Stories for September 2011


Friday, September 30

Dental payment plan: Patients selling gold from mouths

Allen Rowe, president of Northern Nevada Coin, is used to the steady stream of customers that comes into his Carson City store to sell their old gold rings, necklaces and other jewelry. But lately Rowe and owners of other businesses that buy scrap gold have seen a huge increase in customers coming in and selling old dental gold.

Business Licenses Oct. 2

The following business licenses were filed in Carson City between Aug. 1-12: A & E Electric LLC, out of town, Sparks, 775-425-2329 Anchor Concrete, out of town, Sparks, 775-359-4969

Design firm promotes 2 in Tahoe office

Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, land planning, and urban design firm with six offices in the U.S., has promoted Stephanie Grigsby to principal and Micah Langdon to associate in its Lake Tahoe office. Grigsby, who joined the Design Workshop team in 2000, began in the Lake Tahoe office as a landscape architect and has worked on many notable projects including the South Tahoe Greenway, the Village at Northstar, the LDS Sacramento Temple and the Nevada Department of Transportation's Landscape and Aesthetics Corridor plan.

Meet Your Merchant: A desert home for the big toys

MOUND HOUSE - With sagebrush on one side and a brothel on the other, garages fit for the most upscale of neighborhoods have arisen. They sprung up in the desert next to the Moonlite BunnyRanch, with owner Dennis Hof starting the new venture as the opening volley of plans for an eventual business park in the desert.

Robotics help Toys 'R' Us improve efficiency of e-distribution

The robots that scoot around the new Toys "R" Us e-commerce fulfillment center at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center may help the logistics industry in northern Nevada unsnarl one of its challenges. For much of the past two decades, distribution centers have gotten larger as logistics experts sought to capture economies of scale, says Jerry Storch, the chairman and chief executive officer of Toy "R" Us Inc.

Business Briefly Oct. 2

Free Curves membership with proof of mammogram Curves fitness clubs, including those in Dayton and Minden, will offer free memberships in October to women who show proof of a recent mammogram or those who make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

Defending champions going home instead of playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy made no plans for October. He fully planned to be working.

A's could hear soon on possible move to San Jose

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Athletics general manager Billy Beane says he expects to hear "very soon" from Commissioner Bud Selig about whether the club will be allowed to move south to San Jose and build a new ballpark.


Carson (2-1, 2-0) at Manogue (3-1, 3-1) Saturday, 1 p.m.

Dayton hosts winless Wooster tonight

DAYTON - Dayton football coach Rob Turner readily admits that he knows very little about Wooster High's football team.

FODDER: Ault isn't a fan of two-QB system

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Thursday, September 29

Carson boys boot McQueen; golf team clinches regional berth

Carson High's boys soccer team rolled to a 5-0 win over visiting McQueen in a Northern 4A match Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 28

NBA lockout heads to key stretch this weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - Regular-season games could be at stake when NBA owners and players meet this weekend.


Jake Turner Dayton High Junior Football

Grubb making all the right calls for Stewart

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - There has to be a simple solution for all the drivers who can't stretch their fuel to finish line. Follow the No. 14's lead.

World Series champion Giants end season with loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kevin Kouzmanoff had three hits and drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies sent the reigning World Series champions into an early offseason, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-3 Wednesday.

Detroit's dynamic duo: QB Stafford, WR Johnson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford are clicking so well that a lot of things simply go unsaid.

49ers' offense getting in gear

BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) - Coach Jim Harbaugh had the San Francisco 49ers pounding the pavement Wednesday.

Patriots set to face former teammate Seymour

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson has no regrets regarding his team's first-round draft pick this year. After all, what's not to like about a 10-year veteran with three Super Bowl rings and six trips to the Pro Bowl?

Kill returns to Minnesota practice

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The occasional seizure and subsequent hospital stay apparently aren't enough to keep Jerry Kill from his mission of turning around Minnesota's moribund football program.

Grand jury reduces Jefferson charge, clears Johns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A grand jury reduced charges against Jordan Jefferson to a misdemeanor for his involvement in a bar fight and the LSU quarterback's suspension from the top-ranked Tigers was lifted soon after Wednesday night.

Tillitt scores four in Senators' easy win

It was a case of too much Kenzie Tillitt.

Harbaugh expects RB Frank Gore to play vs. Eagles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh expects running back Frank Gore to play this week at Philadelphia despite a sprained right ankle that limited him in Sunday's win at Cincinnati.

Patriots prepare for another up-and-coming team

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England's 15-game winning streak over the Buffalo Bills is over. Now the Patriots are preparing for another improving team that struggled the past decade.

Gov. Brown signs bill to boost LA stadium plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The developer behind a $1.2 billion plan to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles got a key boost Tuesday with a law that will help it avoid lengthy court fights.

NBA, players meet; talks to resume Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) - Smiling widely but even resorting to a memorable NBA cliche to avoid specifics, David Stern provided little insight into the direction of the league's labor situation.

Cahill holds Mariners to four hits in A's 7-0 win

SEATTLE (AP) - Trevor Cahill and two relievers held Seattle to just four hits while Josh Willingham and Scott Sizemore hit home runs in the Oakland Athletics 7-0 rout of the Mariners on Tuesday night.

Bumgarner wins 13th, Giants blank Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and two relievers combined on a three-hitter, Brandon Belt homered into McCovey Cove and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Tuesday night.

Haas selected to Presidents Cup team

Turns out that sudden-death playoff Bill Haas won at East Lake was worth more than $11.44 million. It earned him a spot in the Presidents Cup.

COMMUNITY SPORTS: Silsby wins Silver Oak club title

Jim Silsby shot a 5-over-par 147 to win the Silver Oak Senior Men's Club gross championship and Alex Talmant shot a 129 to win the net championship.

Carson out-runs Douglas in dual meet

Buoyed by balanced team efforts, the Carson Senators outran Douglas in both the girls and boys races during a Sierra League cross country dual meet on Tuesday afternoon at Kingsbury Elementary school.

Tuesday, September 27

Farm fresh produce can still be found

Fall is here and summer is gone along with most of the farmers markets. It was a good year for the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market and I want to thank everyone who helped make it a success, especially all our loyal customers.

Frozen seafood can save dollars without sacrificing flavor

If you're watching your budget, you may not be eating as much fish or shellfish as you once did.

Monday, September 26

49ers rally late for 13-8 victory over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) - Looking the place over, the San Francisco 49ers were reminded in a lot of ways that they weren't on the West Coast anymore.

McFadden scores 2 TDs as Raiders bully Jets 34-24

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Darren McFadden ran past, around and through the Jets unlike any back has since Rex Ryan turned New York into one of the NFL's biggest bullies after arriving two years ago.

Time Out with Blake Sly

SCHOOL: Carson High YEAR: Senior SPORT: Tennis

Sunday, September 25

LSU makes the case for No. 1

NORMAN, Okla. - Landry Jones threw for 448 yards and three touchdowns to Ryan Broyles, leading Oklahoma back from a rare home deficit.

Saturday, September 24

Giants eliminated from postseason contention

PHOENIX (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched six innings to earn his NL-best 21st win and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the San Francisco Giants 15-2 on Saturday night, eliminating the defending World Series champions from the postseason picture.

Angels beat A's to climb within 2 1/2 of wild card

ANAHEIM, Calif (AP) - Jerome Williams won his fourth straight decision since joining the Angels last month, and Torii Hunter homered and drove in three runs Saturday night in a 4-2 victory over Oakland that kept Los Angeles' flickering AL wild card hopes alive.

Heartbreak in Lubbock: Red Raiders score in final minute to win 35-34 over Wolf Pack

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Seth Doege scrambled, looked right and found a wide open Eric Ward with 44 seconds left to rally the Red Raiders to a 35-34 win over Nevada on Saturday night.

Jon Jones dominates Rampage Jackson

DENVER (AP) - Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title by putting Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in a choke hold and forcing the veteran to tap out Saturday night at UFC 135.

Pack loses heartbreaker to Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Seth Doege scrambled, looked right and found a wide open Eric Ward with 44 seconds left to rally the Red Raiders to a 35-34 win over Nevada on Saturday night.

PREPS: Carson girls finish 4th at Stanford

STANFORD - Carson High's girls cross-country team, led by April Shonnard and Alex Drozdoff, finished fourth at Saturday's Stanford Invitational.

MOODY: Board of Control to consider realignment, playoff options

The NIAA Board of Control meets on Oct. 3-4 in Las Vegas to approve or gve a thumbs down to the latest realignment proposal.

Baddeley, Mahan tied for the lead at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Aaron Baddeley wanted to make a good impression on Greg Norman with hopes of being picked for the Presidents Cup.

Hamlin needs rebound race at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - One and done? Title hopes up in smoke? For the Chase drivers who ran out of gas or good luck in the playoff opener, they have kept the faith that their championship pursuits aren't spoiled because of a bad start.

US rallies to tie Europe 8-all at Solheim Cup

DUNSANY, Ireland (AP) - The United States staged a dramatic rally to win the afternoon fourball session 3-1 Saturday and tie Europe 8-all at the Solheim Cup.



49ers attempt to strengthen pass defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have followed their defensive script to the letter during the team's 1-1 start: Stop the run and force opponents to pass to beat them.

NFL: Pats seek to extend streak against Buffalo

There's a meeting of undefeateds on this week's schedule. In Buffalo, of all places.

Raiders expecting Jets to run

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Even though it's been almost two years since the Raiders last played the New York Jets, Oakland defensive tackle Tommy Kelly won't have to do much studying this week to prepare.

NBA postpones camps, cancels 43 preseason games

NEW YORK (AP) - The lockout has started doing real damage to the NBA's calendar.

Boss to make Raiders debut in Oakland home opener

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Tight end Kevin Boss sure has picked the perfect game to make his regular season debut with the Oakland Raiders after sitting out the past two weeks with a knee sprain.

D-backs take NL West with 3-1 win over Giants

PHOENIX (AP) - Kirk Gibson sauntered out onto the field in his familiar, half-hunched gait, stopping at a spot on the grass just outside the third base bag.

A's hurt Angels' playoff chances with 3-1 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The AL West used to be dominated by the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels, who combined to win nine division titles from 2000 through 2009. Now it's the Texas Rangers who are having all the fun.

Newman wins pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - As rain hit the track, five drivers were parked waiting for a qualifying turn that might not come.

Douglas offense blasts Panthers

RENO - It might have been too much too early to call Friday's game at North Valleys a must-win situation for the Douglas High football team.

Scott takes the lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA (AP) - Adam Scott is playing well enough to win the Tour Championship. With a little help, he could win a lot more.

Roger Diez: Accidents a reminder of how dangerous motor sports can be

We had two grim reminders last week of the danger inherent in all motor sports.

Dayton runs over South Tahoe

DAYTON - Dayton High turned in a complete game against the South Tahoe Vikings in a 49-20 win in a key Northern 3A football game Friday night.

Prep roundup: Dayton sweeps South Tahoe

The Dayton volleyball team improved to 5-1 in non-tournament play with a three-game sweep of South Tahoe Friday night. Dayton won 25-19, 25-15 and 25-16.

Pack defense has its hands full with Texas Tech

RENO - Forgive Nevada Wolf Pack coach Chris Ault for appearing to be a little envious this week.

Stricker not 100 percent about Presidents Cup

ATLANTA (AP) - Tiger Woods might need a new partner for the Presidents Cup.

Friday, September 23

Pack has other problems besides quarterback

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Nolan hopes to lead Carson to a title like Plattsmier and Jensen

Matt Nolan knows the pressures of playing quarterback in Carson High's complex system.

Dayton squares off with South Tahoe tonight

Dayton High's football team hopes to get over the .500 mark for the season when it hosts South Tahoe tonight (7 p.m.) in a critical Northern 3A football battle.

Raiders expecting Jets to run

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Even though it's been almost two years since the Raiders last played the New York Jets, Oakland defensive tackle Tommy Kelly won't have to do much studying this week to prepare.

Eagles QB Michael Vick back at practice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eagles quarterback Michael Vick returned to practice Thursday, just four days after he suffered a concussion against the Falcons in Atlanta.

49ers receivers to face former teammates on Sunday

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Vernon Davis has been matched up against Manny Lawson since both players were in college. Michael Crabtree and Joshua Morgan have been going against Nate Clements since the young receivers joined the San Francisco 49ers.

AP Source: NBA to cancel training camps

NEW YORK (AP) - No labor deal, no training camps and no telling what else the NBA could lose.

TE Keller busy early despite Jets' big-name WRs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Dustin Keller's eyes light up whenever he takes off and there's a linebacker or safety trying to keep up with him.

A's beat first-place Rangers to avoid 3-game sweep

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Texas Rangers are testing their own patience with six games to go.

Kemp-led Dodgers blast Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and a career-high three doubles in his final home game of the season, Juan Rivera homered and drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Francisco 8-2 Thursday night, pushing the Giants to the brink of elimination in the NL West playoff race.

Thursday, September 22

Kinsler, Hamilton power Rangers past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon McCarthy does not enjoy losing and it's even more frustrating when its to the Texas Rangers.

Giants beat Dodgers 8-5 to stay in playoff race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Christian had three hits and drove in three runs - all with two outs - and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 Wednesday night to keep their slim NL West playoff hopes alive.

Tigers, Manogue battle to 1-1 draw

MINDEN - The Douglas boys' soccer team battled to a hard-fought 1-1 tie against Manogue Wednesday afternoon.

Carson defense holds off pesky Colts

For some reason, Carson High's soccer team has problems against Wooster, and Wednesday night was no exception.

Time Out with Dayton's Serena Pistilli

SCHOOL: Dayton YEAR: Senior SPORT: Soccer

Edwards has knee procedure, out a while

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards underwent a surgical procedure on his injured right knee and will be out for a while, though coach Jim Harbaugh refused to predict a timetable for Edwards' return or provide further details.

30 players eye $10 million

ATLANTA (AP) - Just being among the 30 players at the Tour Championship should be enough for Geoff Ogilvy.

Big 12, Big East start picking up pieces

Turned away by the Pac-12, the Big 12's most powerful members are trying to find ways to live together again after weeks of hurtling toward a break up.

Wednesday, September 21


RENO - Chris Ault is not happy with the Nevada Wolf Pack's quarterback situation.

Beltre's three-run homer carries Texas to 7-2 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Adrian Beltre and Michael Young have one number in mind, and it has nothing to do with their own impressive hit or home run totals.

AP Sources: A's manager Melvin getting 3-yr deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement on a three-year contract to keep Bob Melvin as their permanent manager, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Dodgers' Kershaw beats Giants 2-1 for 20th win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw impressed just about everybody except himself in becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers' first 20-game winner in 21 years. Fittingly, his accomplishment came against a team he has dominated this season.

AP source: Staffs of NBA, union to meet Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) - Representatives for NBA owners and players will meet twice this week, perhaps only days before training camps would have to be postponed without a new labor deal.

Pac-12 says it won't expand right now

NEW YORK (AP) - Twelve is enough for the Pac-12, putting the Big 12 in position to survive yet another round of conference realignment.

Mounting injuries already testing NFL teams' depth

To win in the NFL, it takes more than great players. Teams must have quality backups, too, or at least serviceable ones.

SOCCER: Carson girls roll to 4-0 win despite absence of three starters

Despite missing Josilyn Daggs, Kianha Pimental and Aaran Rumbaugh, Carson High rolled to an easy 4-0 victory over Wooster Tuesday night in a Sierra League girls soccer match.

Carson Middle off to fast start in hoops

Carson Middle School's eighth-grade girls basketball team has started the season with a 5-0 record.

PREP ROUNDUP: Split decision for Carson cross-country teams

WASHOE VALLEY - Carson High's girls cross country team swept past Galena 15-40 in a dual cross-country meet at Washoe State Park Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, September 20

Lavender adds Victorian accent to panna cotta

Panna Cotta is a romantic sounding Italian dessert meaning "cooked cream." A traditional Italian dessert, it can be spiced in many ways and dressed up with fresh, macerated or pickled fruit. Modern cooks use gelatin to achieve a solid creamy product. Similar to cooked flans and custards, panna cotta is far easier to make and can sit overnight in the refrigerator just waiting for breakfast.

Time Out with Maddi Saarem

SCHOOL: Carson High YEAR: Junior

Bills erupt in 2nd half to beat Raiders 38-35

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - With the game on the line and his mother in the stands, Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson had one thought going over and over in his mind as he found himself wide open over the middle in the end zone.

49ers waste lead, fall to Cowboys 27-24 in OT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Harbaugh had the San Francisco 49ers on the verge of moving back into the spotlight with a signature victory only two games into his NFL coaching tenure before it all washed away.

Stewart opens Chase with 1st victory of season

JOLIET, Ill. - Tony Stewart took himself out of title contention before the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Manning's 2 TD passes lead Giants over Rams, 28-16

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Steve Spagnuolo and the St. Louis Rams came to the Meadowlands bearing gifts and the New York Giants readily accepted them.

Monday, September 19

Sunday, September 18

Shonnard sizzles at NU Invitational

April Shonnard recorded the 10th-best time in the history of the Nevada Union Invitational to lead Carson High's cross country team to a second-place finish Saturday afternoon.

Vick returns to Georgia Dome to meet former team

Michael Vick thrilled Georgia Dome fans for six seasons. Many of them felt betrayed by subsequent events that led to Vick doing jail time for his role in a dogfighting ring.

Bills brace to face run-run Raiders

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Chan Gailey has devised enough offensive game plans in his day - remember the Kordell Stewart "Slash" offense in Pittsburgh of the mid-1990s? - to appreciate a good power running attack when he sees one.

Cowboys, 49ers face off again in storied rivalry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jason Garrett and Jim Harbaugh were NFL quarterbacks during some of the best days in the storied Dallas-San Francisco rivalry. Garrett witnessed it firsthand with the Cowboys, Harbaugh watched from afar.

MOODY: Wooster should be 3A in football

Another colossal mistake has been made by the good folks who make decisions on realignment in Nevada high school athletics.

Dust Devils spike Lowry

DAYTON - Dayton High avenged two early season losses by sweeping Lowry 25-21, 25-12 and 25-15 Saturday afternoon in a Northern 3A volleyball match.

FSU president confirms Pitt, Syracuse applications

The Atlantic Coast Conference has received application letters from Pittsburgh and Syracuse to join the league, a move that would leave the Big East scrambling to replace two of its longest tenured members.

Top-ranked Sooners cruise to victory

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Stills reached high to grab a 37-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones midway through the fourth quarter, and Oklahoma's defense made the tiebreaking toss stand as the top-ranked Sooners beat No. 5 Florida State 23-13 on Saturday night.

Mayweather wins in 4th round KO

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In just one round, Floyd Mayweather Jr. got a head butt, a kiss and a hug from Victor Ortiz.

Keselowski wins Nationwide Series race at Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Brad Keselowski used a dominating run Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, where he hoped to carry some momentum into the opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Nevada holds off San Jose State 17-14

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Mike Ball ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Duke Williams intercepted a potential go-ahead pass in the end zone with 1:10 remaining to seal Nevada's 17-14 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.

Beltran sparks Giants to win

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Beltran had an RBI double in a four-run eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants extended their winning streak to seven games with a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

Saturday, September 17

Moore's 5 TDs leads No. 4 Boise St. over Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Boise State's Kellen Moore admits he has a little selfish streak. That's a good thing for the No. 4 Broncos.

Bumgarner's arm, bat help Giants beat Rockies 9-1

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner allowed one unearned run in seven strong innings and hit a two-run double, helping the San Francisco Giants keep their playoff hopes alive with their sixth straight win, 9-1, over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

Mangoue tops Douglas

MINDEN - It was a game that the Douglas football team was never really out of, but never really found a way into either.

Tigers win Central, 1st division title since '87

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pitcher Phil Coke yelled through the victorious clubhouse looking for Jim Leyland.

Sawyers, Carson run past North Valleys 45-0

After a crushing defeat two weeks ago in Idaho, Carson High had plenty of time to lick its wounds and get ready for its Northern 4A opener against North Valleys.

Friday, September 16

Johnson starts bid for 6th title under the radar

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Kyle Busch heads the list of favorites to win the NASCAR championship this season. He's followed by Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards, and Jeff Gordon ranks up there, too.

Local racers faring well

I'm going to start off this week with an update on a few of our local racers.

Pack's defense gear up for San Jose State

RENO The Nevada Wolf Pack defense went back to school this week.

Artest's name change to Metta World Peace approved

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Artest's bid to become Mr. World Peace was delayed, but not denied.

Players not thrilled with early tee times at BMW

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Add pro golfers to the list of folks annoyed with Notre Dame these days.

Wilson, Rose tied for lead at BMW

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Coming off his best round of the year, Justin Rose figured it couldn't get much better in the BMW Championship. He was good enough Friday for a 3-under 68 and a share of lead with Mark Wilson.

Foster expected to play against Dolphins

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Gary Kubiak expects running back Arian Foster to play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Raiders hit hard by injuries

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Raiders free safety Michael Huff's sore groin has prevented him from fully practicing this week. He insists it won't keep him out of Sunday's game against Buffalo.

Senators beat Douglas for first time in 10+ years

MINDEN - It has been 10 years since the Carson volleyball team has beaten its archrival.

Tigers' 12-game winning streak snapped by A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus hit a three-run homer in the first, Brandon McCarthy pitched seven strong innings and the Oakland Athletics snapped Detroit's 12-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory on Thursday night, delaying the Tigers chance to clinch the AL Central Division title.

Thursday, September 15

Sandoval hits for cycle in San Francisco win

DENVER (AP) - Pablo Sandoval tripled in the sixth inning to complete the first cycle of his career and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Thursday night to keep their slim postseason hopes alive.

Sandoval hits for the cycle as Giants beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Pablo Sandoval tripled in the sixth inning to complete the first cycle of his career and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Thursday night to keep their slim postseason hopes alive.

Maher has big shoes to fill at tight end

Carson High football coach Blair Roman admits he's been spoiled the last couple of years when it comes to the tight end position.

Sophomores play big roles for Dayton

Like most coaches, Dayton High's Rob Turner doesn't believe in bringing sophomores up to the varsity unless they are going to get significant playing time.

Report: Texas assistant football coach fired

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A longtime assistant to Texas football coach Mack Brown was fired earlier this year for sexual harassment, according to documents obtained by ESPN.

Cal coach reprimanded for criticizing officials

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - California coach Jeff Tedford has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for criticizing officials days after a 36-33 overtime win at Colorado.

FODDER: Spartans will be dangerous test for UNR

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Ex-NBA player Crittenton returned to Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton has been returned to Atlanta to face a murder charge in the shooting death of a woman, police said.

NBA players present unified front in labor impasse

Eleven weeks into the lockout, NBA players and owners have at least one thing in common. Each side is unified, and wants everyone to know it.

Pryor has hearing for suspension appeal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Suspended Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor had a hearing Thursday on his bid to overturn his five-game ban.

NFL Injury Report

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice):

McFadden picks up where he left off in 2010

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Darren McFadden started this season the way he ended the last one, making the big runs that ended talk about whether he would be another Oakland Raiders draft bust and started the conversation about where he ranks among elite NFL backs.

49ers defense making strides for new coordinator

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Ray McDonald's shoulder-length dreadlocks flap from his helmet as he shoves through the offensive line for a sack. A tattooed Justin Smith comes at the quarterback with an attacking mentality that has helped San Francisco's defense become one of the best in the NFL.

Giants prepare for leadership shift under Baer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Newly promoted Giants CEO Larry Baer might be open to making a run at a premier free agent this winter, though his philosophy will still focus on building a franchise from the bottom up to develop a deep and talented farm system.

Wednesday, September 14

Booster says he's responsible for NCAA violations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A booster says he's responsible for envelopes containing $200 in cash given to three Ohio State football players that led the NCAA to suspend them for two games apiece, a newspaper is reporting.

College football teams making fashion statements

Flip on a college football game and the first reaction could be: "What in the world are they wearing?"

Auburn's eagle doing well after luxury box crash

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's Spirit must be one spirited bald eagle.

What's ahead for the NBA?

NEW YORK (AP) - Billy Hunter hoped to deliver good news when he meets with NBA players on Thursday in Las Vegas.

Weaver beats Oakland for 17th win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jered Weaver shrugged off his career-best 17th win of the season as if it were his first.

Beltran hits 300th career homer in San Francisco's win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In less than two months, Carlos Beltran has been through a cross-country move to switch teams and a hand and wrist injury that landed him on the disabled list.

Smith shows poise in Niners' opening win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Alex Smith found himself in a few precarious positions in his first game under Jim Harbaugh: throwing blocks, diving for a touchdown and getting a bear hug from the new San Francisco 49ers coach.

Janikowski's leg is all the rage

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - When Sebastian Janikowski lined up for a record-tying 63-yard field goal attempt there was little doubt he had the leg to get it there in the thin air of Denver.

Carson hosts North Valleys

NORTH VALLEYS (1-2) AT CARSON (0-1) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

TIMEOUT with Aaran Rumbaugh

Aaran Rumbaugh Carson High

Carson dominates Douglas 4-0

MINDEN - While the Douglas boys' soccer team is seeing improvement every time out, coach Vince Brown said he's looking forward to seeing that ultimately translate to the scoreboard.

Rivera gets 600th save

SEATTLE (AP) - Mariano Rivera earned his 600th save, moving within one of Trevor Hoffman's major league record, by closing out the New York Yankees' 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

DeRosa drives in winning run for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mark DeRosa hit a game-ending RBI single off second baseman Orlando Hudson's glove in the 12th inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

Kendrick homers twice in Angels win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Howie Kendrick homered twice, Erick Aybar scored the go-ahead run on a wild throw home in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels picked up a needed and rare win at the Oakland Coliseum, beating the Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Timberwolves announce agreement with Adelman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Even with a lockout firmly in place across the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves have still managed to land one of the biggest free agents on the market.

NBA labor: Talks fail to make progress

NEW YORK (AP) - The long looks on players' faces and the anger in Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver's voice made it obvious: There was no progress Tuesday in talks to end the NBA lockout.

Ginn's big day on special teams lifts 49ers to win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Running like mad, Ted Ginn Jr. almost raised the ball in the air before the goal line to start celebrating a touchdown on his 102-yard kickoff return.

Raiders take step toward building bully in opener

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Hue Jackson talked about building the Oakland Raiders into a bully ever since he got the head coaching job nearly eight months ago.

VOLLEYBALL: Carson grabs first league win

After two straight losses to open the Northern 4A volleyball season, Carson High was due for a victory.

TENNIS: Tigers turn back Carson 13-5

MINDEN - Douglas' Kari TenBroeck was 3-0 on the day leading the Tigers to a 13-5 win over Carson in girls tennis action.

SOCCER: Douglas strikes fast, beats Carson

MINDEN - Much like the flashes of lightning lighting up the night sky south of Keith Roman Field on Tuesday night, the Douglas High girls' soccer team struck strong and quick against rival Carson High.

Tuesday, September 13

Monday, September 12

Timeout with Sean deRubertis

SCHOOL: Dayton High YEAR: Senior SPORT: Football

Sunday, September 11

C Hill flag stands as firm reminder of 9/11

Gil Ayarbe has told the story of the flag countless times. Yet he takes his time as he tells it once more, savoring the memory.

WAC Roundup: Hawaii falls to Huskies

SEATTLE (AP) - Keith Price wore his familiar grin and danced along with the beats playing through his headphones as he departed for an evening of celebration.

Saturday, September 10

Djokovic, Nadal headed to final at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Facing two match points against a beloved player whose name is already in the history books, Novak Djokovic clenched his jaw, nodded his head and flashed an ever-so-slight glimpse of a smile.

Dodgers deliver another blow to Giants in 3-0 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dana Eveland combined with two relievers to throw a five-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers delivered another blow to the San Francisco Giants' dismal playoff hopes with a 3-0 victory over the defending World Series champions.

Carson's shutout streak ends, but Senators win 3-1

RENO - The shutout streak ended, but the Carson High's girls soccer team

Carson boys blank Damonte

RENO - Carson High entered Saturday's soccer match against Damonte Ranch expecting a tough game, and they weren't disappointed.

McGahuey verbals to D-1 school

Christa McGahuey took a trip to Michigan two weeks ago and came away with a full-ride softball scholarship to the University of Detroit-Mercy.

WAC: Huskies hold off Hawaii

SEATTLE (AP) - Keith Price wore his familiar grin and danced along with the beats playing through his headphones as he departed for an evening of celebration.

Harvick wins Richmond, now tops Chase standings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Kevin Harvick stormed into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.

What will the Niners' offense look like?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers still are in learning mode as they prepare for today's season opener, and nobody really knows what to expect from the team's new offense.

Difference focus for Raiders' Routt

ALAMEDA, Calif. - Stanford Routt had quite the target on his back last season as opposing quarterbacks repeatedly threw in his direction in order to avoid All Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the other side of the field.

NFL pays tribute to heroes, victims of 9/11

From the Meadowlands to Arrowhead Stadium to Candlestick Park, the NFL on Sunday will remember the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks of 10 years ago. Then it will fully open a season that was in doubt for 4 1/2 months during the lockout.

A's end 9-game skid vs. Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The lengthy dry spell against the Texas Rangers is finally over for the Oakland Athletics, thanks to Scott Sizemore.

PREP ROUNDUP: Dayton girls complete road sweep

ELKO - Dayton High's volleyball team won its second straight road match, topping Spring Creek 26-24, 25-17 and 25-14 on Saturday afternoon.

Vikings lock Adrian Peterson into long-term deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson thinks he's the best running back in the game.

Pack defense will be keying on James

James-Michael Johnson has seen enough of LaMichael James already.

Silva, Raiders roll Douglas

RENO - Coming in on the road against the hands down favorite to win the region, the Douglas football team was going to have to be on top of its game from the opening kick to stick around Friday night.

Dayton pounds Greenwave

FALLON - Turnovers were the difference as the Dayton Dust Devils pulled out its second win of season on Friday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Kershaw, Dodgers rally to beat Lincecum, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - NL Cy Young Award contender Clayton Kershaw outdueled two-time winner Tim Lincecum, pinch-hitter Jamey Carroll drove home the go-ahead run in the ninth and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Friday night.

Prep football scores

ROP 41, Whittell 15 Yerington 53, West Wendover 13

Friday, September 9

Rangers beat Athletics for 9th time in row, 13-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colby Lewis pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory in nearly a month even while giving up another home run as the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 13-4 on Friday night.

NFL lets players wear Sept. 11 cleats, gloves

The NFL relaxed its normally rigid uniform policy on Friday so players can commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

U.S. OPEN: Nadal shuts down Roddick

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Roddick's legs felt fatigued. The crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium was hushed.

Darkness at KLM Open; Kapur in at 67

HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) - Stephen Dodd of Wales shot 6 under for the first 13 holes of his second round to stand 8 under for the tournament Friday before darkness forced 78 players to abandon their rounds at the KLM Open

AP source: QB Pryor to appeal NFL suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Terrelle Pryor will appeal his five-game NFL suspension, according to a person familiar with his case.

Lawmakers approve bill boosting NFL stadium in LA

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) - California's state Senate on Friday sent Gov. Jerry Brown bipartisan legislation intended to speed up construction of a possible NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, shrugging off concerns that it could draw a team from elsewhere in California.

Pack will be keying on James in opener today

James-Michael Johnson has seen enough of LaMichael James already.

Gordon, Johnson put on great shows

Jeff Gordon secured his spot in NASCAR's 2011 Chase for the Championship with his historic 85th victory in the rain-delayed Atlanta race on Tuesday.

Firestone making an impact on both sides of the ball

It was a different Tyler Firestone that showed up for the first day of summer practice at Dayton High.

CHS v-ball despite rally in middle of match

Carson High's volleyball team lost its second straight 4A match Thursday night, but coach Robert Maw felt a whole lot better about his veteran squad than he did two days ago.

NFLPA chief: Players have questions about HGH test

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The NFL's goal to be the first major professional sports league to implement testing for human growth hormone appears a long way from coming to fruition.

Raiders CB Stanford Routt expects more scrutiny

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Stanford Routt had quite the target on his back last season as opposing quarterbacks repeatedly threw in his direction in order to avoid All Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the other side of the field.

Pack hoops has a easy home schedule

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Rodgers throws 3 TDs, Packers outlast Saints 42-34

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A Super Bowl hangover and the NFL lockout weren't about to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The New Orleans Saints just couldn't keep up.

Colts QB Manning out after another neck surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning underwent more neck surgery Thursday, the third time in 19 months, and will miss not only the opening game but possibly the entire season.

'Monday Night Football' stays on ESPN through 2021

ESPN is betting nearly $2 billion a year that fans are ready for even more football on even more platforms.

Selmon: Hall of Famer on and off the field

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Warren Sapp will never forget the day he met Lee Roy Selmon.

Roddick's match moved; Federer wins in quarters

NEW YORK (AP) - At one point, Andy Roddick looked up and saw a fan scaling a chain-link fence behind tiny Court 13, hoping to catch a peek of the 2003 U.S. Open champion's victory Thursday.

Thursday, September 8

Wolf Pack defense has task of slowing down Oregon

RENO - As dynamic duos go, the Nevada Wolf Pack defense has usually been Robin to the Pack offense's Batman.

Nolan named Carson's starting QB for 4A opener

Blair Roman made it official Wednesday afternoon. Matt Nolan is now the Senators' starting quarterback, and will start the Sept. 16 4A opener against North Valleys.

Moscoso takes no-hit bid into 8th, A's beat Royals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Guillermo Moscoso had no intention of giving up the ball easily. Oakland manager Bob Melvin had to wrestle it from him with two outs in the ninth inning.

Harang helps Padres handed Giants crucial loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants know time is running short on defending their World Series title.

49ers' Whitner up for the challenge against Miller

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - This weekend, safety Donte Whitner draws the daunting task of trying to shut down Seattle Pro Bowler Zach Miller.

Saunders fits perfectly as Raiders OC

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Al Saunders was a teenager when he first worked for the Oakland Raiders, serving as a ball boy in Al Davis' first year as coach with the franchise in 1963.

PREP ROUNDUP: North Valleys knocks off Douglas

MINDEN - Two late goals pushed the North Valleys boys' soccer team to a 4-2 win over Douglas Wednesday afternoon.

Aces win first-ever playoff game

RENO - Angel Berroa homered twice and drove in four runs for Reno Wednesday night, leading the Aces to a 7-4 victory over the Sacramento River Cats in the opening game of the Pacific Conference Championship Series at Aces Ballpark.

Wednesday, September 7

Gordon takes checkered flg in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Jeff Gordon was sliding all over the track those final 10 laps, doing everything he could to hold off five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson.

PREPS: Reno sweeps past Carson

To put it simply, Carson High's volleyball team couldn't finish Tuesday night against Reno.

PREPS: Carson records second consecutive shutout

Carson High's girls soccer team rolled to its second straight win, knocking off Reed 4-0 Tuesday night at Carson High School.

After Strasburg's sensational comeback, Dodgers rally to beat Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - After Stephen Strasburg left the game, the Los Angeles Dodgers had quite a time.

USC reinstates suspended RB Marc Tyler

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California reinstated tailback Marc Tyler from suspension Tuesday, clearing last season's leading rusher to play Saturday against Utah.

Edwards putting in the time to catch up with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Braylon Edwards regularly lures quarterback Alex Smith back onto the field for some extra work, a few more throws to make sure they're clicking and on cue. Same goes for study sessions in the film room.

Bittman wins match-play title at Thunder Canyon

Bob Bittman won six straight matches to win the Thunder Canyon Country Club match-play championship last week.

Pill homers in 1st big league AB, Giants win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Brett Pill hit a two-run homer in his first big league at-bat, Eric Surkamp earned his first major league win and the San Francisco Giants had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Tuesday night.

Taylor gets his 1st hit in A's 7-4 loss to Royals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Michael Taylor was running out his single in the ninth inning Tuesday night thinking he never thought the moment would happen.

Tuesday, September 6

Bring home the bacon and enjoy the best of summer tomatoes

The other day my Dad and I were out in his garden and he showed me his tomato plants. There were some still ripening, many more to be picked and lots of them had already been enjoyed in delicious recipes my mom had made. It reminded me of all my customers who come to my shop, especially this time of year, to purchase bacon to go along with all their home-grown tomatoes and lettuce.

This dip has surprise ingredient from the garden

This dip from Chevy Chase, Md., caterer Vered Guttman, has an unusual, almost smoky quality. Bet your guests won't be able to tell it's made with Swiss chard.

Gold fever fuels a crime spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gus Rodriguez looks more like a soldier than a jewelry store security guard, with a Beretta handgun strapped to his bulletproof vest, shades wrapped around his shaved head and pepper spray bulging from a breast pocket. "I am not afraid," the former Ecuadorean military man says, patting his pistol. "They call me Rambo."

Obama to propose $300B to jump-start jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy weak and the public seething, President Barack Obama is expected to propose $300 billion in tax cuts and federal spending Thursday night to get Americans working again. Republicans offered Tuesday to compromise with him on jobs - but also assailed his plans in advance of his prime-time speech.

Monday, September 5

Sunday, September 4

Moore leads Boise State past Georga

ATLANTA (AP) - Kellen Moore and those BCS Busters from Boise State are off and running again, coming into the heart of mighty SEC country to beat up Georgia.

Mistake-prone Ducks sent home quacking

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - In a rare opening matchup of top-five teams, both missing key players, Jarrett Lee admirably directed LSU's offense in place of suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

Dayton v-ball team goes 1-2 at Lowry

WINNEMUCCA - Dayton High's volleyball team went 1-2 on the second day of the Lowry Invitational.

Highland crushes Carson, 34-0

POCATELLO, Idaho - With the Highland High School student section celebrating their team's impending victory, the Carson High School offense was still playing just as when the game started.

Saturday, September 3

Hohl dealership remodel under way

The economic forecast remains glum, and consumer confidence remains low, but despite the rocky "recovery," Michael Hohl, a 27-year-old Carson City car dealership, has a remodel project under way at its GM location at 3700 Carson St.

Genoa company offers low-temp geothermal

While many look up in the sky to see the future, three partners in a new energy system company are looking down, approximately 5-6 feet underground. "It's a rock-solid investment," said Genoa resident Bruce Sanguinetti, director of sales, marketing and operations of Sierra Eco Systems.

Creekbaum: Employee education can effectively boost 401(k) participation

I have noticed many employers in the area who sponsor a 401(k) plan are looking for ways to boost employee participation in the plan. One way for companies to raise participation rates is by increasing the company's matching contribution. However, certain types of employee education may increase participation rates nearly as effectively as matching contributions and at a lower cost.

Business Briefly Sept. 4

King Construction wins contract King Construction of Fernley won a contract worth $175,485 through the U.S. Forest Service to construct a low-water boat ramp at Gallatin Marina at Eagle Lake. King Construction is expected to complete the project in early October.

Maker of weighing systems buys building for Fernley plant

Rice Lake Weighing Systems, a Wisconsin company, said last week it purchased a 29,700-square-foot building in Fernley and plans to launch a plant to manufacture truck scales. The facility will employ about 25 people when it opens in November. The company said it will hire welders, painters and other skilled manufacturing workers.

Edwards recovers to win Nationwide race in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Carl Edwards worked his way from the back of the pack after a penalty in a pit stop early in the race and held off Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

QB Josh McCown among 26 players released by 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After that much-publicized search for a third quarterback, Josh McCown was among 26 players released by the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday to get their roster to the 53-player limit for the regular season.

Raiders cut QB Edwards, LB Williams

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have released backup quarterback Trent Edwards and longtime linebacker Sam Williams as they reduced their roster to the 53-man limit.

A's McCarthy tosses 3-hitter

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon McCarthy pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout in more than two years, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Kahne grabs pole in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Motor Speedway's slippery track made an impression Saturday during qualifying for Sunday night's Sprint Cup race.


The Warriors have been picked by both the WAC media and coaches to win the conference this year. And the reason is senior quarterback Bryant Moniz, the only returning full-time starting quarterback in the league.

U.S. OPEN: Fish wins tough 3-setter

NEW YORK (AP) - Mardy Fish remembers how it feels to bump up against Novak Djokovic dragged down by the weight of two five-set matches.

No NFL HGH testing before season begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL notified its teams that no HGH testing will be conducted before the season begins next Thursday.

Dayton offense fails to click in loss to Truckee

DAYTON - Dayton's defense held Truckee to just one offensive score in the first half, but couldn't overcome early turnovers as Truckee built up a 20-0 halftime lead en route to a 33-14 win Friday night.

Niners name Smith the starter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As if there were any doubts, Alex Smith is the 49ers' starting quarterback heading into the regular season.

Carson opens season in Idaho

This isn't a typical season-opening game for Carson High's football team.

Beltran comes through to help Giants beat D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carlos Beltran hit a go-ahead two-run home run among his four hits, Matt Cain calmly recovered from a rough first inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Diamondbacks 6-2 on Friday night to snap Arizona's season-best nine-game winning streak.

Sharapova ousted at US Open; 1st 3-set loss of '11

NEW YORK (AP) - That Maria Sharapova's shaky serving contributed to her early exit at the U.S. Open - to the tune of a dozen double-faults - came as no surprise. She's faced that problem for quite some time.

Drozdoff, Shonnard run well for Carson

GARDNERVILLE - Alex Drozdoff and April Shonnard were in mid-season form at Friday's Class Races held at Lampe Park.

Pryor watches as Raiders lose preseason finale

Pryor watches as Raiders fall to Seattle

Matsui, Pennington lead A's to 9-2 win.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hideki Matsui and Cliff Pennington both drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 9-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

Friday, September 2

UNLV smacked by Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Bobby Hauck figured UNLV wasn't ready for a major upset like the Rebels pulled in 2003 against Wisconsin.

Aces come up short against Grizzlies

RENO - Reno's offense came to life in the eighth inning Thursday night, but the effort proved to be too little as the Fresno Grizzlies forced a series split with a 4-1 victory over the Aces in the series finale at Aces Ballpark.

U.S. Open: Serena cruises to easy win

NEW YORK (AP) - Neither her words nor her play indicated that Serena Williams was distracted one bit Thursday at the U.S. Open.

Titans, Johnson agree on contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans running back Chris Johnson seems to be finding out about the downside of Twitter during his contract holdout.

Nevada hoops does the right thing

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Bulked up Myers ready to lead Carson line

It was easy to overlook Jacob Myers last season. He weighed all of 150 pounds and was surrounded by older teammates who weighed between 210 and 270 pounds.

Dayton's Gomez makes smooth transition to football

Adan Gomez has been a fixture on the soccer and basketball teams at Dayton High School the past couple of years.

Niners close preseason with win over San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - With Frank Gore getting the night off after signing a big deal, Anthony Dixon capped San Francisco's first two drives with 1-yard touchdown runs and the 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 20-17 in an exhibition finale Thursday night.

A's end slide with 7-0 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - Somehow, some way, they've scrapped, clawed and limped their way into contention. And now that September's here, the Cleveland Indians plan to hang around.

Thursday, September 1

Lawyer expects more arrests in LSU bar fight

The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.

Aces hold on for 4-3 win over Grizzlies

RENO, Nev.-Cole Gillespie's three-run homer in the first inning helped stake Reno to a 4-0 lead Wednesday night, and the Aces held on to for a 4-3 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies at Aces Ballpark.

RCR teams slumping as regular season winds down

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Richard Childress guaranteed one of his drivers would dethrone Jimmie Johnson this year, and for a portion of this season, it seemed as if Kevin Harvick could indeed be the very guy to wrest the title from the five-time defending champion.

Venus withdraws from Open; tennis future in doubt

NEW YORK (AP) - Her 2011 U.S. Open done and tennis future in doubt because of an immune system disease, Venus Williams rode away from Arthur Ashe Stadium in the back seat of a car a little before 5 p.m. Wednesday.