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  • From left, Basic High School football  players Chris Flum, Dallon Ellett and Cristian Morales July 21, 2014.
    Basic jumps on Cimarron early, grabs impressive win
    Sept. 12, 2014
    The game felt like it was over after the first quarter. The Basic High football team forced four turnovers against host Cimarron-Memorial and opened with 19 unanswered points...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Toledo at Cincinnati
    Sept. 12, 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 ...
  • UNLV's Karam Mashour drives past Cal State-Bakersfield forward Adam Young during their game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. UNLV won their final non-conference game 89-57.
    Rebels reveal opponents for opening 2014-15 regular-season games
    Sept. 12, 2014
    The Rebels will open the basketball regular season against Morehead State at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, it was announced today. Their second game, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, will be against Sam Houston State. Both home games are part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
  • In this May 20, 2014, photo, Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis walks in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh.
    Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games
    Sept. 12, 2014
    Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday for using amphetamines, a punishment that will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play Friday leading the ...
  • Georgia's Todd Gurley, left, breaks away from Clemson's Kyrin Priester to return a kickoff for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Athens, Ga.
    College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 3
    Sept. 12, 2014
    On most weeks, selecting the 10 most significant college football games to analyze from a betting perspective is as easy as riling up South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier ...
  • UNLV's Nicolai Bornand kicks off against San Jose State during a game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
    UNLV sophomore kicker tackling multiple roles for the Rebels
    Sept. 12, 2014
    Once a ball is kicked off, the kicker’s job is often perceived to be done. The coverage team is tasked with tracking down the returner, and if that ball carrier breaks through to that last line of defense — the guy who gave him the ball in the first place — it’s usually a cringe-worthy moment ...
  • Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, right, tries to avoid a tackle from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, left, in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle.
    Week 2 NFL game of the week and picks for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Sept. 12, 2014
    The unofficial Bettor’s Bowl takes place Sunday afternoon. Since the beginning of last football season, it’s no surprise that the Seattle Seahawks have cashed more betting slips than any team in the NFC ...
  • Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton falls down after being hit in the face with a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Milwaukee. Stanton was taken off the field on a stretcher.
    Marlins' Stanton hit in face in loss to Brewers
    Sept. 11, 2014
    The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game Thursday night. They might have lost slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at ...
  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) looks to pass under pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Cam Thomas (96) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore.
    Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice
    Sept. 11, 2014
    The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens. Ultimately, it served as inspiration. Playing a pivotal divisional game three days ...
  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.  attends a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Mayweather will defend his titles, including his WBC jr. middleweight title, against Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better
    Sept. 11, 2014
    It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr. His former fiancee had just served him with papers in a lawsuit that alleges Mayweather is both a domestic abuser and ...
  • Holly Laucht of Kent Island, Md., wears a Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice jersey as she tailgates before the Ravens' NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore.
    Ravens fans, men and women, wear No. 27 for Rice
    Sept. 11, 2014
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with ...
  • Moapa Valley High School football players help clean up a debris from Monday's dramatic flood on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
    Moapa Valley game called off, but players were ready to go
    Sept. 11, 2014
    The Clark County School District has pulled the plug on the Moapa Valley-Desert Pines football game on Friday, capping a wild week for Pirates in the flood-damaged area. They didn’t use the chaotic storm aftermath as an excuse and aren’t too thrilled the game was spiked ...
  • UNLV assistant coaches Max Good, left, and Dave Rice talk before the Rebels play Fairfield at the Thomas & Mack Center Sunday, November 21, 1999.
    Good doing whatever he can for UNLV, as long as it doesn’t include acting his age
    Sept. 11, 2014
    Max Good has a lot of sayings. Walking out of UNLV’s under-renovation basketball offices Wednesday morning, Good stopped to talk to sophomore Chris Wood, who turned the conversation around and quizzed Good on the one he’s used most since Good joined the Rebels’ staff in early August ...
  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Cleveland, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
    Sept. 11, 2014
    It’s always nice to hit the stand-alone national television games...
  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks at his reflection during a media day at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Mayweather will face Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13.
    Marcos Maidana confident he can be the first to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    Sept. 11, 2014
    Marcos Maidana lost the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. But, because he was able to land some punches in keeping the match last May closer than most against boxing’s pound-for-pound king, Maidana certainly seems confident for Saturday’s rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...
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