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April 26, 2015

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    Greg Floyd Jr., left, practices with the Las Vegas Knicks AAU team at Clark High School Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Floyd, a sophomore at Desert Pines High School, picked up a basketball scholarship offer this week from UNLV.

    Desert Pines sophomore getting bigger in the recruiting world
    UNLV Basketball: Greg Floyd Jr., a 6-foot-7 guard, has scholarship offers from more than a dozen schools, including UNLV
    April 25, 2015
    When you’re 6-foot-7 with the skillset of a guard, you won’t stay under the radar for long. Still, Desert Pines High sophomore Greg Floyd Jr. wasn’t quite expecting this. In the past couple of weeks, Floyd has picked up more than a dozen scholarship offers, including ...
  • Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley grimaces in pain on the floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return. The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0.
    Memphis point guard Conley to miss Game 4 in Portland
    April 26, 2015
    Memphis point guard Mike Conley will not play Monday night in Game 4 of the Grizzlies' playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers because of a facial injury. The team said Sunday that Conley was returning to Memphis for additional evaluation.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and San Antonio Spurs’ Boris Diaw battle for a rebound during the second half of Game 4 in the NBA first-round playoff series Sunday, April 26, 2015, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 114-105.
    Chris Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs
    April 26, 2015
    The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their first-round ...
  • Kurt Busch, second from left, stands with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
    Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory
    April 26, 2015
    Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, where Busch hoped his victory Sunday at Richmond International Raceway will help him close one of the messiest chapters of his volatile career.
  • Oregon's Marcus Mariota throws for NFL football scouts during Pro Day at the University of Oregon on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Eugene, Ore.
    Will Mariota be worth a major investment?
    April 26, 2015
    Whether a franchise with a top-six pick chooses Marcus Mariota or another organization further down the board like the Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers or St. Louis Rams trades up to select him, someone is expected to make a major investment in the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from the University of Oregon shortly after the NFL draft begins Thursday night.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, takes a shot at the basket as Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass looks on in the third quarter of a first-round NBA playoff game in Boston on Sunday, April 26, 2015. The Cavaliers won 101-93 to complete a first-round sweep of the Celtics.
    Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory
    April 26, 2015
    LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards
    April 26, 2015
    Teams facing elimination in the NBA Playoffs are 1-1 straight-up and against the spread after the first pair of instances Saturday. ...
  • On April 21, 2015, posters and other merchandise for the upcoming boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are for sale at a store along the Strip in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels.
    Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight
    April 25, 2015
    Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cardinals at Brewers
    April 25, 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 ...
  • Legacy High defensive end Derriyon Shaw.
    Georgia transfer enhances Legacy High football’s defense
    April 25, 2015
    It’s every high school football coach’s dream: There’s a new kid walking around campus, a move-in from another state, and he’s put together well. He wants to join your program ...
  • New York Mets prospect Steven Matz pitches against the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game in Lakeland, Fla., on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
    51s blow out Reno behind top prospect Matz, return to Cashman Field on Saturday
    April 24, 2015
    Top pitching prospect Steven Matz had a no hitter through six innings for the Las Vegas 51s today ...
  • Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon laugh before a spring training baseball exhibition game in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, March 26, 2015.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds
    April 24, 2015
    I’m so ice cold in the South Point-lined Play of the Day, which started with $10,000 bankrolls, that I should have switched to hockey today. ...
  • Flyweight champion fighter Demetrious Johnson answers a question during UFC 178 media day at the MGM Grand Arena on Thursday, September 25, 2014. .
    UFC 186 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    April 24, 2015
    Demetrious Johnson turned heads this week when he declared himself a more dominant champion than Ronda Rousey. While many people’s immediate reaction was to discredit the UFC flyweight champion, the betting market actually validates his claim that he’s at least on the same level as the women’s bantamweight superstar. ...
  • Trainer John Roberts is pictured at Johnny Tocco's Ringside Gym near downtown Las Vegas, where big names in fighting have come over the years to spar and train for prize-fights.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight
    April 24, 2015
    At Johnny Tocco's, a one-story building that reeks of man-sweat, violence and hard work, the athletes who live to punch have their chosen one: It's Floyd Mayweather Jr., whose …
  • Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
    At last! Mayweather and Pacquiao finally squaring off
    April 24, 2015
    Big barely describes the bout between the two best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.
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