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September 20, 2014

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Rebels trying not to panic in the wake of ugly 1-3 start to season
Photo: UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) warms up It didn’t have to be this way. At halftime in TDECU Stadium, two teams that didn’t play well went into halftime trying to figure out what they wanted to change in a six-point game ...
10:40 p.m.
Street racer suffers serious injuries in crash, Metro Police say
Police said two Mazdaspeed3s and a Nissan 240SX were racing east on East Sahara Avenue. As the drivers approached South Caravelle Street, the Mazdaspeed3s made contact. One of them then struck ...
10:23 p.m.
Henderson Police seek two men in jewelry store robbery
Police say the men entered Red Rock Jewelers, 2235 Village Walk Drive, about 5 p.m. Saturday and confronted an employee. The men left with an undisclosed amount of ...
9:55 p.m.
Sun’s Brian Greenspun ‘humbled’ by induction into Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame
Sun’s Brian Greenspun ‘humbled’ by induction into Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame The Nevada Press Association honored GMG with 126 awards — including 54 first-place plaques — during a dinner banquet at the Aliante Casino-Hotel celebrating the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest ...
9:30 p.m.
Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son
Photo: In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Minnesota Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
9:29 p.m.
No. 1 Florida State survives against No. 22 Clemson
Photo: Florida State running back Karlos Williams, center With Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston watching from the sideline, No. 1 Florida State come back to beat No. 22 Clemson 23-17 in overtime on Karlos Williams' 12-yard touchdown run Saturday night.
Updated 10:28 p.m.
Las Vegas' Gaughan snatches Nationwide win at Kentucky
Photo: Brendan Gaughan celebrates after his burnout and g Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Updated 8:45 p.m.
Mississippi State hangs on to topple No. 8 LSU, 34-29
Photo: Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (right) Dak Prescott highlighted a dynamic performance with two touchdown passes and 56-yard scoring run, and Mississippi State held off a wild rally by No. 8 LSU for a 34-29 victory Saturday night that snapped the ...
Updated 8:32 p.m.
Company gets $70 million grant for biofuels plant east of Reno
A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage ...
7:15 p.m.
Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri 31-27
Photo: Indiana running back D'Angelo Roberts, center, lea D'Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining and Nate Sudfeld passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to help Indiana upset No. 18 Missouri 31-27 on Saturday.
6:16 p.m.
Attorney general candidates Miller, Laxalt face off in debate
Photo: Adam Laxalt, left, and Nevada Secretary of State R Secretary of State Ross Miller touted his work enforcing Nevada's election law while his opponent Adam Laxalt pointed to his legal experience in the military in a debate over who should be Nevada's next attorney ...
6:00 p.m.
Fire it up — like Usher and Motley Crue — on Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
Photo: Usher performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music F The first night of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival has ended, and the evening closed with an impromptu dance-off at the back of the arena floor just off the MGM Grand Garden Arena soundboard.
5:03 p.m.
Blog: Rebels get destroyed in the 2nd half, lose 47-14 at Houston
Photo: TDECU Stadium, the new football stadium for the NC Houston turned a six-point halftime lead into a 33-point blowout over the Rebels, who piled up more penalty yards than they had on either the ground or the air tonight in TDECU Stadium.
Updated 8:38 p.m.
Teen riding in truck bed critically injured in rollover crash; driver arrested
Teen riding in truck bed critically injured in rollover crash; driver arrested The incident happened around 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Metro Police said. A 2000 GMC Sierra carrying six people was making a left turn onto Sahara from southbound Nellis ...
3:18 p.m.
No. 11 Michigan State smashes Eastern Michigan 73-14
Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 11 Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history, smashing Eastern Michigan 73-14 on Saturday.
3:11 p.m.
Coghlan HR leads Cubs over Dodgers, 8-7
Chris Coghlan hit two homers, including the go-ahead two-run drive off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Saturday.
3:10 p.m.
At 16, Custer is youngest winner in a NASCAR series
Photo: Driver Cole Custer celebrates in Victory Lane afte Cole Custer's first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New ...
3:07 p.m.
Fire it up — Usher and Motley Crue sure did — on Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
Fire it up — Usher and Motley Crue sure did — on Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival The first night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival has closed, and the evening ended with an impromptu dance-off at the back of the arena floor just off the MGM Grand Garden ...
11:05 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: San Jose State at Minnesota
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 ...
9:25 a.m.
Old echoes in America’s new policy
Here’s the nightmare scenario that kept Obama administration officials awake at night this summer as they watched the black-masked guerrillas of Islamic State sweep across Iraq: First, the insurgents could invade Baghdad, toppling Iraq’s government ...
2:03 a.m.
Gravity of domestic violence
“I will never forget the first time I was abused,” the on-air testimonial began. “Everything happened so fast: the attack, the police, my family getting involved. It was the worst night of my life. Until ...
2:02 a.m.
Clinton needs to tell us her vision
Judging by her appearance last weekend in Iowa, it looks as if Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Now she has to answer one simple question: Why?
2:01 a.m.
Project aimed at tackling truancy gets underway next week
Project aimed at tackling truancy gets underway next week More than 120,000 students were reported truant in Clark County during the 2013-14 school year. The Truancy Diversion Project is designed to decrease that number through a ...
2:00 a.m.
Bash of the Titans: Physical Palo Verde pushes past fellow power Las Vegas
Photo: Las Vegas quarterback Trevor Swenson #13 is sacked Any football matchup between Palo Verde and Las Vegas High beckons memories of a decade ago when the two crosstown schools were the city’s preeminent powers and regularly clashed late in the playoffs. The Panthers ...
1:29 a.m.
Gorman quarterback makes remarkable play, has 3 TDs in win against Santa Margarita
Photo: Bishop Gorman High School football players Noah Ti This wasn’t the first time Bishop Gorman High sophomore quarterback Tate Martell made a play when it appeared he was going to be sacked. And it definitely wasn’t the first time he hooked up with ...
1:05 a.m.
Stevenson rushes for 194 yards in Centennial romp
Photo: From left, Centennial High School football  player Bulldogs also get strong game from quarterback Juan Rodriguez on their way to a 47-13 victory over Legacy.
12:54 a.m.
Moapa Valley builds 36-point first-quarter lead, routs Sunrise Mountain
Photo: From left,  Moapa Valley High School football  pla The Pirates pile up a 36-0 first-quarter lead and stay undefeated with a romp over winless Sunrise Mountain.
12:40 a.m.
Boulder City rides balanced offense to win in league opener
Photo: From left, Boulder City High School football  play The Eagles use strong offensive performances from Logan Branscum and Trenton Carmel to run away from Del Sol, 48-20.
12:25 a.m.

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