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Car Care: What’s the real cost of that auto repair?

Do you take your car’s “health” for granted? Only when the check engine light comes on do you realize how important a fully functional vehicle is to your daily life. Feelings of fear, regret and anxiety often rush in: “Will my car break down?” “Should I have gotten my oil changed sooner?” Can I trust […]

Dunning: Oregon should get past Wazzu, just barely

OREGON over WASHINGTON STATE … put simply, the Ducks’ quarterback situation is a mess. Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams, who was supposed to lead Oregon to the promised land, is still nursing a broken finger, and the cupboard is bare behind him. Even Wazzu looks scary to the once-invincible, uniform-crazy Ducks. ARIZONA STATE over COLORADO […]

Sharks win big in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Captain Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists, and Joonas Donskoi scored in his NHL debut in the San Jose Sharks’ 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in both clubs’ season opener. Joe Thornton and Brent Burns had a goal and an assist apiece, and Tomas Hertl […]

Sports briefs: Croatian Aggie earns weekly water polo award

UC Davis true freshman Sasa Antunovic captured the KAP7 Western Water Polo Association Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, the third Aggie of the season — with Sean Grab and Spencer Creed — to earn the award this season. The utility, who is originally from Korcula, Croatia, scored five goals in […]

Youth roundup: Dragons and Inferno have a ball in doubleheader split

On a picture-perfect Sunday afternoon at Community Park, the two local 12U DYSA fall ball softball teams faced off in league play, with the Dragons and Inferno each winning one game of the doubleheader. The Inferno won an exciting opener, 13-12, as Sophia Palomares led a potent offense with four hits and four runs scored, while […]

Astros eliminate Yankees in AL wild-card playoff

NEW YORK — A year ago, no one could’ve pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium. After all that losing, this was one October win to remember. Pitching on three days’ rest for the first […]

Dodgers edge Giants, 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brett Anderson gave up four hits in 7 2/3 innings as the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up their road schedule with a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Anderson (10-9) retired 14 straight batters at one stretch. Tim Hudson (8-9) allowed three runs and three hits in […]

Youth roundup: Diamonds compete like Superheroes

The 56 Davis Diamonds gymnasts who made the trip to Concord for the Superhero Challenge last weekend took the name of the meet to heart. In fact, locals Haylee Aquino, Alexandra Lee, Olivia Rebhun, Sarah Bennetts, Camille Berrong, April Seeger, Sophia Patriquin, Ella Kol, Zoe Wang and Kenzie Martinez each won the all-around in their […]

Youth soccer roundup: AYSO Explosion lives up to its name

There was another busy weekend for local American Youth Soccer Organization teams and members of the Davis Alliance Soccer Academy. Here’s a look back at some of the action … AYSO U10 girls Explosion 5, Sharks 1 — The Explosion came out with some fire in their bellies and went up 3-0 in the first […]

A’s/Giants roundup: San Francisco beats L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Greinke and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers were denied a playoff-clinching party for at least another day, losing to the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, on pinch hitter Alejandro De Aza’s 12th-inning sacrifice fly Monday night. Andre Ethier hit a tying groundout in the top of the ninth, then the rivals […]

Spieth leads at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth was so consumed with trying to make birdies and save pars on a rugged, rainy afternoon at the Tour Championship that he didn’t realize until after he signed for a 2-under 68 that he had a one-shot lead. He knows exactly what’s at stake Sunday in what was shaping up as […]

At 50, Mustang is current and classic

The Associated Press At the age of 50, the Ford Mustang has accomplished the ultimate goal: To be current and ageless, and appealing to young and old alike. For 2015, the half-century-old Mustang adds a modern 310-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s fuel efficient and refined even as it delivers more horsepower and torque than the […]

Dunning: Beavers catch Cardinal at the wrong time

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over OREGON STATE … Stanford’s offense, missing in action against Northwestern, is suddenly a force. The Beavers are in a transition year and are catching Stanford at exactly the wrong time. USC over ARIZONA STATE … the Sun Devils have too many question marks to hand the Trojans […]

Youth roundup: Inferno snuffs out Hurricane in softball session

The Davis Youth Softball Association fall ball U12 team Inferno won both ends of a doubleheader against the Roseville Hurricane last weekend. Mariah Lewellen led the locals to an 11-9 win in the opener, pitching all four innings and contributing two triples with four RBIs. The Inferno offense burned bright with Sophia Palomares and Erika Wenner each reaching base each time they came up […]

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