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July 31, 2014

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    Steve Marcus

    Brandon Rios, left, punches Mike Alvarado during a super lightweight bout for an interim 140lb. WBO title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, March 30, 2013. Alvarado won the fight by unanimous decision. The fight was a rematch to a Oct. 13, 2012 fight which Rios won.

    Fighter Brandon Rios says he’s back, headlines weekend card at the Cosmo
    boxing: The HBO card will include Palo Verde grad Jessie Vargas defending his light welterweight title
    July 31, 2014
    In one quick year, boxer Brandon Rios has gone from fighting to defend his championship belt to fighting to remain relevant in the sport. Rios, who has lost his past two fights, headlines an HBO card Saturday inside the Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan, taking on ...
  • In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch smiles at a football minicamp practice that he watched from the sidelines in Renton, Wash.
    Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp
    July 31, 2014
    Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team's morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch had reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned ...
  • 51s blank El Paso, 2-0
    July 31, 2014
    Andrew Brown and Taylor Teagarden had run-scoring hits today for the Las Vegas 51s in a 2-0 victory against visiting El Paso. ...
  • A Yankee Stadium ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939, the day he retired from baseball, is shown. The ticket was sold at an auction by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas on Thursday, July 31, 2014, for $95,600.
    Signed ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600
    July 31, 2014
    A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against ...
  • A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
    July 31, 2014
    The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles
    July 31, 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 ...
  • UNLV running back Tim Cornett gets past Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty during their game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Utah State won the game 28-24.
    Rebels’ leading rusher signs free-agent deal with Houston Texans
    July 31, 2014
    Former UNLV running back Tim Cornett will get a shot to make an NFL roster, and it’s coming in his backyard.
  • Gorman grad Roach grabs win in El Paso’s victory against 51s
    July 30, 2014
    Allan Dykstra had a bases-clearing double today for the Las Vegas 51s in a four-run eighth inning, but the 51s couldn’t overcome an early four-run deficit to visiting El Paso in an 8-5 defeat.
  • Miami Heat President Pat Riley, shown here on Sept. 23, 2010, is speaking at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team “to be as good as it’s ever been” going forward.
    Pat Riley speaks out, insists Miami Heat will be competitive
    July 30, 2014
    One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Phoenix of the WNBA at Minnesota
    July 30, 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 ...
  • Hey Reb leads the UNLV basketball team out of the tunnel for their game against Illinois Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Cetner.
    Rebels begin Mountain West play on the road for 2nd straight season
    July 30, 2014
    The Rebels will open their Mountain West schedule at Wyoming on New Year’s Eve, it was announced today.
  • Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is lifted by teammates after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Florida State Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif.
    College football by the Vegas odds: Sports book preview of the SEC
    July 30, 2014
    In recent years, the public had treated the SEC like the archetypal television antihero. But last year’s defeat of Auburn in the national championship will likely fall under ...
  • A look at Sam Boyd Stadium during the 2014 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.
    UNLV officials hope to replace turf at Sam Boyd Stadium
    July 30, 2014
    UNLV officials might not be done making upgrades to Sam Boyd Stadium. Director of Athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy said Tuesday they hope to replace the turf playing surface at the stadium, which hosts UNLV football games. The project is estimated at $400,000-$700,000 and would replace turf installed in 2003. In May, a new...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will return in 2015 for his 66th season with the organization.
    Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015
    July 29, 2014
    Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on ...
  • ESPN sportscaster Stephen A. Smith is shown on the Manhattan ESPN studio set on July 19, 2005.
    ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for comments on abuse
    July 29, 2014
    ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to ...
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