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November 24, 2015

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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • UNLV's Barry Cheaney (12) looks to get off a shot towards the hoop over St. Katherine's D'vaughn Mann (5) during their game at the Orleans Arena on Friday, December 5, 2014.
    Rebel walk-on Cheaney back on team in time for work and play on Maui
    Nov. 22, 2015
    After they went whale watching in the Pacific Ocean and before picking new sunglasses and feasting at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational …
  • Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico connects on Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico during their middleweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Alvarez defeated Cotto by unanimous decision to win the WBC middleweight title.
    Canelo Alvarez answers one question but produces another
    Nov. 22, 2015
    Oscar De La Hoya boxed himself into a corner and let Saul “Canelo” Alvarez punch him out of it. The Golden Boy Promotions CEO spent the last several weeks openly criticizing the reign of the now-retired Floyd Mayweather Jr. atop boxing and promising imminent change going forward. In his first bout seizing the perch as ...
  • San Diego State's Alex Barrett (58) covers the face mask of UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) just prior to his fumble during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium.
    Rebels need to get ‘more physical in a hurry’ after loss to San Diego State
    Nov. 22, 2015
    In each of the UNLV football team’s previous defeats this season, you didn’t have to search hard to find positives. In some games, the Rebels had a lead and couldn’t finish. In others, they played better than expected against a quality opponent. But Saturday night’s ...
  • Falk injured but No. 24 Cougars beat Colorado 27-3
    Nov. 21, 2015
    Gabe Marks and Dom Williams both had touchdown receptions and No. 24 Washington State beat Colorado 27-3 on Saturday night in a game the Cougars saw quarterback Luke Falk carted off the field with an apparent head injury.
  • McCaffrey helps No. 15 Stanford run past California 35-22
    Nov. 21, 2015
    Christian McCaffrey ran around and through the California defense on a 49-yard touchdown catch and also scored on a 98-yard kickoff return to help No. 15 Stanford clinch a spot in the Pac-12 championship game by winning the Big Game 35-22 on Saturday night.
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