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Jesse Granger

Sports Reporter

Jesse Granger is from Colorado and studied journalism at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism at UNLV. Jesse covers the Golden Knights NHL team, boxing and a variety of other sports for the Las Vegas Sun and The Sunday.

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Police: Student with loaded gun arrested at Henderson school
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
A student at Green Valley High School in Henderson was arrested with a loaded handgun this morning, the first day of classes after ...
Golden Knights to play 9 games on national television
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Following their storybook inaugural year that ended with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, the Golden Knights have captured the attention of the rest of the NHL. As a result, the team will have ...
Bill Foley sounds off on Golden Knights roster moves, evolving pregame festivities
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Golden Knights’ owner Bill Foley took some time between golf rounds in Montana to chat with the Sun about how his offseason is going, what he thinks of the team's roster moves, next year’s pregame ceremonies and more ...
Girl wrestlers from Nevada making mark nationally
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Nevada sent 10 wrestlers last month to the USA Championship in Fargo, N.D., where Sterling Dias won the 94-pound Cadet Women’s event and ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Red Sox at Blue Jays
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now underway, effective July 1. ...
Foley happy with Golden Knights’ progress toward becoming ‘team of the Rockies’
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
There are no NHL teams in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming or Montana, and Foley hopes to make the region Golden Knights country ...
City National Arena renovations to include Golden Knights museum
Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
The Golden Knights’ practice facility is getting a makeover this offseason that will include the addition of a team museum displaying trophies and artifacts from their historic inaugural season. If you have visited City National Arena recently, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the pungent smell of fresh paint. The formerly gray walls are already coated in black and gold paint to give the facility more ...
Golden Knights' Karlsson on new contract: 'I like to gamble on myself'
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Golden Knights center William Karlsson will be playing in Las Vegas at least one more season, and he’ll be gambling on himself. Karlsson agreed to a one-year contract worth $5.25 million ...
1st game at new Las Vegas Ballpark set for April 9
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
Las Vegas’ minor league baseball team has set a date for the first game in its new Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin. The team will christen the $150 million ballpark — under construction on Pavilion Center Drive near ...
UFC Night headlines Lights FC promotions this month
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin and fighters Joseph Benavidez and Claudia Gadelha will be at Cashman Field later this month for a Las Vegas Lights FC game as part of the team’s ...
Local team has Little League World Series in its sights
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
How did Nevada’s state champion Little League team celebrate its title in Carson City? By playing a celebratory game of whiffle ball in the parking lot of its hotel. Silverado Little League’s all-star team, composed of 11- and 12-year-olds residing in the southwest Valley, can reach the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., by winning the Western Regional, which runs ...
Golden Knights introduce new level in their youth development program
Monday, July 30, 2018
The Golden Knights have added another step in their youth hockey programs to continue building the sport in Southern Nevada. The newest program is ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Cardinals
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Golden Knights make pediatric patients Knights for a day
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Whether is was on the ice, in the locker rooms or the complex’s hallways, the Golden Knights were able to put smiles on the faces of pediatric patients ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Winnipeg vs. Toronto
Friday, July 27, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Las Vegas to host NHL rookie showcase featuring Golden Knights
Friday, July 27, 2018
Hockey fans in Las Vegas won’t have to wait for the preseason to scratch their hockey itch after the summer offseason. Five teams will be joining the Golden Knights from Sept. 8-11 for ...
Police: Man dies hours after fistfight
Monday, July 23, 2018
Metro Police say they are investigating the death of a man following a fistfight Sunday night in the central valley. Patrol officers responded about 6:45 p.m. to a home in the 600 block of Frederick Avenue, near ...
Golden Knights sign Carrier to 2-year contract
Monday, July 23, 2018
The Golden Knights have signed forward William Carrier to a two-year contract worth an average of $725,000 a year, the team announced today. Carrier, 23, was a restricted free agent. The deal will keep ...
Las Vegas clothier suits Bryce Harper perfectly
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Las Vegas native Bryce Harper dominated the red carpet on Tuesday as he strutted down the aisle in a custom navy blue and red windowpane suit. With his flashy and unique suits, Harper has become somewhat of a fashion plate in professional baseball ...
Golden Knights, U.S. Army reach agreement to end trademark dispute
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights’ long trademark battle with the U.S. Army has finally come to an end, the team announced today. Team Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Foley announced that the sides ...
Analytics dive: Did Golden Knights get better or worse this offseason?
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
With the draft and free agency behind them, the Golden Knights likely have the roster that they’ll ride into the 2018-19 NHL season. Let’s take a look at the point shares for ...
UNLV QB Armani Rogers named to Maxwell Award watch list
Monday, July 16, 2018
UNLV sophomore quarterback Armani Rogers has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, which was released today by the Maxwell Football Club. The award goes to college football’s top ...
With contract extension, can Fleury continue his elite play well into his 30s?
Saturday, July 14, 2018
If Marc-Andre Fleury can maintain his elite level of play from last season, his recently inked three-year contract extension worth $21 million will be a bargain for the Golden Knights. But if father time catches up to him before the deal ends, it could hurt Vegas ...
Golden Knights sign Marc-Andre Fleury to 3-year, $21 million extension
Friday, July 13, 2018
The Golden Knights have signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a three-year contract extension to keep him in Las Vegas through the 2021-22 season, the team announced today. The 33-year-old netminder will get a raise in his annual salary from $5.75 million per season to $7 million. It makes him the ...
No letup for Golden Knights as they elevate youth hockey in Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Deryk Engelland joined members of the Golden Knights’ youth hockey coaching staff Tuesday as they held a street hockey clinic for children at the Walnut Recreation Center ...
Vegas Play of the Day: France vs. Belgium
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Police: Man arrested after gun causes panic at mall
Monday, July 9, 2018
Metro Police say they have made an arrest after someone pulled a gun at a mall arcade Friday, causing widespread panic and numerous false reports of ...
Golden Knights have already become an attractive destination for free agents
Monday, July 9, 2018
Word travels quickly around the NHL, and the city of Las Vegas has built quite a reputation in its short time as a hockey market. One of the biggest hurdles as an expansion franchise is creating a positive culture around the team that can both draw free agents from the outside and entice current players to stay. The Golden Knights appear to have already made large strides in ...
Golden Knights’ Neal thanks fans, teammates for time in Las Vegas
Friday, July 6, 2018
Golden Knights forward James Neal is leaving Las Vegas after signing a five-year, $28.75 million deal with the Calgary Flames, but not without ...
Sources: Golden Knights’ William Karlsson files for salary arbitration
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Golden Knights forward William Karlsson has filed for salary arbitration, sources tell the Las Vegas Sun. Karlsson led the Golden Knights with 43 goals in the regular season and is an unrestricted ...
Golden Knights look set at center position with the addition of Paul Stastny
Free-agent acquisition was drawn to Vegas’ philosophy, roster
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Controlling the center of the ice is one of the most important aspects of hockey, and the Golden Knights should do it extremely well next season. Vegas had solid depth at the center position last season, but entering the 2018-19 season, the depth chart is even more loaded with talent. The Golden Knights added to an ...
Golden Knights' Brannstrom flashes great potential at camp
Monday, July 2, 2018
Just as Erik Brannstrom dekes around one defender, another is already there eager to crush him against the boards. Brannstrom swiftly eludes him as well, drags the puck around a third helpless defender with the toe of his stick blade and fires a laser of a shot past the goalie’s blocker glove and into the top corner of the net. Brannstrom’s skill with ...
Golden Knights sign Paul Stastny, others on first day of free agency
Sunday, July 1, 2018
The Golden Knights made a splash on the opening day of NHL free agency Sunday morning, signing a class of 10 players headlined by coveted veteran center Paul Stastny...
Under-the-radar standouts of Golden Knights' development camp
Sunday, July 1, 2018
The Golden Knights’ 2018 rookie development camp wrapped up Saturday morning at City National Arena, and throughout the week the usual suspects shined as expected ...
Reid Duke draws on experience with Golden Knights, gets assertive at camp
Now healthy, Duke working towards making big strides next season
Friday, June 29, 2018
Golden Knights prospect Reid Duke sits at his stall in the locker room at City National Arena, leans over, grips his skates with both hands and pulls them snug for another day of practice followed by off-ice workouts. ...
Native Las Vegan fighting for roster spot with the Golden Knights
Gage Quinney taking part in this week’s development camp after spending last two summers with Penguins
Thursday, June 28, 2018
When Gage Quinney grew up playing hockey in Las Vegas, there were only two rinks in town. Neither one is still standing. There weren’t many hockey players in the valley at the time either, so Quinney’s parents would drive him to California on weekends in search of ...
Fan-friendly approach resonates at Golden Knights' development camp
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Golden Knights attached a microphone to Ryan Craig, which fed whatever he said through the rink's sound system. It’s yet another creative offering to the fan base ...
Zach Whitecloud is player to watch at Golden Knights development camp
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Golden Knights owner Bill Foley only has one worry about Zach Whitecloud — that no one else will be able to eat at the buffet inside the team facility after the rookie is done ...
Video: Golden Knights rookies help feed the needy in Las Vegas
Monday, June 25, 2018
Golden Knights rookies are professional hockey players in training. On Tuesday, they will hit the ice at City National Arena for development camp, where they’ll hone their hockey skills. But before they can learn to be Golden Knights on the ice, they must learn to ...
Golden Knights pick up 8 prospects in NHL Draft
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The Golden Knights added eight prospects to their organization this morning at the NHL Draft in Dallas. Vegas was without a pick in the first round of the draft, which took place Friday night, after ...
Scenes from the Vegas Golden Knights’ playoff run
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The Knights cruised through the Western Conference portion, and did it in a manner coach Gerard Gallant preached from the day he took the job—by having fun.
Golden Knights steal show at NHL Awards with 4 winners
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
As has become the norm in the NHL, the Golden Knights stole the show once again at the annual NHL Awards show Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. Teammates William Karlsson and Deryk Engelland strolled down the red carpet ...
Gallant, who inspired Golden Knights to first-year greatness, is named NHL coach of year
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Gerard Gallant took his opportunity as the first coach in Golden Knights franchise history, galvanized a team of thrown-together misfits, and led them to the pinnacle of the sport in their first season. As good of a coach as Gallant is, those closest to him say ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Mariners at Yankees
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Four Golden Knights finalists headline NHL Awards show
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A year ago, Las Vegas hosted the NHL Awards show on the same night as the expansion draft, when the Golden Knights chose their roster. Wednesday night, the same show ...
Golden Knights announce preseason schedule
Monday, June 18, 2018
The Golden Knights have announced their preseason schedule for the 2018-19 season. Vegas will stay close to home for a seven-game slate of exhibition matches — three of which will ...
Golden Pipes: How anthem singer at Knights games became a fan favorite
Monday, June 18, 2018
The first time Carnell Johnson walked onto the ice before a Golden Knights game at T-Mobile Arena, he was trembling. A singing gondolier at the Venetian on and off for the last 17 years, Johnson is used to performing for a crowd, just not one of 18,000. The nervousness, combined with the bitter chill from the ice below the red carpet he stood on, caused his body to shake. When Johnson began ...
Why the Golden Knights should sign Karlsson to long-term deal
Friday, June 15, 2018
Golden Knights forward William Karlsson shocked the NHL this season with a 43-goal regular season, and now the team must make a decision regarding his ...
Future of the Knights: Whom will the team keep on its roster with free agency ahead?
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Golden Knights’ amazing inaugural season ultimately came to an end with a gut-wrenching loss in the Stanley Cup Final, but the world of hockey never ...
Golden Knights development camp will be open to public
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights will hold their second development camp June 26-30 at City National Arena ...

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