Stanford falls to Oklahoma State in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brandon Weeden threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns to Justin Blackmon in their final collegiate game, leading No. 3 Oklahoma State to a 41-38 overtime win against Andrew Luck and No. 4 Stanford in a wildly entertaining Fiesta Bowl on Monday night. The most anticipated postseason game outside of the BCS […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks need shootout to slip past Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Michal Handzus made the one key play for the San Jose Sharks. Handzus scored the only goal of the shootout Monday night and the Sharks erased some bad memories with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Sharks had lost twice at home to their Western Conference rival earlier this […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Big West roundup: UCSB tops Cal Poly on a late trey

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Orlando Johnson sank the game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left as UC Santa Barbara edged Cal Poly, 58-57, in a Big West opener Monday night. Alan Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Gauchos (6-5), who made former UC Davis mentor Bob Williams the winningest coach in school […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD men’s hoops squad works to find its stride

Hampered by preseason injuries and the difficulty of learning a new system, the UC Davis men’s basketball team has had trouble finding its footing this season. However, with most everyone up and moving and the system making more sense, the Aggies are starting to right themselves. UCD (1-12, 0-1) played well in its Big West […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Oregon wins highest scoring Rose Bowl ever

PASADENA — The Oregon Ducks had waited 95 years to win another Rose Bowl, and the last few seconds stretched for an eternity. The players in mirrored helmets held each other back on the sideline, waiting on tiptoes for video review to confirm Wisconsin was out of time. The call went Oregon’s way. The Ducks […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

College bowl roundup: No. 12 Michigan State gets past No. 18 Georgia in 3OT

TAMPA, Fla. — Kirk Cousins threw for 300 yards and one touchdown and Dan Conroy kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third overtime, giving No. 12 Michigan State a 33-30 victory over No. 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl on Monday. Georgia’s Blair Walsh became the Southeastern Conference’s career scoring leader with a field […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kings get KO’d by Knicks

SACRAMENTO — Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, Tyson Chandler had 18 of his 22 in the second half, and the New York Knicks assumed control early in beating the Sacramento Kings, 114-92, on Saturday night. The Knicks didn’t miss starting forward Amare Stoudemire, their leading rebounder and second-leading scorer who sat out with a sprained […]

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

College bowl roundup: Illinois sends UCLA home hungry

SAN FRANCISCO — Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois’ first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA, 20-14, in the Fight Hunger Bowl. Nathan Scheelhaase added a 60-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Jenkins midway through the fourth quarter to seal the first […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Fullerton stifles UCD women in Big West opener

The only way to combat good defense — like the kind Cal State Fullerton played on Saturday at The Pavilion — is with efficient offense. And the UC Davis women’s basketball team unfortunately proved that in its Big West Conference opener, a 58-50 loss to the Titans. The Aggies fell primarily because they struggled to convert critical […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Batting clinic offered at UCD

The UC Davis baseball team will provide hitting instruction to local youth players at a clinic set for Wednesday at the Aggie batting cages. Athletes ages 7 to 14 are invited to participate (no high school players) and kids will be separated by age. At the clinic, which costs $25 cash and will go from […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

49ers/Raiders notebook: S.F. is protecting the ball at a record pace

SANTA CLARA — Despite San Francisco’s impressive 12-3 record, the 49ers’ offense leads the league in only one category — protecting the football. San Francisco hasn’t committed a turnover in its last four games and leads the league in fewest giveaways with 10. If the 49ers don’t commit a turnover in Sunday’s season finale at […]

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

Devil junior varsity boys again posting a dazzling season

It certainly has been an entertaining hoops team. And now that they’re off to an 11-3 start — and again featuring a high-octane offense — the Davis High boys junior varsity just might be veteran coach Bob Silva’s best. Silva — who doubles as the president of the Davis Wildcats youth basketball program — has […]

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

Davis boys come from behind to beat Pleasant Valley

EL DORADO HILLS — Getting their swerve on in the second half, Davis High’s boys basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid by stopping Pleasant Valley (Chico), 83-76, in the Oak Ridge Trojan Toss Up on Friday afternoon. “There was a lot of good energy,” Blue Devil coach Dan Gonzalez said after watching his team […]

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

UCD’s rally falls just short at Fullerton

Despite falling behind by 16 points in the first half, the UC Davis men’s basketball team wasn’t going to give up its Big West opener so easily. Sophomore Josh Ritchart tied a career high with five 3-pointers to help the Aggies come back to tie the game late in the second half, but host Cal […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,