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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at the Lied Athletic Complex during his initial days as the UNLV football coach in late 2014, looked around at the outdated facility and immediately started working on the transformation.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...

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Developers of a proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas held firm that the public contribution for the project must be $750 million. Timing is … Read more...

Vashti Cunningham clears the bar Sunday, July 3, 2016, during the women’s high jump final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene Ore.
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Bishop Gorman High grad Vashti Cunningham cleared 1.94 meters (about 6-feet-4 1/4) on her final jump to advance to Saturday’s women’s high jump finals at the Rio Olympic Games. Read more...

Welterweight Conor McGregor taps out from a choke by opponent Nate Diaz ending their fight during UFC 196 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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There was no great demand for a rematch after Diaz definitively stopped McGregor with a submission victory — by rear-naked choke in the second round — on 11 days notice in a welterweight bout at UFC 196. The … Read more...

Bill Foley gives a “thumb’s up” to a new Las Vegas hockey team while on the red carpet for the 2016 NHL Awards at the ...
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Las Vegas’ first professional sports franchise might not be as close to a name as it appeared on Thursday. After reports came … Read more...

United States’ Michael Phelps leaves the pool after winning a heat of the men’s 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer ...
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Olympic pride was in the air when officials at a museum in Las Vegas went fishing for names for three newly hatched banded bamboo sharks. They came up with Phelps, King and Miller — after American gold medal swimmers … Read more...

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Chris Creamer of reports Foley’s company has registered domain names for three possible choices: Reds Hawks, Desert Hawks and Nighthawks. He also reports … Read more...

United States’ Cody Miller holds up his bronze medal after the final of the men’s 100-meter breaststroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer ...
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The NBC cameras focused on the winner of the race at the Rio Olympics, and rightfully so. Adam Peaty of Great Britain set a world record in the 100-meter breaststroke finals at the Rio Olympics. In the background, though, a swimmer from Las Vegas shared the spotlight. You couldn’t help hearing Cody Miller wildly celebrate … Read more...

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, ...
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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.
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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...