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October 23, 2014

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    UNLV basketball players gather for the scarlet and gray exhibition, which is the Rebels' version of midnight madness, at the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

    Some new Rebels bonding over similar hardscrabble backgrounds
    UNLV basketball:
    Oct. 23, 2014
    Chased out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, a 9-year-old Jordan Cornish went from the relative calm of home life with his two parents to a new city where ...
  • Jose Aldo, left, of Brazil celebrates after beating Ricardo Lamas of Chicago in five rounds of the Ultimate Fighting featherweight championship bout in Newark, N.J., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Aldo won by unanimous decision.
    Jose Aldo riled up for once going into Chad Mendes rematch at UFC 179
    Oct. 23, 2014
    Laughter is the universal language. Jose Aldo was on the other end of the phone last week in Rio de Janeiro speaking in his native Portuguese with an interpreter turning the UFC featherweight champion’s words into English. ...
  • Clark High School named its football field this month after retired coach Larry Barnson.
    Clark coaching legend Barnson gets ultimate honor
    Oct. 23, 2014
    In the week of practice before the 1993 high school football state championship game, Clark High School coach Larry Barnson repeatedly schooled players on how to defend the Hail Mary. In the 1989 state game, Clark lost in the final seconds to Reno’s Wooster on a long pass. Barnson wouldn’t allow ...
  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) and quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrate after the Bengals scored against the New York Jets in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Cincinnati.
    Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 8 winners against the spread
    Oct. 23, 2014
    Just consider Talking Points the Cincinnati Bengals. After a dominant start to the season, the Vegas pick ’em has lost overall in two of the past three weeks with a virtual push also mixed in ...
  • Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series
    Oct. 22, 2014
    Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat ...
  • This Sept. 27, 2011, file photo shows NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gesturing during the Beyond Sport Summit at Yankee Stadium in New York. Goodell said Wednesday night, Oct. 8, 2014, it's up to a neutral arbiter to decide whether he should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.
    Source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal
    Oct. 22, 2014
    A person familiar with the case has told the Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his ...
  • Dexter Irvin, Athletic Director of the College of Southern Nevada, Thurs. Jan. 9, 2014.
    Women’s volleyball program announced for College of Southern Nevada
    Oct. 22, 2014
    The College of Southern Nevada will field a women’s volleyball program starting in 2015, the junior college announced today. ...
  • This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011, by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter.
    Beaten Giants fan shows significant progress
    Oct. 22, 2014
    Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: World Series Game 2
    Oct. 22, 2014
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Spring Valley High School football players Shiloh Fao, Christian Tasi and Drazen Tojic on Monday, July 21, 2014.
    Nevada high school sports teams deserve better
    Oct. 22, 2014
    The way high school sports standings are kept by organizers in Nevada is severely broken. A tiebreaker scenario this week involving six high school football teams in the Division I-A Sunset League is so confusing, some of the league’s coaches spent Monday trying to crack the tiebreaker rules themselves to learn what outcome they will need Friday in the regular season finale to advance to next week’s playoffs. A better solution would ...
  • Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez talks to reporters during media day in advance of UFC 160 Thursday, May 23, 2013.
    Champ Velasquez hurts knee, out of UFC 180 defense
    Oct. 21, 2014
    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. Mark Hunt will step in ...
  • San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Giants rout Royals 7-1 in World Series opener
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Madison Bumgarner goes eight innings, and rookie Hunter Strickland closes it out in the ninth for San Francisco. The Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in the World Series opener ...
  • Sayreville War Memorial High School senior Kishan Patel, 17, walks past the entrance to the high school, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Sayreville, N.J. Officials at a school, which has won three sectional titles over the past four years, canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players.
    Coach of football team charged in hazing suspended
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended. The Sayreville board of education suspended head coach George Najjar and ...
  • In this Sept. 3, 2014, photo, Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam speaks to reporters after team practice at the team's headquarters in Irving, Texas.
    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after ...
  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, is doused with water as he is greeted by teammates after the Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Giants at Royals in World Series opener
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
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