Sunday, December 28, 2014

College bowl roundup: Sun Bowl goes to the Sun Devils

EL PASO, Texas — Kalen Ballage was itching to do something, anything, to help his Arizona State teammates beat Duke. When he got his chance, he came through in a big way, returning a kickoff 96 yards to set up the winning score in No. 15 Arizona State’s 36-31 victory Saturday in the Sun Bowl. […]

NBA roundup: Heat beat Cavs in LeBron’s return to Miami

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ first game back at his former home 101-91 on Thursday. Chris Andersen scored 12 for the Heat, who led […]

Memphis wins a Miami Beach shootout

MIAMI — Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, Jake Elliott made a 55-yard field goal to force that extra session and Memphis topped BYU, 55-48, in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Lynch threw for four scores and ran for three more for […]

49ers fall to San Diego in overtime

SANTA CLARA — Philip Rivers threw three interceptions but bounced back to lead a 21-point rally in the second half on Saturday and Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime to give the Chargers a 38-35 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Rivers completed his fourth touchdown pass of the day with a […]

Rockets edge Kings in OT

SACRAMENTO — James Harden scored 44 points, including 10 in overtime, and also had eight assists to lead the Houston Rockets over the Sacramento Kings 113-109 on Thursday night. Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, tied the game with a 3-pointer and then opened the extra period with seven unanswered points. The win was the fifth […]

UCD roundup: Senior runner finishes in style

In the last home meet of his UC Davis cross country career, senior Trevor Ehlenbach finished 13th overall — and second among Division I runners — in the 2014 Doc Adams Open on Saturday morning at the Putah Creek Reserve Course in Davis. Ehlenbach’s time of 25:45 in the 8K race, which was five seconds better than […]

UCD roundup: Aggies start men’s golf season off with two strong rounds

Luke Vivolo led the way with a second-round 69 as the UC Davis men’s golf team opened the fall portion of its season on Monday, playing the first two rounds of the Southwestern Intercollegiate at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. The Aggies (25-over) were in seventh place after shooting a 14-over 298 in the opening […]

Sports briefs: Sacramento drops its regular-season finale

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Republic FC comeback attempt fell just short on Saturday as LA Galaxy II prevented the locals from completing an undefeated regular-season record at Bonney Field. In its final match before hosting a playoff game next Saturday, the Republic lost to L.A., 2-1, in front of a sellout home crowd. Sacramento started out […]

Bay Area MLB roundup: A’s top Astros; Giants give one away

HOUSTON — Jeff Samardzija was determined to get back on track Monday night after a couple of bad starts, so he was thrilled to see Josh Donaldson back in the Oakland lineup. Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Donaldson drove in three runs after sitting out Sunday with a knee injury to lead the Athletics […]

Crisp scores on wild pitch as A’s beat Angels 2-1

By Janie McCauley OAKLAND — Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith’s wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a first-place tie with Los Angeles atop the AL West. Luke Gregerson (3-2) pitched a perfect eighth, and […]

Home, sweet new home

A large crowd gathered Saturday afternoon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for UC Davis’ Aggie Field Hockey Facility, on the corner of La Rue and Dairy roads. Attendees included UCD head coach Tiffany Huisman, Athletic Director Terry Tumey, other campus dignitaries, staff and current and former Aggie field hockey players. The alumnae and current players christened […]

Majka makes winning look easy

By Jamey Keaten PLA D’ADET, France — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. For Vincenzo Nibali, the […]