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February 24, 2017

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    UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies looks on in frustration as his team is beat soundly by Colorado State during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.

    Rebels sink lower with eighth straight loss
    Feb. 22, 2017
    A month ago, these teams were dead even. On Jan. 21, UNLV and Air Force gamely traded buzzer-beaters at the Thomas & Mack Center, and it took 50 minutes to decide ...
  • USA Sevens Rugby is pitch perfect
    USA Sevens Rugby is pitch perfect
    Feb. 24, 2017
    International tournament brings a world of experience to Las Vegas.
  • Clark High School Boys Basketball, from left, Jalen Hill, Ian Alexander, James Bridges, Antwon Jackson, Trey Woodbury and Sedrick Hammonds participate in the Las Vegas Sun Media Day at The South Point, Wed Nov. 16, 2016.
    Clark basketball back in a familar spot, the state title game
    Feb. 23, 2017
    The junior drained a pair of first quarter 3-pointers against Coronado in the class 4A semifinals at Cox Pavilion to give Clark the lead for good, and the Chargers withstood a late push by Coronado for a ...
  • Bishop Gorman High School Boys Basketball, from left, Charles O'Bannon Jr., Christian Popoola and Jamal Bey participate in the Las Vegas Sun Media day at The South Point, Wed Nov. 16, 2016.
    Bishop Gorman knocks off Reno to reach state title game
    Feb. 23, 2017
    The Bishop Gorman basketball team cruised into the state championship game with an 89-60 defeat of Reno High in the semifinal tonight. The blowout allowed star players like Chuck O’Bannon Jr. and Jamal Bey to rest on the bench ...
  • The state high school basketball tournament is underway in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
    Blog: Clark fights off late Coronado rally, advances to face Gorman in state finals
    Feb. 23, 2017
    It will be Clark’s fifth straight state championship game appearance, but the first in the large-school classification. They won three straight class 3A title through 2016 ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: USC at Arizona
    Feb. 23, 2017
    Arizona stands alone in first place in the Pac-12 Conference. That doesn’t make the Wildcats the best team in the conference. ...
  • Bishop Gorman assistant coach Sean Manuel talks with linemen during practice at Damonte Ranch High School Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 before their state championship game against Reed High School on Saturday.
    Sean Manuel hired as UNLV football strength coach
    Feb. 23, 2017
    With the start of spring football practice less than a week away, UNLV has filled its final vacancy on the coaching staff, as Sean Manuel has been hired as the Rebels’ strength and conditioning coach. Manuel has been the strength coach at Bishop Gorman since 2010, so UNLV ...
  • Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov is stands by president Dana White as opponent Tony Ferguson gets pumped up while the UFC announces the next local pay-per-view card 209 with fighters giving interviews at the Park Theater on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
    UFC 209 lightweights consider each other tougher matchups than Conor McGregor
    Feb. 23, 2017
    The UFC has already stripped one of the two titles Conor McGregor briefly held simultaneously last November. The two lightweights gunning for the belt he still holds say it might as well be relinquished too. ...
  • UNLV guard Jovan Mooring (30) is helped up off the court by teammate UNLV forward Tyrell Green (3) after a hard foul during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.
    Live blog: UNLV blown out at Air Force
    Feb. 22, 2017
    The players and coaches would never admit it, instead sticking to the "approach every game the same" cliche, but you've got to believe the Rebels have tonight's game circled on their calendar. It's nothing personal with tonight's opponent, Air Force — it's just ...
  • In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor at Michigan State University who specialized in treating gymnasts has been charged with sexual assault.
    'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault
    Feb. 22, 2017
    A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god." Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the first criminal cases related ...
  • High School Basketball Picks: State Tournament
    Feb. 22, 2017
    There are only three upper-level high school basketball games left this season for Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer to prognosticate. ...
  • UNLV forward Tyrell Green (3) fights to the rim between  San Jose State forward Brandon Clarke (15) and San Jose State forward Brandon Mitchell (4) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.
    Finish line in sight for slumping Rebels
    Feb. 22, 2017
    For UNLV, the final two weeks of the regular season will be all about finishing — first, finishing off a seven-game losing streak, and then crossing the finish line with some momentum heading into the conference tournament. In order to achieve those goals, the Rebels will have to start finishing easy shots ...
  • Fans take to the arena floor within the T-Mobile Arena to play hockey-related games as the Golden Knights hockey team holds a 24-hour open house on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
    Up all knight: Hockey open house gives fans a sneak peek
    Feb. 22, 2017
    Professional sports build a sense of community in a city, giving families something to gather around and bond over. Vegas Golden Knights fans got their first taste of that on Tuesday as the team held a 24-hour open house at T-Mobile Arena, selling season tickets and allowing fans down onto the floor ...
  • Coronado forward Will Weems (11) and teammate Coronado Taieem Comeaux (44) jump in celebration after defeating Foothill during their Sunrise Regional high school basketball championship game at Canyon Springs High School on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.
    Coronado is state basketball tournament's most experienced team
    Feb. 21, 2017
    Coronado opened the season with a narrow loss at Gorman, erasing a 20-point second half deficit to lose at the buzzer. While they lost the game, they gained confidence ...
  • Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters during a news conference at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Thursday, May 19, 2016.
    MLB commissioner says Las Vegas could be viable for a team
    Feb. 21, 2017
    CBS Sports reports that Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Las Vegas "could be a viable market for us" and that legalized gambling is ...
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