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September 19, 2014

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    Mikayla Whitmore

    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.

    Four years after trying to get an offer from Houston, Davis returns as a Rebel
    UNLV football:
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Reminders of Devante Davis’ past will pop up all over the stands and field Saturday at Houston’s TDECU Stadium. If he’s not careful that past might collide with his present in the form of Cougars senior linebacker and childhood friend Derrick Mathews.
  • San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey, a Canyon Springs High grad, runs the ball during the first half against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
    Bern's-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 4
    Sept. 19, 2014
    No intra-conference games this week and it’s the last time that will happen this season so soak it in. The weekend starts with Hawaii trying to get the Mountain West to 2-0 against Colorado this year (Colorado State) and the marquee game is probably the one involving another Pac-12 team.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Connecticut at South Florida
    Sept. 19, 2014
    It’s not the best Friday night football offering this week with two mid-major opponents not expected to go far meeting on ESPN...
  • Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is pursued by Alabama defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
    College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 4
    Sept. 19, 2014
    The nation’s longest against-the-spread winning streak went down before week 4 ever really started. Auburn’s incomparable 13 straight cashes came to an end Thursday night when it failed to beat the 7-point spread in a 20-14 victory at Kansas State...
  • From left, Spring Valley High School football  players Shiloh Fao, Christian Tasi and Drazen Tojic July 21, 2014.
    Strong second half propels Spring Valley to Thursday win over Clark
    Sept. 19, 2014
    The Spring Valley High football team scored 37 unanswered points Thursday to finish the game against visiting Clark for a 37-6 victory in a Division I-A Sunset game. ...
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a news conference addressing the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York.
    NFL commissioner: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. He did not announce ...
  • Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles (43) reacts after scoring on a 19-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Week 3 NFL picks and game of the week for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Sept. 19, 2014
    The Denver Broncos are the surest bet to win their division in the NFL this year. The league’s second-most likely team to host a playoff game after the first two weeks of the season is less obvious...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts his glove toward a video camera during a media workout at his gym Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Behind Mayweather is rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.
    Mayweather called before athletic commission
    Sept. 18, 2014
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered pound-for-pound king and licensed promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Auburn at Kansas State
    Sept. 18, 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 ...
  • Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer to the 4th Avenue Jail after his arrest Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Phoenix.
    Police: Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife
    Sept. 18, 2014
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after ...
  • Rebels’ class of 2015 target might announce decision sooner than expected
    Sept. 18, 2014
    UNLV might get an answer from one of its top class of 2015 targets sooner than expected, as Indiana guard Jalen Coleman moved up his visit to Illinois to this weekend.
  • Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay, bottom, is tackled by Buffalo Bills cornerback Corey Graham during the second half of an NFL game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
    Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 3 winners against the spread
    Sept. 18, 2014
    The Talking Points blog is feeling a kinship with the Buffalo Bills. No one expected either of us to start the season like this. The lowly perceived Bills won their first two games as underdogs to become the most surprising 2-0 team in the NFL. The blog has churned out a scorching 20-11-1 overall record picking every game in the NFL ...
  • In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Patrick Dempsey sits in his Porsche 911 RSR during a warm up session of the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race in Le Mans, western France.
    Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Patrick Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. Dempsey didn't need the science instrument to set his sights on the object he really wanted ...
  • Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Gerald Hodges, left, during a 1-yard touchdown run in the first half of an NFL preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Minneapolis.
    Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest
    Sept. 17, 2014
    The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon. By evening, citing "the serious nature of these allegations," the team had deactivated ...
  • Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy smiles at fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
    Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster
    Sept. 17, 2014
    The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue to ...
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