Grizzlies take anger out on Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Grizzlies wanted to put the blowout loss from their last game behind them, and the Sacramento Kings paid the price for Memphis’ recovery. Rudy Gay scored 23 points, Sam Young added 20 and the Grizzlies beat the Kings, 113-96, on Tuesday. Jimmer Fredette scored 17 points and fellow rookie Isaiah Thomas […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS frosh boys take fourth at tourney

Competing in the Trojan Toss Up Tournament last week at Oak Ridge, the Davis High freshman boys basketball team earned fourth place. A big game from Bailey Yarrow in the opener helped the Blue Devils get past El Dorado, 66-57, in the opener. Yarrow scored 17 points, hitting 7-of-8 free throws, while Quinn Williams added eight […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

The Rose Bowl from a fan’s perspective

By Sean Evans On Tuesday, you probably read about one of the most exciting Rose Bowls in recent memory. But what might have been missing is the human element — the excitement of being at a big game on a big day. Spoiler alert: This story has a happy ending. Being an avid USC Trojan […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Here are some snow events at Lake Tahoe

* January is “learn to ski or snowboard month” at Homewood Mountain Resort on the West Shore (January 3-31) with half-day packages offered to first-time skiers and riders ages 13-plus for just $44/person (includes 2.5-hour beginner lesson, beginner lift ticket and all-day equipment rental), excluding Martin Luther King Weekend (January 14-15). * In Incline Village, […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Women’s World Cup results: Austria’s Schild earns 5th straight slalom win

By Eric Willemsen ZAGREB, Croatia — Marlies Schild stretched her World Cup slalom winning streak to five, cruising to the victory Tuesday night while overall leader Lindsey Vonn finished ninth despite a stomach illness. Schild became the first skier to win five straight World Cup races in one discipline since Vonn won the first five […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Lake Tahoe ski resorts surviving without real snow

When skiers and snowboarders were amazingly making their final turns last season on the Fourth of July weekend, Squaw Valley’s scenic upper mountain had enough snow that five lifts and the cable car were still operating. Fast-forward to the first week of 2012 and boulders are prevalent, many trees are fully emerged, and there is […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

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 ,