Soccer club says ‘lose the shoes’

Kick off your shoes, grab your plate and your glass of wine and head out to … the soccer field? That’s exactly what local residents are invited to do Saturday, Sept. 8, as the Davis Legacy Soccer Club is hosting Barefoot on the Pitch, an adults-only event to show off the club’s expanded complex and […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cowgill’s big night leads River Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats used a three-RBI night from Collin Cowgill to clip the Memphis Redbirds, 4-3, on Thursday night at Raley Field. Memphis opened up a 3-0, sixth-inning lead, but the Cats responded by loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs in the inning, Cowgill […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Colon’s gem, Reddick’s rip lift A’s

OAKLAND — Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer to back another strong outing by Bartolo Colon, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1, on Thursday. Brandon Inge and Seth Smith also drove in runs for the A’s, who improved to 14-5 since the All-Star break. Oakland, held to no more than […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Mets hand Giants their seventh loss in eight games

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey has a six-game hitting streak, the only Giants batter who has hit safely in more than two straight games. He was on the bench Thursday when San Francisco lost its seventh in eight games, a 9-1 rout by the New York Mets. “A lot of times when you think you […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney has one of many good scores at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio — With seven birdies and a 30-foot eagle putt, Jim Furyk shot a 7-under 63 for his best score ever at Firestone and a two-shot lead over Lee Slattery of England after the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational. The conditions could not have been more ideal with sunshine, heat and very little wind, […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Olympic roundup: Darling Douglas grabs the gold

Gabby Douglas became the third straight American to win gymnastics’ biggest prize when she won the all-around Olympic title on Thursday. She finished with a score of 62.232, about three-tenths ahead of Viktoria Komova of Russia. It’s her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her “Fierce Five” teammates […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Second Amendment needs reworking now

It wasn’t too long ago that this very newspaper provided often-extensive coverage of fishing and hunting. However, over the years, coverage of sports like hunting has waned. My take is that the concern over gun use has been a primary reason. I am staring at the Second Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. “A well-regulated Militia, […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Biggs’ Farewell Tour promises to be entertaining

Consider it the Bob Biggs Farewell Tour … As UC Davis readies for the 2012 football season, a handful of interesting elements should make this fall one to follow. Biggs is celebrating his 43rd year as an Aggie. His 20th season as UCD’s head coach will be his last. A brilliant 140-78-1 overall record has […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Biggs gives UCD fans a sneak peak at his final season

Perhaps no event kicks off a local gridiron season quite like head coach Bob Biggs’ annual sneak peak event, where he invites dozens of the most ardent Aggie fans to talk UCD football and the  forthcoming season. However, maybe even more apropos, was that despite the fact that this season also marks Biggs’ 20th and […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Mets edge Giants despite Posey’s HR

SAN FRANCISCO — Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven innings and Ruben Tejada homered for the first time in almost two years and singled twice, leading the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on Wednesday. All San Francisco could squeeze out of Niese (8-5) was a two-out homer by Buster Posey […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cats use small ball to clip Redbirds

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento’s Adam Rosales scored from second base on a Collin Cowgill infield single in the eighth inning, propelling the River Cats to a 5-2 victory over the  Memphis Redbirds on Wednesday at Raley Field. The game began as a pitchers’ duel, as evidenced by Cats starter Graham Godfrey’s final line — six […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s lose two straight for the first time since June

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics knew their remarkable run of success during a memorable July would have to end at some point. Alex Cobb shut down Oakland for seven innings and Carlos Pena homered as the Tampa Bay Rays handed the A’s their first back-to-back losses since June with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday. “We’ll […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Olympic roundup: U.S. gymnast finishes strong to grab bronze

LONDON — Like pretty much everybody, Danell Leyva thinks Kohei Uchimura is the greatest male gymnast who’s ever lived. For now. While the three-time world champion was solidifying his exalted status with the Olympic title Wednesday, all but wrapping up the gold midway through the meet, Leyva gave a glimpse of what the young American […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Weltz makes Davis proud

Though he didn’t medal in Wednesday’s 200-meter breastroke finals at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, Scott Weltz put himself in lofty company with his 2-minute, 9.02-second swim. The time put the UC Davis graduate and local college and youth swim coach in fifth place … in the world. Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta claimed the […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,