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Mayweathers are on the same page for Maidana rematch

Undefeated welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father and trainer, Floyd Sr., said the know what to expect from Marcos Maidana when the two meet again Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand Garden and they’ve got a game plan to deal with it.

Kevin Durant re-signs with Nike

Reigning National Basketball Association MVP Kevin Durant has signed a new shoe deal with sports apparel retailer Nike, spurning a deal from rival Under Armor that reportedly was worth as much as $285 million over 10 years.

MW football going from bad to worse

The Mountain West has been on a slide for a few years, and the conference’s troubles were highlighted by a terrible opening weekend. It won’t get better any time soon, either, with the national landscape continuing to shift even great to the power conferences.

Bradley, Mahan and Simpson fill out U.S. Ryder Cup team

United States captain Tom Watson opted for a blend of experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for this month’s Ryder Cup against holders Europe.

Sam being judged on the field

Michael Sam, the first openly game player to be drafted in the NFL, was cut by St. Louis and looks to catch on with Dallas. The NFL can be hypocritical on many issues. But when it comes to evaluating talent, teams keep those players they feel can best deliver victories.

51s count on pitching in playoffs

Las Vegas right-hander Rafael Montero starts against Reno Wednesday night as the PCL playoffs start at Cashman Field. “Pitching is always the key,” said 51s manager Wally Backman, who likes the pitching matchups with the Aces.

Who’s No. 1 quarterback at Bishop Gorman

It’s rare for the nation’s top-ranked prep football team to be unsettled at the quarterback position after two games. But sophomore Tate Martell and senior Danny Hong are still competing for the top spot at Bishop Gorman.

Energy drink maker Xyience sold to Texas company

Las Vegas-based Xyience, a top ten energy drink manufacturer, has been sold to Big Red Inc., of Austin, Texas. Big Red is a top ten soda company known for its Big Red Vanilla Float, Big Blue and its signature Big Red.

Japanese slugger mystified by 186-mph fastball

Takeshi Yamasaki tried to hit a mind-blowing heater off a pitching machine on a Japanese game show. He didn’t get the bat off his shoulder.