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April 1, 2015

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    Ronald McDonald serves food to Findlay Prep players during a send-off party for three local basketball players at McDonald's, 6690 S. Rainbow Blvd., Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The players were selected for the McDonald's All-American high school basketball game in Chicago on April 1.

    Findlay Prep off to New York in search of first national title since 2012
    High School Basketball: The Pilots (28-2) are the No. 6 seed in the Dick's High School Nationals. Their first game airs Thursday at 9 a.m. Las Vegas time on ESPNU
    April 1, 2015
    Amid all the changes at the top, Findlay Prep has kept on winning. Just how successful the Pilots have been with their fourth different coach in four seasons, though, depends on your perspective.
  • Bishop Gorman's Nick Blair (23) fights for position inside of Palo Verde's Jameel Garcia-Williams (35) during the NIAA Division 1 State Basketball Championships on Friday, February, 27, 2015.
    Gorman's Nick Blair finds college basketball home at Idaho
    April 1, 2015
    He’s considered one of the best dunkers in all of Las Vegas high school basketball. ...
  • Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin passes a ball during practice at training camp Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trailblazers
    April 1, 2015
    The Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point and $10,000 starting bankrolls, pivots away from college basketball and back to the NBA for the first time in weeks. ...
  • In this Feb. 23, 2015, photo, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey does stretching exercises during a spring training workout in Dunedin, Fla. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday, April 5, 2015, will break the $4 million barrier for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts by the Associated Press.
    Study projects average MLB salary to top $4 million
    March 31, 2015
    Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million benchmark for the first time, according to ...
  • Northern Arizona guard Aaseem Dixon (1) goes up for a shot against Xavier forward Sean O'Mara (54) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 90-63.
    Vegas Play of the Day: NJIT at Northern Arizona
    March 31, 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 ...
  • Northern Arizona guard Aaseem Dixon (1) goes up for a shot against Xavier forward Sean O'Mara (54) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 90-63.
    Local products fuel Northern Arizona basketball’s wild postseason run
    March 31, 2015
    A college basketball player from Centennial High, his teammate from Palo Verde and their coach from Durango are in the middle of a postseason run of a lifetime ...
  • Tysson Poots (19), right, catches a ball knocked loose from Jomo Wilson (15) during the Outlaws' inaugural game against the San Jose SaberCats at the Thomas & Mack Center Monday, March 30, 2015.
    Las Vegas Outlaws lose first game after slow start
    March 31, 2015
    Tysson Poots, a Coronado High product, had three touchdowns for Las Vegas to highlight the comeback effort ...
  • UNLV head coach Dave Rice talks with UNLV guard Dantley Walker (30) coming off the court after some good play during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, December 27, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
    Walker will transfer while UNLV awaits official decisions from Vaughn, Wood
    March 30, 2015
    While awaiting official decisions from freshman Rashad Vaughn and sophomore Christian Wood, who are both considering leaving for the NBA Draft ...
  • In this Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (77) takes batting practice during spring training baseball practice in Mesa, Ariz.
    Las Vegas native Kris Bryant sent to minors by Chicago Cubs
    March 30, 2015
    Third baseman Kris Bryant has been reassigned to the Chicago Cubs' minor league camp despite hitting .425 in spring training with nine homers and 15 RBIs in 40 at-bats. If Bryant spends 12 or more days in the minor leagues, Chicago would delay him from becoming eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season. Bryant was slowed defensively in the middle of camp by ...
  • NFL suspends Browns GM for sending texts to sideline during games
    March 30, 2015
    The NFL sent a tough message to Browns general manager Ray Farmer for texting. However, the league didn't delete any of Cleveland's precious draft picks. Farmer has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for ...
  • UNLV Rebels running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence (33) scores during UNLVs game against the Northern Illinois Huskies bring the game to 32 Rebels & 34 Huskies  at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    UNLV football product breaks CFL Combine record in 40-yard dash
    March 30, 2015
    Anyone who followed UNLV football the past few seasons already knew running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence had this kind of speed. ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Louisiana Monroe at Loyola-Chicago
    March 30, 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 ...
  • Duke's Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones (5) celebrate after a college basketball regional final game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Houston. Duke won 66-52.
    Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga
    March 29, 2015
    A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four, a record-matching 12th for coach Mike Krzyzewski, after a ...
  • Michigan State's Travis Trice looks up after the regional final against Louisville in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Michigan State won 76-70.
    Spartans Final Four-bound after beating Louisville in overtime
    March 29, 2015
    Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State's 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves
    March 29, 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 ...
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