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June 24, 2016

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    Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak arrives with customized road signs at a NHL news conference at the Encore Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Sisiolak gave a sign to new franchise owner Bill Foley, left, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, he said.

    Bill Foley expects NHL franchise to give Las Vegas a new identity
    Owner of first major professional sports franchise amazed by community support
    June 24, 2016
    Less than 24 hours after officially securing Las Vegas’ first major professional sports franchise, Bill Foley conducted interviews inside an exclusive sky villa stretching the top two floors of Aria. The NHL’s newest owner lounged in a chair at ...
  • In this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks with media members after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle.
    Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean
    June 24, 2016
    An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more ...
  • UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (22) splits the double team of San Jose State forward Frank Rogers (14) and San Jose State guard Princeton Onwas (23) and at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
    Report: UNLV's McCaw agrees to 2-year guaranteed contract with Golden State
    June 24, 2016
    Second-round selections in the NBA Draft usually don’t receive a guaranteed contract and rarely make the opening night roster. UNLV’s Pat McCaw appears to be different. Multiple Bay Area media outlets are reporting ...
  • U.S. women's volleyball player Megan Easy trains, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif. Megan is the lone mother on U.S. roster.
    When you're an Olympic hopeful and a mom, bring the kids
    June 24, 2016
    For two decades, U.S. Soccer and USA Basketball have paid the way for a childcare provider of the player's choice to go on road trips and help those women with ...
  • Fresno State forward Cullen Russo (13) fouls UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (22) as he gets off a shot during their Mountain West Championship second game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
    McCaw goes No. 38 to Golden State; Zimmerman 41st to Orlando in NBA Draft
    June 23, 2016
    As the wait went from minutes to hours this evening to learn of their professional future, UNLV teammates Stephen Zimmerman Jr. and Pat McCaw surely slid further than they would have liked when they declared for the draft this spring with college eligibility remaining ...
  • Former WWE wrestler Phil Brooks, known as CM Punk, speaks at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, about signing with UFC for his expected 2015 debut.
    UFC books first fight for former pro wrestler Punk on Sept. 10
    June 23, 2016
    Ex-pro wrestler CM Punk will make his long-anticipated UFC debut when he fights Mickey Gall on Sept. 10 ...
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James catches a pass  Wednesday, June 15, 2016, during practice for Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland.
    Agent: LeBron James to skip Rio Olympics
    June 23, 2016
    LeBron James will not chase gold this summer in the Rio Olympics. Agent Rich Paul told The Associated Press on Thursday night that James informed USA Basketball that he has withdrawn from consideration. James won gold medals ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Padres at Reds
    June 23, 2016
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Gaming pioneer Salerno seeking OK for daily fantasy sports operation
    June 23, 2016
    Daily fantasy giants FanDuel and DraftKings remain out of the state, and it’s not clear if or when they will ever return. However, Nevada gambling regulators may allow sports betting pioneer Vic Salerno to bring daily fantasy sports back in a manner that ...
  • Cirque du Soleil performers in the show "Amaluna" at Citi Field in New York, March 19, 2014. Cirque du Soleil and the NFL are joining forces — in the latest iteration of the sport’s world’s race for young and international fans — and will open an interactive exhibit and theater in the heart of Times Square next year.
    NFL is teaming with Cirque du Soleil to draw new fans
    June 23, 2016
    Cirque du Soleil, known for breathtaking acrobatics, and the NFL, known for bone-crushing hits, are joining forces in the latest iteration of the sports world’s race for young and international fans. Together, they will open ...
  • People mill about Toshiba Plaza during the grand opening of MGM Grand International's T-Mobile Arena Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
    T-Mobile Arena played major role in enticing NHL to Las Vegas
    June 23, 2016
    Before the puck could drop, ground had to break, and as Las Vegas celebrates its first-ever major-league franchise it’s important to note the role a privately financed arena made in making it all a reality. ...
  • New NHL franchise owner Bill Foley speaks after the announcement of Las Vegas’ first professional sports franchise during a news conference Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Encore. The NHL expansion team is expected to begin play in the 2017-18 season at T-Mobile Arena.
    Picking team name, logo tops list of what’s next for Las Vegas’ NHL franchise
    June 23, 2016
    Bill Foley joked he was holding off on hosting a celebration for the now-official NHL expansion franchise he’s bringing to Las Vegas because it was too hot outside. The real reason is ...
  • LSU’s Ben Simmons watches from the bench with minutes left in an NCAA basketball game against Arkansas on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 85-65.
    Simmons, Ingram and intrigue highlight Thursday’s NBA draft
    June 23, 2016
    Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram say they haven't been told who Philadelphia will take with the No. 1 pick, so all they can go on is what they've heard ...
  • Chicago Blackhawk's forward Patrick Kane on the Red Carpet leading up to the 2016 NHL Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
    Chicago’s Patrick Kane wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
    June 23, 2016
    After Patrick Kane added three more awards to his overflowing trophy case, he took a moment to appreciate his new place in American hockey history ...
  • LSU’s Ben Simmons watches from the bench with minutes left in an NCAA basketball game against Arkansas on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 85-65.
    ‘I think I’m ready’: Simmons hopes to be NBA draft top pick
    June 22, 2016
    Ben Simmons has the sneaker deal and the TV show, so off the court he already has the look of a star ...
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