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Play like a girl: A look at how women’s sports, athletes thrive in Las Vegas

L.E. Baskow

The CSN softball team players wait their turns to bat during practice at the Russell Road Sports Complex on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

Play like a girl: A look at how women’s sports, athletes thrive in Las Vegas
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 (2 a.m.)
Despite their many successes, women athletes aren’t celebrated as frequently or passionately as male players. However, female athletes in the valley are working hard, breaking records, wowing fans and winning games. Here, are a few of them ...

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Lois Tarkanian talks to her husband, former UNLV head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, after a statue of the coaching legend was unveiled in front of the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Tark was beloved by his players and Las Vegans
Where I Stand:
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Jerry Tarkanian didn’t care about your background, even if it included a criminal history, coming from a broken home, living in the projects or academic struggles. He saw the good in everyone. That’s something …

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Air Force Falcons guard Zach Kocur, right, grabs a rebound in front of guard Trevor Lyons, second from right, forward Marek Olesinski and UNLV guard Jordan Cornish, second from left, in the second half at the Air Force Academy, Colo., on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Air Force defeated UNLV 76-75.
Rebels’ pile of close defeats grows with one-point loss at Air Force
UNLV Basketball:
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Stripped down to its most basic element, UNLV’s gameplan today at Clune Arena was very simple. And judged only by delivering on that plan, the Rebels failed completely ...

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Air Force fell to 2-8 in Mountain West Conference play with a 74-63 loss to UNLV on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Blog: Rebels on wrong side of another close game, losing 76-75 at Air Force
UNLV basketball:
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Chris Wood hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to finish with a career-high 31 points, but unfortunately for UNLV the Rebels trailed by four and the shot was meaningless except for the point spread. UNLV picked up its scoring in Rashad Vaughn's absence but the defense wasn't good enough to fend off Air Force in a 76-75 defeat.

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Coach Tim Chambers laughs during UNLV baseball practice at Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The UNLV baseball team hosts Nebraska to open the season on Friday.
Local talent will fuel Rebels baseball as they begin 2015 season
UNLV baseball:
Friday, February 13, 2015
This year’s UNLV baseball team is the closest thing yet to what coach Tim Chambers had in mind when he left the College of Southern Nevada to take the helm at UNLV in 2011. That’s because the roster is filled with 16 players from across the Las Vegas Valley, many of them guys Chambers has coached or monitored in other capacities for years.

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) gets off a jump shot over SJS guard Darryl Gaynor II (5) during their basketball game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, January 10, 2015. L.E. Baskow.
Rebels heading to Air Force while trying to overcome Vaughn’s injury
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, February 13, 2015
A season littered with setbacks offsetting some of the positives suffered another one on Thursday, and this was more disappointing than any individual loss the Rebels (14-10, 5-6) have had this season.

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UNLV guard, Rashad Vaughn, drives against Fresno State guard, Julien Lewis (14), during the first half of their game on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Rebels’ leading scorer out indefinitely with injured knee
Thursday, February 12, 2015
UNLV’s leading scorer will be out at least until the conference tournament, making a thin rotation even shorter off the bench. Freshman Rashad Vaughn suffered ...

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UNLV cheerleaders and dance team members leave flowers at the statue of coach Jerry Tarkanian outside the Thomas & Mack Center during a gathering of fans Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, after the news of his death at age 84.
‘He made you feel special’: Rice and Augmon share memories of Jerry Tarkanian
UNLV Basketball:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
One of the main things UNLV coach Dave Rice remembers about the man who first suggested he get into coaching was a lesson from the court applicable to life ...

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San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher gets his message across to San Diego State guard Aqeel Quinn during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in San Diego. San Diego State won the game 53-47.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 14
Analysis:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The picks are below, and hopefully they’re good because I went 0-3 on Tuesday night, but up top I wanted to share some thoughts on Jerry Tarkanian, the UNLV legend who died this morning at the age of 84.

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Jerry Tarkanian: Remembering the man who got the Rebels runnin’
Jerry Tarkanian: Remembering the man who got the Rebels runnin’
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tark the Shark brought Las Vegas together in a way no one else did.

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Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian smiles while being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Mass.
Jerry Tarkanian, Las Vegas icon and Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84
Memorial to honor Tarkanian is scheduled for March 1 at Thomas & Mack
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Jerry Tarkanian, the towel-biting, head-shaved, raspy-voiced coach who built the UNLV basketball program into a powerhouse and led the Rebels to the 1990 national championship, died today. He was 84. During ...

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UNLV forward, Christian Wood (5), shoots over Fresno State forward, Paul Watson, during the second half of their game on February 10, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center
Wood’s offensive patience and defensive force the difference in UNLV victory
Rebels Basketball: Sophomore Christian Wood compiles 27 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocks while leading the Rebels to a 73-61 win against Fresno State
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Practice might not make perfect, but according to UNLV coach Dave Rice it’s been a big part of what has made Christian Wood into a more motivated ...

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UNLV forward Christian Wood dunks on Fresno State guard Julien Lewis during the second half of UNLV's 73-61 victory over Fresno State on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
Blog: Wood notches 14th double-double in UNLV’s 12-point victory
Rebels Basketball:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Christian Wood piled up 27 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocks for his 14th double-double of the season, leading the Rebels to an ugly but effective 73-61 victory against Fresno State tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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Paul George is attended to after fracturing his leg during the 2014 USA Basketball Showcase Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
New baskets could be joined by other changes at the Mack this offseason
UNLV basketball:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Anyone who saw the leg injury Indiana Pacers guard Paul George suffered, whether live in the Thomas & Mack Center on Aug. 1 or via video on one of the YouTube replays that have combined to accumulate more than 5 million views, won’t soon forget it. Many won’t forget where it happened, either.

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Colorado State's Gian Clavell jumps to block UNLV's Jordan Cornish, who takes the last shot of the game Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Fort Collins, Colo. The shot rimmed out, and the Rebels lost 83-82.
Rebels squander big lead in another close loss, 83-82 at Colorado State
UNLV basketball:
Saturday, February 7, 2015
The lead, as big as it was, disappeared so quickly that it was easy to see this game through only the second-half lens. In that view, UNLV and Colorado State were two mostly even teams that rode hot-shooting guards to the end ...

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