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    Stephen Zimmerman, center, pulls down a rebound during the 2013 Adidas Super 64 summer tournament at Rancho High School Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

    The Rebels will be busy on local recruiting trail this week
    UNLV basketball: Find out where and when to catch UNLV's main targets who are playing at one of the three big tournaments in town this week
    July 23, 2014
    This time of year, scheduling is key. The only way for college coaches — or fans of those teams — to see all of the games and players they’re trying to catch is to plan their days out, because it’s easy to get stuck between places like Bishop Gorman High and the Cashman Center if you’re not careful.
  • UFC fighter Vitor Belfort watches the fights at UFC 168 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort revealed as UFC 181 headliner
    July 23, 2014
    Chris Weidman has already taken out two of the most decorated Brazilian fighters during his tenure as the UFC middleweight champion. The 30-year-old from New York will now move on to his third. Weidman (12-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) will attempt to defend his title against Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the main event of UFC 181...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Orioles at Angels
    July 23, 2014
    The Play of the Day, which features odds from the South Point and a $10,000 starting bankroll, is chugging along with wins in six of its last eight installments...
  • Hey Reb leads the UNLV football team out for the first half of the Heart of Dallas Bowl against North Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
    Mountain West commissioner has more questions than answers about future
    July 23, 2014
    Craig Thompson is entering his 16th season leading the Mountain West. He’s the only commissioner the league has ever had, and on Tuesday at the Cosmopolitan he briefly discussed that past before moving to the topic the assembled media was more interested in: the future.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs
    July 22, 2014
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Brett Boyko (69), right, talks with teammates during practice at UNLV Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
    UNLV football picked 4th in division; 3 Rebels make preseason team
    July 22, 2014
    UNLV was picked to finish fourth in its division while three Rebels were named to the preseason All-Mountain West team, it was announced today at the league’s annual media days at the Cosmopolitan. The teams and standings are selected by members of the media.
  • Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton celebrates during the fourth quarter of a game against UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Logan, Utah.
    College football by the Vegas odds: Sports book preview of the Mountain West
    July 22, 2014
    The Mountain West Conference was once not too long ago the backyard secret that football fans in this part of the country begged to broadcast. Over the past few years, the league has turned down so drastically that it’s more deserving of getting shoved into a closet and ...
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the ball during NFL mini camp at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio, on June 11, 2014.
    Johnny Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey
    July 21, 2014
    The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league's top-selling jersey since April 1. The league said Monday that Manziel's No. 2 outsold ...
  • Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer
    July 21, 2014
    A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl. Officials said Keelan Johnson, a first-year safety, was arrested early Saturday following ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Dodgers at Pirates
    July 21, 2014
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck listens to a question during a news conference for the Heart of Dallas Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
    Bern’s-Eye View: Predicting the Mountain West’s best this football season
    July 21, 2014
    The biggest question facing UNLV football at this point last year was whether or not the Rebels would finally win more than two games. Compared to that, this year’s quandaries already feel like success ...
  • 51s held to three hits in loss to Salt Lake
    July 20, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s today were limited to three hits at Salt Lake to drop the final game of a four-game series, 3-0. ...
  • Attendance is near top in arena football despite on-field struggles
    July 20, 2014
    Above each goal post, a cheerleader dances in a cage suspended from the ceiling. Below, motorcycles race onto a field of gray turf, revving engines between pyrotechnic flames. Behind one end zone a band plays. And in the midst of all this, the L.A. KISS is getting ready to play football. Not particularly good football, mind you. The team has a record of 3-13 in its inaugural season and has lost 11 of its last 12 games while getting outscored by an average of 18 points. Yet, the KISS isn’t being judged entirely by wins and losses.
  • Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter dunks the ball with authority during a fast break against Centennial on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
    Bishop Gorman basketball star Jeter rising to new heights
    July 20, 2014
    Chase Jeter's time is in demand these days. The 6-foot-11 16-year-old has rapidly risen in the recruiting rankings the past year, and has a big decision to make regarding his future ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Reds at Yankees
    July 20, 2014
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
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