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September 16, 2014

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    Bishop Gorman strong safety Nicco Fertitta participates in a warm-up scrimmage with Gael teammates before a home game on Friday.

    Ignore the name: Nicco Fertitta’s work ethic is what makes him stand out on football field
    Sept. 14, 2014
    He's heard the criticism that he's not big enough or talented enough to play at Notre Dame. But he keeps studying the game, working harder than anyone else and making plays ...
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts
    Sept. 15, 2014
    Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a ...
  • Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks at a news conference at the team's training facility in Eden Prairie on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The Vikings announced Monday that running back Adrian Peterson will return to practice this week and play in Sunday's game at New Orleans despite having been indicted last week in Texas on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child.
    Radisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship
    Sept. 15, 2014
    The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 4
    Sept. 15, 2014
    Las Vegas Sun sports Editor Ray Brewer and reporter Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game across the valley. ...
  • Marcos Maidana (L) of Argentina fights WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Bettors losing interest in Floyd Mayweather
    Sept. 15, 2014
  • Washington forward Khem Birch blocks a shot by Atlanta center D.J. Shelton during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Former Rebel Khem Birch signs deal to join Miami Heat
    Sept. 15, 2014
    Former Rebel Khem Birch is officially in the Miami Heat organization after signing with the team over the weekend, the Heat announced. Terms of the deal were not available.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Florida Marlins and New York Mets
    Sept. 15, 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...
  • In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis.
    Vikings reinstate Adrian Peterson despite abuse charge
    Sept. 15, 2014
    The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision ...
  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson laughs with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during a TV interview after Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8.
    Next week’s opening lines: Super Bowl rematch between Broncos, Seahawks highlights Week 3 in NFL
    Sept. 14, 2014
    When they met in last season’s Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos were a small betting favorite against the Seattle Seahawks. A rematch of the Super Bowl highlights the Week 3 schedule next Sunday in the NFL. Seattle opened today in Las Vegas as four-point betting favorites against the visiting Broncos. The number was quickly bet to ...
  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, of the U.S. connects on Marcos Maidana of Argentina during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Beating Manny Pacquiao is all that’s left for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    Sept. 14, 2014
    There’s one fight left for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to take. Just one opponent for the pound-for-pound boxing king to square off against: Manny Pacquiao. It’s the fight most fans are desperate to see. Minutes after beating Marcos Maidana on Saturday for a second time in five months ...
  • An injured man is taken away on a gurney after a disturbance following the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Mayweather-Maidana rematch leads to another fan stampede at MGM Grand
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Fans streamed back into the arena about 9:20 p.m., as the crowd had largely emptied out of the venue. Hotel officials said initial reports of shots being fired and guns being drawn were false ...
  • UNLV receiver Devante Davis caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels' 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Rebels’ comeback comes up short in 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois
    Sept. 13, 2014
    There’s plenty for UNLV and its followers to dwell on if they so choose after tonight’s 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium. Most would probably start with the Rebels’ third-down defense, which allowed the Huskies to convert on 15-of-19 attempts. That sustained many of their long, methodical scoring drives ...
  • From left,  Moapa Valley High School football  players Andrew Huerta, Zach Hymas, Cole Mulcock and R.J. Hubert July 21, 2014.
    Moapa Valley, Del Sol win Saturday high school football makeup games
    Sept. 13, 2014
    The Moapa Valley High football team needed one half today against host Desert Pines to get going. You can’t blame the Pirates for the sluggish start, which resulted in a three-point halftime deficit ...
  • Boston College running back Myles Willis is tripped up by USC linebacker Michael Hutchings after picking up yardage during the first quarter of their NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Boston.
    Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31
    Sept. 13, 2014
    Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 190 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 — the Eagles' first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.
  • No. 12 UCLA survives for 20-17 win over Texas
    Sept. 13, 2014
    UCLA backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel threw two touchdown passes, including a 33-yarder to Jordan Payton with 3 minutes left, and the No. 12 Bruins avoided an upset with a 20-17 win over Texas on Saturday night.
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