Stories for November 2011


Wednesday, November 30

Carson opens season, tourney with South Tahoe

New Carson High basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia and his Senator squad aren't entering the 35th annual Capital Classic under ideal circumstances.

Griffin feeling good after Baylor back to practice

WACO, Texas (AP) - Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has practiced this week with no lingering effects from the concussion-like symptoms that knocked the Heisman Trophy hopeful out of the 19th-ranked Bears' last game.

Leach agrees to coach Washington State

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Mike Leach is bringing his high-powered passing offense - and swashbuckling style - to long-dormant Washington State.

PSU prez hopes to have new coach by bowl game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State could have a replacement for fired football coach Joe Paterno by the end of the year.

DeJesus agrees to $10 million, 2-yr deal with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Outfielder David DeJesus and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract.

Selig, McCourt won't testify in Dodgers bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig do not have to testify at a hearing next week on the team's plan to sell future media rights, a federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday.

Forget '11 (or so Red Sox hope): Bobby V is coming

BOSTON (AP) - Players eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. If it didn't bother Bobby Valentine as a baseball lifer, it would certainly offend his sensibilities as a self-proclaimed gourmet chef.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson visits Jim Harbaugh

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - New Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson can learn from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh when it comes to preparing for a season in short order because of a lockout.

Donald: Disney World win provides validation

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) - Five weeks after a stunning finish at Disney World, Luke Donald returns to competition at the Nedbank Challenge feeling refreshed and validated at No. 1.

Woods headed in the right direction

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Tiger Woods barely qualified for his own tournament at the Chevron World Challenge, an indication that the last two years have been the worst stretch of his career.

Lions look to DL depth with Suh suspended

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Nick Fairley was drafted to team with Ndamukong Suh as part of a powerful young defensive front in Detroit.

Raiders kicking their way to 1st in AFC West

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - On most NFL teams, kickers and punters are little more than part-time specialists who are rarely seen, almost never heard and mostly afterthoughts until they make some crucial mistake.

Giants' embattled D gets visitor - Michael Strahan

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Coming off a deflating performance against the New Orleans Saints, the guys on the New York Giants' defensive line received an unexpected visit.

Kicker David Akers' powerful left leg sparks 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - David Akers figures he hardly deserves mention in the same breath as Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, someone the kicker grew up watching and admiring from afar in Kentucky.

Syracuse chancellor: Boeheim's our coach

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor gave men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim a vote of confidence Tuesday amid an investigation of child molestation allegations against his former longtime assistant coach.

TOP 25: Sullinger scores 21 as No. 2 OSU routs No. 3 Duke

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked about an Ohio State player and almost chuckled.

Fired Neuheisel preps UCLA for Pac-12 title game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the raw emotion from UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel's firing began to settle in Westwood, the Bruins realized they've still got one or two games to play this season.

Stanford, Shaw stumping for Luck to win Heisman

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - With a week to wait for the program's postseason fate and the announcement of the Heisman Trophy finalists, Stanford's David Shaw is playing more politics than football at the moment.

Carson girls lose opener to Reno

The early part of the Northern 4A girls' basketball schedule this season isn't kind to Carson High School.

PREP: Incline girls overtake Dayton

The Dayton girls varsity basketball team took a 5-point lead into the fourth quarter before a hot-shooting Incline team rallied for a 42-39 victory on Tuesday.

49ers trying to heal before potential clincher

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Braylon Edwards has a nagging knee injury and a bum shoulder. He insists that's the reason his numbers are down in his first season with San Francisco.

NBA teams may host player workouts again

MIAMI (AP) - NBA arenas are about to be unlocked.

NBA: LeBron excited over basketball, won't talk details

NEW YORK (AP) - With hundreds of boxes of food sitting behind them ready to be distributed to Brooklyn families, LeBron James and his famous friends were determined to stay on message.

Tiger absence makes youth in golf shine

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The pool of young talent in golf has never looked deeper.

Giants extend Sabean, Bochy through 2013 season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - General manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have received contract extensions taking them through the 2013 season with club options for 2014, moves that were expected this winter.

Tuesday, November 29

AP source: Red Sox choose Valentine as manager

The Boston Red Sox have picked Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and the sides were working to complete a contract, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.

COMMUNITY: Tight race in Mosconi Division

AltF4 and Rattlers are tied for first place in the Mosconi Division of the Carson City chapter of the American Poolplayers Association.

NFL: Suh's stomp earns 2-game suspension

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Ndamukong Suh's stomp will cost him two games.

Monday, November 28

Girls open 4A play tonight

One thing is certain, the 2011-2012 girls' basketball season is starting much too quickly for Carson High coach Todd Ackerman.

Sunday, November 27

Malik Story trims down to help Nevada

Don't be shocked to see Malik Story on late-night television doing infomercials for the new Malik Story L.A. Beach Diet sometime soon.

College basketball: UNLV knocks off No. 1 North Carolina

LAS VEGAS - Chace Stanback had a career-high 28 and added 10 rebounds to help UNLV beat top-ranked North Carolina 90-80 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

College Football: Bama gets revenge; Michigan stops the streak

Alabama got some payback for a brutal loss to its fiercest rival and Michigan snapped an excruciating losing streak to the opponent its fans love to hate.

Saturday, November 26

Raiders end Carson's season 49-0

RENO - Carson High's football season came to a disastrous and disappointing end Saturday afternoon.

Carson puts in Wildcat with Sawyers at quarterback

RENO - Dylan Sawyers has lined up in a lot of different positions this year, and he added another one to the list on Saturday.

11-0 Packers glad to have time to get healthy

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Having dispatched the upstart Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, the undefeated Green Bay Packers now can focus on getting healthy during their mini-bye week.

Raiders receiver practices without pain

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced without pain five days after injuring his neck and spine and suffering a concussion while being tackled by Minnesota linebacker E.J. Henderson.

Lions call Suh's actions 'unacceptable'

DETROIT (AP) - For the first season-and-a-half of his young career, Ndamukong Suh could almost brush off talk about his penalties and fines, saying he would keep doing what was needed to help his Detroit Lions.

NASCAR fines Kurt Busch $50,000 for poor behavior

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR fined Kurt Busch $50,000 on Friday for his poor behavior during the Sprint Cup finale last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Story's 20 lead Nevada to 64-59 win over Bradley

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Malik Story scored 20 points, including two free throws with 6 seconds left, and Nevada held on for a 64-59 victory Saturday over Bradley on the final day of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.

Penn State should be allowed to go bowling

Much of my free time is spent watching or listening to ESPN. Probably not a huge surprise to anybody who really knows me.

NFL: Patriots in for a treat in last six weeks

The final six weeks of the season could be a real treat for the New England Patriots.

Aggies upset Wolf Pack to become bowl eligible

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Utah State scored on two pass plays in the third quarter and recovered a fourth-quarter fumble to top Nevada 21-17 on Saturday.

Louisiana Tech rips New Mexico St. 44-0, wins WAC

RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech captured the school's first Western Athletic Conference championship since 2001 with a 44-0 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday.

Some questions, answers about the NBA labor deal

MIAMI (AP) - No, the NBA lockout is not over. Not yet, but soon - once owners and players approve the deal that would have NBA games resume on Christmas Day. Here's a look at some of the most prevalent questions about the state of things in the league right now.

Key points of the tentative NBA labor deal

NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to end the 149-day lockout and plan to begin the delayed season on Christmas Day.

Tentative deal moves the NBA lockout closer to end

NEW YORK (AP) - With a Christmas Day tripleheader on everyone's wish list and a tentative labor agreement in place, NBA owners and union officials went back to work Saturday, relaying details of the deal with hopes of cementing it quickly.

Ireland closes in on World Cup before final round

HAINAN, China (AP) - Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will head into the final round of the World Cup with a two-stroke lead after a convincing performance for Ireland in the fourballs on Saturday.

Chili Davis becomes A's hitting coach under Melvin

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bob Melvin and Chili Davis have remained close friends since their days as teammates with the San Francisco Giants as young major leaguers.

Abouo, Hartsock lead BYU over Nevada

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Charles Abouo scored 22 points and Noah Hartsock added 21 to lead BYU to a 76-55 victory against Nevada in the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Friday night.

Jam pulls away from Bighorns in opener

The Reno Bighorns newly acquired guard Blake Ahearn had 26 points and 6 assists but the Bighorns dropped their season opener to the Bakersfield Jam, 122-97.

49ers look for answers after loss at Baltimore

SAN FRANCISCO - So much for that popular Harbaugh family catchphrase, "Who's got it better than us? Nobody!"

Top: 25: Tigers, Houston remain unbeaten

Easily erasing early deficits, LSU and Houston remained the only undefeated teams in major college football.

Managing the offense: Nolan has been efficient for Carson

When you play quarterback in Carson High's offense, which is predicated on the run, you are asked to manage the game and not necessarily win games by yourself.

Friday, November 25

Golf Capsules: Team Ireland shares lead with Aussies

HAINAN, China - Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell shot a 4-under 68 in alternate-shot play Friday for a share of the lead with Australia after the second round of the World Cup.

Roger Diez: Stewart claims title in drama filled finale

Wow. That's all I can say after watching Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Thursday, November 24

Big brother's Ravens prevail

BALTIMORE (AP) - Big brother got the best of little brother in a unique NFL duel.

Breakdown: Carson vs. Reed

Carson vs. Reed 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Mackay Stadium

Friday Fodder: Has everyone jumped off the Pack's bandwagon?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Sandusky lawyer says two new abuse claims unfounded

STATE COLLEGE, Pa (AP) - A former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys for more than 15 years faces two new claims of child sexual abuse, but both are unfounded, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Raiders receivers hurting

ALAMEDA, Calif (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' once-deep wide receiving corps is suddenly razor thin.

NFL Capsules for today's games

GREEN BAY (10-0) At DETROIT (7-3)

Fowler playing for first time since picking up first win

COOLUM, Australia (AP) - With more than 230,000 followers on Twitter, a role in the "Golf Boys" hit video and a wardrobe that sets him apart from his peers, Rickie Fowler was missing one key thing until a few weeks ago: victory as a professional.

Meyer says no offer at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Despite numerous reports saying he's all but set to become Ohio State's next football coach, Urban Meyer said Wednesday that is not the case.

Niemi leads Sharks past Blackhawks, 1-0

SAN JOSE, Calif (AP) - Antti Niemi made 34 saves against his former team for his first shutout of the season and Jason Demers broke a scoreless tie late in the second period with his first goal to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Pack must win to stay in WAC title picture

RENO - Chris Ault had a simple message for his Nevada Wolf Pack seniors this week.

Wednesday, November 23

Pack hoopsters narrowly escape upset

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack thought it was going to be in for a little pre-Thanksgiving feast with the Longwood Lancers in town Tuesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Tuesday, November 22

Burgos' hard work pays off in starting spot

Brayan Burgos has probably had Saturday Nov. 26 circled on his calendar at home since last spring.

Carson Middle improves to 11-0

Carson Middle School's seventh-grade boys basketball won five more games to improve to 11-0 for the season.

Dispute simmers over Syracuse coach investigation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A prosecutor frustrated that police won't turn over records about a sexual abuse investigation into Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine now has a subpoena, but the dispute over the material won't be settled this week.

Coroner: Ark. football player had heart condition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A heart condition that was likely undiagnosed killed the University of Arkansas football player who was found unconscious in his dorm room over the weekend, a coroner said Tuesday.

Rangers sign Nathan, move Feliz into rotation

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday night to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation.

Milwaukee's Ryan Braun wins NL MVP

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Braun sat alone on a balcony in his Malibu home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, uneasy about his chances of winning the NL Most valuable Player award.

Duval goes where he's never been to find game

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The text message from David Duval arrived just as the Americans began to seize control for good in the Presidents Cup. The last time it was held at Royal Melbourne, he was the top qualifier for the U.S. team.

Carson Report Card


Goldson insists fight is one-time thing

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson insists his fight with Arizona wide receiver Early Doucet was a one-time transgression and said he addressed his teammates and coaches after Sunday's 23-7 win over the Cardinals regarding the mistake.

Raiders' Jackson talks to league about penalties

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For a franchise known for its propensity to commit penalties, the Oakland Raiders are reaching new highs - or maybe it is lows - this season.

Tigers can't keep pace with Reed

SPARKS - All season long, the Douglas Tiger football team established its brand simply on refusing to quit.

Top 25 Capsules: Ohio State cruises

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 3 Ohio State roared to a big first-half lead to beat North Florida 85-50 on Monday night.

Carson's defense steps up big as Senators advance to state semifinals

The chant started with less than a minute left in the game, and then picked back up again before coach Blair Roman addressed the team.

Brady leads Pats past Chiefs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass (AP) - The Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski connection kept clicking. The New England Patriots' defense and special teams kept rolling, too.

Monday, November 21

NASCAR-winning tandem splitting up after finale?

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart and Darian Grubb celebrated in Victory Lane by hugging teammates, spraying champagne and hoisting a championship trophy.

Stewart wins Homestead to win NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - When the rain came at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and the drivers climbed from their parked cars, a confident Tony Stewart practically strolled down pit road.

Jim Harbaugh says 49ers drew short straw

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is too busy preparing for a short week and cross-country trip to Baltimore to reflect much on his history-making Thanksgiving night matchup with big brother and Ravens coach, John.

NBA coaches association head wants a deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The executive director of the NBA coaches association called on owners and players Sunday to resume discussions toward ending the lockout.

NCAA says UCF player eligible next month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA says that senior basketball player A.J. Rompza will be eligible next month after being declared ineligible in the preseason as part of an investigation into Central Florida's football and basketball programs.

Jets coach Ryan fined $75K by NFL for profanity

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Rex Ryan's mouth really cost him this time.

Bears QB Cutler to have surgery on broken thumb

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a broken thumb on his right throwing hand and will undergo surgery, a major blow for a team contending for a playoff spot in the NFC.

Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman killed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death early Monday and his brother was arrested as a suspect, Dutch police said.

Verlander wins AL MVP

NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit's Justin Verlander became the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to the Cy Young Award he won last week.

Sunday, November 20

LSU hammers Ole Miss


Edwards wins pole for finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart has run his mouth for almost a month trying to rattle Carl Edwards in the race to NASCAR's championship.

QB gambles work differently for Raiders, Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders both felt compelled to gamble on veteran quarterbacks at different points this season, hoping each could help them stay competitive in their respective divisions.

NFL Capsules

SAN DIEGO (4-5) at CHICAGO (6-3)

Goodwin says 49ers need to stay focused

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jonathan Goodwin offers some perspective in the San Francisco 49ers' locker room.

WNC athletics important to the community

The effort to retain intercollegiate athletics as a valuable part of campus life at Western Nevada College is well under way.

Mendeguia eager to get first season under way

Carlos Mendeguia, Carson's new head basketball coach, was Bruce Barnes' right-hand man for 11 years.

Pack defense disappears down the stretch in loss to La. Tech

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack simply has no explanations for what took place Saturday afternoon at Mackay Stadium.

Cross country does it wrong

The cross country coaches need to figure out a new way to decide who makes the all-region teams.

Timeout with Michael Walters

YEAR: Senior SCHOOL: Carson High SPORT: Football

GOLF: U.S. on top Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The American returned Down Under and wound up on top in the Presidents Cup.

Saturday, November 19

US takes control at Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Two perfect teams and a point for Tiger Woods.

Fire forces postponement of 4A playoff games to Monday night

The NIAA has postponed both 4A semifinal games and moved the 1A, 2A and 3A state championship games from Damonte Ranch because of the Caughlin Fire in Reno which has caused many residents to evacuate their homes.

Friday, November 18

Seymour misses second straight practice

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland defensive tackle Richard Seymour missed his second straight practice Friday, leaving him questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota.

49ers using a lot of targets in passing game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers aren't putting up big passing stats this season. The one number that does stand out when they throw the ball? The amount of receivers getting involved.

Fine: Allegations are 'patently false'

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine dismissed as "patently false" allegations that he molested two former ball boys for years, and the university chancellor vowed Friday to "do everything in our power to find the truth."

Joe Paterno has lung cancer, son says

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Days after losing the job he held for nearly a half century, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer.

Iowa State stuns No. 2 Oklahoma State 37-31 in 2OT

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Backup running back Jeff Woody scored on a 4-yard run in the second overtime and Iowa State stunned second-ranked Oklahoma State 37-31 on Friday night, derailing the Cowboys' national title hopes.

Pack's Fajardo off to impressive start

RENO - Forgive Chris Ault for trying to temper the excitement surrounding Cody Fajardo.

DIEZ: 2011 racing season wrapping up

The 2011 racing season is in its final days.

Judge to weigh delaying hearing on Dodgers sale

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge is set to hear arguments on a request by Fox Sports to delay consideration of the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell media rights to future games.

Dodgers, Kemp finalize $160 million, 8-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers staked their futures together Friday, finalizing a $160 million, eight-year contract that matches the seventh-highest deal in baseball history.

Red Sox interested in Valentine as manager

BOSTON (AP) - Bobby Valentine would "be honored" to talk more with the Boston Red Sox about their vacant managerial position.

Kidnapped catcher in great shape

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Wilson Ramos walked through the home clubhouse at Nationals Park on Friday, a week after being freed from his abductors in Venezuela, he was greeted by Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who pulled in his teammate by the scruff of the neck for a warm embrace.

Marshall and Johnson in separable on, off the field

RENO - James-Michael Johnson and Brandon Marshall go together like silver and blue, like wolf and pack like, well, a left hook and a right uppercut.

Sawyers shines, but still doesn't have a college offer on the table

Despite some impressive statistics in his three-year varsity career, Carson High's Dylan Sawyers entered the 4A playoffs without a scholarship offer.

Explosive Sawyers plays final home game tonight

Carson High's Dylan Sawyers has been arguably the most dynamic offensive player in Northern Nevada in the last decade.

Czyz leads Pack to easy win

RENO - As far as the Nevada Wolf Pack is concerned, the men's basketball season started Thursday night.

Tebow, Broncos top Jets 17-13 on last-minute drive

DENVER (AP) - Tim Tebow's 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left capped a 95-yard drive and sent the Denver Broncos to a 17-13 victory over the stunned New York Jets on Thursday night.

Woods without a point as American keep the lead

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Americans kept the lead in the Presidents Cup, and they still don't have a point from Tiger Woods.

Thursday, November 17

Wade will listen to overseas options, just in case

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade is ready to play basketball. Preferably in Miami.

Penn State trustees hire law firm in abuse scandal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's trustees have hired a large Pittsburgh-based law firm to represent them in relation to the child sex abuse scandal for which three current and former university employees face criminal charges.

Packers DL Jolly sentenced to 6 years in prison

HOUSTON (AP) - Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for violating the terms of his probation for a drug conviction.

49ers RB Frank Gore will be ready vs. Arizona

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore showed up in the San Francisco 49ers' locker room Thursday wearing a blue, short-sleeved collared shirt. A dark blue patch on one side of his chest had "Frank" stitched in white letters.

Veldheer faces huge challenge against Vikes' Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland left tackle Jared Veldheer has a monumental task this week trying to slow down NFL sacks leader Jared Allen of Minnesota.

Cubs hire Sveum as new manager

The Chicago Cubs have hired Dale Sveum as their new manager, hoping the Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach can help turn around the long-suffering franchise.

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw easily wins NL Cy Young

NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw might be the only one not comparing him with Sandy Koufax.

AP source: NBA owners hold conference call

NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the details says NBA owners have held a conference call to receive an update on the lockout.

Ault is happy with Fajardo

RENO - Forgive Chris Ault for trying to temper the excitement surrounding Cody Fajardo.

FODDER: Pack eyes Top 25 spot

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Americans lead 4-2; Woods, Stricker pounded

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The handshake between Tiger Woods and ex-caddie Steve Williams was routine. The loss by Woods and Steve Stricker turned out to be the real drama in the Presidents Cup.

Wednesday, November 16

Carson-Manogue Scouting Report


AP source: Big East focuses on BYU for west wing

NEW YORK (AP) - The Big East is working hard to put BYU in its new west wing.

Shannon tells AP he wants to coach again

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Nearly a year ago, everything changed for Miami coach Randy Shannon. He was fired by his alma mater, his hometown school, the place he had been for virtually every bit of his adult life.

New judge assigned in Penn State sex abuse case

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A new judge was assigned Wednesday to handle the child sex abuse charges against former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, whose televised defense earlier this week drew a rebuke from a lawyer for one of his accusers.

Bengals' Dalton-to-Green already one of the best

CINCINNATI (AP) - Even when A.J. Green is closely covered, Andy Dalton doesn't hesitate to throw his way and let the 6-foot-4 receiver try for a spectacular catch.

Raiders' Bush fills in admirably for McFadden

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders lost Darren McFadden and his breakaway speed to a foot injury, it didn't exactly slow down their offense.

As long as Saints win, Brees wants records, too

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If Drew Brees can help it, he won't spend much time thinking about a coveted passing record he'd really like to break.

Coach Tom Rathman leading strong 49ers run game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Rathman is slow to hand out praise and quick to tell it like it is. San Francisco's intense, no-nonsense running backs coach played for the 49ers during their glory days, so he knows what it takes to get to the top and stay there.

Gibson, Maddon win Managers of Year; La Russa 3rd

NEW YORK (AP) - Kirk Gibson took a tough-guy approach. So much so, he brought three Navy SEALs to spring training.

McGwire, Duncan stay with Cardinals under Matheny

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying on with the St. Louis Cardinals under new manager Mike Matheny.

Dodgers say Fox trying to interfere with sale

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are complaining that a Fox subsidiary is illegally trying to interfere with efforts to sell the team and it assets, including media rights to future games.

An email contradicts McQueary's original story

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A former Penn State graduate assistant cited by a grand jury report as claiming he saw an ex-assistant football coach sexually abusing a young boy in a campus locker room shower says in an email he made sure the act was stopped and then went to police - contradicting what the report says.

Carson defense has been solid

Carson High's offensive unit has gotten the bulk of the headlines this year for the team's 9-1 record and rightfully so, but the coaches believe that the defense deserves more credit than it has received.

Northern 4A honorees


Carson Midgets win Snow Bowl

The Carson Pop Warner Midget team won the Snow Bowl by beating the Reno Wolf Pack 26-7 Saturday in Sparks.

Four WNC baseball players sign with D-1 schools

Four Western Nevada College baseball players - Taylor Smart, Andrew Woeck, Chris Woolley and Alex Schmidt - signed with Division I colleges Tuesday afternoon.

Coach K notches 903rd college win

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach.

Verlander wins AL Cy Young

NEW YORK (AP) - There was little question Justin Verlander would unanimously win the AL Cy Young Award. Now, the far more intriguing question: Will he take the MVP, too?

QB Leinart gets his chance with Texans in need

HOUSTON (AP) - Matt Leinart had a quick chat with Andre Johnson before leaving the Texans' locker room on Tuesday to catch a flight home to Southern California.

Tuesday, November 15

Tiger and ex-caddie in the same match

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Presidents Cup wasted no time delivering the match everyone was talking about - Tiger Woods against ex-caddie Steve Williams in the opening session at Royal Melbourne.

Monday, November 14

Sunday, November 13

Trickery helps Nevada clinch bowl bid

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack used the art of deception to put away the Hawaii Warriors Saturday night.

Saturday, November 12

Somber day at Penn State, major upset at Boise

At Penn State, the coach who wasn't there was the story and the result of the game was almost secondary after a tumultuous week in Happy Valley.

How a scandal brought down Joe Paterno

The tipping point came when the state's top cop said what everyone was thinking: Why didn't Joe Paterno do more? Why didn't anyone at Penn State?

Free-agent Pujols receives offer from Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - A surprising visit by Albert Pujols sent a message: The Miami Marlins will be a much different franchise than the Florida Marlins.

Carson draws Miners in the next round

Carson High assistant football coach Pat Houlihan, after watching some film recently, thought McQueen looked beatable.

Rescued baseball player Ramos thankful to be alive

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) - His eyes tearing up with emotion, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos embraced his rescuers Saturday and said he had wondered whether he would survive a two-day kidnapping ordeal that ended when commandos swept into his captors' mountain hideout.

NFL: Patriots stumble into key game with Jets

A month ago, everything favored the Patriots in their divisional brawl with the Jets. New England won, handing New York its third straight loss.

Palmer brings back vertical game to Raiders' offense

ALAMEDA, Calif. - Carson Palmer completing deep balls as if he was Daryle "The Mad Bomber" Lamonica. Michael Bush bowling over defenders on his way to a career night. Kamerion Wimbley and a physical defensive line overpowering a banged-up San Diego offensive line.

Kenseth wins pole in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kenseth had no idea his pole-winning run at Phoenix International Raceway could benefit his championship-contending teammate.

Hornish Jr. captures first NASCAR victory

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Sam Hornish Jr. pumped his fist out the window, made a nice grab to catch the checkered flag and circled toward Victory Lane. He pulled up next to the trophy, climbed out of his car and had trouble getting the words out, his voice cracking as tears filled his eyes.


Offense: Scoring on 7 of 10 possessions is impressive, and it's easy to see what a difference Dylan Sawyers makes. He didn't play in the game earlier this season against Damonte Ranch, and Carson struggled at times.

C'mon fans give the Senators more love

If you follow Carson High football, the last two weeks have been disappointing.

Tiger adds controversy to Presidents Cup

SYDNEY (AP) - The Presidents Cup has been looked upon as the country cousin of the Ryder Cup, an event packed with some of the best players in the world but missing the intensity of competing tours, competing continents and more than 60 years of history.

Catriona Matthew leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Catriona Matthew shot her second straight 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Coach K ties Knight with 902nd win

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski tied Bob Knight atop the Division I men's career wins list with his 902nd victory in No. 6 Duke's 96-55 rout against Presbyterian on Saturday.

At Paterno house, a quiet calm before, after game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - On the first fall Saturday he hasn't coached football since Harry Truman was president, Joe Paterno was out of sight but not out of the minds of Penn State students and supporters.

Raiders stand alone in first in weak AFC West

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Carson Palmer completing deep balls as if he was Daryle "The Mad Bomber" Lamonica. Michael Bush bowling over defenders on his way to a career night. Kamerion Wimbley and a physical defensive line overpowering a banged-up San Diego offensive line.

Coach K gets 901st victory

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Seth Curry scored 16 points and Duke held off Belmont in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational to move coach Mike Krzyzewski within one victory of tying Bob Knight atop the Division I men's career list.

Carson comes up short

RENO - The Carson girls' soccer season ended one day earlier than expected.

Obama watches No. 1 Tar Heels beat Spartans 67-55

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - The nation's basketball-fan-in-chief appeared to enjoy the first college hoops game on an active aircraft carrier.

Senators show their balance in demolition of Damonte

It's what every coach strives for, and Carson coach Blair Roman knows that for his Senators to go deep in the football playoffs they need to show that they can run and pass with equal efficiency.

Douglas picks up first playoff win in seven years

RENO - The Douglas Tiger football team has been playing from behind all season.

Carson girls lose heartbreaker in state semis

RENO - The Carson girls' soccer season ended one day earlier than expected.

Pacquiao, Marquez ready for Part III in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao acts as though it's personal, then claims it's not. Just another night in the ring, another notch on his belt and another $25 million or so to take back to the Philippines with him.

Manogue holds off Douglas

RENO - Douglas High grad Amber Gwinn had to take a moment to collect herself after her Manogue Miners upended her alma mater 2-1 in the state girls' soccer semifinals at Damonte Ranch Friday afternoon.

Roger Diez: Kyle Busch gets what he deserves

It appears that NASCAR views "Boys, have at it" the same way the Supreme Court views pornography. As one justice said, "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."

Tiger loses ground at Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) - In the lead for the first time all year, Tiger Woods got the same result as his last time atop the leaderboard.

NBA players have an offer on the table

NEW YORK (AP) - The time for talk in the NBA is over.

Friday, November 11

Thursday, November 10

Quilling makes another position move

Whatever is best for the team.

Izzo: Carrier Classic to be a 'memory-maker'

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - The aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea is ready for the first college basketball game to be played on an active flat top.

Palmer leads Raiders to 24-17 win over Bolts

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carson Palmer looked like an NFL quarterback again, not like a guy who had settled into semi-retirement in Southern California.

Wolf Pack anxious to play Hawaii

RENO - Brett Roy and the Nevada Wolf Pack cannot wait to play the Hawaii Warriors.

Burrell expects to retire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pat Burrell says his baseball career is likely over because of a right foot injury that limited him in 2011 for the Giants.

Jonathan Sanchez ready to get rolling with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jonathan Sanchez walked through Kauffman Stadium on a blustery fall morning, bundled up in a black coat with a black stocking cap pulled onto his head.

Venezuela vows all-out hunt for Nationals' Ramos

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The government sent top investigators Thursday to hunt for Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, whose abduction has shaken Venezuela's elite athletes and focused attention on the nation's sharp rise in kidnappings for ransom.

NBA talks continue with Stern's deadline on hold

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players are meeting again Thursday, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout and very aware of the consequences if they fail.

Paterno gone, but questions at Penn State remain

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Just because Joe Paterno is gone doesn't mean the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State is over.

PSU: McQueary won't coach Saturday due to threats

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State says assistant coach Mike McQueary won't coach the Nittany Lions on Saturday because "multiple threats" have been made against him.

Inkster, Pettersen lead Lorena Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Hall of Famer Juli Inkster shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Suzann Pettersen in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Woods tops leaderboard in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) - Tiger Woods walked off golf course to see his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Australian Open. Even more pleasing to him was the way he got there.

FODDER: Paterno should have done more

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Wednesday, November 9

Carson City Sheriff's Log Nov. 10

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: • Joseph Rodgers, 21, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Hot Springs Road on suspicion of gross misdemeanor abuse and neglect. He allegedly admitted to striking a child on the legs and across the face.

Posada says he won't be back with Yankees in 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - After five World Series rings, seven American League pennants and five All-Star appearances, Jorge Posada says his career with the New York Yankees is over.

Cardinals interview Sandberg, Oquendo

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg left his interview with the Cardinals confident he's capable of filling their vacant managerial position.

NBA and players negotiating long into the night

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players were engaged in another marathon negotiation session Wednesday, meeting for more than 11 hours in an attempt to end the lockout.

Raiders RB McFadden to sit out Chargers game

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will sit out Thursday night's game in San Diego because of a lingering ankle sprain.

4A PLAYOFFS: Carson-Damonte scouting report

DAMONTE RANCH (3-5) AT CARSON (8-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

Raiders-Chargers Capsule

OAKLAND (4-4) at SAN DIEGO (4-4) Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

49ers rookie Miller making big strides as fullback

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Miller became so caught up in the biggest moment yet of his football career that he handed the ball from his first NFL touchdown right back to a referee.

Goodell 'disappointed' HGH testing hasn't begun

SAN DIEGO (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night that he's optimistic that testing for HGH can begin this season but that he's "disappointed" with the slow movement by the players' union.

Paterno, PSU president fired

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - In a massive shakeup, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier were fired Wednesday night by the board of trustees amid the growing furor over how the school handled child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

Pacquiao is ready for Marquez

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the cavernous lobby of the MGM Grand hotel, they were hawking cologne Wednesday that had not only passed Manny Pacquiao's smell test, but had his name on it.

Key dates in the Penn State sex abuse case

A chronological look at the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, based on a grand jury report in Pennsylvania state court.

Carson's Holmes leads by example

Kaitlyn Holmes said last Saturday's regional championship win over Douglas was the biggest game of her life.

Lyle shoots 65 at Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) - Dustin Johnson led a small group of Americans who got off to a good start Thursday in the Australian Open as their tuneup for the Presidents Cup.

Timeout with Nicholas Greene

Nicholas Greene Carson High Junior Cross Country

Penn State: Trustees launch investigation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.

PSU statement on panel to investigate sex abuse

The Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University is outraged by the horrifying details contained in the Grand Jury Report.

Streaking 49ers could clinch division this month

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - All along, the San Francisco 49ers have made it clear they intend to reach the playoffs without depending on anybody else to help them get there - without watching games late in the season with their fate in limbo and needing one team to beat another.

Patriots release DL Albert Haynesworth

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots took just half a season to decide they didn't need Albert Haynesworth.

Palmer looks for consistency in second start

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - At times in his first start for Oakland, Carson Palmer showed just why the Raiders gave up so much to acquire him in the middle of the season.

NBA union: No deal; no fear of ultimatum, either

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal.

Lessons for Woods and his ex-caddie

SYDNEY (AP) - Tiger Woods and Steve Williams could learn a lot from each other.

Finchem has eye on Asia, South America, for 2015

SYDNEY (AP) - The only two continents where the Presidents Cup has not been played are Asia and South America, which is likely to change when the next one goes overseas in 2015. And while Asia appears to have more appeal, South America might be more critical.

Fox has chance to object if Dodgers sell TV rights

A federal bankruptcy judge says Fox will have a chance to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers if the team attempts to sell future television rights along with the franchise.

AP source: Cardinals interview Francona

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their manager opening, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

COMMUNITY SPORTS: Carson Middle off to fast start

The Carson Middle School seventh-grade boys' basketball team has ripped off four straight wins to open the season.

Wolf Pack overcomes Chico State

RENO - It took the Nevada Wolf Pack roughly 15 minutes of basketball to figure out the season had actually started Tuesday night.

Tuesday, November 8

Monday, November 7

Carter ready for third year at helm of Pack

RENO - David Carter, maybe for the first time in his 900-plus days as the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball head coach, can allow himself to step back, take a deep breath and relax.

Time out with Cora Jeffreys

SCHOOL: Dayton High School YEAR: Senior

Sunday, November 6

Saturday, November 5

LSU beats Bama in battle of field goals, 9-6 in OT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night.

Sierra Lutheran spikes its way to state

RENO - Sierra Lutheran qualified for next week's 1A state volleyball tournament by virtue of its second-place finish at Saturday's regional tournament.

Phillies sign veteran slugger Thome to 1-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jim Thome wants his second stint in Philadelphia to come with the World Series title he missed the first time around.

Bayne gets first Nationwide win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Trevor Bayne earned his first career NASCAR Nationwide victory after he passed dominating teammate Carl Edwards following a tremendous restart with seven laps remaining Saturday at Texas.

NASCAR bars Kyle Busch for rest of Texas weekend

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kyle Busch finally went too far for NASCAR, even in the era of "Boys, have at it."

Senators win 10th girls state title

That's the way Carson High coach Pete Sinnott described his team's victory at Saturday's NIAA State Cross Country Championships at Rancho San Rafael Park.

Japan's Ueda surges into lead at Mizuno Classic

SHIMA, Japan (AP) - Japan's Momoko Ueda had six birdies on the back nine in an 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic.

Jacobson leads by 2 shots in final WGC at Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) - Starting the third round with the lead, Fredrik Jacobson kept his mistakes to a minimum, knocked in long birdie putts on consecutive holes and wound up with a 5-under 67. It still wasn't enough to shake a world-class leaderboard at the HSBC Champions.

Blake takes lead in Charles Schwab Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 20-year winless streak and a history of back pain behind him, Jay Don Blake finally feels comfortable on the Champions Tour.

NBA owners, players try again to close money gap

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players are trying again to end the lockout before it can do further damage to an already-shortened schedule.

Carson JV goes undefeated

Carson High JV football coach Paul Carter knew he had a pretty good squad when the season started, and the players didn't disappoint him.

Carson wins first regional title in Roser's tenure

RENO - Carson High girls' soccer coach Randy Roser was so focused on his defense that he didn't even get to see the goal that ended up winning the first regional title of his nine years at the helm of the program.

Sawyers-led Senators finish three-peat

The three-peat is complete.

Carson girls eye 10th state crown

Fresh off a team championship at last week's 4A regional meet, the Carson High girls' cross country squad shoots for its 10th state title today at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno.

PREPS: Sierra Lutheran girls make history

The Sierra Lutheran volleyball team captured the school's first regional win in any organized sport Friday night.

With McFadden injured, Bush to get chance to start

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders star running back Darren McFadden will not play Sunday against Denver because of a sprained right foot, giving Michael Bush his first start of the season.

NFL Injury Report

NEW YORK (AP) - The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:

Gore leads 49ers to their best start since '98

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore gains his yards in so many ways. He runs over defenders, fakes them out or carries them along for the ride as he grinds first downs for the San Francisco 49ers.

LSU-Alabama an old-fashioned showdown

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The LSU and Alabama showdown promises to be a throwback of old-school football.

Banged-up Buffs can't slow Barkley, No. 21 USC

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Buffaloes showed rare rhythm on their opening drive, marching down the field and taking an early lead.

A 50-50 split may be best offer players get

NBA players could have a choice Saturday: Accept a 50-50 division of basketball-related income or risk having more owners join the hardline faction that wants a 53-47 split in its favor- and a hard salary cap.

Vettel running away with Formula 1 title

That giant sucking sound you hear is Sebastian Vettel taking all the fun out of Formula 1.

NASCAR: Edwards qualifies 7th

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Carl Edwards isn't going to have to look far to find out where Tony Stewart is at the start Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

GOLF: Scott eyes second WGC title

SHANGHAI (AP) - Adam Scott can join rare company with a second World Golf Championship. Keegan Bradley still has hopes of winning PGA Tour player of the year. Paul Casey thought his PGA Tour card was gone, and has a shot at getting it back.

Friday, November 4

Carson frosh close season with win

Carson High's freshman football team closed out its season with a 29-16 season-ending win over visiting Reno High Thursday night.

Senators eliminated in soccer semifinals

RENO - When the final whistle sounded Thursday night, the reaction of Carson High's players differed.

Another game for the ages looms in Tuscaloosa

Johnny Rodgers remembers a day when the two best teams in the land played a game for the ages. Forty years later, he can go over the winning drive as if it happened yesterday.

Union meets, says more talks with NBA owners ahead

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players and owners will start negotiating again Saturday, and the union's leaders say they're unified as they seek to resolve the lockout.

Thurman, Senators host Reno tonight

When you ask Carson High sophomore Joey Thurman what his best game of the season has been, it takes him just a split second to answer.

Board gives Boise State clearance to join Big East

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State permission to pursue membership with the Big East Conference, a move that would mean more revenue and give the Broncos a clear path to the Bowl Championship Series.

Bradley shoots 65 to lead in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) - PGA champion Keegan Bradley cares more about counting birdies than votes. He flew halfway around the world with the intention of winning a World Golf Championship, not any kind of an award.

Friday Fodder: Pack on quest for perfect WAC season

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Thursday, November 3

Carson girls reach soccer finals

RENO - For the first time in six years, Carson High's girls soccer team has reached the NIAA 4A regional championship game.

Carson puts 7-game win streak on line against Reno

RENO (6-3, 6-2) AT CARSON (7-1, 7-0) FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M.

Carson swept in opening round by Spanish Springs

SPARKS - The Spanish Springs volleyball program knew nothing but losing through its first seven seasons - and lots of it. On Wednesday night those first years of existence seemed like a distant memory.

Husky stadium ready for facelift after one final game

SEATTLE (AP) - After more than nine decades of hosting Husky football, NFL games, presidential speeches and commencement addresses, Husky Stadium is shutting down - for a while anyway.

Tide star eager to show LSU what he can do

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Trent Richardson is eager to show what he can do against No. 1 LSU.

A long year for McIlroy, a sprint to the finish

SHANGHAI (AP) - The smattering of conversations suddenly gave way to the constant shutters of cameras Wednesday night at Le Meridien hotel, and there was no mistaking who was causing all the commotion.

Lehman trying to wrap up season title

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Charles Schwab Cup points leader Tom Lehman's right knee gave him so much trouble last year that several close friends suggested he undergo replacement surgery.

Theo Epstein fires Cubs manager Mike Quade

CHICAGO (AP) - Theo Epstein is looking for a new manager to lead the Chicago Cubs. He knows exactly the type of candidate he wants, too.

Pujols statue unveiled outside star's restaurant

ST. LOUIS (AP) - With hundreds of fans cheering and many urging him to stay, St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols watched the unveiling of a 10-foot statue of himself Wednesday and then said he wasn't sure where he would wind up next season.

Wednesday, November 2

Dodgers headed to bankruptcy court auction

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe a "For Sale" sign should be erected outside Dodger Stadium.

Red Sox interview Dale Sveum for manager's job

BOSTON (AP) - Dale Sveum remembers both good times and tough times in Boston.

NBA asks NY judge to clear obstacle in talks

NEW YORK (AP) - Is the NBA lockout legal or not under antitrust laws?

NFL asks game officials to watch for concussions

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has told its game officials to watch closely for concussion symptoms in players.

Houshmandzadeh practices for 1st time with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - T.J. Houshmandzadeh finally gets the chance to put his bitter ending to last season in the past.

Former Redskins CB Rogers thriving in fresh start

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Carlos Rogers sat alone on the ground eating a pre-practice turkey burger, facing San Francisco's empty practice field and soaking in the California sunshine on a spectacular fall day.

No. 24 Cal easily beats UC San Diego in exhibition

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Allen Crabbe scored 12 points in the second half and No. 24 California overcame a sluggish start to beat UC San Diego 88-53 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night.

Raiders sign WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday, reuniting him with his former quarterback Carson Palmer.

LSU-Alabama: It's (almost) all about the defenses

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - LSU and Alabama's defenses seem to have it all: Talent, cool nicknames, star power and loads of speed.

Pac-12 fighting to fill bowl slots

PHOENIX (AP) - Washington has struggled to become bowl-eligible over the past decade or so, needing a last-game win over rival Washington State last season to get into the Holiday Bowl after missing the postseason the previous seven years.

Boise State, Air Force headed to Big East?

PHILADELPHIA - The Big East is ready to start adding members after spending the last month and a half losing them.

Sabathia has new deal with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - CC Sabathia is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing Monday to a new deal that adds $30 million to his existing contract.

Dodgers, MLB agree to process to sell team

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball have agreed on a process to sell the team.

No movement on day NBA season would have started

NEW YORK (AP) - No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.

Sanchez's pass turned goal beats Reno

Shot or pass? Until after the game ended nobody knew for sure.

Silver State gymnasts fare well

SPARKS - Silver State Gymnastics Academy's Level 3 team took first place at the recent Monster Mash meet hosted by Gymnastics Nevada.

Tuesday, November 1

Douglas on to regional semis

MINDEN - The Douglas girls' soccer team expanded upon a 1-0 halftime lead to cruise against Spanish Springs in the first round of the Northern 4A Regional playoffs Monday afternoon, winning 4-0.