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October 5, 2015

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    UNLV’s Coach Tony Sanchez celebrates his first Fremont Cannon win during the Mountain West game between the UNLV Rebels and the UNR Wolfpack at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada.

    Bern's-Eye View: Mountain West's weakness could be UNLV's strength
    Oct. 5, 2015
    Today is the first official day of UNLV basketball practice, which often means it’s the unofficial end of football season for many in town. Somewhat surprisingly, that’s not really the case this year.
  • St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, front, eludes the reach of Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.
    Rams' Gurley, Foles hand Cardinals first loss, 24-22
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Todd Gurley rushed for all but five of 146 yards in the second half and the St. Louis Rams held on to hand the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season, 24-22 on Sunday.
  • Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers, right, is tackled by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Kenneth Acker during the second half of an NFL game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.
    Rodgers leads Packers past 49ers, Green Bay stays undefeated
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Once Aaron Rodgers and Co. warmed up in the second half, the Green Bay Packers kept their unbeaten start rolling. Rodgers passed for 224 yards and a touchdown, ran 17 yards to set up a key second-half score, and the Packers beat the hapless San Francisco 49ers 17-3 on Sunday for their first 4-0 start in four years.
  • San Diego Chargers kicker Josh Lambo (2) watches his game-winning field goal against the Cleveland Browns during the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in San Diego.
    Lambo's field goal as time expires lifts Bolts over Browns
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Given a second chance due to a penalty, rookie Josh Lambo kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the San Diego Chargers to a 30-27 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, snapping a two-game losing streak.
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, left, passes the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.
    Cousins’ late TD pass lifts Redskins over Eagles 23-20
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Kirk Cousins avoided the turnover bug and came up big in the clutch. Cousins threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon with 26 seconds left Sunday to give the Washington Redskins a 23-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, right, from Russia, pauses on the ice in the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Boston Bruins on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1 in a shootout.
    NHL players to watch: Ovechkin, Crosby, Kane, Stamkos, Price
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have won five of the last nine Hart Trophies and are the only active players to win multiple MVP awards. Team success, though, has been elusive for both lately and for Ovechkin throughout his career.
  • The New York Jets’ Brandon Marshall, right, fends off the Miami Dolphins’ Reshad Jones during the NFL game between the Jets and Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in London, England.
    Ivory, Fitzpatrick lead Jets over Dolphins 27-14 at Wembley
    Oct. 4, 2015
    The New York Jets piled up the yards, both good and bad, and got the win it came for. The Jets (3-1) gained 425 yards of total offense, including a career-high 166 for running back Chris Ivory, in a 27-14 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
  • A Denver Broncos fan watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Denver.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos
    Oct. 4, 2015
    If I’m going down in the Play of the Day — and all evidence points that way with a horrendous last few months since we restarted — then I’m going down swinging. It’s time to gamble with bigger bets to either crawl back into this competition or bottom out of it. ...
  • Jonathon “Cisco” Cosio on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Sport Center of Las Vegas.
    Teenager kicking his career into high gear
    Oct. 4, 2015
    The lights are dim inside One Kick’s Gym on East Sunset Road, where Jonathan Cosio dances around the boxing ring. He bounces off the red, elastic ropes and shuffles his feet precisely while winging punches, kicks, knees and elbows from all angles. There’s no opponent. Jonathan is only warming up. But it’s already clear the boxing ring is where he belongs. He’s only 15 years old, but the Silverado High School freshman already has his eyes on UFC gold. For now, that goal will have to wait, as the young fighter climbs the ranks of the Muay Thai ...
  • Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his interception against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.
    Week 4 NFL game of the week and picks for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Bled dry from the early spate of NFL games last Sunday, sports books needed better results in the afternoon kickoffs to keep from falling deeper into the financial desert. The San Francisco 49ers, 7-point underdogs at ...
  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer, second from left, celebrates his no hitter against the New York Mets with teammates, catcher Wilson Ramos (40), Dan Uggla (26), and Clint Robinson (25) in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in New York. The Nationals won 2-0
    Scherzer throws his 2nd no-hitter this year, Nats sweep Mets
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw one of the most dominant games in baseball history — pitching his second no-hitter of the season and striking out a team-record 17 — and then vowed he wasn't done.
  • UNLV's Ryan McAleenan (56) celebrates his pick six during the Mountain West game between the UNLV Rebels and the UNR Wolfpack at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada.
    Paint it red: Rebels take Fremont Cannon back to Las Vegas with 23-17 win
    Oct. 3, 2015
    When everything was against them, when ‘Here we go again’ could be read on the face of some amongst the red-clad section at Mackay Stadium, UNLV’s Jeremiah Valoaga stuck up his left hand and stopped UNR’s momentum like a crossing guard halting traffic. Valoaga …
  • Townley wins NASCAR Truck race at Las Vegas
    Oct. 3, 2015
    John Wes Townley won the NASCAR Camping World Truck race Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, an event marred by Austin Theriault's head-on crash into a wall.
  • UNLV football players celebrate with the Fremont Cannon after beating UNR 23-17 on Saturday, Oct. 3 2015.
    Yunker, once with UNR, helps Rebels win back Fremont Cannon
    Oct. 3, 2015
    He once celebrated when the UNLV football team lost to rival UNR. He was there when the blue Fremont Cannon was wheeled into the locker room, and hooted and hollered with teammates as they rejoiced beating their rivals. But Logan Yunker, a Las Vegas kid, didn’t feel completely right.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers against the San Diego Padres.
    Greinke, Dodgers top Padres 2-1 to clinch home field in NLDS
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Zack Greinke earned the NL ERA title and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night to clinch home-field advantage in their upcoming playoff series against the New York Mets.
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