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July 22, 2014

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  • Mark Newhouse, left, 28, of Los Angeles shakes hands with Ryan Riess, 23, of Las Vegas after Riess knocked him out of the final table of the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the Rio on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
    Newhouse among standouts left with WSOP Main Event down to 27 players
    July 14, 2014
    For the second straight year, Mark Newhouse is among 27 players advancing to the summer’s final day of the Main Event. The 29-year-old Los Angeles professional sits with 6.8 million chips, 1.1 million more than he did going into Day 7 of the Main Event a year ago.
  • Washington forward Khem Birch and Atlanta forward Adreian Payne jockey for a rebound during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Despite going undrafted, Khem Birch happy he started professional career
    July 14, 2014
    Khem Birch’s professional career hasn’t had the start he had in mind. When Birch, the two-time defending Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, left UNLV with a year of eligibility remaining, he thought the next step was to get picked in the NBA Draft. So when Birch went undrafted ...
  • Las Vegas basketball players, from left, Devon Colley, Ray Smith and Patrick Savoy Jr. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Injured Las Vegas High standout Smith picks Arizona basketball
    July 13, 2014
    Ray Smith will likely miss his senior season in the winter with the Las Vegas High Wildcats basketball team after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee Thursday during a camp in Chicago. But ...
  • Canelo Alvarez’s split decision prompts cries for investigation by Erislandy Lara’s camp
    July 13, 2014
    Canelo Alvarez hardly covered himself with glory in his split-decision victory Saturday over Erislandy Lara in their non-title super welterweight bout. But Alvarez won the bout. The Lara camp was outraged and called for an investigation.
  • Mo Martin of the U.S. plays a shot on the 11th fairway during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, in Southport, England, Saturday, July 12, 2014. She hit an eagle in the final day of play Sunday to win.
    Mo Martin, with eagle on 18, wins Women’s British
    July 13, 2014
    Mo Martin hit the best shot of her life, and it made her a major champion Sunday in the Women's British Open.
  • In this Feb. 24, 2014, file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony smiles after hitting a 3-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during an NBA basketball game in New York. Anthony is remaining with the Knicks, saying he wants "to stay and build here with this city and my team." Anthony made his decision official Sunday with a posting on his website. He writes: "In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart."
    Anthony, a ‘Knick at heart,’ stays in New York
    July 13, 2014
    Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now. Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled "My City, My Heart" on his website.
  • Former Palo Verde High basketball player Bryce Cotton, who played collegiately at Providence, will play for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Summer League.
    Local basketball heroes take their shot at the NBA
    July 13, 2014
    Summer League, held in Las Vegas, provides fans a sneak peek at next season and gives young players like former Palo Verde High standout Bryce Cotton a chance to showcase their abilities and earn roster spots for the 2015 regular season. Locals will also see some familiar former UNLV faces, including ...
  • Saul "Canelo" Alvarez chases down Erislandy Lara during their super welterweight fight Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Canelo won a split decision.
    Oscar De La Hoya won’t explore Canelo Alvarez rematch for Erislandy Lara
    July 13, 2014
    Turns out Oscar De La Hoya can still pack quite the punch. The 41-year-old former world champion and current promoting tycoon may have landed the most significant strike Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Erislandy Lara by split decision. It was just with his words, not his fists ...
  • Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates his game-winner against Iran.
    Vegas Play of the Day: World Cup final
    July 13, 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 ...
  • 51s close first half of season with loss to Albuquerque
    July 12, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s dropped their final game before the all-star break, surrendering three runs in the eighth inning today of a 6-5 loss to visiting Albuquerque at Cashman Field ...
  • Saul "Canelo" Alvarez salutes the crowd after his 12 round split decision win over Erislandy Lara in their super welterweight fight Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Live Blog: Canelo Alvarez blasts Erislandy Lara’s body, strategy in split-decision win
    July 12, 2014
    Saul “Canelo” Alvarez raised his hands in celebration one second, then shook his head in frustration the next. Alvarez won a showdown to determine the best junior middleweight in the world Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, besting Erislandy Lara by ...
  • Carmelo Anthony said to be staying with Knicks
    July 12, 2014
    Anthony has decided to stay in New York after meeting with a number of teams during free agency, the person told The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made.
  • LeBron James reportedly signs 2-year contract
    July 12, 2014
    LeBron James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers that provides flexibility for the NBA's biggest star with the league's maximum salary expected to rise in the future.
  • Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring his team's first goal on a penalty shot during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
    Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd in World Cup
    July 12, 2014
    When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing loss to end its home World Cup.
  • WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara pretends to spar with Prince Duarte during a media workout Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara
    July 12, 2014
    Let’s welcome boxing to the Play of the Day. Tonight’s pay-per-view card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will bring the sweet science’s overdue debut in our daily series that uses odds from the South Point and features $10,000 starting bankrolls ...
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