Lee tosses 5th shutout of 2011 as Phils top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — For Cliff Lee it was just another game, another win that will help his team reach the postseason. There was no revenge factor, no statements. Lee threw a seven-hitter, Hunter Pence and John Mayberry hit back-to-back home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Thursday night. Lee (11-7) […]

Pujols’ 25th homer and solid pitching give St. Louis the win

MIAMI — Albert Pujols hit his 25th home run and finished a triple shy of the cycle, and six relievers combined to pitch six innings to help St. Louis beat Florida 7-4 on Thursday night. Pujols came into the game only 1 for 14 on the Cardinals’ trip. He walked and scored in the first […]

Former Blue Devil named prep basketball coach of year

One can only imagine what the driveway basketball games were like at the Curry household in 1970s Davis. There was Mike, popping from waaay outside. Sister Denise would work hard to go left on big brother, all the time giving as good as she got. Meanwhile, younger brother Ryan waited patiently — “I got next!” […]

Mandatory meeting for DHS football players and parents

There will be a mandatory parent and player football meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Davis High library for all student athletes who wish to play football in the 2011 season at the DHS freshman, junior varsity and varsity levels. New registrants are asked to arrive earlier to fill out the necessary paperwork. Field […]

Davis’ Hull heads east for USTA junior tournament

Glenn Hull, Davis High’s brilliant No. 1 racquet, continues to climb the nation’s tennis ladder, and now, the 16-year-old Blue Devil junior has his biggest challenge at hand. With impressive tournament showings throughout the west this summer, Hull will be playing in the United States Tennis Association Junior National Championships Saturday in Michigan. “The way […]

Woods off to strong start at Bridgestone with 68

By Doug Ferguson AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods appeared to face a big test Thursday in his return to golf. It was a 3-wood around the trees on the 658-yard 16th hole at Firestone that required him to go at it hard, cut short his back swing to produce the sharp fade, then let the […]

Our mayor weighs in on most things sports

Our city takes its sports and recreation seriously. It’s great to see our mayor does, too. Joe Krovoza took some time Thursday from his overwhelming schedule to talk about all things sports — from a multisport complex to the fate of local swimming pools; from the Giants to his daughter’s snowboard team. Come join the […]

Aggies announce 2011 track recruiting class

Fifteen student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent with UC Davis track and field and/or cross country programs and will join the programs this fall, Byron Talley, interim director of track and field and cross country, has announced. Joining the men’s track and field team are Andrew Bartsch of Collinsville High School in Maryville, Ill.; […]

Chamber hosts ‘touchdown’ golf tournament

Golfers are invited to save the date — Friday, Sept. 16 — for the annual Davis Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. The event will take place on a Friday this year instead of Monday, and the price has been reduced by $30, to $120 per player. The tournament, to be played at Wildhorse Golf Course, […]

Sign up for fall softball leagues

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, Aug. 26, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for men’s teams, and $366 for women’s or coed teams. Each new team […]

River Cats rally falls short

OMAHA — The Sacramento River Cats’ attempt for another come-from-behind victory was snatched away by diving Omaha right fielder Irving Falu in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday. Instead of possibly tying up the score, the River Cats were down to their last out and still trailing by a run. Omaha relief pitcher Jesse […]

Brewers double up on Cards

MILWAUKEE — Casey McGehee homered three times and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 on Wednesday and add to their NL Central lead. McGehee hit go-ahead, two-run homers in both the first and third innings and added a seventh-inning solo shot to give Milwaukee its eighth win in nine games […]

Biggs gives core fan group a sneak peek at Aggies

“You guys are the real fans,” head Aggie football coach Bob Biggs told the assembled 40 Wednesday night. “I feel like I’m at a family barbecue. “You were there when we were over at Toomey. You’ve been there through thick and thin … and I really appreciate it.” With UC Davis opening camp Saturday, Biggs […]

Former Raider-turned-actor Bubba Smith dies

LOS ANGELES — Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said Smith was found dead at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter said he didn’t know the circumstances or cause of death. Police […]