OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval has made strides nearly as big as his nickname: Kung Fu Panda.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One by one, they walked down the aisle of Courtroom 10 and took a seat on the witness stand for their public day of reckoning.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - So many people surrounded the first tee that it was hard to see who was playing. The gallery stretched down the entire length of the 461-yard opening hole and wrapped around the back of the green on a sun-baked Sunday at Bay Hill.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento Kings owner Joe Maloof made his first public comment about his franchise's possible relocation to Anaheim on Monday night, criticizing a letter sent between the cities' governments.
The Carson golf team improved more than 30 shots from last week en route to a third- place finish Tuesday at Eagle Valley West Golf Course.
Carson High literally stole a win from North Valleys Tuesday afternoon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pitcher Chad Billingsley and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed Tuesday to a four-year contract worth about $41.3 million that adds $35 million in guaranteed money over the final three seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO - Aubrey Huff walked away from AT&T Park after a thrilling victory parade last fall on a championship high. He was a World Series winner in his first postseason after an 11-year wait to finally get there.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In many ways, Brian Sabean would rather his World Series champion San Francisco Giants opened the season at home. That way the fanfare and frenzy could end right away and the club could turn all its focus to baseball and pick up where it left off last fall.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hideki Matsui figures if he has a good season in his first year with the Oakland Athletics it could provide some strength for his struggling countrymen back home in Japan.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL players are defending their decision to disband the union, saying employers cannot force workers to unionize, and dissolution is "not akin to turning off a light switch."
DALLAS (AP) - Dez Bryant apparently began living the lifestyle of a well-heeled professional athlete long before he became a first-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will get one final opportunity before next month's NFL draft to make a big impression with the Buffalo Bills.
SEATTLE (AP) - For the first time in four seasons, the Washington Huskies are in search of a starting quarterback.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The PGA Tour is contemplating the radical change of handing out only Nationwide Tour cards at Q-school, in part to make sure promising young players are properly prepared for the big leagues.
(AP) - San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson isn't likely to be ready to play by opening day for the World Series champions.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Of course Butler erased a late deficit. Of course the Bulldogs hit a clutch 3-pointer late in overtime. Of course they're going back to the Final Four.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jim Calhoun could scarcely watch when the most improbable postseason run of his coaching life at Connecticut came down to an open 3-point attempt by Arizona's Jamelle Horne.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Calling 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth the new George Mason is the obvious comparison.
PHOENIX - Carlos Gonzalez hit his first home run of the spring and Jason Hammel pitched shutout ball for Colorado.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In an NCAA tournament filled with stunning upsets and unlikely party crashers, the East region has provided an oasis of sanity.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Western Nevada College remained perfect in the Scenic West Athletic Conference with a doubleheader sweep of College of Southern Idaho Saturday afternoon.
FONTANA, Calif. - Kyle Busch had resigned himself to finishing behind Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick, figuring his car didn't have enough to keep up.
FONTANA, Calif. - One breath Carl Edwards says there's no rivalry between him and Kyle Busch, next one he's insinuating payback is still coming for their wreck at Phoenix.
WINNEMUCCA - Dayton High improved to 11-0 after sweeping Elko and Spring Creek in a 3A split doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Martin Laird already had lost a four-shot lead Saturday at Bay Hill, and as his 6-iron on the par-3 17th began to fade weakly toward the pond, he wondered if a two-shot lead would disappear even quicker.
The biggest news thus far of the spring sports season has been the weather which is absolutely playing havoc with teams in the area.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Facing match point on a steamy afternoon, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade.
Be it Red or White, this should be a good summer to play for the Sox.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - For so many years, the word "concussion" was rarely, if ever, uttered around a big league clubhouse.
SEATTLE - Nevada (5-13) sophomore Tom Jameson pitched the Wolf Pack to a 2-1 victory over the University of Washington (4-15) in the first game of a three-game series at Husky Ballpark Friday.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Burgarner is struggling to regain his World Series form.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Brandon Knight did it again.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Bradford Burgess made a layup off an inbounds pass with 7.1 seconds left and Jamie Skeen blocked a shot at the buzzer, giving Virginia Commonwealth a 72-71 victory over Florida State in overtime in a Southwest Region semifinal Friday night.
TWIN FALLS. Idaho - Western Nevada College's baseball team remained perfect in Scenic West Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader of College of Southern Idaho, 3-1 and 6-5, Friday afternoon.
Formula 1 opens its 2011 schedule this weekend at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, Australia, after aborting the scheduled season opener in Bahrain due to political unrest in that country.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Carolina Panthers were awarded three compensatory picks Friday for April's draft after losing Julius Peppers to free agency before last season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel forwarded emails to Terrelle Pryor's mentor that accused the star quarterback of selling memorabilia to a man under federal investigation, the Columbus Dispatch reported Friday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Ramping up for perhaps the biggest game in school history, 12th-seeded Richmond huddled in the tunnel. That's when Kansas players came trotting past and the trouble started.
PHOENIX (AP) - It has been nearly 10 years since the Angels made catcher Jeff Mathis their No. 1 pick in the draft.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The Phillies shut down closer Brad Lidge on Friday with shoulder soreness and say he is likely to begin the season on the disabled list.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds took another hit to their starting rotation on Friday, losing right-hander Homer Bailey because of a shoulder problem.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - San Diego Padres pitcher Mat Latos has a sore right shoulder, putting a potential opening-day start against St. Louis in jeopardy.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Martin Laird loves when he can smash a driver, and that carried him a long way Friday at Bay Hill.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tyson Ross had another stellar outing, Kurt Suzuki and David DeJesus each had three RBIs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-7 Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kemba Walker sliced up San Diego State's defense for 22 points on shots from all angles and distances in the second half of Connecticut's West regional semifinal.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Matt Howard and Butler are starting to make this look a little bit easier.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Derrick Williams carried Arizona in the first half, keeping the Wildcats in the game against Duke. His teammates returned the favor in the final 20 minutes with an offensive barrage that stunned the defending national champions.
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' trial was a lot like high school chemistry and biology class Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Brown scored two power-play goals and connected again in the fifth round of the shootout, giving the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over San Jose on Thursday night and snapping the Sharks' four-game winning streak.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Spencer Levin is atop the leaderboard after the opening round for the third time this year, so that's nothing new. It was his score Thursday afternoon at Bay Hill that surprised him and everyone else.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn hopes to go through spring practice with a returning starter at quarterback one of these days.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - A University of Iowa investigative committee said Wednesday the school should scrap an intense workout that left 13 football players hospitalized, conceding that whatever triggered their injuries remains a mystery.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - So far in this NCAA tournament, the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks are riding an easy-looking path toward the Final Four.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - For just the second time in his five-year tenure, Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy will not receive a contract extension.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Florida State has all the pieces to be a second-weekend darling in the NCAA tournament: a double-digit seed, a star player working his way back from foot surgery last month and a 26-year-old big man who served three tours of duty in the Middle East for the Air Force.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Leslie McDonald remembers walking through the center of campus and down the main drag in Chapel Hill, N.C., last year and getting a sickening, uncomfortable feeling.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kentucky prides itself on its history, and rightfully so. The Wildcats have done just about everything there is to do in college basketball.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles' rotation is beginning to take shape, starting at the top with right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - The New York Mets outlined a plan for Carlos Beltran on Thursday that will hopefully have the All-Star outfielder ready for opening day.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt was in good spirits the day after taking a line drive under the right ear while pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays.
INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) - Michelle Wie has been too busy with finals at Stanford to have a problem with the LPGA Tour's light early schedule.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Welcome to the NFL head coaching fraternity, gentlemen. By the way, you can't talk to your players, install new schemes or go after free agents right now.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik is in serious condition in a hospital near his Pennsylvania home.
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - NFL players concluded their annual meetings Thursday while receiving words of support from former players.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Steve Fisher is living for the moment, just like his San Diego State Aztecs.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Coco Crisp and Daric Barton homered off Mike Leake, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Cincinnati Reds 10-8 on Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Owners haven't talked about using replacement players if the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 stretches on, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday, and the league might not keep its last contract offer on the table if bargaining doesn't resume soon.
SAN FRANCISCO - With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The PGA Tour is considering a change to the end of its season in which players who don't make the FedEx Cup playoffs would compete for their cards in a series of tournaments against top Nationwide Tour players.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Bubba Watson was moved when he heard about the earthquake and tsunami that caused so much destruction in Japan, and he began thinking about a contribution to the relief efforts, just as he did with Haiti earthquake.
The 18th annual Gourmand golf tournament is scheduled to take place on May 1 at Eagle Valley Golf Course.
DAYTON - Kenzie Cole was her usual brilliant self in the circle, but Yerington right-hander Katie Nicholas got a little better support and the win.
SPARKS - Tim Epker drilled a homer to center with no outs in the bottom of the seventh to snap a 5-all tie and give Spanish Springs a 6-5 win over Carson Tuesday afternoon in a Northern 4A baseball game.
For the second straight game, Carson High's offense was slow to get on track, and this time the Senators paid the price.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jon Jones signed a lot of autographs in the days leading up to his light heavyweight title fight at UFC 128.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Fiesta Bowl officials are bracing for what could be a scathing report from an internal investigation of the event's financial and political dealings, some of which may have skirted, or even broken, state and federal law.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Howard made one free throw with 0.8 seconds left to cap a wild final sequence, and Butler added another amazing victory to its list of NCAA tournament upsets, eliminating top-seeded Pittsburgh 71-70 Saturday.
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - So this is what the NFL and players are reduced to: Both sides are writing letters and issuing statements to and about each other, disputing "facts" and seeking to frame the back-and-forth about the sport's first work stoppage since 1987.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick enjoyed a rebirth on the football field last season after his career was almost washed away by a 23-month prison sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting ring.
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Former NFL wide receiver Drew Hill, a two-time Pro Bowler who was a key part of the Houston Oilers' famed "Run and Shoot" offense of the 1980s, died at an Atlanta hospital late Friday after suffering two massive strokes, according to his agent.
HENDERSON - Western Nevada College moved into sole possession of first place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference with a doubleheader sweep of College of Southern Nevada Saturday afternoon.
LOVELOCK - Kenzie Cole pitched a 1-hitter and struck out 18, and helped herself with a homer and two RBIs to lead Dayton to an 8-1 win in the opening game of Saturday's doublehader against Lovelock.
Whitney Nash has been a fixture on the Carson High basketball and golf teams the past four years.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) - Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic outlasted Roger Federer 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to stay undefeated this season and reach the BNP Paribas Open final while knocking the Swiss star from the No. 2 spot in the world on Saturday.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Justin Rose knew he was playing better than his score through the first 27 holes of the Transitions Championship. It wasn't long before he was proven correct.
PHOENIX (AP) - Angela Stanford plays for keeps no matter the stakes.
When Barry Bonds walked into the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Dec. 4, 2003, his career total stood at 658 home runs, baseball had yet to institute drug testing with penalties and the Giants were nearly a half-century removed from their last World Series title.
PHOENIX (AP) - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen thinks Jake Peavy is on track to start the season in the big leagues.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - After another strong spring outing, Barry Zito appears to be ready for the start of the season.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Carl Edwards had every reason to believe he had one of the best cars at Bristol Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Kyle Busch continued his march through NASCAR's record books with yet another victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack women's basketball team is all smiles right now.
CLEVELAND - George Mason has another fantastic March story to tell.
ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 43 points, including 23 in a dominant third quarter, and the Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-85 on Friday night.
LAS VEGAS - Western Nevada College swept rival College of Southern Nevada Friday afternoon to improve to 10-0 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.
SPARKS - It was a day that should have been spent inside, but Carson, Reed and Spanish Springs braved the elements for a three-way track meet at Reed.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - All of a sudden, the Chicago White Sox lineup broke loose.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kemp tripled and drove in a run and Andre Ethier added an RBI double to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Sergio Garcia is not thinking about winning, which is becoming tougher to do with each bogey-free round at the Transitions Championship.
Yes, it really was this season that Villanova was rolling and thinking about a Big East title. The Wildcats hit No. 5 in the poll. They were 16-1. They knocked off tournament-bound teams.
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - NFL players and their leadership tried to make a few things perfectly clear Friday:
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Scot Shields retired Friday after a 10-year career with the Los Angeles Angels spent mostly as the primary setup man during the team's period of dominance in the AL West.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - After the opening week of 2010 spring training, Mark McGwire has been out of the headlines. Pretty much out of sight, too, except for batting practice.
For fans who prefer racing as a contact sport, this weekend you get your wish: NASCAR at Bristol!
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Roush Fenway Racing continued its strong qualifying runs Friday by sweeping the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Former New York manager Joe Torre has been invited to Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Six head coaches, several general managers and a Hall of Fame passer turned front-office executive joined scouts from each of the 32 NFL teams to watch former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert as he worked out with a chance to be the No. 1 selection in April's draft.
The Douglas softball team came up on the wrong end of a pitcher's duel Thursday afternoon, falling 2-1 to Reno in Minden.
DENVER - Demonte Harper made a 3-pointer from the top of the circle with 4.2 seconds left Thursday to lead 13th-seeded Morehead State to the first upset of the NCAA tournament, a 62-61 victory over No. 4 Louisville in the Southwest regional.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno State coach Steve Cleveland is stepping down after six seasons to take a job in the athletic department.
RENO - For five innings, Carson High's five-game win streak was in serious jeopardy.
RENO - Carson High rolled to an early 7-2 lead and then had to hold off a late rally by North Valleys to win 14-9 in a Northern 4A crossover softball game Thursday afternoon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Now that the NCAA has finalized its ruling that five Ohio State football players who took improper benefits are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel says he wants the same punishment.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Niklas Backstrom seemed to stop almost every shot San Jose sent his way. Fortunately for the Sharks, a couple of pucks that hit off Backstrom's teammates found their way into the net.
Sports fodder for a Friday morning ..
PHOENIX (AP) - Conor Jackson finally got some good results out of one of those good swings he's been taking.
NEW YORK (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote NFL players Thursday, outlining the league's last proposal to the union and cautioning that "each passing day puts our game and our shared economics further at risk."
NEW YORK (AP) - Toney Douglas tied a franchise record by making nine of the New York Knicks' franchise-record 20 3-pointers, scoring 29 points in a 120-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Paul Casey changed his schedule leading up the Masters, and it's starting to look like a good move.
MIAMI (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder frustrated Miami's offense all night on the way to a 96-85 win over the Heat on Wednesday night.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A freshman lawmaker suggested Wednesday that a fellow Texas House member stood to benefit financially by proposing legislation that would allow fired Texas Tech coach Mike Leach to sue the state, before apologizing hours later.
DAYTON, Ohio - Shot by shot, Melvin Johnson III played up to his penmanship.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - With most of its team coming back from last year's NCAA regional finals run, Kansas State built up big expectations in the Little Apple.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Jeff Allen scored 19 points to help Virginia Tech overcome the sting of not making the NCAA tournament with a 79-54 win over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dallas Clark is keeping busy during the NFL lockout.
The NFL will be more aggressive in suspending players next season for illegal hits, and also could make changes to instant replay and kickoffs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chad Ochocinco will try to play a different kind of football during the NFL lockout.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants president and CEO John Mara remains optimistic that there will be an NFL season in 2011. But, to keep Giants fans at ease, he said on Wednesday that season ticketholders won't have to make payments until the lockout ends.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL asked a federal judge Wednesday to deny the players' union bid to release details in a $4 billion TV revenue dispute, saying information should be kept confidential because it is commercially sensitive.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - That extra month of work at the end of last season helped Tim Lincecum stay in shape and keep his work ethic intact through a shorter winter - and it's already showing.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't expect labor talks to resume until after a U.S. District Court judge rules on the players' injunction to stop the lockout.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vikings linebacker Ben Leber is fluent in zone dog blitzes and cover 2 dropbacks.
SEATTLE (AP) - On Feb. 6, just after Washington wrapped up a miserable week with a third straight loss, Isaiah Thomas signed off from Twitter saying he wasn't jumping back into social media until March 12, the day of the Pac-10 Conference tournament final.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Sidney Lowe resigned Tuesday as coach at North Carolina State, ending a frustrating five-year run in which he failed to lead the Wolfpack to the NCAA tournament.
It was cold and windy at Ron McNutt Field Tuesday afternoon, but Carson High's baseball team was sizzling hot.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Injured Duke point guard Kyrie Irving could return for the Blue Devils' NCAA tournament opener, coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday night.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno State athletic director Thomas Boeh has been meeting with coach Steve Cleveland in recent days about the future of the men's basketball program.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Tony Mitchell, Charvez Davis and Trevor Releford all scored 12 points to lead Alabama to a 68-44 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Part of Ryo Ishikawa wishes he could fly home to Japan to see his family and find ways to help a country devastated by an earthquake and tsunami and now facing concerns over a nuclear meltdown.
Henry Loos, Hannah Anderson, Julian Alvarado and AnnJi Hodorowicz regional free throw titles at last weekend's Knights of Columbus Championships held at Bishop Manogue High School.
DAYTON, Ohio - Jerai Grant scored a career-best 22 points and fast-starting Clemson built a double-figure lead and never backed off in beating Alabama-Birmingham 70-52 on Tuesday night in an NCAA tournament "First Four" game at the University of Dayton Arena.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had a setback after a good spring start.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - If spring training is any indicator, Alex Gordon may be headed for that breakout season Kansas City has been waiting on since drafting him second overall in 2005.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics' bullpen had a good day Tuesday - despite the final score.
MINDEN - Just because the Fallon baseball team was realigned into the 3A classification this year doesn't mean it can't stake a claim to being one of the top teams in Northern Nevada.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Sean Foley had a peaceful Tuesday morning on the PGA Tour. No more than a half-dozen people paid attention as he walked a practice round with a client who was coming off a strong finish that was sorely needed.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - The European Tour has a new policy in its regulations this year that forbids a player or a caddie to place a bet on any golf tournament in which they are participating.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 26 points, and the Chicago Bulls ran away with their 13th win in 15 games, all but grabbing a share of the Eastern Conference lead with an easy 118-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The New York Rangers are finally starting to take advantage of opportunities to move up in the Eastern Conference.
WASHINGTON (AP) - All along, the NFL said it was certain the union would dissolve itself and players would head to court for antitrust lawsuits.
After an exciting start, two of NASCAR's top divisions are idle this weekend. T
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Kasey Kahne earned himself a NASCAR victory and to him, that's more important than a few days off.
RENO - Gary Powers likes where his Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team is headed right now.
Carson High's track opened its season by finishing second in both the boys and girls in a four-way meet with Douglas, North Valleys and Damonte Ranch.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants put together a late surge to win the NL West, storm through the playoffs and capture the World Series title last year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Carson High's softball team wrapped up its appearance at the Sacramento Tournament of Champions by splitting its final two games to finish with a 3-2 record.
RENO - It was a nonleague game, one that wouldn't count in the league standings. Yet the game against Reno was one that Carson had looked forward to since the Mike Bearman Memorial Invitational started.
PRICE, Utah - Western Nevada College upped its Scenic West Athletic Conference record to 8-0 with a doubleheader sweep of Eastern Utah Saturday afternoon.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Dustin Johnson didn't start the season the way he wanted, not with only one decent chance at winning.
RENO - The final report card for the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball starters for the 2010-11 season . . .
INDIANAPOLIS - Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 1 Ohio State boosted its bid for the NCAA tournament's top overall seed with a 68-61 victory over rival Michigan in the Big Ten semifinals Saturday.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Dustin Johnson hit his stride and found his swagger Saturday on the back nine of the Blue Monster at Doral to emerge with a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Cadillac Championship.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An increased expansion of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium will help satisfy a higher demand for seats and allow for future growth as the school enters the Big Ten conference, athletic department officials said Friday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The NCAA threw out more than 30 Arkansas State victories in football and basketball from the 2005-07 seasons Friday, saying the school used ineligible players.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jared Sullinger had 20 points and 18 rebounds as No. 1 Ohio State barely avoided a stunning upset, beating Northwestern 67-61 in overtime Friday in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - La'Shard Anderson and Ryan Watkins scored 16 points each, and Boise State dominated the second half to rout New Mexico State 81-63 Friday night and reach the Western Athletic Conference championship game.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Utah State was harassed into one missed shot after another and allowed a supposedly overmatched team to hang around until the end, even giving them one final shot at the upset.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Hollywood spotlight that shines on the Pac-10 tournament must bring out the showtime in Isaiah Thomas and his fellow Washington Huskies, who are one game away from another championship.
PRICE, Utah - Western Nevada College, powered by the bat of Sean Potkay and pitching performances by Andrew Woeck and Brandon Jackson, swept Eastern Utah in a Scenic West Conference doubleheader Friday afternoon.
RENO - Carson High notched two wins at the Mike Bearman Tournament Friday afternoon, and the Senators accomplished that feat two different ways.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country's most popular sport in limbo Friday by breaking off labor negotiations hours before their contract expired. The union decertified; the league imposed a lockout.
Boston pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka tried to get in touch with his grandmother. Oakland slugger Hideki Matsui prayed for the victims. Mets reliever Ryota Igarashi stayed up all night to see the devastation.
The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team is finally on a winning streak.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Emmanuel Burris drove in two runs in the first inning with a double, and Travis Ishikawa and Brandon Belt each added run-scoring singles to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper will remain on the big league roster, at least for now.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - The only thing Hunter Mahan liked about the end of his round was his name atop the leaderboard at Doral.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Nick Price matched the lowest round in Champions Tour history, eagling two of final four holes Friday for a career-best 11-under 60 in the Toshiba Classic.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The latest allegations of belligerent behavior by Miguel Cabrera won't change his status with the Detroit Tigers, general manager Dave Dombrowski said Thursday.
MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh scored 24 points, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers 94-88 on Thursday night, clinching a playoff spot.
MINDEN - The Douglas High baseball team was all business in its season-opener Thursday afternoon, dismantling Truckee 14-2.
LAS VEGAS - Troy Gillenwater had 18 points, Gordo Castillo added 14 while hitting all 10 of his free throws and New Mexico State grinded out a 66-60 win over Nevada in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rhetoric rose while the clock ticked down in the NFL's labor talks Thursday, with the league and players' union trading back-and-forth barbs a day before the twice-extended collective bargaining agreement expires.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Television towers toppled and the monster scoreboard at Doral came crashing down when 50 mph gusts blew through the Blue Monster. Hunter Mahan then delivered some excitement of his own.
RENO - For a team that has only had a few outside practice days because of inclimate weather, Carson High looked pretty good in its season-opening game Thursday afternoon.
The goal is the same every year for Carson High's golf team - qualify for the zone tournament as a team.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Cory Schneider made 44 saves and stopped all three San Jose attempts in the shootout and Alexandre Burrows scored in the second round of the tiebreaker in the Vancouver Canucks' wild 5-4 victory over the Sharks on Thursday night.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Even in spring training, Madison Bumgarner wanted to get even.
PHOENIX (AP) - Chris Getz has been waiting all spring to put last year's slump behind him. Getting two hits Thursday helped get him on the right path.
NEW YORK (AP) - No. 17 St. John's, despite not making a field goal over the final 4 minutes, got some of its Madison Square Garden magic back Wednesday with a wild 65-63 victory over Rutgers in the second round of the Big East tournament.
MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP) - Carmelo Anthony made a 19-footer with less than a second left as the New York Knicks withstood a late Memphis rally and beat the Grizzlies 110-108 on Wednesday night.
TAMPA, Fla (AP) - Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 42nd goal, Martin St. Louis had the shootout winner and the slumping Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a season-high four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is hitting some of his best shots when no one is watching.
Carson High had the youngest baseball team in the Sierra League last year with five and sometimes six sophomore starters.
RENO (AP) - The state Board of Regents is scheduled to consider a two-year contract extension for Nevada football coach Chris Ault this week that would push his base pay above the $500,000 mark for the first time in 2013 but still rank below the conference average.
LAS VEGAS - Malik Story had a career-high 34 points and hit all six of his 3-point attempts, helping Nevada beat Fresno State 90-80 in the first round of the WAC tournament on Wednesday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose finally got its sputtering power play going, but it took an overtime goal from one of its fastest and most reliable players to get the Sharks back on track.
SEATTLE (AP) - Klay Thompson is back, Venoy Overton is out and no one is quite sure if Reggie Moore or Justin Holiday will play.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - After four years in retirement, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is looking to get back into the NFL.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton waited more than four hours while his Auburn teammates went through their drills at pro day.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel received an e-mail last April telling him that two of his players were caught up in a federal drug-trafficking case and the sale of memorabilia, breaking NCAA rules.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Carlos Beltran's progress is being hindered by his knees again - this time it's the left knee that will keep him off the field four or five days.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Mariners left-hander Jason Vargas found a way to quiet the Giants in his spring debut.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL Players Association retained an international investment bank to help it decide whether the league's offer to reveal more financial information during negotiations will be enough to satisfy the union's call for full disclosure.
PHOENIX (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke is likely to begin the season on the disabled list because of a fractured right rib he injured while playing pickup basketball in the offseason.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy has said nothing wrong.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team cannot afford to lose another game this season.
A year ago, Carson High's softball team finished one win shy of making the NIAA 4A state tournament.
Western Nevada College baseball coach D. J. Whittemore has so much faith in Kevin Taylor that he has no qualms about giving his left-handed slugger the green light on a 3-0 pitch.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Matt Kenseth was confused when he learned Brian Vickers blamed him for last week's wreck at Phoenix. After watching a replay of the 14-car accident, he wasn't any clearer on what Vickers was upset about.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mark Martin knew he had to save gas to have any chance of winning the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Those optimistic about the NFL's labor talks with the players' union will point to the sides' decision to push back the bargaining deadline by a week and think, as Commissioner Roger Goodell put it:
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Troy Gillenwater scored 21 points to lead New Mexico State to a 77-68 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Marcus Morris and Thomas Robinson had double-doubles and No. 2 Kansas wrapped up its seventh straight Big 12 championship by holding on for a 70-66 win over No. 22 Missouri on Saturday.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The United States is one victory from a showdown with Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
RICHFIELD, Utah - Western Nevada College's softball team paid the price for two bad innings on Saturday en route to being swept by Snow College in a Scenic West Conference doubleheader.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The idea all along was for Zab Judah to wait patiently for the eighth round, conserving his energy for a late run at another world title.
RENO - Brian Barnett, Brock Stassi and Nick Melino are taking the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team's losing streak personally.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team right now is a thoroughbred race horse that keeps stumbling out of the starting gate.
As a sportswriter, one of the biggest joys I get is when an athlete I've covered in high school or college goes on to bigger and better things.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The financially troubled United Football League hopes it can fill the void on television this fall if all or part of the 2011 NFL season is canceled.
PHOENIX (AP) - Brett Anderson showed the Athletics what he can do as a starter.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - After making consecutive birdies, Honda Classic leader Rory Sabbatini stood in the rough along the sixth fairway, complaining to a PGA Tour official about a delay in play and wondering what had become of the group just ahead of him.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili scored 20 points, Tony Parker made a surprise return to the starting lineup and the San Antonio Spurs handed the skidding Miami Heat their most lopsided loss of the season, 125-95 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress (PLEK'-sih-koh BUR'-ihs) will get out of prison in June, ending his sentence in a gun case a few months early.
DETROIT (AP) - Kevin Smith wasn't surprised the Detroit Lions chose not to offer him a contract. The running back just hopes the NFL labor deal gets done soon so he can find a new home in the league.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have tendered contracts to tight end Zach Miller and running back Michael Bush to keep the right to match any offers they receive if they become restricted free agents.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Oakland Raider Anthony Wayne Smith appeared in court Friday to face a murder charge in the 2008 beating and shooting death of a man in northern Los Angeles County, authorities said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Carl Edwards said Friday he's over his anger toward Kyle Busch for the accident that wrecked Edwards' car at Phoenix.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Matt Kenseth was all too aware of his lousy qualifying record, and even with a fast car, he figured he'd screw up his Friday lap around Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jeff Suppan is facing a whole new situation, and a couple of outings against one of his former teams have helped his case for a starting job with the San Francisco Giants.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Delighted to be 5-under par at the midway point of the windy Honda Classic, Rory Sabbatini predicted the score would be enough to win the tournament.
RENO - A change in venue did not change the fortunes of the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team on Friday afternoon.
So far, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has been a record-breaker. We saw records for lead changes and cautions and the youngest-ever winner at Daytona.
The one constant in Western Nevada College's 9-9 start has been its pitching.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A new study gave college sports solid grades Thursday in racial and gender hiring practices, although one of the authors noted "troubling" trends regarding conference commissioners and athletic directors.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - School officials have confirmed that Oregon paid about $28,000 to a pair of recruiting services, but claim the payments and services were within NCAA rules.
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 24 points as Nevada held on to defeat Louisiana Tech 73-70 on Thursday night.
If you are tired of being cooped up all day, five area golf courses will be open for play today.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Spencer Levin would have needed a 9-iron to reach the decorative fountains in the lake near the 18th fairway, and yet as he walked toward the green he could feel their mist.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Jack Nicklaus doubts his lead in career Grand Slam titles will last - he figures it's just a matter of time before Tiger Woods' slump ends.
RENO - Stan Stolte isn't so sure he'll know which dugout to go to this weekend when his UNLV Rebels come to Peccole Park for a three-game series starting today.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Once Buster Posey connected, Jorge De La Rosa knew exactly where the ball was going.
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's favorite sport is still in business - for another day.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are letting offensive lineman Robert Gallery leave as a free agent after seven years with the team.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Dany Heatley scored twice and Antti Niemi made 26 saves to lead the San Jose Sharks to their eighth straight victory, 3-1 over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern has talked about having NBA franchises in Europe within a decade for so long that it seems it's been more than 10 years by now.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has ended his relationship with longtime agent Scott Boras.
PHOENIX (AP) - Major league security officials met with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday and delivered their annual spring lecture to the players on the pitfalls of their profession. One of the subjects discussed was the danger of drinking and driving.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy vehemently denied there was any truth to a report that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday morning suggesting left-hander Barry Zito is not assured a spot on the Giants' roster this season.
Serena Williams' absence from tennis could stretch to almost a year after two new health scares - a blood clot in her lungs followed by a hematoma - have added to her injury woes.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jonathan Sanchez threw three solid innings, and Freddy Sanchez got his first two hits of the spring for San Francisco.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Lee Westwood has seen lots of sand this year, and not just in bunkers.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers tendered one-year contracts to three restricted free agents Wednesday: safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Manny Lawson and defensive end Ray McDonald.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he's willing to help create a playoff format to decide a national championship for the top level of college football.
Former Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones will have a pin inserted to repair a stress fracture in his foot on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
PROVO, Utah - Phillip McDonald scored 26 points to lead New Mexico to an 82-64 upset of No. 3 BYU on Wednesday night just two days after the Cougars dismissed leading rebounder Brandon Davies for a violation of the school's honor code.
Carson High's Brian Barnes capped his four-year varsity career by being selected to the All-Sierra League first team.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team is finally getting angry.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' former personal trainer is facing prison and a judge admitted a trove of evidence while the admissibility of still more hangs in the balance after a pivotal hearing in federal court Tuesday, three weeks before the slugger's trial is scheduled to start.