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Chris Murray's top 150 sports moments in Nevada history

rgj.com — The state of Nevada celebrated its 150th birthday Friday, and although the state has never had a professional team in the four major sports, the Silver State does have a deep and rich history of sports.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @MurrayRGJ: Happy 150th birthday Nevada! My present: The top 150 sports stories in the history of the Silver State: on.rgj.com/1q6piHI

Oct 31, 2014

#lvrj RT @MurrayRGJ Happy 150th birthday Nevada! My present: The top 150 sports stories of the Silver State: on.rgj.com/1q6piHI

Oct 31, 2014

Happy 150th birthday Nevada! My present: The top 150 sports stories in the history of the Silver State: on.rgj.com/1q6piHI

Reader feedback: Your favorite Nevada sports moments of first 150 years

rgj.com — As part of our project to determine the best sports moments in Nevada's first 150 years, we asked readers what event was their favorite in Nevada sports history. We got some interesting responses. (Editor's note: You can also vote in our poll of the top sports moments in Nevada history.
Oct 31, 2014

We asked for your favorite sports moment of Nevada's first 150 years. Your reponses (more funny than accurate): on.rgj.com/1udgNkX

Happy Birthday Nevada: ‘You Know You’re A Nevadan, If...’

rgj.com — As most column writers will tell you, reader reaction to columns you're particularly proud of can range from crickets to complaints to an occasional "good column" e-mail, phone call or comment. And every so often, you catch lightning in a bottle.

Final scores from prep football Week 10

rgj.com — Spanish Springs 19, Hug 7 Reed 42, McQueen 20 Reno 50, North Valleys 0 Bishop Manogue 21, Galena 10 Damonte Ranch 47, Douglas 21 Fallon 34, Lowry 7 Elko 23, Spring Creek 22 Fernley 48, Dayton 21 Sparks 27, Wooster 20 Pershing County 52, Incline 0 Mineral County 78, Coleville 40 Virginia City 34, Whittell 28 Read or Share this story: http://on.rgj.com/1tGUyC3

Betting: Football bettors drop games, turn to Pac-12

rgj.com — The trio of college football handicappers took losses after a difficult week. Josh Nagel's Oklahoma State as a 1-point favorite pick failed when West Virginia won, 34-10. Lee Sterling picked 10.5-point underdog South Florida in a 34-17 loss to Cincinnati. And Richard Chang also took an underdog, +17 Michigan, in a 35-11 loss to Michigan State.
Oct 31, 2014

Betting: Football handicappers drop all three games last week, turn to Pac-12 for two bets this week. on.rgj.com/1wLgKuF

Nevada's defensive front getting contributions from depth

rgj.com — Imagine you're an offensive lineman going up against the Nevada football team, and in the middle of a series defensive linemen Brock Hekking, Jordan Hanson, Rykeem Yates and Ian Seau come off the field, replaced by reserves. It would seem natural for anyone in that situation to think, "Phew, that's a relief."
Oct 31, 2014

Nevada's defensive front getting contributions from depth. With weekly recruiting corner. on.rgj.com/1tGJDIw

Oct 30, 2014

Nevada's defensive front getting contributions from depth. With weekly recruiting corner. on.rgj.com/1tGJDIw

'I've got goosebumps!' Governor unveils history

rgj.com — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval was like a kid on Christmas morning, standing next to the curtain that hid the original copy of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Decked out in a tuxedo at the unveiling of the document on Wednesday, he told a small crowd of media people, museum officials and VIPs, "I can't believe this moment is here."

Vote for the top sports moment in Nevada's 150-year history

rgj.com — The state of Nevada will celebrate its 150th birthday on Friday and we're celebrating by counting down the top 150 moments in the Silver State's sports history. The list will be published on RGJ.com on Friday and in your Sunday newspaper, but we wanted your feedback.
Oct 30, 2014

On Nevada's 150th birthday tomorrow, I'll list my top 150 sports moments in state history. Vote for your favorite: on.rgj.com/13lRUI5

Murray's preseason basketball Top 25: The Wildcats reign supreme

rgj.com — I must be a glutton for punishment (or angry emails). After serving on the AP Top 25 college football voting panel for the last three seasons, I was asked this year to also serve on the college basketball Top 25 voting panel, and I agreed.
Oct 31, 2014

The preseason Top 25 was just released. Here's the cumulative ballot (apne.ws/1wQouOp) and here's my ballot (on.rgj.com/1p71AQG).

Oct 30, 2014

There's one Mountain West team on my preseason Top 25 ballot. I'm guessing nobody will be able to guess who it is: on.rgj.com/1p71AQG

Oct 30, 2014

In addition to voting in the AP Top 25 in football, I'm voting in the AP Top in hoops this year. My preseason ballot: on.rgj.com/1p71AQG

Changes would be profound in GOP State Senate

rgj.com — David Byerman, the secretary of the Nevada Senate, has been busy planning. He sees that Republicans are turning out to the polls at a much higher rate than Democrats in Nevada. He sees that Republican voters are turning out in the three key Las Vegas senate districts that could turn the senate's majority party from Democrat to Republican in Tuesday's general election.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @SteveSebelius: My colleague @RGJRayHagar examines at what a Republican-controlled Senate might look like: rgj.com/story/news/201… North rises again!

Oct 30, 2014

My colleague @RGJRayHagar examines at what a Republican-controlled Senate might look like: rgj.com/story/news/201… North rises again!

1 dead, 1 in custody after Moana Lane crash

rgj.com — One person has died and at least two others were injured after a vehicle accident Wednesday night on Moana Lane in Reno. Moana Lane reopened around 6:15 a.m. Thursday after being closed overnight, said Tim Broadway of the Reno Police Department. One person has been booked into Washoe County Jail for felony DUI, Broadway said.

Western drought disrupts Nevada duck migration

rgj.com — As duck hunters head to Nevada's backcountry this season they're likely to find fewer ducks thanks to the ongoing western drought that's gripping the state. The drought is drying up traditional migratory stopovers in Nevada and that means many are simply skipping the state altogether on their annual trip south, according to wildlife experts.

Original sin: Lords of the Fallen review | Technobubble

rgj.com — There used to be a time when games were as hard as Lou Ferrigno's in-his-prime pecs. And if you're clueless about who Ferrigno is and grew up in the 1980s, surrender your nerd card right this instant. For you younger kids, hey, there's always Google.

Nevada basketball: Carter's crew beginning to jell

rgj.com — This isn't the full-blown casting call like it was in 2010-11, Deonte Burton's freshman year, when the Nevada basketball team returned one starter and brought in a truckload of freshmen. But it's also not just a need for extras, either.

Changes would be profound in GOP State Senate

rgj.com — David Byerman, the secretary of the Nevada Senate, has been busy planning. He sees that Republicans are turning out to the polls as a much higher rate than Democrats in Nevada. He sees that Republican voters are turning out in the three key Las Vegas senate districts that could turn the senate's majority party from Democrat to Republican in Tuesday's general election.
Oct 29, 2014

.@RGJRayHagar on what a GOP Nevada State Senate would like: "Changes would be profound" on.rgj.com/1u8MtrD via @rgj

Oct 29, 2014

"Kieckhefer would not address the chance of being Finance chair on the record." Not on the record! via @RGJRayHagar. rgj.com/story/news/201…

Oct 29, 2014

Changes would be profound if Nevada Senate has Republican majority. #nvleg on.rgj.com/1wEO1HM

'Epic in politics': Nevada women got vote a century ago

rgj.com — Nevada roads navigate some of America's most desolate, unforgiving terrain. It was on those desolate roads where a grass roots campaign grew in 1914, convincing miners, ranchers and their wives that women should participate in Nevada's democratic process with their male counterparts.
Oct 30, 2014

'Epic in politics': Nevada women got vote a century ago on.rgj.com/1u968If via @rgj

Oct 30, 2014

'Epic in politics': A long campaign and rural male voters pushed women suffrage in Nevada 100 years ago on.rgj.com/1u968If via @rgj

Purrfect: Uber delivering kittens right meow

rgj.com — Need a kitty fix right meow? Cat lovers in select cities can get their grubby paws on a tiny feline for a few minutes today - or perhaps even longer - with the return of San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber's kitten deliver program. That's right, kitten delivery. Seriously.

SDSU coach is Long on defensive smarts, guile

rgj.com — San Diego State football coach Rocky Long is like a lot of his peers. That is, you can't believe a word he says. That's a compliment more than a critique. It's part of the business. If you can give your team the slightest of edges with your choice of words, well, as the Aussies say, good on ya, mate.

Subsidized company brings jobs - and a high-pitch whine

rgj.com — Shaun Carrig first noticed the hum the first week of October. The west Reno resident who works from his home said the noise isn't loud, exactly. On the residential streets off White Fir Drive, the buzz sounds maybe like your neighbor's got a vacuum cleaner going inside.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MarkRGJ: Company gets $578k in subsidies to move to #Reno; neighbors complain of 24-7 annoying whine from building on.rgj.com/1u8DpmR

Oct 30, 2014

Our #Kaia location in West #Reno is across the street from this accused noisy business. I never noticed... on.rgj.com/1u8DpmR via @rgj