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April 27, 2015

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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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’ ...
  • 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. ...
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