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August 30, 2014

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  • Manchester United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million
    Aug. 26, 2014
    Manchester United has signed Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million). The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals
    Aug. 26, 2014
    Forgive us for inadvertently missing a day. The Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point and a $10,000 starting bankroll, returns from the unintended hiatus today...
  • From left, Valley High School football  players Jason Johnson-Keppo, Kyler Jackson and Iyen Medlock July 21, 2014.
    Valley football expects to be more competitive with new coach
    Aug. 26, 2014
    First-year Valley High coach David Durham has a simple goal for this season ...
  • UNLV quarterback Blake Decker throws during practice Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
    New quarterback takes the reins as Rebels prepare for 2014 season opener
    Aug. 26, 2014
    Blake Decker might not have known he would be UNLV’s starting quarterback when he transferred into the program this offseason, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to say he expected himself to be in this position entering Friday’s season opener at Arizona. “That was the hope ...
  • Alec Baldwin watches the match between Maria Sharapova, of Russia, and Maria Kirilenko, of Russia, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York.
    Actor Alec Baldwin snags stray ball at U.S. Open
    Aug. 25, 2014
    Alec Baldwin took on a new role at the U.S. Open — the actor played a star athlete, snagging a stray ball that flew into the stands. Baldwin was sitting in the front row behind the baseline Monday night when an out-of-bounds shot from ...
  • 51s beat Round Rock for fifth straight win
    Aug. 25, 2014
    Anthony Seratelli had a three-run home run today for the Las Vegas 51s, helping them beat visiting Round Rock 9-3 for their ...
  • Bishop Gorman junior quarterback Anu Solomon, shown during practice Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.
    Gorman grad Solomon gets starting QB nod for Wildcats
    Aug. 25, 2014
    Redshirt freshman Anu Solomon emerged from a four-way race and will be Arizona's season-opening quarterback. Solomon will debut against his hometown team UNLV on ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 1
    Aug. 25, 2014
    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game.
  • Las Vegas' Brennan Holligan (27) delivers in the first inning of the United States Championship game against Chicago  at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
    Public invited to welcome back team from Little League World Series
    Aug. 25, 2014
    The community is being invited to welcome home the Mountain Ridge Little League players and coaches from the Little League World Series, where the team ...
  • From left, Spring Valley High School football  players Shiloh Fao, Christian Tasi and Drazen Tojic July 21, 2014.
    No longer young, Spring Valley energized by move to Division 1A
    Aug. 25, 2014
    Spring Valley finally will shed its growing pains this season. The Grizzlies slogged through a pair of three-win seasons the past two years, relying primarily on underclassmen ...
  • 51s handle Round Rock, 6-5
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Cory Vaughn’s three-run home run today in the sixth inning helped the Las Vegas 51s beat Round Rock, 6-5.
  • St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford grimaces after being hit by Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Armonty Bryant in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Cleveland.
    Bradford out for season with ACL tear
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning. By the time the St. Louis Rams coach began his day-after news conference, he'd had several hours to digest the impact of an injury that puts the team's once-rosy outlook in serious doubt, and to give a vote of confidence to journeyman backup Shaun Hill. After announcing Bradford's season-ending torn ACL in his left knee for the second time in nine months, Fisher said speculation about a trade was premature.
  • Player dies after hit by rock at Algerian game
    Aug. 24, 2014
    A player died of a head injury after being hit by a rock apparently thrown by his own fans at a top-flight league game in Algeria and a police investigation will be opened into his death, the Confederation of African Football and the player's club said Sunday.
  • Jason Day, of Australia, lines up his shot on the 14th hole during third round play at the Barclays golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/
    Day, Furyk tied for lead at the Barclays
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win. Seven times since Furyk last won at the 2010 Tour Championship, he has had at least a share of the 54-hole lead. Seven times he has failed to convert. He gave himself yet another opportunity Saturday with a bogey-free round of 2-under 69 that left him tied with Jason Day going into the final round at the Barclays.
  • Serena Williams returns the ball during a first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Alize Lim at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Serena Williams could become the first woman in nearly 40 years to win three consecutive U.S. Opens, but she has not been past the fourth round at a major in 2014.
    US Open 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18
    Aug. 24, 2014
    Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the U.S. Open, her next goal is matching two tennis greats for the second-most major titles in the Open era with 18.
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