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January 28, 2015

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    An official game ball for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX is photographed Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Wilson Sporting Goods football factory in Ada, Ohio. The company, which has made the official Super Bowl football since the first Super Bowl in 1966, began making this year's game balls last Sunday night, Jan. 18, immediately after the conclusion of the NFC and AFC championship games. The New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL championship on Sunday, Feb. 1, in Glendale, Ariz.

    Picking the props: 10 winning wagers to make on the Super Bowl
    Sports Betting: Can Russell Wilson beat the Patriots running the ball?
    Jan. 28, 2015
    The question of how betting action on proposition wagers stacks up to traditional methods, the point spread and over/under total, courses through town every Super Bowl ...
  • Las Vegas High senior Jamal Richards, right, is pictured with coach Steve Gaspar after bowling a perfect game in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals at the Orleans.
    He's perfect: Las Vegas HS bowler rolls 300 game in playoff win
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Jamal Richards has been a recreational bowler since he was a toddler and his grandparents would take him to lanes near their home in Northern California. Richards, a senior on the Las Vegas High bowling team ...
  • Bishop Gorman forward Chase Jeter dunks on Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
    Gorman teammates Jeter, Zimmerman picked for McDonald’s game
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Three from Southern Nevada were selected today for the prestigious McDonald's All-American game. They include: Bishop Gorman post players Stephen Zimmerman and Chase Jeter, and Findlay Prep guard Allonzo Trier ...
  • The best way to bet on the Super Bowl just might involve soccer
    The best way to bet on the Super Bowl just might involve soccer
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Prop it up for the Big Game this year!
  • Crush at MGM Grand
    Three Las Vegas Big Game parties to consider
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Bar bite buffets, open bars and butler-style service. Where are you watching this Super Sunday?
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Georgia Tech at Miami
    Jan. 28, 2015
    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 Rebels fans watch a game against the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The Huskies won.
    Study: It stinks being a football fan in Las Vegas
    Jan. 28, 2015
    Las Vegas is a great place for a lot of things — world-class entertainment, gambling, nonstop partying — but football isn’t one of them, at least not according to WalletHub’s study of the best and worst cities for football fans. The study of 142 cities with ...
  • UNLV forward Goodluck Okonoboh (11) pulls down a rebound against Utah State at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
    Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR
    Jan. 27, 2015
    For a team that’s lost five conference games that all came down to the final possessions, UNLV doesn’t lack confidence at the end of close games.
  • UNLV lost to UNR 76-72 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
    Blog: UNLV captures first true road victory of the year, 67-62 at UNR
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Christian Wood hit a huge 3 in the final minutes, Goodluck Okonoboh contributed 13 points and nine rebounds and UNLV held off a second-half charge to snap UNR's three-game win streak in the series and get out of Reno with a 67-62 victory for its first true road win of the season.
  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. talks on the phone while watching an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Mayweather and Pacquiao courtside at same Heat game
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were finally together Tuesday night. At a Miami Heat game, that is ...
  • Cimarron-Memorial High quarterback Derek Morefield.
    How one email led to local quarterback finding college home at Navy
    Jan. 27, 2015
    It was three weeks before national signing day and Cimarron-Memorial High quarterback senior Derek Morefield had no college prospects. So, he took to the Internet and sent an email to ...
  • San Diego State coach Steve Fisher has a word with a referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
    Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 12
    Jan. 27, 2015
    The only Mountain West team that’s ranked in any poll — Colorado State is No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll — is an underdog tonight, if that gives you any idea about the balance of this league.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Nebraska at Michigan
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • In this July 8, 2014, picture, people walk on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Las Vegas teen was ‘living out his dream’ before death at college dorm
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Jeremy Huber, a freshman defenseman on the Blue Jays' men's lacrosse team, was found dead in his university dormitory Monday morning, Baltimore police and university officials said. He was …
  • UNLV and UNR players all scramble to recover a loose ball during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. L.E. Baskow.
    Rebels preparing for fight to snap skid against in-state rival
    Jan. 27, 2015
    In the minutes after UNLV lost to UNR at the Thomas & Mack Center, freshman Rashad Vaughn was already talking about payback ...
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