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Thousands of people wait outside the T-Mobile Arena half an hour before the start of the USA Basketball exhibition game against Argentina Friday, July 22, ...
2 a.m.
Since opening in April on the Strip, T-Mobile Arena has had a relatively smooth entry into the event game in Las Vegas. The first major hiccup came Friday night, when a slew of issues combined to leave many people standing outside in 100-plus degree heat while the USA Basketball vs. Argentina exhibition game was taking place … Read more...

Brock Lesnar is cooled off between rounds with Mark Hunt during UFC 200.
4:49 p.m.
Brock Lesnar’s UFC comeback could stall after one fight after the former heavyweight champion was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation … Read more...

8:48 p.m.
Daniel Cormier saw a bout with one of the two consensus best fighters in UFC history crumble only for a bout with the other to coalesce. Anderson Silva will fill in for Jon Jones, who was pulled from the planned UFC 200 main event for a failed anti-doping test … Read more...

Jon Jones at UFC 197.
10:30 a.m.
Jon Jones apologized, denied and cried over a flagged anti-doping test that pulled him from the UFC 200 main event this morning at the MGM Grand. He also ultimately avoided providing any answers. Information beyond the fact that a June 16 test revealed a possible doping violation was sparse in Jones’ first public comments. “Supposedly, they found … Read more...

UFC 200 fighter Jon Jones ponders his opponent Daniel Cormier during a reporter’s question at a news conference and face-off for the final time at ...
8:43 p.m.
As UFC President Dana White dined Wednesday night at StripSteak inside Mandalay Bay, he said he thought about how fortunate he had been that no injuries or other factors had affected Saturday night’s monumental UFC 200 fight card. Then his phone rang … Read more...

Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL, addresses the crowd during the “Let’s Bring Hockey to Las Vegas!” press conference Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at MGM ...
9:38 a.m.
The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas. A person with direct knowledge of the NHL’s decision says the league has settled on Las Vegas as its choice for expansion, provided organizers can come up with a $500 million fee. A second person who had been briefed on the decision said Las Vegas was a “done deal” following the recommendation of the NHL’s executive committee. The league said … Read more...

Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw ...
9:26 p.m.
Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died Friday. Ali was the most thrilling heavyweight ever, carrying into the ring an unorthodox boxing style that … Read more...

8 p.m.
Stop looking for someone to fault for UNLV losing its basketball coach before anyone could tell him he’s no Tark. Blame only … Read more...

New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard speaks with the media after a welcome gathering Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mendenhall Center.
11:14 a.m.
The tenure of the latest UNLV basketball coach lasted only a week. Seven days after officially becoming the 14th head coach in UNLV history, Chris Beard is leaving to pursue the coaching job at Texas Tech, according to a statement from UNLV. “Coach Beard has informed me … Read more...

2 a.m.
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he believes Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is seriously interested in moving the team to Las Vegas, and the governor is all for it. Sandoval recently met with Davis, and he told the Las Vegas Sun in an interview on Wednesday that the encounter left a good impression on him. Although the governor wouldn’t discuss details of his … Read more...

12 a.m.
When will we know if Vegas gets a team? Mid-June is the new time to watch. That’s when the NHL is rumored to be announcing expansion plans, concurrent to hosting its postseason awards show at a to-be-determined date and local venue. But some fans are skeptical. Read more...

9:45 p.m.
In one season, Arkansas-Little Rock’s Chris Beard took the Sun Belt Conference by storm. The Rebels are betting that, in time, he can do the same thing in … Read more...

8 p.m.
Many are calling this year’s tournament “wide open.” Only twice in the past decade has a team won the tournament without entering as a No. 1 seed. Read more...

The action on the pitch at USA Sevens is fast and fierce, and the crowd matches it for energy.
12 a.m.
You might not know it yet, but rugby sevens is your new favorite sport. Read more...

Meet Carlin Isles, the fastest man in rugby.
12 a.m.
“Every time he gets the ball everybody’s intrigued to see what he does.” Read more...