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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Phil Garner told one great Roger Clemens story after another.
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.
These days, Dennis Young feels more like a shuttle driver than the head coach of a summer collegiate baseball squad.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera is a new marketing phenomenon: "Got Melk?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - New owner, and now a new star player coming to New Orleans.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - No matter what the Oakland Athletics do these days, they can't seem to come up with a win.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway.
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.
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.
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.
The Carson Tigersharks swim team hosted more than 400 swimmers from three different states at last weekend's Intermountain Classic Long Course Swim meet.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Bubba Watson had a 3-iron, a small audience and a point to prove.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A few years ago, Omaha businessman Larry Hagan was watching a news report on concussions in high school sports and decided to do something.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - It's been awhile, but Richard Petty has bragging rights once again in Charlotte.
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.
Western Nevada College is hoping the third time is a charm.
Carson High's football team wrapped up its six-day spring football session with its annual spring intrasquad game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There was nothing soft about Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players' union was not pleased with.
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.
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.
MIAMI (AP) - Miami took a big step forward. Indiana lost two forwards.
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.
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.
Nevada football coach Chris Ault came to Carson City and pressed a little flesh Wednesday night.
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.
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.
The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team can wipe away a dozen years of frustration in the Western Athletic Conference this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack is all alone on top of the Western Athletic Conference baseball standings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX (AP) - Something about Arizona seems to bring out the worst in the San Francisco Giants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carson High opens the Northern 4A softball playoffs against Damonte Ranch today at 1 p.m. at Bishop Manogue High School.
The Region XVIII Tournament baseball title has been an elusive achievement for some very successful Western Nevada College teams of late.
Rory Petersen and Brock Pradere are doing their best to extend their final season at Carson High as long as possible.
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.
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.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is about the only person not in a panic about his game.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Hamilton has become the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game.
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.
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.
With one swing of his bat, Jorge Medina has put Carson High on the brink of elimination in the NIAA 4A regional baseball playoffs.
DAYTON - Carson High's golf team shot its best round of the season, but it wasn't quite enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics needed a win to move over .500. David Price had different plans.
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.
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.
Randy Roser's 14-year coaching career with the Carson High boys and girls soccer teams has ended.
The 2012 track post-season starts today with the 4A regional trials at Damonte Ranch.
It was a win-win day for Carson High's baseball team Friday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Those who knew and loved Junior Seau say they didn't see this coming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RENO - Carson High's baseball team fired the first salvo Thursday afternoon, but Bishop Manogue won the war.
BOSTON (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez's two chances to rally the Red Sox late ended in disappointment.
With playoffs fast approaching, Northern 4A teams want to be playing their best softball of the season.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ozzie Guillen has been giving Heath Bell every opportunity to remain the Miami Marlins' closer.
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.
The Douglas baseball team suffered through a tough loss to North Valleys Wednesday, 7-3, and then got some help from the Wooster Colts.
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.
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.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer's backup at quarterback.
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.
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.
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.
Carson City's Tristan Martel has received Pop Warner's highest scholastic recognition as one of the 2012 All American Senior Scholars.
RENO - Galena High snapped Carson's three-game win streak with a 7-6 win Tuesday afternoon in a Northern 4A game.
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.