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Div. III players overachieve under the rim

Martin Luther was a 16th-century German friar who wrote the Ninety-Five Theses about religious indulgences, or the selling of them, thereby sparking the Protestant Reformation.

Holy sports themes, Batfans

Upon closer examination of the box set of the original “Batman” TV series, it appears the screenwriters were sports fans, too.

With Dick Vitale, you always get more than you bargain for

While UNLV was shocking No. 3-ranked Arizona, Dick Vitale and his bride of 43 years were taking in Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas. Le Reve was the first big production at the Wynn, so it’s still a diaper dandy among Las Vegas shows.

Rodeo to Rebels, a year of big stories in sports

When the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association voted 6-3 to fly south to Florida, it started the gears turning on one of the biggest sports stories of the year. Columnist Ron Kantowski looks at half of the year’s biggest sports stories.

Nothing said Christmas like the Blue-Gray game

It’s a ghost of sports Christmas past now. But in the days before the NBA extravaganza and “A Christmas Story” marathons, nothing said Christmas like the Blue-Gray Football Classic from Montgomery, Ala.

NASCAR gets kick to the head

Sprint — whose new boss is a soccer guy — is latest sponsor to defect from NASCAR. The turmoil continues as many tracks are downsizing the great speedways, so TV viewers don’t see empty seats.

Rebels could pick a program to follow, but which one?

Every five years when UNLV fires its football coach there is a great whoop-de-doo and la-di-da about football. It usually lasts until the UNLV basketball team plays a quality nonconference opponent. Is there a program out there UNLV ought to be imitating?

Hospital visit cheers kids — and Rebels

The UNLV basketball team got a heavy dose of perspective Thursday morning at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. Just 12 hours after holding off stubborn Portland of the West Coast Conference at the Thomas & Mack Center, the Rebels dropped in on pediatric and intensive care wards and put smiles on young faces.

Former UNLV star scores with new baccarat game

Sometimes late at night Bobby Florence will stop by the main gaming floor at the Gold Coast where people are wagering money on a new baccarat game called Rabbit’s Play. He’ll get a little twinkle in his eye, as he did when he scored 35 points in one half against Saint Mary’s 40 years ago.

Big boot-loads of money to be made at World Series of Team Roping

They divvied up the last of the $6.3 million purse at the record-setting National Finals Rodeo following Saturday night’s final performance. Load up the livestock and alfalfa bales, pardners. Y’all come back again, ya’ hear?

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