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December 19, 2014

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  • In this April 24, 2014, photo, racecar driver Kurt Busch kisses Patricia Driscoll at a coffee shop in Ellicott City, Md. Police in Delaware say they are investigating a domestic assault allegation made against Busch.
    Kurt Busch’s ex seeks no-contact order at hearing
    Dec. 16, 2014
    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's breakup with his ex-girlfriend turned into an ugly court battle Tuesday when she described Busch in testimony as unstable and struggling with alcoholism and depression ...
  • Cung Le hits Patrick Cote with a right during their middleweight bout at UFC 148 Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Le won by unanimous decision.
    MMA fighters file antitrust lawsuit against UFC
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Mixed martial arts fighters filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday, alleging the organization is a monopoly that ...
  • Tony Sanchez is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach and presented a hat and ball by athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
    Regents unanimously approve contract for Sanchez as UNLV football coach
    Dec. 16, 2014
    After a short discussion about his credentials, the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved a four-year, $2 million contract for Tony Sanchez to ...
  • Chicago's Darion Radcliff (15) celebrates after driving in a run with a single off Las Vegas' Brennan Holligan as Las Vegas first baseman Austin Kryszczuk, left, looks on in the first inning of a United States Championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Did Las Vegas get cheated in Little League World Series?
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Our Little Leaguers might have been cheated Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas last summer became the first Nevada team to reach the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and appeared to be the best team at the event. But they were ...
  • Washington forward Khem Birch waits to enter during their NBA Summer League game against Atlanta Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Still a UNLV fan, Birch feels himself getting better in NBA D-League
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Khem Birch left school a year early to become an undrafted, undersized forward playing in the NBA Developmental League with no guarantees for the future. Or at least that’s one way to view it.
  • Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray (29) tries to break free from a tackle by Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the first half Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray has broken hand
    Dec. 15, 2014
    NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray has a broken hand that requires surgery and may miss Sunday's game against Indianapolis as the Dallas Cowboys make a run at a playoff berth. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on his radio show that Murray was having surgery Monday. He also said it is ...
  • In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant talks during the NBA basketball teams media day, in El Segundo, Calif.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Lakers at Pacers
    Dec. 15, 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 ...
  • AEG and MGM Resorts International released renderings of their $350 million arena off the Las Vegas Strip. The arena could host hockey games if Las Vegas lands an NHL team.
    A cautious approach to bringing the NHL to Las Vegas
    Dec. 15, 2014
    Bill Foley is trying to bring an NHL expansion team to Las Vegas, and so far he's marching in step with Commissioner Gary Bettman. "I'm an ex-Army guy. I follow orders," Foley told The Canadian Press by phone over the weekend from his home in Northern California. "We've been very careful in our meetings with the NHL administrative staff, just trying to make sure that we do things in the proper fashion. We're not pushy, we're not demanding." So far, the 70-year-old millionaire ...
  • Bull rider Tyler Smith from Fruita, Colo., sits tall atop his bull during the 56th Wrangler  National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
    National Finals Rodeo breaks 30-year attendance record
    Dec. 15, 2014
    Organizers say the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo attracted more people than it ever has in its 30 year history in Las Vegas. Officials with Las Vegas Events said in a press release Monday that ...
  • Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone applauds his team during the first quarter of the Kings' 102-101 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
    Source: Sacramento Kings fire coach Michael Malone
    Dec. 15, 2014
    The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone late Sunday night just 24 games into his second season with the team. A person with knowledge of the move confirmed the firing Sunday night on ...
  • Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes against the defense of San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aaron Lynch, right, in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 17-7.
    Seahawks knock 49ers out of contention with 17-7 win
    Dec. 14, 2014
    Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to rookie Paul Richardson, and Seattle kept up its chase for a division title and No. 1 seed with a 17-7 win over San Francisco on Sunday.
  • Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, left, hauls in a pass under pressure from San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in San Diego.
    Sick, sore Manning leads Broncos to AFC West title
    Dec. 14, 2014
    Peyton Manning was sick and sore, and still helped the Denver Broncos clinch their fourth straight AFC West title. Manning played through a thigh injury and flu-like symptoms and Connor Barth kicked five field goals to lead Denver to a 22-10 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
  • Former Packers G Fuzzy Thurston dies at 80
    Dec. 14, 2014
    Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the great Green Bay teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 80.
  • Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, right, is tackled by Houston Texans defensive back Darryl Morris after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.
    Colts clinch AFC South with 17-10 win over Texans
    Dec. 14, 2014
    Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes, Indianapolis' defense clamped down on Houston's short-handed offense and Wayne broke two franchise records as the Colts held on for a 17-10 victory that clinched the AFC South.
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, center, reacts after being sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Cleveland.
    Bengals rough up Manziel, Browns in 30-0 blowout
    Dec. 14, 2014
    They chased him. They taunted him. They made him look scared. The Cincinnati Bengals dismantled Johnny Manziel. Manziel spent his first NFL start being tormented and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 drubbing of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
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