More than 60 players were on the Carolina Panthers’ practice fields Wednesday, but for 10 minutes, coach Ron Rivera was transfixed on one guy. As quarterback Cam Newton went through routes with his receivers, Rivera studied his most important player.
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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was cut Wednesday when the team received word that the 30-year-old was named by the San Jose Police Department as a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that occurred at his house. The 49ers said McDonald had “demonstrated a pattern of poor decision-making.”
UNLV didn’t play nearly well enough to beat Portland for the better part of 36 minutes on Wednesday night.
Cody Doolin’s layup with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime lifted UNLV to a 75-73 victory over Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday night.
Rashad Vaughn was terrific and he did enough to keep UNLV in the game long enough to make the plays down the stretch to force overtime. Then, he stepped his game up in the extra session.
The last thing Kaelin Clay wanted to do was stand in front of a bunch of microphones and begin answering questions, but a Utah staffer made sure he met the press. Clay then proceeded to answer every question of what would be one of the most discussed plays of the college football season.
The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-3 to approve a stadium subsidy deal with a development partner seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to play at the $200 million stadium.
UNLV’s overtime win against Portland on Wednesday night was important for one reason: The alternative would have been dreadful.
Findlay Prep boys basketball coach Andy Johnson didn’t like the way his team finished the first half Wednesday.
Bobbi Floyd’s week was all planned out, and she couldn’t wait.
The struggles of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler seem to validate all criticism of the coaching regime. Even with a defense ranked 30th in the league for the second straight year, it’s all about Cutler’s failures. Coach Marc Trestman seems to realize that and reportedly is going to bench Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.
Michigan offered San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a six-year, $48 million deal to return to his alma mater, according to reports Wednesday.
UNLV cut a late 16-point deficit to three with 33 seconds left, but Northwestern blocked Alana Cesarz’s potential game-tying 3-point attempt with seven seconds remaining and held on for an 88-84 victory over the Lady Rebels on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State’s new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini’s departure from Nebraska was revealed.
The Rebels are 6-point favorites when they host Portland tonight at the Thomas & Mack. Tip is 7:30 p.m.
Don Dorsey, a real estate consultant from Las Vegas, got an early gift in June when he received the 2014 Silver State Tag for desert bighorn sheep, one of the West’s most unique hunting opportunities.
Defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released Wednesday by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.
Houston Texans tight end J.J. Watt received an unexpected gift from a 7-year-old fan this week — the fan’s autographed football game jersey.
Kurt Busch has testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her.
The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday.
In a few months, UNLV sophomore Chris Wood might confront a decision about his professional career. Will he be ready to take a shot at the NBA or not? As of now, he’s not. He knows it, too.
The University of Nevada Board of Regents approved the hiring of Tony Sanchez as UNLV head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was 11-0 to approve his four-year contract with a $500,000 annual salary.
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