Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aggie linebackers — thanks to depth and health — ready to create havoc

Linebackers Steven Pitts and Ryan Dimino played in every game during UC Davis’ 5-7 season in 2013. Pitts was the team’s second-leading tackler with 74 and Dimino knocked 53 opposing ball-carriers off their feet. Good numbers for two healthy guys. But healthy these guys weren’t. On occasion, according to linebackers/special teams coach Jeff Copp, Pitts […]

The speed, quickness is back, says Aggie men’s soccer coach Shaffer

Before Aggie Nation goes crazy celebrating that the UC Davis men’s soccer team returns its top five point-makers from a year ago, note that those able young men accounted for only 17 goals on a squad that had just 20 net-benders during a 9-9-3 campaign. Veteran UCD coach Dwayne Shaffer’s squad was one goal here, one goal there […]

New faces hope to push forward UCD women’s soccer

Lots to get used to if you’re a UC Davis women’s soccer fan … Former Pepperdine associate head coach Twila Kaufman has taken over the program. Nine freshmen dot the locals’ roster. And if Saturday’s scrimmage against Sonoma State is an indicator, there might be a passel of goals scored. The Aggies tallied four times and looked sharp […]

Wright’s Team USA playing for fifth

BELGRADE, Serbia — Davis High water polo standout Cameron Wright scored six goals in five games as the U.S. Men’s Caden National team went through pool play with a 3-2 record to reach the fifth-place contest of the Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament in Serbia. Wright, who will be a sophomore for the Blue Devils this fall, […]

Watney winning at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday. Nick Watney did to top leaderboard. The 1999 Davis High graduate made a 20-foot birdie putt from the right edge of the green on the par-4 18th for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead. Watney, a five-time […]

M235i revives classic BMW memories

2014 BMW M235i Coupe Base price: $32,100 for 228i; $33,900 for 228i xDrive; $43,100 for M235i. Price as tested: $48,900. Type: Front-engine, rear-wheel drive, four-passenger, subcompact, sport coupe. Engine: 3-liter, TwinPower Turbo, direct injection, inline six cylinder with Double-VANOS variable valve control. Mileage: 22 mpg (city), 32 mpg (highway). Top speed: 155 mph. Length: 175.9 […]

Big 2015 Chevy Tahoe remains a rare breed of SUV

The Associated Press The big, 2015 Tahoe sport utility vehicle is thriving at Chevrolet, thanks to updated styling, a more powerful V-8, improved second-row legroom, more towing capacity and new features. Evidently, fuel mileage — a combined city/highway rating of 18 mpg — isn’t a deal breaker for buyers. Mileage improved just 1 mile per […]

Get ready for sweet eats, thrill rides and furry animals

Longing for a swirl of sticky-sweet cotton candy or the rumble of cars revving up for the destruction derby? You don’t have to wait much longer: Yolo County Fair gates will swing open on Wednesday, Aug. 13, heralding the start of the five-day, fare-free affair. If you can’t wait until mid-week, head to the fairgrounds early […]

Mercedes has new fun-to-drive entry model

The Associated Press Mercedes-Benz’s new entry-level car, the CLA, is a fun-to-drive, turbocharged, front-drive, compact sedan that looks more expensive than its $30,825 starting retail price. In fact, this lowest-priced Mercedes presents a competitive alternative to the 2014 BMW 3-Series and 2015 Audi A3 sedans. Price isn’t the only attraction of the CLA. The CLA’s […]