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High School Football Picks: Week 15
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Liberty gets a shot at nine-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman for the fifth straight year on Saturday in a state semifinal. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...
Week 11 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Toronto Maple Leafs at Anaheim Ducks
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...

College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 12
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
College football fans have spent the last few days complaining about the absence of marquee games on the week 12 schedule. Blame the SEC. ...



Leading the pack: Chiefs, Rams aren't the only Super Bowl contenders
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Sports bettors have a predilection toward teams with high-powered offenses at the top of the standings. In the Rams and Chiefs, they find a pair of teams that hit on both counts. The two teams are tied for both the NFL’s best record, 9-1, and its most efficient offense ...
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 11 winners against the spread
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Someone ship Jason Garrett a life preserver — not as a symbol of his much-scrutinized job security but as a token for the way his team rescued Talking Points last week. ...

Blog: Cody Eakin scores twice as Golden Knights soar past Ducks 5-0
Marc-Andre Fleury notches second straight shutout at T-Mobile Arena
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Cody Eakin rushed down the left side of the ice and rifled a shot top-shelf to beat the goalie. That happened not once, but twice, in the second period of the Vegas Golden Knights’ 5-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena. ...
Golden Knights could turn season around with stretch of divisional games
Anaheim comes to T-Mobile Arena for the second time this season tonight
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
In a year that’s largely gone sideways through the first month and a half, Vegas’ saving grace might be that a surplus of its ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Washington Capitals at Minnesota Wild
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...

High School Football Picks: Week 14
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
For the second straight year, Las Vegas Sun's Ray Brewer and Case Keefer look headed towards a tie in their annual high school football picks competition. ...

Week 10 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
Some are calling the NFC East the worst division in the NFL; the odds are calling it the most competitive division in the NFL. ...

Arbor View mounts massive comeback against Desert Pines to reach region final
Aggies scored 21 unanswered points behind banged-up quarterback, dominant defense
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
For several minutes after a Mountain Region semifinal game on Friday night, one of the biggest parties in Las Vegas took place on the Arbor View football field. ...
Sierra Vista stomps Green Valley in first-round playoff win
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
It’s often hard to quantify just how much a team improves throughout the season. ...
Liberty leans on role players to leave Desert Oasis in the dust
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
high school roundup
Foothill pulls away from Durango in second half
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Make it double-digit wins this season for the Foothill Falcons. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Fresno State at Boise State
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...

College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of week 11
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
For sports bettors, it’s not too early to start thinking about a potential matchup between the two college football teams that have been historically dominant this season. ...

Golden Knights’ offense awakens for a season-high five goals in Ottawa
Vegas gets a pair of power-play goals to go with a pair of defenseman scores
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
The team that hasn’t been able to score all season finally could on Thursday night. The Vegas Golden Knights enjoyed a long-awaited offensive eruption against the ...
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 10 winners against the spread
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Bravo, bettors: You sufficiently sunk the house in week 9 of the NFL season. ...

Flurry of Golden Knights’ extensions should help preserve ‘Golden Misfits’ identity
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch should all be with the team through at least the 2024-25 season.
Erik Haula stretchered off the ice as Golden Knights drop game in Toronto
Vegas has now gone 0-5 against Stanley Cup favorites this season
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Sixth-year NHL veteran Erik Haula was the only one of four players projected to contribute on the second line in the preseason who hadn’t missed any time ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Michigan State vs. Kansas
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...

High School Football Picks: Week 13
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
Every region has reached the playoffs now that the 13th week of the high school football season has arrived. ...

Week 9 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
The afternoon to evening slate of week 9 might be the most compelling set of games the NFL schedule has offered this season. ...

Hunt goes from press-box spectator to game-winning scorer for Golden Knights
Vegas blanks Carolina in brief stop at T-Mobile Arena
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Having racked up far more inactive games than lineup appearances with the Vegas Golden Knights over the last 13 months, Brad Hunt has learned a new way to watch hockey. ...

Live blog: Marc-Andre Fleury stifles Hurricanes in Golden Knights’ victory
Brad Hunt, William Carrier score their first goals of the season
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
It all starts with Marc-Andre Fleury. The Golden Knights go as their goalie goes. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: California at Washington State
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh at Virginia
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1. ...

College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 10
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
The SEC hosts the two biggest games of week 10, which might not sound like much of a surprise for an early November college football slate. No one saw either of these coming, though. ...

Golden Knights enter ‘desperation mode’ after winless two-game road trip
Marc-Andre Fleury gives up five goals on 26 shots in St. Louis
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant rarely looks at the NHL standings. The restraint may have sounded baffling last year when the Golden Knights implanted themselves near the top of the NHL, but it’s probably for the best this season ...

Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 9 winners against the spread
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Call it the surrender that sent shockwaves up and down the Strip’s sports books. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Anthony Davis is a game time decision, and although I’m obviously not privy to any inside information, I think he’ll be back tonight from following the situation. ...
High School Football Picks: Week 12
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Between playoff games, rivalries and de facto eliminators strewn across the different regions and classifications, week 12 might be the best high school football slate yet. ...

Golden Knights’ homestand officially a success after win over Senators
Jonathan Marchessault had no set plan for his game-winning penalty shot in overtime
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
Trapped underneath Erik Haula against the ice, Jonathan Marchessault couldn’t see the smoke shooting off towards the rafters but he could hear the roar of 18,089 fans drowning out T-Mobile Arena’s notoriously blaring bass. ...  

Blog: Jonathan Marchessault overtime penalty shot leads Golden Knights to win
Senators goalie Craig Anderson takes loss despite 50 saves
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
Take a deep breath, Vegas Golden Knight fans. Hope is not lost, not after the Golden Knights ended an up-and down homestand with an 4-3 overtime victory against the Ottawa Senators. ...



Week 8 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
With the Los Angeles Rams slaughtering the NFL as the league’s lone unbeaten team and leader in point differential through seven weeks, bookmakers have wondered what it would take for gamblers to bet against them. ...

Golden Knights suffer more misfortune, lose Max Pacioretty in Lightning defeat
Vegas drops second straight in penultimate game of home stand
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Max Pacioretty, Alex Tuch and Erik Haula were skating in unison. Early in Friday afternoon’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at T-Mobile Arena, the Vegas Golden Knights’ rebuilt second line appeared to pick up where it left off ...

Blog: Celebratory Nevada Day game fails to right Golden Knights
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
A festive afternoon turned into a frustrating evening for majority of the 18,207 fans who filled T-Mobile Arena for the Vegas Golden Nights’ Nevada Day matinee against the Tampa Bay Lightning. ...




Vegas Play of the Day: Miami at Boston College
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
This is a little tougher ask with the extra half-point — Miami was a slam dunk at minus-3 — but there’s still value. ....
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 9
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
The number of unbeaten college football teams fell to five after week 8. The number of unbeaten college football teams in sports books fell to one. ...

Three in a row: Canyon Springs claims Northeast division crown once again
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
It’s time to start calling Canyon Springs’ reign atop the Northeast division what it is — a dynasty. ...

Sierra Vista spanks Durango to set inside track for home playoff game
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Many expected Thursday night’s game between Sierra Vista and Durango to be a battle for control of the second spot in the Southwest division standings. ...

Cheyenne earns Moapa Valley rematch by opening playoffs with blowout win
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Cheyenne hit a couple of milestones in a 42-6 home victory over Sunrise Mountain to start the 3A postseason on Thursday night. ...
Desert Pines crushes Eldorado, finishes second in Northeast division
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
With a blowout 42-6 victory over Eldorado on Thursday night, Desert Pines clinched a home game in the first round of the 4A playoffs next week. ...
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 8 winners against the spread
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
So much for sports books needing to protect against a pro-Raiders bias. There was a lot of chatter about casinos getting flooded with bets on the Raiders on a weekly basis when the franchise announced its impending move to Las Vegas before last season ...

Help is on the way: Golden Knights sign Nate Schmidt long-term after loss
Top defender is nearly halfway through a 20-game suspension to start the season
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Of all the things that could have rankled Vegas Golden Knights Coach Gerard Gallant about his team’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena, one stood out above the rest ...

Blog: Canucks upset Golden Knights with shootout victory
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
The Golden Knights’ only solace Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena was that they still eked a point out in the standings. ...


Halloween costumes and team dinners: How Golden Knights foster chemistry
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Nick Holden knew the showgirl outfit he sported to the Vegas Golden Knights’ Halloween party over the weekend would shock his teammates. ...

High School Football Picks: Week 11
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
The race is tightening in the high school football picks competition between Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer. ...

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