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January 17, 2017

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    New Mexico's Elijah Brown, left, shoots over UNLV's Tyrell Green (3) and Jovan Mooring (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

    In quest for better team defense, Menzies coaxes introverted Rebels out of their shell
    Jan. 17, 2017
    San Diego State may come into today’s matchup against UNLV with an uncharacteristically mediocre win-loss record, but Marvin Menzies can still look to ...
  • A San Diego Chargers fan holds up a sign in front of Chargers headquarters after the team announced that it will move to Los Angeles, Thursday Jan. 12, 2017, in San Diego.
    With team relocations, NFL is showing instability
    Jan. 17, 2017
    What has happened to the NFL? Just a few short years ago, it was not only the biggest and most successful sports league in the world, it was one of the most successful businesses as well ...
  • UNLV Head Coach Marvin Menzies calls out to players during a game against the Kansas Jayhawks at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016.
    UNLV gets commitment from juco forward Anthony Smith
    Jan. 16, 2017
    UNLV received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-7 forward Anthony Smith on Monday, giving the Rebels their second recruit in the Class of 2017. Smith is currently playing at Feather River Community College, where he is averaging 22.3 points and 8.4 rebounds ...
  • Centennial High girls basketball team
    Centennial girls knock off No. 2-ranked team in country
    Jan. 16, 2017
    The Centennial High girls basketball team earned its biggest win of the season and staked its claim as one of the best teams in the nation ...
  • Liberty Patriots punter Damahny Whittle (18) evades Coronado offensive tackle Drew Harris (62) while carrying the ball on a fake-punt attempt that yielded a first down during a game at Liberty High School on Friday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Liberty's Damahny Whittle commits to Northern Arizona
    Jan. 16, 2017
    Liberty High defender Damahny Whittle has verbally committed to play college football at Northern Arizona University ...
  • High School Basketball Picks: Week 4
    Jan. 16, 2017
    The high school basketball schedule is back-loaded this week, with no games taking place until Friday and the biggest ones not scheduled until Saturday at South Point as part of the Big City Showdown. ...
  • Bettors jump to underdogs and sportsbooks suffer big losses
    Jan. 16, 2017
    Forget Aaron Rodgers — the most impressive performance of the NFL playoffs belongs to the betting public, which jumped from favorites to underdogs at precisely ...
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry battle for a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 109-108.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Cavaliers at Warriors
    Jan. 16, 2017
    Here's the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, talks with head coach Steve Kerr during the first half of an NBA game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, against the Detroit Pistons in Oakland, Calif.
    Curry, Warriors ready for another Cavs rematch
    Jan. 15, 2017
    When the Warriors traveled to Cleveland last January after winning the 2015 NBA title by beating the Cavs, Stephen Curry had so many fond memories there he mentioned the chance of champagne smells still lingering in the visiting locker room all those months later. Understandably, that didn't go over too well with LeBron James and Co. ...
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) rushes for a gain as the Dallas Cowboys' Sean Lee (50) and Anthony Brown (30) defend during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
    Clutch Rodgers leads Packers past rallying Cowboys, 34-31
    Jan. 15, 2017
    This time it was a catch, and another win for the Green Bay Packers. Call it a "Half Mary" from Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, sending the Packers to the NFC championship game with their eighth straight win ...
  • McIlroy to have tests on his injured back
    Jan. 15, 2017
    One tournament into the new year, Rory McIlroy is going for tests on his back Monday to make sure he is fit enough to play Abu Dhabi without further damage ...
  • New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) runs for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.
    I'll have the usual: Patriots advance to AFC title game, await opponent
    Jan. 15, 2017
    Short nights and short offseasons. It's the Patriot way. New England has advanced to the AFC championship game for a record sixth year in a row and the 11th time in 16 seasons. With one more win, the Patriots (15-2) would play in their seventh Super Bowl since 2001 ...
  • Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73
    Jan. 15, 2017
    Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law's home in Florida. He was 73 ...
  • Members of the Arbor View High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun's high school football media day July 20, 2016 at the South Point. They include, from left, Greg Rogers, Mike Sims, Ryan Hurley, Andrew Wagner, and Hayden Bollinger.
    Arbor View quarterback, Bishop Gorman player make verbal commitments
    Jan. 15, 2017
    Two local high school football players made verbal commitments today. Arbor View quarterback Hayden Bollinger verbally committed to Colorado Mesa University, and Bishop Gorman’s Austin Arnold verbally committed to UNR ...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Steelers at Chiefs
    Jan. 15, 2017
    Here's the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
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