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Owner Bill Foley speaks at the unveiling of the name of the newest NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Toshiba Plaza.
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The Vegas Golden Knights will play their first game in the National Hockey League next season without the full moniker of the city in which they reside. The bold decision of Golden Knights owner Bill Foley to drop “Las” from the team’s name generated both rebuke from … Read more...

Confetti streams above an excited crowd as the name of Las Vegas’ National Hockey League franchise — the Vegas Golden Knights — is unveiled Tuesday, ...
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Beneath a Vegas Golden Knights hat so new that price stickers were still attached, local NHL expansion franchise owner Bill Foley gushed over his team’s finally announced name Tuesday night at Toshiba Plaza … Read more...

The Las Vegas NHL team’s logo is unveiled during a ceremony in the Toshiba Plaza at T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. The team name ...
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Fans no longer need to refer to Las Vegas’ impending first major professional sports team as, “the NHL expansion franchise.” They’re the Vegas Golden Knights. … Read more...

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It’s these types of days I’ve long wanted to give to my son. Until now, though, there weren’t many chances for one of those memorable father-son outings to a Las Vegas … Read more...

Lightweight championship fighter Eddie Alvarez celebrates his win over Rafael dos Anjos during UFC Fight Night 90 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, ...
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It’s nothing new for the UFC to stack one of its biggest cards with multiple title fights. … Read more...

UNLV’s Jalen Poyser (5) congratulates Christian Jones (20) after a play against South Alabama at the Thomas & Mack Center, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
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UNLV kept the game close the entire second half against visiting South Alabama but struggled with inconsistent play to lose 76-68 in Marvin Menzies’ coaching debut. It was their first season-opening loss in 12 years … Read more...

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There’s little doubt that the planned $1.9 billion development approved to help draw the Raiders from Oakland will be a state-of-the-art facility and one of the best football venues in the country. But new NFL stadiums don’t truly become part of the fabric of the league until they’re granted a Super Bowl … Read more...

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To hear Mark Davis tell it, Las Vegas residents should already be planning their housewarming party for the Oakland, soon-to-be Las Vegas, Raiders. The Way We Hear It, not so fast my friends. When Nevada’s Republican governor … Read more...

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His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn’t shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team. “Oakland was in the driver’s seat if … Read more...

UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez, left, talks with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval before a bill-signing ceremony at UNLV Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
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Tony Sanchez arrived at the Lied Athletic Complex during his initial days as the UNLV football coach in late 2014, looked around at the outdated facility and immediately started working on the transformation. He insisted that to consistently win games, the program … Read more...

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Raiders owner Mark Davis reaffirmed to on Saturday that he plans to play the next two seasons at the Oakland Coliseum, even if the team gets the green light from the NFL to move … Read more...

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Tony Sanchez didn’t know anything about the Fertitta family the first time he spoke to brothers Frank and Lorenzo, who recently sold the UFC for $4 billion. It was in 2009 when … Read more...

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The Las Vegas 51s and New York Mets today announced a two-year extension of their Player Development Contract, maintaining the teams’ affiliation through the 2018 season. The 51s signed as the Triple-A affiliate of the Mets in September 2012 and renewed the … Read more...

T-Mobile Arena holds an open house for future NHL season ticket holders, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.
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The NHL Las Vegas expansion team trademarked the nicknames Desert Knights, Golden Knights and Silver Knights last week, a team spokesperson confirmed to On July 13, owner Bill Foley said he wanted to have a logo and nickname “ASAP,” but copyright reasons have been an issue. He later said his goal is to have … Read more...

Oakland Raiders fans gather Saturday at the Las Vegas Raiders Nation Cantina, 4660 Boulder Highway, to watch the first home game of their team’s preseason.
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Call it home-field advantage. Representatives of Sands Corp., which aims to lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, made their pitch Saturday evening to fans who’d gathered at the newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders Nation Cantina, at 4660 Boulder … Read more...