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Brewers trade OF Khris Davis to Athletics for 2 prospects

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects. Milwaukee acquired catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-handed pitcher Bubba Derby in the deal Friday. The A’s and Brewers each won only 68 games last year. The 28-year-old Davis hit 27 home runs last season, 10th-most in the National League, […]

Kang flirts with 59 and doesn’t even know it

  PEBBLE BEACH — Sung Kang didn’t know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. He didn’t realize the par at Monterey Peninsula was 71 until he scrambled for par on his final hole and realized while signing his card Friday that he set the […]

Indians rout Mustangs on Senior Night

FAIRFIELD — The Armijo High girls basketball team was down for just 1 minute, 39 seconds to open its game against Rodriguez. But from the 6:21 mark in the opening quarter and on, its was all Indians, and it wasn’t close. Led by Audrey Parker and Sierra Chapman, the Indians cruised to their fourth-straight Monticello […]

Steph Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

  TORONTO — When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in the deal that would dart around the back hallways of the Air Canada Center dribbling basketballs and bouncing off the walls. Steph Curry remembers those days well as a […]

Cain finally healthy and ready to rejoin Giants’ rotation

  SAN FRANCISCO — If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain’s health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with one impressive swing — on the golf course. Playing at Pebble Beach two days before the start of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am along with teammates including Buster Posey and […]

Crying ‘Woolf:’ Bay Area Stage brings Albee’s play to Vallejo

VALLEJO — Director Jeff Lowe is the first to say his new show – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” – is heavy. Marital strife is the main theme of the Edward Albee play, for those too young to remember Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bringing it to life on the big screen. Three of the […]

Small cast tackles many roles in ‘The Laramie Project’

VALLEJO — The term multiple personalities takes on a new meaning with On the Fringe’s production of “The Laramie Project.” Director Maria Stats has a cast of 11 and 48 roles. Each actor and actress is called to bring to life the different characters. The transitions were made easy at a Tuesday night rehearsal, with credit […]

Lacking new superstars, rock ‘n’ roll’s future murky

A music-related game I played recently: Name the biggest rock band to release its debut album from 2005 to present. Did you say Arcade Fire? Its immaculate debut, “Funeral,” came out in 2004. How about The Black Keys? Negative buzzer. “The Big Come Up” dates to 2002. The National? Well, it’s true the band is […]

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Week in preview: Feb. 12-18, 2016

Fairfield 7:30 p.m. Friday Xoblique, Boston Montana, Fourth & Long Gordon’s Music and Sound, 810 Texas St. 422-0313. 2 p.m. Saturday DW Edwards and the Heavy Weather Band Seven Artisans Winery, 4341 Abernathy Road. www.artisanfamilyofwines.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday Charged Particles Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro and Bar, 5030 Business Center Drive, Suite 100. 863-7500. 8 p.m. Saturday […]

Young performers earn solos with Solano Symphony

FAIRFIELD — The tradition continues Saturday and Sunday as the Solano Symphony features youthful soloists in its Salute to Youth concert. Katelin Blancaflor, a 21-year-old Napa Valley College student, will play the violin. It’s her first time playing with a symphony. “I’m so nervous,” she said, sitting at a table in her family’s Fairfield home. Her […]

Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104

  PHOENIX — The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn’t the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory. Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Warriors stormed into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak with a 112-104 victory over the free-falling Suns on Wednesday night. “It wasn’t […]

Solano gets important men’s basketball win over Yuba

FAIRFIELD — It was a good time for the Solano Community College men’s basketball team to get its second ever win over Yuba College under John Nagle, who has been coach since 2003. In a close game that featured nine lead changes and three ties, the Falcons came away with an important 68-66 Bay Valley […]

Sacramento coach Karl says meeting with GM Divac positive

PHILADELPHIA — Sacramento Kings coach George Karl said Wednesday he has a positive outlook after meeting with team general manager Vlade Divac amid a losing streak and speculation about his job. Karl said before the Kings’ 114-110 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia that he and Divac are on the same page. “I’ve always felt […]

Cousins, Collison lead Kings past 76ers

  PHILADELPHIA — The Sacramento Kings hope a win and some rest will help quiet the noise that has been surrounding the team lately. DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Darren Collison scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime to lead Sacramento to a 114-110 comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers […]

The odds are high that Spieth enjoys Pebble Beach

  PEBBLE BEACH — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn’t even have a club in his hand. Walking off the 15th tee at Pebble Beach earlier this week, he noticed a golf ball that had gone well over the 14th green. Spieth offered to throw it back to the […]

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin 4 games without pay for punch

LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward’s pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. In all, Griffin will lose $859,442 from his season salary of $18,907,725. A team spokesman […]

Solano softball gets first win of season over top team in California

FAIRFIELD — Not only did the Solano Community College softball team get its first win of the season, but it did so against the No. 1 ranked team in California – this time finishing on the right side of a one-run game. After dropping two 6-5 losses to American River and Cosumnes River, the Falcons […]

Karl remains the Kings coach – for now

SACRAMENTO — George Karl remains the coach of the Sacramento Kings — for now. General manager Vlade Divac said in a statement Tuesday that Karl “is our coach and we’re collectively working through our issues.” Sacramento is 21-31 and on a four-game losing streak. The Kings have lost eight of 10 going into Wednesday night’s […]

Martin Jones makes 33 saves, Sharks blank Blackhawks 2-0

CHICAGO — Martin Jones made 33 saves for his fifth shutout and Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Tuesday night. Joe Thornton added a long empty-netter with 1:42 left. Marleau’s goal, on the Sharks’ only man advantage, ended his […]

Curry leads Warriors past Rockets for 42nd straight home win

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry had 35 points, nine assists and six rebounds and the Golden State Warriors relied on a signature putaway fourth quarter to hold off the Houston Rockets 123-110 on Tuesday night. Andrew Bogut added 13 points, 11 rebounds, a season-high six blocked shots — three in the fourth — and three steals […]

Durant, Thunder pull away to beat Suns 122-106

PHOENIX — Kevin Durant scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half and Oklahoma City pulled away in the final four minutes to hand the Phoenix Suns their eighth consecutive loss, 122-106 on Monday night. The Suns, losers of 23 of their last 25 games, were in it most of the way and […]

Dillard has 33 to lead Blazers past Grizzlies 112-

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Damian Lillard scored 33 points, C.J. McCollum had six of his 21 points in overtime as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 112-106 on Monday night. McCollum scored the first three baskets of the overtime to create a buffer for the Trail Blazers. Mike Conley led Memphis with 27 points, […]

Hield’s 3-pointer lifts No. 3 Oklahoma past No. 24 Texas

NORMAN, Okla. — Buddy Hield’s 3-pointer from the corner with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 victory over No. 24 Texas on Monday night. Hield struggled early, but scored 12 points in the final 3:11. He scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half. Isaiah Cousins added 17 points […]

Panthers, Patriots early favorites to win 2017 Super Bowl

Carolina and New England are the early favorites at Nevada sportsbooks to win the 2017 Super Bowl, followed by the Seahawks, Packers and Steelers. The Panthers were listed Monday at 7-1 and the Patriots 8-1 at the William Hill Race & Sports Book, while Pregame.com set the line for New England at 9-1 and Carolina […]

Mitchell scores 33 as Ohio State tops Maryland 94-86

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kelsey Mitchell scored 33 points as No. 7 Ohio State beat fifth-ranked Maryland 94-86 on Monday night. Ohio State never trailed en route to sweeping the regular season series against the Terrapins (21-3, 10-2), who did not lose a game to a Big Ten opponent last season and won the conference regular […]

Vucevic leads Magic comeback for 117-110 OT win over Hawks

ATLANTA — Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks for the second time in two nights. Orlando, which trailed by 20 in the opening period and by 18 in the […]

Pelicans snap 4-game skid with easy win over Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS — Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Davis grabbed eight rebounds and Holiday had nine assists and five boards as well. Ryan Anderson chipped in 26 points and the Pelicans […]

Pavel Datsyuk scores 2 in 3rd, Red Wings beat Panthers 3-0

DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk scored twice in a 1:08 span midway through the third after Tomas Tatar broke a scoreless tie earlier in the period and Petr Mrazek made 23 saves for the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. Mrazek has a career-high four shutouts this season. […]

Stone has 2 goals, assist and Sens beat Lightning 5-1

OTTAWA, Ontario — Mark Stone had two goals and an assist and the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Monday night. Stone has five goals and three assists in his past four games. He went eight straight without a point prior to this stretch. The Senators gave the Lightning their second loss […]

No. 13 Louisville falls to Duke 72-65

DURHAM, N.C. — No. 13 Louisville can’t win any tournaments this season. The best the Cardinals can do is finish atop the ACC standings. They missed a chance to grab the top spot for themselves on Monday night when Duke beat them 72-65. Donovan Mitchell scored 17 points and Quentin Snider added 12 for the […]

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