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  • Full speed ahead
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    Racers know exactly what to do when they see a green flag. 
    They slam on the gas pedal and take off. The first flags of the 2020 season will drop at the Lovelock Speedway on July 31 and Aug. 1. 
    The races begin at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    There would have been a lot of close MLB rivalry games this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic, with five interleague series matching teams from the same city or state.
    All of those rivals will still get to play this year. The Associated Press looks at some of the sporting events that had been scheduled the week of July 6-12:
  • Community pool opens for summer
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 AM
    “Come in your suit and bring your own towel,” says Pat Rowe.
    The community pool reopened on Saturday, July 4. Sandwiched between the Kiddie Parade and the LVFD fireworks, the reopening drew a loyal crowd. Rowe hopes they remain in a cooperative mood through the closing day in mid-August.
    “There are many new rules we must follow to stay open,” she said. “We can allow no more than 50 people at a time. We have to follow the six-foot distance rule, including in the water.” Social distancing would not be possible in the baby pool, so it will remain closed.
    What does social distancing look like? It may help to look at some real-life examples.
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 AM
    Coastal Carolina already had one of the smaller athletic budgets in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and that was before a 15% spending cut was ordered because of projected declines in state funding and student fees stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
    Facing the prospect of having to pay for testing of returning athletes and staff for the virus this summer, athletic director Matt Hogue went to work finding a way to defray costs. His 19-sport program includes about 450 athletes, and with individual tests currently costing about $100, testing could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars by the end of the 2020-21 academic year.
    Hogue found help from a local health care company — a longtime sponsor of Coastal Carolina athletics — that will provide free tests, at least while athletes are coming back to campus this summer.
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 AM
    Cleveland manager Terry Francona won’t sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname.
    “I think it’s time to move forward,” Francona said Sunday.
    Francona’s comments came two days after the Indians, amid a nationwide movement to erase racially insensitive symbols, released a statement saying the organization is “committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.”
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 AM
    Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and changed his game to put a premium on power.
    The plan is working.
    With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. He became the first PGA Tour player since 2004 to lead a tournament in driving distance, along with shots gained off the tee and putting.
  • Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00 AM
    Oregon and Oregon State have agreed to drop the name ``Civil War’’ for their rivalry games.
    The move Friday was made after discussions between officials at both schools and current and former student-athletes.
    Oregon State President Ed Ray said the Civil War name ``represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery.’’
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field.
    When major leaguers report next week for spring training 2.0 — or perhaps more accurately, baseball’s first summer camp — time will be one precious commodity with about three weeks to go before opening day.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida.
    Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season:
  • Ten Nevada football players earn preseason 
All-MW honors from Athlon Sports
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    Athlon Sports has announced its 2020 preseason All-Mountain West team and the Nevada Wolf Pack football squad is well represented on the list with 10 selections.
     Those earning first team honors include junior defensive end Dom Peterson and sophomore kicker Brandon Talton. Junior wide receiver Romeo Doubs was the Pack’s lone second team selection.
    The Wolf Pack had five student-athletes placed on the third team with junior running back Toa Taua, senior wide receiver Elijah Cooks and senior offensive lineman Nate Brown representing the offense and senior linebacker Lawson Hall and senior defensive back EJ Muhammad representing the defense.
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