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Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Vegas police: Man pointing gun toward officers fatally shot

Sep. 22, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say an officer fatally shot a man when the man pointed a gun toward officers after firing it indiscriminately multiple times. Police said nobody was injured during the incident Tuesday though officers and other people in the area were...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...

Rural Nevada county details opposition to 'Innovation Zones'

Sep. 22, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In their first public opportunity to voice concerns on a proposal to let tech companies that meet certain requirements create semi-autonomous jurisdictions called Innovation Zones, officials from Storey County dressed down the idea in a line-by-line fashion. ...

Mannings' "MNF" broadcast jumps 138%, averages 1.9 million

Sep. 21, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Monday Night Football” presentation with Peyton and Eli Manning increased its viewership by 138% over last week's debut, becoming the most-watched alternate telecast in ESPN history. ESPN and Nielsen reported that the Mannings' freewheeling...

Governor: Nevada getting first 150 Afghans for resettlement

Sep. 21, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. State Department plans to resettle 150 Afghans in Nevada, with about 100 expected to go to northern areas including Reno and Sparks and about 50 to the Las Vegas area, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office said Tuesday. Immediate resettlement...

Brady, Bucs are unanimous top team in latest AP Pro32 poll

Sep. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Through the first two weeks of the regular season, Tom Brady looks as good as ever. Brady is a combined 56 for 86 for 655 yards with nine touchdown passes and two interceptions. And led by the seven-time Super Bowl winner, the...

Reno drops citations against five homeless advocates

Sep. 21, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for five advocates for Reno’s homeless who were cited for remaining in a park after hours to protest a sweep of homeless encampments says city prosecutors have dropped the case against them. The five advocates who earlier pleaded not guilty...

Sparks police investigate suspected gang killing of boy, 15

Sep. 21, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police are investigating the killing of a 15-year-old boy that detectives say appears to be gang related. Police say they found the dead teen after responding to reports of multiple shots fired near an apartment building on Richards Way east...

K-State back in poll at No. 25 as Oklahoma State trip looms

Sep. 21, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The similarities for Kansas State coach Chris Klieman between the start of this season and his first season leading the Wildcats were so startling that he couldn't help but notice them. There was the win over a lower-level school, Nichols State,...