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Ray Brewer

Managing Editor

Ray Brewer, a proud local, has been part of Greenspun Media Group since the mid-1990s. He’s covered high school and UNLV sports, and managed the Las Vegas Sun’s award-winning website. He’s a graduate of Chaparral High School and UNLV, and a fierce defender of Las Vegas — especially in comparisons to Reno. Brewer and his wife, Karla, have two children. And they all are passionate about the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Story Archive

Turf to be replaced at 3 Las Vegas area football fields, forcing teams to play 2019 on road
Monday, July 15, 2019
The football teams at Clark, Rancho and Valley high schools learned this week that all of their home games and practices for the upcoming season would be moved ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Braves at Padres
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
These Golden Knights players will be featured in preseason bobblehead giveaway
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Fans attending a Vegas Golden Knights preseason game in September will receive a player bobblehead as part of the franchise ...
Vegas Play of the Day: MLB All-Star Game
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Arbor View community mourning death of football standout Malik Noshi
Monday, July 8, 2019
Malik Noshi helped transform the Arbor View High football program into a Las Vegas power, receiving first-team all-state honors in 2014 — about the time the school started ...
UNLV wants to make sure there is 'a ticket for every wallet' at new football stadium
Sales soaring with pricing promotion for 2020, the Rebels' first season in new $1.8 billion stadium
Monday, June 24, 2019
If you want to watch a football game in the new Las Vegas Stadium but you don’t want to shell out thousands to see the NFL, UNLV could be an affordable alternative ...
North Las Vegas' Jordan Davis chasing his chance at the NBA
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Jordan Davis doesn't expect a team to select him in the NBA Draft today. The North Las Vegas native, who played at the small college of Northern Colorado, is considered undersized at 6-foot-2 and lacks the consistent outside shot practically required in the modern NBA ...
UNLV football's first 2020 commitment is significant. Here's why
Monday, June 17, 2019
Many Las Vegas-area players have committed to the UNLV football program over the years. None have a commitment story like Arbor View 2020 defensive tackle Tai Tuinei. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Tuinei verbally committed last week while ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Royals at Twins
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
How Tyson Fury emerged from depths of depression to headline heavyweight clash in Vegas
Saturday, June 15, 2019
British fighter Tyson Fury is so witty and charming that it’s easy to see why Bob Arum hopes he can resonate with the American fight fan and spark a rebirth of heavyweights ...
How Steve Stallworth impacted Las Vegas sports scene, earning spot in local hall of fame
Friday, June 14, 2019
Steve Stallworth had lived in Las Vegas for two days when he got his first taste of how over-the-top the city could get for a major sporting event. Stallworth, just 17, worked as an usher for a Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney heavyweight title fight at ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Toronto at Baltimore
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Diamondbacks at Blue Jays
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Green Thumb Industries grows west, closes Essence cannabis deal
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The sale of one of Las Vegas’ largest marijuana dispensary and cultivation operations has been finalized. Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries announced this morning that ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Nationals at Reds
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Marlins at Padres
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Blues at Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final
Monday, May 27, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
UNLV quarterback commit Brumfield 'a special player'
Monday, May 27, 2019
His commitment gives the Rebels depth at the position, which can’t be overlooked considering that a UNLV quarterback hasn’t started every game in a season since ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Tigers at Mets
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
USC transfer Grimes 'feels good to be home' with UNLV football
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Randal Grimes entered the football game late in the fourth quarter last August for USC in the season opener against UNLV. The wide receiver, a Las Vegas native, lined up near the Rebels sideline, exchanging ...
Lifetime achievement: Baseball coach Sam Thomas, 'I am the lucky one. I get to go on this ride'
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
It’s one hour before the Las Vegas High baseball team is about to start practice, and coach Sam Thomas is feverishly at work. He appears to be in his element. The veteran coach is climbing a ladder with a tool belt strapped around his waist. It’s almost comical because Thomas also sports his baseball pants, a coach pullover and ...
Unsung hero wears many hats at Eldorado: Teacher, mentor, mom
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
For the teens she mentors, especially the athletes, Shana Stott is more than an educator — she’s a mom. If it weren’t for Stott passionately cheering from the bleachers, they’d have no one else at the game. “Every game or activity, a kid needs someone there to …
Vegas Play of the Day: Brewers at Braves
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
New Bonanza coach Soares embraces school's charm, eyes return to winning ways
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Bonanza is one of the area’s original schools, producing greats in many sports along the way such as baseball Kris Bryant, NFLers Gerald Riggins and Adam Seward, and Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker, the lone native in the NHL. If Soares has his way ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Royals at Tigers
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Can Mexico's Canelo Alvarez help topple pay-per-view?
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Ordering a pay-per-view telecast through your cable provider suddenly has competition. And it has the sport's most notable fighter, Mexican heartthrob Saúl "Canelo" Alvarez, leading its push in the United States.

Rebel forward Tervell Beck enters transfer portal
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The reserve forward averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 2018-19 ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Reds at Mets
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Oakland at Toronto
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Refs in controversial Vegas call not expected to work rest of playoffs
Thursday, April 25, 2019
NHL referee Dan O’Halloran hasn’t missed working a conference final round in more than a decade, Scouting The Refs reports. Yet, O’Halloran hasn’t been ...
UNLV basketball changes seating for home games, hopes students create edge
Monday, April 22, 2019
The UNLV basketball program is hoping to enhance its home-court edge at the Thomas & Mack Center. Media seating behind the basket on the ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Braves at Indians
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Giants at Nationals
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Cardinals vs. Reds
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
'This is a major league stadium': Las Vegas Ballpark a big hit with fans
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Ken Webb’s silence spoke volumes. He was so impressed with all the bells and whistles of Las Vegas Ballpark that he stood near the outfield concourse taking in the sights in complete awe. Webb has seen ...
Gorman football prospect blowing up this spring, has nearly 20 scholarship offers
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Rome Odunze is pushing 20 scholarship offers, with most coming this spring from a who’s who of programs ...
Gorman basketball puts up strong fight at nationals, falls in double OT to Indiana power
Thursday, April 4, 2019
The Bishop Gorman High basketball team missed 13 consecutive shots in the first half of its quarterfinal game against La Lumiere of Indiana today at the ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Angels at Rangers
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Dig into the Las Vegas Aviators’ shiny new Downtown Summerlin ballpark
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
What to expect at the Las Vegas Aviators’ new baseball stadium.
Gorman boys, Centennial girls basketball ready for national stage in New York
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Once word started spreading that his program was in consideration, Rice said players would frequently spot by his office asking for updates ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Mets and Nationals
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Play of the Day: Portland at Chicago Bulls
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Lexington Thomas flashes speed on UNLV Pro Day
Monday, March 25, 2019
When it was Lexington Thomas’ turn to run the 40-yard dash on Monday, a crowd off onlookers and NFL scouts gathered to watch ...
How the best prep softball player in Michigan found UNLV
Rebels off to a 21-6 start to season thanks to freshman Jenny Bressler
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Bressler has been brilliant in the initial months of her UNLV career, giving up just one run in her last 30 innings pitched to win back-to-back Mountain West Pitcher of the Week awards ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Murray State vs. Florida State in the NCAA Tournament
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Football camp at Faith Lutheran to feature NFL players
Friday, March 22, 2019
The camp instructors are clients of local agent Steve Caric, including ...
Marvin Menzies deserves another season as the UNLV coach
Friday, March 15, 2019
You can’t cycle through coaches every three years because some fans are disenchanted with the pace of the rebuild. You can’t hire Marvin Menzies with the understanding that ...
Vegas Play of the Day: UNLV at Colorado State
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Las Vegas Lights coach sees bright future for team as it enters its second season
Thursday, March 7, 2019
First-year Las Vegas Lights coach Eric Wynalda doesn’t hide his confidence when discussing his team. It opens the United Soccer League season March 9 against the visiting Austin Bold FC, and Wynalda expects better results in the franchise’s second season.
Vegas Play of the Day: Marquette at Seton Hall
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...