SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a series filled with some of hockey's biggest stars and most accomplished players, it was someone who spent almost the entire second half of the season in the minors who came up with the biggest play - on his birthday no less.
Jon Sigado is the first to admit that his sophomore season at Western Nevada College has resembled a rollercoaster ride.
Local drivers fared well at Reno-Fernley Raceway's season opener last Saturday night.
HENDERSON - College of Southern Nevada swept Western Nevada in a Scenic West Athletic Conference softball doubleheader.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tim Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was outpitched Friday night. Of course, everyone has looked dominant against the scuffling San Francisco lineup lately.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Carlos Santana hit a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a 9-5 win over the Detroit Tigers as the surging Indians extended their home winning streak to 11 games Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard hit two homers, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs to back rookie fill-in Vance Worley and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 31 points and 11 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to their first Western Conference semifinals and made NBA history in knocking off the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs 99-91 on Friday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The pressure was on the San Francisco 49ers to find a quarterback this offseason to fill the team's greatest need.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders decided to keep it in the family when it came time to make their first selection in the NFL draft.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Juan Pablo Montoya and his team needed some time to get up to full speed Friday. When they did, they ended up winning the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Make it two wins in two nights for Denny Hamlin at his home track.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Sandra Gal birdied five of the final eight holes Friday for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Amy Yang in the Avnet LPGA Classic, the tour's only event in a six-week stretch.
MIAMI (AP) - Former major leaguer Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez recently joined the Florida Marlins' small bandwagon, bringing his Little League team to a game, and he snared two foul balls while watching the home team win.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Coming off of arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Joe Mauer tried to take it easy in spring training to conserve his legs for the rigors of catching in the regular season.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves are returning to Atlanta with momentum from a strong finish to a road trip and their pitching coach engulfed in an ugly scandal.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Neil Walker was the only one who could solve Ryan Vogelsong, and that was hardly enough.
WASHINGTON (AP) - New father Ian Desmond homered and tripled in his first game back from paternity leave and Livan Hernandez pitched eight strong innings to lead Washington past New York.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jeff Niemann carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer to give him 10 RBIs for the day and the Tampa Bay Rays swept a day-night doubleheader with a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Carson High is facing the meatiest part of its schedule now, and coach Cody Farnworth hopes that his team is ready for the challenge ahead.
The Carson High softball team blew into a tie for first place in the Sierra League with a 6-3 win at McQueen on a windy Thursday.
The first contender series produced two rising stars in boxing, Jesse Brinkley and Joey Gilbert.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Matt Jones chipped in from 57 feet on his final hole for a 6-under 66 and a share of the first-round lead with Bubba Watson on Thursday in the Zurich Classic.
Colin Kaepernick picked the living room at his parents' house over the green room at Radio City Music Hall.
NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, then let his teammates take over in a dominant 98-80 victory over New Orleans on Thursday night that wrapped up the first-round series for Los Angeles in six games.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots and made Chris Higgins' second-period goal stand up in the Vancouver Canucks' 1-0 win over the Nashville Predators in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night.
Vai Taua deserves to hear his name called during the NFL draft this weekend.
It took until the bottom of the sixth inning for the Carson bats to wake up Tuesday against Elko.
Lockout has turned into limbo for NFL players and owners, and everyone is stuck there for the time being.
Dave Mello and Jeff Gussow combined for a 10-under-par 62 to win the opening tournament of the season at Thunder Canyon Country Club.
On her first day of batting practice at Carson High School, Moriah Lane hit the scoreboard in left-centerfield, and she hasn't stopped hitting since.
CHICAGO (AP) - Ben Smith scored on a rebound at 15:30 of overtime and the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Sunday night to force a seventh game in the opening-round series.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 21 points and 12 assists, and the Boston Celtics swept their way into the Eastern Conference semifinals, holding on for a 101-89 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif (AP) - John Lackey threw eight superb innings, Carl Crawford hit his first home run in a Boston uniform and the Red Sox completed a pitching-dominated four-game sweep by beating the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum's tough day began with back-to-back walks, the first two of what became a career-high six overall.
SEATTLE (AP) - Coco Crisp broke Oakland's 20-inning scoreless streak with an RBI double, Cliff Pennington and Kevin Kouzmanoff both later hit his first home run of the season and the Athletics' offense woke up in a 9-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Luke Donald remained in position to take the No. 1 ranking, shooting a 1-under 70 on Saturday for a one-stroke lead over defending champion Jim Furyk in The Heritage.
RENO - Brock Stassi summed up the weekend perfectly for the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Quick made 51 saves to help Los Angeles hold on to a big lead that Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds helped provide and the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night to remain alive in their first-round series.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Brandon Roy's go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland's 23-point second half comeback and the Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday, evening the first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
DAYTON - Kathie Arias won two individual events for Dayton to lead the Dust Devils to a fourth-place finish at the annual Dayton Invitational Saturday.
I talked to Carson High principal Ron Beck for a few minutes at a recent baseball game, and he said that the school is looking into replacing lights at the football stadium.
Western Nevada College finds itself in an enviable position heading into the last two weeks of the Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball season.
Team-by-team capsules for the NFL draft on April 28-30 in New York:
HARTFORD, Conn. - Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, a swingman on Connecticut's national championship basketball team, has been arrested on a marijuana possession charge.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Jim Larranaga has taken the Miami Hurricanes' basketball job after 14 years at George Mason, including an improbable run to the Final Four in 2006.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Forward Brandon Davies expects to suit up next season for BYU despite missing this year's NCAA tournament run for violating the university's honor code.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Utah State coach Stew Morrill says in-state standout David Collette has agreed to play basketball for the Aggies next season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In many ways, the five-game NCAA suspensions handed to five of Ohio State's top players and head coach Jim Tressel haven't had much effect on the team's spring workouts.
Western Nevada College split its Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader against Snow College Friday at the Edmonds Sports Complex, winning the opener 4-2 and dropping the nightcap 9-3.
Games between Western Nevada and Southern Nevada are not for the faint of heart. The battles tend to keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A year ago, Trent Baalke guided the San Francisco 49ers through the draft for the first time and added a few key pieces to a team favored to win the NFC West and reach the playoffs after a long absence. His top two picks became immediate starters on a revamped offensive line, while several others also made impacts as rookies.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL doesn't have a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.
ATLANTA (AP) - Sitting in Jamal Crawford's locker after getting tossed from the game in the closing minutes, Zaza Pachulia was still miffed at his teammate for missing a free throw.
NEW YORK (AP) - No fantastic finish needed for the Boston Celtics this time.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pau Gasol snapped out of his playoff funk and Kobe Bryant was his usual prolific self, a combination that proved too much for the upstart New Orleans Hornets to overcome.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mike Napoli, Ian Kinsler and David Murphy were among five Rangers with homers and Texas beat the Kansas City Royals 11-6 on a windy Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chipper Jones hit a two-run double, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each singled in runs during a decisive four-run third inning to back Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Anibal Sanchez held the Colorado Rockies hitless Friday night until Dexter Fowler led off the ninth inning with a broken-bat single. Sanchez then got the final three outs for a one-hitter and the Marlins won 4-1.
SEATTLE (AP) - Rookie Michael Pineda dazzled again, throwing six shutout innings for his third straight victory, and Adam Kennedy's two-run single was enough offense in the Seattle Mariners' 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - English star Luke Donald moved a step closer to the No. 1 ranking Friday, shooting a 6-under 65 on Friday to take the lead halfway through The Heritage.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Flyers had the stirring comeback.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jerred Smithson scored 1:57 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators moved to the brink of winning a playoff series for the first time, beating the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Friday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Melky Cabrera sent a bases-loaded, two-run single into left field off Cleveland closer Chris Perez with one out in the ninth inning, lifting Kansas City over the Indians.
Carson High didn't need any seventh-inning theatrics against Reed this time around.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Hue Jackson has hired a staff, talked strategy and philosophy with his new assistants, put together a playbook and promoted the Oakland Raiders in the community as he prepares for his first season as a head coach in the NFL.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL has rejected a law firm's request for a conflict-of-interest waiver to represent a group of players seeking to join the antitrust fight against the league.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney insists he's still undecided and his phone isn't ringing as he prepares to use the top pick in next week's NFL draft.
(ACES STAFF) - Cole Gillespie hit a home run and his league-leading fifth and sixth triples, but the Sacramento River Cats rallied for an 11-10 win Thursday night at Aces Ballpark.
The Douglas baseball team fell back early and never got back into it Thursday afternoon, losing 11-1 at Galena.
SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning and Adam Kennedy's home run was all the Seattle Mariners needed to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp hit his second game-ending homer in five days, connecting in the 12th inning Thursday to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves 5-3.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dwyane Wade had 32 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James finished with 24 points and 15 boards and Miami took a 3-0 lead in its first-round series against Philadelphia with a 100-94 victory Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryane Clowe scored two goals, Jason Demers added another in the second period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In one short season, Kevin Love went from gritting his teeth on the bench as a sixth man for the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves to playing as an All-Star and becoming the NBA's leading rebounder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have debuted a public-service announcement at Staples Center in response to Kobe Bryant's anti-gay slur during a game last week.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and Oklahoma City built a big first-half lead on the way to a 106-89 victory over Denver in Game 2 on Wednesday night.
FERNLEY - After getting swept by Fallon last weekend, you knew that Dayton High's baseball team would be one angry and determined group on Wednesday.
The two words "Golden Gloves" seem to put out a magical sound. A sound well known to all boxers whether pro or amateur and a phrase known to all people familiar with the sport of boxing. The first Golden Gloves tournament was held in New York in 1927.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The BCS could decide within a month whether the troubled Fiesta Bowl should keep its place among college football's marquee bowls.
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball is taking the extraordinary and historic step of assuming control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team increasingly paralyzed by its owners' bitter divorce.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Dustin Johnson has decided to split up with his caddie, who was on the bag during two chances to win a major last year and was involved in the American star nearly missing his tee time at Riviera.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Jim Furyk noticed there were several more politicians and decision makers on hand than usual when he arrived at Harbour Town Golf Links. And the Heritage defending champion hopes that means good things for the tournament's future.
He still swears. He still tosses clubs. His interviews, still, are clipped and smug - the few he gives, that is.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers would welcome back quarterback Alex Smith if the 2005 first overall pick wants to return.
M I NNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up their fourth day of court-ordered talks Wednesday with few signs of progress and no plans to meet again until mid-May.
RENO - Tony Abreu extended his hitting streak to a season-long 13 games Wednesday afternoon, but the Reno Aces lost 14-7 to the Sacramento River Cats at Aces Ballpark.
DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa overcame a shaky start to pitch seven sharp innings and Ty Wigginton tied a career high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer, as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 10-2 on Wednesday.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Youkilis and Jed Lowrie homered off the previously untouchable Gio Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox got their first road win of the season after seven straight losses, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Wednesday.
A few months back, there was little doubt that Colin Kaepernick would be spending draft day with his family at his parents' house in California.
Damonte Ranch won both the JV boys and girls team titles at last weekend's Carson Invitational.
BOSTON - Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left, then stole the ball as the Boston Celtics overcame Carmelo Anthony's 42 points and beat the depleted New York Knicks 96-93 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Devin Setoguchi scored 3:09 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, who blew a four-goal lead, in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday night.
The thing about tight pitchers' duels is that someone eventually has to come up on the short end of them.
SAN FRANCISCO - The Barry Bonds trial may have had a strange ending, but his lawyers still face a tough fight in clearing the slugger's name.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Tomlin delivered yet another quality start for Cleveland, Orlando Cabrera drove in four runs and the first-place Indians won their sixth straight at home, 8-3 on Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles, who have lost six in a row and are having trouble scoring.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ramon Hernandez broke open a close game with his sixth career grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds overpowered the Pirates 11-2 on Saturday, sending Pittsburgh to its fifth loss in six games.
For the second time in three games, Western Nevada College found itself in an early hole against Eastern Utah, and for the second time roared back to grab a win.
Carson High got a glimpse into its girls track future Saturday, and it's a bright one indeed.
North Idaho Community College won Saturday's Scenic West Athletic Conference tripleheader against Western Nevada 13-9, 9-4 and 12-4.
FALLON - After being shut down on Wednesday, the Fallon baseball team regained form and swept the Dayton Dust Devils on Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.
PHOENIX (AP) - Freddy Sanchez doubled in the tying run in the sixth inning, then put San Francisco up for good with a two-run single in the seventh and the Giants won their fourth in a row by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito left his start Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning because of a sprained right foot.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - College football could have a very different look next fall.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele birdied Nos. 17 and 18 for a 4-under 68 on Saturday, grabbing sole possession of the Texas Open lead after beginning the day tied with a whopping six other players for the top spot.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Kyle Busch won under a yellow flag in a wild finish Saturday, taking the Nationwide race at Talladega Superspeedway when the last of 10 crashes sent Mike Wallace's car flipping upside down.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Drew Doughty had two goals and two assists, Jonathan Quick made 34 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 in Game 2 on Saturday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA Commissioner David Stern said Friday the league plans to submit to the players' union a revised proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement within the next couple of weeks.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Phil Jackson showed up for the first day of his final NBA playoff run with the Los Angeles Lakers in a plaid shirt and khaki shorts, lightly leaning on a walking stick.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - New Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob knows how he wants his management and basketball operations staff structured for the future, and he has moved swiftly this offseason to put them in place.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has granted the owners of the Sacramento Kings another extension until May 2 to file paperwork requesting a relocation to Anaheim.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings know they will be without forward Jarret Stoll for one game for his blindside hit that knocked San Jose defender Ian White out of Game 1 of their first-round series.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - University of San Diego President Mary E. Lyons said Friday that she and the school's trustees have "unwavering support" for men's basketball coach Bill Grier and athletic director Ky Snyder as the FBI investigates a bribery case involving two former players and a former assistant coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - College football could have a very different look next fall.
LUTZ, Fla. (AP) - Russ Cochran isn't hitting his driver well. You would just never know it by his first-round score at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Negotiators for the NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up a second day of court-ordered talks Friday with no signs of significant progress. They plan to sit down again next week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lockout. Such a big, bad, scary word.
Three was the key number for the Western Nevada College Wildcats Friday afternoon.
SPARKS - Carson High's offense was in top form Friday, belting out 26 hits en route to wins over Novato and Spanish Springs Friday at the Sierra Nevada Classic at Spanish Springs High School.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's Daniel Hudson matched his career high with 10 strikeouts but he was no match for the crafty pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brennan Boesch hit a go-ahead two-run double with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Friday night for manager Jim Leyland's 1,500th career win.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele wrangled the winds and nearly emerged at the Texas Open solely atop the leaderboard.
This is another weekend when race fans risk overheating their TVs and DVRs. NASCAR is running Nationwide and Sprint Cup series at Talladega, the streets of Long Beach host both the IndyCar and the American Lemans series, the NHRA four-wide Nationals run at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Formula 1 completes its far-east swing with the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
The annual Carson High Invitational track meet goes off today (8:45 a.m. is the first field event) with the host school at less-than full strength.
BOSTON (AP) - Carey Price returned as Montreal's starting playoff goalie with his third postseason shutout, Brian Gionta scored twice and the Canadiens opened the series with a 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- An early seven-run Aces lead and the chance for a series sweep was spoiled by an eight-run fourth inning for Colorado Springs on Thursday, as the Sky Sox rallied past Reno, 18-13, at Security Service Field.
SPARKS - For five innings, Head-Royce's Spenser Linney had Carson hitters eating out of his hands.
The road warriors of junior college baseball, also known as the Western Nevada College Wildcats, are finally home.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored 14:44 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of their all-California opening round playoff series Thursday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Johnny Damon hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Back at his best after an unusually brief outing, Cliff Lee struck out 12 in a three-hit shutout Thursday night, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to overcome their own problems at the plate in a 4-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.
MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL and its locked-out players started talking again, and they talked all day.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Not long ago, Nick Fairley was being projected as a possible No. 1 overall NFL draft pick.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kevin Na watched his first shot on No. 9 veer badly off course. His next stroke wasn't any better. Or the next one. Or the 11 after that.
DETROIT (AP) - Brandon Inge hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers in their last at-bat for the second straight day, 3-2 on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At his dominant best until a shaky ninth inning, Roy Halladay held on to throw his first complete game of 2011, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the Washington Nationals 3-2 Wednesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Kyle Korver scored 19 points, Derrick Rose had 15 and the Chicago Bulls closed the regular season with their ninth straight victory, beating the New Jersey Nets 97-92 on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The cowbells rang loud and proud again.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Just like the whole Steroid Era: We'll never really know.
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) - Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., on Tuesday after an officer reported seeing him speeding.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Different state. Different mediator. Same disagreements.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's proposal to the players for a rookie compensation system would divert about $300 million a year from first-round draft picks' contracts to veterans and player benefits.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - When he pulled a 9-iron shot with a half swing on the final hole at last year's Texas Open, Adam Scott admitted he had to go "straight away" to the range to work out the kinks.
CHICAGO - Cliff Pennington's swing had been off and he'd been limited for two games because of an infected sweat gland under his arm.
DAYTON - Logan Garling might be the best No. 9 hitter in Northern Nevada.
DAYTON - Jill Pinder and Kenzie Cole are two of the best softball pitchers in Northern Nevada, and when they hook up in the circle, runs and hits are going to be at a premium.
PITTSBURGH - Alex Kovalev and Arron Asham scored third-period goals 18 seconds apart and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first-round playoff opener on Wednesday night.
TORONTO (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers will pick first overall in the NHL draft for a second straight year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Some will cry. Others will protest. There will be signs of support and banners expressing anger. And in the end, no matter the score, everyone will say goodbye.
John Vandervort, Buzz Wagner, Walter Aster and Rion Causey combined for a 116 to win Silver Oak Senior Men's Club 4-man Cha Cha Cha tourney held on April 5.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - With the lockout at one month and counting, attorneys for NFL players sat down Tuesday with the federal magistrate who will oversee court-ordered mediation with the league later this week.
DETROIT (AP) - Texas slugger Josh Hamilton is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his upper right arm on a headfirst dive into home plate Tuesday, a daring dash the AL MVP later called "stupid."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are down a key member of their infield yet again.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants decided Tuesday to give injured center fielder and leadoff man Andres Torres a little bit longer to heal from a strained left Achilles' tendon before determining whether he needs a stint on the disabled list for the World Series champions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have raised nearly $70,000 to help the longtime fan who was attacked earlier this season outside Dodger Stadium.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The Sunshine Tour will make leading golfers choose between the world's richest tournament in South Africa and Tiger Woods' charity event in California from next year.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Masters champion Charl Schwartzel first showed his potential on a big stage last year in the World Golf Championship at Doral when he went toe-to-toe with Ernie Els until losing ground at the end.
CHICAGO (AP) - Alexei Ramirez hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The NFL lockout makes it even more difficult being a new coach with a new team in the league. Coaches can't work with the players they have on the roster, and there's no wooing of free agents who could fill gaping holes.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- After inclement weather postponed the first two games of the season, the Reno Aces kicked-off the 2011 campaign Saturday night, falling 8-1 to the Salt Lake Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - It was a roar that defines the Masters, so loud it startled even Tiger Woods.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Having completed their long climb from 12th to second place in the Western Conference in the final three months of the regular season, the San Jose Sharks can now start looking ahead to the most important time of year.
On Thursday, the Carson Senators gave one away to Reno. On Saturday, the Huskies took one away from the Senators.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Adam Scott will take a 67 any day at Augusta National.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Matt Kenseth had a dominating run at Texas, breaking a 76-race NASCAR Sprint Cup winless streak Saturday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gio Gonzalez pitched six sharp innings and the Athletics' offense was just a little less futile than Minnesota's in Oakland's 1-0 victory over the Twins on Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Miguel Tejada hit a two-run double that glanced off the glove of center fielder Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied late for the second straight day to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday night a few hours after receiving their World Series rings.
The NIAA baseball post-season is about a month away, and Reno and Galena high schools have been chosen as the host playoff sites.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Marcos Maidana outpointed five-time world champion Erik Morales on Saturday night to win the vacant WBA interim super lightweight title.
RANGELY, Colo. - Donald Glover hit two doubles and drove in six runs to lead Western Nevada College to an easy 17-2 win over Colorado Northwestern Saturday in a Scenic West Athletic Conference game.
DAYTON - Conner Oliver struck out 14 of 15 batters en route to pitching a perfect game in a 14-0 win over Silver Stage in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Carl Edwards escaped a crash that wiped out primary challenger Kyle Busch and won his second consecutive Nationwide race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.
Western Nevada College's baseball squad won three games Friday to move back into first place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference by a half-game over Salt Lake City Community College.
Kevin Harvick, variously known as "The Closer" and "Where Did He Come From?",
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - David Ragan feels like he is taking the right steps to get up to par with his Roush Fenway teammates. Now he has his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup pole.
NEW YORK (AP) - Steve Lavin, who revived St. John's basketball in his first season with the Red Storm, has prostate cancer but his doctor expects him to keep coaching and make a complete recovery.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The locked-out NFL players don't want to go back to collective bargaining with the league. They have now made a move to allow their former union boss to be present if court-supervised talks take place between the two sides.
Colin Kaepernick is living the life of a traveling salesman these days.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Phil Mickelson waited at the bottom of the ninth fairway for the green to clear when he looked over to his left and broke into a big smile. He touched two fingers to his eyes, then pointed them toward a blonde woman in a royal blue dress.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - After an opening-round 75, Ernie Els looked like a prime candidate to join the convoy of major champions heading out of town at the Masters ahead of the weekend.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Everyone could hear Tiger Woods charging on the back nine of Augusta National, with tree-rattling cheers after each of his five birdies as he made a familiar run up the leaderboard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants raised the flag and the Cardinals dropped the ball.
NEW YORK (AP) - Manny Ramirez walked away from baseball on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, abruptly ending the mercurial career of one of the most talented - and tainted - hitters to ever play the game.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brett Anderson was rolling through the Minnesota Twins lineup, breaking bats and changing speeds for seven brilliant innings while the Oakland Athletics were clinging to a 1-0 lead.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Matt Downs doubled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning on Thursday and the Houston Astros held on for their first win of the season, 3-2 over the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Reds.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The winless Boston Red Sox lost their sixth in a row when the Cleveland Indians squeezed home the only run in the eighth inning, then trapped pinch-runner Darnell McDonald off second base for the final out Thursday in a 1-0 victory.
RENO - For the second straight game, Carson High's baseball team had a poor defensive game, and just as they did on Tuesday, the Senators paid the price.
MINDEN - Keeping the powerful Spanish Springs lineup under wraps is quite a feat this season.
During the next two weekends, 6,000 soccer lovers will take over Carson City and the Edmonds Sports Complex.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants' slow start likely will mean little this weekend. The anguish and torture that became so familiar to fans with all the close games during last season's remarkable run to the World Series can be forgotten for a few days at least.
TORONTO (AP) - After spending most of spring training working on his curveball, Trevor Cahill's extra effort is starting to pay off.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The eight women and four men sat in the jury box for more than 4 1/2 hours, listening to angry arguments from federal prosecutors and Barry Bonds' attorneys at the end of a 12-day trial that exposed the dark world of baseball's Steroids Era.
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - Erik Ainge glances at his wrists whenever he needs a quick pick-me-up during recovery from his painful past.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after the judge handling the NFL lockout lawsuit urged the sides to go "back to the table," the players and owners both expressed a willingness to do so. The hitch: Each offered to meet for talks in a setting the other finds unpalatable.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The flair of Rory McIlroy. The sheer power of Alvaro Quiros. These are but two of the fresh faces in golf who offered more evidence Thursday at the Masters that a new generation is on the way.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A crowd of supporters, some dressed in Los Angeles Dodgers attire, held a candlelight prayer vigil Wednesday night outside the hospital where a San Francisco Giants fan was taken after he was savagely beaten in a Dodger Stadium parking lot.
RENO (AP) - Nevada basketball coach David Carter says reserves Derrel Conner and Marko Cukic have decided to transfer to other schools in search of more playing time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' confident defense team rested its case Wednesday without calling a single witness, just minutes after a federal judge accepted the government's request to dismiss one of the five counts against the home run king.
AUGUSTA, Ga - On the far end of the course Wednesday, near the only palm tree at Augusta National, Lee Westwood rolled long putts across the fourth green as he practiced alone on a quiet afternoon before the Masters.
ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) - As she wrapped up the five-hour hearing on the legality of the NFL lockout, the federal judge overseeing the case said she'd take "a couple of weeks" to rule on the players' request to return to work.
NEW YORK (AP) - The camera is affectionately known as WALL-E, its two lenses reminiscent of the eyes on the animated movie robot.
Riding a four-game win streak, the Douglas baseball team ran into a sizeable speed bump against Wooster Tuesday afternoon.
Carson High's five-game winning streak came to an ugly end Tuesday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field.
RENO - Reno Bighorns single-game and group playoff ticket packages went on sale Tuesday at Ticketmaster.com, RenoBighorns.com, the Reno Events Center box office, the Silver Legacy box office and the Reno Bighorns front office.
BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo scored 16 points with 13 assists and the Boston Celtics moved into a tie for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 99-82 on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL lockout is about to head to court.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The circus is largely gone and so, mostly, are the questions about his personal life. Tiger Woods returned to the Masters this week without feeling the urge to apologize for anything, even the poor state of his game.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Tomlin outpitched Boston's Josh Beckett, Cleveland came up with just enough timely hits and the Indians kept the Red Sox winless so far this season with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night over the team many predicted would win it all.
TORONTO (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Geren knows what really beat the Athletics: sloppy defense.
HOUSTON (AP) - "We're not done yet! Unfinished business, baby!"
HOUSTON (AP) - When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody's better than Kemba and Connecticut.
Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe is encouraged by the Fiesta Bowl's response to an investigative report that led to the firing of its longtime president for alleged misuse of funds.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - It finally hit Clint Moseley three games into last season: He had to stop moping and get it together.
RENO - The last three games for Colby Blueberg were nothing to write home about. He was 2-for-10 with six strikeouts, and he was even put on the bench at the end of one game.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.- Despite playing their third game in five nights on the heels of a seven-hour overnight bus trip, the Reno Bighorns clinched their first-ever Western Conference championship by defeating Bakersfield 94-83 on Saturday night in the Jam Events Center.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose had 36 points and 10 assists, and the Chicago Bulls took another step toward the top seed in the Eastern Conference with their 15th victory in 17 games, hanging on to beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 113-106 on Saturday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Devin Setoguchi scored the tiebreaking goal on the power play with 5:21 remaining and the San Jose Sharks rallied from an early two-goal deficit too beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Saturday night in a possible playoff preview.
A leadoff man is supposed to set the tone for the game, but in Shane Fencl's case Saturday morning, he pretty much decided the game from the top of the order for Douglas High.
This, without a doubt, is my favorite time of the year. It's a time of the year where you get up every morning and try to find the boxscores from games played the previous night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two massage therapists who say the New York Jets blacklisted them for objecting to randy text messages from former quarterback Brett Favre are overplaying their ties to the team, the Jets say in court documents.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After going winless in his first 14 starts against the Dodgers, Matt Cain has proven more than able ever since.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki had two infield hits to become Seattle's career leader, including a bouncer in the ninth that drove in the go-ahead run in the Mariners' 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.
Western Nevada College's softball team played two more seven-inning games against nationally ranked Salt Lake Community College before losing 8-2 and 4-2 Saturday at Edmonds Sports Complex.
RENO - Carson High's softball team split its doubleheader at Bishop Manogue Saturday afternoon.
Tiger Woods at the Masters is every bit the mystery he was a year ago.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Johnny Sauter passed Kyle Busch one lap before the finish to win the Trucks Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Jamie McMurray took a step toward jump-starting his season Saturday by winning the pole at Martinsville Speedway.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Phil Mickelson is tied for the lead in the Houston Open as he prepares for next week's Masters.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Susan Richard Nelson wanted to make a difference as an attorney. Do something that mattered.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening day at Dodger Stadium turned violent when authorities say two men in Dodgers clothing severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan after the longtime rival teams' first game.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Pinch-hitter David Murphy delivered a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied for a 9-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday after raising their American League championship flag.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. lined an RBI single off closer Brandon Lyon that capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 5-4.
RENO - The Reno Bighorns scored 32 points in the first quarter and never trailed Friday night, collecting their seventh-straight victory, 113-97, over the Bakersfield Jam in the Reno Events Center.
DAYTON - Dayton High, thanks to a nine-run first inning, rolled to an easy 12-1 win over South Tahoe in a 3A crossover game Friday afternoon.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Scenic West Athletic Conference powerhouses - No. 14 Western Nevada and No. 1 Salt Lake - met for the first time on Friday.
With all the professional racing series' seasons under way, it's time to get started with local racing.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Course knowledge matters at the Houston Open.
LOS ANGELES - Rafael Furcal singled in the go-ahead run to highlight a three-run sixth inning and lift the Dodgers over San Francisco, 4-3.
Sacramento isn't losing its NBA team without a fight.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tears streaming from her eyes, Barry Bonds' former personal shopper became the first and only one of the government's 23 witnesses at his federal trial to say she saw the all-time home run leader getting an injection from his trainer.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL players have put a number on how much money the league should pay back if it loses a court fight over $4 billion in television revenue.
NEW YORK (AP) - Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead homer leading off the seventh inning and Mark Teixeira had a three-run shot off Justin Verlander, lifting New York over the Detroit Tigers 6-3 Thursday in the first regular-season game played in the Bronx in March.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ramon Hernandez hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, rallying Cincinnati to the victory in an opening-day flashback to its NL Central title season.
Britton Murdock can't wait for next Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Making his first opening-day start, Clayton Kershaw showed why the Dodgers have been so high on him for three years.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis are splitting more than dinner checks and lodging bills at the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Walker didn't make every birdie putt he saw during the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Making the playoffs has become expected in San Jose, with the clinching usually generating little attention for a franchise that has topped 100 points the past four years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 110-82 in a testy affair in which five players were ejected Thursday night.
Despite some shaky moments, Carson High's softball team passed the first of three big tests this week.
RENO - Carson High's baseball team extended its win streak to four with an easy 11-0 win over North Valleys Thursday afternoon in a 4A game.
MINDEN - Kameron Van Winkle and Cody Lommori each hit home runs Thursday afternoon as the Douglas baseball team cruised to a 12-2 win over McQueen.