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Davis alums wanted for softball contest

Former Davis High baseball players are invited to play in an alumni softball game at 1 p.m. April 5 on the varsity baseball field at the school. The registration fee of $50 includes an alumni game hat, T-shirt and postgame social at Monaco's. There are about 20 players signed up, including former major-league star Ray Lankford (pictured), according to Davis baseball coach Kevin Ruiz. For information, contact Ruiz at 576-4512 or

Sharks are hottest squad in the NHL

Jeremy Roenick (pictured) and the San Jose Sharks have won 14 of their last 15 games, and have the second-best record in the NHL. Will this be the season that they live up to the lofty expectations they seem to have every year?

Down goes 1 ... and 2

The world's top two tennis players won't meet today in Indian Wells. Why? They were both upset Saturday. Roger Federer (pictured, top) lost again, this time in one of the biggest tennis upsets in memory. Mardy Fish, an American ranked 98th, shocked No. 1 Federer in straight sets, with the lopsided score -- 6-3, 6-2 -- making it even more of a stunner. Fish, who pulled off by far the biggest of his upsets he's strung together this week in the Pacific Life Open, moved into today's final against No. 3 Novak Djokovic, who ousted No. 2 Rafael Nadal (also pictured) -- the defending champion -- by the same score.

Rain suspends play in CA Championship

Phil Mickelson (pictured) tries to escape the tropical storm that forced suspension of play of the CA Championship golf tournament Saturday in Doral, Fla. Geoff Ogilvy was leading when action was halted. Tiger Woods, trying for his fourth consecutive win in the event, was three shots behind.