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TC Legion falls in Area 1 finals, still advances to state

FAIRFIELD — Turns out the TC Legion baseball team didn’t need to win the Area 1 Junior Legion tournament to advance to this week’s state tournament at Yountville. It had already punched its ticket by making the final four with a win on Friday as not enough teams from Southern California will be making the […]

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a fourth straight win tapped out on the last lap. One by one, fuel […]

Jack Beckman tops Funny Car field at Sonoma

SONOMA — Jack Beckman won the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday for his second straight victory and fifth of the season, beating Tommy Johnson Jr. on Sunday in the Funny Car final. Beckman had a 4.037-second run at 310.63 mph in a Dodge Charger to pull away from Johnson. Beckman also received a 20-point bonus this weekend […]

Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings, 2-1

OAKLAND — Mark Canha’s afternoon began on the Oakland bench, not unusual considering the slump he’s been in. It ended with the Athletics’ utility player being doused with a bucket of Gatorade and hit in the face with a shaving cream pie following his first game-ending hit in the major leagues. Canha hit a two-out […]

Giants fall short in 2-1 loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — The San Francisco Giants nearly added to their impressive collection of two-out rallies Sunday after being held to only one hit through eight innings. But the Giants fell short against the Texas Rangers, losing 2-1 after having the bases loaded before Hunter Pence grounded into a game-ending double play. San Francisco went […]

Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas — Cole Hamels understood not getting to finish the eighth inning of his debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who threw a no-hitter in his final start for Philadelphia, walked off the mound with a three-run lead over the San Francisco Giants after giving up a two-run double on his 97th pitch Saturday […]

49ers deal with loose sod in Levi’s Stadium on first day

SANTA CLARA — It took less than 30 minutes into the San Francisco 49ers’ first training camp practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. The Niners kicked off their first training camp under new coach Jim […]

Eddie Krawiec wins NHRA Pro Bike Battle

SONOMA — Eddie Krawiec won the NHRA Pro Bike Battle on Saturday in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals and also topped qualifying for the main event. Krawiec beat Scotty Pollacheck and Jerry Savoie in the first two rounds and won the $7,500 top prize in the all-star bonus race when teammate Andrew Hines turned on the red-light in the final […]

Raiders LB Sio Moore returns following hip surgery

NAPA — Sio Moore walked up to the assembled media members and began his news conference by saying “Remember me?” After being a spectator for most of the offseason program following major hip surgery, Moore was taken off the physically unable to perform list by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday and practiced for the first […]

Fairfield swimmer doesn’t let race interfere with racing

FAIRFIELD — Like many kids, Fairfield’s Jalen Lloyd got involved in sports at a young age. His life in sports began the way most do, with someone older sharing part of their passion with him. In this case, it was his grandfather, Clayton. Clayton lives along the golf course at Rancho Solano and taught Jalen the […]

Giants’ Bumgarner upset at himself and Rangers in 6-3 loss

ARLINGTON, Texas — Madison Bumgarner was upset with himself for allowing six runs the first two innings. Then the big San Francisco left-hander was really ticked off by something the Texas Rangers did a couple of innings later. Bumgarner gave up a pair of early two-run homers, then helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he […]

Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years. The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Almaty 44-40 […]

Beijing celebrates winning the 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING — Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted Friday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics. Local residents praised their city’s winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, although celebrations were far more muted than 14 years ago when Beijing exploded in […]

Lieberman hired by Kings as NBA’s second female assistant

SAN FRANCISCO — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest level. “When I said to him, ‘You know, I really would like to coach,’ and he said, […]

Raiders QB Derek Carr sharp in first practice

NAPA — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion. Carr and Crabtree later connected for another long gain moments later despite solid coverage from safety Charles Woodson, Sitting in stands adjacent to the practice field, two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback […]

Week in preview: July 31 through Aug. 6, 2015

Fairfield 7:30 p.m. Friday Open mic Gordon’s Music and Sound, 810 Texas St. 422-0313. 6:30 p.m. Saturday Dalt Williams Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar, 5030 Business Center Drive, Suite 100. 863-7500. 8 p.m. Saturday Sly & The Family Stone Tribute Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.downtowntheatre.com. 5 p.m. Wednesday Fashion Stars of Project […]

Get ready for War in Vacaville, salsa music at Pena Adobe

VACAVILLE — Funk and Festival are the buzz words in Vacaville as the town prepares for its annual Funk Fest and annual Festival de la Isla. The fun begins with the annual Puerto Rican gathering Aug. 22 at Pena Adobe Park. Salsa music star Frankie Negron is this year’s headliner. The New Jersey born singer has […]

Journey to county fair to hear music of Journey

FAIRFIELD — You can relive the music of Journey on Saturday at the Solano County Fair. Journey Revisited started in 2005. The Journey tribute band plays casinos, fairs and corporate events, to name a few. Jeff Salado fronts the band and has been praised for his ability to re-create the vocals of former Journey front […]

If music shapes us, what should we listen to?

Earlier this month, in the wee small hours of the morning, a 1983 YouTube clip of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan entranced me. The late Pakistani singer, along with his “party,” a backing group of singers, percussionists and harmonium players, performed “Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai” during the course of the 68-minute video. The song […]

Radio Symphony to premiere ‘The Complete Metropolis’

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Christian Schools Radio Symphony has another high note to add to its illustrious repertoire. Students, aided by some professional musicians, will host the first U.S. showing of “The Complete Metropolis” while playing the score from the 1927 Fritz Lang film. Shows are scheduled Aug. 11 and 12. Vacaville Christian Schools in 2007 […]

Dodgers rally in 7th for dramatic 10-7 win over Oakland

LOS ANGELES — After Yasiel Puig’s mother threw out the first pitch and 40,000 fans got his bobblehead doll, the slugger had his biggest game at the plate in quite a while. Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers realize their roster could look much different when they go back to work in two days, so […]

AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas

PHILADELPHIA — After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade the ace left-hander to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Both people spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because the […]

Kaka helps MLS All Stars to 2-1 win over Tottenham

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The news kids in the league can play a little bit. Kaka and David Villa, a pair of 33-year-old international icons in their first season in Major League Soccer, showed they still have some panache to their games. Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up Villa’s goal minutes later […]

TC Legion opens up Area 1 tournament with 8-0 win behind solid pitching

FAIRFIELD — While the temperature on the field in triple-digit hot, TC Legion kept its opponents ice-cold for nearly the entire six-inning game. With the combination of starter Anthony Canavesio and reliever Kyle Sinclair on the mound, TC Legion opened the Junior Legion Area 1 tournament with a 8-0, 8-run rule victory over the Humboldt Eagles […]

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, the star […]

Five-run inning lifts Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn’t surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try to test his arm again. This time the San Francisco Giants outfielder made the Brewers pay with one of the two sparkling defensive plays he made. Pence also came up big […]

A’s trade Zobrist to Royals for pitchers

OAKLAND — The Kansas City Royals have made another big addition for the season’s stretch run, acquiring utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 doubles, two triples […]

Perlata strong as Brewers topple Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball’s hottest teams in his first start in more than two months, pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night to snap the team’s three-game losing streak. Peralta (2-5) retired the initial six batters on […]

TC Legion looking forward to Area 1 Junior Legion tournament

FAIRFIELD — Heading into the Area 1 Junior Legion baseball tournament, TC Legion has it’s eyes set on a deep run because of it’s previous experience. After a 2-2 record in last year’s Area 1 tournament and making the State tournament with an at-large bid, TC Legion returns eight players from last years team and figures […]

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