SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis believes the NFL lockout has been good for Alex Smith but he said the veteran quarterback is "on his last straw" with the team.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's almost July, and for college basketball coaches and their assistants, that means a series of trips that makes the conference road schedule look like a drive to the gym.
Dom Mariani, Carson City Little League 10-11 all-star coach, couldn't have asked for a better opening game from his team.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A day that began with the Oakland Athletics saying goodbye to a familiar face ended with an all-too-familiar result.
CHICAGO (AP) - Between the blown leads and the lack of hits, it wasn't a pleasant day for the San Francisco Giants at friendly old Wrigley Field.
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies bolstered their infield by acquiring veteran second baseman Mark Ellis from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Marlins will open their new $515 million ballpark against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 4, a person familiar with next season's draft schedule told The Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - J.J. Hickson's athleticism and potential made him a budding NBA star. His inconsistency made him maddening and expendable.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA's thrilling season came with a high price tag.
NEW YORK (AP) - Called in by the Department of Justice to explain how major college football crowns a champion, the head of the Bowl Championship Series spent an hour and a half making a case for the much-criticized system.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Adam Scott must have felt as though he got another crack at the U.S. Open on Thursday in the AT&T National. Only this course felt more like a U.S. Open.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski hopes to get a jump-start on catching his mentor on the career victories list later this summer.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Michael Haywood, who was fired on Jan. 1, 16 days after being hired as Pitt's football coach, has asked the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and other state and federal agencies to investigate his termination by the university, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State football coach Luke Fickell has stressed, time and again, since the resignation of Jim Tressel, that the Buckeyes have to move forward.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Suspended Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor drunken driving and was sentenced to a year of probation. Whether he plays next season remains unclear.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) - Rosana's second-half strike lifted Brazil to a 1-0 victory over Australia in its opening match at the women's World Cup on Wednesday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bob Melvin thinks his club is on the verge of coming out of its offensive slumber. Just the same, Oakland's manager plans to shake things up a little.
CHICAGO (AP) - Ryan Dempster wanted to stay in the game. He had only thrown 83 pitches, given up three hits, was ahead 1-0 in the ninth inning and had retired 20 straight hitters at one point.
For the second straight game, a big first inning forced the Carson Blue Jays to play catch-up, and for the second straight game they couldn't do it.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Six-time champion Roger Federer was upset in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year Wednesday, squandering a two-set lead for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament and losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Erik Compton is among the elite on the PGA Tour this week at the AT&T National, even though he has been in a league of his own for about as long as he's been playing golf.
CHICAGO (AP) - If Barry Zito is going to permanently reclaim a spot in the Giants' rotation, he'll need more starts like this.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Gaby Sanchez struck out on a checked swing, then angrily tossed his bat toward Florida's dugout before getting ejected for the first time in his career.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick decided to skip a symposium for NFL rookies this week to spend time with his San Francisco 49ers teammates and learn some of the playbook.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The day began with the NFL commissioner and the players' association head starting another round of talks, this one set to run through Friday, aimed at ending a lockout that is now in its fourth month.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - South Carolina finished the first College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park the same way it did the last one at Rosenblatt Stadium.
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.
University of Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Hawai'i diver Emma Friesen are the 2010-11 Western Athletic Conference Joe Kearney Award winners.
It was, without question, Charlie Banfield's best game of the summer. No, make that the year.
The Carson High football boosters are gearing up for their annual Senator Football Kickoff Dinner on Aug.13.
At the beginning of June, my daughter and I went on vacation to California to visit family who were out visiting from the East Coast. We hit the beach, Disneyland and Yosemite. Quite a week and a half, I must say, but it was well worth the fun. To top it off when we returned it was finally summer in Nevada.
There comes a time in some parents' lives when a son or daughter sits them down to deliver the news: "I'm vegan." If you are an omnivorous parent, as fond of meat and fish as you are of ice cream and cheese, this is tough information to swallow.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, blaming Major League Baseball for refusing to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the troubled team afloat.
The Carson City Little League's Hooligans team defeated Fernely 9-1 on Sunday. Carson scored six runs in the fourth inning.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Venus and Serena Williams were eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Monday, the first time in five years that neither sister will play in the quarterfinals at the All England Club.
The Sertoma Football Classic should go away forever, and the closing minutes of Friday's brutal football game makes my point for me.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State needs to do a lot of "soul-searching" in the wake of the memorablia-for-cash and tattoos football scandal that forced coach Jim Tressel to resign and quarterback Terrelle Pryor to leave school, a university trustee said Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even for a team that regularly wins close games, the San Francisco Giants couldn't remember an inning like they had Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Trevor Cahill tossed three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Adam Rosales homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Saturday night.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Serena Williams has been known to say she isn't satisfied with this or that aspect of her game, even after easily winning a match, say, 6-3, 6-2.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Mardy Fish is making something of a habit of being the last U.S. man in the field at Grand Slam tournaments.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players declined to present a new economic proposal to owners Friday, less than a week before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - When Ricky Rubio held his introductory news conference this week, he jokingly promised that he would keep his credit card in his pocket on his first trip to the Mall of America so his family didn't buy everything in sight.
Buffalo safety George Wilson likes what he sees and hears about the players' recent discussions with the owners to end the lockout. The Bills' player representative also cautions against getting swept away by expectations of an imminent settlement.
FRANKFURT, Germany - When Germany won its first major title in women's soccer, coming home with the trophy from the 1989 European Championship, the players' bonus was a coffee set. A tacky one to boot, with a design of red and blue blooming flowers - and a flaw.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Yani Tseng made the mistake of grabbing the trophy before the end of a major tournament once already this year - and lost.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Nineteen-year-old amateur Patrick Cantlay had trouble building on his record-setting round in the Travelers Championship.
SONOMA, Calif. - The winding road course in Sonoma is a perfect fit with the serenity and peacefulness of the Northern California wine country.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Justin Allgaier could have coasted to victory under caution - but he ran out of gas, handing a victory to Reed Sorenson in a chaotic finish to Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide race at Road America.
As a road-racing fan, this is one of my favorite NASCAR weekends, with the Sprint Cup series at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma and the Nationwide series running at Road America in Wisconsin.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Andy Murray showed off his new favorite trick shot to an enraptured Centre Court crowd Friday.
The 11-12 year Carson City Hooligans team rolled to an 18-5 win over South Tahoe on Friday in Sparks.
RENO - Trying to put in a real offense in three days of practice for an all-star game is virtually impossible, and Spanish Springs' Scott Hare knows that.
RENO - The attitudes were better, but the results didn't change for the Carson Blue Jays.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andres Torres scored the deciding run from third base on Aubrey Huff's long foul out in the sixth inning, and the San Francisco Giants overcame another erratic start by pitcher Jonathan Sanchez to beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Friday night.
CROMWELL, Conn. - Nineteen-year-old UCLA star Patrick Cantlay shot a course-record 10-under 60 - the lowest PGA Tour round ever by an amateur - to take a four-stroke lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.
With training camps set to open in another month, NFL owners and players will resume negotiations next week, hoping to build on recent talks, two people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.
Victoria Williams, broker/sales manager of Coldwell Banker Best Sellers in Carson City recently announced that Christine Barger-Millard has joined the Best Sellers team as a full-time salesperson. Barger-Millard said she is looking forward to her affiliation with Coldwell Banker Best Sellers because of "the company's outstanding business philosophy and marketing approach."
The following business licenses were filed in Carson City between May 30-June 17: 3D Concrete, out of town contractors, 775-635-2805 Affordable Used Furnishings, Carson City, Gyla Herbaugh, owner, 775-450-3709
Northern Nevada's cadre of small farmers - those with just a few acres - are finding that subscription farming provides a valuable stream of revenue when they need it most. And the deals in which customers often pay an upfront deposit and payments throughout the winter and spring for boxes of produce delivered on a regular schedule give small farmers a solid way of gauging demand for their crops.
AdvisorShares launches the Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF AdvisorShares Investments, a sponsor of actively managed Exchange Traded Funds, launched the AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE: MATH) on Thursday, which is managed by American Wealth Management of Reno, Nevada.
Municipal bonds are tax-exempt debt obligations issued by cities, counties, states and other governmental entities to finance the creation of projects that are considered beneficial to the public good: housing, schools, highways, hospitals, sewer systems and other essential infrastructure. Carson City, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and, the State of Nevada have all been issuers of municipal bonds. Interest income from municipal bonds is generally exempt from federal income tax, and if you purchase a bond issued in your state of residence, you generally don't have to pay state income tax (a few states such as Nevada have no state income taxes). Some communities may impose local income taxes but may waive taxes on certain local, municipal bonds.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - After playing so well, so often, at this year's first two major tournaments, Li Na's run at Wimbledon came to an early end.
Tonight's annual Sertoma Football Classic means different things to the six Carson High players selected to the game.
RENO - Simply put, Thursday's loss to the Greater Nevada Badgers was one of the most disappointing efforts put forth by the Carson Blue Jays this summer.
Round 4 of the "secret" negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon - perhaps to a suburban locale near you.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Michael Bradley had a one-stroke lead when first-round play in the Travelers Championship was suspended for the day Thursday.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - No matter how hard she tried, Paula Creamer couldn't quite catch Yani Tseng. Neither could anyone else.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum needed a psychological boost. When he got it, his fastball command returned.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Capuano put aside any hint of pain and then really cramped Oakland's style.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kyrie Irving headed to Cleveland as the No. 1 pick minutes after the NBA draft started.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - With the core of a team that has made consecutive trips to the conference finals in place, the San Jose Sharks head into this offseason looking for tweaks more than an overhaul.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Time and again after losing a point, Venus Williams rolled her eyes, slumped her shoulders and let out a shriek of dismay that echoed through Centre Court, reverberating off its roof.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - North Carolina couldn't move baserunners along, so it's so long to the College World Series for the Tar Heels.
The Nevada Bullets suffered through two horrific days on the baseball field. There are plenty of ways to deal with the adversity of three straight losses.
A thumbnail look at potential first-round selections for the NBA draft to be held on Thursday:
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods will miss another golf tournament as he recovers from injuries to his left leg, saying Wednesday he will not play in the AT&T National next week outside Philadelphia.
LONDON (AP) - Newly crowned U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy is confident he can handle the pressure that comes with being considered the heir apparent to Tiger Woods.
NFL owners and players met in the Boston area Wednesday in the latest attempt to work out a new collective bargaining agreement, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) - Union officials said Wednesday that NBA players and owners are about $7 billion apart over a 10-year span in their most recent proposals, a significant gap to close to avoid a work stoppage.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brad Ziegler hit Justin Turner with a pitch with two outs in the 13th inning to force in the winning run and the New York Mets ended the Oakland Athletics' six-game winning streak, 3-2 Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong was just hoping to earn a spot with a major league club the last five seasons.
OMAHA, Neb. - Colby Holmes, John Taylor and Matt Price combined on a five-hitter and defending national champion South Carolina tied the record for consecutive NCAA tournament wins with a 7-1 victory over Virginia at the College World Series on Tuesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - They're done measuring, timing and talking to prospective draft picks. It's time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to choose a few.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - The next time NFL owners meet over labor, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.
DALLAS (AP) - Super Bowl ticket-holders displaced during the seating fiasco at Cowboys Stadium in February said Tuesday in a court filing they should be compensated for lost income on top of the other expenses they incurred.
NEW YORK (AP) - Saying it reflects a "desire to go as far as we can to avoid a lockout," NBA Commissioner David Stern revealed Tuesday that owners have moved off their insistence on a hard salary cap.
The Nevada Bullets proved that a good start doesn't translate into a win.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ben Revere stood in the on-deck circle waiting for his second at-bat of the first inning and watched as pitcher Carl Pavano went for a major league-record ninth straight hit to start the game.
NEW YORK (AP) - Josh Outman threw another impressive game, Jemile Weeks scored three times and the streaking Oakland Athletics walked their way to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night, handing rookie Dillon Gee his first loss of the season.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - The 352 days Serena Williams lived through between Grand Slam appearances were filled with health problems and hospitalizations, doubts and depression.
Growing up in Texas, everything was about beef. The longhorn was as much a symbol of the Lone Star State as the lone star itself.
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:
CHICAGO (AP) - Curtis Granderson hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and Brett Gardner made a terrific play in the outfield to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hideki Matsui had two hits and two RBIs to help the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 Saturday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Connor Harrell hit the first College World Series home run in the new TD Ameritrade Park to break a sixth-inning tie and first-time qualifier Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina 7-3 on Saturday.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Calbert Cheaney is returning to Indiana to relearn the college game.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Another race, another pole for Kurt Busch. This is a drill he's happy to get used to.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Jack Roush drew a few laughs after his team's NASCAR Nationwide victory, when he was asked his view of the fine handed down to fellow owner Richard Childress.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Carl Edwards raced to his fourth NASCAR Nationwide victory of the year, passing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with less than 10 laps remaining Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
A thumbnail look at potential first-round selections for the NBA draft to be held on Thursday:
NEW YORK (AP) - You can't draft a Big Three, and Miami's was beaten in the NBA finals by a Dallas team built almost entirely through trades and free agency.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - NBA players who just finished a season capped by the highest rated championship series in more than a decade are concerned about how their labor dispute and a potential work stoppage before next season will affect their surging fan base.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Rory McIlroy kept punishing the golf course and the record book Saturday, setting himself up with an eight-shot lead at the U.S. Open with 18 holes left between him and his first major championship.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - It probably won't cost Webb Simpson a tournament this time. Still, he must be wondering what he did to get on the wrong side of the golf gods.
BOSTON (AP) - Screaming fans dressed in the black and gold of the Boston Bruins smiled, waved and stood on trees and bus shelters as they watched the NHL champions - and the Stanley Cup, of course - roll through city streets on a balmy, breezy day.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Conor Jackson wasn't surprised to see Oakland playing small-ball against San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum in the first inning.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas has added forward Kevin Young, a 6-foot-8 swingman who will be expected to contribute right away in the Jayhawks' rebuilding project.
Two simple words at the end of a June 7 tweet said it all: "Serena's back!"
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A new wave of college football head-coaching candidates is going to school this weekend.
A couple of months ago I wrote about 76 year old Midget racer J.R. Williams. At the other end of the age spectrum is Carson City native Conner Ford, who is working his way up the racing ladder at the age of 14. I sat down with Conner on Friday and we discussed his racing history and aspirations.
NEW YORK (AP) - Reaching a labor deal soon is hardly a done deal in the NFL.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The College World Series opens at the new TD Ameritrade Park on Saturday after 61 years at Rosenblatt Stadium, and coaches are doing all they can to keep their players focused on what happens between the lines.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Probation is over for Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, but the drivers aren't ready to shake hands and make up.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners relaxed their insistence on non-guaranteed contracts in a new collective bargaining agreement Friday, but players cautioned that isn't enough because the league is still seeking a hard salary cap.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. tries not to worry about his winless stretch, which reached three years this week.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Ernie Els stood in a foyer just inside the clubhouse, along a wall adorned with photos and other mementos from his 1997 U.S. Open victory.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The plywood sheets filling in for shattered windows on the historic Hudson's Bay Co. department store Thursday were turned into a canvas for expressing a city's embarrassment.
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . OK, yes, I have to admit it. I was thrilled to see the Miami Heat and LeBron James lose the NBA Finals. I didn't care who won it as long as the Heat and LeBron lost it. I vowed to never watch the NBA again if the Heat won. So, thank you, Dallas Mavericks for making sure that King James has as many NBA titles this morning as Burger King, King Tut, King Kong, Don King and Stephen King.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette never made it onto the same court during their last year of college hoops. It finally happened behind closed doors at the Utah Jazz practice facility.
Carson City Little League has chosen its all-star rosters for post-season play which begins later this month.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge on Thursday downgraded three charges against Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt for offenses stemming from his second recent arrest in the state.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With the NFL lockout putting the squeeze on both his wallet and pursuit of a pro football career, former Connecticut quarterback Tyler Lorenzen has created some of the latest culinary innovations in the Big Easy, just so he can eat at home and save a little coin.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Although the ring was even heavier than Charles Woodson expected, it felt just right on his hand.
DALLAS (AP) - The face of the Dallas Mavericks laughed, sang and even seemed to tear up.
ALAMEDA - The Neptune Pearl scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to wipe out a 2-1 deficit and beat the Nevada Bulllets 6-3 in a Far West Collegiate League baseball game Thursday night at Willie Stargell Field.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - It's rare anytime a round of 74 makes a pro golfer smile.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Rory McIlroy is becoming a master at these major championships.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jemile Weeks played through some nerves, Gio Gonzalez played through an illness and the Oakland Athletics played well enough for their first series win under interim manager Bob Melvin.
PHOENIX (AP) - Justin Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a sweep at the hands of San Francisco with a 3-2 victory over the Giants on Thursday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Jason Terry has figured out a simple way for the Dallas Mavericks to bring back the entire roster to defend their NBA title.
DALLAS (AP) - Five years after a parade drawn up to celebrate the Dallas Mavericks' first NBA championship backfired, new plans are in place for a ride through the city's streets.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Coach Gene Chizik says in his upcoming book that Auburn would never have let Cam Newton play if the Tigers had any concerns about the quarterback's eligibility and described a star player with high character and "incredible focus" who used football as an escape.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon Ducks coach Chip Kelly has suspended Cliff Harris indefinitely after the cornerback was cited for speeding while driving with a suspended license.
ALAMEDA - Andrew Woeck pitched six strong innings and C.J. Maldanado went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs to lead the Nevada Bullets to a 9-2 win over the Neptune Pearl in a Far West Summer Collegiate game at Willie Stargell Field.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' attorneys filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to change Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction to an acquittal or schedule a new trial.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - While the Boston Bruins beelined across the ice to mob him at the buzzer, Tim Thomas tapped both goalposts, sank to his knees and rubbed the ice in front of his empty goal.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - This season has already included the biggest save in California baseball history. Now the Golden Bears are hoping to cap it with one of their biggest wins.
One of the big experiments for Carson High's summer baseball team has been using wood bats in preparation for the less lively bats that will be used next spring.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters withdrew from Wimbledon on Wednesday because of a foot injury, leaving the women's field more wide open.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Golf's second major championship of the year seems to have a new name.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics had a lot of firsts Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - To a man, the San Francisco Giants were intent on giving Madison Bumgarner the outcome he deserved.
NEW YORK (AP) - Negotiations completed for the day and likely the week, NFL owners are setting sights on their upcoming meeting in Chicago. Many players are looking beyond then - with optimism - toward getting back to work.
BETHESDA, Md (AP) - Maybe the oddest thing about the meltdown that cost Dustin Johnson the U.S. Open last year is how much of it he wouldn't change.
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - The wait is over for Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. The championship-winning drivers with a bumpy personal connection are headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
WATKINS GLEN, NY (AP) - Lewis Hamilton looked at Tony Stewart, smiled and gave a thumbs-up.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The past two weeks are likely to be a vivid blur in the memories of Tim Thomas, Roberto Luongo and the players who staggered off their final cross-continent flights Tuesday to put a merciful end to the Stanley Cup finals.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Anyone curious why home ice has been such an advantage in the Stanley Cup finals only needs to look back at the second period of Game 5 in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canucks president Mike Gillis said Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk "used a can opener" in delivering a brutal hit on Mason Raymond that left the Vancouver forward in a Boston hospital with a back injury.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA Commissioner David Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver met with players' association executive director Billy Hunter and members of their staffs Tuesday, and there are more discussions planned for later this week.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is looking for volunteers for its trail building workdays at Stateline for the Daggett Summit Trail Project.
It always seems there can't be a busier month than December. Then June arrives and slam! All those baby and bridal showers, weddings, and graduations plus a slew of end-of-year concerts, sports banquets and awards ceremonies. And somehow, you are still expected to get dinner on the table.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are finally getting some relief from high gas and food prices. Wholesale food prices fell last month by the most in nearly a year, and gas prices keep dropping after peaking in May. A separate survey suggests CEOs are feeling more optimistic and will hire more in the second half of this year.
This week grocery shopping, I decided to part with my usual organized self and go without a list. Scary, I know. I am not abandoning my usually weekly menu planning, I am just doing it a little backward. I decided to go to the store and pick out the things that looked good, were in season or, in some cases, more affordable (let's admit that has to be considered more and more these days).
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants will be without another one of their best hitters for a while. Maybe even the entire season.
DALLAS - Celebrating in their champagne-soaked championship T-shirts, it was easy to look around the Dallas Mavericks' locker room and laugh off the reputations each of them once carried.
The Lodi Glory scored once in the seventh and once in the eighth innings to pick up a league victory over the Nevada Bullets on Sunday in Lodi, Calif.
A five-month gaming promotion has ended with three area residents winning all-expense paid trips to the U.S. Open which starts Thursday at Congressional in Bethesda, Md.
At first glance, Dayton's Jim and Kitty Collins aren't your normal couple.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bob Geren realized full well that without regular wins this year his tenure managing the Oakland Athletics would be over.
CHICAGO (AP) - Brent Lillibridge helped make John Danks a winner with a homer-saving catch in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Saturday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jake's Stadium Pizza has been a fast-food fixture on the Minnesota State University campus for nearly four decades. This summer, they're cooking that thin crust with crossed fingers in Mankato, Minn.
MIAMI - The hammer Dirk Nowitzki is so close to escaping is pounding away harder than ever at LeBron James.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Kentucky Derby winner stumbled at the start. The Preakness winner tired in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Kurt Busch's reward for slapping the wall at practice was a backup No. 22 Dodge that was better than his regular ride.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Tim Thomas is giving a masterful performance in his net during the Stanley Cup finals. He's also doing an excellent job masking the frustration that must be coursing through him.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot her second straight 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Mindy Kim in the LPGA State Farm Classic
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A look at some of the anniversaries of this year's 111th U.S. Open, to be played June 16-19 at Congressional:
A capsule look at 10 notable players in the U.S. Open, to be played June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.:
Four players have taken their turns at No. 1, the highest number between U.S. Opens in the 25-year history of the world ranking. Four players won their first major in the last 12 months. Four others captured their first World Golf Championship.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Karlsson shot a 2-under 68 Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds at the St. Jude Classic.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bill Hall was home in Arizona playing video games with his cousin when his agent called to tell him Freddy Sanchez got injured and the San Francisco Giants might need an infielder.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched eight scoreless innings and also got two hits off Tim Lincecum as the Cincinnati Reds gave the San Francisco ace one of his worst beatings ever in a 10-2 victory over the Giants on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch-hitter Nate Schierholtz delivered a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the sports and entertainment firm that wants to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has been in talks with officials from five teams about the proposed venue, a company official said Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Scott Sizemore hit a go-ahead three-run double in the ninth inning to rally the Oakland Athletics past the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Friday night, ending a 10-game losing streak.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - With a fortunate bounce and a flawless goalie, the Vancouver Canucks are heading back to Boston with the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time.
Developers of a matchless fire starter hope to see widespread inception of their product as it begins to hit outdoor retail stores throughout the year. Minden-based Glacier Ice Development has been refining the Fire Puck for more than five years, president Denis Niemeyer says. The company struck a deal with Leach Logistics of Sparks to fine-tune the firestarter, and Leach expects to begin production and distribution in early June.
Fifth annual community drive for school supplies Bauter & Holmes is sponsoring the fifth annual community school supply drive. Donations can be dropped off at the Bauter & Holmes, 525 W. Washington St. through Aug. 17. Their hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
The exploration companies that act as the research-and-development arm of Nevada's mining industry won a key legal battle last week. Carson City District Court Judge Jim Wilson in Carson City ruled that fees on mining claims levied by the State Legislature are unconstitutional.
Sales tax on coins and bullion in Nevada has been a sore spot for many dealers, collectors, and investors. Every state in the West, except Nevada, has exempted rare coins and bullion from sales tax for investors. Nevada just took the first step. Bullion is now exempt from sales tax.
Winston Churchill once said "Americans will do the right thing-after they have exhausted all the alternatives." That was many years ago, but it is just as true today, or is it? After enduring a week of Wienergate, I was not surprised that A.) the Congressman would attempt to keep his job; B.) The media would be entirely focused on the juicy details of the scandal when there are so many crucially important stories; C.) There were plenty of folks willing to downplay Mr. Wiener's deplorable behavior as no big deal.
Due to space limitations, last week's update on Gardnerville Outlaw Kart racer Tanner Thorson's season didn't make the paper.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed an extreme makeover to shake up his sagging career. New shop. New crew chief. New team.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Richard Childress refuses to talk about what he did to Kyle Busch. Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya won't talk about secret fines or threatened lawsuits.
Janet Evans was perfectly content to walk away from swimming after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. She had her gold medals, her world records. She was burned out and ready to move on.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mucho Macho Man is running for more than glory in the Belmont Stakes.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's Gene Chizik has received a new contract nearly doubling his salary and making him one of college football's highest paid coaches.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - With two months to go before training camp, the Penn State Nittany Lions don't have to be in Happy Valley - though it certainly can't hurt to stick around if you're competing for the quarterback job.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Bill Stewart has resigned as West Virginia's football coach and Dana Holgorsen will take over a year early after the two made unwanted headlines for weeks.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Boise State met with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Friday to discuss violations by its highly successful football program and other sports.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James came to Miami last summer for the chance to be a champion.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mark Jackson was every bit the bold and boisterous personality on his first day as coach of the Golden State Warriors that he was as a player and a broadcast analyst.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Karlsson shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the St. Jude Classic.
RENO - The Eldorado Hotel Casino will return as the dinner sponsor at this year's Governor's Dinner on July 8 at the Governor's Mansion.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops won't be laying claim to the 2004 national title that Southern California had stripped by the BCS this week.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Home has been sweet in the Stanley Cup finals. Again.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - NCAA investigators left campus a week ago following their review of reports about Ohio State players selling or trading memorabilia for cash and tattoos, university president Gordon Gee said Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The next step may be the most important one for former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.
CHICAGO (AP) - Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox spoiled the debut of Oakland interim manager Bob Melvin, beating the Athletics 9-4 on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had another stellar outing. Typical of his season, the San Francisco pitcher didn't get any run support and took another loss.
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Thursday it's "so stupid" that the cash-strapped state pays millions to host the Pro Bowl when the money could be used for education.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested again in New Jersey, a day after appearing in court for a previous arrest on traffic charges.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him and the Dallas Mavericks finally ahead in these ultra-close NBA finals.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - David Mathis matched his best round ever on the PGA Tour, shooting a 5-under 65 Thursday to grab the opening round lead at the St. Jude Classic.
RENO - The Carson Blue Jays put on a small-ball clinic.
Chromalloy Nevada, one of Carson City's largest employers, laid off 41 people Thursday, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed. "Chromalloy's Nevada facility experienced a decline in our business," said Cathy Gedvilas. "After a review of the business and industry environment, we announced the reduction of positions to better align our business with the marketplace."
BOSTON (AP) - The tattered, kitschy Bruins jacket has been moving around the Boston locker room for the past few months, going to the most valuable player in every victory.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired the negotiating rights to Terrelle Pryor and have spoken to Pryor's lawyer about bringing the former Ohio State quarterback to the Canadian Football League.
The list was on his bedroom wall growing up, a daily reminder to Tiger Woods about his goals in life. Simple, yet audacious, the plan was to break the records set by Jack Nicklaus and become the greatest golfer ever.
DALLAS (AP) - For nearly a year, LeBron James has shaken off the criticism, laughed off the trash talk.
DALLAS (AP) - Repeating the words several times, David Stern made it clear: NBA owners and players are "very far apart" on a new labor deal.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain overpowered Washington with 11 strikeouts in his first complete game of the season and also hit an RBI double that helped the San Francisco Giants beat the Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday for their sixth win in eight games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former big leaguer Jose Pagan, who drove in the eventual winning run for Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the 1971 World Series, has died. He was 76.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Just over a week after being humiliated in Oakland, the Baltimore Orioles pushed aside the struggling Athletics to pull off a sweep of their own.
One swing of the club gave Dayton resident Janice Campbell her 15 seconds of fame.
Four more former Western Nevada College baseball players were selected on the final day of the amateur draft.
Throughout his restaurant career, Paul Lau said he has come to enjoy one simple pleasure: Watching his customers smile after they taste his food. "This has been my job my whole life," said Lau , 62. "I like cooking, I like to see people when they're eating my meal they're happy."
NEW YORK (AP) - A contentious meeting of oil ministers ended Wednesday with a clear message: Don't count on OPEC to do much about oil prices. The 12-nation group decided not to boost production, which likely would have resulted in lower prices. That sent oil back above $100 a barrel. And more importantly, it sets the stage for higher prices later this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Another lackluster economic report sent stocks down Wednesday, extending a weeklong slide. The Federal Reserve report, known as the Beige Book, showed the economy slowed in several U.S. regions for the first time this year. While seven of the Fed's 12 districts reported steady gains, the economy stalled in the New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago regions, the Fed said. Dallas was the only region to report accelerated growth. That was largely due to the effect of higher oil prices on the region's energy industry.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rick Pitino says he is excited about the two new additions to his Louisville squad and that his son is not leaving his coaching staff anytime soon.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - In pitching Arizona State to a national championship in softball, Dallas Escobedo did something few freshman have ever accomplished - and none had done for more than two decades.
BOSTON (AP) - The last time Henrik Sedin looked, the Vancouver Canucks' hats were blue, not black.
When you ask Douglas High's Kyle Johnson how fast he throws, he looks a little sheepish.
The Unique Products 305/Kenda Tire team of Mike Johnson, Craig Smith, Brian Pinard and Carson City's Steve Garnett combined their talents to win the Class 30 title at the Tecate Score Baja 500.
DALLAS (AP) - For the first time with the Miami Heat, LeBron James didn't score in double figures. That ended a streak that had been going on for so much longer for the standout forward.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL and its players again held talks Tuesday at a secret location, seeking a resolution to the labor impasse.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Alex Smith is playing the part of quarterback, coach and even part-time media relations liaison this summer for the San Francisco 49ers.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics couldn't get more than one hit in any inning against Baltimore, and many of their hard-hit balls went directly into the glove of one of the Orioles.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven impressive innings and drove in the tiebreaking run with a safety squeeze to lead the Washington Nationals over the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - As far as William Hill is concerned, all bets are off.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods pulled out of the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of lingering issues with his left leg, leaving him uncertain how soon he can resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record for major titles.
I'm finally finished working at the Legislature except for a few odds and ends. I wanted to say that even though it was hard work I thoroughly enjoyed my first session. It was a privilege cooking for the Assembly members. I'd like to think that with their very busy schedules coming down for a good lunch helped them to get through their day and do a job that was not easy in this economic environment.
Stratas (layered casseroles for breakfast or brunch) are the perfect vehicles for explaining the concept "dump cook," a condition to which I readily confess. Indeed, the hardest part of giving away recipes requested by guests at our Bed and Breakfast or writing this column for the Nevada Appeal, is quantifying the ingredients. "How much zucchini?" "More seasoning?" "Add some garlic? Onion? Peppers?"
BALTIMORE (AP) - Adam Rosales would have preferred to celebrate his return from the disabled list with a victory.
Before Memorial Day weekend, it had been some time since big-name heavyweight top world contenders have come to Reno.
Silver Stage High senior Shannon Chapman signed a letter of intent May 28 to play softball at Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - As Carolina Panthers players organized a week of workouts, their new coach was forced to find out secondhand how they went.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - After an offseason he'd like to forget, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is proclaiming himself ready for the upcoming NFL schedule.
TRACY, Calif. (AP) - Hall of Fame running back John Henry Johnson died Friday. He was 81.
PARIS (AP) - If China's 1.3 billion people want to thank someone for their country's first Grand Slam singles title, they can say "merci" to Li Na's former badminton coach.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Mavericks backup center Brendan Haywood was going nowhere fast during practice Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kurt Busch had never run all that well in Kansas, and a spinout during practice Friday certainly didn't make it look as if he was about to turn that around.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - NASCAR is looking into reports that Kyle Busch and 65-year-old car owner Richard Childress were involved in an altercation Saturday after the Trucks Series race at Kansas Speedway.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - With the finish line coming fast on the final lap, Justin Allgaier saw Carl Edwards' car start to wobble as it ran out of fuel. And that's when Allgaier knew he would be able to get around him.
RENO - All-star games are usually fun for the participants for. It gives them a chance to meet and get to know players they face during the regular season.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - In a mere 11 seconds, Alex Burrows used the strengths of the Boston Bruins' two best defensive players against them.
As many of you, I'm a devout Giants fan, and I was distraught that the team will have to play the rest of the season without Buster Posey.
The Nevada Bullets improved to 6-0 on the season with a 8-3 win over the Butte Sabres on Saturday afternoon at Western Nevada College in a nonleague summer collegiate baseball game.
RENO - Brock Stassi doesn't plan on stressing out during the three-day major league baseball amateur draft starting on Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants plan to place heralded rookie Brandon Belt on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a hairline fracture in slugger's left wrist.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki is heating up, and the Colorado Rockies are hoping the rest of their lineup will follow suit.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Steve Stricker holed out from the fairway for one of his two eagles Saturday, wound up with a 3-under 69 on a steamy afternoon at Muirfield Village and finished with a three-shot lead in the Memorial. He still had to convince himself it was a good day.
BOSTON (AP) - J.D. Drew stuck with his usual laid-back approach after looking terrible the previous four times at the plate. It finally paid off - and ended a long day.
PARIS (AP) - There was a time when a Grand Slam final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was a regular occurrence.
Wow! Memorial Day weekend was one of fantastic finishes. Although the Monaco F1 race ended on a predictable note, the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 most certainly did not.
Wow! Memorial Day weekend was one of fantastic finishes. Although the Monaco F1 race ended on a predictable note, the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 most certainly did not.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Manny Malhotra returned to practice Friday with the Vancouver Canucks, still hoping to play in the Stanley Cup finals less than three months after a career-threatening eye injury.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cody Ross hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth, Matt Cain pitched seven innings for his first win in more than three weeks and the San Francisco Giants beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Friday night.
PARIS (AP) - Dusk was descending, wind was swirling and full-throated chants of "Ro-ger! Ro-ger!" from 15,000 or so fans finally were hushing as Roger Federer stepped to the baseline to serve - one point from returning to the French Open final and one point from ending Novak Djokovic's 43-match winning streak.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Boston is quickly becoming a bad - and banned - word in British Columbia.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seven weeks after the Minnesota Timberwolves season ended, Kurt Rambis has not been told whether he will be back for a third year as head coach.
DALLAS (AP) - Dwyane Wade knows in the NBA finals, collapses can carry over.
WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal changed from his gray T-shirt and sweat pants into a three-piece suit, then walked by some of the souvenirs he accrued during his NBA days for the final time as an active player.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - On a course with such a fine line between birdies and bogeys, Steve Stricker settled for perfection Friday in the Memorial with a hole-in-one that put him in control at Muirfield Village.
MIAMI (AP) - Florida Marlins rookie Scott Cousins, a North Valleys graduate, has been receiving death threats despite repeatedly apologizing for a collision with San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey.
BOSTON (AP) - Carl Crawford has struggled all season against left-handers. And when it comes to driving in runs, he's been much better on the road.
NOVI, Mich. (AP) - Gale Sayers sent a stern message to NFL players, challenging them to help those who paved the way.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - NFL players urged a federal appeals court Friday to declare the lockout illegal, saying the league had no right to impose a work stoppage that is now approaching three months with no sign of a deal that will save the 2011 season.
Although the unemployment rate in Douglas County has dropped two percentage points since January, more than 2,700 people are still out of work, according to the state, and could use some help in locating their next job. Enter Douglas County's Employment Training and Job Development program, headed by Denise Castle. The program is hosting a free, two-day job seminar Wednesday and Thursday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville, 1375 Centerville Lane.
John Howitt, a respiratory therapist and owner of Accellence Home Medical in Reno, says it's not unusual for a patient in Susanville to call, asking for his help. "I'll hop in my plane and go," says Howitt. "For me, time is everything."
Thanks for the Junk the Junipers program Kudos to the Nevada Fire Safe Council for organizing the Junk the Junipers program a couple weeks ago. All I had to do was get my junipers to the Fandango parking lot where approximately six Carson City Fire Department firefighters graciously unloaded them and the Nevada Fire Safe Council provided me with an informative booklet, "Choosing the Right Plants for Northern Nevada's High Fire Hazard Areas," and 50 percent off 10 perennials at Greenhouse Gardens.
Northwest Territorial Mint acquires Texas company Northwest Territorial Mint of Dayton, a maker of custom coins and medals for the military and other customers, acquired Graco Awards of Tomball, Texas. Graco makes the Medal of Honor, Silver Star and Purple Heart awards. Both companies have been privately held.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bleak jobs report suggests the recovery from the Great Recession will be longer and bumpier than many economists had envisioned. Most economists say job growth should strengthen later this year as gasoline prices drop further and the economy recovers from the effects of natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad. But the recovery is starting to weaken 17 months before the 2012 election, which could hurt President Barack Obama's re-election prospects.
(AP) - Evidence is piling up that the economic recovery has lost some of its vigor. That has deflated a stock market rally and pushed indexes down for five straight weeks, the longest losing streak since mid-2008. So, what's next? Don't hold out hope for more help from the government, analysts say. Another round of stimulus spending isn't in the cards, the Fed has already slashed interest rates near zero and has said it will end its bond-buying program on schedule at the end of this month.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Although Bruno Mars' skating probably needs work, the Hawaiian singer is upstaging the Stanley Cup finals this week.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For a guy who downplays his baseball skills, Canucks defenseman Keith Ballard has been a pretty good reliever for banged-up Vancouver during the club's run to the Stanley Cup finals.
MIAMI (AP) - Any pain in Dirk Nowitzki's left hand wouldn't have hurt nearly as much as a 2-0 deficit.
Carson High grad Kyle Stone has always been a good hitter, and he's gotten even better after two years at Feather River College.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Rory McIlroy only gets to play three regular PGA Tour events this year. He showed Thursday why the Memorial Tournament was one of them.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mark Ingram figures there no use dwelling on whether the NFL lockout will stunt his growth as a player, and he downplays the apparent tension that the Saints' decision to draft him has caused with Reggie Bush.
From mediated talks to arguments before an appeals court, the NFL's labor dispute has reached another critical stage.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's antitrust division will meet with the BCS this summer, following up on concerns the department raised with the NCAA about college football's postseason format.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - No celebrating for Colby Rasmus after a career-best six-RBI game. The St. Louis Cardinals' center fielder blamed himself for a misplay that helped put the game out of reach.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The lawyer for Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has questioned the facts in a Sports Illustrated special report on the Buckeyes' NCAA problems, saying the story is "90-percent wrong."
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nate Schierholtz hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, then got the go-ahead hit in the 11th inning as the San Francisco Giants shook off a poor outing by Tim Lincecum to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Wednesday night.
RENO - Gary Powers fulyl intends to coach the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team in the 2012 season and beyond.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Raffi Torres ended an ugly Stanley Cup finals opener with a dramatic flash of beauty for the Vancouver Canucks.
PARIS (AP) - American twins Bob and Mike Bryan finished off a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory over Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan on Wednesday to reach the French Open doubles semifinals.
PARIS (AP) - His ankle is hurting and his next opponent is Rafael Nadal.
TORONTO (AP) - Jay Triano will not return as Toronto Raptors coach next season.
HOUSTON (AP) - Kevin McHale is a Hall of Fame player who won three NBA championships with Boston, a longtime former executive for Minnesota and twice a fill-in coach for the Timberwolves.
BOSTON (AP) - He was a prolific producer of rebounds and record albums. And nicknames, too, as if at 7-foot-1 and 350 pounds he was too big for the simple "Shaq" that made him an instantly recognizable, one-name star in all of his endeavors.
MIAMI (AP) - Brian Cardinal took one look at Dirk Nowitzki's injured finger, turned to the Dallas Mavericks' trainer and recommended his treatment plan.
MIAMI (AP) - Commissioner David Stern felt there was progress. Union executive director Billy Hunter said he is "hopeful."
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Jack Nicklaus played his last round in a major alongside a 27-year-old from England with a quiet demeanor and efficient game. He had no idea that Friday afternoon at St. Andrews that Luke Donald one day would be No. 1 in the world.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Fred Couples says the only thing that will keep Tiger Woods' from dominating again and breaking Jack Nicklaus' record in the major is his knee.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A.J. Burnett settled down after an early homer to snap an 11-start winless streak on the road, and Nick Swisher homered against his former team to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the 10th straight time, 4-2 on Wednesday.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Steve Spurrier has a plan to pay football players - and it wouldn't cost schools or conferences a dime.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The NCAA is interested in Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's cars. The state of Ohio says he shouldn't be driving one.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska backup quarterback Cody Green has decided to transfer after getting beaten out by Taylor Martinez for the starter's job last fall and having failed to make headway in the spring against new challengers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants' dispiriting loss came with a bit of positive news: Brandon Belt should be back soon.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Curtis Granderson homered and drove in four runs and Derek Jeter had two hits to reach 2,983 for his career and scored three runs to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the ninth straight time, 10-3 on Tuesday night.