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September 19, 2014

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    Mikayla Whitmore

    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.

    Four years after trying to get an offer from Houston, Davis returns as a Rebel
    UNLV football:
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Reminders of Devante Davis’ past will pop up all over the stands and field Saturday at Houston’s TDECU Stadium. If he’s not careful that past might collide with his present in the form of Cougars senior linebacker and childhood friend Derrick Mathews.
  • Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles (43) reacts after scoring on a 19-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Week 3 NFL picks and game of the week for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Sept. 19, 2014
    The Denver Broncos are the surest bet to win their division in the NFL this year. The league’s second-most likely team to host a playoff game after the first two weeks of the season is less obvious...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts his glove toward a video camera during a media workout at his gym Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Behind Mayweather is rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.
    Mayweather called before athletic commission
    Sept. 18, 2014
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered pound-for-pound king and licensed promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Auburn at Kansas State
    Sept. 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 ...
  • Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer to the 4th Avenue Jail after his arrest Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Phoenix.
    Police: Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife
    Sept. 18, 2014
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after ...
  • Rebels’ class of 2015 target might announce decision sooner than expected
    Sept. 18, 2014
    UNLV might get an answer from one of its top class of 2015 targets sooner than expected, as Indiana guard Jalen Coleman moved up his visit to Illinois to this weekend.
  • Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay, bottom, is tackled by Buffalo Bills cornerback Corey Graham during the second half of an NFL game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
    Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 3 winners against the spread
    Sept. 18, 2014
    The Talking Points blog is feeling a kinship with the Buffalo Bills. No one expected either of us to start the season like this. The lowly perceived Bills won their first two games as underdogs to become the most surprising 2-0 team in the NFL. The blog has churned out a scorching 20-11-1 overall record picking every game in the NFL ...
  • In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Patrick Dempsey sits in his Porsche 911 RSR during a warm up session of the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race in Le Mans, western France.
    Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Patrick Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. Dempsey didn't need the science instrument to set his sights on the object he really wanted ...
  • Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Gerald Hodges, left, during a 1-yard touchdown run in the first half of an NFL preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Minneapolis.
    Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest
    Sept. 17, 2014
    The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon. By evening, citing "the serious nature of these allegations," the team had deactivated ...
  • Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy smiles at fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
    Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster
    Sept. 17, 2014
    The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue to ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels
    Sept. 17, 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 ...
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Developer: Proposed stadium not viable without city chipping in $3M a year
    Sept. 17, 2014
    A downtown soccer stadium isn’t financially viable without a $3 million annual contribution from the city, a developer for the project said. The response came from Port Telles of ...
  • Sierra Vista High's Andrew Peterson.
    Sun Player of the Week: Sierra Vista's Peterson finds multiple ways to score
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Sierra Vista High senior Andrew Peterson hadn’t recorded an interception in nearly five seasons of football before Friday ...
  • 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 place Adrian Peterson on exempt list
    Sept. 16, 2014
    The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while ...
  • Washington Nationals teammates including Drew Storen, center, celebrate their NL East division win after a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlanta. Washington won 3-0 to clinch their division.
    Nats, Harper beat Braves to clinch another NL East title
    Sept. 16, 2014
    The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field. They were saving the real celebration for ...
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