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October 24, 2014

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  • Spring Valley High School football players Shiloh Fao, Christian Tasi and Drazen Tojic on Monday, July 21, 2014.
    Nevada high school sports teams deserve better
    Oct. 22, 2014
    The way high school sports standings are kept by organizers in Nevada is severely broken. A tiebreaker scenario this week involving six high school football teams in the Division I-A Sunset League is so confusing, some of the league’s coaches spent Monday trying to crack the tiebreaker rules themselves to learn what outcome they will need Friday in the regular season finale to advance to next week’s playoffs. A better solution would ...
  • Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez talks to reporters during media day in advance of UFC 160 Thursday, May 23, 2013.
    Champ Velasquez hurts knee, out of UFC 180 defense
    Oct. 21, 2014
    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. Mark Hunt will step in ...
  • San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Giants rout Royals 7-1 in World Series opener
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Madison Bumgarner goes eight innings, and rookie Hunter Strickland closes it out in the ninth for San Francisco. The Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in the World Series opener ...
  • Sayreville War Memorial High School senior Kishan Patel, 17, walks past the entrance to the high school, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Sayreville, N.J. Officials at a school, which has won three sectional titles over the past four years, canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players.
    Coach of football team charged in hazing suspended
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended. The Sayreville board of education suspended head coach George Najjar and ...
  • In this Sept. 3, 2014, photo, Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam speaks to reporters after team practice at the team's headquarters in Irving, Texas.
    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
    Oct. 21, 2014
    The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after ...
  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, is doused with water as he is greeted by teammates after the Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Giants at Royals in World Series opener
    Oct. 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 a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, appears with attorney Shane Emerick before the Nevada Athletic Commission Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Fighters suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. over cable TV bout
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. Hashim Rahman Jr., 23, and younger brother Sharif Rahman, 18, accuse ...
  • UNLV quarterback Blake Decker, right, passes under pressure from San Jose State's Vince Buhagiar (36) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.
    UNLV not the team with biggest injury concerns in game at Utah State
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Unless there’s a rapid change in outlook, and with UNLV football’s injury history that’s always possible, senior receiver Devante Davis isn’t expected to be back for Saturday’s game at Utah State.
  • From left, Liberty High School football  players Joshua Bernard, Bryan Roland and Calvin Tubbs July 21, 2014.
    High school football top 10: Playing waiting game until next week’s packed schedule
    Oct. 21, 2014
    This week’s schedule of high school football games in Southern Nevada doesn’t feature many intriguing matchups in the Division-I. We’ll have to wait one week for the games of significance. ...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass as Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (58) pressures in the third quarter Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
    Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 9
    Oct. 20, 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. ...
  • Sauber driver Adrian Sutil of Germany, left, and Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden steer their cars during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.
    Formula One race sought for Las Vegas Strip
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Formula One’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that a blockbuster race on the streets of Las Vegas is “ready to go” and an unlikely ally could hold the keys to ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Monday Night Football
    Oct. 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 ...
  • In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser celebrates after intercepting a pass by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Denver.
    Opening lines: Thursday Night Football looms large at sports books
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Although research proves the theory incorrect, football fans have faddishly pronounced midweek games sloppy and questioned whether they should continue in the past couple years. No one’s going to protest this Thursday, however, when ...
  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson, right, runs for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns as teammate quarterback Blake Bortles looks on during the second half of an NFL game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
    Jaguars snap 9-game losing streak against Browns
    Oct. 19, 2014
    The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more. Denard Robinson ran for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, Jacksonville's defense came up big in the red zone, and the Jaguars snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
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