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April 19, 2014

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  • UNLV head coach Dave Rice directs his players during their game against Sacred Heart Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 82-50.
    Rebels pick former league rival to join coaching staff
    April 16, 2014
    The Rebels’ fourth assistant basketball coach will be former Auburn associate head coach Ryan Miller, coach Dave Rice announced today. The move has been expected for several weeks. Miller spent five seasons under Steve Alford at New Mexico, where Miller was key in opening the Lobos’ recruiting pipeline to Australia. Miller spent time there...
  • Head coach Bobby Hauck cheers his players on during UNLV football's Spring Showcase on Friday, April 11, 2014.
    Bowl ban could dampen spirits, but Rebels should be up for this game
    April 16, 2014
    Handicapping how the UNLV football team will perform next season with no chance to reach a bowl game is impossible. The Rebels were banned ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
    April 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 a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
  • Travis Browne celebrates his first-round knockout of former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett during their fight at UFC 168 on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Travis Browne’s children inspired him to go from training dogs to winning fights
    April 16, 2014
    Travis Browne had two children before he ever learned how to shoot for a double-leg takedown or defend a rear-naked choke. Unlike almost all of his colleagues on the UFC roster, Browne had ...
  • 51s hold off Reno to win first game of Silver State Diamond Challenge
    April 15, 2014
    Las Vegas starter Jacob deGrom limited the host Reno Aces to three hits today in seven scoreless innings, leading the 51s to a 6-3 victory in the initial game of the 2014 Silver State Diamond Challenge.
  • Michael King, center, president of King Sports, stands with heavyweight boxers Charles Martin and Alex Flores during a weigh-in Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif., for Wednesday's "Boxing at Baker" at the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica.
    TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion
    April 15, 2014
    Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show. Spurred by his lifelong love of the sport, the executive who brought "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to audiences ...
  • In this June 30, 1971, file photo, Jackie Robinson poses at his home in Stamford, Conn. Baseball holds tributes across the country on Jackie Robinson Day, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the 67th anniversary marking the end of the game's racial barrier.
    MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut
    April 15, 2014
    Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in ...
  • Lois Tarkanian holds her husband Jerry Tarkanian's hand after he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 in Springfield, Mass.
    Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian suffered heart attack, doctors say
    April 15, 2014
    Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cardinals at Brewers
    April 15, 2014
    Baseball hasn't brought riches to the Play of the Day, the Sun's betting competition that uses South Point odds with a $10,000 starting bankroll. We're riding an 0-3 spell overall on the diamond going into Tuesday night's action, and I've also personally missed my last three picks. It feels like the letdown is on a loop.
  • UNLV baseball pitchers Kenny Oakley, 25, Erick Fedde, 20, John Richy, 45, and Bryan Bonnell, 11, throw pitches from the mound at Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    Rebels pitching their way to possibly historic season for the program
    April 15, 2014
    Every once in awhile, maybe if he’s all caught up on the DVR and needs some entertainment, UNLV junior catcher Erik VanMeetren will stir the pot. It’s always a friendly argument, and honestly VanMeetren doesn’t need to do much for the back-and-forth to get started. His pitchers know each other’s stats and how to use them to ...
  • UFC womens bantamweight title contender Miesha Tate trains in the ring with coach Jimmy Gifford at the UFC Gym Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
    Miesha Tate eschews break, stays moving with UFC on Fox 11
    April 15, 2014
    Miesha Tate knew the UFC had several options regarding her future after a second loss to Ronda Rousey last December. She wasn’t sure she was comfortable with every potential direction of her career, so Tate took matters into her own hands. Less than a couple weeks after the Rousey defeat, the 27-year-old locally based fighter called the UFC brass with a request.
  • People walk by the Nott Memorial at Union College on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Schenectady, N.Y. Tiny Union, enrollment 2,200, defeated Minnesota, enrollment 48,000, Saturday for its first NCAA hockey title.
    Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map
    April 14, 2014
    There have been a lot of hoarse voices on campus since Union (enrollment 2,200) thumped Minnesota (enrollment 48,000) 7-4 on Saturday for its first-ever NCAA title. Garnet-and-black-clad students and fans ...
  • Las Vegas 51s pitcher Noah Syndergaard warms up during practice at Cashman Field on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
    51s win series against Fresno, improve to 9-3 on season
    April 14, 2014
    Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched five effective innings today for the Las Vegas 51s in a 5-2 victory against host Fresno.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Nationals at Marlins
    April 14, 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 a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
  • The United States’ Michael Phelps at the Aquatics Center in Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement
    April 14, 2014
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in...
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