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College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 8
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
College football has produced more than its share of thrilling finishes, stunning upsets and unbelievable performances this season, and yet the same complaint has reared itself going into the last few weeks of games. ...
Koy Riggin keeps Foothill in control throughout trying victory at Basic
Basic’s fourth-quarter surge comes up short in Battle For Boulder Highway
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Foothill quarterback Koy Riggin exuded cool as he calmly came forward in the pocket and uncorked a strike past the first-down marker to Dylan Mueller. ...
Desert Pines stays perfect in blowout win over Sunrise Mountain
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Desert Pines kept rolling through league play Friday night in a 35-7 victory over visiting Sunrise Mountain. ...
Crishaun Lappin sets records in Liberty rout over Silverado
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Quarterback Kenyon Oblad isn’t the only record-setting member of the Liberty Patriots. ...
Spring Valley edges Desert Oasis
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Make it three in a row for Spring Valley. ..
Moapa Valley win over Del Sol makes for three-way tie atop Class 3A Sunrise
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Chaos currently reigns in the Class 3A Sunrise division after Moapa Valley used a big second half to come back and beat Del Sol 34-26 Friday night. ...
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 7 winners against the spread
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
With 24 seasons of NFL experience between the two of them, Eli Manning and Jay Cutler are the targets of a lot of jokes about their age. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Memphis at Houston
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Recency bias is a disease that inflicts the betting market all too often. This game reeks of it. ...
High School Football Picks: Week 9
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer might have made their worst pick of the year last week. ..
Golden Knights show depth as debuting players lead team past the Bruins
Alex Tuch tallies a goal and an assist after starting season in minor league
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
George McPhee’s call to designate Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov to the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves before the season came with a caveat. ...
Blog: Golden Knights extend hot start to the season by beating the Bruins
Malcolm Subban maintains shutout until final 30 seconds in debut
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
The Golden Knights’ early-season magic hasn’t ended yet. Vegas put together arguably its most complete performance of the year to beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in front of an attendance of 17,562 fans. ...
Week 6 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
The Kansas City Chiefs are favored for a fifth consecutive game in this afternoon’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...
6 ways to find value in NBA betting
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
Golden State is minus-240 to win its third championship in the past four years. It’s entrenched at the top of betting boards all over town, but gamblers can find other values.
Sierra Vista locks up sixth straight win by beating Durango
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
After four straight blowout wins, Sierra Vista was finally put to the test Friday night against Durango. ..
Palo Verde returns to roots for victory over Cimarron-Memorial
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Palo Verde showed no mercy in piling on the points against Cimarron-Memorial Friday night. ...
Spring Valley stymies Clark
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Spring Valley tinkered with its pass defense in practice this week. ...
Sunrise Mountain clamps down defensively against Pahrump Valley
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Sunrise Mountain had made incremental improvements on defense all season.
It paid off in a big way for the Miners Friday night. ...
Lateraled interception return part of Liberty's rout over Coronado
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Liberty found a unique way to score its first touchdown against host Coronado in the Rose Bowl rivalry Friday night. ...
'Battle of Bulls' lives up to name in Arbor View win over Legacy
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
If the rivalry game between Arbor View and Legacy wasn’t the best game of Friday night’s slate, it was at least probably the hardest hitting. ...
Virgin Valley keeps the hammer for a second straight year
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
For the first time in more than a decade, the hammer is staying in Mesquite for back-to-back years. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: New York Yankees at Houston Astros
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
New York is at several disadvantages going into game 1 of the American League Championship Series. ...
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 7
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Things change even faster in sports books than they do in the notoriously volatile college football polls.
Just ask Oklahoma. ...
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 6 winners against the spread
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Week 5 NFL betting concluded in a way that was at once fitting with the rest of the season so far and also out of the ordinary. ...
A Golden Night: Vegas stifles Arizona 5-2 in first-ever home game
Major-league professional sports in Las Vegas get off to quite the start
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Deryk Engelland went from forcing the crowd to tear up with emotion to yell out in euphoria within a five-minute span Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena. ...
Blog: Golden Knights ride emotion to resounding victory in home debut
Golden Knights score four goals on Coyotes in the first period and cruise from there
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Emotions ran high Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena for the Vegas Golden Knights’ home debut, and the first local major-league professional sports franchise capitalized on the energy.
The Golden Knights smashed the Arizona Coyotes, 5-2. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
From the moment the playoff series were set, this one looked like the best matchup. It’s certainly lived up to that through three games. ...
High School Football Picks: Week 8
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Teams always get a little extra motivation going up against their rivals, which could mean we’re in for one heck of a week of high school football. ...
Dana White: Conor McGregor vs. Tony Ferguson unification bout ‘has to happen’
Ferguson beats Kevin Lee to win interim title and right to McGregor fight at UFC 216
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017
Tony Ferguson whittled down the myriad of options for Conor McGregor’s next fight to a simple pair — defend or vacate. ...
Week 5 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017
The Seahawks opened as the second-biggest favorite to win their division in the NFL, behind only the Patriots, at the beginning of the season. ...
Blog: Fighters make history, celebrate first responders and victims at UFC 216
Tony Ferguson stops Kevin Lee via submission in third round of main event
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Demetrious Johnson broke mixed martial arts’ most celebrated record in grand fashion Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.
Johnson not only defended his flyweight championship an 11th consecutive time. ...
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 6
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
One of sports betting’s best kept secrets is out.
There’s no more hiding Washington State after its monumental 30-27 victory over USC as 4.5-point underdogs last week. ...
UFC 216 breakdown, betting odds and picks
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Bettors have bought into the idea that Kevin Lee isn’t quite ready for Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 216, which begins at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at T-Mobile Arena. ..
Basic, Coronado pay homage to shooting victims close to football teams
Wolves beat Cougars 45-22 on night of remembrance
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
The only sound audible 30 minutes before kickoff of Basic’s home football game against Coronado Friday night was coaches instructing players through warm-ups. ...
Sierra Vista's entire roster contributes in shutout victory over Desert Oasis
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Sierra Vista beat Desert Oasis so badly Friday night that even its linemen got in on the big-play fun. ...
Spring Valley takes the banner back from Bonanza
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Rival schools can, at their most effective, bring the best out of each other. ...
Green Valley encounters no problems in putting away Silverado
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Anyone who thought Green Valley might be looking ahead to its Henderson Bowl showdown with Basic was sorely mistaken. ...
Moapa Valley piles on points late to pull away from Chaparral
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
The best game of Friday night might have come in Overton where Moapa Valley edged Chaparral in a contest that was closer than the 28-14 final score indicated. ...
Tyree Hayes, Trayvon Ward lead Sunrise Mountain to big win over Western
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Sunrise Mountain notched its most lopsided win of the season and broke a two-game losing streak in beating Western 60-13 Friday night. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
South Point happens to be dealing the highest number in town on the Cubs, which makes them a take in the series-opening game this evening. ...
Local fighters look to honor Las Vegas at UFC 216
Kevin Lee, Tony Ferguson drop animosity in wake of tragedy
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Evan Dunham’s young daughter was restless and couldn’t fall asleep for hours on end Sunday night.
The insomnia baffled the 35-year-old UFC lightweight, who mused what was causing something so uncharacteristic while trying to help. ...
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 5 winners against the spread
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
If a Bad Beat Hall of Fame is ever established, Justin Houston ensured himself automatic entry with the stunt he pulled at the end of Monday Night Football. ...
High School Football Picks: Week 7
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Two games apiece went against Ray Brewer and Case Keefer in last week’s high school football picks. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Washington at Kansas City
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
The Chiefs are the last undefeated team standing in the NFL, and that seems appropriate. ...
Week 4 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
The AFC West came into the season power-rated as the toughest division in the NFL according to the oddsmakers. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Georgia at Tennessee
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
One of the oldest rules of sports betting is still a golden one: When everyone is looking one way, it pays to go the other. ...
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 5
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
The most prevalent topic of conversation around football betting circles last weekend was the way NFL underdogs covered in bulk to clobber the betting public. ...
Liberty’s Kenyon Oblad breaks career passing record in Green Valley blowout
Oblad's full arsenal of skills on display in league opener
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Liberty quarterback Kenyon Oblad battled against more than the Green Valley defense early in his team’s league opener Thursday night. ...
Chaparral comes alive in second half to defeat Desert Oasis
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Chaparral won its second straight Thursday night, even though it wasn’t the prettiest performance. ...
Chamere Thomas helps get Palo Verde back on track in win over Del Sol
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Palo Verde wasn’t going to allow another win to slip through its grasp. ...
Basic scores on final play to escape Silverado
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
A trying two weeks ended in euphoric fashion for Basic on Thursday night. ...

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