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July 16, 2018

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    Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) yells in excitement as she makes another basket and gets the foul against Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) and forward Breanna Stewart (30) during their WNBA regular season home opening game at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas.

    A'ja Wilson speaks up on issue of WNBA pay disparity
    July 16, 2018
    A’ja Wilson has been in the WNBA for less than two months, but the Las Vegas Aces’ superstar center is already becoming a face of the league. She has won a Rookie of the Month award, she’s a lock to be named an All-Star for the first time, and she’s now stepping up ..
  • Washington Nationals Bryce Harper signals to the crowd as he walks back to the dugout during the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday.
    Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber
    July 16, 2018
    Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power ...
  • USA Basketball to face Uruguay on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas
    July 16, 2018
    USA Basketball's quest to qualify for next year's FIBA World Cup will resume Sept. 14 at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, where the Americans will face Uruguay. That will be the first U.S. game in the second qualifying round for next year's ...
  • Quarterback Armani Rogers is shown on the sidelines during the UNLV Rebels Spring Showcase at UNLV Saturday, April 14, 2018.
    UNLV QB Armani Rogers named to Maxwell Award watch list
    July 16, 2018
    UNLV sophomore quarterback Armani Rogers has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, which was released today by the Maxwell Football Club. The award goes to college football’s top ...
  • Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) falls after a layup  during a game against the Chicago Sky at Mandalay Bay Events Center Thursday, July 5, 2018.
    Laimbeer says Aces need 'more' from A'ja Wilson after home loss to Sparks
    July 15, 2018
    A recent four-game winning streak propelled the Las Vegas Aces into the WNBA playoff picture, but the young team didn’t quite look ready for prime time on Sunday, as they dropped a winnable home contest to the Los Angeles Sparks, 99-78 ...
  • Lakers give LeBron a good show in Vegas, make NBA Summer League semis
    July 15, 2018
    The Los Angeles Lakers put on a good show for LeBron James. With James in attendance , the defending NBA Summer League champions cruised ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Rays at Twins
    July 15, 2018
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
  • Second place finisher Tony Miles holds up the arm of winner John Cynn during the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Sunday morning, July 15, 2018. Cynn won the championship bracelet and $8.8 million in prize money.
    John Cynn finishes job in record-setting World Series of Poker Main Event
    July 15, 2018
    This year’s World Series of Poker Main Event final table proved anything but routine over the last three days at the Rio. ...
  • Los Angeles Lakers fans watch their team participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas July 8, 2018. A strange phenomenon is playing out in Lakerland, as hard-core Kobe Bryant fans — who are historically predisposed to disliking LeBron James — cope with the new and apparently uncomfortable reality that their nemesis is suddenly the face of the franchise.
    'I’m not excited': Why Kobe Bryant fans don’t like LeBron James
    July 15, 2018
    The Los Angeles Lakers recently acquired a high-profile player, but many longtime fans have been arriving here for NBA Summer League paying homage to the past ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Blue Jays at Red Sox
    July 14, 2018
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
  • Tony Miles celebrates after going "all in" and winning the hand during the 2018 WSOP Main Event, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Wed. July 11, 2018.
    Tony Miles knocks out Joe Cada, seizes control of WSOP Main Event final table
    July 14, 2018
    One of the golden rules of poker is to not show emotion at the table while in the middle of a hand. It’s an extenuating circumstance, however, when a player is forced with ...
  • Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, right, talks during a break in an NHL hockey practice, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Washington.
    With contract extension, can Fleury continue his elite play well into his 30s?
    July 14, 2018
    If Marc-Andre Fleury can maintain his elite level of play from last season, his recently inked three-year contract extension worth $21 million will be a bargain for the Golden Knights. But if father time catches up to him before the deal ends, it could hurt Vegas ...
  • This 2016 file photo shows DeMarco Murray of the Tennessee Titans.
    Bishop Gorman grad DeMarco Murray retiring from the NFL
    July 13, 2018
    DeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL. The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN today, four months after being released by the Tennessee Titans. Murray, 30, lost his job to ...
  • Kevin Anderson of South Africa celebrates winning a point from John Isner of the US during their men's singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Friday July 13, 2018.
    Anderson edges Isner 26-24 in 5th for 1st Wimbledon final
    July 13, 2018
    Kevin Anderson won the longest Centre Court match in history and earned a chance to try to collect his first Grand Slam championship, edging John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 at Wimbledon in a 6-hour, 36-minute marathon between two big servers on Friday. The fifth set alone lasted ...
  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena Thursday, June 7, 2018.
    Golden Knights sign Marc-Andre Fleury to 3-year, $21 million extension
    July 13, 2018
    The Golden Knights have signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a three-year contract extension to keep him in Las Vegas through the 2021-22 season, the team announced today. The 33-year-old netminder will get a raise in his annual salary from $5.75 million per season to $7 million. It makes him the ...
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