Sports briefs: Youth conditioning camp has session openings

The high-energy Champions Advanced Performance Training and Conditioning Camp — for boys from fifth to eighth grades and girls in seventh grade through high school — has several openings in its afternoon sessions for the next three weeks. From 2 to 3 p.m., kids will get athletic training through quickness, agility and core-strength drills, as […]

Criterium is a big part of July 4th festivities

Hours before cooling off with the annual fireworks show that night, Davis’ Fourth of July celebration will heat up with another local tradition, the 35th annual Davis Criterium bike races downtown. With the Tour of California bypassing Davis in 2011 for the first time in four years, Monday is the best chance for local cycling […]

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Ross, Willingham rehab but Cats fall to Tucson

WEST SACRAMENTO — Despite two-run home runs from Josh Willingham and Matt Carson, A’s pitcher Tyson Ross’ first rehab assignment was unsuccessful on Thursday as the Sacramento River Cats lost, 12-7, to the Tucson Padres. Ross is recovering from a left oblique strain, while Willingham made his Sacramento debut due to a strained left Achilles […]

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Watney shoots even to trail Scott by four at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Adam Scott must have felt as though he got another crack at the U.S. Open on Thursday in the AT&T National. Only this course felt more like a U.S. Open. Aronimink built on its growing reputation when only 28 players managed to break par in the opening round despite warm sunshine […]

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Kings acquire PF Hickson from Cleveland

CLEVELAND — J.J. Hickson’s athleticism and potential made him a budding NBA star. His inconsistency made him maddening and expendable. On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided it was time to move on without him, trading the enigmatic Hickson to the Sacramento Kings for forward Omri Casspi and a future first-round pick. Hickson, 22, spent three mostly […]

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20 Aggies get Big West All-Academic accolades

UC Davis saw 20 student-athletes from seven teams honored when the Big West announced its Academic All-Conference rolls for spring sports on Thursday. The Aggie contingent was made up of two players from the baseball squad, two from men’s tennis, one from women’s tennis, one from women’s golf, four from men’s track and field, four […]

A’s trade Ellis, then have familiar problems in loss

OAKLAND  — A day that began with the Oakland Athletics saying goodbye to a familiar face ended with an all-too-familiar result. The A’s traded veteran second baseman Mark Ellis shortly before losing for the sixth time in eight games, a 5-4 defeat to Florida on Thursday when Oakland once again failed to score an earned […]

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Giants drop a wild extra-inning affair to Cubs

CHICAGO — Between the blown leads and the lack of hits, it wasn’t a pleasant day for the San Francisco Giants at friendly old Wrigley Field. When it was over, manager Bruce Bochy promised changes were in store. Geovany Soto delivered a pinch-hit, three-run homer that capped a four-run rally with two outs in the […]

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Warzecka ends a watershed Aggie era

I never like saying goodbye. This morning I drove through campus on my way to work. UC Davis felt especially quiet. Oh, yeah, the three-day weekend. Maybe people are getting an early start. Then it dawned on me. I knew why the Quad wasn’t jumping or why the ducks at the Arboretum weren’t quacking. I […]

Villanueva golf tournament honors the late Teo

Most fundraising golf gatherings come attached with a good cause, a post-round barbecue and raffle, then fade into the mist. Not so with the Teo Villanueva Memorial. In its 13th year and operated by a pair of former Blue Devils — Ralph and Richard Villanueva — this annual outing supplies scholarships to deserving Davis High […]

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Rumor no more: Here comes Armstrong

It’s rumor no more. Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will be in town next week when the Livestrong Challenge cycling celebration spends July 9 and 10 in Davis. “Yes. Just this week he confirmed he’s coming,” city Public Relations Manager Bob Bowen told The Davis Enterprise. “Certainly, as one of the more recognizable […]

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Rec Report: Davis celebrates Park and Recreation Month

Did you know that America has recognized July as the nation’s official park and recreation month since 1985? Join us in celebrating the success of recreation and parks in contributing to the quality of life in Davis. Not sure what all there is to do? Check out the city of Davis’ summer recreation schedule online […]

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A spectator’s guide to bike race vocab

Watching cycling is a lot more fun when you know the lingo. Here’s a rudimentary glossary. Break/breakaway: A rider or group of riders that has left the main group behind. Caravan/race caravan: The official and support vehicles in a race. Circuit race: A one-day race that laps around a circuitous route. Classic race: A one-day […]

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Criterium expected to attract thousands

This race has all the characteristics of a typical NASCAR event. High-profile competitors going at high speeds, lesser-known racers trying to sneak by them. The scent of burning rubber coming off of tires zipping past the crowd. And of course, the occasional crash, made graphic by the skin-tight clothing each rider wears. Wait … what […]

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