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    UNLV Rebels forward Brandon McCoy (44), Kris Clyburn (1), Shakur Juiston (10) and Jordan Johnson (24) head toward head coach Marvin Menzies during a time out in their game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

    Rebels routed in second straight game, lose to Fresno State
    Feb. 21, 2018
    Brandon McCoy walked into the postgame press conference after UNLV's 77-64 loss to Fresno State with his head in his hands. The freshman had posted 12 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn't nearly enough to ...
  • Players of the Desert Pines High basketball team, from left, AJ Pullens, Tye Moore and Lorenzo Brown, take a portrait during the Las Vegas Sun's Media Day at the South Point on Nov. 14, 2017.
    Ready to repeat: Desert Pines basketball eyes another state championship
    Feb. 22, 2018
    Desert Pines has thrived on its staunch defense all season, but especially down the stretch. In the last four games it surrendered ...
  • Las Vegas' Devin Short was one of 90 athletes in four sports invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last July — and ultimately he became the lone male rugby player selected to train with the national team.
    Las Vegas' Devin Short is living his dream on rugby pitch
    Feb. 22, 2018
    Devin Short was one of 90 athletes in four sports invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last July—and ultimately he became the lone male rugby player selected to train with the national team.
  • The Vegas Golden Knights bench reacts as a Calgary Flames player goes over the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Knights defeated the Flames 7-3.
    How Golden Knights' video coach Tommy Cruz won the game
    Feb. 22, 2018
    The biggest moment of the Golden Knights’ 7-3 win over the Calgary Flames Wednesday night didn’t happen on the ice, but in the bowels of T-Mobile Arena ...
  • UNLV Rebels guard Jovan Mooring (30) puts up the ball during a game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
    Blog: Fresno State beats UNLV, 77-64
    Feb. 21, 2018
    It's getting to that point in the season where every game matters, and UNLV's home tilt against Fresno State today is shaping up to be a big one. The Rebels (19-9, 8-6 Mountain West) are ...
  • Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas.
    Golden Knights smoke Flames in 7-3 win
    Feb. 21, 2018
    The Golden Knights scored three goals in the third period and ran away from the Calgary Flames in a 7-3 win Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas took the lead four different times early as ...
  • Bishop Gorman's team poses for a photo with their NIAA award after winning 57-46 against Clark during the Sunset Region Championship game at Legacy High School, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
    New-look Bishop Gorman seeks seventh straight title ‘to keep the legacy going’
    Feb. 21, 2018
    Shabazz Muhammad. Stephen Zimmerman. Zach Collins. Those are just a few of the legendary names — the NBA Draft contingent — that have contributed to the Bishop Gorman basketball team’s current streak of six straight state championships. ...
  • A young fan cheers for the Rebels during a game against the Air Force Falcons at the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
    UNLV basketball hoping to bring fans back to the Thomas & Mack Center
    Feb. 21, 2018
    UNLV home games at the Thomas and Mack Center are unique in the college basketball world. From the red carpet rollout to the flashy introductions to the fireworks to the new on-court light projection display, the build-up to a Rebels game is unlike any other when it ...
  • Liberty players do their traditional haka dance following a sound defeat of Basic high school in the Sunrise regional high school football championship game on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.
    Liberty to face IMG Academy in Polynesian Classic
    Feb. 20, 2018
    It’s the second year for the classic, which debuted last season at Sam Boyd Stadium. The event will expand in games in 2018 and shift to Liberty, where ...
  • In this April 8, 2013, file photo, Louisville players and head coach Rick Pitino celebrate after defeating Michigan 82-76 in the championship of the Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Atlanta.
    Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal
    Feb. 20, 2018
    Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return some $600,000 in conference revenue from ...
  • File photo: Canyon Springs High basketball coach addresses his team in the huddle during a game in the 2013 season.
    Freddie Banks: Canyon Springs basketball success 'all about the kids'
    Feb. 20, 2018
    Banks will tell you it’s more than just those core players. It’s everyone on the roster. He can easily point to any player and explain how without their contributions, Canyon Springs wouldn’t be ...
  • Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper watches batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, March 20, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    Bryce Harper doesn't want to talk about the future, or the past
    Feb. 20, 2018
    Harper always plays — and often talks — with a defiant ferocity, a fiery edge that makes him more polarizing than genial superstars like Mike Trout, Kris Bryant and Jose Altuve ...
  • Las Vegas Lights head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, also known as Chelis, addresses fans before the Lights first exhibition game Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Cashman Field.
    Wildest MLS preseason game ever? What happened when Whitecaps hit Las Vegas
    Feb. 20, 2018
    Sola was kicked out of the game — but, technically, didn't leave. He was pictured in the stands at Cashman Field having a cigarette ...
  • Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) makes a turn during their game against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, October 21, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Knights won the game 3-2 in overtime.
    Golden Knights miss James Neal in shutout loss to Anaheim
    Feb. 19, 2018
    In case Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee was considering trading James Neal prior to the Feb. 26 deadline, the team got a preview of life without its second-leading scorer Monday night ...
  • Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brad Hunt, left, and Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano struggle for control of the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Las Vegas.
    Golden Knights stifled in shutout loss to Ducks
    Feb. 19, 2018
    The Anaheim Ducks stifled the Golden Knights' offense, handing Vegas its third shutout of the season Monday night at T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights were unable to beat John Gibson ...
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