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October 21, 2014

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  • San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey celebrates an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in San Francisco.
    Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series
    Oct. 15, 2014
    Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within ...
  • Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland celebrates after defeating against the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals advance to World Series.
    Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, advance to World Series
    Oct. 15, 2014
    With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again, Greg Holland and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up a sweep of ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: NLCS Game 4
    Oct. 15, 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 ...
  • Arbor View running back Herman Gray looks for a hole in the Centennial defense during their game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Arbor View cruised to a 35-7 win.
    Sun Player of the Week: Arbor View running back sets school record, has breakthrough season
    Oct. 15, 2014
    The Arbor View High football team’s misdirection rushing attack has been tough for opponents to stop. Herman Gray was part of the running back mix the past two seasons, showing great promise as a sophomore and junior in combining to rush for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns. This season has been different. ...
  • Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson scores on a sacrifice fly hit by Billy Butler during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS
    Oct. 14, 2014
    Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Royals' bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory Tuesday night that gave Kansas City a commanding 3-0 lead in ...
  • San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco celebrates after hitting the game winning sacrifice bunt during the 10th inning of Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco.
    Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw
    Oct. 14, 2014
    A wild throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Tuesday for a ...
  • Findlay Prep guard Rashad Vaughn is interviewed by members of the media while dining with teammates at a local McDonald's on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  He is the star of UNLV basketball's 2014 recruiting class and now honored as a McDonald's All-American.
    Rebels picked 4th in preseason poll; Vaughn named league’s top freshman
    Oct. 14, 2014
    UNLV was tabbed to finish fourth and Rashad Vaughn was the third straight Rebel to be named the Mountain West preseason Freshman of the Year, the league announced today.
  • St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey, right, reacts with catcher Yadier Molina after throwing out Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford at first base during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in St. Louis.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Giants at Cardinals
    Oct. 14, 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 — fictional, of course.
  • Green Valley's .Brenan Adams #3 turns the corner on a run while trying to break a tackle by Coronado's Aaron Cotton #52 on Friday, October 10, 2014.
    High school football top 10: Is there a new favorite in Sunrise Region?
    Oct. 14, 2014
    The Green Valley High football team made a big-time statement by limiting Coronado to seven points last week in a critical Southeast League showdown.
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in St. Louis.
    49ers defeat Rams 31-17 for third consecutive win
    Oct. 13, 2014
    Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers answered St. Louis' fast start with a big finish. Kaepernick threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns, helping the 49ers erase an early 14-point deficit and beat ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 8
    Oct. 13, 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. ...
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the New York Jets in the first quarter of an NFL game Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
    Peyton Manning closes in on Favre’s record for touchdown passes
    Oct. 13, 2014
    Peyton Manning shrugged off the question about the meaningfulness of inevitably breaking Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes. Deep down, though, the only man to win five MVP awards must recognize ...
  • 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: Monday Night Football
    Oct. 13, 2014
    I’ve already written extensively on tonight’s game for our handicapping contest. ...
  • In this June 12, 2011, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks waves during a Boxing Hall of Fame parade in Canastota, N.Y.
    Former boxing champ Leon Spinks hospitalized in Las Vegas
    Oct. 13, 2014
    Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems. The 61-year-old boxer who catapulted to fame by beating ...
  • UNLV Rebels' Troy Hawthorne (11) hugs UNLV Rebels placekicker Nicolai Bornand (40) after Bornand kicked a game winning field goal in overtime of an NCAA college football game against the Fresno State Bulldogs Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The Rebels won 30-27.
    Rebels kicker honored by Mountain West for 2nd time this season
    Oct. 13, 2014
    UNLV sophomore linebacker/punter/placekicker Nicolai Bornand has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday.
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