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October 9, 2015

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  • Jonathon “Cisco” Cosio on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Sport Center of Las Vegas.
    Teenager kicking his career into high gear
    Oct. 4, 2015
    The lights are dim inside One Kick’s Gym on East Sunset Road, where Jonathan Cosio dances around the boxing ring. He bounces off the red, elastic ropes and shuffles his feet precisely while winging punches, kicks, knees and elbows from all angles. There’s no opponent. Jonathan is only warming up. But it’s already clear the boxing ring is where he belongs. He’s only 15 years old, but the Silverado High School freshman already has his eyes on UFC gold. For now, that goal will have to wait, as the young fighter climbs the ranks of the Muay Thai ...
  • Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his interception against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.
    Week 4 NFL game of the week and picks for the Sun’s handicapping contest
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Bled dry from the early spate of NFL games last Sunday, sports books needed better results in the afternoon kickoffs to keep from falling deeper into the financial desert. The San Francisco 49ers, 7-point underdogs at ...
  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer, second from left, celebrates his no hitter against the New York Mets with teammates, catcher Wilson Ramos (40), Dan Uggla (26), and Clint Robinson (25) in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in New York. The Nationals won 2-0
    Scherzer throws his 2nd no-hitter this year, Nats sweep Mets
    Oct. 4, 2015
    Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw one of the most dominant games in baseball history — pitching his second no-hitter of the season and striking out a team-record 17 — and then vowed he wasn't done.
  • UNLV's Ryan McAleenan (56) celebrates his pick six during the Mountain West game between the UNLV Rebels and the UNR Wolfpack at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada.
    Paint it red: Rebels take Fremont Cannon back to Las Vegas with 23-17 win
    Oct. 3, 2015
    When everything was against them, when ‘Here we go again’ could be read on the face of some among the red-clad section at Mackay Stadium, UNLV’s Jeremiah Valoaga stuck up his left hand and stopped UNR’s momentum like a crossing guard halting traffic. Valoaga …
  • Townley wins NASCAR Truck race at Las Vegas
    Oct. 3, 2015
    John Wes Townley won the NASCAR Camping World Truck race Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, an event marred by Austin Theriault's head-on crash into a wall.
  • UNLV football players celebrate with the Fremont Cannon after defeating UNR 23-17 on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Reno.
    Yunker, once with UNR, helps Rebels win back Fremont Cannon
    Oct. 3, 2015
    He once celebrated when the UNLV football team lost to rival UNR. He was there when the blue Fremont Cannon was wheeled into the locker room, and hooted and hollered with teammates as they rejoiced beating their rivals. But Logan Yunker, a Las Vegas kid, didn’t feel completely right.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers against the San Diego Padres.
    Greinke, Dodgers top Padres 2-1 to clinch home field in NLDS
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Zack Greinke earned the NL ERA title and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night to clinch home-field advantage in their upcoming playoff series against the New York Mets.
  • LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) carries against Eastern Michigan linebacker Nathan Adams (36).
    Fournette carries No. 9 LSU past E. Michigan, 44-22
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Leonard Fournette highlighted his third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame a fitful performance to beat Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.
  • Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) breaks free from Mississippi defensive back A.J. Moore, left, after catching a pass and runs for a 77-yard touchdown during the first half Saturday.
    Swamp shocker: No. 25 Florida defeats No. 3 Mississippi 38-10
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers — all in the first half — and No. 25 Florida upset third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night to give coach Jim McElwain a signature win in his first season in Gainesville. …
  • Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino looks on at the action during the second half a game Saturday.
    Louisville coach mum amid escort allegations
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his men's basketball program.
  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during Saturday's game.
    Scherzer throws his 2nd no-hitter this year, Nats sweep Mets
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Max Scherzer pitched his second no-hitter this season for Washington, striking out a team-record 17 and leading the Nationals over the NL East champion New York Mets 2-0 Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep.
  • Russell, Linwood lead No. 5 Baylor past Texas Tech, 63-35
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Fifth-ranked Baylor beat up Texas Tech with a balanced attack. "We know we can throw the football," Bears coach Art Briles said. "If you can run the football, it kind of hurts people in the heart."
  • Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott (15) celebrates with Cardale Jones (12) after Elliott ran 55 yards for a touchdown. Indiana's Jonathan Crawford (9) is at left.
    Elliott’s big day leads No. 1 Ohio State past Indiana, 34-27
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Ezekiel Elliott did everything he could to keep Ohio State's winning streak going. It still took a final goal-line stand for the top-ranked Buckeyes to hold off Indiana. And now, Ohio State's grip on the No. 1 ranking could be slipping after …
  • Grogan lifts No. 20 Oklahoma State past Kansas State, 36-34
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Ben Grogan made a 37-yard field goal with 32 seconds remaining to lift No. 20 Oklahoma State past Kansas State, 36-34 on Saturday.
  • Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) runs for a touchdown as offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor (50) blocks Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson (78).
    No. 13 Alabama still a force, routs No. 8 Georgia 38-10
    Oct. 3, 2015
    With its season in the balance, No. 13 Alabama had quite a response on Saturday. The Crimson Tide is still very much a force in the national race.
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