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    Canyon Springs guard Jordan Davis salutes after scoring a fast-break basket against Las Vegas during their game Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Green Valley High School. Canyon Springs won 64-55.

    Las Vegas Prospects guard wants to enjoy recruiting process, in no rush to commit
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    July 26, 2014
    On the Las Vegas Prospects' first possession Thursday in the Fab 48 at Bishop Gorman, point guard Jordan Davis wasted no time in making a statement. He aggressively took the ball to the basket for a contested lay-in, confirming he’d be the best ...
  • Showtime Ballers Dwayne Bacon knocks the ball out of the hands of New Heights Djabril Diallo during their game at the Las Vegas Fab 48 tournament Friday, July 25, 2014.
    Rebels expected to stay in the running for pair of Florida players
    July 26, 2014
    The long-term benefits of adding Ryan Miller to the coaching staff this offseason will bear themselves out over time. The immediate impact is easier to quantify, though ...
  • Nieuwenhuis blasts home run in return to 51s lineup
    July 25, 2014
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis, in his first game back with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s after a two-month stay in the major leagues, belted a three-run home run today ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Blue Jays at Yankees
    July 25, 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 a $10,000 bankroll ...
  • Findlay Prep forward Horace Spencer fouls Bishop Gorman guard Noah Robotham during their game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime.
    Findlay Prep forward likes what he hears from UNLV’s staff
    July 25, 2014
    Keep coming with all those calls and texts, college coaches. Horace Spencer isn’t getting tired of them and he’s not turning off his phone anytime soon.
  • Matt Brown, right, punches Mike Swick in the second round during a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC on FOX event in Seattle, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Brown won by knockout in the second round.
    UFC on Fox 12 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    July 25, 2014
    If someone bet $100 on Matt Brown seven fights ago and continually rolled the winnings over to “The Immortal’s” following bouts, the gambler would now have more than $25,000. The combined odds have given Brown less than a 0.5 percent chance of getting to where he finds himself Saturday after a seven-fight winning streak...
  • 51s fall at Tacoma, return to Cashman Field Friday
    July 24, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s scored once in the ninth inning today at Tacoma, but stranded the would-be tying run at first base in a 5-4 defeat.
  • 2012 Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay Events Center with Tiger Woods, Jon Bon Jovi, David Cook and Lindsey Vonn on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
    Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto
    July 24, 2014
    A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto. The study identified at least three ...
  • Milwaukee forward Chris Wright guards Cleveland's 2014 number one draft pick Andrew Wiggins during their NBA Summer League Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Cox Pavilion.
    Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days
    July 24, 2014
    Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with ...
  • UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon talk during the Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime. Rice's brother Grant Rice is the Gorman coach, while Simon previously coached Findlay Prep.
    UNLV prospect’s goal is to be the best in class of 2015
    July 24, 2014
    To Elijah Thomas, it doesn’t matter that he was sidelined from the summer circuit because of injury until June this season, or that guys like Oakland’s Ivan Rabb and Bishop Gorman High’s Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are all top-10 bigs in the class of 2015. To Thomas, a UNLV target out of Lancaster, Texas, he’s the top player and soon enough everyone else will agree.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels
    July 24, 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 head coach Bobby Hauck argues for a call against Air Force in the first quarter of a game at Air Force Academy, Colo., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Serious contender: Could this be UNLV football’s year to win the Mountain West?
    July 24, 2014
    UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck was only a minute or two into his press conference Wednesday when I was certain he misspoke ...
  • UNLV wide receiver Devante Davis runs to the end zone during their Mountain West Conference game against San Diego State on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV won 45-19.
    Rebels optimistic as hectic offseason coming to a close
    July 24, 2014
    The scrum surrounding UNLV coach Bobby Hauck on Wednesday in the Cosmopolitan at the Mountain West’s media days was noticeably larger and lasted longer than in the past couple of years. Relevance gives more import to Hauck’s words, not to mention ...
  • Dennis Bermudez pounds on Max Holloway on his way to a split decision win in their bout at UFC 160 on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Dennis Bermudez peaking by all measures going into UFC on Fox 12
    July 24, 2014
    The sports scientists who monitor Dennis Bermudez’s training marveled at the UFC featherweight’s progression. The 27-year-old from Long Island, N.Y., began visiting a human performance lab at Cal State Fullerton University, as shown on the UFC’s latest “Road to the Octagon" television show, periodically two fights ago ...
  • 51s hit 2 home runs in third inning, still fall to Tacoma
    July 23, 2014
    Wilmer Flores went 2 for 4 with three RBIs today for the Las Vegas 51s in a 6-4 loss at Tacoma.
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