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    UCLA takes on Arizona State during their Pac-12 Basketball Tournament game Thursday, March 14, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Rebels’ first game on the Strip adds another local venue to their history
    UNLV Basketball:
    Dec. 19, 2014
    That it took this long is a story all to itself, but on Saturday two Las Vegas institutions will finally meet when UNLV basketball plays its first-ever game on the Strip.The Rebels (7-2) are taking on No. 14 Utah (7-2) in the nightcap of the ...
  • Bishop Gorman's Biaggio Walsh (7) on his way to the end zone for one of his touchdowns during the NIAA State Championship game against the Reed Raiders at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
    Legislator wants Bishop Gorman banned from football playoffs
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Assemblyman Harvey Munford, D-Las Vegas, has proposed a bill-draft for the 2015 Legislature that would ban the Bishop Gorman football program for the state-championship playoffs ...
  • Mojave HS: Jordan Glenn, Daryl Adams, Malik Abbott
    Here come the Runnin' Rattlers: Mojave basketball transforms into winner
    Dec. 19, 2014
    In Colin Darfour’s first season coaching the Mojave High basketball team, the Rattlers won five games. Three seasons later, the Rattlers are expected to contend for ...
  • Marshall's Rakeem Cato (12) runs the ball during an NCAA football game against Rice in Huntington, W.Va., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)
    Bowl Pick ’em Against the Spread Part 1
    Dec. 19, 2014
    An unintended, and perhaps unpredictable, benefit of the new college football playoff is a more balanced helping of bowl games. Plucking the top four teams into their own bracket has drastically altered the postseason landscape for the first time in 15 years. ...
  • Utah running back Bubba Poole (34) during warmups for an NCAA college football game against UCLA Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif.
    Bubba Poole adapting to new role with Utah ahead of Las Vegas Bowl
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Unease washed over James “Bubba” Poole a few times Wednesday afternoon as he trotted up and down the Bishop Gorman football field during one of Utah’s Las Vegas Bowl practices. Bad memories flooded, as the Cimarron-Memorial graduate hadn’t felt Gorman’s turf since the night that ended his high-school football career more than five years ago. ...
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
    Dec. 18, 2014
    The deal gives Dallas a pass-first point guard and gives Dirk Nowitzki a chance at another title. The Mavericks also get forward Dwight Powell in the deal ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
    Dec. 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 ...
  • Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with fans after the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.
    Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 16 winners against the spread
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Like putting a microphone in front of Richard Sherman postgame on a football field, the Seattle Seahawks are making a scene in Las Vegas sports books. The defending Super Bowl champions ...
  • UNLV guards Patrick McCaw and Cody Doolin celebrate their 75-73 overtime win over Portland on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games
    Dec. 17, 2014
    He could describe exactly what transpired, yet Cody Doolin wasn’t sure it actually happened. “I don’t really remember. Maybe I blacked out,” Doolin said after accurately describing the play that sent UNLV into ...
  • UNLV forward Christian Wood blocks a shot by Portland guard Bryce Pressley with UNLV teammate Goodluck Okonoboh assisting during their game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
    Instant Analysis: This could be signature victory Rebels needed
    Dec. 17, 2014
    The Rebels trailed by eight points with about 3:30 remaining against visiting Portland, but rallied to force overtime and grabbed a momentum-building ...
  • In this June 16, 2013, photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig watches from the dugout during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Twenty-five Cuban-born players appeared in the major leagues this year, a group that includes outfielders Puig and Yoenys Cespedes, and hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman.
    For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
    Dec. 17, 2014
    Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba. "It's absolutely a natural, just as the Dominican was and Venezuela. You go to where the talent is," the former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager said ...
  • UNLV forward Christian Wood blocks a shot by Portland guard Bryce Pressley with UNLV teammate Goodluck Okonoboh assisting during their game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
    Blog: Doolin leads UNLV to thrilling 75-73 overtime victory vs. Portland
    Dec. 17, 2014
    Cody Doolin saved UNLV, twice, and his final drive was the decisive one in a 75-73 overtime victory against Portland that saved UNLV from an ugly loss ahead of a brutal schedule that starts Saturday against No. 13 Utah.
  • In this Sept. 28, 2013, photo, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls a time out in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game against Virginia in Pittsburgh.
    Wisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach
    Dec. 17, 2014
    The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: James Madison at Ball State
    Dec. 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.
    City Council approves funding for Las Vegas soccer stadium
    Dec. 17, 2014
    A split Las Vegas City Council approved public funding today for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium, marking a major turning point in the yearlong debate ...
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