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Ray Brewer

Assistant Managing Editor/Digital and Sports

Ray has been covering sports in Southern Nevada since 1996. His work is regularly honored by the Nevada Press Association.

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  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

    The games here are famous for their intensity. If you plan to take your shot, you’d best come ready.

  • Sports

    Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

    The NBC cameras focused on the winner of the race at the Rio Olympics, and rightfully so. Adam Peaty of Great Britain set a world record in the 100-meter breaststroke finals at the Rio Olympics. In the background, though, a swimmer from Las Vegas shared the spotlight. You couldn’t help hearing Cody Miller wildly celebrate ...

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    Once again, the season begins with no reason the Rebels shouldn’t win games.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Here are talented fighters poised to be the next great draw.

  • Breaking News

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Jerry Tarkanian, the towel-biting, head-shaved, raspy-voiced coach who built the UNLV basketball program into a powerhouse and led the Rebels to the 1990 national championship, died today. He was 84. During ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

    The Rebels’ team changes each season, but this voice is the one constant.

  • NASCAR Weekend

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    You can be part of NASCAR race weekend in Las Vegas without opening your wallet. If you aren’t going to Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there are still plenty of ways to be involved. And they are free.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

    The son of Armenian immigrants, Jerry Tarkanian was urged by his stepfather to become a barber. His true calling, of course, was basketball.

  • Sports

    Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

    The countless winter evenings spent at the Thomas & Mack Center during my childhood helped fuel an unreachable dream: I wanted to play for the hometown Rebels. Thinking back, it was sure fun imagining myself in the Rebels’ scarlet and gray and slamming home an alley-oop pass from Mark Wade. That’s why Ishe Smith's rise to prominence as a championship boxer is easy to appreciate. If you thought it was difficult getting one of a handful of roster spots at UNLV, imagine the long odds of becoming a boxing champion ... at age 35.

  • UNLV

    Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

    When Jerry Tarkanian’s family arrived today at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the former UNLV basketball coach’s many grandchildren in attendance had a suggestion.