Thursday, March 5, 2015

Honey, we shrank the SUV — and Europe loves it

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. An array of small sport utility vehicles is going on display this week at the Geneva International Motor Show. Automakers are piling into the segment as one of the best hopes for growth in a still-weak European market. Consumers like the higher […]

The last of its kind

Jay Chen, gets a look under the hood a Toyota RAV4 EV from David Derebenskiy at Hanlees Toyota in Davis. Hanlees had the very last model of Toyota’s all-electric sport utility vehicle and Chen was the buyer who got to drive away with it. So what’s next for Toyota? A statement from the automaker said, […]

San Antonio enjoys home cooking to rout Sacramento

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs punctuated their return from a nearly monthlong road trip with their largest home victory of the season, 112-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Tony Parker added 19 points and three assists while guiding the Spurs to 53 percent shooting. San […]

Youth roundup: U15 Knights rout El Dorado Hills

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team went 1-1 over the weekend, including an impressive 8-1 win over El Dorado Hills on Sunday at Playfields. After the El Dorado Hills scored first to go up 1-0, Davis exploded for eight unanswered goals. Corbin Russo paced the Knights with two goals and an assist, while Sam McGlynn […]

Youth soccer: Barker lights it up for Blue Thunder

The Davis Blue Thunder, a U10 boys soccer team, used Evan Barker’s hat trick and solid goalkeeping by Ezra Forhlich and Alexander Chang to get past Concord, 6-4, on the road Saturday. Brooks Ochoa’s first-quarter goal opened the floodgates for the locals, who also got tallies from Lucas Kim and Emanuel Tames-Kaimowitz. Galaxy The Davis Galaxy, a […]

San Jose crushes Canucks behind Nieto

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Chris Tierney, Melker Karlsson, Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for San Jose, which was coming off a 4-0 home win Monday against Montreal. The […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devils drop softball opener

There’s one thing a coach and players want after losing a frustrating game: to get back on the field. Following its 6-1 loss at Laguna Creek in Tuesday’s season opener, the Davis High softball team will get its wish. The Blue Devils have games scheduled for Wednesday (at home against American Canyon at 4 p.m.), Thursday […]

Cousins returns to lift Kings in New York

NEW YORK — All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was welcomed back to the lineup by coach George Karl and the rest of the Kings. The Knicks were not as excited. Cousins, the Kings’ first All-Star since 2004, scored 22 points, including 11-for-11 from the foul line, and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds as Sacramento handed New […]

Newly acquired Smith scores in Sharks’ victory

SAN JOSE — Ben Smith’s day started with a morning skate in Chicago and ended with a goal in San Jose. In between was a trade, a flight halfway across the country and a police escort that got him to the rink less than an hour before his first game with the Sharks. Smith had […]

Sports briefs: Aggie lacrosse team takes home opener

Junior Courtney Neff scored five goals while senior Elizabeth Landry and sophomore Melissa Kellan each added four to help the UC Davis women’s lacrosse team post a 13-10 victory over Detroit in the Aggies’ home opener Monday night at Aggie Stadium. Neff scored UCD’s go-ahead goal with three minutes left in the first half — sending the Aggies (1-2) into […]

Defending champion Blue Devils have diamond holes to fill

* Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. It’s easy to list the things that will make it tough for the Davis High baseball team to defend its Sac-Joaquin Section championship in 2015 … Standouts Matt Trask, Brett Bloomfield, Trey Golston, Hudson Forrester and John Ariola were lost […]

Nissan’s Z remains an affordable performer

Thank you, Yutaka Katayama. Katayama, who died last week at age 105, was the executive who renamed the sports car Nissan exported to the United States in the late 1960s. It had been called the Fairlady, and nothing against “My Fair Lady,” but it wasn’t an appealing name for a sports car in America. The […]

What’s happening

Friday, March 6 Youths ages 1-17 are invited to Friday Night Live!, an hour of tumbling and gymnastics at the Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Whether they want to work on gymnastics skills or just jump on the trampoline, children will be supervised and coached by gymnastics and dance […]