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North No. 4 West Wendover went 0-2, losing its Friday opener 17-2 in four innings to No. 1 Yerington and falling 11-6 against No. 3 Battle Mountain on Friday afternoon in an elimination contest.

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In 2006, sleep specialist Sara Mednick wrote an award-winning book, "Take a Nap! Change Your life." Now, 16 years later, she is following it with a how-to guide for re-charging your batteries while you're awake. Mednick, who lives in Kensington, California, is a professor of cognitive science at UC Irvine. She runs a sleep lab there that collects and analyzes data on people's sleep patterns ...

As an American, I find the idea of bowing (or curtseying) to someone abhorrent. And yet, after reading Tina Brown's revealing book about the House of Windsor, I bow to her. "The Palace Papers" is entertaining and illuminating, but not tawdry, even as she deals with all kinds of tawdry actions. Its theme could be "so many unfulfilled people." A monarch must produce an heir and a spare, but the ...

In 2014, Audrey Magee announced her arrival on the literary scene with "The Undertaking," a powerful and perceptive debut that illuminated some of the calamities of World War II through the separate ordeals of a German husband and wife — hers domestic on the home front, his militaristic on the Eastern Front. Eight years on from that debut, the Irish author returns with a follow-up. "The ...

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