Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
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Senior Devante Davis is the face of UNLV’s wide receivers, but this is a deep group that goes into Friday’s 7:30 p.m. season opener at Arizona.
The NHL denied reports on Wednesday that the league is planning to expand to Las Vegas, Quebec City, Seattle and Toronto. Expansion is “not in our plans. There is absolutely nothing new on that,” according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
The Rebels are picked to finish second in the WAC preseason poll. And thanks to benefactors, they have improved facilities — even if the parking lot isn’t finished.
LAKE MEAD — Fishing has been tough for the past week or so. While anglers have been catching fish, no one area is producing on a consistent basis. Those who are starting before sunrise are having the most success with stripers and black bass. Lures have worked well for the stripers and imitation baits are enticing the black bass. Catfish are biting for anglers staying out later in the morning. The fish are taking anchovies and even lures.
San Diego Chargers radio announcer Hank Bauer will not be calling San Diego’s final preseason game on Thursday.
Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon’s suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season.
Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the team’s new owner last week, he has locked in Rivers through the 2019 season.
The NHL commissioner is showing a liking for Las Vegas, so that’s a start. Gary Bettman is planning to expand the 30-team league, and Seattle, Portland, Ore., Kansas City and Quebec City are on his short list. But he’s definitely ready to bring ice to the desert, according to a report from the Vancouver Province.
San Diego State coach Rocky Long summed up the current state of college football. You must have a good quarterback to win. How do the Mountain West quarterbacks rate?
The opening day of the mourning dove hunt on Sept. 1 marks the traditional opener for the annual fall hunting season. Because Monday is a holiday, expect more hunters this year.
Las Vegas city officials Tuesday said they have a term sheet with their proposed soccer stadium partners — The Cordish Cos. and Findlay Sports & Entertainment — that would require the public to contribute $127.1 million.
Last season, when the 51s clinched their first Pacific Coast League playoff berth in 11 years, they lost several key players down the stretch to the parent New York Mets before losing their first-round series in four one-run games to Salt Lake.
Two years ago, Green Valley goalkeeper Kiyana Lopez was a freshman and had to watch senior goalie Nicole Dunn face Arbor View in the Division I state championship match, which was decided by penalty kicks.
Confidence is high in Reno that UNR will take back the Fremont Cannon from UNLV. Quarterback Cody Fajardo stated as much in a tweet last month, and two Reno Gazette-Journal reporters predict a Wolf Pack victory when they play UNLV on Thanksgiving weekend.
The road to the 2013 state championship match was rough enough for Palo Verde’s girls volleyball team, but this year’s route promises to be a whole lot tougher.
Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon makes his first career start, and it’s against his hometown team.
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The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.
North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.
Landon Donovan will get one more chance to sport the U.S. Soccer men’s national team crest before he hangs up his cleats at the end of the season.
CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they’re set to make television history. The network announced Tuesday that “We Need to Talk” will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. The weekly, hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind.
UNLV enters Friday’s 7:30 p.m. football game at Arizona as a 24-point underdog, so it would be easy to dismiss the Rebels’ season opener as a sure loss. But even if the Rebels lose as expected, if they can at least be competitive, this game could be one to build upon.
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