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  • Sports

    Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

    As if local football fans didn’t have enough to root for this season with the Raiders’ impending move, the Valley has also become a fertile breeding ground for NFL players during the past decade.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    The Raiders suddenly have a star-power void after trading linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. Quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper both have the potential to ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    A tough opening-night assignment, as the Rams sit tied behind only the New England Patriots in future odds to win the Super Bowl ...

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    It took $100 million over 10 years—the richest coaching contract in NFL history—to lure him back to the sideline.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    Get the gear, visit the local bar and memorize the sayings.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Some preseason future bets end up as wasted space on Las Vegas sports books’ betting boards, with gamblers ignoring them out of a desire not to tie up portions of their bankroll for several months. NFL over/under season win totals don’t have that problem ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

    After scouring the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook odds, here are the best bets to answer college football’s three biggest questions.

  • Sports

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    For the first time in promotional history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square off against each other. Here’s a closer look at Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier heading into their showdown.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    The lynchpin of the pregame festivities was a medieval-themed performance in which a knight would pry a sword out of a stone and use it to vanquish a foe waving the opposing team’s flag.

  • World Series of Poker

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Albini arrived at the Rio to compete following a European tour with his band, Shellac

  • Sports

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Desperation accompanies the Golden Knights as they arrive back in town for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    The D.C. histories of captain Alexander Ovechkin, veteran goalie Braden Holtby and Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee

  • Noise

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    Highlights included a rare Partisians performance, the incomparable showmanship of Turbonegro and a reliably inappropriate set from NOFX.

  • Noise

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    Highlights included an unexpected turn from Rise Against, an all-female mosh pit during a GBH set and L7's ferocious, day-stealing set.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    GBH, The Partisans, Western Addiction and more.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    With three new local professional teams beginning play within a year—the NHL’s Golden Knights, the USL’s Lights and the WNBA’s Aces—locals are loaded with options for live sporting events. That doesn’t mean they should forget about the veteran franchise.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Fewer than 100 people nationwide are certified as official United States Polo Association instructors. After more than two decades of work in the field, Ismael Molina joined that elite group earlier this year.

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    With a 162-game schedule and often-erratic single-game results, betting on baseball daily can be a slog. That’s why preseason future bets have become ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Last season, North Carolina and Gonzaga reached the national championship, but neither had a winning record against the spread in the five tournament games it took to get there.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Terrell Owens is coming off of his most eventful month since his playing career ended eight years ago. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the induction of the NFL’s second all-time leading receiver (he ranks behind only Jerry Rice in yardage), after snubbing Owens in his first two years of eligibility. And that was only the start.

  • NASCAR Weekend

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Every year during NASCAR race weekend, Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell carves out some time in his schedule to mingle with attending fans. Every year, those fans ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    Devin Short was one of 90 athletes in four sports invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last July—and ultimately he became the lone male rugby player selected to train with the national team.

  • Noise

    Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

    It felt like the type of Vegas night the hometown band was made to soundtrack.

  • Sports

    Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

    With hundreds of options available at local sports books, the volume of Super Bowl props can paralyze gamblers looking for action on the big game. That’s why a cheat sheet can be useful ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Here are eight prop bets to consider ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

    Keep your eyes on Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack this season.

  • Betting

    Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

    Bookmakers could never catch up to the Patriots last year, and they’re still scrambling heading into the 2017 season.

  • Sports

    Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

    The joke everyone made about a problem Conor McGregor may encounter fighting Floyd Mayweather came true. The UFC lightweight champion appeared to suffer from a momentary lapse where he forgot what sport he was competing in during his boxing debut Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. ...

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

    How long might it last, and can Conor actually win?

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

    Golovkin is undefeated and widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

    Psycho Las Vegas | August 18-20, $99/day, $249/fest. | Hard Rock Hotel | vivapsycho.com.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Amanda Nunes has effectively retired the two most famous female fighters in history in her past two fights.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    The festival billed it as Cock Sparrer’s “last U.S. show for a long time,” but tradition dictates the band will return in 2020.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Bad Religion's Jay Bentley handed off bass duties to NOFX’s Fat Mike, wearing a low-cut dress, for “We’re Only Gonna Die."

  • A&E

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas

  • Sports

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Now that we know where the Raiders will be playing, fans of teams across the country will surely schedule vacations around their team traveling to Las Vegas ...

  • Gaming

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    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. ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Could this be the year when college basketball returns to its traditional oligarchic state?

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

    A Falcons’ victory on Sunday would make Atlanta the longest-shot champion in at least 20 years.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

    Case Keefer fights through a sea of reporters to get some Patriots' and Falcons' thoughts on Las Vegas and the NFL.

  • Betting

    Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

    Is it shrewder to bet on teams that performed all season long or those that got hot close to the finish line?

  • Betting

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

    In the past three seasons, the top-seeded teams have reached the big game, a streak that will run to four if the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys reach Super Bowl 51.

  • Betting

    Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

    The Patriots, Cowboys, Chiefs and Falcons have history on their side.

  • Sports

    Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

    From the first punch Amanda Nunes threw, the sound in Ronda Rousey’s corner was panic. The cries of desperation implored Rousey to do something, to do anything to ...

  • Betting

    Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

    The Patriots are heavy favorites to make the Super Bowl as the regular season wraps up.

  • Sports

    Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

    Do you want to know what’s going to happen in 2017 on the Las Vegas sports scene? We've got your covered — hopefully. After all, projecting the future is never an easy task. We asked the same question last year when ...

  • Sports

    Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016

    Thirteen months might not seem like a long time, but for a sport that’s less than 25 years old, it can feel like an eternity. Here are 10 things that have happened in the UFC since Rousey last fought.

  • Betting

    Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

    Among them: the Patriots, Raiders and ... Browns?!

  • Betting

    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

    Bowl season is like a sprawling shopping center. If you don’t go in with a plan, it’s easy to become paralyzed by options.

  • Betting

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    If you like Clemson or Washington, get to the window sooner than later.

  • Betting

    Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

    Before this season, the two teams had combined to go a dreadful 88-103-3 against the spread this decade.