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August 21, 2014

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  • Vegas Play of the Day: Dodgers at Padres
    Aug. 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 ...
  • Palo Verde quarterback Graeson Vereen takes part in their first official practice Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
    Preseason all-city: Palo Verde senior, a dying breed in high school sports, highlights Sun’s team
    Aug. 19, 2014
    Graeson Vereen is stuck playing high school sports in the wrong era. In a day and age when most athletes specialize in one sport, Vereen bucks the trend — he plays football and basketball for Palo Verde High. And he’s one of the area’s top ...
  • 51s can’t overcome giving up 5 runs in first inning at Omaha
    Aug. 18, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s surrendered five first-inning runs today at Omaha in a 9-5 defeat. ...
  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md.
    Manziel’s gesture taints Browns’ loss to Skins
    Aug. 18, 2014
    Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found ...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, center, reacts during the official presentation of the Barcelona F.C. team for the season 2014-15 ahead of the Joan Gamper trophy match at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.
    Neymar, Suarez play 1st game since World Cup exits
    Aug. 18, 2014
    Neymar and Luis Suarez played for the first time since their dramatic World Cup exits, with the Brazilian star scoring twice Monday and showing no signs of his devastating back injury in Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Mexican champion Leon in ...
  • 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.
    NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS
    Aug. 18, 2014
    "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cleveland Browns at Washington Redskins
    Aug. 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 ...
  • Despite being blanked at Omaha, 51s still comfortably in first place
    Aug. 17, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s were limited to four hits today in a 4-0 loss at Omaha. ...
  • Mountain Ridge's Bradley Stone, right, rounds third to greetings from manager Ashton Cave after hitting a grand slam off Chicago pitcher Brandon Green at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
    Mountain Ridge slugs 5 home runs, wins another World Series game by mercy rule
    Aug. 17, 2014
    Mountain Ridge Little League’s Bradley Stone hit a first-inning grand slam today at the Little League World Series in a 13-2 four-inning victory against Jackie Robinson Little League of Illinois. Mountain Ridge had 13 runs, 13 hits and ...
  • Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush keeps his eyes on the ball as Chicago Fire's Mike Magee (9) moves in during the first half of a Major League Soccer game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Montreal. Findlay Sports and Entertainment is proposing building a stadium and bringing an MLS franchise to Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas.
    Is it finally Las Vegas’ time to get a major pro sports team?
    Aug. 17, 2014
    We’ve heard the pitches for years. One year it’s basketball, the next year it’s hockey, or baseball. So you can hardly blame Las Vegans for being skeptical about our ...
  • Greg (no last name given) from San Francisco cheers on the San Francisco 49ers during a Super Sunday party at the Sapphire Las Vegas strip club Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers
    Aug. 17, 2014
    The countdown has reached 11 days. The first real football games begin next Thursday with a handful of college contests...
  • Las Vegas can learn from Kansas City’s failures, recovery
    Aug. 17, 2014
    The infant, toddler and even most of the adolescent years of Kansas City’s MLS team were not anything you’d want in Las Vegas. They actually began as “The Wiz.” After too many bathroom jokes — especially when the Wiz played the Dallas Burn — they changed to the Wizards. Still, nobody noticed much.
  • A SCUBA diver explores the WWII B29 bomber submerged at the bottom of Lake Mead.
    Dive in and explore Lake Mead
    Aug. 17, 2014
    If you want to see up close the colorful fish of the Caribbean or examine the wreckage of a sunken World War II vessel, you start by getting certified for scuba diving. And when you do that in Nevada, you might just find one of the great scuba diving spots in the world in your own backyard ...
  • Ely in the background of practice.
    Longtime teammates lead defensive charge in UNLV scrimmage
    Aug. 16, 2014
    They’ve played together, and played well together, for so long that it only made sense for Blake Richmond and Najee Johnson to continue playing alongside each other. “We both felt that it would be good for us to continue the high school and junior college chemistry we have together,” Johnson said at Saturday’s scrimmage at Broadbent Park. From Rodriguez High in Fairfield, Calif., to...
  • In this Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, photo, Michael Phelps swims the butterfly in the men's 200-meter individual medley final at the U.S. nationals of swimming in Irvine, Calif.
    Michael Phelps dealing with defeat in comeback
    Aug. 16, 2014
    Michael Phelps has always fed off adversity. Not that the most decorated Olympian has faced much in the pool. Until now. Phelps lost all four of his races at the recent U.S. national championships. Hardly shocking for a guy who is four months out of retirement, but somewhat ...
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