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12 a.m.
“We’ve got to make this place look pretty cool so people really want to be a part of it. And then we’ve got to do our job on the field.” Read more...

Super Bowl XLV Sunday at Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo.
2 a.m.
Las Vegas doesn’t have its own NFL team, but the city is passionate about pro football. Between the bettors and the transplants from states that do have teams, the valley has a dedicated fan base that craves a good watch party. So we put together a list of some of the best spots to enjoy your game, your grub and your beverage. Read more...

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is tended to after losing to Anthony Johnson at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014.
2 a.m.
UFC 190 will break from the near constant of a fight card’s main event attracting the most betting interest. The prohibitive cost of backing Ronda Rousey makes it impractical to expect her bout against Bethe Correia to command heavy volume. Luckily for bettors … Read more...

2:23 a.m.
Sometimes, Conor McGregor would mimic the sound a game-show buzzer makes when a contestant misses a question. He’d respond with a simple “nope” at other moments. The featherweight superstar from Dublin occasionally threw in a complete sentence such as, “Is that all you got?” … Read more...

From the Dropkick Murphys to a Bud Light Pool Party, we’ve got your Fight Week covered.
12 a.m.
Fans traveling to Vegas for Fight Week can pack in days of fun without ever stepping foot in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Read more...

12 a.m.
Fast-rising fighter Conor McGregor has been holed up in a Valley mansion, prepping for his toughest UFC test. Read more...

Andy Raether, one of the founders of Origin, hangs out.
7:15 p.m.
Massive boulder features, Elvis tunes and holds named after characters on Arrested Development. This is Origin. Read more...

The Race and Sports Superbook at the Las Vegas Hilton is seen on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
2 a.m.
Gamblers may not recognize Las Vegas’ biggest race and sports book a few months from now. That’s the plan anyway. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook will undergo a transformation within two weeks that will conclude around Sept. 1, two days before … Read more...

Workers gather around the final steel beam during a topping off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Representatives from MGM ...
2 a.m.
The final steel beam is in place for the building that will one day host a weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament. Probably. The topping off ceremony the Las Vegas Arena project is a milestone moment, one of many to be checked off since officials broke ground on … Read more...

Martin Jacobson’s winning hand is displayed during the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the Rio. Jacobson, of ...
2 a.m.
The constant clacking of shuffling poker chips officially overtakes the Rio convention center for the next 50 days this afternoon. The 46th annual World Series of Poker will begin at noon with the first of 68 tournaments scheduled through July. The vast majority of the world’s professional card players will stay in Las Vegas throughout the summer in a quest to … Read more...

Reese Cates, doing what he does.
7:30 p.m.
Cates isn’t thinking too much about strategy going into Last Cowboy Standing. He’s focused on having a good time and making the best of the hand he’s dealt, whether he’s drawing bulls or cards at the blackjack table. Read more...

2 a.m.
Stephen Zimmerman was wooed by college basketball’s elite programs, among them Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and Arizona. But the Bishop Gorman High School 7-foot center turned them … Read more...

Floyd Mayweather Jr., celebrates his victory over Manny Pacquiao with the champion’s belt after their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Las ...
2 a.m.
Two marginally known fighters retained their hardly recognized championship belts at a sparsely attended 2001 boxing event in San Francisco. Their names were Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. … Read more...

Undefeated WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines face off during an official weigh-in at the ...
2 a.m.
By the end of the night, oddsmakers expect Mayweather vs. Pacquiao to rank as the most bet-on fight in Las Vegas history. … Read more...

A group of Floyd Mayweather Jr. protesters march their way around the MGM Grand as the fight weigh-ins take place within the arena on Friday, ...
5 p.m.
Under a giant decal on the MGM Grand advertising the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, several dozen protesters on Friday chanted at passing vehicles … Read more...