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August 20, 2014

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  • Mountain Ridge's Bradley Stone, right, rounds third to greetings from manager Ashton Cave after hitting a grand slam off Chicago pitcher Brandon Green at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
    Mountain Ridge slugs 5 home runs, wins another World Series game by mercy rule
    Aug. 17, 2014
    Mountain Ridge Little League’s Bradley Stone hit a first-inning grand slam today at the Little League World Series in a 13-2 four-inning victory against Jackie Robinson Little League of Illinois. Mountain Ridge had 13 runs, 13 hits and ...
  • Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush keeps his eyes on the ball as Chicago Fire's Mike Magee (9) moves in during the first half of a Major League Soccer game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Montreal. Findlay Sports and Entertainment is proposing building a stadium and bringing an MLS franchise to Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas.
    Is it finally Las Vegas’ time to get a major pro sports team?
    Aug. 17, 2014
    We’ve heard the pitches for years. One year it’s basketball, the next year it’s hockey, or baseball. So you can hardly blame Las Vegans for being skeptical about our ...
  • A SCUBA diver explores the WWII B29 bomber submerged at the bottom of Lake Mead.
    Dive in and explore Lake Mead
    Aug. 17, 2014
    If you want to see up close the colorful fish of the Caribbean or examine the wreckage of a sunken World War II vessel, you start by getting certified for scuba diving. And when you do that in Nevada, you might just find one of the great scuba diving spots in the world in your own backyard ...
  • Greg (no last name given) from San Francisco cheers on the San Francisco 49ers during a Super Sunday party at the Sapphire Las Vegas strip club Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers
    Aug. 17, 2014
    The countdown has reached 11 days. The first real football games begin next Thursday with a handful of college contests...
  • Las Vegas can learn from Kansas City’s failures, recovery
    Aug. 17, 2014
    The infant, toddler and even most of the adolescent years of Kansas City’s MLS team were not anything you’d want in Las Vegas. They actually began as “The Wiz.” After too many bathroom jokes — especially when the Wiz played the Dallas Burn — they changed to the Wizards. Still, nobody noticed much.
  • Ely in the background of practice.
    Longtime teammates lead defensive charge in UNLV scrimmage
    Aug. 16, 2014
    They’ve played together, and played well together, for so long that it only made sense for Blake Richmond and Najee Johnson to continue playing alongside each other. “We both felt that it would be good for us to continue the high school and junior college chemistry we have together,” Johnson said at Saturday’s scrimmage at Broadbent Park. From Rodriguez High in Fairfield, Calif., to...
  • In this Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, photo, Michael Phelps swims the butterfly in the men's 200-meter individual medley final at the U.S. nationals of swimming in Irvine, Calif.
    Michael Phelps dealing with defeat in comeback
    Aug. 16, 2014
    Michael Phelps has always fed off adversity. Not that the most decorated Olympian has faced much in the pool. Until now. Phelps lost all four of his races at the recent U.S. national championships. Hardly shocking for a guy who is four months out of retirement, but somewhat ...
  • Golfer Kevin Sutherland shoots 1st 59 on Champions Tour
    Aug. 16, 2014
    Kevin Sutherland shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history Saturday at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. The 50-year-old Sutherland had a chance to become the first player to card a 58 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event with...
  • St. Louis Rams tight end Cory Harkey (46) scores a touchdown on a 16-yard pass reception in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game between the Rams and the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in St. Louis.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Green Bay Packers at St. Louis
    Aug. 16, 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 ...
  • Green Valley players hoist the trophy after defeating Basic 36-33 in the annual Henderson Bowl game Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.
    Analysis: 10 high school football games you can’t miss
    Aug. 16, 2014
    High school football isn’t as wildly followed in Southern Nevada as Texas, Florida, Ohio or in small towns across the nation. But, each year, the crowds continue to grow. This is arguably the state’s most significant high school football rivalry. The Henderson Bowl, the annual game between Basic and Green Valley highs, is arguably the ...
  • 51s blank Iowa, 2-0
    Aug. 15, 2014
    Las Vegas 51s starter Matthew Bowman pitched 7 and 1/3 scoreless innings today at the Iowa Cubs...
  • In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly talks to the media at the beginning of fall practice in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame says it is investigating "suspected academic dishonesty" involving several students, including four members of the football team.
    Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits
    Aug. 15, 2014
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months. "I think we've brought in the right young men," he said. "I think...
  • UNLV quarterback Blake Decker gives a thumbs up during practice Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
    Decker plays his way into starting quarterback role for Rebels
    Aug. 15, 2014
    Anyone who watched the Rebels’ practices in Ely wouldn’t know there was a quarterback battle going on at all. One player was taking the bulk of the first-team reps, and earlier today coach Bobby Hauck named that guy ...
  • New Orleans Saints' Mark Ingram (22) tries to break free of Philadelphia Eagles' Cary Williams during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints
    Aug. 15, 2014
    The second week of the NFL preseason rolls along tonight with four more games...
  • NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes
    Aug. 15, 2014
    NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York. If a car is involved in an accident and can no longer keep going...
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