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April 25, 2015

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  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry points after making a three-pointer while drawing a foul against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA game Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Los Angeles.
    NBA Playoffs in Las Vegas: Betting odds and preview of the first round
    April 18, 2015
    Sports books’ odds conceal the historic nature of this year’s Golden State Warriors. The Warriors finished the regular season as the first team in at least 13 years to lead the NBA in both offensive and defensive ...
  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has his hands wrapped by Bob Ware on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Mayweather Boxing Club in Chinatown. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.
    Is Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s loyalty to MGM strong enough to extend career to open new arena?
    April 18, 2015
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. was walking through the retail shops at the Bellagio when a piece of jewelry caught the fighter’s eyes. The bling ...
  • UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez receives the USA Today All-USA Coach of the Year Trophy at Bishop Gorman. Sanchez coached Gorman to six straight state titles and the 2014 mythical national championship before becoming the Rebels' coach.
    Sanchez travels back to Gorman to receive national award
    April 18, 2015
    It takes about 20 minutes to travel from Tony Sanchez’s present to his past, something he did Friday for the first time since leaving Bishop Gorman High to become the 11th football coach in UNLV history. The accomplishment that brought him back felt much further away than that trek or the four and a half months ticked off on the calendar.
  • The Las Vegas 51s catcher Kevin Plawecki argues a call with the umpire during the home opener against the Fresno Grizzles at Cashman Field on Friday, April 17, 2015.
    51s drop wild affair to Fresno in home opener
    April 17, 2015
    The Las Vegas 51s' home opener today played out like many other Pacific Coast League games at Cashman Field. Las Vegas and the Fresno Grizzlies combined for 30 hits and five home runs, and the game lasted more than 3 hours, 30 minutes before a fireworks show ...
  • Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings and TV personality Erin Andrews arrive at the ESPY Awards at Nokia Theater on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Stoll was arrested Friday, April 17, 2015, at MGM Grand.
    L.A. Kings’ Jarret Stoll arrested on drug charge at Wet Republic
    April 17, 2015
    Los Angeles Kings player Jarret Stoll was arrested on a charge of possession of cocaine Friday afternoon at Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand. Stoll, who is dating ...
  • Baseball fans take photos as Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Chicago, Friday, April 17, 2015.
    Kris Bryant 0 for 4 with 3 Ks in debut as Cubs lose to Padres 5-4
    April 17, 2015
    Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who ...
  • Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao face off during a news conference at Nokia Theater on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The welterweights are scheduled to fight Saturday, May 2, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
    2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen
    April 17, 2015
    Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
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