Sunday, March 1, 2015

Republic FC falls to storied New York Cosmos

SACRAMENTO — For the fourth time in five opportunities, Sacramento Republic FC played in front of a sellout crowd of 20,231 on Saturday at Hughes Stadium — this time in a 3-1 preseason loss against the storied New York Cosmos, a NASL (second division) club. The Republic, who have more than 8,700 season-ticket holders, closed their […]

Kings grind it out against Grizzlies

SACRAMENTO — Rudy Gay scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings grinded out a 102-90 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Cousins overcame foul trouble — and a confrontation with Grizzlies big man Zach Randolph — to lead Sacramento’s 10-0 spurt to start the […]

UCD roundup: Aggies take seventh at UCI Invite

Two birdies and seven pars propelled UC Davis women’s golfer Betty Chen to a 2-under on the Santa Ana Country Club back nine on Tuesday, sparking her even-par 72 in the final round of the UC Irvine Invitational. That outing helped the 34th-ranked Aggies to a 12-over 300 in the third round, putting them in […]

Sports briefs: Big West honors UCD hoopster Fipps

UC Davis senior forward Sydnee Fipps was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday after she had her say in a pair of record performances against two of the league’s top teams last Thursday and Saturday. It is the third career weekly honor for the Mariposa native, who also won the […]

Sports briefs: Aggies tied for second at MPSF championships

Senior Samantha Shellem finished second in the 500 freestyle, leading a trio of Aggies in the championship final, while the UC Davis A squad finished third in the 200 free relay later in the night to put the local women in a tie for second place after Day 2 of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming and […]

Desjardins, Niemi pace Sharks in victory

DALLAS — Andrew Desjardins scored two second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks held off the Dallas Stars, 5-2, on Thursday. Antti Niemi made 37 saves for the Sharks, who had lost two straight. The victory vaulted them into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference with Calgary, tied for third in the […]

Sports briefs: Aggie men stay in 11th at own golf tournament

Luke Vivolo and Ryan Han each fired 1-over 73s on Tuesday as the UC Davis men’s golf team finished its round in 11th place for the second straight day at The Prestige at PGA WEST — an event the Aggies are co-hosting with Stanford at the renowned Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta. UCD shot an […]

Sports briefs: Snedeker edges Watney to win at Pebble Beach

The way Nick Watney played at Pebble Beach last weekend, it was going to take a nearly perfect performance to beat him. Unfortunately for the Davis High graduate, Brandt Snedeker did just that. Snedeker closed with 5-under 67 on Sunday at the Monterey Peninsula course to post a three-shot victory over Nick Watney (second place […]

Bucks beat Kings

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Knight scored 20 points, powering a third-quarter surge that helped the Milwaukee Bucks to a 111-103 victory over a Sacramento Kings team on the brink of yet another coaching change on Wednesday. DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Kings, a team about to make its second coaching change […]

Sharks fall to third place with loss to Flames

SAN JOSE — Jiri Hudler scored his fifth goal of the season against San Jose to help the Calgary Flames win for the fourth time in five games, 4-1, over the Sharks on Monday night. Mason Raymond, Lance Bouma and David Jones also scored for the Flames, who won four of five meetings this season […]

Wire sports briefs: Sharks crush Canucks, 5-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Antti Niemi made 33 saves Thursday night as the San Jose Sharks defeated the listless Vancouver Canucks, 5-1. Matt Irwin, Melker Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Andrew Desjardins and Chris Tierney, with his first NHL goal, scored for San Jose. Brent Burns and Logan Couture each added two assists. Tierney also tacked […]

Sports briefs: Farmers first round suspended with Watney even

On a day that saw Tiger Woods withdraw after 11 holes due to back tightness — and the first round suspended due to darkness — Davis High graduate Nick Watney was even through the 16 holes he played Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open. The former Blue Devil started on the back nine of the Torrey Pines […]

Spann is Davis wrestling’s first No. 1 seed in four years

For the first time in four years, and just the second time in coach Ty Brown’s nine-year tenure, the Davis High wrestling team will send a No. 1 seed to the Delta League Championships. Senior Connor Spann (160 pounds) won his match at Sheldon on Tuesday to finish a perfect 7-0 in league play this […]

Oilers stop Sharks in a shootout

SAN JOSE — Defensive lapses, a blown late lead and an inability to score in the shootout left the San Jose Sharks wondering why they keep losing to teams at the bottom of the standings. Jordan Eberle had two goals in regulation and Rob Klinkhammer scored in the 13th round of the shootout to help […]