not promote peace

Barack Obama did not start the process which led to the deal he recently signed with Iran. He joined in mid-race. The P5 + 1 powers — the U.S., Russia, China, France, the U.K. plus Germany — began talking with the Iranians in 2003, and as early as 2006 (when George W. Bush was in […]

Latino fears on loss of clout may be correct

  Fear and anxiety have been in the air around California’s Latino political leaders in the weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments this fall in a Texas case challenging the 51-year-old legal and political doctrine of one person, one vote. These fears may turn out to be far more correct […]

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