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October 20, 2014

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    In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser celebrates after intercepting a pass by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Denver.

    Opening lines: Thursday Night Football looms large at sports books
    Broncos give the Chargers a touchdown in anticipated AFC West rivalry
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Although research proves the theory incorrect, football fans have faddishly pronounced midweek games sloppy and questioned whether they should continue in the past couple years. No one’s going to protest this Thursday, however, when ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 9
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Las Vegas Sun sports Editor Ray Brewer and reporter Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game across the valley. ...
  • Sauber driver Adrian Sutil of Germany, left, and Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden steer their cars during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.
    Formula One race sought for Las Vegas Strip
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Formula One’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that a blockbuster race on the streets of Las Vegas is “ready to go” and an unlikely ally could hold the keys to ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Monday Night Football
    Oct. 20, 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 ...
  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson, right, runs for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns as teammate quarterback Blake Bortles looks on during the second half of an NFL game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
    Jaguars snap 9-game losing streak against Browns
    Oct. 19, 2014
    The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more. Denard Robinson ran for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, Jacksonville's defense came up big in the red zone, and the Jaguars snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Titans at Redskins
    Oct. 19, 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 ...
  • J.B. Mauney tries to stay aboard Bushwacker for 8 seconds at a Professional Bull Riders event.
    Bushwacker makes his last stand in Las Vegas
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Arguably the greatest competitor in Professional Bull Riders history will go to work one last time this week at the Thomas & Mack Center before trotting off into the sunset ...
  • Ben Martin tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Ben Martin takes lead at PGA tournament in Las Vegas
    Oct. 18, 2014
    Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open ...
  • TCU's Josh Doctson (9) celebrates his touchdown with Halapoulivaati Vaitai (74) and Deante' Gray (20) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas.
    No. 12 TCU routs No. 15 Oklahoma State 42-9
    Oct. 18, 2014
    Trevone Boykin threw for a career-high 410 yards with three touchdowns, two on long plays to Josh Doctson in the first quarter, and No. 12 TCU bounced back with a 42-9 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
  • Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (14) is tackled by West Virginia's Daryl Worley (7) during the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.
    West Virginia upends No. 4 Baylor 41-27
    Oct. 18, 2014
    Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 Saturday. The Mountaineers ...
  • Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine, center, is stopped short of the goal line by Kansas State linebacker Jonathan Truman (21) and linebacker Dakorey Johnson (32) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Kansas State won 31-30.
    No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30
    Oct. 18, 2014
    Michael Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal late as No. 14 Kansas State held off No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30 on Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma, trailing by a point in the fourth quarter ...
  • Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North (8) is tackled as he runs the ball after a catch during the annual Orange and White NCAA college spring football game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
    Vegas Play of the Day: Tennessee at Ole Miss
    Oct. 18, 2014
    I normally try to stray from games I’ve already written, or in this case also videoed, the most about in the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point and $10,000 starting bankrolls. ...
  • Royals fans, city have evolved a lot since 1985
    Oct. 18, 2014
    An unprecedented playoff run has Kansas City baseball fans declaring it's time to party like it's 1985, the year the Royals beat St. Louis for their only World Series title.
  • NASCAR driver Terry Labonte announces his retirement during a news conference at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala.
    Former champion Terry Labonte calling it quits after Talladega
    Oct. 18, 2014
    Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The two-time Cup champion ran 26 full seasons at NASCAR's top level ...
  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck warms up in the rain before an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
    Week 7 NFL picks and game of the week for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Oct. 18, 2014
    By the seventh week of the NFL season, oddsmakers have tinkered with their numbers and ratings on most teams to reflect early returns. Few teams are perceived ...
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