Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chrysler’s mid-size sedan gets a makeover

The Associated Press Chrysler’s redesigned and re-engineered 2015 200 mid-size sedan is so stylish it looks pricier than it is. The sleek 200 also has a strong, 295-horsepower V-6, comfortable ride, surprisingly good handling and a lengthy list of available features. In fact, the 2015 200 can be fitted with light-emitting diode running lamps, like […]

Technology makes a great car better

Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid is the Fusion Energi. The regular Fusion is a terrific sedan and now, with the Energi system, it is also very efficient. Ford promises great range and terrific economy, and the EPA numbers are there to back it up. But there’s never a free lunch so we had to find out […]

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 […]