Woods off to strong start at Bridgestone with 68

By Doug Ferguson AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods appeared to face a big test Thursday in his return to golf. It was a 3-wood around the trees on the 658-yard 16th hole at Firestone that required him to go at it hard, cut short his back swing to produce the sharp fade, then let the […]

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Our mayor weighs in on most things sports

Our city takes its sports and recreation seriously. It’s great to see our mayor does, too. Joe Krovoza took some time Thursday from his overwhelming schedule to talk about all things sports — from a multisport complex to the fate of local swimming pools; from the Giants to his daughter’s snowboard team. Come join the […]

Aggies announce 2011 track recruiting class

Fifteen student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent with UC Davis track and field and/or cross country programs and will join the programs this fall, Byron Talley, interim director of track and field and cross country, has announced. Joining the men’s track and field team are Andrew Bartsch of Collinsville High School in Maryville, Ill.; […]

Chamber hosts ‘touchdown’ golf tournament

Golfers are invited to save the date — Friday, Sept. 16 — for the annual Davis Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. The event will take place on a Friday this year instead of Monday, and the price has been reduced by $30, to $120 per player. The tournament, to be played at Wildhorse Golf Course, […]

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Sign up for fall softball leagues

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, Aug. 26, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for men’s teams, and $366 for women’s or coed teams. Each new team […]

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River Cats rally falls short

OMAHA — The Sacramento River Cats’ attempt for another come-from-behind victory was snatched away by diving Omaha right fielder Irving Falu in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday. Instead of possibly tying up the score, the River Cats were down to their last out and still trailing by a run. Omaha relief pitcher Jesse […]

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Brewers double up on Cards

MILWAUKEE — Casey McGehee homered three times and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 on Wednesday and add to their NL Central lead. McGehee hit go-ahead, two-run homers in both the first and third innings and added a seventh-inning solo shot to give Milwaukee its eighth win in nine games […]

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Biggs gives core fan group a sneak peek at Aggies

“You guys are the real fans,” head Aggie football coach Bob Biggs told the assembled 40 Wednesday night. “I feel like I’m at a family barbecue. “You were there when we were over at Toomey. You’ve been there through thick and thin … and I really appreciate it.” With UC Davis opening camp Saturday, Biggs […]

Former Raider-turned-actor Bubba Smith dies

LOS ANGELES — Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said Smith was found dead at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter said he didn’t know the circumstances or cause of death. Police […]

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Vogelsong helps Giants top D-backs, end skid at 5

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Orlando Cabrera had become a bit concerned as San Francisco’s skid hit five games while its offense sputtered. Then, Cabrera started clicking with his new club and, suddenly, so did the rest of the Giants. And Ryan Vogelsong? He was his typical reliable self on the mound when it […]

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Athletics get swept in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Oakland A’s were feeling good coming to Seattle this weekend, believing the team was turning around. It’s still turning. The Athletics dropped a 7-4 decision Wednesday, and were swept by their AL West rival for the first time since late in the 2009 season. “As a team, we better be upset about […]

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Foster looks back at first year as Davis High AD

It’s been a year since Dennis Foster took over as athletic director at Davis High. So, how’d the honeymoon go? “I thought things went well,” the 34-year-old administrator told The Enterprise. “I think in the first year of any leadership position, you want to come in and do a lot of assessment … evaluating. It’s […]

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Davis Heat narrowly miss national crown

The Davis Heat, an under-15 girls team, continued its impressive run of play last weekend in the U.S. Club National Championships in sizzling Boise, Idaho. The Heat traveled to the Northwest in search of a national title after qualifying in June as the Northern California regional champion. On Friday, the Heat battled the thermometer, nearly […]

Hansen, Raber advance to U.S. Amateur Championship

Matt Hansen will compete at his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship after taking home individual medalist honors at a sectional qualifier in Reno, Nev., on Monday, while Tyler Raber tied for second at his qualifying event to advance to his first-ever championship. Hansen’s one-stroke victory marks the first time in UC Davis men’s golf history […]

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