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May 28, 2017

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    Brian Greenspun, left, Greenspun Media Group CEO, editor and publisher, poses with Ray Mathis, former athletic director of Clark County School District, winner of the Hank Greenspun Lifetime Achievement Award during the second annual Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards, an award show recognizing local high school athletes, at the South Point Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

    CCSD's Ray Mathis made lasting impact in lengthy athletic career
    Sun Standout Awards:
    May 28, 2017
    Ray Mathis had a reputation for standing up for what he believed was right, a stubbornness that might have left him momentarily unpopular at times but ultimately widely respected.
  • Dwaine Knight has been the golf coach at UNLV for more than 30 years, including a national championship season in 1998.
    UNLV golf has lead in NCAA tournament
    May 28, 2017
    UNLV shot a 9-under 279 to reach 14-under 562 and lead the race for the match-play spots. Oklahoma was a stroke back, followed by Illinois at 11 under and ...
  • Medals are displayed before the second annual Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards, an award show recognizing local high school athletes, at the South Point Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
    2017 Sun standout awards: Celebrating the best in Southern Nevada high school sports
    May 28, 2017
    For the second consecutive year, the Sun Standout Awards honored the best and brightest high school athletes, teams, coaches and administrators in the Las Vegas Valley.
  • The Liberty Patriots celebrate their 21-14 victory over Westlake High in Austin, Texas, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.
    Bishop Gorman, Liberty high football teams enjoyed memorable seasons
    May 28, 2017
    Bishop Gorman, rightfully, gets most of the attention, having secured a national No. 1 ranking by USA Today. But Liberty turned in the most memorable performance of the season about Southern Nevada teams.
  • UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy cheers the team on versus San Jose State during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.
    Outgoing UNLV athletic director thanks supporters, touts accomplishments
    May 27, 2017
    “As a lifelong Las Vegan, former UNLV student-athlete, former UNLV coach, former UNLV administrator and the first woman and first alumna of the school to be ...
  • Chris Davidson-Adams, the head equipment manager for the Vegas Golden Knights, is shown in the pro shop at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Friday, May 19, 2017.
    Calculating the costs of outfitting an NHL player — it's expensive
    May 27, 2017
    Chris Davidson-Adams has worked more than 1,000 games over 21 seasons, including stints with the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks, and now manages the purchasing of all player equipment for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. He’s eager to ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants
    May 26, 2017
    The Braves are the better team — their run differential on the year is two times better than the Giants’ — and have the better pitcher — Jaime Garcia has far outplayed Matt Cain this season. ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cardinals at Dodgers
    May 25, 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 ...
  • Las Vegas Sun sports editor Ray Brewer welcomes athletes onstage during the second-annual Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards, an awards show recognizing local high school athletes, at the South Point Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
    Winners crowned as Sun Standout Awards cap banner year in high school sports
    May 25, 2017
    High school sports keep getting better in Southern Nevada, an improvement that was made readily apparent at the 2017 Sun Standout Awards Wednesday night at the South Point Showroom. Two teams claimed hallowed Sun Standout awards, a non-annual honor reserved for accomplishments that go above and beyond ...
  • Ramiro Alvarado of Chaparral High School is a Citizen of the Year finalist at the Sun Standout Awards.
    These high school athletes' dedication to service shows Las Vegas in good hands
    May 24, 2017
    Ramiro Alvarado would sit in the car waiting to exit the freeway off-ramp and be taken back by a familiar scene: A panhandler — exhausted from the heat and lack of food and water — approaches the vehicle looking for assistance. Alvarado would move along but see ...
  • Owner Bill Foley of the Golden Knights hockey team holds a press conference during a 24-hour open house at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
    Golden Knights confident that TV deal will bring desired exposure
    May 24, 2017
    Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley and President Kerry Bubolz stepped aside for a moment during Tuesday afternoon’s news conference at the Stratosphere ...
  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour skates off the ice after the Ducks lost to the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 6-3 to win the series 4-2 and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
    An all-important primer on hockey's icing and offsides rules
    May 24, 2017
    Hockey is relatively whistle-free compared to sports like football and basketball. Occasional stoppages occur but the game flows more freely and has fewer commercial breaks — allowing average games to end in only two hours and twenty minutes. ...
  • The field heads toward turn one during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kobalt 400 Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018; 2 races for Las Vegas
    May 23, 2017
    NASCAR announced several changes to its 2018 schedule Tuesday, including new tracks for the final 11 races of the season ...
  • NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from L.A.
    May 23, 2017
    The 2021 Super Bowl has been moved by the NFL from Los Angeles to Tampa. Five days after the opening of the $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood, California was pushed back to 2020 because of construction delays caused ...
  •  In this Dec. 16, 2000, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy (96) celebrates Seattle's 27-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders in an NFL football game in Seattle.
    Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead
    May 23, 2017
    Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died in Orlando. Police say the 48-year-old former Seattle Seahawks star was found dead on Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio said the circumstances surrounding ...
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