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July 21, 2017

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    A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.

    UNLV hires powerful N.Y. sports law firm after receiving Raiders stadium proposal
    July 21, 2017
    Despite publicly saying they see “no hurdles” in dealing with the Raiders, UNLV officials hired a lawyer versed in knocking them down after seeing the team’s first offer. UNLV responded to the ...
  • Welterweight Conor McGregor talks trash to opponent Nate Diaz who gets up to leave during their UFC 202 press conference within the David Copperfield Theater in the MGM Grand on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
    McGregor meets community service for Vegas pre-bout fracas
    July 21, 2017
    UFC star Conor McGregor has completed the 25 hours of community service imposed by Nevada officials following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during ...
  • UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies, back, watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Colorado State on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
    UNLV basketball staffer Brandon Mason taking assistant job at New Mexico
    July 21, 2017
    UNLV basketball is being hit with another departure in the front office, as director of player development Brandon Mason is leaving the Rebels after one season for an assistant coaching position at New Mexico. The move has not been made official yet, but a UNLV source ...
  • Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson enters for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier.
    O.J. Simpson on parole will continue to enthrall
    July 21, 2017
    O.J.'s back in the limelight. And don't expect him to leave anytime soon. More than two decades after O.J. Simpson was acquitted for ...
  • WSOP players John Hesp and Scott Blumstein joke around during the first of three straight nights to finish poker's world championship as the table goes from 9 to 6 players at the Rio on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
    Scott Blumstein builds big lead in first night at World Series of Poker final table
    July 21, 2017
    So many chips were concentrated in the two seats directly to the dealer’s left at the beginning of play Thursday night at the Rio that it’s a surprise the World Series of Poker Main Event final table wasn’t tilted. Scott Blumstein and John Hesp spent nearly the first four hours of play with more chips than all the other players combined, and ...
  • American League's Eric Hosmer, of the Kansas City Royals, hits a home run off National League starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, of the San Francisco Giants, during the second inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in San Diego.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
    July 20, 2017
    A month or two ago, the Tigers were a lot better than the Royals. This isn’t a month or two ago. ...
  • UNLV director of basketball operations Kreigh Warkentien lifts up Khem Birch's headphones to tell him how much time remained before practice for their second round NCAA Tournament game against Cal Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
    Kreigh Warkentien leaving UNLV for Washington
    July 20, 2017
    One of UNLV’s key behind-the-scenes staffers is leaving the program, as assistant athletics director for men’s basketball Kreigh Warkentien has accepted a position with the University of Washington. Warkentien was hired as UNLV’s director of basketball operations in ...
  • 4 Nevada schools cancel football camp due to air quality
    July 20, 2017
    The last day of football camp for four Nevada high schools has been canceled after the Environmental Protection Agency issued a warning that air quality in the area could be unhealthy for ...
  •  In this July 5, 2014, file photo, Alex Bowman, right, watches as Dale Earnhardt Jr. sends out a tweet while waiting under a tunnel for driver introductions to begin before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
    Hendrick tabs Bowman as Earnhardt replacement in No. 88 car
    July 20, 2017
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that the 24-year-old Bowman will replace one of the series' biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after ...
  • John Hesp of Bridlington, Great Britain contenplates his next move during the 2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker held at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Monday, July 17, 2017.
    Analysis: Don’t count out amateurs, anonymous finalists at WSOP final table
    July 20, 2017
    Pedro Oliveira swaggered off to his dinner break from the World Series of Poker Main Event on Monday night. With the field down to 14 players, the Portugal native and Brazil-based poker professional felt confident he would be one of the nine to guarantee himself a minimum $1 million payday by making the final table. ...
  • UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies does his best to keep his players dialed in versus Wyoming during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.
    Analysis: Jay Green brings quirky game to UNLV basketball
    July 20, 2017
    Jay Green was the first player from the Class of 2017 to commit to UNLV, but his November pledge was eventually overshadowed by incoming star recruits such as ...
  • United States' Omar Gonzalez (3) reacts with teammates after scoring a goal during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal soccer match against El Salvador, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
    US survives biting incident, beats El Salvador 2-0
    July 19, 2017
    Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday night in an ugly CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal during which defender Henry Romero ...
  • Las Vegas Soccer LLC hopes to bring a United Soccer League team to Cashman Field in 2018.
    Council approves lease for pro soccer at Cashman Field
    July 19, 2017
    The Las Vegas City Council approved a lease agreement this morning allowing a professional soccer team to play at Cashman Field starting in March 2018. The lease The agreement was approved on a 7-0 vote. If granted an ...
  • UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez makes calls during the Las Vegas Bowl youth football camp, Thursday, July 13, 2017. UNLV football hosted the Las Vegas Bowl youth football camp, Thursday, July 13, 2017.
    UNLV football adds home-and-home with Vanderbilt
    July 19, 2017
    UNLV football will be making a trip to SEC country in the not-so-distant future, as the Rebels announced a home-and-home series with Vanderbilt. The first game in the series will be played in Nashville on Oct. 12, 2019, and UNLV will host the return game when ...
  • A mural along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., depicts Jackson Vroman, the late basketball player. After a brief NBA career, Vroman traveled the world, playing ball, partying and drawing many friends into his circle. Yet his death at 34, in a Los Angeles swimming pool, casts a lonely light on his life.
    Son of former Runnin’ Rebel lived hard, played hard, died young
    July 19, 2017
    Sitting on a park bench overlooking Lake Ontario in Toronto on a brilliant summer day in 2015, I was approached by a woman looking for directions. The woman mentioned that she had emigrated from Iran a couple of months earlier, and I replied that I knew of only one person who ...
  • Bishop Gorman's Jamal Bey is shown at the Las Vegas Sun's High School Basketball Media Day at the South Point, Nov. 11, 2016.
    Gorman's Bey says Washington basketball is recruiting him the hardest
    July 19, 2017
    ESPN ranks Bey the No. 44 small forward in the country and the No. 28 overall player in the West Region ....
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