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November 23, 2014

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    UNLV's Christian Wood, center, drives to the basket past Temple defenders during the second half of a game for third place in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in New York. UNLV defeated Temple 57-50.

    Wood carries Rebels past Owls in solid bounceback victory
    UNLV basketball: UNLV's sophomore forward registers new career highs in points (18) and rebounds (13) while leading UNLV to 57-50 victory against Temple
    Nov. 22, 2014
    The volume finally became too much for Christian Wood to ignore. Everyone from coach Dave Rice to senior guard Cody Doolin to the guys handing him water has told Wood what the Rebels need from him ...
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray avoids Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson, center, during the second half Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
    Las Vegas’ own DeMarco Murray making run at NFL record
    Nov. 23, 2014
    The Dallas Cowboys' star rusher has stayed healthy this year and is enjoying the best season of his career ...
  • UNLV coach Bobby Hauck, left, talks with running back Keith Whitely (28) during a timeout in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Honolulu.
    Was the clock operator to blame? UNLV loses at Hawaii on last play
    Nov. 23, 2014
    The UNLV football team has suffered more than its share of tough-to-stomach defeats in recent years. Today at Hawaii, the Rebels found another heart-breaking way to lose. ...
  • Moapa Valley players celebrate their win over Desert Pines in overtime for the Division I-A state high school football championship on Saturday, November 22, 2014. .
    Moapa Valley rallies to force overtime, beats Desert Pines for state championship
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Moapa Valley overcame a three-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter, shocking Desert Pines with one improbable play after the next to force overtime. The overtime lasted just two plays. Moapa Valley scored on the first play of its possession and Desert Pines fumbled on its first play ...
  • UCLA's Myles Jack, right, stiff-arms Southern California linebacker Hayes Pullard as he runs the ball Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif.
    Hundley leads No. 11 UCLA past No. 24 USC 38-20
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Brett Hundley passed for 326 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score, leading No. 11 UCLA past No. 24 Southern California 38-20 on Saturday night for the Bruins' third straight victory in the annual ...
  • UNLV's Dwayne Morgan, right, fouls Temple's Mark Williams during the first half of a game for third place in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in New York.
    Blog: Rebels bounce back from ugly loss with 57-50 win against Temple
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Christian Wood scored a career-high 18 points to go along with 13 rebounds and four blocks while leading UNLV to a 57-50 comeback victory against Temple that salvages the Rebels' trip out to Brooklyn.
  • Moapa Valley head coach Brent Lewis celebrates his team's win over Desert Pines with the trophy after being doused with ice water at the Division I-A state championship game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
    State Championship Live Blog: Down 3 TDs in fourth quarter, Moapa Valley storms back to win in OT
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Moapa Valley trailed Desert Pines by three touchdowns in the fourth quarter of the Division I-A state title game, but the Pirates came back and won 42-36 in overtime ...
  • Oklahoma's Samaje Perine sprints toward the end zone on a touchdown run ahead of Kansas' Ben Heeney (31) and Ben Goodman (93) in the second quarter in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
    Oklahoma’s Perine rushes for 427 yards, breaking record set one week ago
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine set a major college record by running for 427 yards in a driving rainstorm, scoring five touchdowns and leading the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.
  • Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion (4) throws a pass against California during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
    Vegas Play of the Day: Oregon State at Washington
    Nov. 22, 2014
    In keeping with the Pac-12 theme established yesterday, let’s get to one more game that wasn’t touched on in the college football by the odds column with the South Point-lined, $10,000 starting bankrolled Play of the Day. ...
  • The Atlanta Falcons huddle before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The Falcons won 19-17.
    Week 12 NFL picks and game of the week for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Nov. 22, 2014
    A parlay placed at the beginning of the season tying the Atlanta Falcons winning the NFC South to the Cleveland Browns taking the AFC North would ...
  • Liberty's Spencer Wilson #8 breaks free on a long touchdown run over Basic at the Sunrise Regional championship game on Friday, November 21, 2014.
    Kings of the Sunrise: Liberty wins fifth straight regional crown, advances to face Gorman
    Nov. 21, 2014
    As players started heading back to the locker room, the Liberty High football team’s coaching staff gathered for a celebratory photo. They each raised one hand in the air, playfully waving five fingers to signal the Patriots’ fifth straight Sunrise Regional championship. The Patriots beat visiting Basic 28-16 today for the title partially because of adjustment coaches made at halftime. ...
  • Gaels tight end Alize Jones (8) evades a Bingham Utah High tackler during the fourth quarter at Fertitta Field on Friday night.
    Bishop Gorman mauls Arbor View to win sixth consecutive regional championship
    Nov. 21, 2014
    A red cape should have replaced the traditional horns on Arbor View’s helmets Friday night. In the football team’s first-ever appearance in the Sunset Region championship game ...
  • In this Nov. 18, 2014 photo, Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao, right, trains at the Cotai Arena Gym of the Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau. Pacquiao and Chris Algieri of the United States are scheduled to meet in a title fight on Sunday, Nov. 23, in Macau.
    Pacquiao in need of signature win against Algieri
    Nov. 21, 2014
    Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez. It's also a risky business ...
  • UNLV's Christian Wood, center, fights Stanford defenders for a rebound in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Stanford defeated UNLV 89-60.
    Stanford takes UNLV to school in Brooklyn beatdown
    Nov. 21, 2014
    If someone stumbled into the Barclays Center tonight and witnessed the game of basketball for the first time in their life, they would be able to explain, without a doubt, that Stanford played this game better in every way, shape and form than UNLV. You didn’t need nuance or depth to call this 89-60 UNLV loss what it was ...
  • Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
    Judge denies sports betting in New Jersey
    Nov. 21, 2014
    A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state's struggling horse racing and ...
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