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November 25, 2015

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  • Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race and the season title Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.
    Las Vegas’ Kyle Busch completes comeback to win first cup title
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in victory lane with the championship trophy. Busch completed the ultimate comeback Sunday night by winning his first career Sprint Cup title just nine months after a serious crash at Daytona ...
  • Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones (95) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) during the second half of an NFL game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Minneapolis.
    Rodgers, Packers beat Vikings 30-13 to even NFC North race
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers reminded the Minnesota Vikings whose division this has been this decade. Rodgers threw for 212 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, Datone Jones had two of Green Bay's six sacks and the Packers stopped a three-game losing streak with a convincing 30-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to pull even in the NFC North race.
  • Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls, left, pushes off San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite as he runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Seattle.
    Rawls runs for 209 yards as Seahawks beat 49ers 29-13
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Thomas Rawls chose to run defenders over rather than stepping out of bounds. Tyler Lockett bulled his tiny frame into the end zone carrying a San Francisco defender on his back. The Seattle Seahawks rediscovered part of their identity thanks to a pair of rookies in a 29-13 win over the 49ers on Sunday.
  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passes the ball Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, during the second half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Baltimore.
    Ravens quarterback Flacco out for year with left knee injury
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will miss the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee.
  • Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston, right, intercepts a pass thrown by San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in San Diego. Houston scored a touchdown on the play.
    Houston’s pick-6, Poe’s touchdown run carry Chiefs over Chargers
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Justin Houston intercepted Philip Rivers and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown, 346-pound defensive tackle Dontari Poe leaped over the pile for a 1-yard touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs embarrassed the free-falling San Diego Chargers 33-3 Sunday.
  • UNLV forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. greets young fans on the court after their close win over Cal Poly on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Zimmerman’s former suitors still smitten with Rebels’ freshman big man
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Once Stephen Zimmerman Jr. narrowed down his final five college choices, there was a 60 percent chance he’d be in Maui this week. The only question was his city of departure. Back in April, Zimmerman announced he would stay home and play for UNLV coach Dave Rice. Now ...
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston, right, passes Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia.
    Winston tosses 5 touchdown passes, Buccaneers defeat Eagles 45-17
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Jameis Winston and Doug Martin were an unstoppable combination. Winston tied a rookie record with five touchdown passes, Doug Martin ran for 235 yards and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 45-17 on Sunday.
  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws the ball Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, during the first half of an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla.
    Romo returns from layoff to help Dallas beat Miami 24-14
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Tony Romo pulled off his latest comeback victory Sunday, returning from a collarbone injury to throw for two scores, and the Dallas Cowboys won for the first time since he was hurt in Week 2, beating the Miami Dolphins 24-14.
  • Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, right, falls into the end zone for a touchdown Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Detroit.
    Stafford’s go-ahead touchdown run helps Lions beat Raiders 18-13
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions may have figured out a winning formula. Stafford ran for a go-ahead 5-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter and Detroit beat the Oakland Raiders 18-13 Sunday.
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the sideline Nov. 8, 2015, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers announced Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, that they placed Kaepernick on the injured reserve list.
    49ers GM says Kaepernick surgery was mutual decision
    Nov. 22, 2015
    The decision for San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to have season-ending surgery on his left, nonthrowing shoulder was a mutual decision between the quarterback and the team, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Sunday.
  • Jeff Gordon prepares to get in his car before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing practice Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.
    Jeff Gordon chases fifth championship before retirement
    Nov. 22, 2015
    It's a Hall of Fame career that includes four championships, 93 victories and more than $150 million in winnings. He's got a beautiful family, a reputation as one of the good guys and a popularity that transcends NASCAR. Now Jeff Gordon has a chance to write the ultimate Hollywood ending to what's already an illustrious career.
  • AP Top 25: Iowa up to 3 behind Clemson, Alabama; Ohio State eighth
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Iowa moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to slip in behind No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama.
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning takes off his helmet after throwing an interception during the first half of an NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Denver.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears
    Nov. 22, 2015
    The Broncos have covered the spread in a successful five out of nine games this season, and it’s had virtually nothing to do with Peyton Manning. ...
  • UNLV volleyball asst. coach Marshallah Farokhmanesh talks strategy with players as they face New Mexico in the Cox Pavilion on Thursday, November 12, 2015. He is the one assisting the team in making their calls and communicating on court using Farsi.
    She said what? Farsi is UNLV’s ace in the hole
    Nov. 22, 2015
    The language, spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, parts of Russia and elsewhere, is the native tongue of assistant coach Mashallah Farokhmanesh. UNLV players use the language to communicate on the court without tipping their hand to opponents.
  • Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan, right, celebrates moments after strong safety Bacarri Rambo, center, intercepted a pass from New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, not seen, to secure a 22-17 victory in an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J.
    Week 11 NFL game of the week, picks for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Sixteen non-interim coaches have come through the other three franchises in the AFC East since Bill Belichick took over the New England Patriots in 2000. Only one has posted a winning against the spread record when ...
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