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August 17, 2018

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A look at the games UNLV football will win on the way to 8 victories
Monday, July 23, 2018
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If the UNLV football team is going to qualify for a bowl game for the first time in five seasons, this is the schedule to clear the six-win hurdle ...
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Remembering Jan Van Tuyl, who coached into his 80s and left mark on LV teens
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Basic High girls basketball team won the overtime jump ball. With possession, coach Jan Van Tuyl’s strategy was simple: Hold onto the ball for the last shot. So, the Lady Wolves deliberately ran out the clock, dribbling and passing to avoid the defense until the end of the four minutes of extra time. They got the last shot and ...
As summer sizzles, there’s always something cool about a 51s game
As summer sizzles, there’s always something cool about a 51s game
Sunday, June 24, 2018
A few minutes before the Reno Aces took the field Thursday to face the Las Vegas 51s, Aces infielder Ildemaro Vargas grabbed his glove to put the finishing touches on his warmup routine. But this game of catch came with an unlikely partner — a ...
It wasn’t fun watching the Washington Capitals celebrate in our city
It wasn’t fun watching the Washington Capitals celebrate in our city
Friday, June 8, 2018
ray brewer: Golden Knights players give thoughtful farewell to fans to conclude memorable inaugural season
While having Washington fans invading T-Mobile Arena wasn’t an ideal scenario for Vegas, it did create an awesome environment for such a ...
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Whether you like or dislike Vegas in the Stanley Cup Final, it's good for hockey
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
There’s a narrative, albeit a weak premise, that says Las Vegas didn’t deserve to experience the Stanley Cup Final. That awesome display on Monday at T-Mobile Arena, everything from ...
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Engelland, the Golden Knights' go-to guy, exemplifies 'Vegas Strong'
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Deryk Engelland is one of us. From the moment he took the microphone before the Vegas Golden Knights home opener and delivered a powerful message about our town’s unity in the days after the senseless Oct. 1 massacre, the defender’s status in this town has magnified ...
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Unsung Hero nominee found true calling as Las Vegas High coach
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sun standout awards:
Art Plunkett is retiring next week and is moving to the Pacific Northwest. He is one of five finalists for the Unsung Hero award during tonight’s Sun Standout Awards at the South Point. The award is designated for someone who who works behind the scenes to …
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UNLV football borrows Strip magician to present walk-on scholarship
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Ammir Aziz thought his Friday couldn’t get any better when, during his early morning shift working security at the MGM Grand, he was introduced to country music star Blake Shelton. Aziz is no stranger to Shelton’s lyrics, frequently singing them and ...
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How far will Golden Knights' fairy-tale season take us?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ray Brewer:
Playoffs in three years. Stanley Cup champions in six. That was the timeline owner Bill Foley established for his National Hockey League expansion franchise when it launched ...
Las Vegas Lights a great addition to our sports landscape
Las Vegas Lights a great addition to our sports landscape
Sunday, March 25, 2018
ray brewer:
But Lashbrook’s work is far from over. This is just one night. The season goes until the fall, which means many more home dates and many more needs for ...
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March Madness in Vegas: 'Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve combined into one'
Friday, March 16, 2018
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The saying was repeated all day: The next best thing to being at the NCAA Tournament is being in Las Vegas for the tournament. Being here, actually, could be slightly better. Our over-the-top parties have cheap eats, easy access to betting stations and games displayed on ...
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Las Vegas Lights FC trying their best to create rivalry with Reno
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
ray brewer:
The five options for the series include: Nevada Cup, Silver State Cup, Gamblers’ Cup, Copa Nevada and Governor’s Cup. You can also make a recommendation, such as mine ...
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UNLV track has gear stolen, responds to win first league title since 1993
Sunday, March 4, 2018
The burglars had broken the windows and taken everything — laptop computers and other electronically devices, wallets with cash and identification, headphones, text books, car keys, and track shoes and other gear needed for competition. The snatch-and-grab job affected 12 athletes for a loss of nearly $15,000 ...
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Freddie Banks: Canyon Springs basketball success 'all about the kids'
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Banks will tell you it’s more than just those core players. It’s everyone on the roster. He can easily point to any player and explain how without their contributions, Canyon Springs wouldn’t be ...
Carolyn Goodman was right — Las Vegas is a great spot for major league sports
Carolyn Goodman was right — Las Vegas is a great spot for major league sports
Monday, February 12, 2018
Las Vegas becoming a landing spot for pro sports is one of her crowning achievements. If it weren’t for Carolyn and Oscar’s persistent pursuit of ...