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Blackburn’s solid start isn’t enough in Cats loss

OMAHA, NE. — Sacramento’s Clayton Blackburn notched his ninth quality start, but Omaha’s J.C. Sulbaran was a little bit better as the Storm Chasers beat the River Cats, 5-1, on Wednesday. Blackburn (8-4) entered the game leading the Cats’ starting staff in ERA (3.26) and strikeouts per nine innings (7.2), and second in wins (eight). On […]

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats edge Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — Angel Pagan’s Sacramento debut was a good one as the veteran outfielder reached base four times, scored twice and helped the visiting River Cats to a 5-4 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday. A two-time world champion (2012 and 2014) with the Giants, Pagan is rehabbing tendinitis in his right knee. He […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Neff has been using her noggin

UC Davis junior midfielder Courtney Neff was named to the 2015 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll for the second time on Monday. The IWLCA individual awards arrive on the heels of the Academic Honor Squad awards, of which the Aggie squad was one of 85 teams named last week. To […]

U.S. women rain goals on Costa Rica again

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Not even a thunderstorm could slow down the United States in the latest chapter of its Women’s World Cup victory tour. Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly each scored twice and the United States beat Costa Rica, 7-2, on Wednesday in the exhibition game that included an 83-minute weather delay. Abby Wambach and […]

A’s clip Dodgers in 10 innings

OAKLAND — Billy Butler hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics outlasted Clayton Kershaw and held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, on Tuesday night. Mark Canha opened the 10th with a double off Yimi Garcia, his fourth hit of the game. Butler then lined the next pitch […]

Raiders rookie linebacker makes a good impression

NAPA — Ben Heeney’s exhibition debut went so well for the Oakland Raiders that he wanted to save his jersey as a keepsake with all the stains and sweat as memories. The only problem was that was Heeney’s only game-ready jersey so it went back to the equipment staff to get washed for the next […]

Sports briefs: Aggie tennis team announces fall tourney schedule

The UC Davis women’s tennis team will use three tournaments during fall quarter to tune up for its dual schedule, which begins in January. First, Aggie head coach Bill Maze will bring his team to Berkeley for its fifth consecutive appearance in the Cal Fall Invitational. Known for fielding numerous nationally ranked teams, the weekend tournament […]

Youth roundup: Blues win city swim title as hundreds compete

The Davis Aquadarts and Summerdarts concluded their summer season with the annual Davis City Championships swim meet at Community Pool, contested Aug. 6 through Saturday. More than 275 swimmers — including Minidarts, Summerdarts and Aquadarts — raced during the three-day meet. With swimmers divided into three teams vying for the city crown, it was the Blues splashing […]

40-year-old 49er enjoys role as mentor

SANTA CLARA (AP) — One’s the oldest on the team by a long shot at 40 and entering his 17th NFL season. The other is a poised rookie and the 49ers’ youngest player who just turned 21 in June. Veteran kicker Phil Dawson is thoroughly enjoying his role as mentor for strong-legged punter Bradley Pinion, […]

Blue Jays beat A’s for 9th straight win

TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a solo home run, Drew Hutchison pitched seven strong innings and the Toronto Blue Jays won their ninth straight game, beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night. Toronto starting pitchers have held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in 15 consecutive games. Hutchison (11-2) allowed two runs […]

Raiders’ Carr gets receiving help in year 2

NAPA (AP) — For all the good that Derek Carr accomplished as a rookie starting 16 games at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, there was one glaring negative: The inability to get the ball downfield. Carr finished last in the league in yards per completion and yards per attempt as he too often threw short and […]

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Sports briefs: Sign up for Labor Day races

  With approximately 1,000 participants expected for the Golden Valley Harriers’ 19th annual Labor Day Races, runners are invited to register now. Sponsorship opportunities also are still available. All proceeds from the race will go directly to support causes like the Davis, Woodland, Dixon and River City high school cross country and track teams, Team Davis and […]

Niners’ Harold has quick learning curve

SANTA CLARA — Eli Harold came to work Friday morning and was hit quickly with the realization there would be no more easing into his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers. Harold, the team’s third-round draft pick, had been taking snaps during training camp this month at outside linebacker behind Aldon Smith, one of […]

Another recruit signs with UCD women’s soccer

UC Davis women’s soccer welcomed the 11th member of its incoming class when Mckenna Moriarty committed to the Aggies, as announced by head coach Twila Kaufman on Friday. “We are extremely thrilled to announce Moriarty signing to our 2015 squad,” Kaufman said. “She was actually the first of her class to verbally commit to us; this […]

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