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    Martin Jacobson's winning hand is displayed during the 2014 World Series of Poker main event at the Rio Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Jacobson, 27, of Sweden beat Felix Stephensen of Norway to win a $10 million first prize.

    Five pressing questions at the start of the 2015 World Series of Poker
    Gaming: Predicting answers that will come over the next seven weeks at the Rio
    May 27, 2015
    The constant clacking of shuffling poker chips officially overtakes the Rio convention center for the next 50 days this afternoon. The 46th annual World Series of Poker will begin at noon with the first of 68 tournaments scheduled through July. The vast majority of the world’s professional card players will stay in Las Vegas throughout the summer in a quest to ...
  • In this Oct. 29, 2007, photo, a person stands next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
    FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges; face extradition to U.S.
    May 26, 2015
    Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on ...
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) slap hands during a timeout in the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland.
    LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks
    May 26, 2015
    LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win ...
  • Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard fouls Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Houston.
    Rockets’ Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5 vs. Warriors
    May 26, 2015
    Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Phillies at Mets
    May 26, 2015
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, shoots as Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard defends during the second half of Game 3 in the NBA Western Conference finals Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Houston.
    Golden State Warriors 1 win away from NBA Finals
    May 24, 2015
    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals.
  • Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
    Juan’s World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win
    May 24, 2015
    His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from the Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a struggling also-ran. The catch? Penske's offer was a return to Indy cars, which Montoya had left behind years ago. The Colombian jumped at the opportunity and cashed in on it Sunday with his second Indianapolis 500 victory.
  • Cavs’ Kyrie Irving shoots, still questionable for Game 3
    May 24, 2015
    The Cavaliers' All-Star point guard, Kyrie Irving, took part in the team's shootaround and remains questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals with an injured left knee.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts after making the basket and drawing a foul against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Atlanta.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers
    May 24, 2015
    The NBA Playoffs have drained my $10,000 starting bankroll in the South Point-lined Play of the Day, but I can’t stay away. ...
  • Jeff Gordon looks from the garage before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
    Pace driver Jeff Gordon says he will never race in Indy 500
    May 24, 2015
    The closest Jeff Gordon will ever come to leading the Indy 500 will be in the pace car. Despite retiring from NASCAR at the end of this season, the four-time Sprint Cup champion said that "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" will remain for him a dream, one he fulfilled in part by winning the Brickyard 400 and now by driving the pace car on Sunday.
  • Patriots fans rally in support of Tom Brady
    May 24, 2015
    Dozens of New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot at Gillette Stadium to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the "Deflategate" scandal.
  • Chicago Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette (80) sets up the winning goal as Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) and Anaheim's Rickard Rakell (67) and Simon Despres (24) defend during the second overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 5-4.
    Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime
    May 24, 2015
    One lucky bounce. It might not sound like much of a strategy for playing sudden-death hockey, but patience has kept the Chicago Blackhawks perfect in overtime this postseason. They've now gone into extra time four times and won them all, including a 5-4 decision Saturday night that marked their second overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks and evened their Western Conference finals series at 2-2.
  • UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier celebrates his win over Anthony Johnson ending their UFC 187 fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, May 22, 2015.
    Cormier has business before Jones rematch despite callout
    May 24, 2015
    In the shadow of the brightest moment of his career, the newest UFC champion came close to recreating one of his darkest scenes. Daniel Cormier nearly got into a second press conference brawl Saturday night at the MGM Grand after he defeated Anthony Johnson ...
  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is defended by Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) during Saturday's game in Houston.
    Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead
    May 23, 2015
    Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry's performance Saturday night simply. "Steph was Steph," Kerr said.
  • Former Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes holds a photo circa 1951 of himself in his Globetrotters uniform Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Plano, Texas. Haynes played in the legendary game 60 years ago, Feb. 19, 1948, when the Globetrotters beat the Minneapolis Lakers and their big man, George Mikan, 61-59 at Chicago Stadium.
    Ex-Globetrotter Marques Haynes left a hoops legacy in Las Vegas
    May 23, 2015
    In Las Vegas City Parks and Recreation history, pro basketball legend Marques Haynes’ destiny was to briefly serve as a vital link between two legendary directors and provide young blacks with opportunities otherwise denied them during the Jim Crow era of the mid-1950s Haynes, regarded as one of the greatest ballhandlers in the game’s history, died Friday ...
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