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Dunning: Stanford should be able to stop Notre Dame

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over NOTRE DAME … the Cardinal has way too much defense for an Irish team that is struggling on offense. Plus, with Hogan and McCaffrey shining on offense, Stanford will roll. Trust me on this. CAL over ARIZONA STATE … the up-and-down Bears finish the regular season on […]

Aggies add six softball recruits

Lucia Gargicevich-Almeida, Marissa Jauregui, Katie Kibby, Francesca Mendoza, Madison Rojas and Alexis Villalobos are the newest members of the UC Davis softball program after each submitted a National Letter of Intent during the fall signing period. “We are so excited to add such athleticism and competitiveness to our team with the signing of our 2016 class,” […]

Hornets outlast Kings in overtime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker put the Charlotte Hornets in prime position for a big win when he made a driving one-handed scoop layup with 0.7 seconds left in regulation. “Yeah, I thought it was over,” Walker said with a smile. Instead, Sacramento scored on an alley-oop inbounds play, forcing Walker and the Hornets to […]

Big Sky sends three to FCS postseason

Big Sky Conference champion Southern Utah (8-3, 7-1) hosts Sam Houston State in the first round of the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision playoffs this weekend. The 17th-ranked Thunderbirds join No. 5 Portland State and No. 16 Montana in the field, meaning that for the 30th time in the past 32 seasons, the Big Sky will see at least […]

The big Aggies up front cleared a wide path

SACRAMENTO — The road graders cleared the way. The construction foreman directed the hod, er, ball carriers. And just maybe, UC Davis found a foundation on which to build, thanks to Saturday’s 35-21 Causeway Classic victory at Sacramento State. With senior captain and offense tackle Parker Smith helping push aside Green-and-Gold debris, the Aggies posted season-high total […]

Sharks edge Flyers in OT

PHILADELPHIA — Melker Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks are feeling right at home on the road. Karlsson scored 3:45 into overtime and Martin Jones made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season, giving San Jose a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Joonas Donskoi set up the game-winner on a […]

Dunning: Cal gets an angry Stanford in Big Game

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over CAL … with all the emphasis on getting into the national championship playoff, this one must feel like a consolation prize for the deflated Cardinal, which seemed to have a clear path to the final four before tripping against Oregon. Probably a good time for a heated […]

Youth roundup: Da Vinci disc squad comes up big

The Da Vinci Charter Academy ultimate frisbee program shined at a tournament in Napa late last month. Da Vinci’s A squad took third place out of 15 teams, while the B group earned second place in the consolation bracket. The local A team opened with a pair of impressive 9-1 victories then reached the semifinals by […]

Youth soccer roundup: AYSO fall season winds down with good matches

As the local AYSO fall season came to an end, there are still regional playoff games for some of the Davis teams. Here’s a glimpse of last weekend’s action … U12 boys Toxic 3, White Fury 2: Played early Saturday, this one was a real nail-biter. In the second half, goalkeeper Aron Bulman sacrificed his body to […]

Late-game collapse ruins Aggie men’s party

“They’re disappointed, I’m disappointed,” UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les said after Friday’s stunning late-game meltdown led to a 79-71 overtime loss to visiting North Dakota State. “The beauty of it is we get to play again Sunday. We’ll forget about this one quickly.” With 2:10 remaining in what was once a festive opening-night […]

In it for a while, young UCD women fall to Stanford

One thing is for sure, the UC Davis women don’t back off a good basketball opponent. Each of the past two seasons, the Aggies have come face-to-face with nine-time national champion Connecticut. Stanford — which has become an annual test for UCD — pranced into town Friday with its No. 14 ranking and got a […]

Grant football player killed in Friday shooting

SACRAMENTO — The Grant High School community remains in shock today after a Friday afternoon shooting left one prep football player dead and another wounded. Killed while he and Pacer teammates made a “food run” was Jaulon Clavo, a starting cornerback for Grant. Teammate Malik Johnson was wounded in the shooting, which remains an open […]

Honda’s new HR-V an attractive value package

The Associated Press Honda’s HR-V is a value-priced, fuel-efficient and practical sport utility vehicle that’s easy to drive and smartly packaged with a rearview camera and USB port among the standard features. Just 14 feet long, the new-for-2016 HR-V earned an overall five-out-of-five-stars rating from the federal government for driver and passenger protection in frontal […]

Youth roundup: Level 5 state meet performance is the best in Diamonds history

With their entire Level 5 team qualified, the Davis Diamonds program enjoyed the best USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Level 5 State Championships in the team’s 13-year history, Competing on Saturday and Sunday at the Feather River Recreation Center in Oroville, local standout Margarita Ojeda won floor exercise in the Junior F division, Haylee Aquino took the floor silver […]

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