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April 19, 2018

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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

Vegas Play of the Day: Braves at Phillies
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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 name: Baseball club will retire 51s brand when it moves to Summerlin
Monday, April 16, 2018
The team announced today it will also change its name in 2019, retiring 51s after nearly 20 seasons and launching a “Name the Team Sweepstakes” for community feedback on ...
UNLV football borrows Strip magician to present walk-on scholarship
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Ammir Aziz thought his Friday couldn’t get any better when, during his early morning shift working security at the MGM Grand, he was introduced to country music star Blake Shelton. Aziz is no stranger to Shelton’s lyrics, frequently singing them and ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Giants at Padres
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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 far will Golden Knights' fairy-tale season take us?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Playoffs in three years. Stanley Cup champions in six. That was the timeline owner Bill Foley established for his National Hockey League expansion franchise when it launched ...
Prop bets on NFL Draft drawing interest at Las Vegas sports books
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Which Georgia running back will be selected first in the NFL Draft at the end of the month: Sony Michel or Nick Chubb? In Nevada, you can place a wager on the outcome. There are ...
Las Vegas housing supply remains tight; average sales price again increases
Friday, April 6, 2018
The average price for an existing single-family home sold in Las Vegas last month was $280,000, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Home prices increased 1.8 percent from February and 15.7 percent from March 2017. Also, the average sale price of townhouses and condos was $160,000, or a spike of 30.1 percent from the same time last year. The total number of existing local homes, condos and townhouses sold during ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Rangers at A's
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Villanova the betting favorite in Vegas against Michigan in title game
Saturday, March 31, 2018
The line was established toward the end of Villanova’s 95-79 national semifinal win against Kansas, where the Wildcats established a Final Four record for ...
Photos: A look inside Jerry Lewis' Scotch 80s house for sale in Las Vegas
Friday, March 30, 2018
The 7,325-square-foot house near Interstate 15 and Charleston Boulevard was listed this week for $1.4 million. Lewis, who died in August, lived at the property for 30 years, according to the listing ...
David Humm, former Raiders, Bishop Gorman great, dies at age 65
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Las Vegas native David Humm, one of the best passing quarterback in Nebraska football history who went on win two Super Bowls with the Raiders, died Tuesday night from ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Western Kentucky vs. Utah in NIT
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Casino owner Derek Stevens could win $1 million on Michigan basketball future bet
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Derek Stevens is asking for your sports betting advice. The downtown Las Vegas casino owner has a $25,000 wager on Michigan to win the national championship at ...
Las Vegas outlet mall to begin charging for parking
Monday, March 26, 2018
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets downtown will charge $5 for parking starting Tuesday. Locals with state identification, however, will continue to park for free. The change ...
UNLV recruits — like Faith Lutheran's Sir Oliver Everett — will play most of career at new stadium
Monday, March 26, 2018
Ground has been broke on both ventures and there are move in dates. Players being recruited to UNLV for the class of 2019 will play more games at the Russell Road and I-15 stadium shared with the Raiders than ...
Las Vegas Lights a great addition to our sports landscape
Sunday, March 25, 2018
But Lashbrook’s work is far from over. This is just one night. The season goes until the fall, which means many more home dates and many more needs for ...
Remember the Dustdevils: Las Vegas had a championship soccer team in 1994
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights have been in first place most of the NHL season and could become the “first” expansion franchise to win a championship. But some people ask, “What about the Dustdevils?”
UNLV law school program earns top billing nationally
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The school ranks 59th overall out of 194 accredited law schools, which is UNLV’s highest-ever spot in the publication’s annual ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Stanford at Oklahoma State
Monday, March 19, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Cubs star Kris Bryant 'just can’t get enough of this city'
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant had been at Cashman Field many times before. But most of previous trips were as a fan. Long before Bryant ..
Local product scores early, helps Lights win franchise opener at Fresno
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Las Vegas Lights FC owner Brett Lashbrook is insistent that at least one local player have a spot on the minor league team’s roster at all times. They wound ...
March Madness in Vegas: 'Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve combined into one'
Friday, March 16, 2018
The saying was repeated all day: The next best thing to being at the NCAA Tournament is being in Las Vegas for the tournament. Being here, actually, could be slightly better. Our over-the-top parties have cheap eats, easy access to betting stations and games displayed on ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Kentucky vs. Davidson
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Here’s the good news for the many visitors coming to Las Vegas this week to watch the NCAA Tournament: Some places around town have free viewing parties. That is ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Hartford at San Diego
Monday, March 12, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Gorman's Bey is state Gatorade Player of the Year
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Bishop Gorman's Jamal Bey is the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year ...
Shrinking housing supply is 'catching up to' Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Home sales in the Las Vegas area slowed in February because of the shrinking supply of properties, according to an industry report. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports ...
UNLV's McCoy the Mountain West Freshman of the Year; UNR cleans up on awards
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
McCoy, who averaged 15.4 points and 9.6 in league games, is the fourth UNLV player to win the Freshman of the Year award. The most recent winner was ...
Las Vegas Lights FC trying their best to create rivalry with Reno
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The five options for the series include: Nevada Cup, Silver State Cup, Gamblers’ Cup, Copa Nevada and Governor’s Cup. You can also make a recommendation, such as mine ...
UNLV baseball ranked for first time since 2014
Monday, March 5, 2018
The UNLV baseball team won three straight games by one run against Fresno State last weekend to ...
New UNLV cornerbacks coach a native Las Vegan who grew up with Rebels
Monday, March 5, 2018
Irvin, formerly the defensive coordinator at the University of San Diego, is one of four new defensive coaches to join the program in the offseason, and ...
UNLV track has gear stolen, responds to win first league title since 1993
Sunday, March 4, 2018
The burglars had broken the windows and taken everything — laptop computers and other electronically devices, wallets with cash and identification, headphones, text books, car keys, and track shoes and other gear needed for competition. The snatch-and-grab job affected 12 athletes for a loss of nearly $15,000 ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Dayton vs. George Washington
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Mountain West champions: UNLV women enjoy basketball title with win against Utah State
Saturday, March 3, 2018
It was the first conference title of any kind for the UNLV women since winning the Big West Conference tournament in 1994. It’s their ...
Just a freshman, Faith Lutheran's Ma’a Gaoteote commits to USC football
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Ma’a Gaoteote, a freshman at Faith Lutheran in Las Vegas, verbally committed to USC football today. On Twitter, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker posted, “I have already made up my mind to further my education and ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Duke at Virginia Tech
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
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 a defeat in October helped Gorman basketball win the state title
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
The one game, albeit a game played with a running clock and with players wearing practice uniforms, served a purpose ...
What a finish: Centennial girls erase 15-point deficit, force OT at buzzer of state win
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
As soon as the basketball left Centennial’s Jade Thomas’ hands, her teammates were confident ...
Live Blog: Gorman basketball dynasty reaches 7th straight championship
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
The Gaels led for most of the final three quarters to become the first team in Nevada history to win seven straight titles ...
Gorman takes Spanish Springs' best punch, rallies for spot in state title game
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
With each positive play for Spanish Springs, and there were plenty in a 25-point first quarter, the pro-north crowd at Lawlor Events Center seemed to get ...
'Great' season comes to an end for Canyon Springs basketball
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Canyon Springs High basketball coach Freddie Banks had an optimistic goal at the beginning of the season ...
Live Blog: Gorman survives against Spanish Springs, will play for 7th straight title
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Freshman Will McClendon’s 3-pointer with about two minutes remaining gave the Gaels the lead for good today in a ...
Liberty to face IMG Academy in Polynesian Classic
Annual event will be at Liberty Sept. 7-8, feature festival
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
It’s the second year for the classic, which debuted last season at Sam Boyd Stadium. The event will expand in games in 2018 and shift to Liberty, where ...
Freddie Banks: Canyon Springs basketball success 'all about the kids'
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Banks will tell you it’s more than just those core players. It’s everyone on the roster. He can easily point to any player and explain how without their contributions, Canyon Springs wouldn’t be ...
Runnin' Pioneers: Canyon Springs uses speed, stamina to down Coronado for Sunrise championship
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
If the Pioneers were going to beat two-time defending Sunrise champion Coronado, they’d have to do so in transition. That’s why coach Freddie Banks had his team train on the school’s track in preseason for conditioning, and why ...
Vegas Play of the Day: UNLV at San Diego State
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ..
Canyon Springs backcourt unstoppable in regional semifinal win
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Before the Canyon Springs High basketball team took the court for the Sunrise Regional semifinals, coach Freddie Banks brought ...
Could Las Vegas host the NFL Draft?
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Las Vegas is a finalist to host the NFL Draft in 2019 or 2020. Other finalists include: Cleveland/Canton, Tennessee, Kansas City and Denver. Las Vegas will ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Kansas State at Oklahoma State
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Sunrise Regional basketball: Liberty shows it has more than star player Strawther
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
When your team’s best player goes to the bench with foul trouble in the fourth quarter of a close playoff game ...

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