Friday, August 1, 2014

UCD women’s golf tees up tough schedule

The UC Davis women’s golf team will face another challenging schedule during the 2014-15 season, which will be highlighted by the five-time defending champion Aggies hosting the Big West Championship in April at El Macero Country Club. It’s a nine-tournament schedule that will feature four events in the fall and five more in the spring. […]

Hammel struggles in A’s loss to Astros

HOUSTON — In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics. That was not good. Hammel gave up six runs in the first, struggling with his command and Oakland lost 8-1 to the Astros on Wednesday. The Athletics are searching for the pitcher […]

Area sports briefs: Davis resident wins team silver at national equestrian event

Alex Willoughby, a long-time Davis resident and Da Vinci graduate, rode her 7-year-old event horse, Tiki Car, to a fourth-place individual finish and a second-place team finish at the North American Young Rider Eventing Championships on July 20 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Ky. The event is the premier North America equestrian competition and riders […]

Pirates plunder S.F.

By Antonio Gonzalez SAN FRANCISCO — Vance Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Worley (4-1) struck out three and walked one. His only other complete game came in a 7-2 win […]

The un-Armstrong? Tour ‘boss’ Nibali wins Stage 18

By Jamey Keaten ARGELES-GAZOST, France — As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he’s the “boss” of the Tour de France. Just don’t compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling’s greatest race, Lance Armstrong. In a tour de force on Thursday, Nibali blew away the peloton on a Pyrenees […]

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 […]