Stories for August 2012


Friday, August 31

Woods sizzles with first-round 64

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Tiger Woods had his lowest opening round in three years Friday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. It still wasn't enough to be low man in Sean Foley's coaching stable.

Backup QBs Kafka, Hoyer, Wallace cut

Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut early Friday as team's needed to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

Pack in for a tough battle at Cal

The Nevada Wolf Pack surely doesn't expect to sneak up on the California Golden Bears this time around.

Soriano powers Cubs past Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - While Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants are fighting for the NL West title, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs have their own magic number.

Wild finish expected in Atlanta

With only two races left to secure a spot in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Chase to the Championship, there is a chase for the two wildcard spots.

Dayton football opens year at Spring Creek

DAYTON - The longest bus trip for your first game of the season doesn't sound like a bunch of fun. However, Dayton High football coach Rob Turner doesn't mind it one bit.

Slimmer Cowee looks to have big year

It was a different Aaron Cowee that walked on to artificial surface at Carson High for the first day of summer workouts in early August.

SANTORO: Groth was OK as AD

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Kaepnernick throws two TD passes as Niners win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Delanie Walker caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith handed off five times before calling it a night and the San Francisco 49ers wrapped up the preseason with a 35-3 win over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday.

Seattle beats Oakland 21-3 to finish preseason

SEATTLE (AP) - Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson played just one quarter in his final tuneup before the regular season,

Thursday, August 30

Wednesday, August 29

Pence, Arias lead Giants over Astros 6-4

HOUSTON (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer and Joaquin Arias drove in two with a triple to help the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Surging Athletics beat slumping Indians 8-4

CLEVELAND (AP) - After consecutive shutouts, the Oakland Athletics' pitching staff was OK with a little offensive outburst from their teammates.

Clijsters says goodbye with 2nd-round loss at Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Preparing for what she knew would be her last professional tennis tournament, Kim Clijsters - four-time Grand Slam title winner; mother of 4-year-old Jada - devoted her effort and energy to the U.S. Open.

Hernandez goal gives Carson 1-0 win

RENO - Cristian Hernandez scored four minutes into the second half to give Carson a 1-0 win in the Division I season-opener for both squads Wednesday afternoon.

Pack faces big challenge in opener at Cal

RENO - It might be a good idea to have a roster handy when you watch the Nevada Wolf Pack football team this season.

NFL Preseason Capsules

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Lawrence Tynes kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1:03 to play and the New York Giants defeated New England 6-3 on Wednesday night in the preseason finale for the teams that met in the Super Bowl in early February.

NFL to use replacement officials for Week 1

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will open the regular season next week with replacement officials and said it was prepared to use them "as much ... as necessary" afterward.

NHLPA's counteroffer for CBA could arrive today

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL and NHLPA remained at an impasse in the latest round of collective bargaining talks as the deadline for a lockout looms.

Sanchez singles in 9th to lift Giants over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez connected on the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

Athletics shut out Indians again 7-0

CLEVELAND (AP) - Tommy Milone and the entire Oakland pitching staff have plenty of nothing as far as the Cleveland Indians are concerned.

TENNIS: Roddick, Venus post wins

NEW YORK (AP) - That Andy Roddick's last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 U.S. Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.

Carson starts Lehman Era with 2-0 win

RENO - Carson High got goals from Kiahna Pimental and Chantel Torres to beat Reno. 2-0, Tuesday afternoon in a season-opening Division I soccer match.

DAYTON FALL PREVIEW: Dayton v-ball off to fast start

DAYTON - If the first weekend is any indication, the Dayton High volleyball team is gearing up for a successful season.

COMMUNITY: Adventure Run Saturday at Kirkwood

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is the site for the 32nd annual 5K/10K Adventure Run Sept. 1.

Tuesday, August 28

Time out with Shannon Flaherty

SCHOOL: Carson High YEAR: Senior SPORT: Soccer

Monday, August 27

Sunday, August 26

A lot of new faces on Carson boys soccer roster

Graduation was unkind to the Carson High boys soccer team.

Carson's special teams were stellar in opener

One of the things that stood out from Carson's season-opening win over Hug was the play of the Senators' special teams.

Tenn. outlasts Calif. 24-16 in LLWS classic

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Tennessee players threw their gloves in the air as they converged near third base before falling to the ground with big smiles.

Roger Clemens back on the mound at age 50

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - Roger Clemens raved about all the fun he had pitching at age 50 and putting smiles on the faces of Sugar Land baseball fans.

BoSox send Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford to Dodgers

BOSTON (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are stocking up for the stretch run with some new, expensive players who couldn't help the Boston Red Sox make it to the postseason this year or last.

Heyward takes Bumgarner deep, Braves beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A loss at home by Madison Bumgarner is always a surprise to San Francisco.

Carson wins division title in Henderson

HENDERSON - Carson High's volleyball team opened its 2012 season with a championship in the Green Valley Invitational over the weekend.

Stafford injures hand, Lions lose 31-20 to Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The all-important third preseason game for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions turned out to be a real Bay Area bruiser.

Denny Hamlin picks up 1st Bristol victory

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - They bumped, they banged and a helmet was tossed, too.

Saturday, August 25

Friday, August 24

Carson City Sheriff's Office adds two K-9 deputies

The Carson City Sheriff's Office has two new deputies, and instead of barking orders, they will just bark. Rex and Tommy are the new deputies, bringing the sheriff's office number of K-9 deputies to four.

Thursday, August 23

Cobb pitches 4-hitter, surging Rays beat A's 5-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The surging Tampa Bay Rays have discovered a simple formula: It's hard to lose when you don't give up any runs.

Hall of Fame running back Steve Van Buren dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Steve Van Buren, the square-jawed Hall of Fame running back who led the Philadelphia Eagles to NFL titles in 1948 and 1949, has died. He was 91.

Panama, California advance at Little League WS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Hance Smith's eyes widened in the dugout as he watched Quinton Gago send a homer well over the left-field fence.

Moss, Owens determined to become dominant again

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Randy Moss playfully chased reserve nose tackle Ian Williams toward the locker room after practice and razzed the second-year pro with each step. It was hardly a fair deal, given Moss' stellar speed even at age 35 against the 305-pound Williams.

Harrington races out to 64 at Bethpage

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Padraig Harrington found a way to take some of the attention away from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Thursday.

Carson's Krupp feeling comfortable, confident

What a difference a year makes.

FODDER: Fajardo critical to UNR success

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Wednesday, August 22

Garcia vague about caddy situation

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Another week, another caddie for Sergio Garcia.

Tommy Milone becomes a 10-game winner, beats Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp has been tinkering with his batting stance to finally find something that works. Now that he's feeling it again at the plate, Crisp refuses to offer any details in fear of jinxing a good thing.

Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for positive test

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Make it two 50-game suspensions in exactly one week - both starters for contending teams from the Bay Area, both for testosterone.

Barker, Nady are big cogs in Pack offense

RENO - Chris Barker and Jeff Nady heard Chris Ault's message loud and clear.

Carson has big target on its back entering 2012 season

With each winning season, the target on the collective backs of the Carson High Senators gets bigger.

Rock Cartwright getting new chance with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Rock Cartwright never got to say a proper goodbye to his mother eight years ago.

Raiders C Wisniewski still out with calf injury

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Stefen Wisniewski has a tough enough adjustment to make in his second year in the NFL after having changed positions and blocking systems with the Oakland Raiders.

Anderson sharp for A's in return to mound

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson pitched seven innings in his first start since undergoing elbow surgery nearly 15 months ago and the Athletics turned a triple play behind him in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Lincecum, Posey spark Giants to win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tim Lincecum bounced back from consecutive home losses with his third straight road win and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Tuesday night, increasing their NL West lead to 1 1/2 games over their division rival.

New era starts Tuesday in Carson girls soccer

A new era begins in Carson High girls soccer begins next Tuesday afternoon when the Senators visit Reno (3:30 p.m.) to start the Division I season.

COMMUNITY: Cheer clinic set for CHS

The Carson High varsity and JV cheerleaders will host a community clinic open to boys and girls first through eighth grade.

Tuesday, August 21

Monday, August 20

Sunday, August 19

Saturday, August 18

Getting it Right

• In the Carson Discoveries publication printed earlier this summer, a story on page 22, "Great Places to Scramble Up A Hill," should not have included Lakeview Slab. The climb is located on private property.

Brazilian worker survives iron bar piercing skull

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday.

Raiders remain winless

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - John Skelton made a brief appearance in his battle with Kevin Kolb for Arizona's starting quarterback job, just long enough to throw the first touchdown pass for either player this preseason.

Cain dominates Padres, 10-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight dominating innings and the San Francisco Giants scored eight runs in the third inning to move into first place in the NL West with a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Donaldson leads A's past Tribe, 6-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Friday night.

Roman anxious to see Senators in live action today

Carson High football coach Blair Roman gets his first look at his team in live competition today at 10 a.m. at Spanish Springs.

Great finish in road race

NASCAR CEO Brian France said a few weeks ago that he wanted to create more "Wow" moments in Sprint Cup racing.

Friday, August 17

Finally, Crabtree plays in a preseason game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - This summer has been unlike any other during Michael Crabtree's four years with the San Francisco 49ers.

SANTORO: Rewards outweigh risks when it coms to PEDs

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

FOOTBALL: Dayton hopes to learn from 2011

DAYTON - When it comes to sports, it's often said that you learn more from losing than winning.

Nebraska loses LLWS debut; Japan and Calif. win

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - After a hard-earned victory Thursday, the team from Petaluma, Calif., got two days off to get ready for its next game at the Little League World Series.

Crisp, Cespedes homer to lead A's over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Dan Straily was surrounded by trouble in the second inning when pitching coach Curt Young made a visit to the mound.

Thursday, August 16

Wednesday, August 15

VOLLEYBALL: Carson talented, but very young

Graduation wasn't kind to the Carson High volleyball team.

Hernandez tosses perfect game in Seattle's 1-0 win

SEATTLE (AP) - His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates that ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez finally conquered the pursuit of perfection he's chased since his debut as a baby-faced 19-year-old with uncontrollable curly hair and a hat that never sat straight.

Smith, Getz lead Royals over A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Smith, a 23-year-old left-hander, made his ninth major league start Wednesday night and he pitched like a veteran.

Stephen Strasburg pitches Nationals past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stephen Strasburg outpitched Tim Lincecum, Danny Espinosa hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the third inning and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 14

Wimberly anxious to get out and contribute at Nevada

RENO - Brandon Wimberly knows he nearly became a quickly forgotten statistic last summer near downtown Reno.

COMMUNITY: Kipling leads Tigersharks

Dagen Kipling enjoyed a big day at last weekend's Junior Olympic meet in Minden.

With more teams in race, MLB attendance up again

The extra playoff spot in Major League Baseball this season has thickened the races, with several teams well within October's reach despite taking mediocre records into the stretch run.

Guthrie stymies A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie allowed only three singles in seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals rolled to a 5-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

Kaepernick leading competition for backup QB spot

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - After an impressive quarter of action in San Francisco's preseason opener last week, Colin Kaepernick has grabbed a clear lead in the three-way competition to be the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith.

Monday, August 13

Sunday, August 12

Saturday, August 11

Posey leads Giants past Rockies, 9-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants' offense broke out at home, and Matt Cain settled in and pitched like the ace of the staff.

A's rally past White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Brandon Inge knew as soon as he made a diving stop in the seventh inning what was wrong with his shoulder and what he needed to do as quickly as possible.

McIlroy, Singh tied for lead in rain-delayed PGA

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods watched the flight of his tee shot until he could see it drifting too far right, and he hung his head slightly as the ball tumbled off the green. Already with three bogeys in seven holes, it looked as though nothing was going right for him in the PGA Championship.

Bolt wins third gold medal

LONDON (AP) - Be it a gold medal or a souvenir from a record relay run, Usain Bolt always gets what he wants at the Olympics.

Carson will get to play Reed at home after all

Carson High football coach Blair Roman confirmed that Carson's homecoming game against Reed will stay at Carson.

Reid, Whitcome inducted into Hall of Fame

Jim Reid and the late Harvey Whitcome are the latest inductees into the Carson High Football Hall of Fame.

Friday, August 10

Thursday, August 9

Samii hired to coach boys soccer at CHS

Bishop Manogue's loss is Carson High's gain.

Heat hits Carson players hard

Carson High football players were treated to hot weather for their first two practices of the 2012 season.

Ault wants to fill the seat

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Wainwright stifles Giants, 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals bounced back from a blowout, beating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Thursday.

US women beat Australia 86-73 in Olympic hoops

LONDON (AP) - Now this was something new. The U.S. women's basketball team faced its first Olympic halftime deficit in 12 years Thursday night as it tried to reach the gold medal game for the fifth straight time.

Final match for US volleyball duo ends in gold

LONDON (AP) - For 11 years, they have been Kerri and Misty, the most recognizable faces in Olympic beach volleyball and a team that dominated the sport.

US men's hoops team stands 2 games from gold

LONDON (AP) - Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete.

Wednesday, August 8

Tiger not the only one hoping for a breakthrough

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Golf's past 16 major championships have gone to 16 different players - not one of them named Tiger Woods.

Mountain West is new challenge for Pack

Chris Ault says the Nevada Wolf Pack football program will be fighting an uphill battle in the Mountain West Conference.

Carson gets football season under way today

Carson High's football team, which has won or shared the last three Northern 4A/Sierra League football titles, gets the 2012 season under way today with two practices.

Vogelsong, Scutaro spark Giants to win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have had a reputation as a team with good pitching and light hitting.

Tuesday, August 7

Monday, August 6

Sunday, August 5

Henry surges to front of RTO

RENO - J.J. Henry said past success is a big reason why he's at the top of the leaderboard at the 14th annual Reno-Tahoe Open.

Saturday, August 4

Friday, August 3

Reno-Tahoe Open: Padraig Harrington sets up tourney schedule based on seven keys

RENO - Seven is a key number for Padraig Harrington.

Reno-Tahoe Open: Putting hinders Fallon's Scott Smith

RENO - The old saying goes, drive for show and putt for dough.

Thursday, August 2

Wednesday, August 1

Carson senior stars lose region opener

ONTARIO, Calif. - Carson Little League Senior all-stars dropped a 13-3 decision to Hawaii in their opening pool-play game at the West Regionals.