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December 17, 2014

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    UNLV's Christian Wood soars through the air on his way to a slam dunk versus an overmatched St. Katherine at the Orleans Arena on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

    By the numbers: Stats and trends emerging as UNLV hits quarter pole
    Rebels Basketball: The Rebels (6-2) return to the Thomas & Mack Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. against Portland (7-2)
    Dec. 17, 2014
    A quarter of the way into the season, the Rebels (6-2) have a long ways to go to realize their potential. There are, however, many trends starting to emerge, some of them confirming preseason expectations and others offering surprising or inspiring results.
  • In this June 16, 2013, photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig watches from the dugout during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Twenty-five Cuban-born players appeared in the major leagues this year, a group that includes outfielders Puig and Yoenys Cespedes, and hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman.
    For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
    Dec. 17, 2014
    Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba. "It's absolutely a natural, just as the Dominican was and Venezuela. You go to where the talent is," the former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager said ...
  • UNLV forward Christian Wood blocks a shot by Portland guard Bryce Pressley with UNLV teammate Goodluck Okonoboh assisting during their game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
    Live blog: Morgan makes buzzer beater to send UNLV into overtime vs. Portland
    Dec. 17, 2014
    At the last possible second, Cody Doolin found Dwayne Morgan for a layin at the buzzer to send this game to overtime tied up at 62.
  • In this Sept. 28, 2013, photo, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls a time out in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game against Virginia in Pittsburgh.
    Wisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coach
    Dec. 17, 2014
    The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: James Madison at Ball State
    Dec. 17, 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 ...
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    City Council approves funding for Las Vegas soccer stadium
    Dec. 17, 2014
    A split Las Vegas City Council approved public funding today for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium, marking a major turning point in the yearlong debate ...
  • Clark High basketball players, from left, Ty'Rek Wells, Colby Jackson, Carter Olsen.
    Tarkanian Classic will bring college coaches to recruit local basketball players
    Dec. 17, 2014
    Clark High basketball players Colby Jackson and Carter Olsen are two of the best in the Las Vegas area. Clark will play in the Platinum Division of the Jerry Tarkanian Classic at Bishop Gorman ...
  • In this Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker lies on the court after injuring his knee during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix.
    Bucks’ Jabari Parker out for season with knee injury
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night's 96-94 win ...
  • In this April 24, 2014, photo, racecar driver Kurt Busch kisses Patricia Driscoll at a coffee shop in Ellicott City, Md. Police in Delaware say they are investigating a domestic assault allegation made against Busch.
    Kurt Busch’s ex seeks no-contact order at hearing
    Dec. 16, 2014
    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's breakup with his ex-girlfriend turned into an ugly court battle Tuesday when she described Busch in testimony as unstable and struggling with alcoholism and depression ...
  • Cung Le hits Patrick Cote with a right during their middleweight bout at UFC 148 Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Le won by unanimous decision.
    MMA fighters file antitrust lawsuit against UFC
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Mixed martial arts fighters filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday, alleging the organization is a monopoly that ...
  • Tony Sanchez is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach and presented a hat and ball by athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
    Regents unanimously approve contract for Sanchez as UNLV football coach
    Dec. 16, 2014
    After a short discussion about his credentials, the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved a four-year, $2 million contract for Tony Sanchez to ...
  • Chicago's Darion Radcliff (15) celebrates after driving in a run with a single off Las Vegas' Brennan Holligan as Las Vegas first baseman Austin Kryszczuk, left, looks on in the first inning of a United States Championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Did Las Vegas get cheated in Little League World Series?
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Our Little Leaguers might have been cheated Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas last summer became the first Nevada team to reach the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and appeared to be the best team at the event. But they were ...
  • Washington forward Khem Birch waits to enter during their NBA Summer League game against Atlanta Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Still a UNLV fan, Birch feels himself getting better in NBA D-League
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Khem Birch left school a year early to become an undrafted, undersized forward playing in the NBA Developmental League with no guarantees for the future. Or at least that’s one way to view it.
  • Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray (29) tries to break free from a tackle by Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the first half Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray has broken hand
    Dec. 15, 2014
    NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray has a broken hand that requires surgery and may miss Sunday's game against Indianapolis as the Dallas Cowboys make a run at a playoff berth. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on his radio show that Murray was having surgery Monday. He also said it is ...
  • In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant talks during the NBA basketball teams media day, in El Segundo, Calif.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Lakers at Pacers
    Dec. 15, 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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