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High School Football Picks: Week 7
Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
Ray Brewer and Case Keefer nearly swept the high school football board with their week 6 picks. ...

Week 3 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
The last time two Los Angeles-based NFL franchises faced off against each other was in week 11 of the 1994 season. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: TCU at Texas
Saturday, Sept. 22, 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. ...

Midgame brawl mars Liberty’s big win over Desert Pines
Zyrus Fiaseu runs wild for Patriots despite injury
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
Liberty’s coaching staff has tried to limit the snaps of star sophomore Zyrus Fiaseu as he deals with an injury to his left hand early in the season. ...
Basic staves off spirited upset bid from Las Vegas High
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Franco Mays bookended Basic’s 42-35 victory over Las Vegas High Friday night with highlight plays. ...
Centennial earns shutout win over Coronado
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
One week after an encouraging defensive performance against perennial power Arbor View, Centennial picked up where it left off and stifled Coronado on Friday night. ...
Moapa Valley scores at will in win over Rancho
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Good luck finding a more efficient offensive performance than what Moapa Valley managed Friday night against Rancho. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Washington State at USC
Friday, Sept. 21, 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 4
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
The biggest upset of the young college football season belongs to one of last year’s worst teams in the nation to bet on. ..

Vegas Play of the Day: New York Jets at Cleveland Browns
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
Everyone loves the Browns tonight, so give me the Jets. ...

Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 3 winners against the spread
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
Several analysts have expressed surprise that the NFL is already down to seven unbeaten teams through the first two weeks of the season. But the number of 2-0 teams is less shocking than ...

High School Football Picks: Week 6
Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
The march to the playoffs starts now. ...
Week 2 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
Patrick Mahomes put in a strong bid towards becoming the NFL’s most exciting player in week 1 of the season. ...
Arbor View rides defense to win over rival Centennial
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
For a split second, Darius Harrison sat back motionless in an athletic position after dropping into coverage. ...
Durango controls the line of scrimmage in a victory over Las Vegas
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Durango’s coaching staff challenged its offensive line going into a game at Las Vegas High on Friday night. ...
Palo Verde jumps on Bonanza from the outset
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Palo Verde scored three touchdowns in the opening five minutes, and added nine more points in the next 10 minutes Friday night at Bonanza. ...
Moapa Valley stymies Cheyenne, sails to ‘ugly win’
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Moapa Valley cracked Cheyenne’s undefeated record in a 21-6 victory in Overton between two class 3A state championship contenders. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Georgia State at Memphis
Friday, Sept. 14, 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 3
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Bookmakers are always quick to point out that over/under point totals never make or break their bottom lines during football season. ...
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 2 winners against the spread
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom racked up 12 touchdowns to 17 interceptions in his last season as a starter, leads the NFL in passer rating after ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 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 5
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Two of Las Vegas' best rivalries in different parts of town; two of the best 3A teams squaring off; a couple other games with unarguable star power. ...
Local impact: The pipeline from the Vegas Valley to the NFL is growing
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
As if local football fans didn’t have enough to root for this season with the Raiders’ impending move, the Valley has also become a fertile breeding ground for NFL players during the past decade.
Week 1 NFL picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
The Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys are two of the top four winningest franchises in the NFC over the last five years. ...
Bishop Gorman gets into a groove to grab first win of the season
Gaels overcome big night from Orem High’s Puka Nacua
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
In a six-minute span of game time Friday night at Fertitta Field, Bishop Gorman pulled off three highlight plays that could sit right next to any that the program has amassed during its last decade of national prominence. ...
Moapa Valley flies past Eldorado
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
Moapa Valley wasted no time in putting away host Eldorado Friday night. ...
Canyon Springs linebacker haunts his former team in victory
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
Nick Daniel terrorized Canyon Springs as a linebacker at Green Valley last year, helping the Gators end the Pioneers’ season with a close playoff victory. ...
Cimarron-Memorial holds up against Mojave in overtime
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
On 4th-and-goal in overtime against Mojave Friday night, Cimarron-Memorial coach Kory Walker warned his defense to watch for a screen pass. ...
Foothill stuffs Durango’s offense in 20-7 win
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
A lackadaisical first half turned into dominant second half for Foothill Friday night in a home game against Durango. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: TCU at SMU
Friday, Sept. 7, 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 2
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
Congratulations to Oklahoma and Notre Dame for winning the unofficial week 1 college football betting championship. ...
Game by game: breaking down the Raiders' 2018 schedule
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
A tough opening-night assignment, as the Rams sit tied behind only the New England Patriots in future odds to win the Super Bowl ...
Names to know: five potential Raider breakout stars
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
The Raiders suddenly have a star-power void after trading linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. Quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper both have the potential to ...
Real fans wear black: An introduction to Raider Nation
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
Get the gear, visit the local bar and memorize the sayings.
How will returned Raiders coach Jon Gruden fare in the modern NFL?
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
It took $100 million over 10 years—the richest coaching contract in NFL history—to lure him back to the sideline.
Vegas pick'em: NFL week 1 winners against the spread
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
The 2018 Super Bowl champions play tonight as the NFL season kicks off. The 2019 Super Bowl champions might be playing too. ...
High School Football Picks: Week 4
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
League play is creeping close, as several local high school football teams will begin the games that actually matter in the standings next week. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: LSU vs. Miami
Sunday, Sept. 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. ...
Liberty can’t find offense after losing quarterback early in loss to Lone Peak
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018
Even the best defenses aren’t indestructible, and are prone to wearing down if repeatedly overextended. ...
‘Best running back in the state’ powers Cimarron-Memorial to first win
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Cimarron-Memorial coach Kory Walker acknowledges his bias when it comes to Jordan Norwood, but also can’t contain his excitement about his star junior running back. ...
Virgin Valley claims another close win behind Wyatt Delano
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Virgin Valley planned to have a handful of running backs to rely on throughout the season. ...
Coronado’s offense breaks out in win over Spring Valley
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Coronado has improved drastically through each of the first three weeks of the high school football season, with Friday night’s 36-14 victory over host Spring Valley serving as the Cougars’ finest effort yet. ...
Foothill controls Palo Verde in near-flawless fashion
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Last season, Foothill edged Palo Verde by a point in the final seconds to make for one of the best high school football games of the year. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: San Diego State at Stanford
Friday, Aug. 31, 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 1
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Months worth of anticipation and preparation have concluded. ...
Midweek betting action: Picks for college football’s early Week 1 games
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
This year’s opening Thursday and Friday nights of college football are missing the marquee matchup often included in past year’s slates. ...
Pounce on these picks: NFL win totals offer value for six teams
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
Some preseason future bets end up as wasted space on Las Vegas sports books’ betting boards, with gamblers ignoring them out of a desire not to tie up portions of their bankroll for several months. NFL over/under season win totals don’t have that problem ...
Countdown to college football: Picking every team's win total in the ACC
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018
It’s ironic that when the ACC first expanded and added a championship game 13 years ago, the talk was that the league could be the most parity-driven in college football. The opposite has turned out to be true — especially in recent years ...
High School Football Picks: Week 3
Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
Local 3A and 4A high school football teams have split the first 12 out-of-state or regional matchups of the season. ...
Countdown to college football: Picking every team's win total in the Big 12
Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018
Bettors love to wager on points in the Big 12, throwing all caution aside to load up on “over” in practically any game involving the conference with the reputation for producing the most offense. ....

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