Thursday, July 24, 2014

Albergotti to discuss Armstrong’s doping scandal

Reed Albergotti will shed further light on Armstrong’s doping scandal, his cover-up, the worldwide fallout and the future of cycling in a Tireside Chat at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. The Wall Street Journal white-collar crime reporter co-authored the recent “Wheelmen: Lance […]

MLB roundup: Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee’s return from the disabled list and Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night. Hunter Pence had three hits and two RBIs, Buster Posey drove in two runs […]

Youth volleyball camps are set

The Davis High volleyball program will host six youth camp sessions this summer, where boys and girls who will be in sixth through eighth grades next year can receive instruction from head coach Julie Crawford and Blue Devil players. Sessions on July 21, 23 and 25 will make up an All-Skills Camp, while workouts on […]

Area sports briefs: River Cats win in extra innings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — River Cats All-Star outfielder Shane Peterson went 3-for-5 with four runs, four RBIs and a franchise-high-tying three home runs to help the River Cats beat the host Albuquerque Isotopes, 10-9, in extra innings on Thursday. Peterson put the Cats on the board with a solo shot in the top of the third before the ‘Topes […]

Gallopin captures Stage 11 with Nibali keeping Tour lead

OYONNAX, France — French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. The peloton returned to action after the race’s first rest day with the 187.5-kilometer (116.3-mile) ride from Besancon […]

Sports briefs: UCD athletes pick up a pile of academic awards

The UC Davis women’s tennis team as a whole and five Aggie student-athletes — Melissa Kobayakawa, Tiffany Pham, Samantha Martino, Claire Meunier and Frederique Sleiffer — received all-academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. This is the fourth straight season Kobayakawa has earned a spot on the ITA’s annual list, while the governing body of […]

Nibali recaptures the yellow jersey at Tour de France

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France — After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he’s now the man to beat. On Monday, the Italian narrowly dodged a spill by Alberto Contador that left the two-time Tour champion with a fractured […]

Netherlands hands Brazil another tough loss

BRASILIA, Brazil — When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing loss to end its home World Cup. The Netherlands’ remarkable campaign ended on a high note after Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early […]

Frenchman Kadri wins Stage 8 at Tour de France

GERARDMER, France — In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador, who sped ahead thinking he might win the […]

Nibali not taking Tour de France lead for granted

REIMS, France — Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey. He’s not taking the Tour de France lead for granted, though. Despite the stunning departure of reigning champion Chris Froome in a crash the day before, the Italian says he’s “afraid” of two-time champ Alberto Contador, and senses other contenders are looking for […]

Wire briefs: River Cats get a victory in Fresno

FRESNO — Tommy Milone’s first Sacramento start of 2014 was a good one and the River Cats beat the Fresno Grizzlies, 6-2, at Chukchansi Park on Wednesday. Milone, a left-hander who was recently sent down from Oakland, tossed four innings and gave up just one run. Still the southpaw left with his team trailing 1-0. Fresno (45-49) […]