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July 28, 2014

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    Members of the media and the USA Olympic basketball team take over UNLV's Mendenhall Center Friday, July 6, 2012.

    Rice happy to lend Mendenhall Center to Team USA Basketball
    Rebels basketball:
    July 28, 2014
    This week, and only this week, a college coach other than UNLV’s Dave Rice will have free reign of the Mendenhall Center, UNLV’s two-and-a-half year old basketball training facility. Starting today ...
  • The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose speaks with the media after a USA Basketball minicamp practice Monday, July 28, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Rose returns as U.S. basketball team opens camp
    July 28, 2014
    Derrick Rose says he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard's rigorous play on Monday during the U.S. basketball team's first practice in Las Vegas dictated otherwise. "I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ...
  • Fans rush the court and UNLV guard Kevin Kruger following the Rebels' 60-50 victory over Air Force at the Thomas & Mack Center on Feb. 20, 2007.
    Former Rebel guard joins coaching staff at Northern Arizona
    July 28, 2014
    Former Rebel Kevin Kruger is leaving his father’s staff at Oklahoma to become an assistant at Northern Arizona, Kruger announced via Twitter earlier today.
  • With her attorney Pierce O'Donnell, right, Shelly Sterling, center, talks to reporters after a judge ruled in her favor and against her estranged husband, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA basketball team, outside Los Angeles Superior Court, Monday, July 28, 2014.
    Judge OKs record-setting $2 billion sale of Clippers
    July 28, 2014
    A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants
    July 28, 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 ...
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox and Greg Maddux hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y.
    Greg Maddux among players enshrined in Hall of Fame
    July 28, 2014
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and ...
  • A chocolate ring box filled with chocolates from JinJu Chocolates Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
    Chocolatier makes move to Container Park; grocery chain Sprouts up across valley
    July 28, 2014
    JinJu Chocolates stirs up sweet offerings in its new downtown home as a coffee and doughnut heavyweight opens a new Las Vegas location. Also around town, a growing grocery chain is celebrating its newest location, and ...
  • Long ball from Matt Reynolds helps 51s beat Salt Lake
    July 27, 2014
    Matt Reynolds’ three-run home run in the seventh inning today helped the Las Vegas 51s beat ...
  • Tiger Woods chips out of a sand trap on the ninth fairway during the first round of the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Bethesda, Md.
    Tiger Woods pays price, learns lesson from physical invincibility of his youth
    July 27, 2014
    When he was young, Tiger Woods trained more like a triathlete than a golfer. Yet, as he continued to come back — from three knee surgeries, including reconstruction in June 2008 from injuries to both ACLs, from a bulging disc in 2010 — Woods never lost his air of physical invincibility. His body was sending him signals that Woods failed to heed.
  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly directs practice as quarterback Michael Vick, left, and Matt Barkley run a drill during NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Philadelphia.
    Chip Kelly’s greatest success came off the field at Oregon
    July 27, 2014
    The offseason before Chip Kelly’s second year at Oregon was all “turmoil and disaster,” the way Mark Saltveit, author of “The Tao of Chip Kelly,” recalls it. The New York Times sent a reporter to spring practice to chronicle “a program run amok.” Yet, when the duck feathers settled that fall, Kelly’s team — ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll at one point in October, for the first time in school history — had gone 12-0 during the 2010 regular season
  • Stacy Bromberg throws during a meeting of the Las Vegas Darts league Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Crowbar.
    The point of darts: Spirited competition, sure, but also camaraderie
    July 27, 2014
    David Flowers receives a message on Facebook from a friend challenging him to a game of darts. They agree to play in an hour. But his challenger isn’t a member of his local leagues. Technology is shrinking the world of darts and making it easier to enjoy a game against someone half the world away. “This game is for everybody,” said Stacy Bromberg, who heads Las Vegas Darts and is a multiple-time Women’s World Darts champion. “You don’t have to be physically fit to play. You don’t have to spend days practicing ...
  • UNLV junior wide receiver Devante Davis catches his third touchdown in a 31-21 victory over Central Michigan at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
    Is momentum on UNLV’s sideline?
    July 27, 2014
    Mountain West Conference Media Day was last week, and UNLV wasn't picked to win its division — but it wasn't picked to finish last, either. Here's how our reporters view the upcoming season for the Rebels, who are looking to play in consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Nationals at Reds
    July 27, 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 ...
  • 51s can’t overcome bad 8th inning, fall to Salt Lake
    July 26, 2014
    A late-innings meltdown doomed the Las Vegas 51s to a 5-2 loss to Salt Lake today at Cashman Field
  • Robbie Lawler, top, punches Matt Brown during the fourth round of a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lawler won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    Robbie Lawler wins slugfest with Matt Brown to earn UFC welterweight title shot
    July 26, 2014
    Robbie Lawler will get the rematch he so desperately wanted. Lawler went the distance today against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, Calif., winning the slugfest by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) in the welterweight elimination fight. ...
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