New Carson High basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia and his Senator squad aren't entering the 35th annual Capital Classic under ideal circumstances.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has practiced this week with no lingering effects from the concussion-like symptoms that knocked the Heisman Trophy hopeful out of the 19th-ranked Bears' last game.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Mike Leach is bringing his high-powered passing offense - and swashbuckling style - to long-dormant Washington State.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State could have a replacement for fired football coach Joe Paterno by the end of the year.
CHICAGO (AP) - Outfielder David DeJesus and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig do not have to testify at a hearing next week on the team's plan to sell future media rights, a federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) - Players eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. If it didn't bother Bobby Valentine as a baseball lifer, it would certainly offend his sensibilities as a self-proclaimed gourmet chef.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - New Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson can learn from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh when it comes to preparing for a season in short order because of a lockout.
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) - Five weeks after a stunning finish at Disney World, Luke Donald returns to competition at the Nedbank Challenge feeling refreshed and validated at No. 1.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Tiger Woods barely qualified for his own tournament at the Chevron World Challenge, an indication that the last two years have been the worst stretch of his career.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Nick Fairley was drafted to team with Ndamukong Suh as part of a powerful young defensive front in Detroit.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - On most NFL teams, kickers and punters are little more than part-time specialists who are rarely seen, almost never heard and mostly afterthoughts until they make some crucial mistake.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Coming off a deflating performance against the New Orleans Saints, the guys on the New York Giants' defensive line received an unexpected visit.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - David Akers figures he hardly deserves mention in the same breath as Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, someone the kicker grew up watching and admiring from afar in Kentucky.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor gave men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim a vote of confidence Tuesday amid an investigation of child molestation allegations against his former longtime assistant coach.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked about an Ohio State player and almost chuckled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the raw emotion from UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel's firing began to settle in Westwood, the Bruins realized they've still got one or two games to play this season.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - With a week to wait for the program's postseason fate and the announcement of the Heisman Trophy finalists, Stanford's David Shaw is playing more politics than football at the moment.
The early part of the Northern 4A girls' basketball schedule this season isn't kind to Carson High School.
The Dayton girls varsity basketball team took a 5-point lead into the fourth quarter before a hot-shooting Incline team rallied for a 42-39 victory on Tuesday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Braylon Edwards has a nagging knee injury and a bum shoulder. He insists that's the reason his numbers are down in his first season with San Francisco.
NEW YORK (AP) - With hundreds of boxes of food sitting behind them ready to be distributed to Brooklyn families, LeBron James and his famous friends were determined to stay on message.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The pool of young talent in golf has never looked deeper.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - General manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have received contract extensions taking them through the 2013 season with club options for 2014, moves that were expected this winter.
The Boston Red Sox have picked Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and the sides were working to complete a contract, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.
AltF4 and Rattlers are tied for first place in the Mosconi Division of the Carson City chapter of the American Poolplayers Association.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Ndamukong Suh's stomp will cost him two games.
One thing is certain, the 2011-2012 girls' basketball season is starting much too quickly for Carson High coach Todd Ackerman.
Don't be shocked to see Malik Story on late-night television doing infomercials for the new Malik Story L.A. Beach Diet sometime soon.
LAS VEGAS - Chace Stanback had a career-high 28 and added 10 rebounds to help UNLV beat top-ranked North Carolina 90-80 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Alabama got some payback for a brutal loss to its fiercest rival and Michigan snapped an excruciating losing streak to the opponent its fans love to hate.
RENO - Carson High's football season came to a disastrous and disappointing end Saturday afternoon.
RENO - Dylan Sawyers has lined up in a lot of different positions this year, and he added another one to the list on Saturday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Having dispatched the upstart Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, the undefeated Green Bay Packers now can focus on getting healthy during their mini-bye week.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced without pain five days after injuring his neck and spine and suffering a concussion while being tackled by Minnesota linebacker E.J. Henderson.
DETROIT (AP) - For the first season-and-a-half of his young career, Ndamukong Suh could almost brush off talk about his penalties and fines, saying he would keep doing what was needed to help his Detroit Lions.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR fined Kurt Busch $50,000 on Friday for his poor behavior during the Sprint Cup finale last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Malik Story scored 20 points, including two free throws with 6 seconds left, and Nevada held on for a 64-59 victory Saturday over Bradley on the final day of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
Much of my free time is spent watching or listening to ESPN. Probably not a huge surprise to anybody who really knows me.
The final six weeks of the season could be a real treat for the New England Patriots.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Utah State scored on two pass plays in the third quarter and recovered a fourth-quarter fumble to top Nevada 21-17 on Saturday.
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech captured the school's first Western Athletic Conference championship since 2001 with a 44-0 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) - No, the NBA lockout is not over. Not yet, but soon - once owners and players approve the deal that would have NBA games resume on Christmas Day. Here's a look at some of the most prevalent questions about the state of things in the league right now.
NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to end the 149-day lockout and plan to begin the delayed season on Christmas Day.
NEW YORK (AP) - With a Christmas Day tripleheader on everyone's wish list and a tentative labor agreement in place, NBA owners and union officials went back to work Saturday, relaying details of the deal with hopes of cementing it quickly.
HAINAN, China (AP) - Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will head into the final round of the World Cup with a two-stroke lead after a convincing performance for Ireland in the fourballs on Saturday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bob Melvin and Chili Davis have remained close friends since their days as teammates with the San Francisco Giants as young major leaguers.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Charles Abouo scored 22 points and Noah Hartsock added 21 to lead BYU to a 76-55 victory against Nevada in the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Friday night.
The Reno Bighorns newly acquired guard Blake Ahearn had 26 points and 6 assists but the Bighorns dropped their season opener to the Bakersfield Jam, 122-97.
SAN FRANCISCO - So much for that popular Harbaugh family catchphrase, "Who's got it better than us? Nobody!"
Easily erasing early deficits, LSU and Houston remained the only undefeated teams in major college football.
When you play quarterback in Carson High's offense, which is predicated on the run, you are asked to manage the game and not necessarily win games by yourself.
HAINAN, China - Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell shot a 4-under 68 in alternate-shot play Friday for a share of the lead with Australia after the second round of the World Cup.
Wow. That's all I can say after watching Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Big brother got the best of little brother in a unique NFL duel.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa (AP) - A former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys for more than 15 years faces two new claims of child sexual abuse, but both are unfounded, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
ALAMEDA, Calif (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' once-deep wide receiving corps is suddenly razor thin.
COOLUM, Australia (AP) - With more than 230,000 followers on Twitter, a role in the "Golf Boys" hit video and a wardrobe that sets him apart from his peers, Rickie Fowler was missing one key thing until a few weeks ago: victory as a professional.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Despite numerous reports saying he's all but set to become Ohio State's next football coach, Urban Meyer said Wednesday that is not the case.
SAN JOSE, Calif (AP) - Antti Niemi made 34 saves against his former team for his first shutout of the season and Jason Demers broke a scoreless tie late in the second period with his first goal to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
RENO - Chris Ault had a simple message for his Nevada Wolf Pack seniors this week.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack thought it was going to be in for a little pre-Thanksgiving feast with the Longwood Lancers in town Tuesday night at Lawlor Events Center.
Brayan Burgos has probably had Saturday Nov. 26 circled on his calendar at home since last spring.
Carson Middle School's seventh-grade boys basketball won five more games to improve to 11-0 for the season.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A prosecutor frustrated that police won't turn over records about a sexual abuse investigation into Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine now has a subpoena, but the dispute over the material won't be settled this week.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A heart condition that was likely undiagnosed killed the University of Arkansas football player who was found unconscious in his dorm room over the weekend, a coroner said Tuesday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday night to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Braun sat alone on a balcony in his Malibu home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, uneasy about his chances of winning the NL Most valuable Player award.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The text message from David Duval arrived just as the Americans began to seize control for good in the Presidents Cup. The last time it was held at Royal Melbourne, he was the top qualifier for the U.S. team.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson insists his fight with Arizona wide receiver Early Doucet was a one-time transgression and said he addressed his teammates and coaches after Sunday's 23-7 win over the Cardinals regarding the mistake.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For a franchise known for its propensity to commit penalties, the Oakland Raiders are reaching new highs - or maybe it is lows - this season.
SPARKS - All season long, the Douglas Tiger football team established its brand simply on refusing to quit.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 3 Ohio State roared to a big first-half lead to beat North Florida 85-50 on Monday night.
The chant started with less than a minute left in the game, and then picked back up again before coach Blair Roman addressed the team.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass (AP) - The Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski connection kept clicking. The New England Patriots' defense and special teams kept rolling, too.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart and Darian Grubb celebrated in Victory Lane by hugging teammates, spraying champagne and hoisting a championship trophy.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - When the rain came at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and the drivers climbed from their parked cars, a confident Tony Stewart practically strolled down pit road.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is too busy preparing for a short week and cross-country trip to Baltimore to reflect much on his history-making Thanksgiving night matchup with big brother and Ravens coach, John.
NEW YORK (AP) - The executive director of the NBA coaches association called on owners and players Sunday to resume discussions toward ending the lockout.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA says that senior basketball player A.J. Rompza will be eligible next month after being declared ineligible in the preseason as part of an investigation into Central Florida's football and basketball programs.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Rex Ryan's mouth really cost him this time.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a broken thumb on his right throwing hand and will undergo surgery, a major blow for a team contending for a playoff spot in the NFC.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death early Monday and his brother was arrested as a suspect, Dutch police said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit's Justin Verlander became the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to the Cy Young Award he won last week.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart has run his mouth for almost a month trying to rattle Carl Edwards in the race to NASCAR's championship.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders both felt compelled to gamble on veteran quarterbacks at different points this season, hoping each could help them stay competitive in their respective divisions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jonathan Goodwin offers some perspective in the San Francisco 49ers' locker room.
The effort to retain intercollegiate athletics as a valuable part of campus life at Western Nevada College is well under way.
Carlos Mendeguia, Carson's new head basketball coach, was Bruce Barnes' right-hand man for 11 years.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack simply has no explanations for what took place Saturday afternoon at Mackay Stadium.
The cross country coaches need to figure out a new way to decide who makes the all-region teams.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Two perfect teams and a point for Tiger Woods.
The NIAA has postponed both 4A semifinal games and moved the 1A, 2A and 3A state championship games from Damonte Ranch because of the Caughlin Fire in Reno which has caused many residents to evacuate their homes.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland defensive tackle Richard Seymour missed his second straight practice Friday, leaving him questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers aren't putting up big passing stats this season. The one number that does stand out when they throw the ball? The amount of receivers getting involved.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine dismissed as "patently false" allegations that he molested two former ball boys for years, and the university chancellor vowed Friday to "do everything in our power to find the truth."
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Days after losing the job he held for nearly a half century, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Backup running back Jeff Woody scored on a 4-yard run in the second overtime and Iowa State stunned second-ranked Oklahoma State 37-31 on Friday night, derailing the Cowboys' national title hopes.
RENO - Forgive Chris Ault for trying to temper the excitement surrounding Cody Fajardo.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge is set to hear arguments on a request by Fox Sports to delay consideration of the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell media rights to future games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers staked their futures together Friday, finalizing a $160 million, eight-year contract that matches the seventh-highest deal in baseball history.
BOSTON (AP) - Bobby Valentine would "be honored" to talk more with the Boston Red Sox about their vacant managerial position.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Wilson Ramos walked through the home clubhouse at Nationals Park on Friday, a week after being freed from his abductors in Venezuela, he was greeted by Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who pulled in his teammate by the scruff of the neck for a warm embrace.
RENO - James-Michael Johnson and Brandon Marshall go together like silver and blue, like wolf and pack like, well, a left hook and a right uppercut.
Despite some impressive statistics in his three-year varsity career, Carson High's Dylan Sawyers entered the 4A playoffs without a scholarship offer.
Carson High's Dylan Sawyers has been arguably the most dynamic offensive player in Northern Nevada in the last decade.
RENO - As far as the Nevada Wolf Pack is concerned, the men's basketball season started Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) - Tim Tebow's 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left capped a 95-yard drive and sent the Denver Broncos to a 17-13 victory over the stunned New York Jets on Thursday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade is ready to play basketball. Preferably in Miami.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's trustees have hired a large Pittsburgh-based law firm to represent them in relation to the child sex abuse scandal for which three current and former university employees face criminal charges.
HOUSTON (AP) - Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for violating the terms of his probation for a drug conviction.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore showed up in the San Francisco 49ers' locker room Thursday wearing a blue, short-sleeved collared shirt. A dark blue patch on one side of his chest had "Frank" stitched in white letters.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland left tackle Jared Veldheer has a monumental task this week trying to slow down NFL sacks leader Jared Allen of Minnesota.
The Chicago Cubs have hired Dale Sveum as their new manager, hoping the Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach can help turn around the long-suffering franchise.
NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw might be the only one not comparing him with Sandy Koufax.
NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the details says NBA owners have held a conference call to receive an update on the lockout.
RENO - Forgive Chris Ault for trying to temper the excitement surrounding Cody Fajardo.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The handshake between Tiger Woods and ex-caddie Steve Williams was routine. The loss by Woods and Steve Stricker turned out to be the real drama in the Presidents Cup.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Big East is working hard to put BYU in its new west wing.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Nearly a year ago, everything changed for Miami coach Randy Shannon. He was fired by his alma mater, his hometown school, the place he had been for virtually every bit of his adult life.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A new judge was assigned Wednesday to handle the child sex abuse charges against former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, whose televised defense earlier this week drew a rebuke from a lawyer for one of his accusers.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Even when A.J. Green is closely covered, Andy Dalton doesn't hesitate to throw his way and let the 6-foot-4 receiver try for a spectacular catch.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders lost Darren McFadden and his breakaway speed to a foot injury, it didn't exactly slow down their offense.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If Drew Brees can help it, he won't spend much time thinking about a coveted passing record he'd really like to break.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Rathman is slow to hand out praise and quick to tell it like it is. San Francisco's intense, no-nonsense running backs coach played for the 49ers during their glory days, so he knows what it takes to get to the top and stay there.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kirk Gibson took a tough-guy approach. So much so, he brought three Navy SEALs to spring training.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying on with the St. Louis Cardinals under new manager Mike Matheny.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are complaining that a Fox subsidiary is illegally trying to interfere with efforts to sell the team and it assets, including media rights to future games.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A former Penn State graduate assistant cited by a grand jury report as claiming he saw an ex-assistant football coach sexually abusing a young boy in a campus locker room shower says in an email he made sure the act was stopped and then went to police - contradicting what the report says.
Carson High's offensive unit has gotten the bulk of the headlines this year for the team's 9-1 record and rightfully so, but the coaches believe that the defense deserves more credit than it has received.
The Carson Pop Warner Midget team won the Snow Bowl by beating the Reno Wolf Pack 26-7 Saturday in Sparks.
Four Western Nevada College baseball players - Taylor Smart, Andrew Woeck, Chris Woolley and Alex Schmidt - signed with Division I colleges Tuesday afternoon.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach.
NEW YORK (AP) - There was little question Justin Verlander would unanimously win the AL Cy Young Award. Now, the far more intriguing question: Will he take the MVP, too?
HOUSTON (AP) - Matt Leinart had a quick chat with Andre Johnson before leaving the Texans' locker room on Tuesday to catch a flight home to Southern California.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Presidents Cup wasted no time delivering the match everyone was talking about - Tiger Woods against ex-caddie Steve Williams in the opening session at Royal Melbourne.
At Penn State, the coach who wasn't there was the story and the result of the game was almost secondary after a tumultuous week in Happy Valley.
The tipping point came when the state's top cop said what everyone was thinking: Why didn't Joe Paterno do more? Why didn't anyone at Penn State?
MIAMI (AP) - A surprising visit by Albert Pujols sent a message: The Miami Marlins will be a much different franchise than the Florida Marlins.
Carson High assistant football coach Pat Houlihan, after watching some film recently, thought McQueen looked beatable.
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) - His eyes tearing up with emotion, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos embraced his rescuers Saturday and said he had wondered whether he would survive a two-day kidnapping ordeal that ended when commandos swept into his captors' mountain hideout.
A month ago, everything favored the Patriots in their divisional brawl with the Jets. New England won, handing New York its third straight loss.
ALAMEDA, Calif. - Carson Palmer completing deep balls as if he was Daryle "The Mad Bomber" Lamonica. Michael Bush bowling over defenders on his way to a career night. Kamerion Wimbley and a physical defensive line overpowering a banged-up San Diego offensive line.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kenseth had no idea his pole-winning run at Phoenix International Raceway could benefit his championship-contending teammate.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Sam Hornish Jr. pumped his fist out the window, made a nice grab to catch the checkered flag and circled toward Victory Lane. He pulled up next to the trophy, climbed out of his car and had trouble getting the words out, his voice cracking as tears filled his eyes.
Offense: Scoring on 7 of 10 possessions is impressive, and it's easy to see what a difference Dylan Sawyers makes. He didn't play in the game earlier this season against Damonte Ranch, and Carson struggled at times.
If you follow Carson High football, the last two weeks have been disappointing.
SYDNEY (AP) - The Presidents Cup has been looked upon as the country cousin of the Ryder Cup, an event packed with some of the best players in the world but missing the intensity of competing tours, competing continents and more than 60 years of history.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Catriona Matthew shot her second straight 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski tied Bob Knight atop the Division I men's career wins list with his 902nd victory in No. 6 Duke's 96-55 rout against Presbyterian on Saturday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - On the first fall Saturday he hasn't coached football since Harry Truman was president, Joe Paterno was out of sight but not out of the minds of Penn State students and supporters.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Carson Palmer completing deep balls as if he was Daryle "The Mad Bomber" Lamonica. Michael Bush bowling over defenders on his way to a career night. Kamerion Wimbley and a physical defensive line overpowering a banged-up San Diego offensive line.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Seth Curry scored 16 points and Duke held off Belmont in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational to move coach Mike Krzyzewski within one victory of tying Bob Knight atop the Division I men's career list.
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - The nation's basketball-fan-in-chief appeared to enjoy the first college hoops game on an active aircraft carrier.
It's what every coach strives for, and Carson coach Blair Roman knows that for his Senators to go deep in the football playoffs they need to show that they can run and pass with equal efficiency.
RENO - The Douglas Tiger football team has been playing from behind all season.
RENO - The Carson girls' soccer season ended one day earlier than expected.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao acts as though it's personal, then claims it's not. Just another night in the ring, another notch on his belt and another $25 million or so to take back to the Philippines with him.
RENO - Douglas High grad Amber Gwinn had to take a moment to collect herself after her Manogue Miners upended her alma mater 2-1 in the state girls' soccer semifinals at Damonte Ranch Friday afternoon.
It appears that NASCAR views "Boys, have at it" the same way the Supreme Court views pornography. As one justice said, "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."
SYDNEY (AP) - In the lead for the first time all year, Tiger Woods got the same result as his last time atop the leaderboard.
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - The aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea is ready for the first college basketball game to be played on an active flat top.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carson Palmer looked like an NFL quarterback again, not like a guy who had settled into semi-retirement in Southern California.
RENO - Brett Roy and the Nevada Wolf Pack cannot wait to play the Hawaii Warriors.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pat Burrell says his baseball career is likely over because of a right foot injury that limited him in 2011 for the Giants.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jonathan Sanchez walked through Kauffman Stadium on a blustery fall morning, bundled up in a black coat with a black stocking cap pulled onto his head.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The government sent top investigators Thursday to hunt for Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, whose abduction has shaken Venezuela's elite athletes and focused attention on the nation's sharp rise in kidnappings for ransom.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players are meeting again Thursday, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout and very aware of the consequences if they fail.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Just because Joe Paterno is gone doesn't mean the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State is over.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State says assistant coach Mike McQueary won't coach the Nittany Lions on Saturday because "multiple threats" have been made against him.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Hall of Famer Juli Inkster shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Suzann Pettersen in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
SYDNEY (AP) - Tiger Woods walked off golf course to see his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Australian Open. Even more pleasing to him was the way he got there.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: • Joseph Rodgers, 21, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Hot Springs Road on suspicion of gross misdemeanor abuse and neglect. He allegedly admitted to striking a child on the legs and across the face.
NEW YORK (AP) - After five World Series rings, seven American League pennants and five All-Star appearances, Jorge Posada says his career with the New York Yankees is over.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg left his interview with the Cardinals confident he's capable of filling their vacant managerial position.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players were engaged in another marathon negotiation session Wednesday, meeting for more than 11 hours in an attempt to end the lockout.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will sit out Thursday night's game in San Diego because of a lingering ankle sprain.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Miller became so caught up in the biggest moment yet of his football career that he handed the ball from his first NFL touchdown right back to a referee.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night that he's optimistic that testing for HGH can begin this season but that he's "disappointed" with the slow movement by the players' union.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - In a massive shakeup, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier were fired Wednesday night by the board of trustees amid the growing furor over how the school handled child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the cavernous lobby of the MGM Grand hotel, they were hawking cologne Wednesday that had not only passed Manny Pacquiao's smell test, but had his name on it.
A chronological look at the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, based on a grand jury report in Pennsylvania state court.
Kaitlyn Holmes said last Saturday's regional championship win over Douglas was the biggest game of her life.
SYDNEY (AP) - Dustin Johnson led a small group of Americans who got off to a good start Thursday in the Australian Open as their tuneup for the Presidents Cup.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.
The Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University is outraged by the horrifying details contained in the Grand Jury Report.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - All along, the San Francisco 49ers have made it clear they intend to reach the playoffs without depending on anybody else to help them get there - without watching games late in the season with their fate in limbo and needing one team to beat another.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots took just half a season to decide they didn't need Albert Haynesworth.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - At times in his first start for Oakland, Carson Palmer showed just why the Raiders gave up so much to acquire him in the middle of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal.
SYDNEY (AP) - Tiger Woods and Steve Williams could learn a lot from each other.
SYDNEY (AP) - The only two continents where the Presidents Cup has not been played are Asia and South America, which is likely to change when the next one goes overseas in 2015. And while Asia appears to have more appeal, South America might be more critical.
A federal bankruptcy judge says Fox will have a chance to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers if the team attempts to sell future television rights along with the franchise.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their manager opening, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The Carson Middle School seventh-grade boys' basketball team has ripped off four straight wins to open the season.
RENO - David Carter, maybe for the first time in his 900-plus days as the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball head coach, can allow himself to step back, take a deep breath and relax.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night.
RENO - Sierra Lutheran qualified for next week's 1A state volleyball tournament by virtue of its second-place finish at Saturday's regional tournament.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jim Thome wants his second stint in Philadelphia to come with the World Series title he missed the first time around.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Trevor Bayne earned his first career NASCAR Nationwide victory after he passed dominating teammate Carl Edwards following a tremendous restart with seven laps remaining Saturday at Texas.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kyle Busch finally went too far for NASCAR, even in the era of "Boys, have at it."
That's the way Carson High coach Pete Sinnott described his team's victory at Saturday's NIAA State Cross Country Championships at Rancho San Rafael Park.
SHIMA, Japan (AP) - Japan's Momoko Ueda had six birdies on the back nine in an 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic.
SHANGHAI (AP) - Starting the third round with the lead, Fredrik Jacobson kept his mistakes to a minimum, knocked in long birdie putts on consecutive holes and wound up with a 5-under 67. It still wasn't enough to shake a world-class leaderboard at the HSBC Champions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 20-year winless streak and a history of back pain behind him, Jay Don Blake finally feels comfortable on the Champions Tour.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players are trying again to end the lockout before it can do further damage to an already-shortened schedule.
Carson High JV football coach Paul Carter knew he had a pretty good squad when the season started, and the players didn't disappoint him.
RENO - Carson High girls' soccer coach Randy Roser was so focused on his defense that he didn't even get to see the goal that ended up winning the first regional title of his nine years at the helm of the program.
Fresh off a team championship at last week's 4A regional meet, the Carson High girls' cross country squad shoots for its 10th state title today at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno.
The Sierra Lutheran volleyball team captured the school's first regional win in any organized sport Friday night.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders star running back Darren McFadden will not play Sunday against Denver because of a sprained right foot, giving Michael Bush his first start of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) - The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore gains his yards in so many ways. He runs over defenders, fakes them out or carries them along for the ride as he grinds first downs for the San Francisco 49ers.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The LSU and Alabama showdown promises to be a throwback of old-school football.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Buffaloes showed rare rhythm on their opening drive, marching down the field and taking an early lead.
NBA players could have a choice Saturday: Accept a 50-50 division of basketball-related income or risk having more owners join the hardline faction that wants a 53-47 split in its favor- and a hard salary cap.
That giant sucking sound you hear is Sebastian Vettel taking all the fun out of Formula 1.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Carl Edwards isn't going to have to look far to find out where Tony Stewart is at the start Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
SHANGHAI (AP) - Adam Scott can join rare company with a second World Golf Championship. Keegan Bradley still has hopes of winning PGA Tour player of the year. Paul Casey thought his PGA Tour card was gone, and has a shot at getting it back.
Carson High's freshman football team closed out its season with a 29-16 season-ending win over visiting Reno High Thursday night.
RENO - When the final whistle sounded Thursday night, the reaction of Carson High's players differed.
Johnny Rodgers remembers a day when the two best teams in the land played a game for the ages. Forty years later, he can go over the winning drive as if it happened yesterday.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players and owners will start negotiating again Saturday, and the union's leaders say they're unified as they seek to resolve the lockout.
When you ask Carson High sophomore Joey Thurman what his best game of the season has been, it takes him just a split second to answer.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State permission to pursue membership with the Big East Conference, a move that would mean more revenue and give the Broncos a clear path to the Bowl Championship Series.
SHANGHAI (AP) - PGA champion Keegan Bradley cares more about counting birdies than votes. He flew halfway around the world with the intention of winning a World Golf Championship, not any kind of an award.
RENO - For the first time in six years, Carson High's girls soccer team has reached the NIAA 4A regional championship game.
RENO (6-3, 6-2) AT CARSON (7-1, 7-0) FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M.
SPARKS - The Spanish Springs volleyball program knew nothing but losing through its first seven seasons - and lots of it. On Wednesday night those first years of existence seemed like a distant memory.
SEATTLE (AP) - After more than nine decades of hosting Husky football, NFL games, presidential speeches and commencement addresses, Husky Stadium is shutting down - for a while anyway.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Trent Richardson is eager to show what he can do against No. 1 LSU.
SHANGHAI (AP) - The smattering of conversations suddenly gave way to the constant shutters of cameras Wednesday night at Le Meridien hotel, and there was no mistaking who was causing all the commotion.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Charles Schwab Cup points leader Tom Lehman's right knee gave him so much trouble last year that several close friends suggested he undergo replacement surgery.
CHICAGO (AP) - Theo Epstein is looking for a new manager to lead the Chicago Cubs. He knows exactly the type of candidate he wants, too.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - With hundreds of fans cheering and many urging him to stay, St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols watched the unveiling of a 10-foot statue of himself Wednesday and then said he wasn't sure where he would wind up next season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe a "For Sale" sign should be erected outside Dodger Stadium.
BOSTON (AP) - Dale Sveum remembers both good times and tough times in Boston.
NEW YORK (AP) - Is the NBA lockout legal or not under antitrust laws?
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has told its game officials to watch closely for concussion symptoms in players.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - T.J. Houshmandzadeh finally gets the chance to put his bitter ending to last season in the past.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Carlos Rogers sat alone on the ground eating a pre-practice turkey burger, facing San Francisco's empty practice field and soaking in the California sunshine on a spectacular fall day.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Allen Crabbe scored 12 points in the second half and No. 24 California overcame a sluggish start to beat UC San Diego 88-53 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday, reuniting him with his former quarterback Carson Palmer.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - LSU and Alabama's defenses seem to have it all: Talent, cool nicknames, star power and loads of speed.
PHOENIX (AP) - Washington has struggled to become bowl-eligible over the past decade or so, needing a last-game win over rival Washington State last season to get into the Holiday Bowl after missing the postseason the previous seven years.
PHILADELPHIA - The Big East is ready to start adding members after spending the last month and a half losing them.
NEW YORK (AP) - CC Sabathia is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing Monday to a new deal that adds $30 million to his existing contract.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball have agreed on a process to sell the team.
NEW YORK (AP) - No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.
Shot or pass? Until after the game ended nobody knew for sure.
MINDEN - The Douglas girls' soccer team expanded upon a 1-0 halftime lead to cruise against Spanish Springs in the first round of the Northern 4A Regional playoffs Monday afternoon, winning 4-0.