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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...

Passing the torch? It’s old man Manning vs. young gun Newton on Sunday.
8 p.m.
Either way, Manning will go down as one of the two or three greatest quarterbacks of all time. Read more...

Oscar Goodman sits in a booth at his Oscar’s Beef Booze & Broads steakhouse at the Plaza on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in downtown Las Vegas.
1:01 p.m.
We’ve been down this road before: A professional sports franchise on unsteady footing in its home facility starts poking around Las Vegas. When Oscar Goodman was mayor of this city, he talked to several major league organizations about moving to Las Vegas. … Read more...

UNLV head coach Dave Rice is dismayed by another foul call versus Arizona State on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
6:03 p.m.
Dave Rice’s photo is on the ticket for Tuesday’s home game against New Mexico, but that’s the only appearance he will make. Rice is out as UNLV’s head basketball coach 16 games into his fifth season, with the official word from the university being that the former Rebel bench player resigned. Third-year assistant coach Todd Simon will take over as the interim coach, and terms of Rice’s buyout … Read more...

Montana rider Matt Triplett is ranked No. 4 headed into the PBR World Finals in Vegas. You can bet he’ll be rocking just the right ...
12 a.m.
The big rule? “Never touch another man’s hat.”

5:37 p.m.
Former basketball star Lamar Odom had taken cocaine Saturday, days before being found unresponsive at the Love Ranch brothel about 20 miles north of Pahrump. Odom was found … Read more...