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    Workers gather around the final steel beam during a topping off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Representatives from MGM Resorts International and AEG, contractors Hunt-Penta and elected officials were on hand to celebrate the installation of the arena's final steel beam. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.

    Bern’s-Eye View: New arena will help keep Las Vegas a basketball epicenter
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    May 28, 2015
    The final steel beam is in place for the building that will one day host a weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament. Probably. The topping off ceremony the Las Vegas Arena project is a milestone moment, one of many to be checked off since officials broke ground on ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners
    May 28, 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 ...
  • Super Seven Boys: Ray Smith, Las Vegas High School.
    Las Vegas High’s Ray Smith shines in return from knee injury
    May 28, 2015
    Las Vegas prep standout Ray Smith made his first return to the hardwood since tearing his ACL last summer, and he did not disappoint ...
  • Bill Foley, the businessman trying to bring an NHL team to Las Vegas, joins Brian Blessing while answering questions for fans Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Sunset Station.
    Bill Foley publicly updates efforts to bring NHL team to Las Vegas
    May 28, 2015
    Bill Foley switched off his internal mute function at Sunset Station. The 70-year-old billionaire had stayed relatively quiet over the last month while ...
  • In this Feb. 14, 2005, photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Secretary General Chuck Blazer as he attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Blazer was one of four men who pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's corruption investigation into FIFA announced Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
    Former FIFA member Blazer’s plea seems key to investigation
    May 27, 2015
    When Chuck Blazer answered the phone at his Trump Tower apartment, his pet macaw Max could often be heard squawking in the background ...
  • Golden State Warriors players celebrate after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Warriors won 104-90 and advanced to the NBA Finals.
    Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought
    May 27, 2015
    Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in ...
  • In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
    NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again
    May 27, 2015
    The Santa Clara Police Department says the former San Francisco defensive end violated a restraining order by being at a residence in ...
  • Workers watch as the final steel beam is lifted into place during a topping off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Representatives from MGM Resorts International and AEG, contractors Hunt-Penta and elected officials were on hand to celebrate the installation of the arena's final steel beam. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.
    Steel structure of Las Vegas Arena complete as construction chugs along
    May 27, 2015
    Many I-15 commuters and Strip wanderers have marveled at the construction pace of MGM and AEG’s joint Las Vegas Arena project over the last year. The 20,000-seat venue sandwiched between ...
  • Tony Sanchez fist bumps with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy after he is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
    UNLV football in much better APR position than a year ago
    May 27, 2015
    A year after its initial score had the Rebels banned from the postseason, UNLV’s football program brought its multiyear Academic Progress Rate score to the second-highest point since the APR was instituted in 2003, according to the NCAA.
  • Valley High School's, from left, Cameron Burton (central Washington), Nick Brannon (Taylor Made Prep), Darrion Daniels (Peninsula College), coach Brian Farnsworth, Taveon Jackson (Tohono O'odham College), Shea Garland (Casper College), and Desmond Hudson (Highline College) during the school's college signing event.
    Valley basketball seniors sign with colleges
    May 27, 2015
    Members of the Valley High basketball team gathered Tuesday to celebrate six seniors signing ...
  • U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
    Soccer officials arrested at Swiss hotel in corruption probe
    May 27, 2015
    The U.S. government launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Zurich hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami. Swiss officials also ...
  • Martin Jacobson’s winning hand is displayed during the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the Rio. Jacobson, of Sweden, beat Felix Stephensen of Norway to win the $10 million first-place prize.
    Five pressing questions at the start of the 2015 World Series of Poker
    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 ...
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