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Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors
Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

May 21, 2019

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Derek Carr acknowledged that all the speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason to replace him as starter got annoying, even if he was confident it wouldn’t...


Golden State Warriors get long break before Finals
Golden State Warriors get long break before Finals

May 21, 2019

And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They’ve also gotten used...


Roger Diez: NASCAR heats up with All-Star race
Roger Diez: NASCAR heats up with All-Star race

May 18, 2019

For a moment I thought we would have a new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup winner at Kansas last Saturday night, but Alex Bowman’s Hendrick Chevy couldn’t hold off the charging Penske Ford of Brad Keselowski,...


Roger Diez: Mondays are kind to Martin Truex
Roger Diez: Mondays are kind to Martin Truex

May 11, 2019

Martin Truex Jr. won his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race of the season at the Monster Mile on Monday, after rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s race. Oddly enough, Truex’s first Cup win also...



Roger Diez: Fast and furious back at Fernley
Roger Diez: Fast and furious back at Fernley

April 27, 2019

If you’re in the mood for some fast and furious dirt track racing, head out to Fernley 95A Speedway. Saturday marks the first appearance this season of winged 360 sprint cars. Also on the program...



Roger Diez: Drivers can’t beat around the ‘Busch’
Roger Diez: Drivers can’t beat around the ‘Busch’

April 13, 2019

Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Bristol was dominated by Ford drivers, but when the checkered flag flew it was a Toyota in front. “Kyle (expletive) Busch won,” from Clint Bowyer on the...


Roger Diez: Busch misses hat trick in Texas
Roger Diez: Busch misses hat trick in Texas

April 6, 2019

Kyle Busch came up short on his bid for the hat trick at Texas Motor Speedway last Sunday. Busch won both the Gander Outdoor Truck race and the Xfinity race, but the Monster Energy NASCAR...


Reno Aces set to open season at Fresno
Reno Aces set to open season at Fresno

April 3, 2019

The crack of a bat, the snap of leather, the whizzing of baseballs across the infield … and that means professional baseball has arrived in Northern Nevada for both players and fans. After spending more...



Reno Aces set to open season at Fresno
Reno Aces set to open season at Fresno

April 3, 2019

The crack of a bat, the snap of leather, the whizzing of baseballs across the infield … and that means professional baseball has arrived in Northern Nevada for both players and fans. After spending more...


Roger Diez: Fords remain strong in NASCAR
Roger Diez: Fords remain strong in NASCAR

March 30, 2019

Brad Keselowski took his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win of the season last Sunday at Martinsville, tying him with Kyle Busch for 2019 victories. Six races into the season, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin...



Raiders stadium in Vegas facing delays on steel delivery

March 21, 2019

LAS VEGAS — The partially tax-funded stadium that will become the home of the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas in 2020 has recently faced delays with the delivery of steel components. The Las Vegas Review-Journal...