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Vince Papale, who gained fame when his journey from high school teacher to being a 30-year-old rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles was made into the ...
05.18.17
2 a.m.
Papale, who gained fame when his improbable journey from high school teacher to being a 30-year-old rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles was made into the movie Invincible, will be the … Read more...

05.03.17
2 a.m.
From his days with rap group N.W.A. making the team popular with the street culture, to rocking their gear in various movies, no one is a bigger fan of the silver and black than Ice Cube. He spoke with the Sun about how … Read more...

The Vegas Golden Knights had a topping off ceremony for its Summerlin practice facility on Friday, April 21. Taking part in the ceremony included, from ...
04.21.17
5 p.m.
While Craven, who is supervising the project, isn’t as bold as Gillett in claiming construction is ahead of schedule, he is confident the Golden Knights will be able to hold their inaugural training camp there in … Read more...

04.12.17
5:31 p.m.
The Vegas Golden Knights have their first head coach. Former Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant has been pegged to lead the city’s first major league sports franchise next fall in its … Read more...

Early-arriving fans pick out a picturesque spot to take in the Las Vegas 51s’ home opener against Fresno at Cashman Field on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
04.12.17
2 a.m.
We’ve always had professional sports, and a pretty darn good franchise to boot, in the Las Vegas 51s. They are our first love. They’ve been there year after year when we needed a night of sports entertainment, whether it was a fireworks promotion, dollar-beer night or for our kids to … Read more...

04.03.17
2 a.m.
Finally, Las Vegas can exhale. After more than a year of anxious courtship (and dramatic politics surrounding the big money), the Raiders have received the OK to make … Read more...

04.02.17
2 a.m.
Fans of teams across the country will surely schedule vacations around their team traveling to Las Vegas, and it’s never too early to start planning. The NFL designs its schedule each year using a formula that rotates which division teams … Read more...

A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.
03.31.17
2 a.m.
Years before they open their new $1.9 billion home, the Las Vegas Raiders need to line up a few wealthy houseguests. What major events follow the Raiders and co-tenant UNLV football into the 65,000-seat facility will determine much of the project’s success, as the two teams will combine to occupy the building fewer than … Read more...

In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio walks on the field before the first half of an AFC ...
03.28.17
12:23 p.m.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio grabbed a cup of coffee and sized up the large group of reporters surrounding his table at the AFC coaches breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore resort. “What might be on your minds?” Del Rio said jokingly. Here are … Read more...

Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof answers the media questions on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Legislature in Carson City.
03.28.17
8:34 a.m.
When politicians and Raiders brass touted new business opportunities tied to a planned NFL stadium in Las Vegas, they probably didn’t have this in mind. On Monday, Dennis Hof announced plans to … Read more...

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 ...
03.28.17
2 a.m.
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. … Read more...

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 ...
03.28.17
2 a.m.
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 … Read more...

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 ...
03.27.17
11:06 a.m.
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 … Read more...

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 ...
03.27.17
2 a.m.
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 … Read more...

03.22.17
2 a.m.
Blending scarlet and gray with silver and black on top of green will present a tricky art project at the proposed NFL football stadium in Las Vegas. While most … Read more...