NEW YORK - This is the week hardly anyone expected to actually arrive: deadline time for the NFL and its players' union.
The Idaho Vandals gave the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team a wake-up call on Thursday night.
LAS VEGAS - For nearly three quarters, Virginia City and Pahranagat Valley slugged it out for NIAA 1A supremacy.
RENO - David Carter didn't recognize his own team Saturday night.
SYDNEY (AP) - B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch fought to a majority draw Sunday at UFC 127, the UFC's second major show in Australia.
INDIANAPOLIS - Colts linebacker Gary Brackett promises to be ready for the start of next season - whenever it is.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league's top labor negotiator used this week's annual scouting combine to update owners on the collective bargaining negotiations.
CHICAGO - Family and friends remembered former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson as a generous man whose caring nature belied his reputation as a ferocious hitter on the 1985 Chicago Bears championship team.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Holding the No. 1 overall draft pick and needing help at quarterback to fix the NFL's worst offense, the Carolina Panthers were crushed when Stanford's Andrew Luck decided to stay in school.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kyle Busch became the first driver in a national NASCAR race to win wire-to-wire in nearly eight years.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phoenix International Raceway will undergo a transformation almost as soon as the checkers drop on this weekend's Sprint Cup race, a repaving and reconfiguration project scheduled to be completed before NASCAR returns in the fall.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phoenix International Raceway is filled with bumps and cracks, has patches on top of patches trying to hold it together for one last race.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) - Johnson Wagner moved into contention for his second PGA Tour title, shooting a 6-under 65 on Saturday for a one-stroke lead over Chris Stroud after the third round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
SINGAPORE - Japan's Chie Arimura shot a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke lead over Australia's Karrie Webb after the third round of the HSBC Women's Champions on Saturday.
MARANA, Ariz. - Martin Kaymer is the new No. 1 in golf, this time without much debate.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Joe Torre said when he retired from managing last fall that he still wanted to do "something significant."
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The new, lighter Pablo Sandoval, the refurbished Mark DeRosa and the same old Aubrey Huff were in the groove for the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
SAN DIEGO - Jimmer Fredette scored 25 points and Charles Abouo added 18 as BYU spoiled the biggest game in San Diego State's history and took a one-game lead in the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars won 80-67.
Do you ever play the game "What Might Have Been?" I know I do all the time.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - After taking a potentially costly penalty, Ryane Clowe rallied the San Jose Sharks to a win.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith refuse to reveal anything publicly about where things stand in their labor talks.
CHICAGO(AP) - Out of patience after three straight playoff misses, many Chicago fans were calling for coach Lovie Smith to be fired a year ago.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Much of the buzz at the NFL Combine has surrounded Auburn quarterback Cam Newton's unusual decision to perform the complete battery of workouts this weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is sharing responsibility with the NFL for the Super Bowl seating fiasco at Cowboys Stadium.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - With the possibility of an NFL lockout on the horizon, Stanford Routt was happy to pass up the chance at free agency when the Oakland Raiders made him a big offer to stay off the open market.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - In a year, Mark Ingram went from a Heisman Trophy winner to a man with much to prove.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Andrew Luck has never been one to worry about what could go wrong.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is spending more on assistants than it is on first-year head coach Will Muschamp.
PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki says he is in the best shape of his career, going through a rigorous training regimen.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The hype surrounding Brandon Belt compares to that of Buster Posey two years back.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Youth gave way to power in the Match Play Championship on Friday with J.B. Holmes and Bubba Watson blasting away in the high desert to advance to the quarterfinals at Dove Mountain.
I don't often try my hand at poetry, but I was inspired to pen a modest limerick in honor of the 2011 Daytona 500 winner.
There is no shortage of good golf courses throughout Northern Nevada, and the best according to the National Golf Course Owners Association, just happens to be only a few miles outside Carson City.
LAS VEGAS - Virginia City found itself in a quick 7-0 hole against Beatty in the semifinals of the NIAA 1A State Championships Friday afternoon.
RENO - How did the Nevada Wolf Pack open its most crucial stretch of games of the season on Thursday night?
DAYTON - Rob Turner, who has coached several different sports at Dayton High School in the past 10 years, has been named the school's new football coach.
The Sacramento Kings could be the next NBA franchise on the move.
Big bodies replaced big names on the final day of the NBA's trading season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State quarterback Steven Threet says he's quitting football after suffering four concussions in the past five years, including two last fall.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas coach Mack Brown is keeping his rebuilding project private - for now.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - With millions of people glued to NFL games every fall weekend, the league's broadcast rights are worth billions of dollars - even if the 2011 season is wiped out by the ongoing labor dispute with the players' union.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Harbaugh says he has no regrets about leaving college coaching for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders took big steps Thursday to shore up their defense before a potential lockout next week, placing the franchise tag on linebacker Kamerion Wimbley and agreeing to deals with potential free agent cornerback Stanford Routt and defensive tackle John Henderson.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as many expected would happen all along, labor negotiations between the NFL and the players' union are heading right down to the wire - and possibly beyond.
VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Top draft pick Bryce Harper is to make his spring training debut Monday when the Washington Nationals visit the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie for their spring training opener.
PHOENIX (AP) - Rich Harden is pain-free and ready to resume his spring training regimen. As soon as Oakland's training staff gives him the OK, that is.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Cody Ross scurries through the clubhouse with a purpose, even in the early hours of the morning when many of his teammates are still arriving or grabbing breakfast.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and miss the entire season.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera arrived at spring training Thursday for the first time since he was arrested last week on suspicion of drunken driving and promptly apologized as Major League Baseball said he will undergo treatment set up by doctors administered by management and its players' union.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) - David Toms got off to a good start in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory in more than five years, shooting a 5-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - In a Match Play Championship with a youthful complexion, Rickie Fowler was dressed in matching pink shoes and shirt when he walked onto the driving range and past his opponent, Phil Mickelson, who looked him up and down and smiled.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - The slow road back for Tiger Woods took another detour Wednesday when he followed a clutch birdie with a shocking shot into the desert and lost to Thomas Bjorn in the first round of the Match Play Championship.
Because of the weather, this week's Western Nevada College softball games will be played at Fernley High School instead of Edmonds Field.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Foiled by Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury once already in overtime, San Jose's Patrick Marleau went back to the front of the net to see if he could get another opportunity.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL wants all 50 states and the District of Columbia to pass legislation that could help cut down on concussions suffered by young football players.
RENO - As far as the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team is concerned, the Western Athletic Conference tournament has already begun.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL and the players' union wrapped up a sixth consecutive day of mediated talks Wednesday - and they will meet again Thursday.
Adam Wainright's season might be over and Vincent Padilla could be out for a prolonged stretch. Despite receiving an injection in his knee, Joe Mauer insists he if fine.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The end of Caltech's 310-game conference losing streak spanning 26 years was so big, even school president Jean-Lou Chameau rushed the court to celebrate.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The NCAA says both Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl and former football coach Lane Kiffin committed recruiting violations and failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance of NCAA rules within their programs.
RENO - Adam Carp isn't so sure he'll know what to do in the spotlight.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors urged a judge Tuesday to let them show the jury in Barry Bonds' perjury trial a trove of evidence alleging the slugger mistreated his wife, girlfriends and other people around him.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Knicks were searching for a second superstar when Carmelo Anthony became available.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Derek Jeter laughed off Hank Steinbrenner's assertion that some New York Yankees were "too busy building mansions" after winning the 2009 World Series.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jeff Suppan hopes to win a job on the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker has selected Edinson Volquez as his opening-day starter against the Milwaukee Brewers on March 31.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Andres Torres catches himself as he loses focus and begins to glance all over the room, then apologizes. Even though he can't help it. San Francisco's center fielder deals every day with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Willingham had heard the rumors. After all, it's difficult to keep anything a secret in Washington.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Joe Saunders will start the Arizona Diamondbacks' spring opener against San Francisco on Friday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have released tight end Jeremy Shockey.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federally mediated negotiations between the NFL and the players' union have stretched 35 hours over five consecutive days - and they aren't done.
DENVER (AP) - Champ Bailey fantasized about being wined and dined as the prize of the 2011 free agent class. He dreamed about jetting across the country to be wooed and wowed.
DENVER (AP) - For one night, the Denver Nuggets didn't need Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups or any of their new acquisitions.
The Reno Aces, the Triple-A farm team of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will make single-game tickets available online, over the phone and at the Aces Ballpark box office starting at 10 a.m. March 19.
The Las Vegas Sandpipers, one of the largest swim programs in the state, ran away with the team title at the state championships that concluded Monday at the Carson Aquatic Center.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods is the talk of the Match Play Championship again.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Ian Poulter certainly felt like the defending champion at the Match Play Championship. He is featured prominently on the cover of the program. His name and picture is on banners along with other World Golf Championship winners. There even was a Facebook promotion in which fans picked his outfits for the week.
DETROIT (AP) - Joe Thornton scored his 300th career goal, Devin Setoguchi had two and the San Jose Sharks held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Tuesday night.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Justine Siegal became the first woman to pitch batting practice in a major league spring training camp when she threw to the Cleveland Indians on Monday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) - Trevor Bayne finally made a mistake. Fortunately for him, it didn't happen until he missed the turn pulling into Victory Lane at the Daytona 500.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant brought his NBA finals focus to the All-Star game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant needed only a quick survey of the All-Star rosters for the names to jump out at him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Pierce is glad to be back home for the All-Star game, even though the Boston Celtics star is hearing some boos.
For a few brief moments, everything the Douglas boys' basketball team had been working toward was within reach.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Markieff Morris had 26 points and 15 rebounds and No. 1 Kansas bounced back from a lopsided loss to Kansas State with an 89-63 victory over Colorado.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -The fans will stand in silence, three fingers raised toward the sky, on the third lap of the Daytona 500 in honor of the late Dale Earnhardt.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and members of their negotiating teams participated in a second consecutive six-hour session with a federal mediator Saturday, trying to spur progress less than two weeks before the league's labor deal expires.
CHICAGO (AP) - Former Bears safety Dave Duerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to The Chicago Tribune, and the co-director of a medical school program told The Associated Press on Saturday night that his family has agreed to donate his brain for research.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ollie Matson, a Hall of Fame running back who was once traded for nine players during his 14-year NFL career and won two medals at the 1952 Olympics, has died. He was 80.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aaron Baddeley played 22 holes Saturday in just about every kind of weather, and it hardly mattered. He hit just about every shot where he was aiming and wound up with a one-shot lead in the Northern Trust Open.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart has mastered how to win at Daytona International Speedway on Saturdays.
SPARKS - Carson High's Nico Garcia and Cole McCarthy capped impressive seasons by earning medals at the NIAA 4A State Wrestling Championships Saturday at Spanish Springs.
The two biggest teams in the state - the Sandpipers of Nevada and Boulder City-Henderson are running 1-2 after Friday's competition of the Nevada State Swimming Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin leaped over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk to the accompaniment of a gospel choir, winning the slam dunk contest in iconic style before his hometown fans on All-Star Saturday.
High school wrestling made the national news this week when an Iowa boy forfeited his opening-round state match because it was against his religious beliefs to wrestle a girl.
FALLON - Western Nevada College's softball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of Colorado Northwestern Saturday at North Main Ballpark.
If Michael Young has to play for the Texas Rangers instead of being traded as he requested, he'll make the best of it.
PHOENIX (AP) - Hideki Matsui stood in his sparkling new white No. 55 Athletics jersey offering quite a contrast to the dark skies and pouring rain around him.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum drew quite the crowd the moment he stepped onto the mound and began firing warmup fastballs to Rookie of the Year catcher Buster Posey.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA and its players' association finally sat down again and are planning to get together more frequently.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carmelo Anthony just wants it over, without saying where he hopes it will end.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When John Wall turned the Rookie Challenge into a personal playmaking clinic, his former Kentucky teammate and his fellow No. 1 pick eagerly soaked up everything he had to give.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Miguel Tejada got an immediate glimpse of the hype surrounding his new team when a camera crew filmed the shortstop just sitting at his locker preparing to go outside and hit.
VIERA, Fla. (AP) - At 39, Ivan Rodriguez remains a starting major league catcher.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - David Price isn't content with being one of the best pitchers in the American League.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - The Orange Bowl trophy is displayed inside Stanford's football offices, a powerful, glistening symbol of the rapid resurgence of the program that new coach David Shaw passes every day.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Russ Cochran and Bernhard Langer shot 8-under-par 64s to share the lead after the first round of the ACE Group Classic on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fred Couples does not look like he belongs atop the leaderboard on the PGA Tour.
SPARKS - Carson High's Nico Garcia won both of his matches by pin on Friday to earn a spot in the 160-pound finals at the NIAA 4A State Wrestling Championships at Spanish Springs High School.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team always enjoys being at home. The Pack, though, might enjoy it this week a little more than usual.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith met in front of a federal mediator for about six hours Friday, a bid to jump-start contentious and slow-moving labor negotiations two weeks before owners could lock out players and threaten the 2011 season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Michael Waltrip spent all day exchanging stories about Dale Earnhardt. Some brought a smile to his face. Others brought tears to his eyes.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Someone placed three small white angel figurines at the foot of the Dale Earnhardt statue that stands outside of Daytona International Speedway.
Well, a couple of the Budweiser Shootout stats I wrote about last week are, as they say, "no longer operative."
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 42 points and the Chicago Bulls headed into the All-Star break with an impressive 109-99 victory over the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Three races down during Speedweeks and nobody has any idea what they'll see in the Daytona 500.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Bill Elliott has been racing at Daytona since the 1970s, and he has never seen this level of cooperation among so many different drivers and their spotters.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With dirt under his fingernails, his dad in his pit stall and no sponsors on his car, Brian Keselowski was a long shot to make the Daytona 500.
PHOENIX (AP) - Rich Harden could only chuckle and shake his head good naturedly at his latest predicament.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida, leaving teammates stunned and concerned about the slugging first baseman less than a week into spring training.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mark DeRosa had barely been in the clubhouse for five minutes unpacking his things Thursday morning when Aubrey Huff arrived and the razzing began.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks before a potential lockout, the NFL and its players' union are asking for help in their stalled negotiations.
It's the moment every kid plays out in his driveway growing up.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning could still be raking in the big bucks at age 40.
SPARKS - Four Carson High wrestlers - Nico Garcia, Kyle Sharp. Cole McCarthy and Patrick Craugh - will be looking to end their seasons with strong performances at this weekend's 4A state meet at Spanish Springs High School.
Dayton High's basketball team won several tight games en route to winning the Lahontan League regular-season championship.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Ryane Clowe and Dany Heatley scored third-period goals to help the San Jose Sharks beat Washington 3-2 Thursday night for their 14th win in their last 15 meetings with the Capitals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ten years after Robert Allenby won a six-man playoff at Riviera, he was part of a nine-way tie for the lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Even though the bracket has changed a bit, the way it is filled in by the NCAA tournament selection committee remains the same.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kobe Bryant slipped a black backpack across his shoulders and left Quicken Loans Arena without talking about what had just happened.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Monta Ellis sent the Utah Jazz into the All-Star break with lingering concerns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Barclays wants to take its FedEx Cup playoff event to Bethpage Black in 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Stricker has a new appreciation for the lengths some players go to compete on the PGA Tour.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers placed the non-exclusive franchise tag Tuesday on wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who missed the first 10 games last season in a nasty contract dispute.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders agreed Wednesday with potential free agent defensive tackle Richard Seymour on a two-year, $30 million contract that includes $22.5 million in guaranteed money.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Closer Brian Wilson has an edge to his demeanor and a hedge on his face.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Don Mattingly opened his first spring training camp as a major league manager, saying he wasn't concerned with how his Los Angeles Dodgers wore their hair or what music they played in the clubhouse.
PHOENIX (AP) - Last spring, right-hander Trevor Cahill was worried about whether he would even make the rotation for the Oakland Athletics.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals made Albert Pujols what they said was their best offer.
RENO - Carson High's girls basketball team ended its 2010-11 season the same way it started it - with a loss to the Reno Huskies.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - New 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has been prying around the team's headquarters for the last month, scouring old films, playbooks and anything else he can find on how late Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh first installed the West Coast offense in San Francisco.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Instead of leading the field to the green flag in the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the back of the pack after wrecking his primary race car in practice.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There's a restaurant outside North Carolina Speedway where all the racers used to go for steak and socializing whenever NASCAR was in town.
HONOLULU (AP) - Jeremiah Ostrowski hit a tie-breaking jumper with 21 seconds remaining in overtime and Vander Joaquim finished with a career-high 24 points as Hawaii beat Nevada 69-67 Monday night.
MADRID (AP) - Alberto Contador was cleared of doping Tuesday after Spanish cycling authorities reversed their proposal to ban him for one year. The federation ruled he was not at fault for a positive test at the Tour de France that Contador blamed on contaminated meat.
The top youth swimmers in the state will converge on the Carson Aquatic Center for the annual state meet starting Friday at 2 p.m.
RENO - Nobody has to remind Brian Barnett of his three days of misery in Mesa last May.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The lockers were filled with jerseys, pants, workouts shirts and sweat shirts, socks and belts. Some stalls had cleats lined up at the bottom, others unopened shoe boxes stacked up on the seat. Boxes of bats sat across the top.
ANNISTON, Ala. - Carson High's Naval Junior ROTC squad finished sixth at the 2011 Navy JROTC Service Championship.
RENO - Four Carson High wrestlers punched their tickets to next weekend's state tournament in Sparks with impressive performances at this weekend's NIAA 4A regional finals at Reno High School.
It certainly was nice to see Carson High's boys basketball team gut out Friday's win over Galena and reach a play-in game with Damonte on Monday.
Having already clinched the Lahontan league's No. 1 seed and the home playoff game that goes along with, Dayton was trying to avoid a letdown against Lovelock on Saturday.
Carson and Damonte Ranch are about as evenly matched as two basketball teams can be.
The WNC softball ended its opening weekend with a 9-0, and 8-0 loss at Salt Lake Community College.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Malik Story scored 23 of his career-high 29 points after halftime and Nevada rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat San Jose State 84-76 in overtime on Saturday night.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods is bidding to end his drought in the desert.
MADISON, Wis. - Jordan Taylor scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to rally No. 13 Wisconsin from a 15-point deficit to beat previously unbeaten No. 1 Ohio State 71-67 on Saturday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It was a two-car tango at Daytona International Speedway, where the wild, pack racing was replaced Saturday night by sizzling fast speeds and a strange ending that gave Kurt Busch the win in the Budweiser Shootout.
WASHINGTON- News reports since last fall have said criminal charges against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong could be just around the corner.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The best break for Steve Marino might have come moments after he finished his round Saturday at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, nowhere near where he had just three-putted from 4 feet for a bogey.
The Super Bowl hit a deep freeze, NBA teams got stranded in blizzards, an NHL game was iced by a snowstorm.
Singer Willie Nelson can't wait to get on the road again. Author Jack Kerouac romanticized going out on the open road and introduced 1940s and 50s America to the beat generation.
Tonight the green flag flys for the Budweiser Shootout field of 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup cars.
RENO - Carson High suffered through two big second-half scoring droughts, and paid the price for them.
RENO - The Carson Senators have lived to play at least one more game.
The Carson High wrestling teams finds itself tied for third place after the first day of the Northern 4A Regional wrestling tournament.
Western Nevada's baseball team ended its nine-game road trip on a high note Friday.
Dayton played a strong second half in a 61-45 win over Fernley Friday. The Dust Devils trailed by one at half before turning the game around.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IPFW forward John Peckinpaugh heard the catcalls again last week.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Daniel Gibson slipped an expensive gold chain over his head and touched its dangling diamond-studded medallion.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' perjury trial is fast approaching and the lawyers and judge are still scrambling to set limits and rules for the month-long proceedings scheduled to start March 21.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Steve Marino is too busy soaking in the scenery and atmosphere at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to get worked up over his four-shot lead going into the weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - College football could be taking a few pages right out of the NFL's rule book.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday cut the number of felony charges Barry Bonds faces from 11 to five.
NEW YORK (AP) - A granddaughter of the first president of the Green Bay Packers was among the 400 ticketholders forced out of the stands at the Super Bowl because their seats weren't safe.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - D.A. Points knew it was going to be a great week at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when he found out Bill Murray was his amateur partner.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Enjoying the San Diego sunshine and saying that he's "shooting for greatness," Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton gave the media a glimpse of the workouts he's going through daily as he prepares for the NFL combine and draft.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was right when he said fans "don't care about the details" of contract negotiations.
Spending your summer days indoors may not sound like a lot of fun to some people, but for Carson High junior basketball player Eliza Matley it was pure heaven.
Western Nevada College left baserunners stranded in its final two at-bats and dropped a 3-1 decision to host Central Arizona College in a nonconference baseball game Thursday afternoon.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After 23 seasons, Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan had only one bit of advice for successor Ty Corbin.
BOSTON (AP) - Ray Allen has spent thousands of hours alone in a gym, practicing his shot, and when all of the hard work came to fruition what he wanted most of all was to share the honor.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the second half, and No. 5 Duke rallied from 16 points down to beat No. 20 North Carolina 79-73 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - There they sat, side by side, the baseball coach and his freshman outfielder, adorned in matching black-and-gold warm-up suits.
After a college football season blemished by charges of rule-breaking agents and athletes, legislators from New Jersey to Oregon are looking to make it tougher on those who contact players improperly.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier has transferred to Miami.
MIAMI (AP) - With a shrug and a smile, LeBron James put the NBA on notice.
The end is near for Carson High wrestler Patrick Craugh. After 11-plus years in the sport, he's ready to move on to other things; new challenges.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The numbers don't lie - Ricky Rubio is struggling with his shot.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Dustin Johnson returns to Pebble Beach with conflicting emotions.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Richard Dent looks at the current Chicago Bears and sees a player comparable to him. Not star defensive end Julius Peppers, but Johnny Knox.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Sam Bradford was eager to spend the next few months learning every nuance of the West Coast offense that helped him win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL and players union representatives met for much of the afternoon in Washington to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement.
DALLAS (AP) - Ticket-holding football fans who ended up with no seats or what they considered bad views of the Super Bowl have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - When the call came to the home of Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, his wife Molly assumed it was a joke. Why else would someone insist her husband had won a chance to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods?
SAN FRANCISCO - Pablo Sandoval threw up regularly after running up desert hills in Arizona this winter. He did sprint workouts on the track with Olympic decathlete Dan O'Brien. San Francisco's slimmed-down third baseman even sought the hitting advice of home run king Barry Bonds.
Carson High's ski team pulled off a fourth-place finish at the final Tahoe Ski League race of the season at Diamond Peak on Wednesday.
Fresh off winning its third consecutive Sierra League wrestling championship, Carson High has turned its attention to this weekend's regional meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Reno High School.
CHANDLER, Ariz. - Arizona hasn't been the nicest of places for the Western Nevada College baseball tam.
Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter has donated a kidney to a freshman player who suffers from a disease that can lead to kidney failure.
The Tahoe Mountain Milers and Sagebrush Stompers running clubs are hosting the Fresh Tracks 5k Snowshoe Walk and Race Feb. 27 at Camp Richardson Resort.
RENO - Trying to defend Bishop Manogue's girls basketball team is something you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The way No. 6 San Diego State blitzed Utah early, the only thing in doubt was whether the crowd was going to get curly fries.
RENO - Beating Bishop Manogue was a pipe dream, but Carson High boys basketball coach Bruce Barnes certainly hoped for a better effort from his senior-laden team.
ATLANTA (AP) - Coach Mark Richt suspended tailback Washaun Ealey on Tuesday for failing to follow "the Georgia way."
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer - the two highest-ranked golfers - insist Tiger Woods remains the biggest draw and his return to top form can only be good for the game.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Logan Couture set an NHL record and passed Alex Ovechkin on the same night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has added a second option for the roughly 400 fans who had to give up their seats at the Super Bowl: They can choose to attend any future Super Bowl instead of being limited to the 2012 game.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem would like to see more common sense used in enforcing penalties for rules infractions phoned in by alert fans watching on television but he said on Tuesday that halting their input completely is "not an option."
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - His vocation was civil engineering. His passion was sports and statistics.
A decade ago we would have understood why Jim Mastro would consider leaving the University of Nevada football program for the UCLA Bruins.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, Chris Bosh added 19 points and the Miami Heat rallied from 14 points down to beat the Indiana Pacers 117-112 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Aaron Rodgers at long last casts his own shadow.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Pack is back. NFL football? Well, nobody's quite sure when that's going to return.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Steelers had all the momentum. The Terrible Towels were out in full force around Cowboys Stadium. Rashard Mendenhall took the handoff with every intention of moving Pittsburgh a little closer to completing an improbable comeback.
RENO - The San Jose Spartans proved to be the perfect cure for the Nevada Wolf Pack's Utah State hangover Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS - Western Nevada College managed just four hits in 16 innings en route to a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Pima College, 3-1 and 11-1, Saturday at Sierra Vista High School.
FALLON - The rematch was just as exciting as the original.
LAS VEGAS - Western Nevada College managed just four hits in 16 innings en route to a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Pima College, 3-1 and 11-1, Saturday at Sierra Vista High School.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers have the NBA's record for futility all to themselves.
I've always thought that Nevada was a bit behind when it comes to putting on wrestling tournaments, and Carson coach Tim McCarthy pointed out something to me Friday that only verified my thoughts.
BOSTON (AP) - San Jose captain Joe Thornton wasn't alarmed by the Sharks' season-low shot output.
Matchups for the Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.
DALLAS (AP) - The NFL and its players' union are holding their first formal bargaining session in more than two months.
DALLAS (AP) - Outside linebacker Erik Walden was a bystander during the Green Bay Packers' jog-through practice Saturday, putting his availability for the Super Bowl in doubt.
DALLAS (AP) - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts get the chance next season to do what the Dallas Cowboys failed to do this time. They could become the first team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Maurkice Pouncey's Super Bowl dreams are officially over.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mother Nature messed with Texas - and might not be finished.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - NFL commissioners can't root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl.
DALLAS (AP) - ESPN analyst Desmond Howard said Saturday that former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms threatened him over comments he made about Simms' son.
DALLAS (AP) - Deion Sanders always was Prime Time. Now he's All Time.
DALLAS (AP) - Michael Vick took a most unusual path to The Associated Press 2010 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award he received Saturday night.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Denmark's Thomas Bjorn shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Qatar Masters.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Open will rely more on the world ranking than money list in America and Europe to determine which players will be exempt from qualifying.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Mickelson thrilled the huge crowd on the par-3 16th with a 30-foot birdie putt Saturday and closed within four strokes of leader Tommy Gainey halfway through the frost-delayed Phoenix Open.
MINDEN - Entering Friday night's game at Douglas, the Manogue boys' basketball team had won its first 39 Sierra League games since joining the division in 2008-09.
LAS VEGAS - The No. 19 Western Nevada College baseball team suffered a 4-2 setback to Pima Community College on Friday.
YERINGTON - Destinee Serawop took an inbounds pass with four seconds to go, dribbled up court and hit a three-pointer to send the Dayton girls basketball team into overtime against Yerington Friday night.
It was a game Carson High expected to win and one it needed to win.
When you look at Carson High's current hot streak, you have to give props to soft-spoken Lisa Yamamoto for her inside play.
DALLAS (AP) - Mike McCarthy grew up in Pittsburgh, rooting for the Steelers and helping out in his family's bar. When he was hired as the Packers coach in 2006, general manager Ted Thompson described McCarthy as "Pittsburgh macho" - whatever that means.
A Super Bowl bash can turn anybody into a party animal. Same goes for your pooch - the scent of 6-foot subs, hot dogs and pizza might make 'em a crazy chow hound.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Imagine this scenario: Sunday's Super Bowl goes to overtime, and the team that wins the coin toss gets the ball, drives down the field and makes a field goal.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals needed outfield depth. Jim Edmonds needed a place to extend his career.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte kept putting off a final decision, until his wife told him in late January that it was time.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Free-agent slugger Vladimir Guerrero has agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz (AP) - At the frosty Phoenix Open, it was fitting that a guy called "Tommy Two Gloves" had a share of the lead.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dustin Jeffrey scored the first of three Pittsburgh goals in a second-period span of 3:14 and the Penguins rallied for a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night despite again losing star center Evgeni Malkin to injury.
Car owner Chip Ganassi has had an awesome past 12 months with wins in the 2010 Daytona 500, Indy 500, Brickyard 400, the Indycar championship, and just last weekend a 1-2 finish in the 2011 Rolex 24 hour endurance race.
NEW YORK (AP) - By Sunday night, Ben Roethlisberger could be in rarefied company as a three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - James Harrison feels a little better after two days of venting.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The website devoted to Ted Thompson's ouster from Green Bay doesn't get many hits anymore. Not too much going on there these days, except for this message: "I'm not afraid to admit it. I was wrong. Congrats Ted."
DALLAS (AP) - Derrick Brooks figures Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin won't relish another championship very long if the Steelers beat Green Bay in the Super Bowl.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jeremy Kapinos was sitting at home two months ago, waiting anxiously for another chance at the NFL.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Green Bay Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins was worried about his father after not hearing from him for more than a month.
DALLAS (AP) - Even the Black Eyed Peas are protecting their Super Bowl playbook.
BOSTON (AP) - Patrice Bergeron had two goals and an assist to lift the Boston Bruins to a fight-filled 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Anderson Silva's invincible aura has lost much of its sparkle over the past 10 months. The UFC middleweight champion barely tried during a win in Abu Dhabi last April, and he came within two minutes of losing his belt in August.
When his pitching went south, former South Tahoe High star Max DeLallo decided to go north, as in North Dakota.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz (AP) - Bill Haas, Jason Bohn, Tom Gillis and Champions Tour player Tom Lehman shot 6-under 65s in chilly conditions Thursday to share the lead in the suspended first round of the Phoenix Open.
The first two seasons have been really tough for Western Nevada College's softball program, and this season appears to be just as tough.
DALLAS - Hines Ward - soon to be all of 35 - stroked his whiskers and pondered the suggestion. Yes, he liked being called a mentor.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack's crowd at running back next fall might resemble an American Idol audition.
Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault saw it coming.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - After a sluggish first-half, Utah State turned up its defense against Nevada, holding the Wolf Pack to their lowest output in 10 years.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Rick Jackson had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 17 Syracuse to a 66-58 victory over No. 6 Connecticut on Wednesday night and the Orange avoided the first five-game losing streak in coach Jim Boeheim's 35 seasons.
MINDEN - After being spotted 30 points because of forfeits, there was little question that the Carson High wrestling team was going to sail to a victory over rival Douglas Wednesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers' long losing streak is almost history.
NEW YORK (AP) - Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has sued Washington City Paper over a column he says defamed him and had anti-Semitic references.
DALLAS (AP) - Mike Who? No one asks that anymore.
DALLAS (AP) - Vince Lombardi surely would've loved to have Clay Matthews or Troy Polamalu on those great Packers teams of the 1960s.
DALLAS (AP) - NFL Alumni Association executive director George Martin is hoping this year to finally get increased pension benefits and better long-term health care for former players.
DALLAS (AP) - Bill Belichick is closing in on Don Shula.
LONDON (AP) - NBA great Clyde Drexler can foresee a league franchise being based in London, maybe even within the next decade.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Every so often, Dom Capers pulls out the humongous, handwritten playbook from his first year as a defensive coordinator in the NFL.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Packers cornerback Charles Woodson still thinks about that snowy night in New England when he was with the Oakland Raiders.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't worried that the NFL will turn a cold shoulder to his billion-dollar showplace after the first Super Bowl week in Dallas-Fort Worth arrived with a big chill.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A frigid Super Bowl week in Texas is now turning a little dark, although not at the site of the big game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Titans have received permission to talk with Mike Mularkey, Gregg Williams and Perry Fewell as coaching candidates to replace Jeff Fisher, according to a person familiar with the situation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles City Council members have voted to form a working group to hold discussions with the developers behind a proposed downtown pro football stadium and to order an independent report on the plan's financial details.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A Pittsburgh hospital swaddles its newborns in "Terrible Towels." A Wisconsin man dresses up like a bishop and calls himself "St. Vince," as in Lombardi.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles searched far and wide for a new defensive coordinator. In the end, they found a familiar face right in their own backyard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lou Piniella is staying right in the baseball mix.
Alabama and Auburn were at it again on national signing day.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - American Steve Stricker says the growing strength of the European Tour has convinced him to make his Middle East debut at the Qatar Masters.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The little patch of ice on the sidewalk outside the front entrance at the Phoenix Open was easy to step over. There was no way to miss the frigid temperatures and biting wind.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Marcus Morris scored 18 points to lead No. 2 Kansas over Texas Tech 88-66 on Tuesday night, the Jayhawks' first win in Lubbock since 2003.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jason Smith scored a career-high 20 points in a rare starting role and New Orleans defeated Washington 97-89 on Tuesday night, dropping the Wizards to 0-25 on the road.
SAN JOSE, Calif (AP) - Patrick Marleau provided a fitting ending to a night that began with a pregame ceremony honoring his 1,000th career game last month.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Boston Celtics are unwillingly extending their West Coast trip.
Two big scoring surges and a dominating effort on the glass got the Carson High girls basketball team over the .500 mark in Northern 4A play.
It wasn't a pretty game by any stretch of the imagination, but the Carson High boys won and kept their playoff hopes alive.
RENO - While the Douglas boys' basketball team has enjoyed an extremely successful season, the team has been lacking a decisive road win.
DALLAS (AP) - Tom Brady tore up the NFL with his precision passing and dynamic guidance of the New England Patriots' offense.
A clinic for aspiring track & field officials has been scheduled for Feb. 5 at Carson High School.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack football program currently has 23 verbal commitments for this year's recruiting class, according to Scout.com and ESPN.com.
RENO - Nevada Wolf Pack baseball coach Gary Powers has no problem with Fresno State being named the team to beat in the Western Athletic Conference.
RENO - Nobody has to remind the Nevada Wolf Pack what it would mean to beat the Utah State Aggies.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones showed Tuesday he can still knock the cover off the ball.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are counting on Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon to help them remain competitive in baseball's toughest division.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Willie Mays Aikens, who went from World Series star to federal prison inmate, has returned to baseball.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was accused of assaulting a police officer and faced an NFL investigation Tuesday after he was arrested during a traffic stop in South Los Angeles.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans are staying in-house so far in their search for a new head coach with offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger the second coach to interview for the job.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - No stranger to staging massive sports and concert spectacles, AEG put itself at center stage Tuesday with an elaborate performance aimed at anyone who doubts that the company could - or even should - build a new pro football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger was focused on the tiny screen of his video camera as he walked toward his assigned podium for Super Bowl media day.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said golf doesn't depend solely on TV ratings, although good news never hurts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - One of the more compelling images from Torrey Pines apparently won't be forgotten anytime soon.