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    Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leaders, signs autographs at "The Art of Music” memorabilia store inside the Mandalay Bay on June 29, 2015.

    Pete Rose still a hit on Las Vegas autograph circuit despite latest revelations
    June 30, 2015
    The memorabilia shop was swarmed with fans willing to shell out cash for a piece of history, despite the latest news that Rose bet on baseball while ...
  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, photo, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan speaks with officials in the second half of an NCAA basketball game against Maryland in College Park, Md. Ryan said Monday, June 29, that he will retire after one more season with the Badgers.
    Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season
    June 29, 2015
    Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year's national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball world Monday when ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels
    June 29, 2015
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Dickey Spiroff, of Homestead, Fla., tries to overtake a competitor during the World Armwrestling League’s Las Vegas regional at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion.
    In arm wrestling, big muscles aren’t the only thing you need to win
    June 29, 2015
    With ESPN planning to air events starting at the end of July and bigger pots of prize money available to competitors, the sport of arm wrestling appears to be adding some muscle. The finals will take place July 4-5 at the Mirage, and each winner will take home $20,000. Second-place finishers will receive $10,000 each ...
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, is guarded by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green on June 14, 2015, during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that James will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract, making him a free agent on July 1.
    LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent
    June 28, 2015
    For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again.
  • 51s rally in extra innings for 10th straight home victory
    June 28, 2015
    The Las Vegas 51s scored three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning today for a 4-3 victory against Sacramento ...
  • Tony Stewart walks to his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, June 26, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif.
    Tony Stewart struggling to end worst slump of career
    June 28, 2015
    Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series. He spent time with the officials in charge of the All Star Circuit of Champions, the promoters and made sure the product was top-notch. Stewart returned to his day job refreshed and ready to get back to work with his NASCAR team. It took just one practice session at Sonoma Raceway for Stewart's moment of Zen to end with a resounding thud.
  • U.S. goalie Hope Solo, center, and teammates Julie Johnston, right, and Becky Sauerbrunn celebrate the team's win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    U.S. women’s soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals
    June 28, 2015
    Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators' seats at the Women's World Cup. Bring on Germany, said the U.S. midfielder, who had to sit out the 1-0 victory over China in the quarterfinals of soccer's biggest tournament. The confidence-boosting win sent the second-ranked Americans on to a semifinal match against the top-ranked Germans on Tuesday in Montreal.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Cardinals
    June 28, 2015
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Shane Mosley Jr., left, won his Big Knockout Boxing debut with a first round TKO of Jason Kelly June 28, 2015 at the Mandalay Events Center. Mosley is the son of boxing champ Shane Mosley, pictured at right.
    Shane Mosley Jr. needs just 51 seconds to win Big Knockout Boxing debut
    June 27, 2015
    Shane Mosley Jr.’s victory lap around the ring lasted nearly as long as his Big Knockout Boxing debut Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay ...
  • Tim Bradley survives weird finish, beats Vargas for WBO belt
    June 27, 2015
    Timothy Bradley got rocked in the final minute and survived a confusing finish to beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision Saturday night, claiming the interim WBO welterweight title ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres
    June 27, 2015
    Drawing team names out of a hat is a better betting strategy than following my baseball picks on the South Point-lined Play of the Day. ...
  • WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas  wins a 12-round unanimous decision over Antonio DeMarco in Macau, China Nov. 22, 2014
    Jessie Vargas at ease heading into big fight with Timothy Bradley
    June 27, 2015
    Reality rarely replicates the specifics of a dream, a long-standing lesson that Jessie Vargas has learned over the couple months. The 26-year-old local is in the position he always wanted tonight, fighting Timothy Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs) for the interim WBO welterweight title. ...
  • Bishop Gorman High School quarterback Tate Martell poses during an off-season workout at the school Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
    Gorman football ranked No. 3 in preseason, plays two ranked teams to open season
    June 27, 2015
    The Bishop Gorman High football team’s quest to repeat as mythical national champions will include facing two teams ranked in the preseason top-25 in the initial six days of the season. ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Cardinals
    June 26, 2015
    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.
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