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January 25, 2015

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  • Vegas Play of the Day: Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors
    Jan. 23, 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 ...
  • Seattle Seahawks' Steven Hauschka warms up with Jon Ryan (9) before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
    Pro sports bettors fired large on these five Super Bowl prop wagers
    Jan. 23, 2015
    The Super Bowl proposition wagers at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook were akin to high-end bait Thursday night. Superbook Manager Ed Salmons dumped a shipload of betting options on next Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots into ...
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Brady said Thursday that he did not know how New England ended up using underinflated balls in its win Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game.
    Full list of Super Bowl 49 prop bets from Westgate Las Vegas Superbook
    Jan. 23, 2015
    The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook isn’t offering an over/under total on the air pressure of the footballs used in Super Bowl 49. That’s one of the only parts of next Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., that gamblers can’t wager on at the world’s largest sports book. ...
  • New Mexico guard Jordan Goodman (2) gets off a shot just past UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
    Rebels’ late-game execution plaguing them in narrow league losses
    Jan. 23, 2015
    One of the keys to the Rebels’ recent losses has been their performance down the stretch. Whether it was botching offensive sets or more often ...
  • From Left: Bishop Gorman HS: Nick Blair, Chase Jeter, and Stephen Zimmerman..Findlay Prep: Horace Spencer, Justin Jackson and Allonzo Trier
    Gorman, Findlay Prep is ‘one of the best high school basketball rivalries in the country’
    Jan. 23, 2015
    They’ve spent most of the high school basketball season on airplanes and buses traveling across the nation to face top competition. Saturday ...
  • Fans cheer a play by the Seattle Seahawks as they watch Super Bowl XLVIII from Scooters Pub, 6200 S. Rainbow Blvd., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
    Gaming group: Illegal bets on Super Bowl will total $3.8 billion
    Jan. 22, 2015
    Americans will illegally wager 38 times more money on this year’s Super Bowl than they will legally in Nevada, the only state with full-fledged sports betting, according to ...
  • Heller urges swift action by NFL over deflated footballs
    Jan. 22, 2015
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is urging the National Football League to quickly address possible cheating after balls used in a weekend championship game were found to be ...
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Brady said Thursday that he did not know how New England ended up using underinflated balls in its win Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game.
    Brady, Belichick offer no explanation for deflated footballs
    Jan. 22, 2015
    The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Maryland at Indiana
    Jan. 22, 2015
    More than a year has passed but the South Point-lined Play of the Day is finally profitable as a collective. ...
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Petition deadline moved up for opponents of publicly funding stadium
    Jan. 22, 2015
    Opponents of a publicly funded downtown soccer stadium have one less day to gather the 8,000-plus signatures they’ll need to put the issue on the ballot. The Las Vegas city attorney said ...
  • Former UNLV player Shawn Marion retiring from basketball
    Jan. 22, 2015
  • Jeff Gordon at 2012 NASCAR Champion's Week's Fan Fest at Fremont Street Experience presented by Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
    Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season
    Jan. 22, 2015
    Jeff Gordon, the wildly popular four-time NASCAR champion, said Thursday he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season. The 43-year-old Gordon is coming off one of his best seasons in years. He won four times in 2014, including the Brickyard 400. Gordon did not officially call his decision a retirement because ...
  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reads from notes as he speaks during a news conference prior to a team practice in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Belichick addressed the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs.
    Patriots coach says he doesn’t know how balls were deflated
    Jan. 22, 2015
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions Thursday after saying he knew nothing about accusations that his team cheated with underinflated footballs in its win against the Colts in the AFC championship game. The NFL is investigating. "I had no knowledge of ...
  • UFC light heavyweight fighters Alexander Gustafsson, left, and Anthony Johnson pose during a UFC news conference at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. UFC president Dana White, center, looks on.
    UFC on Fox 14 main event will yield Jon Jones’ next opponent
    Jan. 22, 2015
    Interest in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, for better or for worse, has arguably reached an all-time high. The UFC 182 grudge match between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier stoked the flames of attention. ...
  • Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez and his team are presented the championship trophy after the state championship game Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno. Gorman defeated Reed High 70-28 for the Gaels' sixth state title in a row.
    Lieutenant governor: Don’t ban Gaels — beat them
    Jan. 22, 2015
    Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison spends part of his time as a volunteer coach for the Palo Verde High football team. His son is the varsity quarterback but doesn’t get to throw the ball that much. “Coach Hutch,” a Republican, has been asked on multiple occasions about the bill proposed for the 2015 Nevada Legislature to ...
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