Agent: Randy Moss retiring from NFL

By Jon Krawczynski MANKATO, Minn. — Randy Moss dominated when he wanted to dominate. He scored when he wanted to score, cooperated when he wanted to cooperate and acted out when he wanted to act out. Moss spent 13 seasons doing things on his own terms, which is why perhaps the loudest career the NFL […]

Giants to place struggling Barry Zito back on DL

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Zito is headed back to the disabled list. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told The Associated Press of the decision before his NL West-leading San Francisco team opened a 10-game homestand Monday night with the first of three games against second-place Arizona. The Giants later made a formal announcement […]

Cowabunga, dude. This Davis kid is shredding foes

“No bicycling or skateboarding on the sidewalk,” reads the stencil at a downtown intersection. “Absolutely no skateboarding,” warns a post at a neighborhood shopping center. “Skateboarding prohibited.” The signs pock parking lots throughout the community. Signs, signs… Everywhere a sign… But thanks to the far-sightedness of a City Council two decades ago, Davis has had […]

Tight race for second place in the X-Alps race

Christopher “Chrigel” Maurer captured first place in the exhausting Red Bull X-Alps race at 4:22 p.m. Thursday. The race for additional rankings continued for 48 hours more. At dawn Friday, Toma Coconea of Romania, was 171 km from the finish, as the crow flies, but Paul Guschlbauer, Austria, was only 7 km behind him. Flying […]

Wife freezes out husband

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 30 and have been married for five years. We have a toddler. The problem is, over the past few years, my wife has cut down sex to roughly once every couple of months. I do what I can to keep her happy and have even bargained with […]

Miller gives Sacramento a lift

WEST SACRAMENTO – Jai Miller tied a River Cats record with his 12th home run in July as Sacramento topped Colorado Springs, 4-3, on Saturday night at Raley Field. With his third inning, two-run blast to give Sacramento a 3-1 lead, Miller tied Graham Koonce (August, 2003) and Dallas McPherson (August, 2010) for most homers […]

Super-’size’ win for A’s

OAKLAND — Scott Sizemore hit a three-run double in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Saturday night. Hideki Matsui singled twice and reached five times for the A’s, who snapped a three-game losing streak to the Twins. Matsui is batting a major league-best .473 since the All-Star break. […]

Phillies edge Pirates

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Howard had four hits, including a homer and two doubles, and three RBIs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Hunter Pence had an RBI single in his debut for the Phillies after he was acquired from the Houston Astros on Friday night […]

‘Bum’mer first inning for Giants

CINCINNATI — Madison Bumgarner thought he had put his first-inning problems behind him. Since giving up eight runs in the first inning on June 21 against Minnesota, the San Francisco left-hander had gone 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five games going into his start Saturday at Cincinnati. But Cincinnati scored five first-inning runs on […]

Browne shoots a 6-under 65 to lead U.S. Senior Open

TOLEDO, Ohio — The coolest thing at the U.S. Senior Open hasn’t been the air conditioning in the clubhouse or the ice in the drinks at the corporate tents. Olin Browne, of all people, has been one cool customer. Battling high heat and staring down wizened major winner Mark O’Meara, Browne continues to run just […]

Phelps, Franklin lead U.S. swimmers

By Beth Harris SHANGHAI — Michael Phelps easily won the 100-meter butterfly, then ceded the spotlight to Missy Franklin, swimming’s newest breakout star who made a splash on her final night at the world championships. Without Milorad Cavic pushing him, Phelps scowled upon seeing his time of 50.71 seconds Saturday night. Too slow for his […]

Hello, old friend: Orendor returns to paper for the summer

Visitors to The Davis Enterprise newsroom stop dead in their tracks, rubbing their eyes. Can it be? Old friend Kim Orendor — for 10 years a fixture in the sports department — sits comfortably in her old chair. This time, the assignment is temporary. Orendor, after a six-year absence, is a summer replacement. The former […]

Smyte weighs in on Boise’s opponents seeing blue

My phone rang just before 10 p.m. the other night. It was Steve Smyte. I had forgotten I called Davis High football coach Smyte earlier in the day; about 12 hours before. The second-year Blue Devil mentor’s phone respectfully asked if I’d leave a message. Smyte wasn’t available. Hmmm. Not quite true. Smyte is always […]

Local Jiu-Jitsu athletes standout in Rio

Davis’ Michael Quigley and Laura Bradford traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this month, to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with their Black Belt Masters and BJJ Revolution Team. They spent their time learning new techniques at Nova Geração, the school of Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque. The academy is located in Leblon, a borough of Rio de Janeiro. […]