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Case Keefer

Assistant Sports Editor

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  • Sports

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    So much for a shortage of suffering; heartbreak is here. Sports sadists should be more than sufficiently sated after the Golden Knights’ devastating first-round playoff series loss ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    The Raiders left their fan base in an uproar this past year when they traded Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears in the preseason, and, to a lesser extent, when they dealt Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys at the trade deadline. Local fans should reserve the real riot, however, for the possibility of the Raiders striking out on this year’s NFL draft, which runs from April 25-27 in Nashville.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Vegas enters the postseason 10-to-1 to win the Cup for the second straight year. Calculating the prices for every team—and adjusting for the house’s hold percentage—the Golden Knights’ probabilities fall to 15 percent to win the Western Conference and 7 percent to hoist the Stanley Cup.

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    The short break between the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and the regional semifinals and finals allows bettors time to reassess the standing of the 16 remaining teams. Here's a cheat sheet with what you need to know about each team as the field plays down to the Final Four through Sunday March 31.

  • Sports

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Sports bettors are spoiled at the moment with a variety of games to bet on every day in local casinos. It’s not going to stay that way. March Madness will feel like it wraps up as soon as ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    Tim Frame is flexing and grinning with his teenage son on his arm, enjoying euphoric feelings of fatherhood and achievement. At least those are the emotions the 53-year-old assumes he was experiencing in the framed photograph of Conner and him that hangs near the entrance to his bedroom. The two are celebrating the ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

    While several of Gorman’s leaders through the years garnered NBA buzz from the time they were in middle school, Noah Taitz ascended more slowly.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

    To maximize Super Bowl gambling opportunities, it helps for sports bettors to piece together exactly how they see the action playing out. Here’s one view of how this year’s game will play out ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

    NFL teams are notoriously secretive, and the Raiders haven’t typically done much to refute the reputation. That could be changing when the team moves to Las Vegas, starting with the 2020 season. The Raiders recently broke ground on their 323,000-square-foot Henderson headquarters and practice facility off St. Rose Parkway on Executive Airport Drive, and some of the construction plans were made with fans in mind.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    The past 12 months will forever be remembered fondly in local sports circles, as they brought a Stanley Cup Final appearance, the debut of two new professional teams and a handful of big fights. What’s in store for Las Vegas’ sports franchises in 2019? Here are ...

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    Las Vegas Sun sports editor Ray Brewer talks to Boulder City High School's football coach and key players ahead of their 2014 season.

  • Fighting

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Light heavyweight championship contender Jon Jones speaks with media for the last time before his main event bout with Shogun Rua at UFC 128 in Newark, N.J. The 23-year old Jones is a 2-to-1 favorite in the fight.