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Aggies get no respect for preseason All-Big Sky Team

PARK CITY, Utah — Call it the University of California at Rodney Dangerfield. The Aggie football program got no respect on Day 2 of the Big Sky Conference meetings in the picturesque ski resort town of Park City, Utah. In a vote of select media members and athletics communications directors, UC Davis had zero players named to the […]

DNLL All-Star run ends on Sunday

PETALUMA — It didn’t end how the players or coaches wanted, but the Davis National 10-11 All-Star Little League team still had a pretty good summer. Even in bowing out of the Section 1 Tournament with a 21-1 loss to Ross Valley on Sunday, DNLL had good things to discuss over postgame sno-cones — Zach Anderson […]

In the Clubhouse: Davis girls on course to make golf-world noise

As much as I enjoy the game, I don’t play golf well. The other day, on the practice tee at Wildhorse Golf Club, I was struggling. Thank goodness there was somebody else there working on their game. I watched the person next to me hit a couple of balls dead straight with her driver before […]

Sports briefs: Soccer campers can watch, learn from Aggies

When the Davis Soccer Academy presents its two-day session Aug. 10-11, not only will UC Davis women’s soccer staff and players provide training in basic techniques with individual and group instruction, campgoers will see a college-level workout featuring the Aggie players. Open to girls between the ages of 5 and 13, the camp takes place at […]

Johnson holds off Spieth to take British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go in the British Open, right after making […]

Plaza wins an eventful Stage 16 at Tour

GAP, France — Racing downhill at breakneck speeds, Ruben Plaza Molina rode triumphantly into Gap as the solo winner of a treacherous Stage 16 on Monday that saw a teammate of race leader Chris Froome careen into a telephone pole and Peter Sagan finish second for a fifth time. Froome’s Sky teammate Geraint Thomas, who […]

Republic defense is tough

SACRAMENTO — A sellout crowd at Bonney Field saw the Sacramento Republic FC defense play brilliantly in a Saturday night friendly against Newcastle of the English Premier League. The locals, however, still fell 1-0, thanks to an own goal just a few minutes into the second half. On the play, Republic defender James Kiffe attempted […]

Giants/A’s roundup: San Francisco tops Arizona

PHOENIX — Jake Peavy got his first win of the season, Buster Posey drove in four runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. The win gave San Francisco its 10th straight series victory in Arizona. The Giants haven’t won this many series in […]

Americans crush Cuba in quarters

BALTIMORE — Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed Cuba, 6-0, on Saturday to reach its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal. Dempsey converted a penalty kick early in the second half and added a late goal to […]

U.S. gold medalist Weil has the right mentality for rowing

Top-notch rowers will tell you it is imperative to focus and be in the moment. The race will take care of itself; it’s much more important to focus on taking each stroke in rhythm with the others in the boat. For former UC Davis club rower Seth Weil, it’s that mentality that has helped him reach international success, including […]

Friday win puts Yolo in area tournament

YUBA CITY — With Yolo Post 77 set to host next week’s American Legion Area 1 baseball tournament, there was just one thing left for the locals to do — qualify for that event. Yolo did that on Friday, outlasting host Yuba-Sutter, 8-7, in a back-and-forth District 6 affair. The victory put Post 77 in […]

Drizin sees Jewish games berth as rare opportunity

Sienna Drizin, one of the versatile mainstays of the UC Davis soccer program, knows her selection to Team USA for the 14th annual European Maccabi Games provides a current that runs far deeper than the excitement of playing internationally. These games, featuring more than a dozen sports contested from July 27 to Aug. 5 in Berlin, […]

Replay comes to Big Sky football

Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton announced Saturday that the league will make replay available to officials in every football game played this season at conference venues like Aggie Stadium. The Big Sky has signed an agreement with DVSport, the industry leader in officials’ replay, to provide equipment at all 13 league football stadiums — in addition […]

Kaufman’s first Aggie recruiting class has versatility, talent

First-year coaches in a college program will tell you it takes a team at least five years to completely retool. Sometimes longer. However, in just her second season at UC Davis, women’s soccer coach Twila Kaufman believes her first recruiting class includes special young ladies that could accelerate that process. Seven freshmen and two transfers from […]

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