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  • UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) waves goodbye for the season to fans after losing to San Diego State in their Mountain West Men's Championship game on Thursday, March, 12, 2015.
    UNLV sophomore Wood declaring for NBA Draft
    April 22, 2015
    What seemed like a foregone conclusion at the end of the regular season took longer than expected, but sophomore forward Christian Wood’s decision is still ...
  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is shown during a workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in a unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.  .
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I’m better than Muhammad Ali
    April 22, 2015
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused Wednesday to back off earlier comments declaring himself a better fighter than Muhammad Ali. Mayweather said he respects Ali's great career and the things he did outside the ring. But he said he believes he has done as much ...
  • In this April 13, 2011, file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco, after being found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution.
    Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court
    April 22, 2015
    Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in ...
  • Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao attend a news conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
    Dispute resolved over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tickets
    April 22, 2015
    Tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will finally go on sale Thursday to the public, little more than a week before the bout. Don't expect to snag one at a starting retail price of ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Reds at Brewers
    April 22, 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 ...
  • UNLV football head coach Tony Sanchez has encouraging words for his players during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels before August, on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
    Sanchez’s new approach will keep UNLV football active in off-season
    April 22, 2015
    Bobby Hauck’s record made UNLV easy to ignore during the season, but his recruiting philosophy made the Rebels a complete afterthought in the off-season ...
  • 51s drop series opener at Reno
    April 21, 2015
    Alex Castellanos and Travis Taijeron each hit their fourth home run of the season today for the Las Vegas 51s ...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates making a first down catch during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The Steelers won 51-34
    Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule on a Thursday night
    April 21, 2015
    Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. This opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree ...
  • New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) celebrates after Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Patriots won the game 28-24.
    NFL week 1 betting odds: Patriots, Seahawks and Broncos among biggest favorites
    April 21, 2015
    Sports bettors have 161 days to get their wagers in for the first NFL game of the season. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook opened the New England Patriots as a 6-point favorite over the Pittsburgh Steelers for their showdown Thursday, Sept. 20, on a night the organization will celebrate ...
  • Findlay Prep's Derryck Thornton Jr. (hand on ball) and Renathan Ona Embo chase a loose ball during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
    Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton leaving early, headed to Duke
    April 21, 2015
    Findlay Prep junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to reclassify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season. He now stands ...
  • Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) drives to the basket between San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner, left, and Tim Duncan, right, during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets
    April 21, 2015
    Four days into the NBA Playoffs, the South Point-lined Play of the Day has somehow not picked a single game. ...
  • Floyd Mayweather speaks to referee Kenny Bayless, left, after he claimed that Marcos Maidana bit his hand during their WBA welterweight and WBC super  welterweight title fight, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Bayless picked as third man in ring for Mayweather-Pacquiao
    April 21, 2015
    >Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in ...
  • People pass by a display of Floyd Mayweather Jr. memorabilia Monday, April 20, 2015, in the lobby of MGM Grand.
    Can Mayweather-Pacquiao match the prefight hype?
    April 21, 2015
    Boxing’s fight of the decade, century, or whatever fans want to label it, is inching closer with each day. The prefight hype has reached never-seen-before levels and it’s still more than a week away. At the MGM Grand, where Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will ...
  • Winnipeg Jets' fans, from left, Yves Lapointe, Guy Chateau, Russ Lapointe and Marc Chateau cheer for their team prior to game three of the NHL playoff hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, April 20, 2015.
    NHL’s Bettman: Jets return could be example for Las Vegas
    April 20, 2015
    What the True North ownership group has done since getting the Winnipeg Jets from Atlanta could be an example for Las Vegas if the group led by Bill Foley is awarded ...
  • In this Dec. 17, 2012, photo, then-New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before an NFL game in Nashville.
    Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract
    April 20, 2015
    The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season. The team announced the deal Monday but did not disclose financial terms. Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since ...
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