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March 6, 2015

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    L.E. Baskow

    UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (2) is escorted off the court by team trainer Dave Tomcheck after he sustained a head injury in the San Diego State game at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

    Familiar pain as Rebels down another man in yet another close loss vs. SDSU
    UNLV Basketball:
    March 5, 2015
    The Rebels gave themselves a chance, and after emerging star Pat McCaw went down early in the second half that’s more than some would have given them. But San Diego State isn’t going to apologize for beating the Rebels short-handed. The Aztecs won’t feel bad about escaping the Thomas & Mack Center with ...
  • In this Jan. 27, 2015, photo, Ngoty, the adopted daughter of coach Joanne Boyle, gives a kiss to Aliyah Huland El after a practice of the Virginia women's basketball team in Charlottesville, Va. With recruiting and film study, meetings and practice, games at home and on the road, Boyle's basketball life didn't allow her to slow down. The solution: Ngoty would be part of the team, too.
    Coach’s adopted toddler builds life with hoops team
    March 5, 2015
    Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home ...
  • Craig Sager, left, gets a hug from Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters, right, before the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sager returns to broadcasting as a sideline reporter for TNT tonight at the Bulls game in Chicago. He’s been out all season recovering from leukemia, Thursday, March 5, 2015.
    Announcer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline
    March 5, 2015
    Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. The sideline reporter worked Oklahoma City's game against Chicago for TNT, 11 months after ...
  • In this combination of file photos, Floyd Mayweather Jr. prepares to spar at a gym in East London on May 22, 2009, and Manny Pacquiao weighs in for a junior welterweight boxing match against Ricky Hatton on May 1, 2009, in Las Vegas.
    Pacquiao’s trainer says Mayweather ‘disrespectful,’ must be beaten
    March 5, 2015
    Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before ...
  • Bishop Gorman player Stephen Zimmerman (33) makes a big dunk versus Palo Verde during the Sunset Regional championship high school basketball game on Friday, February, 20, 2015.
    Pair of local players named to Jordan Brand Classic game in Chicago
    March 5, 2015
    Bishop Gorman High’s Stephen Zimmerman and Findlay Prep’s Allonzo Trier will have another all-star game on their resumes.
  • In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch talks to his crew in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.
    Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch
    March 5, 2015
    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. The decision by the state attorney general's office ends ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Bradley vs. Drake
    March 5, 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 ...
  • UNLV guard Patrick McCaw lies on the court with concussion-like symptoms after taking a hard shot against San Diego State at the Thomas & Mack Center, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
    Rebels down to six scholarship players as McCaw sidelined with concussion
    March 5, 2015
    When freshman Rashad Vaughn went down with a knee injury, one of the main guys to fill in his scoring role was fellow freshman Pat McCaw. Now UNLV will be without both of them heading into Saturday’s regular season finale at San Jose State.
  • UNLV guard Patrick McCaw lies on the court with concussion-like symptoms after taking a hard shot against San Diego State at the Thomas & Mack Center, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
    Instant Analysis: Down to 6 players, UNLV’s effort can’t be overshadowed in defeat
    March 4, 2015
    The Rebels lost one player to a head injury early in the second half while another played with a banged-up hand. Two others were in street clothes recovering from knee surgery. Down to just six scholarship players, including one who picked up four fouls with about 10 minutes remaining, the Rebels deserve credit ...
  • In this May 7, 2014, file photo, FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez, second from left, and Dallas' Matt Hedges, left, watch as Seattle Sounders' Zach Scott (20) and Chad Marshall, right, go for a header as Sounders' Obafemi Martins, third from left, looks on during an MLS soccer match in Seattle.
    MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract
    March 4, 2015
    Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener ...
  • UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan takes a shot over San Diego State forward Angelo Chol at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
    Blog: O’Brien leads SDSU as UNLV falls 60-58 in regular season home finale
    March 4, 2015
    San Diego State's JJ O'Brien drove past UNLV's bigs for his final basket and his career-high 22nd points that turned out to be the biggest shot in San Diego State holding on for a 60-58 victory against UNLV tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels drop to 16-14 overall and 7-10 in Mountain West play.
  • Utah State's Sean Harris moves the ball as UNLV's Patrick McCaw defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Logan, Utah.
    Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 17
    March 4, 2015
    Here we are, the final week of regular season games in the 2014-15 college basketball season. As usual it feels like it flew by and yet I would never want to go back because the end of the regular season means the start of the best time of year for this sport.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Tennessee at LSU
    March 4, 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 a $10,000 bankroll ...
  • Keith Thurman, right, of Clearwater, Fla. celebrates after defeating Leonard Bundu of Italy in their interim WBA welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday Dec. 13, 2014.
    Boxing’s return to network television this weekend invigorates fighters
    March 4, 2015
    The biggest gamble at the MGM Grand this weekend will take place a studio walk away from the casino floor. The most powerful man in boxing, mega-manager Al Haymon, debuts his new ...
  • Coronado High graduate Tysson Poots, center, signs a contract with the Las Vegas Outlaws of the Arena Football Leagues. Bob Hewko, one of the Outlaws' owners, is left. Team official Sean Coen is pictured at right.
    Coronado High product Poots will be face of new Las Vegas arena football team
    March 4, 2015
    He left the best team in the Arena Football League for the opportunity to return to his hometown and play for a first-year franchise. Tysson Poots, a Coronado High graduate, will be one of the faces of the Las Vegas Outlaws ...
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