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January 19, 2017

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    Mikayla Whitmore

    UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein, left, and UFC executives James Kimball and Forrest Griffin address journalists during a media tour of the UFC's Corporate Campus and Performance Institute at Torrey Pines Drive and Raphael Rivera Way, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

    Athlete performance center built as the heart of new UFC campus
    Fighting promotion prepares for move to new headquarters in May
    Jan. 19, 2017
    A portion of the UFC’s local workforce might eat lunch in the company’s cafeteria on any given day with a view of someone like lightweight champion Conor McGregor shadowboxing on the training turf just outside. From another vantage point, an employee might look up from his or her computer to spy women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes pulling a power sled on an Olympic-style sprint track. Virtually every spot of the UFC’s new corporate office, situated off ...
  • Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, right, celebrates his 3-point basket with Blake Griffin in the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 115-95.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers
    Jan. 19, 2017
    No Chris Paul. No Blake Griffin. No bet on the Clippers. ...
  • UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan (15) is pleased with his team's performance over Northern Arizona during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
    Dwayne Morgan out for season, will apply for medical redshirt
    Jan. 19, 2017
    Dwayne Morgan, who has missed UNLV’s last 10 games, will sit out the rest of the season due to shoulder and hip injuries, UNLV announced on Thursday. The school will apply for a ...
  • Raiders owner Mark Davis watches teams warm up before the first half of an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Houston.
    Raiders file paperwork to move to Las Vegas
    Jan. 19, 2017
    The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork with the NFL to relocate to Las Vegas, the league confirmed this morning. "Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL policy and procedures for proposed franchise relocations," the NFL said. "The application will be reviewed in the coming weeks by ...
  • Bishop Gorman players celebrate their win over Findlay Prep during basketball at the South Point Casino on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
    Big City Showdown basketball event at South Point not only about Gorman, Findlay Prep
    Jan. 19, 2017
    The Gaels and Pilots will tip at 6 p.m. after four games which are each also expected to be competitive, starting with a girls tilt at 11:30 a.m. between ...
  • Florida guard Kenny Boynton (1) gets ahead of Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel (3) after getting possession of the ball and heads down court with teammate Patric Young (4) close behind during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Florida at South Carolina
    Jan. 18, 2017
    Here's the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our four sports writers started with...
  • Dorothy Blanchette, left, of Falmouth, Maine, stands with fans amid several cut-out photos of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady before an NFL football game between the Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass.
    In NFL betting, Patriots are the closest to being a sure thing
    Jan. 18, 2017
    A lot of different things could happen in the NFL conference championship games Sunday. But oddsmakers are pretty sure what is likely to happen ...
  • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame. They were appearing on the ballot for the first time and have up to 14 more years to make it to Cooperstown.
    Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting
    Jan. 18, 2017
    The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s ...
  • UNLV guard Jalen Poyser (5) elevates to get off a shot around  San Diego State guard Trey Kell (3) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.   L.E. Baskow.
    Rebels shut down in second half, fall to San Diego State
    Jan. 17, 2017
    San Diego State may not be what it was a few years ago — the Aztecs are a little smaller, a little less athletic and play with a little less edge than they did during their recent run of dominance atop the Mountain West — but it’s a team that can still ...
  • UNLV guard Jovan Mooring (30) battles to the hoop past  San Diego State forward Max Hoetzel (10) and San diego State forward Malik Pope (21) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Brewer: Once the Rebels started missing their shots, Aztecs pulled way
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Sooner than later, especially with the effort displayed by players, UNLV is going to go on a significant winning streak. Sooner than later, they are going to grab one of those program-building wins. While it’s easy to ...
  • UNLV guard Jovan Mooring (30) battles to the hoop past  San Diego State forward Max Hoetzel (10) and San diego State forward Malik Pope (21) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Live blog: San Diego State stifles Rebels, 64-51
    Jan. 17, 2017
    It's been a full week since UNLV last played, but the Rebels are still riding high after their 71-66 road win at New Mexico last Tuesday. That victory clearly injected some much needed verve into ...
  • New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez acknowledges the crowd as he walks onto the field for a ceremony prior to his final baseball game with the team, against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in New York.
    A-Rod takes swing at new TV show for cash-strapped jocks
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Alex Rodriguez is no stranger to big money. Now the former New York Yankees slugger will host a new CNBC show in which he guides financially distressed athletes. The network said Tuesday it ordered a pilot. The show's working title is ...
  • Members of the Desert Pines 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 top left, Poutasi Poutasi, Edgar Burrola, Randal Grimes. Middle left, Jalen Graves,  Eddie Heckard, Jauta'e Collins. Bottom left, Tony Fields, Isaiah Morris, and Marckell Grayson.
    Auburn 'set the bar pretty high' for Desert Pines lineman Poutasi Poutasi
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Poutasi Poutasi elected to spend his first official visit at Auburn, and said the Tigers "set the bar pretty high." The offensive guard at Desert Pines in Las Vegas arrived on ...
  • UNLV guard Kris Clyburn (1) drives the lane on a Boise State defender during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.
    Vegas Play of the Day: San Diego State at UNLV
    Jan. 17, 2017
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • New Mexico's Joe Furstinger (23) grabs a rebound next to UNLV's Kris Clyburn (1) and Tyrell Green (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.
    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 his former program as an example of how to play defense. As usual, the Aztecs field the best defensive team in the Mountain West, as they rank No. 40 nationally in ...
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