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Bettors jump to underdogs and sportsbooks suffer big losses

Forget Aaron Rodgers — the most impressive performance of the NFL playoffs belongs to the betting public, which jumped from favorites to underdogs at precisely …

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Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight May 6, perhaps in Las Vegas

In what might be the biggest all-Mexican fight in boxing history, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., easily their country’s most popular active boxers, will square off in …

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Caesars unit clears way to exit bankruptcy protection

Caesars Entertainment Corp’s main operating unit has cleared the way for the casino operator to exit bankruptcy protection with an agreement that ends the …

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Momentum growing within NFL for Raiders’ move to Las Vegas

There is a growing belief within the NFL that owners will support a move by the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas …

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Report: Nevada Athletic Commission could nix marijuana ban

TMZ reports that the Nevada Athletic Commission will discuss on Friday the possibility of removing marijuana as …

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Opinion: Los Angeles still feels like home to the Raiders, so the NFL should make it official

It was a season during which the NFL finally returned to Los Angeles, all the buzz surrounding one team, all title hopes pinned to one roster, many of the fans dressing up in one color. But, well, the one team was …

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Raiders are a team on the move, and that’s Oakland fans’ fear

Even with a long-awaited playoff game on hand, it gets harder and harder to be a loyal Raiders fan in the Bay Area. You are rock-solid loyal, but your team’s boss …

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares what he would have changed about his $350M downtown Las Vegas project

It was an ambitious gamble — even by Vegas standards. In 2013, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh relocated his Amazon-owned shoe company to Las Vegas’ downtown district, taking over the building that was once city hall in the …

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Video: Nevada’s Cortez Masto, the first Latina in the U.S. Senate, is sworn into office

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto brought Latinos forward hundreds of years Tuesday as she was sworn in to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Latina and first Mexican-American woman to do so. “It’s about time.” …

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Tesla makes Reno a critical stop on way to Las Vegas and CES

As far as Tesla’s concerned, what’s happening in Las Vegas can stay in Las Vegas. The real action is some 400 dusty miles northwest, across …

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5 questions with Golden Knights GM George McPhee

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is slowly starting to settle into his new home even if his family …

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Report: Las Vegas attorney recruits fellow lawyers for ‘preservation of the white race’

A Las Vegas lawyer who formerly practiced in Portland and remains a member of the Oregon State Bar has been sending emails to Oregon lawyers, inviting them to help form a new group for …

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The artist and the senator: One built a desert masterpiece, the other a Nevada legacy

When Sen. Harry Reid heard about a reclusive artist building a massive land sculpture across desolate acres in the Nevada desert, he knew they should meet. It’s not just that Reid enjoys eccentrics and …

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Report: Celine Dion says non! to performing at Trump inauguration

The Mark Burnett-led team planning Donald Trump’s inauguration events tried but failed to book Celine Dion, TheWrap has learned. An individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that longtime Trump friend …

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Trump says energy regulations are hurting economic growth. The evidence says otherwise.

Trump and Pruitt seem to believe that because energy is essential for economic development, increasing its production by any means will boost the economy, and that limiting it in any way—as through emission controls—will hurt it. The two are …

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