Stories for August 2011


Wednesday, August 31

Indians edge A's 4-3 in 16 innings

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jack Hannahan's single with one out in the 16th inning scored pinch-runner Cord Phelps from second base and gave Cleveland a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night, moving the flair-for-drama Indians back into second place in the AL Central.

Bumgarner dazzles as Giants beat Cubs, avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - His team practically desperate, Madison Bumgarner delivered a boost that could not have come at a better time for the defending World Series champions.

Hawaii QB Moniz delivers pizzas, touchdowns

HONOLULU (AP) - Bryant Moniz has been delivering for a long time, way before tossing touchdown passes as Hawaii's star quarterback.

Frank Gore signs 3-year extension with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Frank Gore has long tried to pattern himself after Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, who played his entire 10-year career with the Detroit Lions.

Ex-NBA player Crittenton arrested in murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was in police custody after being arrested at a Southern California airport to board a flight to Atlanta, where his lawyer said he would go to surrender in a murder case.

ON THE FRINGE: Golfer McGirt still hopeful, happy to be playing

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - For a guy who grew up in the South, the happiest times for William McGirt are coming to Boston.

Carson boys drop soccer opener

Reno's Andre Tsaniff scored in the 65th minute off a corner kick to snap a 1-all tie and give the Reno Huskies a 2-1 win over Carson in a Northern 4A crossover boys soccer match Wednesday afternoon at Carson High.

Daggs-led Senators blank Reno 5-0

Carson High sophomore Josilyn Daggs started and finished Tuesday's season-opening girls soccer game against Reno with spectacular individual plays.

Wolfpack takes second in Morgan Hill soccer tourney

The Carson Wolfpack finished second at the Platinum Level Magic Cup Soccer Tournament over the weekend in Morgan Hill.

Dust Devils knock off Sparks

SPARKS - Maribel Ledezma scored in the 50th minute to give Dayton a 1-0 upset win over Sparks in a Northern 3A soccer battle Tuesday afternoon.

WR Crabtree back in uniform, practicing for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Wideout Michael Crabtree was in uniform Tuesday and participated in some of practice with the San Francisco 49ers for the first time this preseason.

AP Source: Gore agrees on 3-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore has his new deal from the San Francisco 49ers, 13 days before the season opener. Just as he wished it.

Rocky start for Nadal at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Rafael Nadal's first match as defending U.S. Open champion was hardly a tour de force.

A's done in by homers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Carlos Santana and Jack Hannahan hit two-run homers for Cleveland and the scrappy Indians kept pace in the AL Central race by beating the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Soriano blast sparks Cubs to win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alfonso Soriano drove in two runs and hit one of the longest homers at AT&T Park, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, August 30

Choose healthy snacks for back-to-school

My daughter started kindergarten this year! Yes, I am very excited about her being in school, probably as excited as my daughter.

A second spoonful of ginger for your helath

A writer whom Newsweek has called "one of America's top 25 Asia hands" published a somewhat revolutionary cookbook, "A Spoonful of Ginger" (Knopf, 1999). In it, Nina Simonds introduced Westerners to the Chinese idea that food has health-giving properties, and that disease occurs when there is an imbalance in the "yin" and "yang" (negative and positive) energies in the body.

Monday, August 29

Timeout with Savannah Parson

SCHOOL: Dayton High SPORT: Soccer YEAR: Junior

Sunday, August 28

Northern 4A Capsules


Senators seeking three-peat

After winning or sharing two consecutive 4A football championships, you wonder what Carson High's football team can do for an encore.

NFL: Texans pound 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One early mistake did nothing to rattle Matt Schaub.

Ball sees more action Saturday

Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault wanted to see more of Mike Ball on Saturday.

Keselowski moves closer to making Chase

Brad Keselowski moved a step closer to making the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, his third victory of the season.

Wie in a fight to defend title

MIRABEL, Quebec (AP) - Defending champion Michelle Wie shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday in the Canadian Women's Open for a share of the third-round lead with Ai Miyazato and Tiffany Joh.

Johnson wins playoff event with final-round 65

EDISON, N.J. - The way Dustin Johnson began the final round of The Barclays, he figured the only thing that could keep him from winning was the rain.

Red Sox sweep doubleheader with 4-0 win over A's

BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz hit a two-run homer, four Boston pitchers combined on a three-hitter and the Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Saturday to complete a sweep of a rain-delayed day-night doubleheader.

Keppinger singles in 10th as Giants top Astros 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Surkamp said his legs were numb when he almost threw one of his first pitches to the backstop. He could laugh it off because he regrouped and pitched effectively in his major league debut.

California to face Japan for LLWS title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - The Little League teams from Huntington Beach, Calif. , and Billings, Mont., shared hopes of making it to the World Series when when they shared the same dorm in regional play.

MOODY: Harsher security tactics needed at NFL stadiums

In the aftermath of the fiasco at the Niners-Raiders game last weekend, I say make all NFL stadiums give fans breathalyzer tests upon entering the stadium not to mention metal detectors.

Carson spikers rally thanks to a good night's sleep

LAS VEGAS - "It is amazing what a little sleep will do," Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw said about his team's performance on Saturday.

Saturday, August 27

Danica's move was no surprise

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Danica Patrick on Thursday confirmed the rumors that have been flying all season

PREP ROUNDUP: Carson goes 0-3 in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Carson High's varsity volleyball team dropped three games to open the season Friday at the Las Vegas tournament.

Bar employees: Victim threw 1st punch in LSU brawl

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two employees of the bar where LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three teammates are accused of injuring four people in a parking lot brawl said Thursday that one of the victims "threw the first punch" shortly after he had been escorted outside by staff.

Coach: Miami awaiting eligibility decisions

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The fate of eight Miami players is now in the hands of the NCAA.

A's top Red Sox 15-5, deny Wakefield his 200th win

BOSTON (AP) - The Oakland Athletics didn't hide their feelings over being able to rebound so nicely after such a miserable loss.

Bumgarner hangs tough as Giants get by Astros 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For one night, the defending World Series champion Giants put together a fine pitching performance, played solid defense and scored just enough to get it done.

Successful debut for Turners, Dust Devils

You would be hard-pressed to find a happier man in the town of Dayton than Rob Turner on Friday night.

Pryor begins practicing with Raiders

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - On his second play of his first NFL practice with the Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor fumbled the snap and had to fall on the ball.

Kuchar in front and facing a sprint at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - What once looked to be a long week at The Barclays suddenly has turned into a sprint.

Cockerill wins state amateur

RENO - JT Cockerill, former golf star at Carson High and a member of Thunder Canyon Country Club, won the three-day 2011 Nevada State Amateur championship Friday at Hidden Valley Country Club.

CHS SOCCER: Big years expected from Senator squads

When you talk about powerhouse girls soccer programs in Northern Nevada 4A, Carson High is usually at or near the top of everybody's list.

Friday, August 26

Vick leads Philly past Cleveland

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick led three scoring drives, the first-team defense pitched a shutout and the Eagles beat the Cleveland Browns 24-14 on a rain-soaked Thursday night.

Danica leaves IndyCar for NASCAR

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - With the not-so-subtle shape of a stock car under cover just in front of her and spotlights glaring in her face, Danica Patrick feigned drama for an announcement everyone already knew was coming.

California, Japan advance at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Hagen Danner pitched the biggest game of his Little League career before a large, passionate crowd rarely seen at youth baseball games.

Dayton v-ball has unfinished business

It's been approximately nine months since Dayton High's volleyball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Truckee in the 3A state finals.

Dayton ushers in the Rob Turner Era tonight

A new era in Dayton High football begins tonight when the Dust Devils host defending 2A champion Lovelock.

CHS TENNIS: Boys coach optimistic about 2011 season

With two of his top singles players returning, Carson High boys tennis coach Kevin Fallon is optimistic about his opportunity to have a good season.

FODDER: Raiders show signs of life after drafting Pryor

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Harbaugh to give 49ers backups chance at playing

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has gone against conventional wisdom since the moment he arrived at San Francisco 49ers headquarters.

Pryor agrees to 4-year deal with Raiders

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Quarterback Terrelle Pryor agreed to a four-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, three days after being picked in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft.

Cano, Martin, Granderson hit slams, Yanks romp

NEW YORK (AP) - In nearly a century of storied slugging, the Bronx Bombers had never put on a show quite like this. Nobody had, in fact.

Sosa earns first win, Astros beat Giants 3-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jordan Schafer homered and scored three times, Henry Sosa pitched six strong innings against his former club to earn his first career victory and the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday night to end a four-game losing streak.

Thursday, August 25

Beltran's HR powers Giants past Padres 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carlos Beltran shook of the pain around his right wrist to hit his first home run since being traded to San Francisco, powering the Giants past the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, August 24

Kellen Moore's finale arrives at Boise State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - When Kellen Moore arrived on campus in the summer of 2007, Boise State was in the midst of being engulfed by one giant national bear hug of underdog love.

Police search LSU QB Jefferson's apartment

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities searched LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson's apartment on Wednesday and collected a swab of his DNA in connection with a bar fight last week that injured four people.

Raiders assistant Woodson adjusts to life as coach

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - In one of the highest-profile moves of the offseason, the Oakland Raiders lost an All-Pro cornerback when Nnamdi Asomugha signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Maw takes over reins of CHS volleyball program

Robert Maw is no stranger to volleyball in Carson City.

Crisp powers A's past Yankees 6-4 in 10

NEW YORK (AP) - Coco Crisp homered twice and drove in five runs, going 4 for 4 with a three-run shot in the 10th inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

The Montana magic continues

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Ben Askelson hit a high 0-1 curveball onto the hill beyond the left-field fence to send the boys from Billings, Mont., into the U.S. final of the Little League World Series with a 1-0, seven-inning victory over Huntington Beach, Calif., on Wednesday night.

Els goes from top to bottom without losing hope

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - Ernie Els sure didn't look to be down in the dumps for someone who has tumbled so far in the FedEx Cup.

MEET YOUR MERCHANT: NV Recycling dedicated to keeping material out of city landfill

Since opening in east Carson City in November, NV Recycling has been dedicated to keeping material out of the landfill and maintaining a green footprint, according to the company's asset manager. "The lion's share of our work is with companies, but we also are here to help individuals who call," said John Creighton.

Giants rally in 8th, lose it in the 9th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alberto Gonzalez hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning, Kyle Blanks had a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Tuesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

Allen hits 2 homers, A's beat Yankees 6-5

NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Allen hit two tape-measure homers, Eric Sogard connected for one that barely cleared the wall and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Tuesday night.

COMMUNITY SPORTS: Pool leagues forming

The American Poolplayers Association is now forming teams throughout Carson City. The new season starts Aug. 29.

Tennessee's Summitt has early onset dementia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt struggled for several months with how to tell the women's basketball players at Tennessee, recruits and fans that she was having memory loss problems.

Keystone cleans up: PA beats Georgia at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania party rolled on at the Little League World Series.

49ers' Hunter can't afford to rest on success

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Kendall Hunter's phone wasn't blowing up with messages the night the rookie running back scored the 49ers' first touchdown of the preseason on a dazzling play in the third quarter.

Peterson licking lips over big contract

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson takes a look around the league and sees big money flying everywhere.

Bengals get S Taylor Mays from 49ers

CINCINNATI (AP) - Safety Taylor Mays is getting a chance to start over with a team that's been interested in him since his college days.

Raiders QB Jason Campbell returns; Pryor a no-show

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Jason Campbell is as eager as anybody to find out more about Terrelle Pryor and how the Oakland Raiders plan to use the former Ohio State quarterback.

CHS GOLF: Rispin takes over golf programs

There is a new face leading the Carson High girls golf team, and he's excited to be there.

PGA Tour looking for dominance in a year of parity

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - If the PGA Tour really wanted to put a positive spin on the playoffs, it could claim that three of the four FedEx Cup champions were voted player of the year.

Tuesday, August 23

Nobody doesn't like cornmeal pound cake

Labor Day signals the end of the official summer tourist season, not just here in Virginia City, but for most areas that are tourist driven.

Spiced chicken burger is an experiment in flavor

I don't understand the current craze for burgers topped with layer after layer of embellishments. When you're splurging on a burger, buy the best meat you can find and enjoy it as is. It's perfect on its own.

Monday, August 22

Nevada Wolf Pack: Competition stiff for starting RB

RENO - Mike Ball's eyes lit up like an energized neon sign on Virginia Street. The smiles of Lampford Mark and Stefphon Jefferson could be seen from Reno all the way to their California hometowns of Fresno and Visalia.

Mayor condemns violence at 49ers-Raiders game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mayor Ed Lee said Monday he was horrified as he watched violent fan confrontations at a weekend NFL preseason football game between the archrival 49ers and the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders use 3rd-round pick for Pryor

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders used a third-round pick Monday in the NFL's supplemental draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Sunday, August 21

Astros top Giants

HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie Jose Altuve and J.D. Martinez are giving the Houston Astros a good look at their future.

Darrell Moody: Terrelle Pryor got what he deserved

Let me start out by saying that Terrelle Pryor got what he deserved.

Carson High scrimmage: Despite missing players, Roman finds positives in Senators

Carson High wasn't anywhere near full strength when it took the field for its scrimmage against McQueen on Saturday.

Saturday, August 20

Newton, Panthers lose to Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) - Cam Newton lofted a long pass that fell incomplete on the final play of the first half Friday night, and that's the closest he came to reaching the end zone.

Harden strikes out 11, leads A's past Blue Jays

OAKLAND, Calif (AP) - Rich Harden matched his career high with 11 strikeouts and didn't allow a hit until the fifth, Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 on Friday night.

Gainey takes 3-shot lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) - Tommy Gainey is struggling with his tee shots. He's having a tough time with his irons. He's fighting a nagging wrist injury.

Biffle takes pole for Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich (AP) - Greg Biffle is still annoyed with Boris Said after their run-in at Watkins Glen.

Roger DIez: Odd finishes in racing world

Last weekend I saw two of the weirdest race finishes in a while.

NCAA's 'death penalty' could be option for Miami

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert says he's willing to back up his tough talk on punishing rule-breakers - even using the "death penalty" as a deterrent.

Prosecutors say Clemens should face second trial

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury case said Friday they had made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence and that shouldn't save the baseball star from facing a new trial.

Rodriguez leads Astros to 6-0 win over Giants

HOUSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants' slump has gotten so bad they are even losing to the Houston Astros.

Friday, August 19

Texting, grand theft auto style; alarms pose risk

SAN FRANCISCO - Texting and driving don't go well together - though not in the way you might think. Computer hackers can force some cars to unlock their doors and start their engines without a key by sending specially crafted messages to a car's anti-theft system. They can also snoop at where you've been by tapping the car's GPS system.

Business licenses Aug. 21

The following business licenses were filed in Carson City between July 25-July 29: Acow-Pacific, Carson City, Hermann Schmidt, owner, 7024-524-5513 All American Thrift & Gift, Carson City, Dennis Halverson, owner, 775-220-2506

Business commentary by Carol Perry: Did you need more Dramamine this month or in 2008?

Did you feel like you needed Dramamine to get through recent stock market sessions? It was quite the wild ride and there is no way to know if things will settle down any time soon. Keep in mind that a panic trade is usually a bad trade, try and keep a cool head.

Business Briefly Aug. 21

Wine consultant awarded at national convention Bev Saunders, an independent wine consultant with WineShop at Home, recently returned from Napa, Calif., were she was awarded a bronze medal for Highest Team Sales Volume. She also earned a second bronze medal for being bringing people into the company by helping them start their own businesses.

Dental supply company opens TRIC distribution center

The success of an acquisition in Arizona in 2009 convinced executives of Benco Dental Supply to expand their West Coast presence to capture more market share in the region. Benco last week officially opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution facility at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. When at capacity the facility will stock more than 21,000 items, from toothbrushes and dental floss to dental drills, lighting systems and composite materials to make crowns.

Cut-and-sew plan boosting Douglas bid to apparel firms

With an eye on landing apparel-manufacturing operations that are headed back to the United States from overseas locations, Douglas County officials are moving closer to the launch of a cut-and-sew facility. The cut-and-sew operation would serve as a contractor to makers of sports-oriented apparel, and several manufacturers have told economic development officials that they are ready to move work to Northern Nevada.

Quinney, Gainey share Wyndham lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - If Jeff Quinney keeps this up, he might soon have a new PGA Tour card - and a spot in the playoffs.

Montana wins LLWS debut; Japan, Mexico cruise

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - The boys from Billings keep making Montana Little League history.

Giants shoot blanks at the plate

ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Lincecum was trying to get the pitch inside.

Romero handcuffs Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Ricky Romero pitched a three-hitter to extend his career-high winning streak to five games, Colby Rasmus homered and scored three times and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 7-0 on Thursday night.

Thursday, August 18

Pryor included in NFL draft, must sit out 5 games

Terrelle Pryor will have an opportunity to pursue his NFL dreams, with one significant caveat: The former Ohio State star must still pay for breaking NCAA rules while he was in college.

Ausberry makes transition to NFL, tight end

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Making the transition from college to the NFL is tough enough under normal conditions.

Kaepernick gets rude awakening in NFL debut

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Miami football trying to move forward amid scandal

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Speaking out for the first time since Miami football players were accused of getting cash, gifts and prostitutes from an ex-booster, athletic director Shawn Eichorst vowed Thursday that "a better day" would be coming for the Hurricanes. Some players also ended their silence to say the team is hurting because of the allegations.

Ohio St. president atones for Little Sisters joke

OREGON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University's president is back in the good graces of the Little Sisters of the Poor after turning them into a punch line last fall when he mocked other universities who don't play in football's power conferences.

NCAA has been investigating Miami for 5 months

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA said Wednesday it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, and the allegations - if true - show the need for "serious and fundamental change" in college sports.

Billings team is first Montana squad to reach LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Montana had never had a team in the Little League World Series. So, a couple weeks ago, 12-year-old Andy Maehl asked his Billings coach if their team was ready to make history.

Niners sign McCown for QB depth

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Josh McCown was keeping busy coaching high school football back in North Carolina while he waited for the phone to ring, knowing another opportunity might never come.

Bradley should be a lock for Presidents Cup

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Until winning the PGA Championship, the coolest thing in golf that happened to Keegan Bradley during his amazing rookie season was getting a phone call from Fred Couples in May after he won his first PGA Tour event.

Raiders rookie CB gets rude introduction to NFL

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Van Dyke got quite the introduction to the NFL.

Suzuki helps Athletics past Baltimore

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kurt Suzuki already had produced a stellar day; a pair of solo home runs and a throw to second to nail a baserunner trying to steal.

Cain goes 8 strong innings, Giants beat Braves 7-5

ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Cain snapped his three-game losing streak with five-hit ball over eight innings, and the San Francisco Giants barely avoided another loss to Atlanta in the final at-bat, holding on for a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.

Lantrip finally gets his chance with Nevada

RENO - Tyler Lantrip never lost hope.

Wednesday, August 17

Delgado shines, Prado wins it in 11th for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves keep coming up with new things to throw when they celebrate.

Smith making strides in 49ers QB competition

SANTA CLARA, Calif (AP) - Two superb practices and Alex Smith has taken a step forward in the competition with rookie Colin Kaepernick for San Francisco's starting quarterback job.

Community sports briefly: Pool leagues enter playoffs

In the Carson City 8-Ball Division (Mosconi Division), the four Northern Nevada APA teams that made it to the first week of Playoffs are Big Dogs (first seed), Role Models (second seed), Twisted Stix with Attitudes (third seed), and Good Guys Bad Guys (Wildcard team). Team "Squeeze Play" is the Division Champions and therefore exempt from playoffs.

Jim Thome bolsters Hall case with HR No. 600

DETROIT (AP) - When Jim Thome came to the plate, needing one home run for 600, the opposing pitcher wasn't even aware how close he was to the milestone.

Report: Players got gifts from Miami booster

Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to 72 of the university's football players and other athletes between 2002 and 2010.

Teammate: Jets' Rypien seemed happy

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Rick Rypien was scheduled to fly to Winnipeg on Sunday night to have his knee checked out.

Gore gears up for start of the season with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif (AP) - Running back Frank Gore is hoping to get a new long-term deal from the San Francisco 49ers before the season opener.

Tuesday, August 16

Monday, August 15

Time for Pack to move on and go win some games

OK, we get it. This year's Nevada Wolf Pack football schedule is a cruel joke.

Sunday, August 14

Saturday, August 13

Bunkers create big problems at for golfers in Atlanta

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - The longest par 70 in major championship history. Water on half of the holes.

Kyle Busch edges Allmendinger for pole at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Qualifying last, Kyle Busch did what he'd never done before - he won a pole on a road course, shattering the track record at Watkins Glen International on Saturday.

Kurt Busch beats Johnson to win Nationwide at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Chalk up one for the team.

Four inducted into Carson Hall

Four former football stars were inducted into the Carson High School Football Hall of Fame Saturday night at the school's kick-off dinner.

No-names doing just fine at PGA Championship

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Brendan Steele is playing in his first major championship. Jason Dufner has never won a tour event.

Lincecum goes 7, fans 10 as Giants top Marlins 3-0

MIAMI (AP) - Tim Lincecum allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings and Jeff Keppinger provided a first-inning solo home run to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Florida Marlins 3-0 on Saturday night.

A's defense falls apart in 7-1 loss to Texas

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Athletics manager Bob Melvin made his team take infield before Saturday's game against Texas. He might want to keep them out there a little longer next time.

Tresnit has been a fixture on CHS sidelines

If you've attended a football game at Carson High School in the last half century, you should know Bob Tresnit.

Darrell Moody: Tresnit has been a fixture on Carson's sidelines

If you've attended a football game at Carson High School in the last half century, you should know Bob Tresnit.

Drag racing at Reno-Fernley track

If you were planning to visit Reno-Fernley Raceway's clay oval for the DIRTcar Western All Star Late Model race tonight, you might want to make other plans.

Emotional Rodman caps Hall of Fame ceremony

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings.

Jackson seeks improvement after Raiders opener

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - From botching the coin toss to allowing a go-ahead touchdown in the final minute to the 10 penalties and numerous blown chances in between, new Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson sees plenty to work on after his exhibition debut.

Woods heads home after missing cut in Atlanta

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Hardly anyone knows the two guys leading the PGA Championship.

Wilson helps Rangers beat Athletics 9-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - C.J. Wilson pitched six effective innings to earn his first win in a month and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 9-1 on Friday night.

Nolasco pitches Marlins past S.F.

MIAMI (AP) - Ricky Nolasco allowed one run in eight innings and the Florida Marlins snapped a seven-game losing streak Friday night by beating the San Francisco Giants 2-1.

Burton said he won't be pushed around any longer

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - A decade ago, Jeff Burton chased Jeff Gordon for the victory at Watkins Glen International, trading paint with the four-time NASCAR Cup champion on the final lap but settling for second instead of wrecking Gordon on the last turn of the race.

Niners lose 24-3 in Harbaugh's debut

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mark Ingram had a spinning, tackle-breaking touchdown run in his NFL debut, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers 24-3 in the preseason opener for both teams on Friday night.

McIlroy admits he made mistake on first-round shot

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - If he had it do over again, U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy would not have picked a fight with a tree root.

Friday, August 12

CVS drugs, Dotty's casino to open in Stateline

STATELINE (AP) - New plans have been unveiled for an old casino that has been sitting empty for more than a year and a half on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports three new tenants have been confirmed for the building that once housed Bill's Casino in Stateline.

Tax Tips (and other stuff): Watch out for bad tax preparers

What does it take to prepare a tax return? It's simple, right? Just follow the instructions the IRS publishes for each form. You don't want to take the time to read all those instructions, so you think you will hire somebody else to do that. Unfortunately, for too many "less expensive" preparers, reality is that they are hiring non-trained, non-certified, non-IRS-approved folks who just sit at a computer and enter data, without much of a clue as to what the tax laws are, or how complicated a situation can become.

Economic campaign promotes doing business in Nevada

In the face of challenging economic times, the Nevada Commission on Economic Development has launched "Empowering Success," an integrated marketing campaign that highlights success stories of companies doing business in Nevada.

Business Briefly Aug. 14

Dave Pappas has joined Heritage Bank as chief financial officer Pappas had worked since 1999 as director of accounting for Harley-Davidson Financial Services. He also has held positions as vice president and controller for Pioneer Citizens Bank of Nevada, vice president of finance and operations for Washoe Credit Union, and financial analyst at First Interstate Bank of Nevada and Utah.

Skilled jobs go unfilled despite unemployment rate

Cory Baltazar, operations manager for Owens Precision of Carson City, says that finding a qualified computer-numeric controlled machine operator can take months. He's not alone in his frustrations. Filling skilled positions is a growing problem at machine and fabrication shops throughout the region.

Poll: Carson Valley gas tax would drive customers north

The owners of Carson Valley's two AM/PM Mini-markets released the results of a poll that said the number of people who bought gas in Carson City would go from 34 percent to 57 percent if a nickel gas tax is approved. Park Place AM/PM co-owner Greg Painter said the telephone poll conducted by Conquest Communications Group of 300 registered voters indicated that 34 percent of those polled purchase gas in Carson City.

Football is back: Senators, Dust Devils get to work

The 2011 football season officially got under way Thursday morning as Carson and Dayton high schools held their first practices of the season.

Cardinals rally to beat Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Kolb found new favorite target Larry Fitzgerald twice in his Arizona debut but was unable to get his offense on the scoreboard in two drives before the Cardinals rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders 24-18 in their exhibition opener Thursday night.

Vick impressive in cameo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick threw for 74 yards and a touchdown pass in his only series and the new-look Philadelphia Eagles beat the Baltimore Ravens 13-6 on Thursday night in their preseason opener.

Thursday, August 11

Jackson sees big year for Heyward-Bey

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Darrius Heyward-Bey weaved his way across the middle of the field past a pair of linebackers, caught a quick throw from quarterback Jason Campbell, then burst upfield for a big gain.

Goldson returns to 49ers' crowded secondary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apparently not everything on Twitter is true.

Rivers sharp for Chargers, Seattle rallies late

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks can only hope Tarvaris Jackson someday runs their offense as smoothly as Philip Rivers controls the San Diego Chargers.

Stricker ties record with 63 on wild start at PGA

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Steve Stricker stood a mere 10 feet away from the lowest round ever in a major, a captivating moment at any other championship.

What did Nevada gain by upsetting Boise State?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning.

Ault won't punish players involved in June 18th fracas

Nevada Wolf Pack coach Chris Ault said Wednesday that no football players will be suspended in connection to the downtown Reno bar fight in June that resulted in a shooting that seriously injured wide receiver Brandon Wimberly.

Dan Uggla extends streak

MIAMI (AP)-At this rate, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez wouldn't mind sending Dan Uggla down to the minors for a day.

Woods in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons

JOHNS CREEK, Ga (AP) - Even as he took the high road Wednesday in a nasty split with his longtime caddie, Tiger Woods lowered his standard of success on the eve of the PGA Championship.

Giant struggles: Defending champs lose 3rd straight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy remembers all too well his club's August struggles of a year ago.

All that's left for Westwood is a major

JOHNS CREEK, Ga (AP) - Lee Westwood is trying as hard as ever to win a major, the missing piece to what has turned into a stellar career.

Wolf Pack to open practice today

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack football family continues to grow.

Wednesday, August 10

Experience helps McClain play faster for Raiders

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Now that Rolando McClain no longer has to spend his time thinking about being in the right place and worrying about getting his teammates into the correct defense, the Oakland Raiders hope he'll be able to make even more big plays.

Still acting like the old Tiger in a new world

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods stepped from behind a microphone, thankful to be done with a short interview that felt like an intrusion.

PGA: All that's left for Westwood is a major

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Lee Westwood is trying as hard as ever to win a major, the missing piece to what has turned into a stellar career.

Frank Gore eager to play for real under Harbaugh

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore grabs the handoff from Alex Smith snap after snap, charges up the middle and adds a few extra yards to each carry as is his customary routine on the practice field.

HRs by Stewart, Huff power Giants past Pirates 6-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chris Stewart pulled the souvenir out of his locker, moving it around in his hand for all to see: a marked-up ball that took 10 years to earn.

Tuesday, August 9

Suzuki, Willingham power A's to win

TORONTO (AP) - Backed by another Oakland power surge, Rich Harden finally got the best of a longtime nemesis.

Clark, Kipling lead Tigersharks

Jakob Clark and Dagen Kipling were standouts last weekend for the Carson Tigersharks at the High Country Championship held in Minden.

Bruschetta, a feast for eye and palate

Last column, we wrote about being a "dump cook." This time, we'll look at another perfect example of this casual way of cooking. One of our summer favorites, for lunches and appetizers, is the simple toast-with-topping called bruschetta. I think of bruschetta as a toasted slice of full-sized sourdough bread, with a topping, that one would eat with a knife and fork, whereas crostini are "little toasts," also with a topping, made from a baguette or small loaf - nibble size, for an antipasto platter or an appetizer tray.

Try peach ice cream with perfect farmers market peaches

This week United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack proclaimed August 7-13, 2011, as National Farmers Market Week. Saturday at the downtown 3rd & Curry Streets Farmers Market, Mayor Bob Crowell will proclaim Saturday Farmers Market Day in Carson City.

Tumult on Wall Street threatens to spook consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) - What little confidence consumers have is being undermined by the tumult on Wall Street. Americans struggling with lean wages and job insecurity have seen their 401(k) accounts shrivel over the past 2 1/2 weeks. A plunge in oil prices has provided some relief at the pump, but not enough to ameliorate anxiety about the overall economy.

Monday, August 8

Sunday, August 7

Scott Piercy captures first PGA Tour win at Reno-Tahoe

RENO - Scott Piercy and his family had vacation plans next week to go to Southern California.

Reno-Tahoe Open: John Merrick feeling right at home

RENO - John Merrick has been a model of consistency at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Saturday, August 6

Buffs insist they've got upper hand in Pac-12 move

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado Buffaloes have switched leagues, own one of the toughest schedules in the country and have a slew of new schools and stadiums to learn.

S Whitner signs 3-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Donte Whitner stepped on the field for the first time with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, welcoming the responsibility that comes with his new role as the most experienced and highest-paid safety on the team.

Restricted free agent Bush re-signs with Raiders

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders got two important offensive pieces in town Saturday with restricted free agent running back Michael Bush signing his contract tender and tight end Kevin Boss practicing for the first since signing as a free agent.

Sanders, Sharpe, Faulk, Dent enter Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Prime Time has come to Canton - with an extra touch of gold. And a black do-rag.

Logano wins pole at Pocono; Edwards to start 4th

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Joey Logano heard the rumors at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Edwards pushes Stenhouse Jr. to Nationwide win.

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Blinded by smoke billowing from Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s car on the final lap, Carl Edwards slammed into his Roush Fenway Racing teammate and inadvertently pushed him to victory in a wild finish to the NASCAR Nationwide race Saturday night.

Hamels crisp as Phillies beat Giants again, 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The toughest matchup for Cole Hamels might've come against teammate Cliff Lee.

McCarthy goes 8 innings, A's blank Rays 8-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - After stealing seven bases, the Oakland Athletics finally got another chance to celebrate in a visiting clubhouse.

Adam Scott leads Ishikawa by a shot at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ryo Ishikawa amazed even his peers in a charity-driven sport when he pledged in March to donate his entire earnings on the golf course to the tsunami relief fund in his native Japan.

Senior in place to win first Champions Tour event

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - Peter Senior found himself in good position to win his first Champions Tour event since joining the 50-and-over circuit last year.

Reno-Tahoe Open Notebook: Begay feeling good after making first cut since 2009

RENO - Notah Begay's future on the PGA Tour looked bright after winning twice in 1999 and 2000.

Reno-Tahoe Open: Past champions rise to top of leaderboard

RENO - If you are a follower of the Reno-Tahoe Open, the leaderboard on Friday was jammed with some familiar names.

Reno-Tahoe Open: Fallon's Scott Smith misses cut

RENO - Except for one hole, Fallon's Scott Smith had a round more to his liking on the second day of the 13th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf & Country Club.


RTO TEE TIMES 7:40: Kevin Na

Phillies run winning streak to season-best 8 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shane Victorino thought reliever Ramon Ramirez hit him on purpose. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel saw it that way, too.

Edwards stays with Roush-Fenway team

Good news for all you NASCAR Ford fans.

Friday, August 5

Fisher: 6-year-old fighting rare blood disease

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi said Friday they have started a fundraising organization to raise money to help their youngest son and others fight a rare life-threatening blood disease.

Mullin impressed with new direction of Warriors

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Chris Mullin harbors no hard feelings toward the Golden State Warriors, and the Hall of Famer says he would go back to work for them under the new regime if the fit were right.

Edwards says Roush offers best chance at Cup title

LONG POND, Pa (AP) - The one phone call from his boss that meant the most to Carl Edwards wasn't a pitch to stay at Roush Fenway Racing.

Stenhouse looking for a win at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is feeling a little frustrated these days, which might seem odd given the year he's having ins the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Brad Keselowski won't let broken ankle stop him

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Brad Keselowski's broken left ankle ballooned to the size of a softball, and he needs a left shoe a size larger than his right one.

Prime Time for Hall of Famers

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Deion, Marshall and Shannon. Three players who could get by with only their first names, and soon to be known as Hall of Famers.

Hall of Fame Capsules

A capsule look at the new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Goodell, NFLPA head Smith sign new, 10-year deal

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith each grabbed a side of the massive 300-page collective bargaining agreement between the players and league owners and exchanged a relieved handshake while posing for the cameras.

Raiders sign free agent TE Kevin Boss

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Free agent tight end Kevin Boss signed a $16 million, four-year contract with the Raiders on Friday.

Oakland's road woes continue

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics couldn't end their road woes.

Fowler part of 4-way tie as Woods falters

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Rickie Fowler had eight birdies and an eagle to give himself another shot at winning. Adam Scott did well enough to stay in the lead. PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley got in on the action late.

NCET: Volunteers stepping forward after funding and staff cuts

Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology says it's successfully making the transition to an all-volunteer organization after it lost much of its funding. "My prediction is that NCET will come out of this as a stronger organization. We were a two-person organization before, and now we have a dedicated volunteer force of dozens," says Dave Archer, its president and chief executive. He now works as an unpaid full-time volunteer for the nonprofit organization.

Raven Technology ready, again, to roll out monitor system

Eric Juillerat was all set to begin an aggressive rollout of his company's technology to public-sector operators of water and sewage-treatment plants in 2008. But the plans of Juillerat's Raven Technology Group LLC came to a halt as local governments hunkered down in the face of the recession.

Best in the Desert race fills hotel rooms across region

A race through the Nevada desert isn't top of mind for Northern Nevada special events, but the annual Best in the Desert race from Beatty to Dayton packs hotel and motel rooms throughout Reno and Carson City, event organizers say.

Business Licenses Aug. 7

The following business licenses were filed in Carson City between July 11-July 15: Big Table Janitorial Handyman, out of town, Reno, Teresa Ramos, owner, 775-303-0219 Capital Barber Shop, Carson City, Jeff Nichols, owner, 775-884-0180

Business Commentary: To attract and retain business in Nevada, enforce the law

With Nevada's economic woes painfully well documented and the state scoring a dismal ranking of 45th in CNBC's recently released "Top States for Business" 2011 survey, one would think that Carson City would be trying to spark and support small-business creation, which is the driving force of any economic turnaround. Unfortunately, the opposite is the case as small-business owners such as myself have had their investment confidence shattered - not because Nevada's workers are any less capable or because of tax considerations, but out of the simple fact that the state does not enforce its business laws.

Las Vegan named to Nevada Economic Forum

(AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has named a Las Vegas finance executive to the state Economic Forum, a panel that analyzes economic trends and projects state revenues. Ken Wiles will fill the unexpired term of John Restrepo, former chairman of the five-member panel who resigned amid his own financial difficulties and bankruptcy filing.

Entrepreneur Expo set for Sept. 16 at Atlantis

The annual Entrepreneur Expo, one of the signature events of Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, is set for Sept. 16. The sixth annual expo will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort. More than 1,000 owners of small businesses and people who are interested in establishing a business are expected to attend. They'll visit with suppliers, professionals and government officials in the expo's 100 booths, and they'll learn management and sales skills during 12 seminars. Also scheduled is a funding roundtable sponsored by the Small Business Administration.

Metals-mining industry set for growth in northwestern Nevada

The last time the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology published its review of the major mines in Nevada, only a handful were listed in the northwest corner of the state. And none of those mines in Washoe, Lyon, Douglas and Storey counties was producing the metals - gold, silver, copper - that are driving the state's mining boom today.

Business Briefly Aug. 6

NNDA to honor five TRI companies Five companies in the Tahoe Reno Industrial (TRI) Center will be acknowledged at the Northern Nevada Development Authority's annual business recognition dinner Aug. 31 at the Supper Club at Genoa Lakes.

Economic impact of golf tourney may reach $20M

STATELINE - Though the stars come and go, officials are estimating that $10 million to $20 million stayed in the area after the American Century Championship. "The combination of a major attraction with world renowned sports celebrities, network television, national media exposure plus visitor and business appeal in this special venue has made the American Century Championship the perfect event for our destination," said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, in a statement. "We're able to put South Shore Lake Tahoe on the map in a memorable way to display its beauty and amenities. It's been working for a long time."

Reno-Tahoe Open Notebook: Past champs Riley, MacKenzie in hunt

With the withdrawal of defending champ Matt Bettencourt, seven past RTO champions remain in this year's field.

Reno-Tahoe Open: Fallon's Smith struggles to 81

RENO - It wasn't the start Scott Smith wanted in his first professional tournament.

Reno-Tahoe Open: Nick O'Hern takes lead

RENO - Nick O'Hern's performance lately has been nothing to write home about - six missed cuts and one withdrawal - in his last 10 tournaments.

FODDER: Nevada has concerns about its offense

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Duke-Tennessee in EA Sports Maui Invitational

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Duke will face Tennessee in the championship round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, which is undergoing its first expansion since 1986.

NCAA could make changes to basketball recruiting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA's Leadership Council wants to deregulate electronic communications as part of an overall overhaul of Division I men's basketball recruiting.

Help wanted: Depleted Auburn has lots of vacancies

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik had an easy sales pitch on the recruiting trail, besides touting a chance to play for the defending national champions.

Beamer says school handled gunman situation well

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech's first football practice of the preseason was delayed for an hour Thursday after reports of a gunman on campus.

A-Rod refuses to discuss poker investigation

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez refused to discuss a Major League Baseball investigation into his involvement in illegal poker games, ending an interview Thursday with a one-word answer.

Quarterback Smith gets another shot with Niners

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Alex Smith gently cradled the football in his right arm as he waited his turn to throw - getting going on the field at last, yet another fresh start with his only NFL team.

Raiders RB McFadden out with broken orbital bone

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - On the day the Oakland Raiders were supposed to be able to see their whole team practice for the first time this training camp, they were missing one of their most important players.

AP Sources: Growth hormone test added to NFL deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Quarterback Donovan McNabb eagerly bounded onto the practice field with his Minnesota Vikings teammates in Mankato, Minn., on Thursday afternoon, before being told he and other NFL players with new contracts still needed to be patient.

Receiver Edwards agrees to 1-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - From one former Michigan man to another, Jim Harbaugh is asking Braylon Edwards to grow up and be accountable for his actions. Like they were taught in Ann Arbor.

Faulk's brilliant mind took him to Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Warner understood what made the Greatest Show on Turf work.

Ex-Packer Thurston's ring auctioned for $50,788

A Super Bowl ring belonging to Green Bay Packers great Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston sold for $50,788 at an auction in Rosemont, Ill. on Thursday night.

Giants bats silenced by Phillies' Lee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants had a tough time getting the ball out of the infield against Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee.

Woods off to strong start at Bridgestone with 68

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods said his left knee felt as strong as he thought it was. His game didn't look half bad, either.

Thursday, August 4

Defending champion withdraws from Reno-Tahoe Open

Defending Reno-Tahoe Open champion Matt Bettencourt has withdrawn after eight holes

RTO: Bettencourt looking to defend his title

RENO - Matt Bettencourt feels comfortable walking around the Montreux Golf & Country Club layout.

This year's RTO loaded with champion-caliber players

RENO - One thing that isn't missing in this year's Reno-Tahoe Open is championship caliber players.

Reversing nines at Montreux could make for exciting finish

When the 2011 Reno-Tahoe Open begins this morning at Montreux Golf & Country Club, golfers will be looking at a different course - sort of.

OSU frosh still loyal to ex-coach Tressel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Freshmen who never played a game for Jim Tressel showed support for the former Ohio State coach by wearing bracelets with "JT" on them when the players briefly met with reporters Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 3

Umenyiora told the Giants won't trade him now

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Giants have changed their minds about trading disgruntled defensive end Osi Umenyiora.

Flashy, dominant Sanders headed to Hall of Fame

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Imagine this: Deion Sanders high-steps across the stage at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, circling his newly unveiled bust. He looks at it quizzically, as if something's missing. He then reaches for his back pocket, pulls out a do-rag, places it on the head of the statue and smiles.

49ers sign cornerback Carlos Rogers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed free agent cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Madieu Williams to one-year contracts.

NFL, players working to finish CBA

NEW YORK (AP) - With yet another deadline approaching, NFL players and owners still are debating drug testing, benefits and the player conduct policy disciplinary process as they work to complete the collective bargaining agreement.

Lions DT Fairley has surgery on left foot

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley had surgery on his injured left foot Wednesday.

Niners cramming to learn new offense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman has had to package a lot of work into a small time frame because of the NFL lockout.

Raiders take look at TE Kevin Boss

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders brought free agent tight end Kevin Boss in for a workout on Wednesday, a day after losing Pro Bowler Zach Miller to Seattle in free agency.

Video game makers turn to legends during lockout

ATLANTA (AP) - Video game makers are bracing for an extended NBA lockout by focusing on former players who made the league popular in hopes of taking the attention away from the impact labor strife will have on their product.

Former NFL star turned actor Bubba Smith dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66.

A-Rod to be interviewed by MLB in poker probe

CHICAGO (AP) - Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will be interviewed by Major League Baseball as part of its investigation of his involvement in illegal poker games.

Newcomer Furbush helps Mariners beat A's 7-4

SEATTLE (AP) - Things are changing for the Seattle Mariners, both their roster as well as their results.

Curiosity follows Tiger Woods to the tee

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Add another list of numbers to show how much has changed in the world of Tiger Woods.

Vogelsong helps Giants top D-backs, end skid at 5

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Orlando Cabrera had become a bit concerned as San Francisco's skid hit five games while its offense sputtered.

Lincecum outdueled by Hudson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum rose to the occasion. One errant pitch cost him.

Community sports briefly: Youth tennis tournament at Centennial Park

There will be a tennis tournament for area youth on Aug. 20 -21 at Centennial Park in Carson City. The tournament is being hosted by the Carson Tennis Club.

Dent finally gets his Hall of Fame moment

CHICAGO (AP) - Richard Dent had just joined the Chicago Bears, and Dan Hampton was a little less than impressed.

Tiger Woods returns to Firestone after 3-month break

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods was on the practice range just as the sun began to rise Tuesday over Firestone, his first time on a PGA Tour golf course in nearly three months.

NBA takes legal action against players

Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.

Tuesday, August 2

Monday, August 1

Carson High boosters dinner set for Aug. 13

The Carson High football boosters are gearing up for their annual Senators Football Kickoff Dinner on Aug. 13.

Carson High fall sports signups today

Carson High School fall sports signups will take place today starting at 5:30 p.m. in the North Foyer. Physicals will be available for $10 in the Morse Burley Gymnasium.

NFL Network to be available on Charter cable

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Network will be available on cable provider Charter starting this season.

Judge sets Aug 10 hearing on NFL retirees' case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A federal judge has set an Aug. 10 hearing to discuss the still-pending case filed against the NFL by retired players.