Stories for June 2012


Saturday, June 30

Gorman debate rages on

Bishop Gorman was again the hot topic of discussion at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association's Board of Control meeting Monday and Tuesday at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

WNC softball signs 7 players

Western Nevada College has announced its 2013 softball recruiting class, and it has a familiar look. Seven of the eight signees have ties to Northern Nevada high school programs.

Phelps gets the best of Lochte again

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Phelps 2, Ryan Lochte 1.

Hamilton, Perez lift Rangers past A's 7-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer to cap a big fifth inning, Martin Perez won his first career start and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to five games, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Saturday night.

Latos shuts down Giants, 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Just when San Francisco's pitching staff had all the momentum from four straight shutouts, Cincinnati's starters stole it right away.

Report: PSU president OK'd 'cover-up' in Sandusky case

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Emails show Penn State's former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be "vulnerable" for failing to report it, a news organization has reported.

Cancellara wins Tour prologue

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the Tour de France prologue for a fifth time on Saturday, beating title hopeful Bradley Wiggins of Britain by seven seconds.

Keselowski wins 7th Sprint Cup title

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Imagine what he might have done with his fastest car.

Carson 9-10s get no-hit by Charles

If the Carson City Little League 9-10 All-Stars are going to win the District 1 tournament, they are going to have to come through the loser's bracket to do it.

Big night for Lochte at swim trials

OMAHA, Neb. - Ryan Lochte finished more than a second ahead of Michael Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley semifinals Friday night and immediately started planning for his busy Saturday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Down 2 sets, Federer comes back, wins at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 - six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic - found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.

Leake pitches nine-hitter as Reds beat Giants 5-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched a nine-hitter for his first career complete game and homered off Matt Cain, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Friday night.

Griffin sharp against Texas in Oakland's 4-3 loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A.J. Griffin held down baseball's top-scoring team Friday night.

Carson stars squeeze past Reno American, 10-8

Carson City's 10-11 all-star team is still alive in the District 1 tournament - barely.

Car show, high performance driving on tap this weekend

There's local action this weekend for both car show fans and high performance driving enthusiasts.

It's official, Powers will coach the Pack next season

RENO - Gary Powers will return to coach the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team in 2013.

Friday, June 29

Phelps cruises in butterfly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - After a couple of epic duels with his biggest rival, Michael Phelps made this one look easy.

Nadal stunned at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal bumped into his unknown and unheralded opponent as they headed to a break between games. Perhaps it was incidental contact.

Kinsler gets 4 hits, scores 3 as Texas beats A's

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - All by himself, Ian Kinsler showed why the Texas Rangers can be so dangerous.

Bumgarner throws 1-hitter, SF's 4th shutout in row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner's teammates had something special for him - a shower of beer and shaving cream, a celebration for his first career complete game and shutout.

LITTLE LEAGUE: Carson 9-10s stay undefeated

Carson City's 9-10 all-star team used a different recipe to remain undefeated in the District 1 tournament.

Thursday, June 28

Phelps wins round 2

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Back and forth they went, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte turning the U.S. Olympic trials into nothing more than a match race between the world's two greatest swimmers.

Wildcats, Tar Heels rule draft

Kentucky and North Carolina appear headed for an NBA-first during tonight's draft.

Parker pitches A's past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a concise assessment of starter Jarrod Parker.

LITTLE LEAGUE: Mixed results for Carson teams on first night

It was a mixed bag for Carson City Little League teams on the opening night of the District 1 all-star tournament at Governors Field.

Wednesday, June 27

Serena advances at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.

USATF needs to figure out tie

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Justin Gatlin would pick a runoff, reluctantly. So would Maurice Greene, who would do a coin toss as a last resort.

Hansen caps comeback with Olympic trip

OMAHA, Neb. - Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache.

Blue Jays end season with two losses

The Carson Blue Jays' season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night at Ron McNutt Field with Spanish Springs sweeping a doubleheader, 10-0 and 13-3.

Ryan's single in 8th lifts Mariners over A's 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) - Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

Vogelsong pitches Giants past Dodgers 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings to outduel San Francisco nemesis Clayton

Monday, June 25

Sunday, June 24

Saturday, June 23

Bighorns win series against Seagulls

Eric Maupin probably summed up the feeling of the entire Nevada Bighorns team Saturday afternoon.

WIMBLEDON 2012: Top trio won 28 of past 29 majors

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.

Judge denied Sandusky lawyers' request to resign

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky's lawyers said Saturday they asked to resign from his child sex abuse case on the eve of trial but the judge turned them down.

Sonoma takes over as track where tempers flare

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - It used to be that short tracks were the guaranteed place for the bumping, banging and blown tempers. It's now shifted to road courses, specifically Sonoma, where more than a few drivers will likely be raging mad by the end of Sunday's race.

Piquet Jr. wins Nationwide race

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Nelson Piquet Jr. held the lead on a late restart, then pulled away from the rest of the field Saturday to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.

Friday, June 22

A short NBA Finals, and perhaps a lengthy rivalry

MIAMI (AP) - Workout partners, NBA Finals foes, and in a few weeks, Olympic teammates.

Wade's knee may keep him out of London Games

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade played with knee pain throughout the playoffs. He'll soon know exactly what was causing that problem, and if it could keep him out of the London Olympics.

NFL denies it covered up retractions

NEW ORLEANS - The NFL denies accusations it covered up retractions made by key witnesses in its bounty investigation, or that Commissioner Roger Goodell has placed gag orders on Saints employees and others who could help punished players clear their names.

Defending champion Jacobson leads Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson is in a familiar spot at the Travelers Championship.

Ganassi racers strive for consistency

SONOMA, Calif. - It's been a continuous search for consistency at Chip Ganassi Racing, where the NASCAR program has never matched the performance levels of its dominant IndyCar entries.

DIEZ: Earnhardt ends drought

And verily, it came to pass that there was great rejoicing in Junior Nation, as their hero did outdo the field at Michigan, breaking a 143-race winless streak

All favorites move on easily at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Sanya Richards-Ross stepped over a puddle, ran hard for a few more steps, then jogged to the finish line for an easy win.

Red-hot Blue Jays win two more games

RENO - For the second straight day, the Carson Blue Jays produced a grandslam and a solid pitching performance.

Thursday, June 21

Kibwe Johnson and Amber Campbell win hammer

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) - Kibwe Johnson's grandparents have someone special to cheer for in London.

BCS changes: Why now? Who wins and who loses?

CHICAGO - College football is headed toward a new era, with a four-team playoff deciding the champion starting in 2014. As the conference commissioners have said over and over during the six months it has taken for them to come up with a playoff plan to present to university presidents for approval, "The devil is in the details."

A's complete sweep of Dodgers thanks to walk-off HR

OAKLAND, Calif. - His tender left hand and sore left hamstring both on ice after a big day, Yoenis Cespedes shared how he reminded himself to keep the celebration to a minimum. Just a standard jump for joy at home plate, nothing fancy that could lead to further injuries.

Arizona moves to CWS finals with 10-3 win over FSU

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Arizona coach Andy Lopez couldn't imagine taking a hotter team to the College World Series finals.

Blue Jays roll Boise Senators

RENO - For the first time in six days, the Carson Blue Jays players left the ballpark with smiles on their faces.

Sessions move is a risky one

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Seven Northern Nevadans at Olympic trials

Seven Northern Nevada athletes, including Fallon product Aarik Wilson, are primed to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore.

Milone's 3-hitter silences Dodgers in A's 4-1 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - One fielding miscue was enough to do in Los Angeles on a night another Oakland Athletics starter shut down the Dodgers lineup.

James, Heat on brink of a title

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has never been here before.

Bighorns drop to 1-15 after being swept

This has been the summer of discontent for Dennis Young and the Nevada Bighorns. Losses are piling up faster than the San Francisco Giants pile up frequent flyer miles.

Wednesday, June 20

Pujols, Trumbo, Trout batter Giants for 12 runs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer, Mark Trumbo added a three-run triple while driving in five runs, and Mike Trout matched his career high with four hits in the Los Angeles Angels' 12-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

McCarthy blanks Dodgers, 3-0

McCarthy outpitches Harang, A's beat Dodgers 3-0

Sandusky's wife defends his contact with young boys

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's wife smiled as she took the witness stand on Tuesday to defend him against charges he sexually abused boys in their home and on Penn State's campus, and jurors also heard police investigators contradict themselves and psychological experts duel over evaluations of the defendant.

Heat top Thunder 104-98, 1 win from NBA title

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James could hardly stand, certainly couldn't run. Good thing all he needed to do was shoot.

Everest leads Tigersharks

Eli Everest, swimming in the 15 and up age group, took a second and third for one of the Carson Tigersharks best performances at the Reno Summer Splash over the weekend.

Event raises $5,000 for WNC athlete

If she didn't know it before, Melanie Pfeiffer learned on Sunday, June 10, just how warm and caring her community really is.

Blue Jays lose to Knights, 10-4

When the Carson Blue Jays took the field Tuesday afternoon, coach Bryan Manoukian was already looking ahead to the upcoming four-day tournament at Bishop Manogue, and he'll have that same mindset tonight at Douglas.

Tuesday, June 19

Monday, June 18

Sunday, June 17

Ambrose wins pole at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - The last time anyone was this fast in qualifying in NASCAR's top series, Richard Petty was still driving.

Furyk, McDowell share the lead as Tiger tumbles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk, a pair of U.S. Open champions, managed to beat par at The Olympic Club.

Heat know what to expect from Thunder in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) - At this point a year ago, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were using words like urgency and desperation.

Giants lose, Lincecum falls to 2-8

SEATTLE - Tim Lincecum was hoping to stop the worst skid of his career when he pitched in front of family and friends during his homecoming Saturday night.

Gomes' pinch-hit HR beats Padres

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jonny Gomes' knew he had been unproductive in a pinch hitting role. That didn't stop him from working the count and getting a pitch he could hit.

Saturday, June 16

Friday, June 15

Sandusky wins ruling to have expert testify about psychiatric condition

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky won a court ruling Friday that will let him have an expert testify about a psychiatric condition that his lawyer says helps explain letters he wrote to his accusers and other actions being construed as him grooming victims.

DIEZ: Local drivers fare well in Fernley

There was some great racing at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night, and local drivers fared pretty well.

Raiders wrap up offseason program

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - After spending most of the past two months installing an entirely new playbook on offense and defense and building a relationship between a new coaching staff and players, the Oakland Raiders ended their offseason program.

A tense, tied NBA Finals moves to Miami for Game 3

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands and LeBron James in his face.

Thursday, June 14

Wednesday, June 13

Durant powers Thunder past LeBron's Heat 105-94

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant delivered the fourth quarter LeBron James never could last year.

Big first inning kills Carson

The Carson Blue Jays just can't stay away from big innings.

Tuesday, June 12

Pirch, Roethel capture Dayton Valley member-member tourney

DAYTON - Bill Pirch and John Roethel dominated the final round to run away with the Dayton Valley Palmer Club Member-Member golf tournament over the weekend.

Woods facing big test at Olympic for US Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tiger Woods couldn't stop talking Tuesday about how the U.S. Open presents the toughest test of the year.

14-year-old from China to make US Open history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andy Zhang walked over to the driving range as just another teenager wanting an autograph from his favorite players. Instead, he had the gallery at The Olympic Club asking for his signature.

Penn State witness says he saw shower assault

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A former Penn State assistant coach who was a central figure in Joe Paterno's downfall testified Tuesday that he heard a "skin-on-skin smacking sound" in a campus locker room one night in 2001 and saw something that was "more than my brain could handle."

Clemens fate now in hands of 'the final umpires'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The dozen Washingtonians who will decide Roger Clemens' fate heard a day of closing arguments stuffed with attention-getting sound bites.

Sunday, June 10

Saturday, June 9

Vogelsong pitches Giants past Rangers

SAN FRANCISCO - Ryan Vogelsong gets such regular grief about his antisocial tendencies that a new form of razzing became a nice change of pace Saturday.

Sharapova wins first French Open title

PARIS - Sidelined in 2008 by a right shoulder that needed surgery, putting her tennis future suddenly in doubt, Maria Sharapova decided to use the free time to study a new language, the one spoken at the only Grand Slam tournament she had yet to win.

Olympic ready to dish out more U.S. Open surprises

Nothing ever turns out the way anyone expects when the U.S. Open goes to The Olympic Club.

Love heads up 3-way tie after 3 rounds in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III shot his third straight 2-under 68 on Saturday to join Nick O'Hern and John Merrick atop the leaderboard at the windy St. Jude Classic.

Logano sets track record at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Thanks to a repave that led to blistering speeds, Pocono Raceway's track record was topped 36 times.

Nestor, Mirnyi beat Bryans for French Open title

PARIS (AP) - Top-seeded Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada won a second consecutive French Open doubles title by beating American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.

Union Rags nips Paynter to win Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Union Rags picked up right where I'll Have Another left off, coming from behind to catch a Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race.

MOODY: Saints need to shut up and accept their punishment

The New Orleans Saints need to sit down, shut up and take their penalties like men.

To the Finals: Heat top Celtics 101-88 in Game 7

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try.

Devils stay alive, force Game 6 with 2-1 win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Bryce Salvador scored on a deflection off a defenseman and the New Jersey Devils derailed Los Angeles' Stanley Cup coronation for a second time, beating the Kings 2-1 in Game 5 of the finals Saturday night.

Gentry's 5 hits carry Rangers to 5-0 win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Craig Gentry had a career-high five hits and drove in two runs, Matt Harrison pitched his third career shutout and the Texas Rangers beat the short-handed San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Friday night in a rematch of the 2010 World Series.

Roberts' HR in 9th gives Arizona win over A's

PHOENIX (AP) - Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Friday, June 8

Pats All-Pro TE Gronkowski gets $54 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) - All-Pro Rob Gronkowski agreed Friday to a $54 million deal with the New England Patriots, the richest contract for a tight end in NFL history.

SEC stages welcoming party for Missouri, Texas A&M

ATLANTA (AP) - It's not often Texas A&M fans in Georgia have the chance to pose for photos with Reveille, the collie mascot.

Peyton's new place is Shanahan's old house

Peyton Manning is taking over John Elway's old job - and living in Mike Shanahan's old house.

Djokovic vs. Nadal in historic French Open final

PARIS (AP) - Here comes the French Open final everyone expected and, except for other players, wanted:

Stricken WNC star gets scholarship offer

Western Nevada College softball player Melanie Pfeiffer, who was diagnosed with melanoma cancer back on April 20, has accepted a softball scholarship to Western Oregon University.

Celtics, Heat set for Game 7 to decide East title

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has no idea what he will do for an encore.

Veteran Pa. judge sits at center of Sandusky storm

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - He muscled the Jerry Sandusky case to trial in a breakneck seven months and navigated through dozens of pretrial motions and complicated grand jury secrecy issues.

Crisp leads Athletics past Rangers, 7-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the Oakland Athletics won their first series in more than a month, beating the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Thursday.

S.F. power surge carries Cain to 6th straight win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain didn't flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs.

Sharapova reaches French final

PARIS (AP) - Wind blew in her face, kicking up flecks of clay, and Maria Sharapova stood at the baseline, knowing she needed one more point to reach her first French Open final and return to No. 1 in the rankings.

James scores 45, sends East finals to Game 7

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James pushed away elimination, right along with any defender who tried to stop him.

Maggert, Merrick top leaderboard at 4-under 66

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Maggert and John Merrick shot 4-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the St. Jude Classic, leaving U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy two strokes back.

FODDER: Will the Pack draw in 2012?

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Thursday, June 7

Ex-WNC pitcher drafted by Mets

Tim Peterson, Western Nevada College's co-pitcher of the year in 2011, was selected by the New York Mets in the 20th round of the amateur draft on Wednesday.

Sports Briefly

RENO - Despite three hits apiece by Gehrig Tucker and TJ Thomsen, the Carson Blue Jays dropped a 14-6 decision to the Reno Knights Thursday night at Reno High School.

Penn State-heavy jury picked in sexual-abuse case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university and led to football coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

Kings hit the road again in search of 1st Cup win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After 45 years of waiting, the Los Angeles Kings' quest for their first Stanley Cup title will last at least a few more days.

Thunder headed to NBA finals, beat Spurs 107-99

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - After years of nagging Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks not to take him out of games, Kevin Durant finally got his wish.

Blanco, Bumgarner lead Giants to 6-5 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gregor Blanco homered and scored twice and Madison Bumgarner prevailed in a matchup of lefties as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Wednesday.

Bartolo Colon shuts down powerful Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Carson's Reid follows in family footsteps

Multi-tasking in track and field is the norm for the Reid family.

Wednesday, June 6

Padres' rookie beats Giants with first homer

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Rookie Logan Forsythe hit his first major league home run leading off the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, June 5

Big Ten prefers plus-1 to 4-team playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - Big Ten administrators would prefer a plus-one system over a four-team playoff to determine a national champion if the BCS can't be maintained in its current form.

WNC's Baker drafted in 5th round by Tribe

It was never a question of if Dylan Baker would be drafted on Tuesday, it was more of a question how high he would go.

COMMUNITY: McGahuey, Purcell named all-state

Christa McGahuey and Jennifer Purcell have been named to the Las Vegas Review- Journal's 4A all-state team.

Djokovic, Federer come back for wins to set up French Open rematch

PARIS (AP) - As the chilly evening air swirled, and raindrops fell, and the thousands of spectators pulling for his opponent hushed, Novak Djokovic stood a single point from exiting the French Open.

Celtics take control of East, beat Heat 94-90

MIAMI (AP) - Paul Pierce watched the shot sail just over LeBron James' outstretched arm. And when it swished, he turned toward the Boston bench, shaking his head.

Tiger is back - at least for now

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods needed only two words to explain where the Memorial fits in on his road back from wherever he was to wherever he is going.

US Open stays true to its title

The U.S. Open prides itself on being the toughest test in golf.

Sunday, June 3

Saturday, June 2

Sharapova continues to dominate at French Open

PARIS (AP) - If love means never having to say you're sorry, what about 6-love?

Durant powers Thunder past Spurs 109-103

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 36 points in a scintillating final 7 minutes, Serge Ibaka added a career-high 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference finals at two games apiece by beating the San Antonio Spurs 109-103 Saturday night.

Oakland offense comes alive in 9-3 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin knew it was going to take the A's offense finally coming out of its slump to end a maddening nine-game losing streak.

Cain delivers in vintage style as Giants beat Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched into the ninth inning on the way to winning his fifth straight start and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday.

NHL: Carter scores in OT, Kings win 2-1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

Levin leads Memorial heading into final round

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Spencer Levin realizes that a one-shot lead going into the final round means next to nothing. If he didn't learn this by blowing a six-shot lead at the Phoenix Open earlier this year, he was reminded of it on the back nine Saturday at the Memorial.

Two WNC stars are moving on

Two more Western Nevada College baseball players - Zach Hendrix and Tyler Spencer - have signed national letter of intents to attend four-year schools next year.

Santana pitches first no-hitter in Mets' history

NEW YORK (AP) - For more than 50 years, the New York Mets chased that elusive no-hitter. Johan Santana finally finished the job.

TENNIS: Federer stretched to four sets

PARIS (AP) - Again far from his best, Roger Federer still managed to win at the French Open.

Paulino shuts down A's as Royals win 2-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ned Yost and everyone else in the Royals dugout was yelling at Felipe Paulino when Jemile Weeks took off for second base with two outs in the third inning Friday night.

Giants hold off Cubs 4-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera remained the hottest hitter in the National League, Madison Bumgarner picked up his first win in nearly four weeks and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Friday night.

Rondo, Celtics beat Heat 101-91, trail series 2-1

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Garnett was fouled underneath the basket and went hard to the court. He remained on his back, motionless, as his teammates rushed over to check on him and offer a hand.

Elliott's summer audition going well for CHS

Summer baseball is about developing players for next spring's team. Winning often takes a backseat. In a sense, players coming up from Carson's JV program are auditioning for coach Bryan Manoukian; trying to make a favorable impression in the one-month season.

Friday, June 1