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October 1, 2014

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  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) dives into the end zone after catching a 5-yard pass for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots
    Sept. 29, 2014
    Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 on Monday night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst ...
  • Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson brings the ball up the court at Bishop Gorman High during the 2013-14 season. Jackson, a top-30 player in the class of 2016, committed to UNLV.
    UNLV nets first class of 2016 commitment from Findlay Prep forward
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Rebels are still waiting for their first commitment in the class of 2015, but that hasn’t stopped them from working ahead in the class of ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 6
    Sept. 29, 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. ...
  • In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire sits in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit.
    Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending a 13-season tenure that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire's contract, ending the ...
  • Bishop Gorman's QB Tate Martell #18 scrambles from the pocket looking for a receiver during the game versus St. John Bosco on Friday, September 26, 2014.
    After big win, Gorman football back as nation’s No. 1 team
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Bishop Gorman High football team reclaimed its spot today as the nation’s No. 1 team in the USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings. The Gaels beat ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Monday Night Football
    Sept. 29, 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 ...
  • Orioles edge Blue Jays, 1-0, in final game of regular season, prepare to face Tigers
    Sept. 28, 2014
    The Orioles had just five hits Sunday, but all they needed was second baseman Jonathan Schoop’s 16th homer of the season, a solo shot off Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the fifth inning, in a 1-0 victory over the Blue Jays in front of an announced 45,901.
  • Kansas head coach Charlie Weis prior to an NCAA football game against the Texas Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan.
    Kansas fires Weis 4 games into third season
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Charlie Weis arrived at Kansas full of bravado, promising dramatic changes within the long-suffering program. Players were dismissed, offenses and defenses were scrapped. Assistant coaches were hired, fired or simply reassigned.
  • Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (17) scores a touchdown in front of Florida Atlantic defensive back Anthony Hamilton (36) in the first half of an NCAA college football game  Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    This week’s opening lines: Betting number indicates these SEC games will be close
    Sept. 28, 2014
    On Saturday, those powerful SEC teams should produce some closely contested games — well, at least according to the betting numbers on those game posted today in Las Vegas. Buckle up. It’s going to be an awesome week ...
  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a pass next to Philadelphia Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the second quarter in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
    Gore powers 49ers past Eagles to avoid 3-game skid
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Frank Gore caught a career-best 55-yard touchdown and ran for 119 yards in his first 100-yard game this year, leading the San Francisco 49ers past Philadelphia 26-21 on Sunday to hand the Eagles their first loss. ...
  • Detroit Tigers' Andrew Romine reacts after scoring on a single by teammate Ian Kinsler during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
    Tigers win AL Central with 3-0 victory over Twins
    Sept. 28, 2014
    David Price pitched Detroit to its fourth straight AL Central title with the type of performance the Tigers acquired him for, taking a shutout into the eighth inning of a 3-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that wrapped up the division on the regular season's final day.
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure form Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
    Smith leads the way as Ravens beat Panthers 38-10
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Steve Smith didn't have to yell at the Carolina Panthers to remind them that they made a mistake by letting him go. The boisterous wide receiver showed them with his actions on the field. Smith punished his former team with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Panthers 38-10 on Sunday.
  • Still chasin’: Two MLB playoff races go to last day
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Going to Game 162, and still no telling where or when Felix Hernandez, Andrew McCutchen and Miguel Cabrera will play after this weekend. ...
  • San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) reaches up to grab a touchdown pass as Dallas Cowboys' Bruce Carter (54), J.J. Wilcox (27) and Justin Durant (52) watch in the first half of an NFL game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Eagles at 49ers
    Sept. 28, 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 ...
  • UNLV men's soccer head coach Rich Ryerson talks with players during practice at UNLV Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
    UNLV soccer team kicks it into high gear
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Rich Ryerson knew what he was getting into. When the former UNLV soccer player moved from volunteer assistant to head coach at his alma mater in 2010, he knew ...
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