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September 30, 2014

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    From left, Coronado High School football players Tanner Gorski, Jordan Rude and Justin Belknap July 21, 2014.

    High school football top 10: Coronado falls in triple OT, moves up one spot in rankings
    High School Football:
    Sept. 30, 2014
    Coronado football coach Brad Talich doesn’t believe in moral victories. ...
  • Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The NFL football team named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of Dennis Allen.
    Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach
    Sept. 30, 2014
    Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to ...
  • Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin passes a ball during practice at training camp Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Clippers open training camp in Las Vegas
    Sept. 30, 2014
    With their offseason of controversy behind them, the Los Angeles Clippers got back to the business of basketball Tuesday, opening a four-day training camp in a city known for ...
  • Fans hold signs after the Philadelphia 76ers won an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 123-98, breaking a 26-game losing streak.
    Westgate Las Vegas Superbook opens NBA over/under win totals for betting
    Sept. 30, 2014
    Perhaps an eventful NBA offseason didn’t shift the league’s landscape as radically as perceived. The team with LeBron James is still at the top of the betting board. The Philadelphia 76ers remain at the bottom. ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Oakland at Kansas City
    Sept. 30, 2014
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point ...
  • UNLV players huddle up before their game against Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    UNLV, San Jose State in similar situations heading into Saturday’s game
    Sept. 30, 2014
    They’re coming into Saturday’s game on a three-game losing streak despite some stats favoring them in the last game, and a sparse home crowd likely isn’t going to be much help. That’s San Jose State, not UNLV, but both teams are experiencing roughly the same amount of frustration and optimism at this point in the season ...
  • Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting
    Sept. 29, 2014
    Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort ...
  • Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen answer a reporter's question during a media conference following a training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, England, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
    After 0-4 start, Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Oakland Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision was announced Monday night, soon after ...
  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) dives into the end zone after catching a 5-yard pass for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots
    Sept. 29, 2014
    Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 on Monday night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst ...
  • Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson brings the ball up the court at Bishop Gorman High during the 2013-14 season. Jackson, a top-30 player in the class of 2016, committed to UNLV.
    UNLV nets first class of 2016 commitment from Findlay Prep forward
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Rebels are still waiting for their first commitment in the class of 2015, but that hasn’t stopped them from working ahead in the class of ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 6
    Sept. 29, 2014
    Las Vegas Sun sports Editor Ray Brewer and reporter Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game across the valley. ...
  • In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire sits in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit.
    Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending a 13-season tenure that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire's contract, ending the ...
  • Bishop Gorman's QB Tate Martell #18 scrambles from the pocket looking for a receiver during the game versus St. John Bosco on Friday, September 26, 2014.
    After big win, Gorman football back as nation’s No. 1 team
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Bishop Gorman High football team reclaimed its spot today as the nation’s No. 1 team in the USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings. The Gaels beat ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Monday Night Football
    Sept. 29, 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 ...
  • Orioles edge Blue Jays, 1-0, in final game of regular season, prepare to face Tigers
    Sept. 28, 2014
    The Orioles had just five hits Sunday, but all they needed was second baseman Jonathan Schoop’s 16th homer of the season, a solo shot off Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the fifth inning, in a 1-0 victory over the Blue Jays in front of an announced 45,901.
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