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January 28, 2015

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    An official game ball for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX is photographed Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Wilson Sporting Goods football factory in Ada, Ohio. The company, which has made the official Super Bowl football since the first Super Bowl in 1966, began making this year's game balls last Sunday night, Jan. 18, immediately after the conclusion of the NFC and AFC championship games. The New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL championship on Sunday, Feb. 1, in Glendale, Ariz.

    Picking the props: 10 winning wagers to make on the Super Bowl
    sports betting: Can Russell Wilson beat the Patriots running the ball?
    Jan. 28, 2015
    The question of how betting action on proposition wagers stacks up to traditional methods, the point spread and over/under total, courses through town every Super Bowl ...
  • UNLV forward Goodluck Okonoboh (11) pulls down a rebound against Utah State at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
    Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR
    Jan. 27, 2015
    For a team that’s lost five conference games that all came down to the final possessions, UNLV doesn’t lack confidence at the end of close games.
  • UNLV lost to UNR 76-72 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
    Blog: UNLV captures first true road victory of the year, 67-62 at UNR
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Christian Wood hit a huge 3 in the final minutes, Goodluck Okonoboh contributed 13 points and nine rebounds and UNLV held off a second-half charge to snap UNR's three-game win streak in the series and get out of Reno with a 67-62 victory for its first true road win of the season.
  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. talks on the phone while watching an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Mayweather and Pacquiao courtside at same Heat game
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were finally together Tuesday night. At a Miami Heat game, that is ...
  • Cimarron-Memorial High quarterback Derek Morefield.
    How one email led to local quarterback finding college home at Navy
    Jan. 27, 2015
    It was three weeks before national signing day and Cimarron-Memorial High quarterback senior Derek Morefield had no college prospects. So, he took to the Internet and sent an email to ...
  • San Diego State coach Steve Fisher has a word with a referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
    Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 12
    Jan. 27, 2015
    The only Mountain West team that’s ranked in any poll — Colorado State is No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll — is an underdog tonight, if that gives you any idea about the balance of this league.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Nebraska at Michigan
    Jan. 27, 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 July 8, 2014, picture, people walk on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Las Vegas teen was ‘living out his dream’ before death at college dorm
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Jeremy Huber, a freshman defenseman on the Blue Jays' men's lacrosse team, was found dead in his university dormitory Monday morning, Baltimore police and university officials said. He was …
  • Miesha Tate, left, and Liz Carmouche fight in a mixed martial arts event on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at UFC Fight Night in Orlando, Fla. Tate defeated Carmouche.
    Super Bowl-bound Miesha Tate draws inspiration from Seahawks for UFC 183
    Jan. 27, 2015
    A communication strain infected Miesha Tate’s fight camp last week. The locally based UFC women’s bantamweight veteran could barely speak to her coaches during training last Monday. ...
  • UNLV and UNR players all scramble to recover a loose ball during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. L.E. Baskow.
    Rebels preparing for fight to snap skid against in-state rival
    Jan. 27, 2015
    In the minutes after UNLV lost to UNR at the Thomas & Mack Center, freshman Rashad Vaughn was already talking about payback ...
  • In this Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in New York.
    Source: Yanks thinking of not making $6M payment to A-Rod
    Jan. 26, 2015
    The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on ...
  • In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant talks during the NBA team's media day in El Segundo, Calif.
    Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season
    Jan. 26, 2015
    Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers say ...
  • High School Basketball Picks: Week 3
    Jan. 26, 2015
    Las Vegas Sun's Ray Brewer and Case Keefer make their picks for the biggest high school basketball games in Las Vegas each week.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Texas at Iowa State
    Jan. 26, 2015
    The Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point and $10,000 starting bankrolls, is in a tailspin with four straight losses. ...
  • Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman answers a question at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
    Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots
    Jan. 25, 2015
    Relishing no longer being in the "villain" role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team's Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position. He also doubts that the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game.
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