The Carson girls JV team beat Reno, 34-32, in overtime to win the State Farm Holiday Classic on Friday.
It's the last day of 2011, and it was an event-filled year for racing. Locally, the clay oval at Reno-Fernley Raceway reopened under NASCAR sanction.
ALAMEDA, Calif (AP) - Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford made it through a third straight practice without any setbacks and expects to play in Oakland's regular-season finale against San Diego.
CHICAGO (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton and some 20 other NFL players are suing a Chicago law firm for more than $10 million, claiming they received bad financial advice on investing in energy concerns.
Don't let the 1-3 record fool you, the Douglas high boys basketball team had a solid week at the prestigious Torrey Pines Holiday Classic in San Diego.
Reno High basketball coach Kyle Schellin graduated from Carson High and played hoops for former CHS coach Bruce Barnes.
RENO - Carson High's dynamic duo of Nico Garcia and Kyle Sharp won medals at the Sierra Nevada Classic which concluded Thursday at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The day before his team took the field for its Champs Sports Bowl matchup with Notre Dame, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher acknowledged that he had higher hopes for his team than how they ended up in 2011.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Last year's Fiesta Bowl was a dud on the field, in the stands, in the ratings - pretty much any standard you considered.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III wasn't dazzling - and didn't need to be - as No. 15 Baylor pulled out a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory in the highest-scoring bowl game in history, beating Washington 67-56 in a record-smashing shootout Thursday night.
LAS VEGAS - Carson High dropped two games in the first day of the Las Vegas Holiday Tournament on Wednesday.
RENO - It will be the Nico and Kyle Show at the final day of the 2011 Sierra Nevada Classic at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
RENO - Twas three nights after Christmas and, well, the Nevada Wolf Pack still had visions of sugar plums in their heads.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The California Golden Bears couldn't hold onto the football or protect their quarterback in a 21-10 loss to Texas in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - For Andrew Bailey, coming in from the bullpen at Fenway Park is a special feeling.
NEW YORK (AP) - Realizing bigger isn't necessarily better, the Big Ten and Pac-12 were looking for ways to get the benefits of conference expansion without adding members.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Terry Bowden believes he is returning to Division I football after a 13 years away not just older but wiser.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Back and forth they went. A kickoff return for 87 yards. A pitch around the left end for 60. Touchdown passes for 49 and 37 yards. Two touchdowns scored on fourth downs. A pair of botched onside kicks.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Linebacker Jason Taylor says he'll retire after this season, his 15th in the NFL and his 13th with the Miami Dolphins.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders got a big boost for their offense heading into their must-win season finale when big-play receiver Jacoby Ford practiced for the first time in more than a month Wednesday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Linebacker Patrick Willis makes a point of thanking Andy Lee and the 49ers punt team for the fabulous field position the defense gets game after game.
DETROIT (AP) - Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush took the final snap, sprinted to the sideline and handed the football to coach Danny Hope.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Mike Glennon threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns and David Amerson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown as North Carolina State defeated Louisville 31-24 in the Belk Bowl.
At its inception eight years ago, Line Drive U off of Johnson Lane in Minden was created as a business venture that would help build solid foundations for the local baseball community.
Wide Receivers - s-Wes Welker, New England; s-Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh; A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Brandon Marshall, Miami.
The official NFL awards will be handed out during Super Bowl week. The offbeat ones are being handed out now.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling wide receiver Braylon Edwards was released by the San Francisco 49ers following surgery on his right knee earlier this season that limited him.
HONOLULU (AP) - Austin Davis threw two touchdowns, including a 4-yarder late in the game, and No. 22 Southern Mississippi earned a school-record 12th victory by holding off Nevada 24-17 in the Hawaii Bowl on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Carson Palmer knew that Darrius Heyward-Bey, perhaps the Oakland Raiders' fastest wide receiver, could beat the Kansas City Chiefs defense if he went deep down the field.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was scheduled for an MRI late Saturday after taking a direct hit to his left knee in a 33-26 win over the Washington Redskins.
SEATTLE (AP) - David Akers kicked his way into the NFL record book and moved the San Francisco 49ers closer to a playoff bye.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Victor Cruz set two franchise receiving records, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two touchdowns as the Giants kept their playoff hopes alive by winning the New York-area bragging rights with a 29-14 victory over the Jets on Saturday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots emphasize playing well for 60 minutes every game. On Saturday, 30 was enough - barely.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 20-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are known to bicker like brothers.
The images were of fire and smoke, of wreckage from terrifying, high-speed crashes.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - It's easy to envision Mark Jackson's other life as a pastor.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Paul Westphal glanced around the Sacramento Kings practice facility on the first day of training camp, smiling with his eyes wide open in awe of his surroundings.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A U.S. District Judge in Delaware on Friday dealt a significant blow to the Los Angeles Dodgers' plans to sell the media rights to future games, halting the sales process while he consider an appeal by Fox Sports.
Merry Christmas to all, and I hope Santa leaves whatever you want under the tree.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - After spending most of the first two months of the season as Darren McFadden's backup, Michael Bush seemed to have little chance to reach the 1,000-yard milestone coveted by NFL running backs.
HONOLULU (AP) - As if being 5,500 miles from Hattiesburg and having Waikiki beach as a backyard wasn't enough, Conference USA champion Southern Mississippi had to deal with even more distractions.
This one was close for exactly 47 seconds, and then it got ugly really fast.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds is officially appealing his felony obstruction conviction.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical, a move that would fortify the team's lineup following the departure of Albert Pujols.
Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver is delayed for another year. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade won't be visiting Sacramento anytime soon. Fans in Chicago will only be seeing Kobe Bryant on television this season.
Hawaii has been anything but paradise for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team over the past four-plus decades.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving No. 8 Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas on the way to a 56-24 win Thursday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Carson Palmer didn't stand much of a chance the last time he faced the Kansas City Chiefs.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Vernon Davis has stepped it up for the San Francisco 49ers this season in ways that go beyond the star tight end's typical contributions to the team's passing game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reggie Wayne will always remember Thursday night's catch.
The 2011 Hawaii Bowl edition of sports fodder for a Friday morning
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant did not play in the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason finale against the Clippers on Wednesday night because of a torn ligament in his right wrist, and his status for the season opener on Christmas Day is up in the air.
LAS VEGAS - Godinez Fundamental High School-Santa Ana outscored Carson 12-5 in the final quarter to grab a 38-35 win in a consolation game at the Las Vegas Shootout Wednesday afternoon.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Justin Smith might be the NFL's biggest superstar nobody knows.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - When Aaron Rodgers needs to rekindle the feelings that drove his rise from a junior college quarterback to Super Bowl MVP, he doesn't have to look too far.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A former Golden State Warriors employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against star guard Monta Ellis on Wednesday, alleging Ellis sent her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Darrius Heyward-Bey has been the target of criticism ever since the Oakland Raiders surprisingly drafted him seventh overall in 2009 ahead of more accomplished receivers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas wasn't the send-off No. 8 Boise State originally imagined for Kellen Moore, college football's winningest quarterback.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Robert Griffin III played football for years simply because he was good at it.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - About two dozen fans gathered briefly outside Joe Paterno's home Wednesday night to wish the former Penn State coach a happy 85th birthday and sing a Christmas carol.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Casey Pachall highlighted a record-setting game with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Skye Dawson with 4:26 left to lift No. 16 TCU to a 31-24 victory against Louisiana Tech in the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's 2011 season will be remembered for challenging Les Miles' crisis-management skills over and over again.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Florida International coach Mario Cristobal expected special teams would be the deciding factor in his team's final game of the season. Turns out it was a key factor in a tough defeat.
LAS VEGAS - Carson High's woes started before the team left for its annual trip to the Las Vegas Shootout, and continued through the first game Tuesday night.
Nevada District 1 Little League is hosting a Little League Road Show and coaching clinic Jan. 21 at the Carson Nugget.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Tribune is reporting that reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Chicago Bulls worth approximately $94 million.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' chances of ending an eight-year playoff drought have come down to this: They must win their final two games, and then hope.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A year ago, John Elway agreed to another comeback with his beloved Denver Broncos shortly after the ouster of Josh McDaniels, whom many felt had doomed the franchise to mediocrity for years to come.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - First, Jim Harbaugh campaigned to bring Alex Smith back for another season in San Francisco. Now, he's pushing for his quarterback to make the Pro Bowl.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Poinsettia Bowl between No. 16 TCU and Louisiana Tech isn't merely a matchup of teams happy to be in a postseason game.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow has accepted the job as Hawaii's new head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.
TAMPA, Fla (AP) - Tony Romo was nearly flawless in getting the Dallas Cowboys back on track in the NFC East.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack took yet another step on its long and winding road to maturity.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Tyler Tettleton's late heroics helped Ohio erase decades of misery in the postseason.
Carson's Nico Garcia wrestled his way to a fourth-place finish at the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
There is a movement going on aimed at taking down the BCS, and all I can say is it's about time.
Even if they aren't considered the NFL's best team, the Ravens qualify as the most balanced. They can move the ball on the ground and through the air. They're formidable against the run and the pass.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Dion Waiters scored a career-high 22 points to help No. 1 Syracuse beat North Carolina State 88-72 on Saturday.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The price tag for Mat Latos was daunting. The Cincinnati Reds were willing to pay it.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Nearly all NFL coaches and players have some sort of ritual they go through before games, whether it's wearing the same clothes, listening to the same music or eating the same meal.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Even with linebacker James Harrison suspended from the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers defense, the San Francisco 49ers offensive line has no reason to celebrate.
NEW YORK (AP) - New Orleans safety Roman Harper has been fined a total of $22,500 by the NFL for two infractions during the Saints game against the Tennessee Titans.
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - Kobe Bryant's wife, who stood by her husband when he was charged with sexual assault in 2003, filed for divorce on Friday from the Los Angeles Lakers star, citing irreconcilable differences after a decade of marriage.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Tim Flanders rushed for 287 yards on 26 carries and Sam Houston State advanced to its first national championship game with a 31-28 win over Montana in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinal on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eight years of being investigated for steroid allegations ended for home run king Barry Bonds on Friday with a 30-day sentence to be served at home. No more - and maybe less.
BANGKOK (AP) - Lee Westwood followed his career-best 12-under 60 with a 64 on Friday to take a commanding 11-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Thailand Golf Championship.
RENO - As far as Malik Story is concerned, there is just one way to get Northern Nevada to come back to Lawlor Events Center this winter.
Racing is not the only form of automotive enjoyment for participants and onlookers.
ATLANTA (AP) - As badly as Atlanta's John Abraham dominated Jacksonville's offense, rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert blamed himself.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway's "limitless" racing surface was singled out Thursday as a significant factor in a "perfect storm" of conditions that led to the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - NaVorro Bowman is no longer just San Francisco's other inside linebacker, or the inexperienced young guy. When teamed with Patrick Willis, he gives the 49ers one of the most feared tandems at the position in the NFL.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Spending three weeks on the sideline watching his Minnesota Vikings appears to be about all Adrian Peterson can take.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Attention, Cowboys critics: Rob Ryan wants you to know the defensive meltdowns at the end of the last two games are entirely his fault.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dozens of extra police officers will be on hand to help motorists navigate restricted streets and city buses will offer free rides to help visitors and workers as an expected 100,000 fans descend on downtown Indianapolis for Super Bowl week.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Almost from the moment he took over in Oakland, coach Hue Jackson vowed to fix the Raiders' perpetually leaky run defense and curb their propensity for penalties.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof are growing increasingly optimistic that the city will approve an acceptable financing plan for a new arena by the March 1 deadline to keep the franchise from relocating.
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) - A 56-year-old New York prison inmate says former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine began molesting him more than 40 years ago and continued to have sexual contact with him into adulthood.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two prized Penn State recruits have already backed away from their verbal commitments and will go elsewhere, due to the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal hanging over the football program and the uncertainty over the Nittany Lions' next head coach.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Proponents of a college football playoff are launching a new national campaign aimed at taking down the BCS.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - With a Friday deadline looming, the NCAA signaled it would give Penn State more time to respond to its inquiry over the university's handling of child sex abuse accusations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Liberty has brought in Turner Gill as its new football coach and the school also has hired a firm to help it study the feasibility of moving up to the Bowl Subdivision.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox want Jason Varitek back.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for Fox Sports are appealing a bankruptcy judge's order approving a process for the Los Angeles Dodgers to sell media rights to future games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins welcomed Josh Willingham to the team on Thursday, a move that had many bracing for a wave goodbye to Michael Cuddyer.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time - to the Clippers, not the Lakers.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Deep-threat receiver Denarius Moore returned to practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday after missing the previous three games with an injured right foot, providing a needed boost to a struggling offense.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Shahid Khan was 16 when he moved from Pakistan to the United States to attend the University of Illinois.
NEW YORK (AP) - With NFL games enjoying seemingly invincible ratings while most everything else on TV goes down, down, down, the league's traditional broadcast partners embraced a deal that sends their rights fees up, up, up.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Ndamukong Suh is back with the Detroit Lions. And he's not interested in rehashing the past.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno State has hired Texas A&M interim coach Tim DeRuyter to replace the fired Pat Hill as head coach.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Todd Graham left Pittsburgh's fans and administration bitter that he bolted after just one year.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina told the NCAA it agrees that major violations took place in its football program and will eliminate six football scholarships over the next three years as part of several self-imposed penalties.
Carson High tuned up for this weekend's Reno Tournament of Champions with two easy dual-meet victories Wednesday night at Morse Burley Gym.
NEW YORK - LSU's Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne became the first cornerback teammates to lock down spots on the AP All-America team.
RENO - When asked a few weeks back how his right leg and foot were feeling, Zack Madonick looked down at the leg and foot in question, flashed a grin, looked up and announced, "I'm good. I'm here. I'm standing."
RENO - For the second time in 10 days, Carson High gave Damonte Ranch all it could handle.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants agreed to a $1.05 million, one-year contract with infielder Mike Fontenot, keeping him over second baseman Jeff Keppinger.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald now is No. 1 in the eyes of PGA Tour players.
Carson Middle School's seventh-grade boys basketball team capped off a perfect 19-0 season by winning the Tah-Neva Championship during the weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jim Mora figures he can only fill his knowledge gaps about college football through hard work and repetition.
NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's new labor contract includes more video replay, the chance for a longer All-Star break and a small, but likely welcome perk for players: the chance to get a private room instead of a roommate during spring training.
While the New Orleans Hornets try to trade Chris Paul, Dwight Howard wants to be moved, too.
NEW YORK - National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a banned substance and is appealing to avoid a 50-game suspension, according to people familiar with the case.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Christian Watford hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Indiana a 73-72 victory over top-ranked Kentucky on Saturday night.
The first step sometimes is the biggest for NFL teams: making the playoffs.
MINDEN - After two weeks of play, Carson High basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia has seen some good and bad things about his inexperienced basketball squad.
Ever since Gorman's 78-22 decimation of Reed in the state finals on Dec. 3, talk has again heated up about making Gorman become an independent in football.
MINDEN - In a game that the Douglas boys' basketball team led by as many as 23, the Tigers claimed a 65-52 win over Faith Lutheran Saturday afternoon at the 12th annual Carson Valley Classic.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Top-ranked Luke Donald is on the verge of becoming the first golfer to win the European and American money titles, shooting a 6-under 66 Saturday in the third round at the Dubai World Championship to trail leader Alvaro Quiros by four strokes.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Towers sees an opportunity for the Arizona Diamondbacks to defend their division title, and he isn't about to sit still.
There are just two more weeks until Christmas, and it's time to start thinking about what to get the racer or race fan in your life.
DAYTON - Dayton High posted two easy victories to go 2-0 on the first day of the Sutro Classic on Friday.
The Douglas boys' basketball team started the first and second halves strong and rode a balanced scoring effort to a 67-37 win over rival Carson High in Minden Friday night.
VIRGINIA CITY - Dayton High's girls' basketball team split two games at the Comstock Classic on Friday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The coalition group "Let's Go Oakland" is making a last-ditch effort to keep the Oakland Athletics from leaving the East Bay - apparently fearing the NBA's Golden State Warriors and NFL's Oakland Raiders could follow without suitable venues.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The NFL's No. 1 rushing defense enters the final quarter of the season with a few significant streaks that have been key this year to the San Francisco 49ers' success.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jerricho Cotchery watched Ben Roethlisberger limp into the locker room in the middle of the second quarter on Thursday night against Cleveland, the Pittsburgh quarterback's left foot swollen and his face awash in a painful grimace and figured Roethlisberger was done.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour has been fined $30,000 by the NFL for throwing a punch during a 34-14 road loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA teams went back to work Friday, which for Chris Paul meant going back to New Orleans.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger laid on the Heinz Field turf, convinced his left leg was broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers huddled around their franchise quarterback, concerned their promising season was in jeopardy.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon has won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's most outstanding receiver for the second straight year.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Charlie Weis' first try at being a college head coach ended in disaster, the longtime NFL assistant unable to live up to the lofty expectations at Notre Dame.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama's Trent Richardson has won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It has been LSU's year in college football, and it was the Tigers' night at the 21st annual College Football Awards.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Stanford's Andrew Luck has won the Maxwell Award as the college football player of the year.
NEW YORK (AP) - A better NBA is coming, Commissioner David Stern insisted Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA's decision to reject a proposed trade involving All-Star guard Chris Paul set the stage for an awkward opening to training camps on Friday in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Houston.
DALLAS (AP) - C.J. Wilson strolled through the hotel lobby, posed for a picture with two babies and waved to a few Texas Rangers fans.
DALLAS (AP) - Albert Pujols could have been a wealthy Cardinal for life, planning for the day his statue would be erected outside Busch Stadium next to those of Stan Musial, Bob Gibson and the other St. Louis greats.
The 2011 Sutro Classic Invitational starts today with games scheduled for Dayton Intermediate and Dayton High School.
MORRO BAY, Calif. - Carson High's girls basketball team fell to 0-3 after dropping a 59-34 decision to Arroyo Grande in the first round of the Morro Bay Invitational Wednesday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hines Ward doesn't see dominating the Cleveland Browns as simply a part of his job, but a civic duty.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed Wednesday after new child sex abuse charges were filed against him based on the claims of new two accusers, including one who says he screamed in vain for help while Sandusky attacked him in a basement bedroom.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Top-ranked Luke Donald will be encouraged by the memory of his father while making a run at history this weekend.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A young team last season, Nevada took a while to get into its road groove, losing its first 10 games away from Reno.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - No sugarcoating from Mike Shanahan, not when he's been let down like this.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders began another week of practice Wednesday without three of their most dynamic playmakers on offense.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Brian Jennings turned to social media to share the story of how he shaved off his right eyebrow during the bye week before taking a razor to the other side for the sake of staying balanced.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry woke up Wednesday morning to a flurry of text messages from friends and family back home wondering about the trade talk surrounding the Golden State Warriors point guard.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players have agreed to additional drug testing, adding offseason screening for performance-enhancing drugs only.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A person close to Joe Paterno's family has told The Associated Press the former Penn State football coach is undergoing treatments and progressing after being diagnosed last month with lung cancer.
HOUSTON (AP) - Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly wishes his exceptional season would have translated into success for his team.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Big dreams and a little luck can go a long way in golf, though this much should be clear about the 160 players who finished Q-school, and the 27 players who walked away with a full-time job on the PGA Tour:
MINDEN - The Douglas girls' basketball team came up on the short end of more than a couple narrow losses last season.
Carson High boys basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia freely admitted that Tuesday's home game against Reed was one that he fully expected to win.
DALLAS (AP) - Walking across the hotel lobby, New York Mets manager Terry Collins smiled.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State likely won't provide the NCAA all the answers it wants by a Dec. 16 deadline for its inquiry into whether the school broke rules with its handling of the scandal that cost Joe Paterno his job.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Texas had a lead and a chance to bury Robert Griffin's Heisman Trophy chances. Everything came undone in a flurry of turnovers by the quarterback who had been the Longhorns' hero just a week ago.'
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise State safety Cedric Febis hesitated just for a moment when he was asked if Boise State is good enough to deserve a spot in the BCS.
ATLANTA (AP) - The "Honey Badger" doesn't care when his team struggles.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - This time, Wisconsin got the stop it needed against Michigan State - and a big break to wrap up its second straight Big Ten crown.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Virginia Tech running back David Wilson didn't play like himself and that meant the fifth-ranked Hokies weren't nearly the team they'd been much of the season.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Mike Gundy didn't feel comfortable campaigning for No. 3 Oklahoma State to play for the national title until his Cowboys had at least won a conference crown.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freshman Anthony Davis blocked John Henson's shot in the final seconds and Doron Lamb scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half as No. 1 Kentucky held on to beat No. 5 North Carolina 73-72 on Saturday, extending the Wildcats' home winning streak to 39 games.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Tiger Woods lost his three-shot margin with every shot that looked good until the wind decided otherwise. He lost his lead Saturday in the Chevron World Challenge because of something that was really out of his control.
The basketball situation in the 4A is a complete mess, and I hope it's something that is reviewed and changed for the 2012-2013 season.
RENO - Brandon Marshall stood just off the field at Mackay Stadium with his family and waited for his name to be called on Senior Day.
Carson High's wrestling team took third place at the Capitol City dual-meet tournament Saturday at Çarson Middle School.
Carlos Mendeguia, Carson High's first-year head basketball coach, likes what he sees from his inexperienced squad after the first week of the season.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland coach Hue Jackson said he is disturbed by the allegations against the Raiders' Rolando McClain but hasn't ruled the second-year linebacker out for Sunday's game in Miami.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Donovan McNabb is a free agent after the 13-year veteran was unclaimed by the waiver deadline Friday afternoon.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore is closing in on San Francisco's rushing record. He's hoping it will be one small part of a big celebration for the 49ers on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's appeal of his two-game suspension has been denied by the NFL.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City will host Orlando before Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers visit Golden State on Christmas night, running the NBA's planned opening-day schedule to five games.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The coalition group "Stand for San Jose," which is opposed to the Oakland Athletics moving to the South Bay and is supported by the Giants, filed a lawsuit Friday against the City of San Jose claiming the failure to perform a proper environmental review of land committed to the A's.
DETROIT (AP) - All Ohio needed was one big play on offense - anything that could help the Bobcats hold off Northern Illinois and win their first Mid-American Conference title in more than four decades.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - LaMichael James ran for 219 yards and three touchdowns and No. 8 Oregon beat UCLA 49-31 in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game Friday night for the Ducks' third straight conference title and a berth in the Rose Bowl.
The Nevada Wolf Pack football team's seniors do not plan on walking out of Mackay Stadium a loser in their final game at the stadium up on north Virginia Street.
The 2011 racing season officially came to a close last night with the NASCAR Sprint Cup awards banquet in Las Vegas.
Carson High's season-opening win over South Tahoe certainly didn't earn many style points, and first-year coach Carlos Mendeguia expected as much Thursday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - Marshawn Lynch loves the prime-time stage, even if he's rarely given such a spotlight.
Sierra Lutheran senior Nathanael Williams has experienced "failure" before.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players have authorized the return of the players' association, with more than 300 submitting the necessary signatures to a third-party accounting group.