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March 28, 2017

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    Matt Gutierrez carries a Raiders flag by the sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas, Monday, March 27, 2017. NFL team owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas in a vote at an NFL football annual meeting in Phoenix.

    With move approved, it's time for Las Vegas to welcome Raiders with open arms
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    March 28, 2017
    Just like many other locals I’m not a fan of Raider Nation. But, also like many locals, I sure love Las Vegas. So, when residents wonder if it’s possible to root for their favorite NFL team — the Pittsburgh Steelers here — and the Raiders at the same time, there’s a simple answer ...
  • Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis emerges from the NFL football annual meetings shortly after owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas in a 31-1 vote Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix.
    What's next for Raiders? A lot, including a season-ticket interest list in Las Vegas
    March 28, 2017
    More than 10 hours into the most important day in his ownership of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis walked away from an interview in a lengthy foyer and spun his head quizzically left, then right and left again ...
  • Trucks decorated by the Laborers Union, Local 872, are parked in the median of Las vegas Boulevard South near the Welcome to Las Vegas sign as NFL owners in Phoenix voted to approve a Raiders move to Las Vegas Monday, March 27, 2017.
    Local sports books cheer on Raiders' move to Las Vegas
    March 28, 2017
    From helping pass legislation prohibiting sports betting in all but a few states to threatening casinos for using the words “Super Bowl” to promote their, um, “big game” parties, the NFL has a long-contentious history with Las Vegas. ...
  • Oakland Raiders fan Ivan Davis gestures while answering questions from a reporter about the move of the team to Las Vegas, Monday, March 27, 2017, at Ricky's Sports Theatre & Grill in San Leandro, Calif.
    Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with vote to move team to Las Vegas
    March 27, 2017
    Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team. "I used to be," he responded ...
  • Owner Bill Foley speaks at the unveiling of the name of the newest NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Toshiba Plaza.
    Golden Knights owner welcomes the Raiders, not the competition
    March 27, 2017
    As owner of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas, Bill Foley of hockey’s Vegas Golden Knights congratulated Raiders owner Mark Davis today on becoming the second. “On behalf of the entire Vegas Golden Knights family, I would like to ...
  • Louis DeSalvio, Laborers Union, Local 872, training director celebrates near the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign as he reads a tweet from Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak announcing that NFL owners in Phoenix voted to approve a Raiders move to Las Vegas Monday, March 27, 2017.
    Fans celebrate Raiders move under iconic Las Vegas welcome sign
    March 27, 2017
    Wearing a Raiders jersey and cap, Caleb Baker of Las Vegas reflected today on the reality of soon having his favorite NFL team playing in his hometown. “I’ve always wanted to go to a game,” Baker said as he stood in front of Las Vegas welcome sign minutes after ...
  • UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez works with his players as the football team conducts their first spring practice of the year on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
    New stadium is new opportunity for UNLV football
    March 27, 2017
    When NFL owners voted to relocate the Raiders to Las Vegas on Monday morning, it was almost as if the city gained two new football teams. That’s how important the Raiders’ new stadium will be to the future of UNLV football, according to head coach Tony Sanchez. The stadium is expected ...
  • Raiders fans Robert Reyes, left, of Las Vegas, and Jeff Whitaker of Ithaca, Mich. chat by the Welcome to Las Vegas sign as NFL owners in Phoenix vote to approve a Raiders move to Las Vegas Monday, March 27, 2017.
    The Las Vegas Raiders: NFL owners OK move from Oakland
    March 27, 2017
    The Las Vegas Raiders are official. The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas and begin playing in the desert starting with the 2020 season. National Football League owners approved the team’s application to relocate to Southern Nevada at their annual meeting this morning at ...
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf gestures while speaking during a rally to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.
    Oakland mayor asks for delay in Raiders-to-Vegas vote
    March 27, 2017
    Oakland's mayor asked NFL owners to delay voting on a proposed move by the Raiders to Las Vegas, wanting to give her city a chance to negotiate with a small group of owners to complete a stadium deal at ...
  • In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders fans hold up signs about the team's possible move to Las Vegas during an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif. The Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas.
    Column: Raiders in Sin City? You can bet on it
    March 27, 2017
    A town built on losers is about to become a big winner in the NFL relocation sweepstakes. And Sundays in Sin City may never be the same ...
  • Raiders owner Mark Davis poses with Raiders fans during a bill signing ceremony at UNLV Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The bill will increase hotel room tax to help finance a $1.9 billion stadium.
    Welcome to Las Vegas, Raiders: NFL’s famed franchise should get OK to move to here today
    March 27, 2017
    In the heart of the Sonoran desert stands the Arizona Biltmore resort, a stunning oasis built in 1929 that long has served as a getaway for the famous and fabulous. Wealth and power will gather at the Biltmore again this week as National Football League owners ...
  • Raiders owner Mark Davis, left, celebrates with UNLV President Len Jessup during a bill signing ceremony at UNLV Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The bill will increase hotel room tax to help finance a $1.9 billion stadium.
    Raiders to Las Vegas should happen Monday with little delay
    March 26, 2017
    Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval Monday to relocate to Las Vegas. Several team owners have said this week they don't envision a scenario where Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn't get the required 24 votes ...
  • North Carolina's Joel Berry II (2) reacts after making a three-point basket against Arkansas during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017.
    Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four
    March 26, 2017
    Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college basketball's elite in the South Regional. The Tar Heels will play Midwest champ Oregon on Saturday ...
  • Second to none: Kyle Larson hangs on to win at Fontana
    March 26, 2017
    Kyle Larson was second to nobody in his home state. Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana on Sunday, adding his second career victory to his overall...
  • South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar (21) is congratulated by forward Chris Silva (30) after scoring against Florida during the second half of the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York.
    South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70
    March 26, 2017
    Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks used their trademark swarming defense and some solid free throw shooting to beat their fellow ...
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