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    Noah Hartsock is the boys' basketball coach at Centennial High School. He played collegiately at BYU.

    Centennial's new coach inherits top talent, adds a touch of BYU
    Dec. 4, 2016
    Noah Hartsock couldn't have imagined, when his college team was battling UNLV in fiercely contested Mountain West Conference games, that his basketball journey would lead to a job in Las Vegas. But he inherited one of the best teams in the state ...
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, left, pushes off Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark) during the first quarter of an NFL game Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Tampa, Fla.
    Week 13 NFL best bets and picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
    Dec. 4, 2016
    The Buccaneers are on a three-game winning and covering streak since quarterback Jameis Winston gave his, “I’m not a loser,” speech. ....
  • Justice Ethridge, Centennial HS, for Las Vegas Sun's Super Seven, Nov, 12. 2015.
    Centennial girls basketball nearly beats nation's No. 1 ranked team
    Dec. 3, 2016
    It’s the type of high school matchup television networks and online media salivate over. It’s just this game, a girls basketball contest, didn’t receive nearly as much ...
  • UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies reacts to another questionable call versus WKU during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
    Rebels buried under Arizona State's 3-point barrage
    Dec. 3, 2016
    They came one after another, ceaselessly, like storm waves breaking against a faltering sea wall. And late in the first half, the levee finally broke, as Arizona State’s constant barrage of 3-pointers washed over UNLV and drowned the Rebels in a 97-73 loss...
  • Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, talks with Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, right, during practice for the Southeastern Conference Championship NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Atlanta.
    Alabama's Saban aims to help Kiffin land another head job
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to help offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin get another head coaching job. College football's odd coaching couple led the top-ranked Crimson Tide to their third straight Southeastern Conference championship Saturday with a 54-16 win over No. 15 Florida. They're a lock to make it 3 for 3 in getting to the playoffs when the matchups are announced on Sunday ...
  • Flyweight title fighter Demetrious Johnson continues to dominate Timothy Elliot on the canvas during their Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale fight at The Palms on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.  L.E. Baskow.
    UFC blog: Demetrious Johnson beats Tim Elliott after early trouble at Palms
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Great UFC champions can rout challengers when everything is going their way, or gut out victories when the breaks go against them. Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson had done plenty of the former in the four years since he captured the UFC flyweight title. He did the latter in “The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions” finale. ....
  • Alabama team members celebrate Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Florida in Atlanta. Alabama won 54-16.
    No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game
    Dec. 3, 2016
    This was merely an annoyance for Alabama, a chance to add another trophy to its overflowing cases. The Crimson Tide did just enough things wrong to give Nick Saban something to complain about over the next month, but in the end it was another dominating victory for the nation's top-ranked team ...
  • Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, left, talks with forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 2, 2016.
    Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Warriors coach Steve Kerr's players believe his voice can go far in starting a serious, thoughtful dialogue in professional sports regarding pot use for pain relief ...
  • Bishop Gorman QB Tate Martell (18) joins teammates in dunking ice water on head coach Kenny Sanchez as the game winds down versus Liberty during their high school football state championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
    8-peat: Gorman unstoppable in championship game, may have state's all-time best team
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Gorman easily defeated Liberty 84-8 at Sam Boyd Stadium for their eighth straight state championship to extend the program’s undefeated streak to 54 games. Eight seniors, many of the players who exited to cheers early in the second half, have been key contributors ...
  • UNLV players come together as they ready for their game versus WKU at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
    Live blog: Arizona State routs Rebels, 97-73
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Last year, UNLV seemed to be on its way to a promising season until a Dec. 16 home loss to Arizona State sent the Rebels spiraling. UNLV was 8-2 going into that game, but after the 66-56 defeat, the Rebels went on to drop four of their next five games, a dismal stretch that cost Dave Rice his job. There probably isn't quite so much on the line today ...
  • Temple players, including Stephaun Marshall (6) and Linwood Crump (46), pass around the trophy after they defeated Navy 34-10 in the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Md.
    Temple cruises past Navy 34-10 to capture AAC championship
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Soon after coach Matt Rhule received the obligatory drenching on the sideline, confetti rained down on the Temple football team and the players jumped with excitement during a celebration that was nearly five decades in the making. For the first time since 1967, the Owls are league champions ...
  • Oklahoma fullback Dimitri Flowers, right, is tackled by Oklahoma State cornerback Ramon Richards during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Norman, Okla.
    Mayfield, Oklahoma top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to win Big 12
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Baker Mayfield passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 7 Oklahoma defeated No. 11 Oklahoma State 38-20 on Saturday in a matchup that decided the Big 12 champion and likely guaranteed the Sooners a trip to the Sugar Bowl ...
  • Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms
    Dec. 3, 2016
    A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said, amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free ...
  • John Saccenti, executive director of the Las Vegas Bowl, kicks back at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
    Las Vegas Bowl exec talks potential matchup, Marshawn Lynch, new stadium
    Dec. 3, 2016
    The Las Vegas Bowl will be celebrating its 25th birthday this year on Dec. 17. Unfortunately for the bowl’s Executive Director John Saccenti, the selection process for ...
  • Bishop Gorman players celebrate another trophy this time over Liberty following their high school football state championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
    State championship blog: Gorman scores 84 points against Liberty, wins 8th straight title
    Dec. 3, 2016
    The Bishop Gorman High football team won its eighth straight state championship today, using five total touchdowns from senior quarterback Tate Martell in a ...
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