Stories for May 2012


Thursday, May 31

Goodell confident bounty hunting no longer issue

CHICAGO (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell is confident that bounty hunting will no longer be an issue in the NFL because of the severe penalties handed out in the wake of the New Orleans Saints scandal.

Durant, Sefolosha leads OKC to win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio's 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.

Loose horse almost injures I'll Have Another

NEW YORK (AP) - The Triple Crown bid of I'll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a loose horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during training at Belmont Park.

Garner proves to be great witness for Clemens' defense team

WASHINGTON (AP) - Phil Garner told one great Roger Clemens story after another.

Murray, Nadal win; Isner loses marathon in France

PARIS (AP) - Grimacing in pain with almost every step, Andy Murray nearly had to call it quits because of a back spasm at the French Open on Thursday.

FODDER: Can we believe Harbaugh?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Bighorns ready to start 7th season on Saturday

These days, Dennis Young feels more like a shuttle driver than the head coach of a summer collegiate baseball squad.

The "Melk Man" delivers for the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera is a new marketing phenomenon: "Got Melk?"

Stallings grabs first-round lead at Memorial with a 66

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Erik Compton considers the Memorial a special week no matter how he plays, knowing his second heart transplant came from a donor in Ohio.

Wednesday, May 30

NFL to keep Pro Bowl, hold game in Honolulu

NEW YORK (AP) - After a promise from players that the game will be more competitive, the NFL will hold the Pro Bowl in Honolulu next Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl.

Harbaugh insists Smith was 49ers' man all along

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh insists the 49ers planned to have Alex Smith as their quarterback even while they examined the possibility of signing then-free agent Peyton Manning.

Poof!! Williams sisters gone at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour.

A's slump worsens; Liriano sends Twins to 4-0 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Francisco Liriano needed a strong start in his return to the Minnesota Twins rotation. The punchless Oakland Athletics provided the perfect remedy for the vexing left-hander's recent struggles.

Whittemore reaches 300th win at World Series

That D.J. Whittemore's 300th victory came at the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series last weekend didn't make it any more special than victory No. 1.

Hornets win draft lottery, will pick No. 1 in NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - New owner, and now a new star player coming to New Orleans.

Cabrera leads Giants past Diamondbacks 3-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Athletics blow lead again, lose to Twins 3-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - No matter what the Oakland Athletics do these days, they can't seem to come up with a win.

Parker leads Spurs to 2-0 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway.

Tuesday, May 29

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at French Open

PARIS (AP) - For more than a decade, whatever the state of her health or her game, no matter the opponent or arena, Serena Williams always won first-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments.

Judge dismisses NFL retiree lawsuit vs. union

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A lawsuit filed against the NFL Players Association by retirees was dismissed Tuesday by a federal judge, who said she's "empathetic to their concerns" but ruled they had no legal right to hundreds of millions of dollars in additional post-career benefits they claimed they lost during lockout talks last year.

Frank Gore ready for some competition this season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore took the ball, chugged up the middle and ran a few extra yards just for fun. Same 'ol Gore, always pushing, no matter the month.

COMMUNITY: Tigersharks put on a good show

The Carson Tigersharks swim team hosted more than 400 swimmers from three different states at last weekend's Intermountain Classic Long Course Swim meet.

Masters champion Bubba Watson is no longer MIA

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Bubba Watson had a 3-iron, a small audience and a point to prove.

Couples, Price to be next captains

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - The last time Nick Price took part in the Presidents Cup, he snapped a putter over his knee walking off the 18th green after losing a critical singles match in South Africa.

Bobcats hope to beat odds, land No. 1 draft pick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The odds are stacked against Michael Jordan's Bobcats winning the NBA lottery Wednesday night and landing the No. 1 pick in the draft.

Monday, May 28

Sunday, May 27

Saturday, May 26

Red-hot Marlins top S.F.

MIAMI (AP) - Mark Buehrle pitched into the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins moved within a victory of tying the team record for the most in a month with a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

Teixeira powers Yankees to 9-2 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer and a solo shot among his career high-tying four hits to back CC Sabathia's sixth win of the year, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2 on Saturday for their fourth straight win.

Dufner, Johnson dominate at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jason Dufner matched playing partner Zach Johnson's birdie putt on the 17th hole Saturday, then overcame a wayward final tee shot to save par and keep the lead at the Colonial.

Keselowski starts big weekend with win for Penske

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, leading the final 67 laps to give Penske Racing a winning start on auto racing's biggest weekend.

Focus on safety in youth, high school football

A few years ago, Omaha businessman Larry Hagan was watching a news report on concussions in high school sports and decided to do something.

Parents' dilemma: Let children play football?

Already uneasy about the idea of letting her 7-year-old son Jason start playing tackle football, Elizabeth Giancarli made up her mind when former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide.

Djokovic bids for 4th consecutive Grand Slam title

PARIS (AP) - As daylight disappeared and wind whipped loose dirt around the court, Novak Djokovic watched one last ace fly off Roger Federer's racket and end their thrill-a-minute semifinal at the 2011 French Open.

Brodeur back in Stanley Cup finals at age 40

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - With Martin Brodeur nearing his 40th birthday and entering the final year of his contract, this season at first had the look of a last hurrah for the New Jersey Devils' goalie great.

Andretti finding better teamwork without Danica

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Michael Andretti's three drivers go into the Indianapolis 500 with strong chances to win. Yet there was still talk Friday about the driver who is no longer with the team: Danica Patrick.

Earnhardt hopes to put last year behind him

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - At first Dale Earnhardt Jr. was relieved he didn't fall further back than seventh at last year's Coca-Cola 600. Then he realized what he had lost for just about a gallon of gas.

Friday, May 25

Collusion claim the latest NFL-union feud

The lockout was easier than all this.

Almirola wins pole for CocaCola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - It's been awhile, but Richard Petty has bragging rights once again in Charlotte.

Johnson has 1st-round lead at Colonial after 64

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Zach Johnson stood behind the fourth green looking at his club and then the ball that rolled within 4 feet of the hole.

WNC hopes third time is a charm at JUCO World Series

Western Nevada College is hoping the third time is a charm.

Carson wraps up with spring training game

Carson High's football team wrapped up its six-day spring football session with its annual spring intrasquad game.

Heat eliminates Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There was nothing soft about Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.

Cabrera leads Giants to win

MIAMI (AP) - Melky Cabrera had three hits and drove in four runs Thursday for the San Francisco Giants, who gave Ryan Vogelsong robust run support for a change to beat the Miami Marlins 14-7.

Thursday, May 24

Wednesday, May 23

Pack pitchers are key for WAC tourney

There are two main reasons above all else why the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team feels it can fulfill all of its wildest dreams this season.

Tuesday, May 22

NFL passes new pad rules for players

ATLANTA (AP) - The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players' union was not pleased with.

Warriors unveil plans to move to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sitting along the shore and staring at one of the world's most majestic metropolitan views, Joe Lacob leaned over to hear fellow Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber whisper in his ear.

Posey homers in Giants 6-4 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Buster Posey is regaining his stamina, one year after being limited to 45 games due to a devastating ankle injury, and it's paying off for the San Francisco Giants.

James, Wade lead Heat to 115-83 win over Pacers

MIAMI (AP) - Miami took a big step forward. Indiana lost two forwards.

Fujita claims he's innocent on bounty charges

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Forced to fight for his name in a "public trial" against the NFL, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita vowed he did not participate in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.

Region softball, baseball list

BASEBALL All-Northern 4A Coach of the Year

COMMUNITY: Nevada Wonders advance to soccer regionals

The Nevada Wonders, a local high-school-aged soccer team, beat Las Vegas Soccer Academy Red 5-4 en route to a second-place finish at the state tournament.

Monday, May 21

Sunday, May 20

Saturday, May 19

Friday, May 18

Thursday, May 17

Ault packs a punch in discussion

Nevada football coach Chris Ault came to Carson City and pressed a little flesh Wednesday night.

Garcia stifles Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jaime Garcia matched his career high with nine strikeouts, David Freese hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a victory against his old Giants team with a 4-1 win Wednesday night.

Darvish tames A's

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Except for one inning - actually one pitch - rookie Tommy Milone stood toe-to-toe with baseball's best hitting team on the road and their high-profile first-year pitcher, Yu Darvish.

Wednesday, May 16

Pack looks to clinch elusive WAC baseball title

The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team can wipe away a dozen years of frustration in the Western Athletic Conference this weekend.

Tuesday, May 15

Pacers win 78-75, late chances doom Miami

MIAMI (AP) - This does not sound like a winning formula. Miss 24 of 29 shots in one stretch, on the road. Watch an 11-point, second-half lead turn into a deficit. Have your entire team get outscored by two players in the fourth quarter.

Spurs win opener

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs, recharged after a weeklong layoff, wore down the busy Los Angeles Clippers to win Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series, 108-92 on Tuesday night.

Slow play shows up at the worst time for PGA Tour

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In more peaceful times, when Tiger Woods had gone six months without losing and golf seemed to revolve around him, he ended a monthly newsletter with a rare trip to the soap box to complain about the pace of play on the PGA Tour.

Santana, Pujols lead revived Angels past A's 4-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ervin Santana took an extra moment to savor the standing ovation while he walked off the Angel Stadium field in the eighth inning. He

COMMUNITY: All-star hoop double-header at Manogue

The annual all-star basketball game for graduating boys and girls has been scheduled for May 24 at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Manogue High School.

Carson quartet seeks record, state title

Carson High's 3200 relay quartet of Tyler Bradshaw, Corey Reid, Dexter Cummings and Zach Heinz have two things on their mind entering this week's NIAA 4A State Track & Field Championships.

Monday, May 14

Sunday, May 13

Saturday, May 12

Pack wins, alone in first in WAC

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack is all alone on top of the Western Athletic Conference baseball standings.

Carson track qualifiers seek top-3 finish

It's place in the top three or go home.

Six Carson swimmers eye state meet

Six Carson High swimmers will be shooting for a berth in next week's state meet after turning in impressive performances at Friday's NIAA 4A swimming trials at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Johnson takes lead as McIlroy heads home

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - After breaking 70 for the first time in seven weeks, Tiger Woods headed to the back of the practice range at the TPC Sawgrass to fine-tune his swing. That was much better than going to the clubhouse to clean out his locker.

WNC baseball reaches SWAC title game with two wins

WEST JORDAN, Utah - Western Nevada College's baseball team stayed alive in the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament with wins over College of Southern Nevda and College of Southern Idaho.

A's Brandon Inge pounds former Tigers team again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Inge hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the fourth time in five games, Josh Reddick homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics pounded the Detroit Tigers 11-4 on Friday night.

Giants offense sputters again in loss at Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - Something about Arizona seems to bring out the worst in the San Francisco Giants.

Grizzlies beat Clippers 90-88 to force 7th game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marc Gasol scored 23 points, Zach Randolph had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzles rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 90-88 Friday night, forcing a decisive seventh game in the series.

AP Source: James wins 3rd NBA MVP award

MIAMI (AP) - Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game's all-time greats.

Friday, May 11

Thursday, May 10

NBA: Heat closes out Knicks

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade both scored 19 points and Miami beat New York 106-94 on Wednesday nigh to win the Eastern Conference first-round series in five games.

Donald, McIlroy face off in long battle for No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Golf's world ranking has been more like a game of musical chairs with the most turnover at the top in the 26-year history of the ranking. Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald would like the music to stop playing for good sometime this year, the sooner the better. And both want the same outcome.

A's rally to win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Adam Lind hit a two-run homer after being demoted from the cleanup spot before the game, and J.P. Arencibia and Edwin Encarnacion each hit a solo drive to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Wednesday.

Dodgers beat Giants 6-2 to win series

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a go-ahead three-run triple off Tim Lincecum, one inning after San Francisco's Nate Schierholtz ran into a critical out that helped kill a Giants' rally and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers went on to a 6-2 victory Wednesday night.

SOFTBALL: Carson girls open playoffs vs. Damonte

Carson High opens the Northern 4A softball playoffs against Damonte Ranch today at 1 p.m. at Bishop Manogue High School.

JC: WNC teams at SWAC tourney

The Region XVIII Tournament baseball title has been an elusive achievement for some very successful Western Nevada College teams of late.

Pradere, Petersen continue hot hitting

Rory Petersen and Brock Pradere are doing their best to extend their final season at Carson High as long as possible.

Wednesday, May 9

Ravens LB Suggs has surgery on Achilles tendon

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs had surgery repair a torn Achilles tendon Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery.

Leaf pleads guilty to stealing painkillers

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he broke into a Montana home and illegally possessed painkillers, part of a deal with prosecutors that recommends he spend nine months in a secure drug treatment facility.

Woods hopes to stick around at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is about the only person not in a panic about his game.

Hamilton hits 4 homers vs. Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Hamilton has become the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game.

Giants beat Dodgers 2-1, sending Kershaw to loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the eighth inning for the first time this season, Brett Pill hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw and the San Francisco Giants defeated the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 Tuesday night, ending a streak of 12 straight winning decisions at home by the reigning NL Cy Young winner.

Athletics rally in 9th to beat Blue Jays 7-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Newcomer Brandon Inge hit a game-ending grand slam to cap a five-run ninth inning rally that led the Oakland Athletics to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Medina slam sends CHS to first-round loss

With one swing of his bat, Jorge Medina has put Carson High on the brink of elimination in the NIAA 4A regional baseball playoffs.

CHS golfers place third; Brown qualifies for state

DAYTON - Carson High's golf team shot its best round of the season, but it wasn't quite enough.

O'Keefe wins regional title

Brady O'Keefe, an eighth-grader at Eagle Valley, took first place in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman at the Western Junior Regional & Cadet tournament in Arizona last week.

Tuesday, May 8

Sunday, May 6

Logano beats Busch at finish of Nationwide race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Joey Logano nipped Kyle Busch at the finish line Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway to give Toyota its 200th win in NASCAR.

Ex-coaches, teammates fondly remember Seau

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Bobby Ross was a rookie NFL head coach in the spring of 1992 when linebacker Junior Seau turned and watched a pass sail downfield during a passing drill in the last practice of the San Diego Chargers' minicamp.

Bumgarner leads Giants past Brewers 5-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After going four straight games without holding even a single lead, the San Francisco Giants were hoping for a big performance from Madison Bumgarner. He delivered with his arm and bat.

Gomes homers in 12th inning, A's beat Rays 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jonny Gomes came through against his former team, hitting a go-ahead homer in the 12th inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.

Fix the baseball playoffs, please

This is my yearly rant about too many teams in the playoffs.

TRACK: Carson athletes fare well in trials

RENO - It was business as usual for Carson High's boys and girls track teams at Saturday's NIAA 4A regional trials at Damonte Ranch High School.

ROUNDUP: WNC gets its sweep one day late

SALT LAKE CITY - Western Nevada College swept first-place Salt Lake Community College, 10-6 and 4-3, Saturday afternoon in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Saturday, May 5

Restrictor plate racing returns

Restrictor plate racing is back. Yes, NASCAR is at Talladega this week, and we will probably see the full effect of the new cooling system rules.

Price fans 12 as Rays keep to 7-2 win over A's

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics needed a win to move over .500. David Price had different plans.

Yankees closer Rivera says he will pitch in 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mariano Rivera sat on a chair in the corner of the visitor's clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, his right knee tightly wrapped Friday night and crutches resting against a nearby locker.

Brewers send Giants to 4th straight loss, 6-4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Brewers figured they should have scored more runs against a wild Tim Lincecum. Milwaukee wound up with just enough when it mattered - and that marked quite an improvement from two shutout losses at San Diego.

Roser steps down as CHS soccer coach

Randy Roser's 14-year coaching career with the Carson High boys and girls soccer teams has ended.

4A track regionals set for today at Damonte

The 2012 track post-season starts today with the 4A regional trials at Damonte Ranch.

Carson clinches homefield for playoff opener

It was a win-win day for Carson High's baseball team Friday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field.

WNC loses twin-bill, chance at conference title

SALT LAKE - Salt Lake wrapped up the Scenic West Athletic Conference title by sweeping Western Nevada, 14-13 and 4-3, Friday in a doubleheader.

Ruiz's slam beats Tacoma, 11-9

RENO, Nev.-Randy Ruiz hit a two-out, go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning Friday night, lifting the Reno Aces to a come-from-behind 11-9 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers in the series opener at Aces Ballpark.

Friday, May 4

Sports Briefly

Giants lose Sandoval to broken left hand

Matz looking for another Derby win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The life-sized statue sits at the front gate of Churchill Downs, a magnificent bronzed Barbaro in full stride, all four hooves off the ground and heading toward his greatest victory.

FODDER: Hunt should have won Martie award

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

With just 2 players sanctioned, Saints can move on

Short-handed and disappointed, but hardly crippled, the New Orleans Saints may at last be able to put bounty scandals behind them and focus on putting together a fourth-straight playoff season.

Seau's friends didn't see any warning signs

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Those who knew and loved Junior Seau say they didn't see this coming.

AP reports: SJSU, Utah State leaving WAC in football

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Thursday that Utah State and San Jose State are jumping from the Western Athletic Conference to the Mountain West Conference in 2013 for football.

Marlins beat Giants 3-2 for three-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hanley Ramirez drove in a pair of runs without a hit to back Anibal Sanchez's first win in four starts, and the Miami Marlins rebounded from a rough stretch for a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday and a three-game sweep.

Rivera tears ACL before Royals beat Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mariano Rivera's career may have ended Thursday night, not while basking in the glow of adoring fans at Yankee Stadium, but in agonizing pain on the outfield grass before a few thousand fans in Kansas City.

GOLF: 3-way tie at Wells Fargo event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Webb Simpson was nervous playing in the same group with Tiger Woods. It sure didn't show Thursday in the Wells Fargo Championship.

PREPS: Carson girls lose third straight

Carson High's softball team, despite a nice pitching and hitting effort by Jen Purcell, dropped a 4-2 non-league decision to Fallon hursday afternoon.

Carson's bats come alive in 10-7 loss

RENO - Carson High's baseball team fired the first salvo Thursday afternoon, but Bishop Manogue won the war.

Thursday, May 3

Boston bats sputter in 4-2 loss to A's

BOSTON (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez's two chances to rally the Red Sox late ended in disappointment.

Paque silences Carson offense

With playoffs fast approaching, Northern 4A teams want to be playing their best softball of the season.

Weaver pitches no-hitter, Angels beat Twins 9-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jered Weaver pitched the second no-hitter in the majors in less than two weeks, completely overmatching Minnesota and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-0 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.

Stanton's HR in 10th lifts Marlins past Giants 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ozzie Guillen has been giving Heath Bell every opportunity to remain the Miami Marlins' closer.

Police: Junior Seau found dead at California home

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43.

Tigers lose, but still in playoff hunt

The Douglas baseball team suffered through a tough loss to North Valleys Wednesday, 7-3, and then got some help from the Wooster Colts.

Wednesday, May 2

Lakers hold off Nuggets to take 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Denver Nuggets ran the court and drove the lane with all the intensity they lacked in their playoff opener. They double-teamed Andrew Bynum, harassed Pau Gasol and scored relentlessly in the paint.

71-year-old trainer finally makes Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mike Harrington is content watching the hubbub of Kentucky Derby week from afar. The 71-year-old trainer is happily tucked away in a non-descript barn that lacks even the teeniest view of Churchill Downs' magnificent Twin Spires.

Raiders sign Leinart to be backup QB

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer's backup at quarterback.

Anthony Kim on the track to nowhere

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The practice range at Quail Hollow was filled with PGA Tour players Tuesday afternoon, making it too busy for Anthony Kim.

Red Sox fall to A's 5-3

BOSTON (AP) - After closing the best April of his career with a pair of home runs, Boston slugger David Ortiz and the rest of the Red Sox went almost as cold as the frigid temperatures at Fenway Park.

Marlins travel cross country and beat Giants 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain used to be San Francisco's hard-luck loser, seemingly never getting the run support he needed. He had finally begun to shed that stigma this season and had a nice new contract as a vote of confidence - not to mention 18 straight scoreless innings over his first two home starts.

COMMUNITY: Martel wins prestigious honor

Carson City's Tristan Martel has received Pop Warner's highest scholastic recognition as one of the 2012 All American Senior Scholars.

PREP ROUNDUP: Sloppy defense costs Carson girls dearly

RENO - Galena High snapped Carson's three-game win streak with a 7-6 win Tuesday afternoon in a Northern 4A game.

BASEBALL: Carson loses, hosts key game tonight

RENO - Carson High's quest for homefield advantage took a severe hit on Tuesday when Galena hung an easy 6-1 decision on the Senators in a key Northern 4A baseball game.

Tuesday, May 1