Wood a finalist for Minnesota chancellorship

UC Davis Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Fred Wood will speak at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, on Friday as one of three finalists for its chancellorship. Established in 1966, the Crookston campus enrolled 1,262 full-time and 338 part-time students in fall 2011. Its chancellor of seven years, Charles Casey, plans to retire in June. […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

River Cats pitcher looks good, at times, in loss

The hit film “Moneyball” features a number of actors playing members of the Oakland Athletics’ front office, workers that Brad Pitt is convinced are “looking for Fabio,” the popular male model. In the real world, the Athletics organization is still seeking Fabio. Or rather, the Sacramento River Cats are searching for who Fabio really is. […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

NBA playoff roundup: Big Three lead Heat past Knicks

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 21 and Miami beat New York, 104-94, on Monday, sending the Knicks to an NBA-record-tying 12th straight postseason loss. Making matters worse for the Knicks: center Amare Stoudemire cut his left hand in a postgame incident. LeBron James finished with 19 points, nine assists and […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Ortiz leads Red Sox past A’s

BOSTON — Just 10 starts into his career, Oakland’s Tommy Milone was looking forward to taking the mound for the first time at Fenway Park on Monday. The Boston Red Sox made certain it was a game he’d soon want to forget. David Ortiz capped the best April of his career with a pair of […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS wins 10-0; now the DVC baseball fun starts

It just got serious in Delta Valley Conference baseball. After a 10-0 win over visiting Monterey Trail on Monday, front-running Davis High is cruising along at 18-4 (10-1 in league). The Blue Devils now finish the regular season playing four straight games against the two schools chasing Davis in the DVC standings. “It’s one game at […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Gauchos get Aggies in softball on Sunday

The UC Davis softball team was held to just one run on three hits, the tally coming on a solo home run by Rachel Miller, on Sunday in dropping a 2-1 contest to UC Santa Barbara in the Aggies’ home finale at La Rue Field. UCD (20-26) stranded eight runners in the loss but is […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie men take lead at Big West championships

Seventy was the magic number for the UC Davis men’s golf team on Monday, as four different Aggies shot that number to help their team vault into the lead entering the final day of the Big West Conference Championships. With the strong, team-wide effort, UCD carded an 8-under 280 in the second round at the La […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Gran Fondo features cycling dream lineup

Imagine throwing the football around with Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin. If baseball’s your deal, how about taking infield with Robby Thompson and Will Clark? Sounds cool, doesn’t it? And it’s probably not going to happen. But if you’re a cyclist, heading out on a recreational ride with three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Lerman hits grand slam in Twins’ Little League win

It was another jam-packed week of Davis Little League action as the Rockies, Rays and Twins were among the majors-division teams with solid outings. Here’s a look back at recent majors play: Twins 12, Red Sox 3 — Derek Lerman blasted a grand slam homer and Mason Scheiber added a solo shot as the Twins […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

AAA action continues with Tigers edging Yankees

Davis Little League AAA-division play was fast and competitive during the past week. Here’s a capsule look at what transpired … Tigers 9, Yankees 6 — Max Seed drove in six runs, while hitting a triple, a double and a single for the winners. Gabe Dirksen doubled and singled and drove in the Cats’ other […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils burn up track at Meet of Champions

The Davis High track and field team turned in personal-best times at the Open and Invitational sessions of the Sacramento Meet of Champions at American River College on Saturday. Jack Scranton won the Invitational 1,600-meter race in 4 minutes, 16.53 seconds, and Sophie Meads ran a career-best 10:49.49 to finish second in the Invitational 3,200. […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS swimmers swamp competition at league championships

The Davis High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams left the rest of the Delta Valley Conference squads floundering in their wakes as they both took home team titles Saturday in Elk Grove. The Blue Devils dominated the meet, sweeping the top three places in five events and taking all the relays. DHS boys’ posted […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Ross allows 9 runs in A’s 10-1 loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics had been pitching very well recently. The Baltimore Orioles changed all that. Tyson Ross allowed nine runs in four-plus innings and Oakland lost to the Orioles 10-1 on Saturday night. While Ross gave up nine runs, Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven strong innings, Chris Davis had four RBIs, Adam Jones and […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Lincecum sharp in Giants 2-1 win over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season and had an infield single with two outs in the sixth for the Giants’ first baserunner against Anthony Bass as San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night. Brandon Belt hit a two-run double off Bass with […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,