Rumor no more: Here comes Armstrong

It’s rumor no more. Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will be in town next week when the Livestrong Challenge cycling celebration spends July 9 and 10 in Davis. “Yes. Just this week he confirmed he’s coming,” city Public Relations Manager Bob Bowen told The Davis Enterprise. “Certainly, as one of the more recognizable […]

Rec Report: Davis celebrates Park and Recreation Month

Did you know that America has recognized July as the nation’s official park and recreation month since 1985? Join us in celebrating the success of recreation and parks in contributing to the quality of life in Davis. Not sure what all there is to do? Check out the city of Davis’ summer recreation schedule online […]

A spectator’s guide to bike race vocab

Watching cycling is a lot more fun when you know the lingo. Here’s a rudimentary glossary. Break/breakaway: A rider or group of riders that has left the main group behind. Caravan/race caravan: The official and support vehicles in a race. Circuit race: A one-day race that laps around a circuitous route. Classic race: A one-day […]

Criterium expected to attract thousands

This race has all the characteristics of a typical NASCAR event. High-profile competitors going at high speeds, lesser-known racers trying to sneak by them. The scent of burning rubber coming off of tires zipping past the crowd. And of course, the occasional crash, made graphic by the skin-tight clothing each rider wears. Wait … what […]

A life lesson at hand as American 9-10s fall, 6-0

DIXON — “They’re definitely taking a little gut check now,” Davis American 9-10 Little League coach Casey Shorts said after watching his team drop a 6-0 decision to Vacaville Central on Wednesday. The loss was numbing for some of the youngsters because DALL had decimated three previous opponents while averaging over 17 runs a game […]

DNLL 9-10s battle until the end; lose, 9-6

DIXON — It was another valiant effort, but the tournament candle flickered out for the Davis National 9-10 All-Stars on Wednesday in the District 64 Little League playoffs. Trailing by six runs early, the locals rallied to tie the score in the fourth inning, before falling to Dixon, 9-6, at Hall Memorial Park. The loss […]

Punchless A’s blanked by Marlins

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin thinks his club is on the verge of coming out of its offensive slumber. Just the same, Oakland’s manager plans to shake things up a little. After the Athletics were shut out for the second time in four games, losing to Florida’s Ricky Nolasco, 3-0, on Wednesday, Melvin announced a few […]

Cubs end Giants’ win streak despite Lincecum’s gem

CHICAGO — On the day their seven-game winning streak came to an end, the San Francisco Giants were still encouraged by what they have accomplished at the midway point of the season. The defending World Series champs are in first in the NL West with a 46-35 mark, compared to 41-40 a year ago when […]

Phillies edge Red Sox in high-profile matchup

PHILADELPHIA — Raul Ibanez hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh, Vance Worley pitched seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, on Wednesday. In a series billed as a World Series preview, the major league-leading Phillies (51-30) have taken two straight and go for a sweep Thursday. Worley […]

Youth roundup: Two Davis teams get titles at California Cup

The Davis Legacy 95s, a U17 girls soccer team, won the California Cup tournament last weekend by scoring 12 goals and conceding just one in four games. The Legacy 95s first took down the San Juan Spirits ECNL, 2-1. After allowing an early goal, Davis equalized when Makenzie DeLaughder scored just before halftime. Anna Maria […]

Cats get three on PCL All-Star squad

While the Sacramento River Cats were enjoying a rare two-day rest because of a rainout Tuesday and an off day on Wednesday, they received some good news. Relief pitcher Willie Eyre, catcher Anthony Recker and shortstop Eric Sogard were each selected to the Pacific Coast League team for the Triple-A All-Star Game, which will be […]

Radio show features all-star swimmer

Davis all-star swimmer Ryan Jones will be the featured guest Friday on Koren Motekaitis’ radio talk show, “How She Really Does It,” at 10 a.m. on KDRT 95.7 FM. Jones, 30, set and still holds many swimming records at Davis High School before attending UC Berkeley. He also was a member of many successful high […]

Giants win both ends of a doubleheader at Wrigley

CHICAGO — If Barry Zito is going to permanently reclaim a spot in the Giants’ rotation, he’ll need more starts like this. Zito returned from the disabled list and threw seven strong innings, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-3, on Tuesday night for a sweep of a day-night doubleheader. “I was […]

South Carolina repeats in a CWS sweep

OMAHA, Neb. — South Carolina clinched its second straight national championship with a performance different from most of its others at this year’s College World Series. No drama was necessary. Michael Roth pitched 7 2/3 innings on three days’ rest and the Gamecocks were in control throughout a 5-2 victory over Florida that completed a […]