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January 25, 2015

Las Vegas Sun

UNLV basketball

Rebels finally on the right side of game-ending plays in win against Utah State

Rebels finally on the right side of game-ending plays in win against Utah State

Posted 10:00 p.m.

It was the type of play that, to many, should have landed UNLV freshman Jordan Cornish an immediate seat on the bench ...

Ads for the Super Bowl are displayed in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots is to be played Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle

Ads for the Super Bowl are displayed in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots is to be played Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Sports Betting

By the books, Super Bowl is anyone’s game

Posted 2:00 a.m.

Nevada sports books took a record $119.4 million in bets on last year’s Super Bowl. Here are some things to consider before placing a wager on the game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, which is so evenly matched, the betting market can’t seem to pick a favorite. At some places, for the first time, the Super Bowl spread is a pick ’em ...

Anthony Johnson gets Jon Jones next after knocking out Alexander Gustafsson

Anthony Johnson gets Jon Jones next after knocking out Alexander Gustafsson

Posted 8:30 p.m.

Alexander Gustafsson tugged the collar of his T-shirt over his eyes as he wept at the conclusion of UFC on Fox 14. The former top-ranked contender in the light heavyweight division wasn’t attempting to conceal the tears, which the second-largest crowd in UFC history of approximately 30,000 at Stockholm’s Tele2 ...

Sports

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

Fans left flowers, candles and a hat in front of Wrigley Field in honor of Cubs legend Ernie Banks in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014. Banks died at the age of 83 Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

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Fans left flowers, candles and a hat in front of Wrigley Field in honor of Cubs legend Ernie Banks in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014. Banks died at the age of 83 Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Posted 5:23 p.m.

To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers included President Barack Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes from all over the sports world.

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