Stories for April 2012


Monday, April 30

Sunday, April 29

Fresno State pummels Wolf Pack

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack knew exactly what went wrong Saturday afternoon at Peccole Park.

Jason Dufner takes 2-shot lead in Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Jason Dufner got past Saturday without any of the troubles that have marked his weekend struggles. He knows Sunday will be a much bigger challenge.

49ers add depth to roster, next year's draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Trent Baalke never felt pressured to load up on rookies or sacrifice depth to make one, splashy pick.

Raiders go for basketball players in draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - When Al Davis was in charge, the Oakland Raiders seemed to come out of the NFL draft each year with a track team full of sprinters.

4A softball schedules need fixing

I certainly hope that the schedule makers for 4A softball come to their senses before next spring.

Is Pujols an expensive mistake?

On the first day of spring training, Albert Pujols stood before microphones in Arizona to formally introduce a new era for the Los Angeles Angels.

Lincecum looks sharp against Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants ace Tim Lincecum looked just as strong throwing his 121st pitch as he did in the first inning.

Chen, Davis spark O's past Athletics

BALTIMORE (AP) - The first month of Wei-Yin Chen's American adventure is going quite nicely. After four starts in the major leagues, the Taiwanese left-hander who spent the past four seasons in Japan is 2-0 with an impressive 2.22 ERA.

Harper flashes star potential in big league debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryce Harper's first day in the major leagues came with all the hype one would expect for the player dubbed "Baseball's Chosen One" when he was only 16 years old.

Saturday, April 28

Ashbaugh keys Carson's win over Lancers

Lindsey Ashbaugh made her offensive game a big priority entering her final season at Carson High, and it's paid big dividends.

Senators sweep Douglas

Carson High used a solid effort on the mound from Jace Zampirro plus clutch hitting by Gehrig Tucker and TJ Thomsen to knock off the Douglas Tigers for the second straight day.

Hundley has 4 hits as Padres beat Giants 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nick Hundley matched his career high with four hits and drove in a run to help the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 Friday night.

Draft reunites Stanford TE Fleener with QB Luck

NEW YORK (AP) - Coby Fleener heard his name, grabbed his phone and immediately contacted his new teammate in Indianapolis - and old teammate from Stanford.

49ers get pair of surprising picks: Jenkins, James

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh regularly goes against the grain, never concerned if he's popular or trendy in the process.

McCarthy pitches Athletics to 5-2 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics had only five hits Friday night. Thanks to Brandon McCarthy's solid pitching, that was enough.

Raiders use 1st pick on G Tony Bergstrom

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Reggie McKenzie had to wait through almost two entire days and three rounds before making his first draft pick as Oakland Raiders general manager.

Engine failures allow Hamlin to win at Kansas

The big story in the Sprint Cup Kansas race last weekend was engine failures. NASCAR allowed the teams a lower gear, and the resulting higher revolutions per minute took its toll on engines.

PREP-JC: Carson track teams second at High Desert meet

SPARKS - Carson High's track teams finished second at Friday's High Desert Invitational at Reed High School.

Friday, April 27

BCS takes big step toward college football playoff

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - College football is on the verge of finally having a playoff, its own version of the final four.

Duke, Tringale share Zurich Classic lead

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Ken Duke and Cameron Tringale topped the Zurich Classic leaderboard at 7-under 65 on Thursday, leaving defending champion Bubba Watson six strokes back at TPC Louisiana in his first tournament since winning the Masters.

McGahuey, Purcell spark Senators to win

Carson High continued to play longball against opposing teams, socking three homers in a 5-1 win over visiting Reno Thursday afternoon.

Pagan hits three-run homer to lead Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) - Angel Pagan made the Giants' long trip home a little easier.

Carson squeezes out 5-4 win over error-prone Tigers

MINDEN - Normally, the Douglas baseball team spends its post-games cleaning up Tiger Field and preparing it for the next day.

Colts take Stanford QB Andrew Luck to open draft

NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Luck knew exactly where he was heading and the daunting task he faces.

Niners select Illinois wideout in first round

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Just for fun, general manager Trent Baalke wrote A.J. Jenkins' name on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. If all went according to plan, he would be San Francisco's selection with the 30th pick in the NFL draft.

Thursday, April 26

Wednesday, April 25

New era for Raiders heading into draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For nearly a half-century, Al Davis ran the Oakland Raiders' draft room in his own unique way. He coveted speed and size, seemingly ahead of almost all other attributes.

Deep 49ers have no specific need in this draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh have a man in mind for the 30th pick in Thursday's NFL draft, if the player is still around at that spot for San Francisco.

COMMUNITY: Four aces at local courses

Three local golfers recorded holes-in-one at Silver Oak Golf Club recently, and a fourth scored an ace at Genoa Lakes.

Carson plays longball in win over Tigers

MINDEN - The Carson softball team might consider changing its name to the Blue Bombers after Tuesday's game.

Milone turns back White Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Tommy Milone outdueled Gavin Floyd and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Latos gets 1st win, Reds beat Giants 9-2

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mat Latos finally got his first win for Cincinnati after putting his price tag out of mind.

Douglas drops thriller to Damonte

RENO - For the second consecutive game, the Douglas baseball team struggled to get its bats going early, came back with a rally late and saw a win slip away in the final inning.

Carson boys. girls grab track wins

RENO - Carson High's boys and girls track teams had a successful outing against Galena, North Valleys and Wooster Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, April 23

Sunday, April 22

Pack offense comes to life in final scrimmage

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack's pistol offense is alive and well.

Saturday, April 21

Fernley opening a success

By all indications, the opening night for Fernley 95A Speedway was a success.

Emmert: Coaches being held accountable

NEW YORK (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert found one bit of good news in all the bad that has rocked college sports and cost several big-name coaches their jobs.

Blues can finish off Sharks in Game 5

ST. LOUIS (AP) - No team in the playoffs is deeper at goalie than the St. Louis Blues. It's a big reason they are one win away from their first playoff series triumph in a decade.

Sports Briefly

FRESNO, Calif.-Ryan Wheeler collected three hits and drove in a run, but the Reno Aces fell to the Fresno Grizzlies in the series finale Friday night, 5-2, at Chukchansi Park.

Curtis beats storms, takes Texas Open lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Ben Curtis can't pick his schedule like the old days. The former British Open champion, whose status has sunk near the lowest on the PGA Tour, now waits for the phone to ring to find out whether tournaments can squeeze him in.

Giants hold on to beat Mets 4-3 in 10 innings

NEW YORK (AP) - Jeremy Affeldt watched San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy walk from the dugout to the mound, over and over again.

Hannahan drives in 3 in Indians' 4-3 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jack Hannahan remains respectful when he talks about his former team. That won't stop him from taking some satisfaction in a job well done.

WNC avoids sweep with second-game win

Thanks to some clutch hitting by Zach Hendrix, Bobby Gazzola and Taylor Smart plus a solid relief outing by Tyler Spencer, Western Nevada College avoided what would have been an embarrassing sweep at home.

Friday, April 20

Douglas boys, girls grab wins

MINDEN - Facing one of the league's elite pitchers, the Douglas baseball team knew going in it couldn't dig itself into too many holes and hope to get back out.

Nevada needs to make decision on Powers

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Carson grabs wild 5-4 win over Reed

SPARKS - It was a bizarre ending to a great game.

Ashbaugh sparks Carson to easy win

Lindsey Ashbaugh didn't blink an eye when asked if she was more excited about getting the pitching win or hitting a homer.

Elliott leads Blues to 2-1 win vs Sharks in Game 4

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Brian Elliott made 24 saves, B.J. Crombeen and Andy McDonald scored and the St. Louis Blues moved one win away from the second round of the playoffs, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 4 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series lead.

GOLF: Course-record 63 gives Every Texas Open lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Matt Every shot a course-record 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead over Hunter Haas after the first round of the Texas Open.

AP source: Colts picking Andrew Luck at No. 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The secret is out. Andrew Luck will be the Indianapolis Colts' new quarterback.

49ers break ground on new stadium in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jed York stuck a gold shovel in the ground, planted his right foot on top and took a ceremonial step to plant the San Francisco 49ers - and the NFL - into Silicon Valley.

A's win third straight against Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kurt Suzuki and Kila Ka'aihue drove in runs, Oakland scored two more on C.J. Wilson's throwing error in his home debut, and the Athletics beat the struggling Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Thursday night for their third straight victory.

Thursday, April 19

Summitt steps down after 38 years with Vols

Pat Summitt, who won more games than anyone in NCAA college basketball history, stepped down Wednesday as coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, less than eight months after revealing she had early-onset dementia.

Giants prevail with 1-0 win over Phillies in 11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Wednesday, ending a thrilling pitchers' duel that seemed as if it might go on all night.

Colon goes 8 scoreless to lead A's over Angels 6-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - It wasn't as though Bartolo Colon didn't give the Los Angeles Angels anything good to hit. The Oakland Athletics' right-hander threw 82 of his 108 pitches for strikes against his former team - including 38 in a row at one point.

PREPS: Fernley girls blank Dayton

DAYTON - A couple of baserunning mistakes. Some mental and physical gaffes on defense. And no offense.

Karras joins lawsuit against NFL

To a generation of TV and film fans, Alex Karras will forever be the loving adoptive dad on the 1980s sitcom "Webster" or the big guy who punched a horse in 1974's "Blazing Saddles."

49ers Baalke still considers Gregg Williams friend

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Apparently, there are no hard feelings on 49ers general manager Trent Baalke's part regarding the Saints' targeting of San Francisco players in their bounty program.

NHL: Penguins stave off elimination

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal pushed back with a vengeance with Pittsburgh on the brink of being sweep, leading the Penguins to a 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night in the first-round Eastern Conference series.

Reno tips Fresno in 11

FRESNO, Calif.-Jake Elmore collected three hits and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th inning Wednesday afternoon, as the Reno Aces halted a brief losing skid with a 7-6 win over the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park.

Wednesday, April 18

Predators win, take 3-1 lead

DETROIT (AP) - Kevin Klein scored a go-ahead goal 6:25 into the third period and Pekka Rinne made 40 saves, lifting the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.

Petrino's ex-mistress resigns from Arkansas team

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The former mistress of fired University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has resigned from her position with the program, school officials announced Tuesday.

Kentucky's starting 5 declares for NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together. Now, they will go their separate ways in the NBA.

A's rally with 4-run 8th to beat Angels 5-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Daric Barton ended a career-worst homerless drought of 76 games with a solo shot against Dan Haren and Coco Crisp drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single, triggering a four-run rally that carried the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

Madison Bumgarner pitches Giants past Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner backed up his nice new contract with a second straight win, Melky Cabrera hit an RBI triple, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Raiders get prime-time opening in 2012

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen will get a prime-time stage to the start of his tenure with the Oakland Raiders.

Meyer 3rd in national ski event

Harry Meyer, 13, finished third overall at the USASA National Championhip in Colorado recently.

Carson wastes Zampirro pitching gem

Simply put, the Carson High baseball team wasted a sensational pitching effort by Jace Zampirro Tuesday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field.

Tuesday, April 17

Monday, April 16

Sunday, April 15

Saturday, April 14

Friday, April 13

Thursday, April 12

Rockies rough up Giants, Lincecum 17-8

DENVER (AP) - After watching teammate Barry Zito throw the first shutout for the Giants at Coors Field 48 hours earlier, Tim Lincecum never saw this coming.

Fallon sweeps Dust Devils in softball, baseball

FALLON - The queens of the circle took center stage on Wednesday and produced what many expected, a pitching duel.

Wednesday, April 11

Trevor Bayne not running Nationwide race at Texas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A lack of sponsorship forced Roush Fenway Racing to sideline Trevor Bayne for this week's race at Texas Motor Speedway, even though he's ranked fourth in the Nationwide Series standings.

Giants catcher Buster Posey has shingles

DENVER (AP) - Buster Posey can't seem to catch a break. The San Francisco Giants' star catcher who missed most of last season with a broken left leg has been diagnosed with shingles.

Bears agree to 1-year extension with Briggs

CHICAGO (AP) - Lance Briggs once vowed he would never play another down for the Chicago Bears. He keeps negotiating new deals with them, though.

Brees: Saints will thrive in wake of bounty system

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Drew Brees is sticking up for the Saints and said they'll continue to thrive despite coach Sean Payton's season-long suspension for his role in New Orleans' bounty system.

Woods to play at Quail Hollow in early May

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods is taking a three-week break before returning to golf at the Wells Fargo Championship.

AP source: CSU, Eustachy agree to deal

Larry Eustachy is set to take over as Colorado State's basketball coach, according to a person familiar with the decision.

March Madness over; now for some real madness

Now that March Madness is over, we can move on to the real madness.

Gorman star headed to UCLA

LAS VEGAS (AP) - One of the nation's top high school basketball players is headed to UCLA.

Records show Petrino, mistress in frequent contact

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and his mistress were in frequent contact over the past six months, sometimes calling or texting each other dozens of times in a single day - including game days, according to a review of his business cellphone records by The Associated Press.

Royals Broxton wild as A's rally for 5-4 win in 12

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes on the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home for the winning run in the Oakland Athletics' 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

Marlins suspend Ozzie Guillen for 5 games

MIAMI (AP) - Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games Tuesday because of his comments about Fidel Castro.

Sharks learn from regular season losses to Blues

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - There is at least one lesson the San Jose Sharks learned while losing all four regular-season games against first-round playoff opponent St. Louis.

Carson football boosters seeking members

The Carson High Football Boosters are now accepting booster membership applications for the 2012 season.

Shadle blanks Truckee

TRUCKEE, Calif. - Dayton sophomore Makayla Shadle recorded 14 strikeouts and allowed only one hit in a 10-0 crossover win Tuesday afternoon in Northern 3A softball action.

NCAA's draft deadline passing quietly in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The NCAA's deadline for players to withdraw their names from entering the NBA draft is Tuesday.

Cespedes' first impression is a lasting one

OAKLAND, Calif. - With one monster 462-foot home run, Yoenis Cespedes showed off a power stroke reminiscent of Oakland's Bash Brothers back in the day.

Duffy leads Royals past Athletics 3-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Danny Duffy pitched six sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night.

Bobby Petrino fired at Arkansas after 4 seasons

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bobby Petrino believed he could win a national championship at Arkansas. He won't get the chance.

Tuesday, April 10

Monday, April 9

Sunday, April 8

AP source: LSU's Johnson to be named TCU coach

TCU is set to hire LSU's Trent Johnson as its next basketball coach.

PREPS: Lopez's hit beats Spanish Springs

MINDEN - After getting swept by McQueen and splitting with previously winless Wooster, the Douglas High baseball team found itself at a crossroads heading into its series with Spanish Springs.

Ault happy with Pack's first scrimmage

RENO - Chris Ault was all smiles Saturday morning at Mackay Stadium.

Filmmakers defends release of Williams recording

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A documentary filmmaker says he had the right to release a recording of then-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams exhorting his players to physically punish targeted San Francisco players.

Hanson holds off charge by Mickelson at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Phil Mickelson set off roars at Augusta National with a 20-foot eagle putt for a share of the lead, and an amazing flop shot behind the 15th green that only he would dare try.

Hill's 2 HR lift Diamondbacks over Giants 5-4

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks were the kings of the comeback in 2011, snatching away late victories on their way to the NL West crown.

Mariners survive late rally to beat A's 8-7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chone Figgins finished a home run short of the cycle and every Seattle Mariners batter had a hit, backing a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night.

Saturday, April 7

Petrino didn't want 911 call, called security

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Moments after their motorcycle accident, Bobby Petrino and a female employee told a passer-by not to call 911, then got a ride back to Fayetteville where the Arkansas football coach was met by a state trooper who provides his personal security during the season.

Gleason upset over release of Williams recording

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A recording of then-New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams urging players to deliver punishing hits on specific San Francisco players was released without approval from retired special teams standout Steve Gleason, who had helped a documentary filmmaker gain behind-the-scenes access to the Saints.

Woeck-led WNC sweeps Colorado Northwestern

Andrew Woeck went to bed Thursday night thinking he could no-hit visiting Colorado Northwestern.

DIEZ: Rotten eggs for Reutimann

If there is such thing as an Easter Bunny naughty list, I'm pretty sure that David Reutimann will find his Easter basket full of rotten eggs Sunday morning.

SOFTBALL: WNC records sweep

The Western Nevada College Wildcats swept Colorado Northwestern, 5-0 and 8-0, in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader at Edmonds Park Friday afternoon.

Couples shares Masters lead; Woods falls 8 behind

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - All signs pointed to this being a Masters for the ages.

Mariners top A's 7-3 in stateside opening night

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chone Figgins had three hits and two RBIs, and Kyle Seager singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, leading the Seattle Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Friday night in the stateside opener for both teams.

D-backs win 4th straight over Giants ace Lincecum

PHOENIX (AP) - Tim Lincecum loses to Arizona and Ian Kennedy beats San Francisco.

Friday, April 6

NCAA denies UConn appeal to play in 2013 tourney

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The NCAA has turned down the University of Connecticut's final appeal on behalf of its men's basketball team for a waiver of recently instituted academic requirements - a decision that likely will keep the Huskies out of next year's postseason.

Shoddy fielding enables Reno to sweep Carson

When Carson High baseball coach Cody Farnworth talked about the keys to a successful season, pitching and defense were at the top of the list.

Douglas blanks Spanish Springs, 3-0

SPARKS - It took a while to get there, but the Douglas High baseball team returned from Spanish Springs with a 3-0 win Thursday night.

Will Nevada do right by Gary Powers?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Goodell hears appeals from Saints' Payton, Loomis

NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Payton slipped out a back entrance from NFL headquarters and directly into to a waiting car.

Audio: Williams wanted big hits on specific 49ers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - On the same day the NFL heard the Saints' appeals in their hits-for-cash scandal, a recording of Gregg Williams emerged that purports to capture the disgraced defensive coordinator telling players to "put a lick" on 49ers receiver Kyle Williams to see if he had lingering effects from a concussion.

Mickelson up early to see Big 3 off at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Phil Mickelson did something he'd always wanted to do in 20 years of playing the Masters.

Westwood gets his nose in front at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - With his words and then his play, Lee Westwood shot down the notion Thursday that this Masters was a two-horse race.

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino put on leave after crash

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bobby Petrino's image of perfection has come to a sudden and surprising end at Arkansas.

Thursday, April 5

Wednesday, April 4

Arkansas' Petrino returns to practice

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bobby Petrino walked slower than normal, his face swollen and red. You couldn't miss the white brace around the Arkansas coach's neck.

Tarkanian expected out of Vegas hospital Friday

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jerry Tarkanian's son says the former UNLV basketball coach is expected to be out of the hospital Friday, more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Manning joins impressive Tulsa coaching lineage

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - It didn't take long for Danny Manning to realize the lineage of Tulsa basketball.

Sullinger gives up last 2 OSU years for NBA

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After guiding Ohio State to the Final Four, two-time All-American forward Jared Sullinger figured he might as well see what he could do for an NBA team.

Domitrovich No. 1 guy in Carson offense

Nick Domitrovich has been an outstanding hitter throughout his career at Carson High School, and he's taken it a step further this year.

Imparting knowledge a Masters tradition

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods seemed mildly surprised Tuesday when he was introduced at a press conference as playing the Masters for the 18th time, dating back to when he was the U.S. Amateur champion.

Payne: Augusta National to be ready despite storm

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta National will be ready for the Masters, despite a major storm that dumped 1.4 inches of rain on the course, washed out bunkers, toppled trees and even knocked out a bathroom.

Lohse leads Cards to win in opener at Miami, 4-1

MIAMI (AP) - Kyle Lohse saw all the zeros on the scoreboard. St. Louis teammate David Freese was counting the outs to go. And in the seventh inning, the Miami Marlins knew they still didn't have a hit in their new ballpark.

C Sanchez makes team as Giants finalize roster

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Hector Sanchez spent the winter back home in Venezuela fine-tuning his swing while turning most of his attention to becoming a better defensive catcher. Day after day, he fueled his improvement with thoughts of making the Giants' opening day roster.

Huskies turn back Carson

RENO - Carson High fell behind 5-1 after four innings, and suffered a 7-5 loss to the Reno Huskies.

Imparting knowledge a Masters tradition

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods seemed mildly surprised Tuesday when he was introduced at a press conference as playing the Masters for the 18th time, dating back to when he was the U.S. Amateur champion.

Tiger, Rory on collision course?

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy passed each other on Sunday at Augusta National last year, two players from different generations who appeared to be headed in opposite directions.

Cain delivers for Giants to cap unbeaten spring

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Matt Cain's job stability is now in excellent shape for years to come. On Tuesday night, he pitched with a clear mind.

Braden receives injection in troublesome shoulder

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Athletics left-hander Dallas Braden received an injection of platelet-rich plasma in his strained, surgically repaired throwing shoulder and will not do any baseball activity for three weeks.

NFL: Saints appeals hearing set for Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) - Saints head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt are set to have their NFL appeals heard Thursday regarding the punishment they've received for their roles in New Orleans' bounty system.

Wildcats live up to expectations with title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The running joke all season was that Kentucky was good enough to beat some NBA teams. Say, maybe the Toronto Raptors.

PREPS: Dayton baseball ends 7-game skid

DAYTON - Austin Lee and Skyler Berntson combined on a 1-hit shutout to lead Dayton to a 12-0 win in Northern 3A play Tuesday afternoon.

Senators' win streak ends at 4

Last weekend, Carson High used a four-run first inning to easily defeat Damonte Ranch in the series opener.

Tuesday, April 3

Monday, April 2

Sunday, April 1

Raiders agree to deal with LB Wheeler

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with unrestricted free agent Philip Wheeler on Friday to fill their void at starting outside linebacker.

Giants could contend with healthy Posey

SAN FRANCISCO - Buster Posey has been treated like a cult figure all spring. From the moment he crouched to catch his first bullpen at Scottsdale Stadium, to when he faced live batting practice at last, and even when he did nothing more than emerge from the dugout carrying his gear.

Kentucky off to title game, beats Louisville 69-61

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kentucky owns the Bluegrass State. Now it can concentrate on the rest of the country

Big comeback leads KU to 64-62 win over Ohio St

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tightrope walk rocks on for the Jayhawks.

Calipari (and Kentucky) get Kansas again for title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Well, this matchup is going to look familiar.

Louis Ooshuizen leads Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Louis Oosthuizen shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Saturday to reach 17 under and take a two-shot lead over Hunter Mahan after the third round of the Houston Open.

MOODY: PGA made the right move

The news that the PGA Tour was changing its requirement for golfers to earn their PGA cards shouldn't have been a big surprise.

Baker throws gem at Salt Lake

After losing at John L. Harvey Field for the first time and dropping out of first place on Friday, seventh-ranked Western Nevada College was determined to reverse Salt Lake's momentum on Saturday.

Carson extends win streak to four with 10-3 win

Carson High rode the hitting of Luke Maher and the pitching of Drew Moreland to its fourth consecutive Northern 4A baseball win Saturday afternoon.

PREPS: Carson girls lose twice to Reed

SPARKS - Despite solid pitching outings from Christa McGahuey and Lindsey Ashbaugh, Carson's softball team dropped a doubleheader to Reed, 2-0 and 6-3, Saturday afternoon.