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September 14, 2014

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    WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, of the U.S. connects on Marcos Maidana of Argentina during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

    Beating Manny Pacquiao is all that's left for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    Sept. 14, 2014
    There’s one fight left for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to take. Just one opponent for the pound-for-pound boxing king to square off against: Manny Pacquiao. It’s the fight most fans are desperate to see. Minutes after beating Marcos Maidana Saturday for a second time in five months in a welterweight championship fight ...
  • Seattle Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson, left, laughs with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during a television interview after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
    Next week's opening lines: Super Bowl rematch between Broncos, Seahawks highlights Week 3 in NFL
    Sept. 14, 2014
    When they met in last season’s Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos were a small betting favorite against the Seattle Seahawks. A rematch of the Super Bowl highlights the Week 3 schedule next Sunday in the NFL. Seattle opened today in Las Vegas as four-point betting favorites against the visiting Broncos. The number was quickly bet to minus-4.5. Some might think ...
  • Bishop Gorman strong safety Nicco Fertitta participates in a warm-up scrimmage with Gael teammates before a home game on Friday.
    Ignore the name: Nicco Fertitta’s work ethic is what makes him stand out on football field
    Sept. 14, 2014
    He's heard the criticism that he's not big enough or talented enough to play at Notre Dame. But he keeps studying the game, working harder than anyone else and making plays ...
  • An injured man is taken away on a gurney after a disturbance following the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Mayweather-Maidana rematch leads to another fan stampede at MGM Grand
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Fans streamed back into the arena about 9:20 p.m., as the crowd had largely emptied out of the venue. Hotel officials said initial reports of shots being fired and guns being drawn were false ...
  • UNLV receiver Devante Davis caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels' 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Rebels' comeback comes up short in 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois
    Sept. 13, 2014
    There’s plenty for UNLV and its followers to dwell on if they so choose after tonight’s 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium. Most would probably start with the Rebels’ third-down defense, which allowed the Huskies to convert on 15-of-19 attempts. That sustained many of their long, methodical scoring drives ...
  • From left,  Moapa Valley High School football  players Andrew Huerta, Zach Hymas, Cole Mulcock and R.J. Hubert July 21, 2014.
    Moapa Valley, Del Sol win Saturday high school football makeup games
    Sept. 13, 2014
    The Moapa Valley High football team needed one half today against host Desert Pines to get going. You can’t blame the Pirates for the sluggish start, which resulted in a three-point halftime deficit ...
  • Boston College running back Myles Willis is tripped up by USC linebacker Michael Hutchings after picking up yardage during the first quarter of their NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Boston.
    Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 190 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 — the Eagles' first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.
  • No. 12 UCLA survives for 20-17 win over Texas
    Sept. 13, 2014
    UCLA backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel threw two touchdown passes, including a 33-yarder to Jordan Payton with 3 minutes left, and the No. 12 Bruins avoided an upset with a 20-17 win over Texas on Saturday night.
  • South Carolina's Brison Williams (12) and teammate Chris Lammons (3) celebrate with the student section after defeating Georgia 38-35 in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, S.C.
    No. 24 South Carolina takes down No. 6 Georgia 38-35
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina's maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night.
  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, of the U.S. connects on Marcos Maidana of Argentina during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Blog: Mayweather does it again, beats Maidana to remain undefeated
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in control for virtually the entire night. He’s still the champion. And still the greatest of this era ...
  • Virginia upsets No. 21 Louisville 23-21
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Greyson Lambert threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Ian Frye kicked a 42-yard field goal with 3:41 remaining, giving Virginia a 23-21 victory against No. 17 Louisville on Saturday.
  • East Carolina stuns No. 17 Virginia Tech 28-21
    Sept. 13, 2014
    East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden threw three touchdown passes and scored a rushing touchdown with 16 seconds left to lead the Pirates to a 28-21 upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday.
  • Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson makes his way off an NFL football practice field at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
    Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.
  • Northern Illinois Huskies' Keith Harris Jr. (20) runs a ball during the first half against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Blog: Northern Illinois holds off UNLV's rally in 48-34 victory
    Sept. 13, 2014
    There was finally reason to believe, at least for a moment, that UNLV was going to be able to dig out of its 23-point hole. The Rebels stormed back and tied the game, fell back behind, and then got into position to tie the game again. But it wasn't enough.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Arkansas at Texas Tech
    Sept. 13, 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 ...
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