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    Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.

    No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets
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    Aug. 31, 2014
    Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Miami at Louisville
    Sept. 1, 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 ...
  • New Orleans Saints cornerback Champ Bailey looks on before an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints after a difficult training camp, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback was the most notable name when NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 active players Saturday.
    Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts
    Aug. 31, 2014
    For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough. Jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints after a difficult training camp, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback was the most notable name when NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 active players Saturday.
  • Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York.
    Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in US Open quarters
    Aug. 31, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two years.
  • Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, center, celebrates with Tennessee defensive lineman Malik Brown (90) and his son, Alex Jones, after defeating South Carolina 23-21 in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Utah State at Tennessee
    Aug. 31, 2014
    I’ll generally try to avoid picking games in the South Point-lined Play of the Day, which started with bankrolls of $10,000, that I’ve already written about elsewhere...
  • Las Vegas' Justin Hausner leaps on home plate and celebrates with teammates Austin Kryszczuk, center, and Brad Stone after all three scored on a double by Drew Laspaluto off Chicago's Joshua Houston in the first inning of the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
    Las Vegas loves its Little League stars
    Aug. 31, 2014
    They gave us a reason to cheer. They made us proud to be Las Vegans. Mountain Ridge Little League of northwest Las Vegas was the first team from Nevada to qualify for the Little League World Series ...
  • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston leaps over guard Josue Matias as Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns, left, is unable to stop Winston from reaching the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
    Winston, Florida State hold off Oklahoma State 37-31 in opener
    Aug. 30, 2014
    Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run, and No. 1 Florida State held off Oklahoma State 37-31 to begin defending its national title. ...
  • From left, Mojave High School football  players Anthony Vereen, Moises Jaugerui and Frankie Contreras July 21, 2014.
    Mojave running back puts on a show at Idaho showcase
    Aug. 30, 2014
    The Mojave High football team scored touchdowns of more than 60 yards today on its initial two plays against Idaho’s Skyview at the Rocky Mountain Rumble at Idaho State ...
  • From left, Faith Lutheran High School football players John Molchon, Maxwell McPherson, Tyler Mahan and Austin Prather on July 21, 2014.
    Faith Lutheran blanked by Idaho power
    Aug. 30, 2014
    The Faith Lutheran High football team lost its season opener today 27-0 against two-time defending Idaho state champion Shelley during the Rocky Mountain Rumble at Idaho State ...
  • Georgia's Todd Gurley, left, breaks away from Clemson's Kyrin Priester to return a kickoff for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Athens, Ga.
    Todd Gurley leads Georgia past Clemson 45-21
    Aug. 30, 2014
    Todd Gurley ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score, and No. 12 Georgia gained some early style points in the national race with a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson ...
  • Members of the Mountain Ridge Little League team listen to coach Bob Kryszczuk during a ceremony at Las Vegas City Hall Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. After the ceremony, the team boarded an open-air Big Bus for a police-escorted parade down the Las Vegas Strip.
    Mayor, Tarkanian, fans honor Mountain Ridge Little League team
    Aug. 30, 2014
    Though they came up short in Williamsport, Pa., members of the Mountain Ridge Little League baseball team received a warm reception Saturday as hundreds of fans turned out to celebrate their historic run ...
  • Fajardo leads UNR to 28-19 win over Southern Utah
    Aug. 30, 2014
    Cody Fajardo threw for 303 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead UNR to a 28-19 win over Southern Utah in the season opener Saturday.
  • Penn State place kicker Sam Ficken kicks the game-winning field goal to beat Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic NCAA college football game in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Penn State beat UCF, 26-24.
    Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG
    Aug. 30, 2014
    Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland.
  • UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia at Scott Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va.
    No. 7 UCLA wins thanks to three defensive touchdowns
    Aug. 30, 2014
    UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and the No. 7 Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams Saturday.
  • St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam watches from the sideline in the second quarter of a preseason NFL game between the Rams and the New Orleans Saints on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in St. Louis.
    Rams cut Sam, first openly gay player drafted
    Aug. 30, 2014
    The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
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