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January 31, 2015

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC title game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass.

    Patriots could again limit Las Vegas sports books’ winnings in Super Bowl
    Majority of the money on New England, which has flummoxed casinos before
    Jan. 30, 2015
    The Red Rock sports book likely erupted in a mountain of cheers when Wes Welker infamously dropped a pass in the final minutes of the New England Patriots’ most recent Super Bowl appearance. Jason McCormick can’t ...
  • Middleweight fighters Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz face off after their UFC 183 weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.
    UFC 183 weigh-in: Gastelum misses weight, Silva acts cheery at MGM
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Kelvin Gastelum may not fight for the welterweight title as soon as he hoped. He may never fight in the weight class again. For the third time in four fights, the undefeated 23-year-old missed weight Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...
  • In this Dec. 22, 2014, photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass.
    Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the Super Bowl
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl while on trial for ...
  • MGM Resorts Sports Book Director Jay Rood studies NFL games on TV screens in the back office at the Mirage Race & Sports Book on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.
    Las Vegas sports book takes 'seven-figure wager' on Patriots
    Jan. 30, 2015
    You may very well like the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLIX. But you probably aren’t quite as confident as the bettor who placed an absolutely gigantic wager on New England at ...
  • Wrangler forward Matt Tassone (16) attempts to settle a bouncing puck in front of Idaho Steelheads goaltender Pat Nagle during the first period of play on Feb. 28, 2014.
    Wranglers finished in Las Vegas as options, time run out
    Jan. 30, 2015
    In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at the Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home. With a deal at the Plaza having melted away and ...
  • College of Southern Nevada pitcher Phil Bickford, a transfer from Cal-State Fullerton, is projected as a top-10 pick in June's First-Year Player Entry Draft.
    CSN’s new pitching ace could be first MLB Draft pick, lead Coyotes to World Series
    Jan. 30, 2015
    It’s been five years since Bryce Harper led the College of Southern Nevada to the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. All eyes were on the teenager Harper that spring, and he didn’t disappoint in clubbing a record 31 home runs to bring national attention to the local junior college. Those eyes will return this spring. And the Coyotes might wind up back in Grand Junction ...
  • UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn celebrates with teammates and fans after beating Arizona 71-67 at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
    Rebels’ freshmen looking for first 3-game conference winning streak
    Jan. 30, 2015
    The Rebels made it to 2015 without a losing streak, but once the calendar flipped it took more than three weeks for the return of a winning streak. Both games went down to the wire but UNLV has won two straight, and Saturday it will look to bump that to three in a row against struggling Air Force.
  • Featured UFC183 fighter Nick Diaz answers a question during media day events at the MGM Grand on Thursday, January 29, 2015.
    Long-awaited comebacks of Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva transpire at UFC 183
    Jan. 30, 2015
    Nick Diaz’s luggage arrived in Las Vegas from Sacramento Tuesday afternoon. The UFC 183 headliner didn’t join his bags in town until more than 24 hours later ...
  • Missy Elliott hosts and performs at Haze on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Aria.
    Source: Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry for Super Bowl halftime
    Jan. 29, 2015
    A person familiar with the plans for Sunday's halftime show told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grammy winner Elliott is slated to make a surprise appearance during Perry's performance ...
  • This photo shows kittens playing football in a scene from the Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl II" airing Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
    Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl teams vie for purring rights
    Jan. 29, 2015
    Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl — a four-team playoff to promote the adoption of shelter animals. The channel says kitties simply can't help the fact that claws and balls don't go together ...
  • Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch adjusts his cap during an interview for Super Bowl XLIX on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Phoenix.
    Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn’t talk to the media
    Jan. 29, 2015
    Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks' star running back gave his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week, mostly telling reporters why he won't talk to them. "I don't know what ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Utah at UCLA
    Jan. 29, 2015
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is shown at a news conference prior to a team practice in Foxborough, Mass.
    Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact
    Jan. 29, 2015
    He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Any visual portrait of Bill Belichick likely has him wearing a hoodie — and a scowl. Many of his media duties are marked by terse answers or outright stonewalling. All of which masks ...
  • UFC 183 fighter Anderson Silva smiles during an interview after a public workout session on the MGM Grand casino floor, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
    UFC 183 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    Jan. 29, 2015
    Anderson Silva may no longer boast a belt, but his hold on sports bettors remains tight. “The Spider” has gotten all the betting action leading up to his first fight in ...
  • Centennial High School junior running back Rhamondre Stevenson, the Las Vegas Sun's high school football player of the year, poses in the Sun's photo studio Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2015.
    Sun Player of the Year: Centennial back made up for lost time, capped season with memorable run against Gorman
    Jan. 29, 2015
    As Rhamondre Stevenson raced toward the endzone against power Bishop Gorman, the near sellout crowd got louder and louder in excitement. The Centennial High junior running back broke tackles ...
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