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  • Good vibes back in Dallas; Romo undefeated this fall

    By Schuyler Dixon
    AP Sports Writer

    IRVING, Texas  — Even safety Barry Church felt a boost from the return of Tony Romo as the Dallas Cowboys ended a losing streak that covered all seven games their Pro Bowl quarterback missed.

    And maybe it’s not a coincidence that a defense struggling to make big plays while Romo sat with a broken left collarbone got its first touchdown of the season on Rolando McClain’s interception return for the first points in a 24-14 win at Miami on Sunday.

  • Unbeaten Carolina’s pass rush getting boost

    By Steve Reed
    AP Sports Writer

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — The unbeaten Carolina Panthers already have one of the best pass rushes in the NFL — and more help is on the way.

    The Panthers plan to activate defensive end Charles Johnson from short-term injured reserve on Tuesday. Coach Ron Rivera said he expects Johnson will play on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Defense leads Detroit’s improvement

    By Noah Trister
    AP Sports Writer

    ALLEN PARK, Mich.  — Jim Caldwell’s demeanor rarely changed much when his team was losing game after game, so now that Detroit has won two in a row, he has nothing earth shattering to offer about how the Lions have become stronger defensively.

  • Eagles look for a quick rebound

    By Rob Maaddi
    AP Sports Writer

    PHILADELPHIA — A short week gives the Philadelphia Eagles no time to dwell on a bad loss, and little time to figure out their problems.

    The Eagles (4-6) were back on the practice field Monday preparing to play at Detroit (3-7) on Thanksgiving Day. They’re still reeling from a 45-17 loss to the Buccaneers, but must rebound quickly.

  • Packers-Bears rivalry hits prime time

    The Associated Press

    GREEN BAY, Wis.  — The Packers celebrated the end of their three-game losing streak and return to the top of the NFC North on the flight home from Minnesota.

    Then the reality set in of having to turn around quickly to prepare for another game on Thursday.

    A Thanksgiving night game at Lambeau Field against the Chicago Bears awaits coach Mike McCarthy.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 25, 2015

    No local varsity sports scheduled

    No local varsity sports scheduled

    • NMHU men at Concordia, 6 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Thanksgiving Shootout, boys’ and girls’ games TBA, Gillie Lopez Gym

    • NMHU men at Concordia, 6 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Thanksgiving Shootout, boys’ and girls’ games TBA, Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Robertson bounces Bloomfield from playoffs

    A punishing ground game lifted Robertson to a 49-6 rout of visiting Bloomfield in the Class 4A football quarterfinals on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium. 

    The Cardinals will host top-seeded Portales this coming Saturday in the semifinals. 

    Robertson has won nine consecutive games. 

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas sports, check out the Optic print editions this week. 

  • Highlands runner Kirui 12th in national meet

    New Mexico Highlands University freshman Collins Kirui raced to a 12th place individual finish in the NCAA Division II national cross country championships Saturday morning in Joplin, Mo.

    Kirui's effort earns him an All-American honor as he becomes the latest NMHU runner to finish among the top 20 for head coach Bob DeVries.

    For more on this and other Las Vegas sports coverage, please see the Optic print editions this week.

  • City close to Storrie deal

    The stalemate between the city of Las Vegas and Storrie Project Water Users Association appears to be coming to an end.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Thankful for Thanksgiving

    As a child, I loved Thanksgiving! Turkey, yes! Stuffing, yes! Pumpkin pie, yes! I relished my mom’s salad made with cranberries and orange segments mixed into jello and then scooped into little tin molds. Once set, the mold was dipped briefly into hot water and then plunked onto an iceberg lettuce leaf and topped with a dollop of mayonnaise.