MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade's night began with a hug for his mom. It ended with an embrace from LeBron James.
Idaho State junior Mike Arnold, a Carson High graduate, has advanced to the next round of the pole vault in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship with his third-place finish in the first round at Eugene, Oregon last weekend.
PARIS (AP) - Hopping around between points to psych herself up. Swinging away at nothing but air while awaiting an opponent's serve. Screaming with abandon at almost any time during a match.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Jack Nicklaus is always looking for ways to improve Muirfield Village, and this year brings the biggest alterations in the last five years.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Jack Nicklaus doesn't want Tiger Woods to break his record of 18 major championships.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Skip Schumaker's infield RBI hit capped a three-run eighth inning, taking tough-luck Chris Carpenter off the hook in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn said Tuesday that he's doing well seven months after revealing he has cancer in a salivary gland.
In a profession that provides little in the way of job security, Jim Tressel was about as comfortable as a college football coach could get.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A day after coach Jim Tressel's forced resignation for lying about Ohio State players receiving improper benefits, the focus has shifted to the investigation of star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his succession of used cars.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - While Ryan Palmer is doing everything his caddie tells him, Sergio Garcia is playing just fine without a practice round at the Byron Nelson Championship.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - An animal rights group bought NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound on Friday and plans to turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs.
DALLAS (AP) - The NFL and the Dallas Cowboys have asked a federal court judge to dismiss the class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Super Bowl ticket holders who wound up with no seats for the game.
DALLAS (AP) - Back in the NBA finals, back to trying to beat the Miami Heat.
It's Memorial Day weekend, a day when we honor our fallen warriors, military men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and our way of life.
PARIS - If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.
BOSTON (AP) - Vezina Trophy finalist Tim Thomas stopped every shot and gave the Boston Bruins a chance for the biggest prize of all - the Stanley Cup.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants catcher Buster Posey says it's "highly likely" he will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left leg and ankle in a collision at home plate.
Carson High School wrapped up its spring season Thursday afternoon with the annual 7-on-7 passing scrimmage.
CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined to win a championship. Well, now they have their shot.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the lockout to some unhappy Tennessee Titans fans and said that the league does not have a "drop dead date" to end the impasse.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover announced his retirement Thursday, ending a career that spanned two decades in the National Football League.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL hasn't wavered in this message to its locked-out players: Get out of the courts and come back to the bargaining table.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria stood at the center of the visiting clubhouse, holding a Marlins cap in his hand and flashing a smile behind his sunglasses.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics, starved for runs most of the month, finally got some, with every player notching a hit against the Los Angeles Angels.
DENVER (AP) - A 27-year-old man who fell about 20 feet and struck his head on concrete during the seventh inning of a Colorado Rockies game has been declared dead, authorities said Thursday.
PARIS (AP) - There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - The Boston Bruins thought they excised the specter of last season's postseason collapse when they finished off the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals this year.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - From separated shoulders for Joe Thornton and Ryane Clowe, to broken pinkies, sprained ankles, wrenched knees and broken noses, the injury report for the San Jose Sharks is extensive after their quest for the Stanley Cup ended in the Western Conference final for the second straight year.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Luke Donald shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take the lead in the suspended first round of the BMW PGA Championship, leaving him eight stroke ahead of No. 1 Lee Westwood in their battle for the top spot in the world ranking.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - About the last person anyone expected to see atop the leaderboard at the Senior PGA Championship was Japan's Kiyoshi Murota.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - When the par putt dropped for Jeff Overton on the second hole early in the Byron Nelson Championship, things suddenly seemed to be going in the right direction for him again.
When it came time for Carson High's softball team to score runs, it was veteran Moriah Lane and newcomer Jen Purcell who often stepped up with clutch hits.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ex-North Valleys star Scott Cousins scored the winning run in a brutal collision with catcher Buster Posey at home in the 12th inning, and the Florida Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Wednesday night after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Torii Hunter and Alberto Callaspo hit back-to-back homers, Ervin Santana allowed one run in six solid innings, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Wednesday night for their fourth win in six games.
DALLAS (AP) - After all the incredible shots Dirk Nowitzki has hit this postseason, it was his vintage stuff - a straightaway 3-pointer and a pair of free throws - that put the Dallas Mavericks back in the NBA finals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NCAA has rejected Southern California's appeal to reduce the sanctions imposed last year on its storied football program, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Having been a part of a horrible loss and a glorious victory at Valhalla Golf Club, Kenny Perry figures he's just about due for another emotional extreme.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice, resilient goalie Dwayne Roloson weathered a hat trick by Boston's David Krejci, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement in principle with former Cleveland coach Mike Brown to succeed Phil Jackson, the team said Wednesday.
PARIS - Even if Novak Djokovic is tennis' man of the moment, there's a long, long way to go before he'd approach most of Roger Federer's many accomplishments.
MINNEAPOLIS - NFL coaches are teaming up with the players in their legal fight to end the owner-imposed lockout.
The 18th annual Reno Knights Memorial Day Tournament gets under way with full slate of games.
Six Carson High baseball players were named to the all-Northern 4A baseball squad.
RENO - The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association is gearing up for yet another realignment.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Kevin Bieksa scored 10:18 into the second overtime and the Vancouver Canucks advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 17 years with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus hit two homers and drove in four runs, Guillermo Moscoso pitched six scoreless innings to win his first major league start, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ricky Nolasco pitched scoreless ball into the ninth inning and the Florida Marlins quieted the streaking San Francisco Giants with a 5-1 victory Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade was ailing, so LeBron James and Chris Bosh more than picked up the slack.
PARIS (AP) - It's newsworthy enough when anyone manages to win a set against Rafael Nadal at any stage of the French Open - let alone two sets in the first round.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Veteran reliever Brian Fuentes did not back down from the comments he made about manager Bob Geren's lack of communication with him about his late-inning role with the Oakland Athletics following Monday night's loss to the Angels.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd were told Tuesday to stay home and relax. The day after leading the Mavericks to one of their greatest comeback victories, and the day before they could earn another chance at their first NBA title, they deserved some time to lounge around and let it all soak in.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA players' association filed an unfair labor charge against the league Tuesday with the National Labor Relations Board, a move it hopes could block a lockout it feels owners want.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The hiring of Jerry West as an adviser and a member of the Golden State Warriors' executive board has been described as adding another voice to the room for a franchise looking to reverse a run of ineptitude.
BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - Richard Seymour led 33 of his Oakland teammates through workouts Tuesday in suburban Atlanta - nearly 2,500 miles from the Raiders' headquarters in Alameda, Calif.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts star quarterback Peyton Manning had neck surgery Monday in Chicago to repair a disk problem.
The Carson Aces, a 13-year-old Babe Ruth, topped Walker River 11-8 in the championship game on May 22.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Toms went from a playoff loss at The Players Championships to a 62-62 start at the Colonial and then a Sunday rally to win for the first time in six years.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods says h I' e'll be ready to go for the U.S. Open.
PHOENIX (AP) - Politicians who received letters from the Fiesta Bowl requesting that they return tainted campaign contributions are responding, and none appear too happy to be tarred with the same brush as the bowl's ousted CEO.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium has received a surprise visit at the hospital from San Francisco reliever Jeremy Affeldt.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Shackleford was sweating profusely, bucking and kicking until six crewmen finally shoved him into the No. 5 gate at the Preakness.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mike Smith has joined Simon Gagne in hurting the Boston Bruins during the postseason.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Alex Tagliani broke up the monopoly in the top-heavy IndyCar series and became the first Canadian to earn the pole for the Indianapolis 500.
LAS VEGAS - Dayton High's Kathie Arias completed her three-peat by winning her third straight discus title at the NIAA 3A State Track & Field Championships Saturday at Del Sol High School.
Being a huge San Francisco Giants fan, I'm ecstatic with how they are currently playing despite key injuries to Pablo Sandoval and Mark DeRosa.
The Douglas and Carson High swim teams concluded their seasons Saturday afternoon at the NIAA 4A State Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter said doctors discovered four "very small" brain tumors after he had an MRI on Friday in Florida.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - The race was billed as a throwback to the Wild West, and track officials practically promised scores would be settled in the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched a three-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants beat the cross-bay rival Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees backup outfielder Chris Dickerson has been cleared to play, three days after he was hit in the head by a fastball that left him with a concussion.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL players who sued the league for alleged antitrust violations liken the league to a "cartel" in their latest court filing, again urging an appeals court to lift the lockout.
GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) - Angela Stanford birdied four of the final five holes to beat Paula Creamer 2-up Saturday and set up an all-America semifinal with Cristie Kerr in the Sybase Match Play Championship.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Charlie Wi began the third round at Colonial just hoping to cut into playing partner David Toms' big lead. Wi certainly never expected to be leading at the end of the day.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game's superstars, and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
LAS VEGAS - Carson freshman Alex Drozdoff finished seventh in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 54.90 seconds at the 4A state track meet in Las Vegas on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Ross hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rebounded from the Dodgers' three-run rally in the eighth for an 8-5 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Kathie Arias will have just a few things on her mind when she competes at the NIAA 3A State Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Daniel Sedin scored his second power-play goal of the game, and Chris Higgins and Mason Raymond added man-advantage goals in the third period for the Vancouver Canucks, who routed the San Jose Sharks 7-3 on Wednesday night and took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Trevor Plouffe hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning for his season-high third RBI, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - With no minicamps, offseason workouts or other football activities during the NFL lockout, every member of the Oakland Raiders organization is now part of the ticket staff.
GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) - After 17 months on the job, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan is well past the clueless stage.
For his golf, Tiger Woods is about to fall out of the top 10 in the world for the first time in 14 years. For his star power, he still ranks ahead of any other athlete.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Gio Gonzalez pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Oakland Athletics emerged from a rain-soaked start to hammer the Los Angeles Angels 14-0 Tuesday night.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers won the draft lottery Tuesday night and earned the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, one year after losing LeBron James.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The NBA's lead negotiator in contract talks with the players has a sense the sides understand each other and a full-court press is under way to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.
BOSTON (AP) - Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists and the Boston Bruins fed off the energy of the recently promoted rookie to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 and tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each on Tuesday night.
RENO - Sean Burroughs had five hits-including a triple and three doubles-to lead the first-place Reno Aces past Iowa, 11-5, Tuesday at Aces Ballpark.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - San Jose captain Joe Thornton tried to get the Western Conference finals off to a raucous start when he asked gritty Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler to drop the gloves right off the opening faceoff.
The California Sports Car Club is presenting the third annual Open Wheel Festival at Buttonwillow Raceway Saturday and Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) - Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists and the Boston Bruins fed off the energy of the recently promoted rookie to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 and tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins and perhaps the most popular player in the team's 51-year history, died Tuesday after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell is going straight to the fans to deliver the NFL's message on the league's labor impasse.
NEW YORK (AP) - Delay of game might turn into delay of season for the NFL.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up another round of court-ordered mediation Tuesday without any signs of a new agreement and the clock ticking on the 2011 season.
DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez's two-run single off Javier Lopez capped a four-run eighth-inning rally and the Colorado Rockies surged back into first place in the NL West with a 5-3 win Tuesday over the San Francisco Giants.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Braden will not pitch again this season.
RENO - Carson High's Garrett Gingell shot a 5-over-par 77 in blustery conditions Tuesday at the NIAA 4A State Golf Championship at Hidden Valley Country Club.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - France will host its first Ryder Cup after being awarded the 2018 tournament, beating out sentimental favorite Spain as the popular choice following the death of Seve Ballesteros.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Four days after Tiger Woods declared himself unfit to play more than nine holes at The Players Championship, he said he expected to be at the U.S. Open next month.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tournaments on three continents this week could go a long way toward deciding who gets in the U.S. Open. The top 50 in the world ranking published Monday are exempt from qualifying.
DENVER - Carlos Gonzalez capped a five-run sixth-inning outburst with a three-run homer off an unusually wild Tim Lincecum and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
It's time for my yearly rant at the high school track coaches in Northern Nevada. These guys need to wake up and smell the coffee.
RENO - Despite some putting issues on the front side, Carson High's Garrett Gingell shot a first-round 79 at the NIAA 4A State Golf Championships Monday at Hidden Valley Country Club.
The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team is headed to the postseason.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Players spent more time in the clubhouse than on the golf course Saturday at The Players Championship, a rain-shortened day that left enough time for some high entertainment.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus put in a tough workout in the weight room after a good day at the plate. He's not going to rest now that he has 1,000 career hits to his record.
CHICAGO (AP) - It wasn't exactly how Ryan Vogelsong envisioned his first career shutout. Nine innings or six, he'll take it.
The Douglas girls' swim team came up just six points shy of a regional team title Saturday afternoon at the Carson Aquatic Facility.
Members of the Western Nevada baseball team were scattered in and around the third-base dugout, most sitting in stunned silence. Some cried and some were able to hold back tears.
On a field where Gabe Pongasi and Trey Jensen have spent so much time competing together, it was only fitting that their final effort ended with a celebration on Saturday.
FERNLEY - Dayton High will send 17 athletes - 13 girls and four boys - to next weekend's NIAA 3A State Track & Field Championships at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
BOSTON - The swift-skating Tampa Bay Lightning wasted little time taking control of the Eastern Conference finals.
DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson stopped at a media scrum and snapped a photo of Bobby Allison.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp was caught trying to score the tying run on a straight steal of home in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox held off the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Friday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Within days of one another, two unrelated and very expensive scandals have finally wound down at Kansas State and Kansas.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Vancouver Canucks know exactly what San Jose just went through, and they expect to face an even better Sharks squad as a result.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With his ball nestled near a tree on the par-4 fifth at TPC Sawgrass, Mark Wilson decided to turn around and hit a left-handed chip shot.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick recently had a surgical procedure on his lower left leg that the San Francisco 49ers believe will have no impact on the second-round pick's rookie season.
SALT LAKE CITY - Despite another strong showing on the mound by Cassie Vondrak, Western Nevada dropped a 2-1 decision to Snow College Friday at the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament.
The drought is over for WNC first baseman Sean Potkay.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is trying to decompress by spending time with family, visiting children his foundation works with and generally avoiding thoughts of his future with the New Orleans Hornets.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph is doing everything he can to keep the Memphis Grizzlies' memorable playoff run going as long as possible.
CHICAGO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is still looking for his first win.
SALT LAKE CITY - Despite a solid performance in the circle by former Carson pitcher Cassie Vondrak, Western Nevada College's softball team lost to in-state rival College of Southern Nevada, 4-1, in the opening round of the Scenic West Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon.
The Big 12 will have a new look in men's basketball next season and not just because Nebraska and Colorado are leaving.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Morale Entertainment Foundation says ESPN will televise the Carrier Classic game between Michigan State and North Carolina on the deck of an aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay on Veterans Day.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve a seven-year, $16.6 million contract for new men's basketball coach Lon Kruger.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas, a junior college transfer and onetime Tennessee starter, was found dead on the second floor balcony of a home in Fernandina Beach, Fla., after attending a party, according to police.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seeking more clout in their fight with the NFL, locked-out players asked a federal judge Thursday to make $4 billion in disputed broadcast revenue off limits to the league and to award them at least $707 million in damages, too.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke looked for one clear trait to shine above all others when evaluating players ahead of the NFL draft: Versatility.
DALLAS (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs, who spent the past four years in a coma after losing oxygen during a 2007 operation, has died without ever regaining consciousness. He was 54.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - A pair of three-pound, fluorescent green dumbbells ordinarily wouldn't be intimidating for a professional athlete or any guy in the gym, even a sports writer.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - For all the blame Patrick Marleau has shouldered for past postseason failures by San Jose, it was only fitting that his winning goal helped the Sharks avoid their biggest collapse yet.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Arizona manager Kirk Gibson is trying to keep a positive spin on things, even as the Diamondbacks are falling further out of contention in the NL West.
ATLANTA (AP) - Turns out, the Chicago Bulls are more than just a one-man team.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Ben Crane plucked his ball out of the cup at the famed 17th, smiling the whole time, and then heaved it into the gallery.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Phil Mickelson hit a shot onto the green and it rolled into the water. Ben Crane hit a shot over an island and it wound up on dry land. Tiger Woods played the shortest tournament of his career.
RENO - The Carson Senators bid farewell to the 2011 season and seniors Adam Whitt and Colby Blueberg after being eliminated from the Northern 4A baseball playoffs 11-4 by the Galena Grizzlies Thursday afternoon at Galena.
SAN FRANCISCO - Andres Torres spent the better part of the last few weeks watching his teammates celebrating on television.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 19 points, reserve Daequan Cook added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder followed their triple-overtime triumph with a 99-72 blowout of the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night to take their first series lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - With NFL teams unable to sign undrafted players because of the lockout, West Chester receiver Dan DePalma has been looking for almost anyone to throw him passes.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Players Championship has all the ingredients of the fifth biggest tournament in golf.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the cost of a $1 million fine, the Fiesta Bowl will keep its place in the Bowl Championship Series.
RENO - The Douglas baseball team entered Wednesday hoping to keep its season alive against McQueen.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Whether it's been after a heart-stopping win or a crushing loss, San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has always been consistent in his belief that new momentum is created at the start of every game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Armando Galarraga knows baseball can be tough sometimes. But walking the opposing pitcher? That was almost too much to bear.
The Western Nevada College baseball team will be in a comfort zone at the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament.
RENO - Aside from his 1-hitter last summer, Carson High senior Adam Whitt said Wednesday's 4-hit effort against Damonte Ranch truly stands out as one of his best efforts.
It's do or die time for Carson High's track & field performers hopeful of qualifying for this year's 4A state meet.
Arizona coach Sean Miller fueled plenty of speculation over the weekend by listening to an offer to replace Gary Williams at Maryland.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Mike Brey is staying with the Irish, and his reasoning is pretty simple.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents is expected to vote this week on the contract terms of new Sooners basketball coach Lon Kruger.
RENO - It began with a surprise, contained plenty of drama and ended with controversy, but the Douglas baseball team's first-round matchup with Galena in the first round of the Northern 4A Regional Tournament Tuesday afternoon was everything that one would expect from a playoff game.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bulls were looking for someone, anyone, to provide a spark, and it figured that Derrick Rose would.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Mawae believes there will be football in 2011. He just doesn't know when.
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (AP) - The owners of the Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team's future is in the suburbs, announcing a deal with Ramsey County to collaborate on a $1.1 billion retractable-roof football stadium about 10 miles north of their current home at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
DETROIT (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula scored less than two minutes apart in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied again for a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive seventh game after trailing 3-0 in the pulsating second-round series.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods heard a series of shutters from a spectator's camera and stopped his swing at the last minute, knees flexed, club shaft parallel to the ground, holding his pose until he could regain his balance.
PEDRENA, Spain (AP) - Seve Ballesteros' funeral will be held in his hometown on Wednesday, bringing Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and other golf luminaries to the small Spanish fishing village to honor the five-time major winner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undeterred by the slap on the wrist a jury gave Barry Bonds, U.S. investigators are forging ahead in a separate drug-related case against another superstar athlete - Lance Armstrong.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched scoreless ball. Cody Ross provided the late dramatics. The Giants celebrated a victory in thrilling fashion.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brett Anderson had all kinds of trouble in Texas again.
Carson City's Mike Snoddy finished ninth in his tier at the American Poolplayer Association's 9-Ball Shootout at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
SPARKS - Carson High's first baseball playoff game since 2009 was an utter disaster.
DAYTON - The news was good and bad for the Carson High golf team on Tuesday.
DALLAS (AP) - So long, Phil. So long, chances for another Lakers three-peat.
Carson High's girls swim team finished third at Saturday's High Desert Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center.
A late season switch to a new event appears to be paying off for Carson High's Elena Thurman.
Western Nevada capped off its best Scenic West Athletic Conference in school history by sweeping Salt Lake Community College, 4-1 and 5-3, Saturday at John L. Harvey Field.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Fontenot hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to drive in Aaron Rowand and lift San Francisco to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, the Giants' second walkoff win in two nights.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Regan Smith moved in front on a caution nine laps from the end and survived a green-white-checker finish to win the Southern 500 for his first Sprint Cup victory Saturday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Joel Ward scored two goals less than five minutes apart early in the third period and the Nashville Predators stayed alive against the Vancouver Canucks with a 4-3 win on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal series.
Freshman star Terrence Jones is sticking around his old Kentucky home.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players' NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rosie Napravnik ended up making history in the Kentucky Derby.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.
BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals' sixth walkoff win this season.
TORONTO (AP) - With one out to go, Justin Verlander cracked a smile on the mound.
MADRID (AP) - Tributes poured in from across the globe Saturday after five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros died of brain cancer, with players moved to tears by the passing of the dashing Spaniard who transformed European golf and the Ryder Cup.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jonathan Byrd lived up to his surname Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship.
I had an interesting assignment last Wednesday. A friend from bygone racing days, Linda Finch of Shelby's Books in Minden, invited me to interview legendary motorcycle racer Dick Mann
Troy Marks felt the pressure Friday night at Peccole Park.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight announced Friday that he will keep his name in June's NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of eligibility.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams stepped into retirement with a fist pump and tears in his eyes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Lonergan is the new men's basketball coach at George Washington.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Brett Favre says he might become a coach or work as a television analyst in the future, though he has no plans to enter either field anytime soon.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he met privately with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium, and that he hoped a site would be picked soon as the list of possibilities narrowed to two.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Pat Perez found himself in the middle of all the action for the second week in a row. At least this time, everyone wanted to talk to him about his golf.
MADRID (AP) - Golf great Seve Ballesteros has died. He was 54.
Western Nevada entered Friday's doubleheader against Salt Lake Community College eager to prove that losing three straight to the Bruins earlier this seasons was an aberration.
Manny Pacquiao, 32, with a record of 52-3-2 with 38 KOs, takes on veteran Shane Mosley, 39, 46-6 with 39 KOs tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The first step toward the NIAA 4A State Track & Field Championships is today when Carson High hosts the regional trials.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer did not see pitchers like this in the minors.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Say Hey Kid is as popular as ever.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Freddy Sanchez singled home the winning run off Felipe Paulino in the ninth inning, giving the Giants a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on a Friday night when San Francisco celebrated Willie Mays' 80th birthday.
RENO - Bishop Manogue scored seven runs in the first three innings, and then had to withstand a seventh-inning rally by Carson to grab a 9-6 win in the Northern 4A season finale for both teams Friday afternoon.
DALLAS - Just when they were about to make things interesting, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers blew it.
DETROIT - Darren Helm scored with 1:27 left in the third period, lifting Detroit to an elimination-avoiding win over San Jose in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price allowed one unearned run while pitching into the ninth inning, Johnny Damon got his 2,600th career hit and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Thursday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Music blared throughout the Cleveland Indians clubhouse. From one track to the next, a few players belted out lyrics. Some could even be heard in the hallway outside.
ATLANTA (AP) - Martin Prado hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Atlanta beat Milwaukee 2-1 on Thursday night to complete a four-game series sweep.
Marc Gasol already has won more with the Memphis Grizzlies than his big brother, Pau, ever did - at least when it comes to games that matter the most.
DALLAS (AP) - Lakers forward Ron Artest has been suspended from Game 3 of a second-round series against the Mavericks on Friday night for hitting Dallas guard J.J. Barea in the face with a forearm.
The Douglas High softball was in desperate need of a win over McQueen Thursday to keep any hopes of extending its season alive.
MINDEN - The Douglas and Reno High baseball teams have become accustomed to close battles over the years and Thursday afternoon was no different.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ryan Kesler broke a tie with a power-play goal at 7:28 of the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
NEW YORK (AP) - Expected to be an ace, Mike Pelfrey pitched that way against the San Francisco Giants.
Western Nevada College, the SWAC regular-season champion, closes out its outstanding regular season with a four-game series against second-place Salt Lake Community College starting today.
Carson High's 8-7 win over Bishop Manogue Thursday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field certainly wasn't pretty and won't earn the Senators any style points, but that didn't matter to coach Cody Farnworth.
DAYTON - The Dayton Dust Devils won the Lahontan League title by sweeping a doubleheader from Fernley Thursday, 18-8 and 12-1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin played his entire rookie season like a man making up for lost time.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan guard Darius Morris is staying in the NBA draft.
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington coach Steve Sarkisian has announced that sophomore Keith Price will be the Huskies starting quarterback following the conclusion of spring practice.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball believes the Los Angeles Dodgers do not have enough money to make their end of May payroll, a person familiar with the team's finances told The Associated Press.
Brees says Bush can still contribute to Saints Eds: Changes headline.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Tuesday to fast track the NFL's appeal of a judge's order that briefly lifted the lockout.
NEW YORK (AP) - With a boisterous bunch of orange-and-black clad fans in the crowd and weather conditions similar to home, Tim Lincecum knew the formula was right for a special night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus picked a heck of a time for the first two-homer game of his life.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The first time Rory McIlroy recalls watching the Masters on TV was in 1996. And like any other 6-year-old already smitten with the game, he no doubt dreamed of being on that stage himself one day.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson's favorite memory from two years ago at Quail Hollow wasn't how close he came to winning.
LOS ANGELES - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 second-round lead over the two-time defending champions with consecutive road wins.
RENO - Chance Quilling will remember the sixth inning of Wednesday's game at Galena for a long time.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sean Bergenheim scored two goals and Dwayne Roloson stopped 33 shots as the surging Tampa Bay Lightning completed a series sweep of the top-seeded Washington Capitals with a 5-3 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Tuesday to fast track the NFL's appeal of a judge's order that briefly lifted the lockout.
FALLON - In what amounted to a glorified scrimmage, the Carson softball team hooked up with a familiar foe on Wednesday.
Jace Puckett did something no other pitcher has done to Carson High this season - pitch a shutout.
The Twins have won three of four games in the early stages of the Carson City Little League Major Division season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aubrey Huff ended an 0-for-20 slump with a leadoff homer in the 10th inning and San Francisco snapped out of its offensive slumber, beating New York 7-6 on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Francisco Liriano pitched the major leagues' first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in Minnesota's 1-0 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy took it upon himself to get his slumping hitters ready for R.A. Dickey.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brian Fuentes insists he wasn't running out of gas when Athletics manager Bob Geren summoned him from the bullpen for a third straight day.
MIAMI - LeBron James scored 24 of his 35 points in the second half and the Miami Heat used a late 14-0 run to pull away and beat the Boston Celtics 102-91 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.
On a day where a win over a team that had gone winless until the past weekend would have clinched a playoff spot, the Douglas baseball team was left searching for answers.
NEW YORK (AP) - One fourth-round draft pick won't be ready to run until August. Another wasn't ready to talk to his new team because he was in the middle of his graduation ceremony.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are once again feeling the need for speed.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - It sure seems Alex Smith is all but the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback again.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore is considered San Francisco's star running back for the long haul, even if his contract expires after next season.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brett Anderson hadn't had a day like this since high school. The Oakland left-hander's curve ball was flat and his fastball didn't move much.
WASHINGTON (AP) - San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval broke a bone in his right wrist and is expected to miss four to six weeks, adding to the concerns for the struggling World Series champions.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Kyle Busch denied teammate Denny Hamlin a weekend sweep at his home track Saturday night by stretching his final tank of gas 107 laps to win at Richmond International Raceway.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alexis Thompson has a shot at becoming the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Bubba Watson was asked if his experience was an edge over co-leader Webb Simpson entering the final round of the Zurich Classic.
Western Nevada College claimed its third regular-season Scenic West Athletic Conference title by sweeping College of Southern Idaho, 12-2 and 3-2, Saturday afternoon at John L. Harvey Field.
Administrators from all the Northern Nevada 4A schools will meet at Carson High on Monday, and the future of freshman team sports most likely will be one of the topics discussed.
MINDEN - Carson High's boys and girls track teams finished sixth at Friday night's Big George Invitational at Douglas High School.
Carson High used some gutty pitching by Christina Gallegos, clutch hitting by Christa McGahuey and Lisa Yamamoto, and some leaky defense by visiting Douglas en route to a doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon in Sierra League softball action.