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Ryan Riess continues trend of young poker champs

Ryan Riess, a 23-year-old professional poker player from Las Vegas, declared himself the favorite in the days leading up to the final table of the 44th annual No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship. He then backed up his bravado by defeating Jay Farber in a heads-up tussle that lasted 91 hands and almost four hours.

Former UNLV star Bennett 0-for season from field in NBA

The No. 1 overall pick is still looking for basket No. 1. Anthony Bennett, the former UNLV standout who was the first player taken in this year’s NBA Draft, hasn’t scored a field goal for the Cavaliers.

Exhibitions reveal several areas Rebels need to improve

I was looking for Lewis Skolnick at one guard spot and Dudley “Booger” Dawson at small forward. But it wasn’t Adams College that UNLV’s basketball team welcomed Tuesday night. It was Adams State. The Rebels might have preferred a group of nerdy Tri-Lambs.

LEFTOVERS: Ad shows Red Sox’s true colors

Many teams will take out an ad in a local newspaper after they win a championship, thanking the fans for their support. But the Boston Red Sox did something different. They took out an ad in a paper of the opponent’s town to thank its fans.

Riess the ‘Beast’ wins World Series of Poker

Ryan Riess, a 23-year-old professional poker player living in Las Vegas, won the 2013 World Series of Poker’s Main Event, defeating amateur Jay Farber in a heads-up battle that lasted nearly four hours.