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Meet Carlin Isles, the fastest man in rugby.
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“Every time he gets the ball everybody’s intrigued to see what he does.” Read more...

The action on the pitch at USA Sevens is fast and fierce, and the crowd matches it for energy.
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You might not know it yet, but rugby sevens is your new favorite sport. Read more...

Passing the torch? It’s old man Manning vs. young gun Newton on Sunday.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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The big rule? “Never touch another man’s hat.”

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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...

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“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.
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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.
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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...

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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.
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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...

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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.
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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.
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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...