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Ray Brewer

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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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Clark basketball confident it can 'get this done' in quest for state title
Chargers down Foothill for spot in regional finals behind contributions from unlikely sources
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
For as good as the trio has been in helping the Chargers to a 23-4 record and retaining their spot among the city’s elite programs, taking the next step by ...
Vegas Play of the Day: NBA all-star game
Sunday, Feb. 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 ...
Hunkie Cooper never sought spot in sports hall, only wanted to make Las Vegas better place
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
Hunkie Cooper started coaching Las Vegas-area kids after retiring in 2005, eventually becoming the head coach at Canyon Springs in 2009 and turning them into a perennial winner. He doesn’t know how many games he has won or lost and he doesn’t care ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Rutgers at Northwestern
Wednesday, Feb. 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 ...
Sustainability, green building the focus of symposium at UNLV
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Homebuilders will gather next Monday at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV to discuss sustainability trends, technologies and strategies during the Sustainability Symposium ...
UNLV football season tickets in Las Vegas Stadium will cost the same as at Sam Boyd for 2020
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
UNLV officials are labeling the promotion, “The Faithful Fan Price.” The Rebels — and the NFL’s Raiders, of course — will begin play in 2020 at the new $1.8 billion stadium ...
Median home price climbs to $300K in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
The median sales price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada in January was $300,000, according to a report released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. That’s up 13.2 percent from $265,000 in January 2018. It’s the first time the sales price hit ...
Guests at MGM properties in Las Vegas can access their room using smartphone
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Guests staying at some MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas will now be able to access their room using a smartphone. Digital keys through ...
High School Basketball Picks: Week 6
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Two games remain on each local high school basketball team’s regular-season schedule. ...

Las Vegas Lights: 'Best deal in town since $4.99 prime rib'
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
Las Vegas Lights coach Eric Wynalda started listing the countries from which his squad has players, raving about their international flair and praising them for coming together to embrace Las Vegas. Wynalda lived here for more than a decade before becoming the ...
Super Bowl pick: Why Rams-Patriots will stay under the points total
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
This is the ninth Super Bowl appearance in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Patriots dynasty. The past appearances clearly shed light on how the Patriots will attack the Los Angeles Rams ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Maryland at Wisconsin
Friday, Feb. 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 ...
In rebuild, UNLV can’t get preoccupied chasing UNR's success
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
It would be easy for UNLV to look at what UNR has built and be jealous, wondering why the Rebels’ rebuild hasn’t been equally lucrative. Reno went from nine wins in 2015 to the Sweet 16 in three years, and UNLV’s third year with Marvin Menzies ...
High School Basketball Picks: Week 5
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
The high school basketball regular season is winding down, meaning every remaining game takes on extra significance with teams jockeying for playoff positioning. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Florida State at Miami
Sunday, Jan. 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 ...
Equipment donation could help spark a renaissance in Rancho High sports
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
Rancho, which opened in 1954 and is one of Southern Nevada’s oldest high schools, was a contender in many sports through the mid-1990s. Championship trophies are displayed in a case near the school’s gym to serve as …
Vegas Play of the Day: Knicks at Nets
Friday, Jan. 25, 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 ...
'We don't quit on our kids': Desert Pines' Jamel Brown turns second chance into football scholarship
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
Jamel Brown could have easily quit in his pursuit of a college football scholarship. Yet, he stayed the course, even with the setbacks. Being suspended from the Desert Pines High team for most of 2017, opening his ...
Noah Taitz breaks slump at right time, leads Gorman to win against Findlay Prep
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
Noah Taitz is the best shooter on the Bishop Gorman High basketball team. Arguably, he's the best in Nevada. But Taitz on Saturday ...
Footgolf brings soccer skills to the Las Vegas links
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Tony Machado stands about 20 yards from the hole at Chimera Golf Club ahead of his second shot. He makes great contact with the soccer ball—yes, soccer ball—and watches it roll onto the green and into ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Temple at East Carolina
Wednesday, Jan. 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 ...
Zaon Collins the difference in Bishop Gorman's win over Clark
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
There were only a few empty seats in the Bishop Gorman High gym, and rightfully so because the Southwest League game against visiting Clark was considered a potential ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Rockets at Magic
Sunday, Jan. 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 ...
Jaden Hardy goes for 41 points in Coronado's win against Liberty; teammates equally valuable
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
As the bleachers in the Liberty High School gym started to quickly fill minutes before Wednesday night's high school basketball game, it became obvious this contest had extra significance. That’s especially true considering who was in attendance ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Georgetown at Xavier
Wednesday, Jan. 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 ...
High School Basketball Picks: Week 3
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
Winter break is over, which means it's time to get into back into basketball season. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Chargers at Ravens
Sunday, Jan. 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 ...
Britney Spears cancels ‘Domination’ residency in Las Vegas
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
Britney Spears won’t be performing as scheduled in Las Vegas, citing her father’s continuing health struggles, the pop star announced this morning. Spears is on an “indefinite work hiatus,” putting her “Britney: Domination” residency at the Park Theater at the Park MGM on hold until further notice, the resort ...
What a win for UNLV basketball. It's a shame you weren't there to see it
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
When you are bleeding money from a lack of fan support on basketball home dates, you can’t go around spending loosely on coaches, especially when you have a good ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Texas vs. Georgia in the Sugar Bowl
Tuesday, Jan. 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 ...
What's in store for 2019 in Las Vegas' world of sports
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
The past 12 months will forever be remembered fondly in local sports circles, as they brought a Stanley Cup Final appearance, the debut of two new professional teams and a handful of big fights. What’s in store for Las Vegas’ sports franchises in 2019? Here are ...
Vegas pick'em: NBA Christmas games against the spread
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
The league today has five games scheduled, all of which are on national television and feature the game’s biggest stars. For us in Las Vegas ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Broncos at Raiders
Monday, Dec. 24, 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 ...
Vegas Play of the Play: Bills at Pats
Sunday, Dec. 23, 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 ...

UNLV evaluating football ticket prices at new stadium
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
UNLV football season ticket holders and members of the Rebel Athletic Fund will receive a survey this week asking for their feedback on pricing and benefits as ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Cal vs. San Jose State
Friday, Dec. 21, 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 ...
Signing Day: One play helps show this UNLV recruit's athleticism
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Ryan Tantum, a three-star recruit by 247Sports, is one of about 17 players expected today to sign letters of intent with UNLV football. The class, which includes ...
UNLV's Joel Ntambwe grabs league's weekly award for efforts against BYU
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
Joel Ntambwe’s career-best performance on Saturday for the UNLV basketball team in its overtime victory against BYU was honored today by the ...
Why a coveted defender picked UNLV over TCU, Baylor and others
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
A photo from four years ago helped the UNLV football program land one of its most notable recruits in the five-year Tony Sanchez ...
Remembering some great UNLV-BYU moments
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
You can argue it was one of the nation’s most fierce rivalries of the era ...
Could the Phoenix Suns of the NBA relocate to Vegas?
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
The Arizona Republic is reporting that Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is threatening to move his team to Las Vegas or Seattle if demands for ...
Colombian immigrant at Clark High is living his American dream
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018
Pablo Alarcon is at the top of his class in Clark High School’s challenging Academy of Math, Science, the Arts, and Technology magnet program. He’s proud to claim that he’s never received a grade lower than an A in mostly honors classes, even in those earlier years when …
Video preview: Desert Pines basketball ready for challenge of new class
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
The Desert Pines basketball team has a new challenge this season. It’s a challenge coach ...
Las Vegas house prices remain flat in November
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Las Vegas area in November was $295,000, according to a report from ...
Las Vegas welcomes its second shot at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
Don Logan, the Las Vegas 51s president and longtime face of professional baseball here, has been attending the Baseball Winter Meetings for nearly four decades. He recalls how ...
Super Seven: For Centennial standout Isbell, it's 'heart over height'
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
Melanie Isbell is frequently the smallest player on the court. The Centennial High senior is also frequently the best player on the court. Yes, the point guard is undersized at 5-foot-4, and with that comes ...
Video preview: Coronado basketball has star player, other pieces for winning season
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
A nationally televised game last week gave a glimpse of how strong the Coronado High basketball team ...
Video preview: Clark basketball eyes state championship, has players to compete
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
The Clark High basketball team will again be a contender for the state championship. The Chargers are led by ...
Vegas Play of Day: Rams at Lions
Sunday, Dec. 2, 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 ...
That championship feeling, again: Gorman football's 10-peat 'unbelievable'
Cianelli rushes for 6 TDs, Gorman beats Manogue 69-26 for 10th straight title
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
The program’s goal was simple, but not always previously obtainable: Take the roster of talented of players and mold them into champions ...

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