Stories for July 2012


Tuesday, July 31

Phillies send Pence to Giants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hunter Pence hopes this sequel has a better ending.

Carson football dinner set

The annual Carson High football kick-off dinner is scheduled for Aug. 11 in the Carson Nugget parking lot at the corner of Carson and Robinson streets.

New NFL power rankings are out

NEW YORK (AP) - Wear those Cheeseheads proudly, Packers fans. Your team tops the first-ever AP Pro32 NFL power rankings, a new pro football version of the AP Top 25 college football and basketball polls.

RTO minus defending champion

RENO - The Reno-Tahoe Open has delivered many things to its fans. One thing it can't deliver on is its defending champion.

Monday, July 30

Sunday, July 29

MOODY: NCAA screwed up in penalizing Penn State

Unprecedented became unfair in a hurry.

Saturday, July 28

Hooker leads USA past South Korea, 3-1

LONDON (AP) - Destinee Hooker had 21 points and the United States held off late-charging South Korea 3-1 in their opening match at the London Olympics.

Vinokourov of Kazakhstan wins Olympic road race

LONDON (AP) - Alexander Vinokourov sprung the first surprise of the London Olympics.

OLympic flame nowhere to be seen

LONDON (AP) - The Olympic flame is nowhere to be seen.

Sadler penalty hands Indy win to Keselowski

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Keselowski planted an emphatic kiss on the yard of bricks at the finish line, becoming the first driver to celebrate a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.

Archery team wins first medal for United States

LONDON (AP) - Italy won the gold in the men's team archery event, beating the United States by one point on the final shot.

Garrigus sets 54-hole record at Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) - Robert Garrigus would have made Arnold Palmer proud Saturday at the Canadian Open - for the way he treated the people, and for the scores on his card.

Albanian weightlifter DQ'd for drugs

LONDON (AP) - The first official doping ban during the London Olympics was handed down Saturday as the International Olympic Committee threw out Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku from the Games.

Penn St president: School is covered for lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) - Penn State is adequately covered to handle lawsuits stemming from the sexual abuse scandal that has enveloped the campus, its president said, repeating that the university hopes to settle many of them "as quickly as possible" even though its insurer has sought to limit claims.

Ramirez HR beats Giants in 10th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dodgers newcomer Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the NL West.

Friday, July 27

49ers open camp with sights set on Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Alex Smith jokingly compared his blossoming relationship with wide receiver Randy Moss to a new girlfriend. Jim Harbaugh offered excitement, angst and little insight all at once. Moss even offered his opinion again.

Accident changed Spurs' Parker

LONDON (AP) - Tony Parker stared into the darkness while confined to his hotel room following a freak eye injury that nearly ended his career.

Phelps enjoying his last hurrah

LONDON (AP) - For Michael Phelps, this is it. In his mind, there's no doubt about it. As soon as his hand touches the wall for the final time at the London Olympics, his swimming career is over.

Former Penn St players say Freeh report "flawed"

Franco Harris and two other former Penn State football players say the report about Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal "is highly flawed, and factually insufficient."

Lehman takes over CHS girls soccer program

Greg Lehman is no stranger to youth sports in Carson City, having coached teams in Carson City Little League and the Capital Soccer Club.

A's hammer Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Jemile Weeks hit an RBI single to give Oakland the lead during a six-run ninth inning against All-Star closer Jim Johnson, and the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 on Friday night in a back-and-forth duel that featured 31 hits and lasted four hours.

A sneak peek at today's Olympic opening ceremony

LONDON - There will be sheep. A cricket game. Nurses. Plus Paul McCartney and possibly James Bond.

Sandusky shower abuse victim to sue Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. - For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal.

FODDER: PSU should have been sanctioned harder

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Local baseball teams need help

For years, youth baseball players went from Carson City Little League to Babe Ruth if they wanted to continue their careers.

Carson stars win state, advance to regionals

Carson City Little League's Junior all-star team became the second local team to earn a Western Region berth after pounding Paseo Verde, 16-1, Thursday night at Governors Field.

Thursday, July 26

Wednesday, July 25

Cespedes hits 3-run single, A's win 6th straight

TORONTO (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run single and the streaking Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night for their season-best sixth win in a row.

COMMENTARY: Penn State far from dead

The mere suggestion that NCAA sanctions against Penn State were worse than receiving the so-called death penalty were enough to make first-year coach Bill O'Brien raise his voice a notch.

Crawford's single in 9th lifts Giants over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford had Angel Pagan to thank for the chance to deliver his first career game-winner.

Team USA rolls in Olympic tune-up

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the U.S. Olympic basketball team was bringing its best Tuesday.

Carson seniors win, advance to Western Regionals

Carson City's Senior Little League all-stars punched their ticket to the Western Regionals by knocking off Mountain Ridge 19-5 Tuesday night in 4 1/2 innings to sweep the best-of-three series.

WildCats win second tournament

The Carson WildCats won five straight games, pounding out 44 hits and scoring 46 runs to win the ASA "A" U18 girls softball championship in Incline Village over the weekend.

Tuesday, July 24

Carson stars win junior, senior openers

After a rocky start, the Carson City Little League Junior all-stars bounced back to record a 7-5 win over Peccole-Las Vegas in the first round of the state tournament at Governors Field Monday night.

49ers gear up for Harbaugh's second year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won NFL Coach of the Year honors as a rookie coach with no offseason to prepare his team for his thick playbook and unique, rah-rah style.

NCAA slams Penn State, fines it $60 million

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased from the record books. And Joe Paterno's legacy in shreds.

Posey homers in Giants' 7-1 win over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a three-run homer, Ryan Vogelsong won for the first time in nearly a month and the San Francisco Giants opened their longest homestand of the season with a 7-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Monday, July 23

Sunday, July 22

Saturday, July 21

Parker leads A's past Yankees 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Inge and Yoenis Cespedes homered, Jarrod Parker shut down one of baseball's best lineups for eight innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

Bradley Wiggins all but clinches Tour de France

CHARTRES, France (AP) - For Bradley Wiggins, the champagne on the Champs-Elysees is about to flow.

Blanco's bunt leads Giants over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Cain and Cole Hamels matched each other with better performances at the plate than on the mound.

Patrick hopes for another good run at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Chicagoland Speedway is about the closest thing Danica Patrick has to a home track in NASCAR.

There is no spinning the Paterno situation

I feel sorry for Jay Paterno. He's trying to spin something that he'll never be able to spin.

Mark Rypien takes lead at Tahoe celebrity golf

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien had two birdies and an eagle over the last four holes Saturday to take the lead after the second round of the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe.

Hall of Fame honors Tim McCarver, Bob Elliott

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - On the day before Barry Larkin and the late Ron Santo are inducted into the Hall of Fame, Tim McCarver and Bob Elliott were the center of attention.

Scott takes 4-shot lead into Open final round

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - The ball tumbled over the edge of a pot bunker and appeared to put Adam Scott in the worst spot he had been all day at the British Open.

Friday, July 20

NIAA, national federation worried about heat stroke

With the high school football season getting ready to start in early August, the National High School Federation has set up a free online course entitled "A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention".

US men's basketball team to play Argentina, Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Forever in the Dream Team's shadow, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is now walking in its footsteps.

Rare weekend off for Sprint Cup drivers

NASCAR's Sprint Cup series has a rare weekend off, returning to action next weekend for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.

Can Tiger finish in a major?

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - It's beginning to look familiar again, like it did when the mere mention of Tiger Woods made the putting stroke of anyone on the leaderboard of a major get just a little quicker.

Wagner, Mulder share lead at Tahoe celebrity golf

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Actor Jack Wagner and former pitcher Mark Mulder shared the lead Friday after the first round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

Crawford, Lincecum lead Giants over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Starts like this used to be common for Tim Lincecum.

Olympic buzz takes off: London welcomes the flame

LONDON (AP) - With the flame comes the games.

Thursday, July 19

Giants can't find big hits in 3-2 loss to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - The Giants' first loss since the All-Star break provided a reminder their hitters still have room to improve.

Walk in the park gives Scott lead at British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Unlike the guys in charge of the weather forecast, Adam Scott got everything just about right Thursday in the British Open.

FODDER: Big training camp for Kaepernick

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

US men's Olympic basketball beats Britain by 40

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Deron Williams was in, Carmelo Anthony out, and both were better for it.

Jeremy Lin lands in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Jeremy Lin figured he'd be having this kind of news conference in New York.

ACC: Wagner hopes to defend ACC crown

STATELINE - Actor Jack Wagner and NFL quarterback Tony Romo, who finished 1-2 at last year's American Century Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, are ready to battle this weekend in the annual celebrity event.

Wednesday, July 18

Cadel Evans' repeat Tour hopes vanish in Pyrenees

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Cadel Evans' vision of repeating as Tour de France champion vanished under the sun-baked punishment of the Pyrenees mountains on Wednesday, as Bradley Wiggins took another step toward taking the yellow jersey home.

QB Griffin III signs 4-year deal with Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year.

'Blade Runner'

GEMONA, Italy (AP) - Even when he's looking at photos of his bleeding and blistered leg stumps, Oscar Pistorius smiles.

British Open at Lytham requires a good start

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - It's rare to see Tiger Woods hit iron off the tee on a par 5, except in links golf, and especially at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

With U.S. in town, British basketball gets attention

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The question would be almost unimaginable in the United States.

Officials say NFL planned lockout

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's on-field officials say the league planned to lock them out rather than negotiate a new contract.

Hicks homers leading off 9th as A's beat Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Hicks led off the bottom of the ninth with a towering home run to center for his first major league clout, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 17

English look to end 43-year drought at British

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - As Lee Westwood and Luke Donald were coming toward the end of their practice round on what had been another awful day of English weather, a strange thing happened.

Paterno's alma mater removes his name from football job

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno's name is losing its luster, whether it's the tent city outside Beaver Stadium where students camp out for prime football tickets or the name associated with his alma mater's football coach job.

Carson High fall sign-ups on Aug. 2

Carson High School's fall sport sign-ups will be held Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the North Foyer.

Posey, Zito spark Giants to win

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia native Buster Posey drove in five runs with three hits, Barry Zito combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Tuesday night.

Linsanity to Houston as Knicks pass on Lin

HOUSTON (AP) - Jeremy Lin is leaving New York and taking Linsanity to Houston.

Sunday, July 15

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Thursday, July 5

Wednesday, July 4

Carson Valley tops Carson 12s in tourney

If well-played baseball is your thing, then Field 2 of Governor's Field was the place to be Tuesday night.

Tuesday, July 3

Monday, July 2

Sunday, July 1