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. […]

Tryouts for U14 baseball team Aug. 10

The Davis Crush, a competitive under-14 travel baseball team, will conduct tryouts on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. at Civic baseball fields at 5th and B streets. The Crush is coached by former UC Davis player Tim Busbin. This tryout is for boys with birth dates after May 1, 1997. Players should arrive at […]

McCutchen’s offense helps Pittsburgh split series with Atlanta

ATLANTA — Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a go-ahead double in the fifth inning and a two-run homer in the ninth, as Pittsburgh managed a split of the four-game series with a 5-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday. McCutchen had been 1 for 11 in the series, which included wins by the Braves in […]

Lincecum goes 6 scoreless, Giants beat Phillies

By Rob Maaddi PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants may not need much offense from Carlos Beltran if they play the Phillies again in the postseason. Tim Lincecum threw six scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval hit a solo homer and the Giants beat Philadelphia 4-1 on Thursday night in their first game with Beltran. The All-Star […]

Desert tourney big summer step forward for Devils

Davis Wildcats basketball, the local adventure into the world of Amateur Athletic Union competition, has evolved into a stepping stone for players at high schools from Vallejo to 14th Street and Oak Avenue. As organization president/coach George Sousa looks for greater challenges, he has his fingers crossed that going to tournaments like the Adidas Super […]

U.S. Soccer fires men’s national coach Bob Bradley

By Chris Jenkins For U.S. soccer fans, the scene was tough to watch: Archrival Mexico celebrating a Gold Cup victory on American soil, cheered on by a largely pro-Mexico crowd at the Rose Bowl. A little more than a month later, Bob Bradley has been fired as coach of the U.S. men’s soccer team. Bradley […]

Blue Devil pair excel during summer college baseball

John Prato Matthews and Cody Keefer — former Blue Devil teammates in 2007 — are living The Boy’s Dream as they play summer baseball long after their prep days ended. Keefer, a standout left fielder for UCLA toiling in the lush grass of the Cape Cod League, has been tearing it up wherever he’s played. […]

A’s bullpen comes unraveled in 10-8 loss to Rays

OAKLAND — Oakland’s offense staked Rich Harden to a five-run lead in the first inning, and the right-hander did enough to make it stand up. All it took was one inning — one very bad inning — by three Athletics relievers to let it all go to waste. Desmond Jennings hit his first career home […]