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.
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.
HONOLULU (AP) - Bryant Moniz has been delivering for a long time, way before tossing touchdown passes as Hawaii's star quarterback.
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.
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.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) - For a guy who grew up in the South, the happiest times for William McGirt are coming to Boston.
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.
Carson High sophomore Josilyn Daggs started and finished Tuesday's season-opening girls soccer game against Reno with spectacular individual plays.
The Carson Wolfpack finished second at the Platinum Level Magic Cup Soccer Tournament over the weekend in Morgan Hill.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rafael Nadal's first match as defending U.S. Open champion was hardly a tour de force.
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.
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.
My daughter started kindergarten this year! Yes, I am very excited about her being in school, probably as excited as my daughter.
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.
After winning or sharing two consecutive 4A football championships, you wonder what Carson High's football team can do for an encore.
Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault wanted to see more of Mike Ball on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Danica Patrick on Thursday confirmed the rumors that have been flying all season
LAS VEGAS - Carson High's varsity volleyball team dropped three games to open the season Friday at the Las Vegas tournament.
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.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The fate of eight Miami players is now in the hands of the NCAA.
BOSTON (AP) - The Oakland Athletics didn't hide their feelings over being able to rebound so nicely after such a miserable loss.
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.
You would be hard-pressed to find a happier man in the town of Dayton than Rob Turner on Friday night.
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.
EDISON, N.J. (AP) - What once looked to be a long week at The Barclays suddenly has turned into a sprint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been approximately nine months since Dayton High's volleyball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Truckee in the 3A state finals.
A new era in Dayton High football begins tonight when the Dust Devils host defending 2A champion Lovelock.
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.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has gone against conventional wisdom since the moment he arrived at San Francisco 49ers headquarters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Maw is no stranger to volleyball in Carson City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Poolplayers Association is now forming teams throughout Carson City. The new season starts Aug. 29.
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.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania party rolled on at the Little League World Series.
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.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson takes a look around the league and sees big money flying everywhere.
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.
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.
There is a new face leading the Carson High girls golf team, and he's excited to be there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie Jose Altuve and J.D. Martinez are giving the Houston Astros a good look at their future.
Let me start out by saying that Terrelle Pryor got what he deserved.
Carson High wasn't anywhere near full strength when it took the field for its scrimmage against McQueen on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
BROOKLYN, Mich (AP) - Greg Biffle is still annoyed with Boris Said after their run-in at Watkins Glen.
Last weekend I saw two of the weirdest race finishes in a while.
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.
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.
HOUSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants' slump has gotten so bad they are even losing to the Houston Astros.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - The boys from Billings keep making Montana Little League history.
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.
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.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Making the transition from college to the NFL is tough enough under normal conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Van Dyke got quite the introduction to the NFL.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves keep coming up with new things to throw when they celebrate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Rick Rypien was scheduled to fly to Winnipeg on Sunday night to have his knee checked out.
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.
OK, we get it. This year's Nevada Wolf Pack football schedule is a cruel joke.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - The longest par 70 in major championship history. Water on half of the holes.
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.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Chalk up one for the team.
Four former football stars were inducted into the Carson High School Football Hall of Fame Saturday night at the school's kick-off dinner.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Brendan Steele is playing in his first major championship. Jason Dufner has never won a tour event.
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.
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.
If you've attended a football game at Carson High School in the last half century, you should know Bob Tresnit.
If you've attended a football game at Carson High School in the last half century, you should know Bob Tresnit.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings.
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.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Hardly anyone knows the two guys leading the PGA Championship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2011 football season officially got under way Thursday morning as Carson and Dayton high schools held their first practices of the season.
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.
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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apparently not everything on Twitter is true.
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.
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.
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.
MIAMI (AP)-At this rate, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez wouldn't mind sending Dan Uggla down to the minors for a day.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy remembers all too well his club's August struggles of a year ago.
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.
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.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods stepped from behind a microphone, thankful to be done with a short interview that felt like an intrusion.
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.
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.
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.
TORONTO (AP) - Backed by another Oakland power surge, Rich Harden finally got the best of a longtime nemesis.
Jakob Clark and Dagen Kipling were standouts last weekend for the Carson Tigersharks at the High Country Championship held in Minden.
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.
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.
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.
RENO - Scott Piercy and his family had vacation plans next week to go to Southern California.
RENO - John Merrick has been a model of consistency at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
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.
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.
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.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Prime Time has come to Canton - with an extra touch of gold. And a black do-rag.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Joey Logano heard the rumors at Joe Gibbs Racing.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The toughest matchup for Cole Hamels might've come against teammate Cliff Lee.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - After stealing seven bases, the Oakland Athletics finally got another chance to celebrate in a visiting clubhouse.
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.
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 - Notah Begay's future on the PGA Tour looked bright after winning twice in 1999 and 2000.
RENO - If you are a follower of the Reno-Tahoe Open, the leaderboard on Friday was jammed with some familiar names.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shane Victorino thought reliever Ramon Ramirez hit him on purpose. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel saw it that way, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Free agent tight end Kevin Boss signed a $16 million, four-year contract with the Raiders on Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics couldn't end their road woes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
With the withdrawal of defending champ Matt Bettencourt, seven past RTO champions remain in this year's field.
RENO - It wasn't the start Scott Smith wanted in his first professional tournament.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Warner understood what made the Greatest Show on Turf work.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants had a tough time getting the ball out of the infield against Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee.
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.
Defending Reno-Tahoe Open champion Matt Bettencourt has withdrawn after eight holes
RENO - Matt Bettencourt feels comfortable walking around the Montreux Golf & Country Club layout.
RENO - One thing that isn't missing in this year's Reno-Tahoe Open is championship caliber players.
When the 2011 Reno-Tahoe Open begins this morning at Montreux Golf & Country Club, golfers will be looking at a different course - sort of.
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.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Giants have changed their minds about trading disgruntled defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
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.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed free agent cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Madieu Williams to one-year contracts.
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.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley had surgery on his injured left foot Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SEATTLE (AP) - Things are changing for the Seattle Mariners, both their roster as well as their results.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Add another list of numbers to show how much has changed in the world of Tiger Woods.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Orlando Cabrera had become a bit concerned as San Francisco's skid hit five games while its offense sputtered.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum rose to the occasion. One errant pitch cost him.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) - Richard Dent had just joined the Chicago Bears, and Dan Hampton was a little less than impressed.
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.
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.
The Carson High football boosters are gearing up for their annual Senators Football Kickoff Dinner on Aug. 13.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Network will be available on cable provider Charter starting this season.
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.