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April 19, 2015

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  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Colorado Rockies during first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Rockies at Dodgers
    April 17, 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 ...
  •  In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is interviewed after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers by ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, right, in Baltimore.
    ESPN suspends reporter after insult-laced video surfaces
    April 17, 2015
    ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry on Thursday after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said in a statement that McHenry has been suspended for a week. McHenry, a Washington-based reporter for ...
  • In this March 16, 2015, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant signs autographs before the Cubs' spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz.
    Top prospect Kris Bryant joins Cubs for game vs Padres
    April 17, 2015
    Prized prospect Kris Bryant is in the majors. The Cubs added Bryant to the roster for Friday's game against San Diego. Bryant, who played high school ball at Bonanza in Las Vegas, is batting cleanup and playing third base against ...
  • Defensive linemen Sonny Sanitoa, left, and Tui Malota work on a drill during UNLV football spring practice at Rebel Field Monday, March 16, 2015.
    New-look Rebels on display for fans in Saturday’s Spring Showcase
    April 17, 2015
    The vast majority of the work the Rebels have accomplished in the spring will be complete by the time the vast majority of the public will first set eyes on coach Tony Sanchez’s first team at UNLV. That’s by design, because while no time on the practice field is without its benefits, Saturday’s Spring Showcase is more about continuing the program’s positive offseason outreach and trying to transfer the energy from the practice fields to the fans than perfecting the systems the Rebels have spent more than a month working on.
  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao wraps his hands for a commercial shoot in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are scheduled to fight Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  ---  Chris Farina - Top Rank
    Manny Pacquiao getting himself in rare form for Floyd Mayweather
    April 17, 2015
    Manny Pacquiao arrived last month in Los Angeles to prepare for his superfight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a clear vision of the strategy he wanted to implement. ...
  • Five of the New York Mets' top 12 prospects according to Baseball America started the 2015 season with the Las Vegas 51s. From left are pitcher Steven Matz, pitcher Noah Syndergaard, second baseman Dilson Herrera, shortstop Matt Reynolds and catcher Kevin Plawecki.
    Beyond Syndergaard, 5 players to watch on the 51s this season
    April 17, 2015
    The Las Vegas 51s are loaded with talent this year. Five of the New York Mets' top 12 prospects according to Baseball America started the 2015 season with the Triple-A club ...
  • Bishop Gorman senior Stephen Zimmerman stands with a poster of himself in the Rebellion student section Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, during his official visit to UNLV.
    Zimm City: Bishop Gorman big man picks UNLV
    April 16, 2015
    After four years of fielding offers from every notable program in the country, Bishop Gorman High big man Stephen Zimmerman is going with ...
  • 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.
    Cubs to promote Las Vegas native Kris Bryant for MLB debut
    April 16, 2015
    The Chicago Cubs will promote top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday, paving the way for his major league debut, according to a source familiar with ...
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Reyes bats during a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, March 9, 2014
    Vegas Play of the Day: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
    April 16, 2015
    Success breeds pressure in the South Point-lined Play of the Day, which began with $10,000 starting bankrolls. ...
  • Derrick Jones goes up for a dunk during the Adidas Nations camp on Aug. 4, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif.
    High-flying forward officially joins UNLV’s incoming recruiting class
    April 16, 2015
    Small forward Derrick Jones dunked his way into UNLV fans’ hearts months ago. Today, the Philadelphia-area native signed his way there, putting pen to paper on a national letter of intent and officially becoming the Rebels’ ...
  • Chase Maddux poses with his parents Greg and Kathy Maddux during a signing day ceremony at Bishop Gorman High School Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Chase Maddux signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for UNLV. T .
    Chase Maddux, son of Greg, will bring familiar pitching style to UNLV
    April 16, 2015
    The similarities are obvious for Bishop Gorman High baseball coach Gino DiMaria. Gorman senior pitcher Chase Maddux stands 6 feet, 2 inches and weighs about 140 pounds. And when he delivers a pitch to the plate, it reminds DiMaria of ...
  • Luke Rockhold yells after getting a first-round TKO of Keith Jardine in this file photo from Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Hard Rock.
    UFC on Fox 15 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    April 16, 2015
    The lengthiest UFC on Fox card in history of the series could double as the most competitive, according to sports books’ odds. All of the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion’s previous Fox events have featured a maximum of four fights airing on the network-television channel. ...
  • UNLV Athletics hosted a similar sale in 2011.
    UNLV Athletics’ sale lets public dress like the Rebels on a budget
    April 16, 2015
    You might not be able to play like a Rebel, but at least you can dress like one. And it doesn’t cost much, either.
  • Head Coach Tony Sanchez watches UNLV football spring practice at Rebel Field Monday, March 16, 2015.
    Rebels will get bonus money for Friday night game at Fresno State
    April 15, 2015
    For the first time under the Mountain West’s revamped national TV bonus structure, UNLV is in line to get paid. The league today announced its slate of weekday games that ...
  • UNLV head coach Dave Rice talks to players during a timeout as they play Utah State on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Transfer senior guard from Mercer visiting UNLV this weekend
    April 15, 2015
    Findlay Prep product Nigel Williams-Goss won’t be the only transfer guard taking an official visit to UNLV this weekend. Mercer guard Ike Nwamu, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, will also be ...
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