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April 20, 2014

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    Fabricio Werdum, right, and Travis Browne fight during a UFC mixed martial arts bout on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. Werdum won.

    Debating Fabricio Werdum’s chances against Cain Velasquez
    UFC on Fox 11: Miesha Tate edges Liz Carmouche in Orlando's co-main event
    April 19, 2014
    File the failure to put a television camera on heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez during UFC on Fox 11 on Saturday evening under missed opportunities. Broadcasting Velasquez as he watched Fabricio Werdum rout Travis Browne by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) in Orlando, Fla., would have been the only way to tell whether ...
  • Six-run inning helps 51s down El Paso
    April 20, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s scored six runs in the fifth inning today in an 11-4 victory against visiting El Paso at Cashman Field.
  • UNLV head coach Dave Rice motions to his players  during their Mountain West Conference game against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Rebels’ incoming recruiting class grows with another guard
    April 20, 2014
    Everyone could see UNLV’s shooting struggles last season, and that included coach Dave Rice. That’s why getting better shooters was a priority offseason, and this weekend the Rebels got ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Reds at Cubs
    April 20, 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 a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
  • Las Vegas 51s pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during practice at Cashman Field on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
    Las Vegas 51s pitching prospect roughed up by El Paso
    April 19, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s were defeated 8-5 today by visiting El Paso at Cashman Field in the first game of a four-game Pacific Coast League series, dropping consecutive games for the initial time this season.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Andre Ethier, right, and Matt Kemp, left, celebrate a three-run home run hit by Ethier in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Ethier’s homer propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks
    April 19, 2014
    Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday. Dan Haren (3-0) was charged with ...
  • Furyk, Martin join Choi atop leaderboard
    April 19, 2014
    Jim Furyk finished off a second-round 66 Saturday to join K.J. Choi and Ben Martin tied for the lead halfway through the rain-delayed RBC Heritage.
  • The San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) embraces Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) as Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) looks on during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship, early Friday morning, June 21, 2013, in Miami. The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second straight NBA championship.
    Opinion: There’s no April, May or June Madness in NBA
    April 19, 2014
    More than the NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball, the cream of the regular season in the NBA always seems to rise to the top of the rim come playoff time.
  • Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper walks in the dugout during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Washington.
    Harper pulled for not hustling; Nats fall to Cards
    April 19, 2014
    Nationals star Bryce Harper has been pulled early from a game after Washington manager Matt Williams said the young outfielder didn't hustle. Harper was taken out after six innings ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
    April 19, 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 a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
  • Martrel Johnson
    Former Durango basketball star not quitting in fight for donated kidney
    April 19, 2014
    Martrel Johnson could have done anything he wanted on the basketball court. Against any opponent. “We called him the man child,” says Al La Rocque, his former coach at Durango High. “When he came in as a freshman ...
  • 51s fall in extra innings at Reno to end win streak
    April 18, 2014
    Despite the loss, Las Vegas (12-4) has the best record in the Pacific Coast League. The mark is also the best record to start the season in the 32-year history of the Las Vegas Triple-A franchise.
  • Wranglers fall to Alaska in playoff opener
    April 18, 2014
    The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated 4-1 today at the Alaska Aces in the opening game of a best-of-seven ECHL hockey playoff series.
  • Vegas Play of Day: Brewers at Pirates
    April 18, 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 a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
  • Ex-quarterback Donovan McNabb spends day in Arizona jail
    April 18, 2014
    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was...
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