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Turnovers, shooting do in Aggie men, 57-48

The game was over. Uneven basketball, to say the least. Long Beach State had just beat UC Davis, 57-48. As 49ers coach Dan Monson provided a post-game handshake with UCD’s Jim Les, he told the Aggie, “We just set basketball back 10 years.” The Big West Conference crucial sent LBSU home with a 14-12, 8-3 record while the […]

Aggie bats break out, pitching remains strong

Ahhhh… Offense. After leaving too many runners on base Friday, UC Davis came up with timely and more solid pitching in topping Cal State Bakersfield, 7-1, in a dark-shortened Aggie Kick-Off softball game. Kelly Zboralske’s two hits and two runs batted in were catalysts as the locals exploded for five runs in the first two frames. “That […]

Not close this time as Aggies roll Titans, 80-56

Believe it or not, UC Davis trailed 28-26 — but once the alarm went off, the Aggies provided postseason-worthy basketball for most of the last 22 minutes in an 80-56 shellacking of visiting Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. But there was early cause for concern… Titan Jade Vega’s basket with 2:25 until intermission put The […]

Q3 delivers turbocharged Audi prestige

The Associated Press With a turbocharged engine and a price tag that starts at under $35,000, the 2016 Q3 SUV delivers a fun and nimble ride along with Audi prestige. The smallest of Audi’s three SUVs, the Q3 received some minor updates for 2016, including a new grille, fascia, bumpers taillights and wheels. It also […]

DHS girls lose game, but not ground

ELK GROVE — Sometimes you can get by with a little help from your friends. Despite Davis High’s 66-58 loss at Pleasant Grove on Tuesday, the Delta League crucial setback didn’t sting quite as bad when the Lady Blue Devils discovered that St. Francis and Elk Grove had won. DHS is in a fourth-place tie with Franklin […]

Aggie softball: A new attitude opens 2016 season

Coming off a rocky 18-31 season, second-year UC Davis softball coach Erin Thorpe has made the mentality of her athletes the focal point of the preseason. Thorpe, who came to Davis after a successful four-year stint at Boise State, is trying to change the way her players think about the game.    “It’s about the […]

DHS skiers win, hope for full recovery for teammate

FEB. 13 UPDATE: Per coach Bob Brewer, Jillian Foster had surgery on Thursday to stabilize her spine. “The surgery was successful but the damage to her spinal cord was unrepairable and her legs will remain paralyzed” Brewer said. Funds are being raised for her longterm care needs — donations can be made here: http://bit.ly/1SNru9z. The […]

On skiing: How to become an expert skier

Golfers who regularly hit their drive long and straight don’t do it by accident. Basketball players who methodically make free throw after free throw aren’t lucky. And tennis players with perfect ground strokes that can be repeated over and over again didn’t come by the skill naturally. What the big hitter in golf, the high-percentage […]

Last-second heroics give Aggies a big win

RIVERSIDE — Defibrillator, anyone? In what was almost a lost weekend, it was Brynton Lemar’s jumper at the buzzer that gave UC Davis a 50-49 win that put the Aggies solidly in fourth place in the Big West Conference. After losing Thursday at Cal State Fullerton, 61-57, another loss would have been a disaster for […]

Aggie women survive scare at 2-21 Fullerton

FULLERTON — Hurry home, Aggies. Obviously — at least this weekend — the road was no place to be. After losing to Big West-leading UC Riverside on Thursday, the UC Davis women almost were ambushed by Big West cellar-dwelling Cal State Fullerton (2-21, 0-9) but survived, 63-59, Saturday afternoon at Titan Gym. Trailing by only […]

Lady Blue Devils back in control with win over Franklin, 74-57

A possible season-defining home win isn’t a bad way to celebrate your 16th birthday. But then neither is going 7-of-12 from 3-Point Land in a 27-point performance. Just ask Blue Devil sophomore Kelsey Forrester, who led Davis to a comfortable 74-57 victory over visiting Franklin in a crucial Delta League outing on Friday. Playing in the […]

Brown, dramatic finish carry Aggie gymnasts

While they seem back on track, the UC Davis gymnasts weren’t exactly on the beam Friday night. Nonetheless, before an appreciative home crowd of almost 1,000 at The Pavilion, the Aggie women used a dazzling performance by Alexis Brown to nip San Jose State in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown. UCD’s 194.375 was its […]

Steeg moved Super Bowl halftime dial

Like the vast majority of football fans worldwide, the man generally credited with making and developing the extravaganza we know as the Super Bowl will watch the game from home. No one knows the inner Super Bowl workings better than Boston native Jim Steeg, whose 35-year NFL career included 26 in charge of the league’s […]

“If music be the food of love,” try these Valentine’s Day weekend concerts

— “If music be the food of love, play on.” (Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night”) Looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a concert? There are multiple possibilities, including pianist Lara Downes, doing a program titled “Love, Madly”; a concert by the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra; a program focusing on works for flute, cello and piano by […]

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