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Friday, April 18, 2014
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Author Archive: Wire and staff reports

Fowler novel wins PEN/Faulkner prize

A novel about a 1970s Midwestern family with a most unusual sibling, Karen Joy Fowler’s “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,” has won the PEN/Faulkner prize for fiction. The novel is set partly in Davis, Fowler’s hometown for nearly four decades. The $15,000 award was announced Wednesday by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Susan […]

Watney may not make cut at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH — Jimmy Walker had a hot hand in the cold wind Saturday and built a six-shot lead in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Walker made his first bogey of the tournament, and that hardly slowed him. He countered with five birdies in 30 mph gusts at Monterey Peninsula for a 4-under 67, […]

Watney is 13th behind leader Watson in Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A desert critter saved leader Bubba Watson at least a stroke Saturday in the third round of the Phoenix Open. Some pigskin play cost Phil Mickelson to the chagrin of the rowdiest fans in the largest crowd in golf history. The estimated 189,722 in attendance had a lot to see on a […]

Woods is done, while Watney trails leader Woodland at Farmers

SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods was right. The South Course at Torrey Pines is playing about as tough as it did for the U.S. Open in 2008. But that’s the only similarity. Woods won that U.S. Open. He won’t even have a tee time in the final round at the Farmers Insurance Open. Gary Woodland […]

Health care, tech workers, researchers to vote on contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voting is set to begin on a contract for more than 12,000 researchers, technical employees and health care professionals who work for the University of California — a deal one labor observer said Monday could serve as a guidepost for other unions still trying to hammer out agreements with the system. […]

Petersen says yes to Washington

SEATTLE — After all the other schools that called over the years and were sent away, it was Washington that finally hooked Chris Petersen. Petersen will be the Huskies’ football coach, making the decision to leave Boise State after eight seasons as the Broncos head coach. The former UC Davis quarterback was offered the job […]

Report says truancy may cost state billions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California must act to reduce rampant truancy that saw an estimated 1 million elementary students absent in the last school year and may cost the state billions of dollars through increased crime and poverty, according to a study released Monday by the state attorney general’s office. “The empty desks in our […]

Watney, Woods struggle at Day 1 of Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Henrik Stenson looked like he couldn’t miss Thursday in the Tour Championship. Tiger Woods and Davis High graduate Nick Watney couldn’t make a thing. Watney, coming off a runner-up finish last weekend in Chicago just to get into the Tour Championship, shot a first-round 2-over 72. The former Blue Devil bogeyed four out of […]

Watney playing well as Furyk leads BMW

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Jim Furyk was 10 shots worse and right where he wanted to be Saturday in the BMW Championship. One day after Furyk had a 12-under 59 to become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot golf’s magic number, he did enough right on the back nine at Conway Farms […]

Watney takes 35th as Stenson wins Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. — The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship had something for everyone on Labor Day — mostly a trophy, finally, for Henrik Stenson. Davis High graduate Nick Watney finished strong with three back-nine birdies on Monday to card a 4-under 67. His final total of 9-under was 13 strokes behind Stenson. Watney […]

Wire sports briefs: A’s beat Texas to pull into first-place tie

OAKLAND (AP) — Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth that was confirmed by a video review, and the Oakland Athletics pulled into a first-place tie with Texas atop the AL West by beating the Rangers 4-2 on Monday. Yoenis Cespedes homered leading off the second inning and Chris Young added an […]

Garcia grabs lead with Watney 30th at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. — Sergio Garcia opened with five birdies in seven holes, closed with an eagle, and wound up as the guy everyone was chasing Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. By everyone, that means 28 players within six shots of his lead with 36 holes to play. Garcia was at 13-under. Just outside of […]

Wire sports briefs: Spartans blank Sac State in opener

SAN JOSE (AP) — San Jose State’s David Fales, the FBS’ most accurate passer last season, threw for 225 yards and two touchdown passes Thursday night as both he and the Spartans picked up where they left off defeating Sacramento State, 24-0, for their eighth straight win. Ezekiel Graham led Sacramento State with just 49 […]

Wire sports briefs: Watney still near leaders at The Barclays

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar finished Saturday’s first round tied for the lead at The Barclays, and Davis High graduate Nick Watney played well enough to stay in the top 15. Playing at Liberty National, Woodland and Kuchar were at 12-under — two strokes in front of third-place Kevin Chappell and […]

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