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Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas

Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the …


April NFL draft on schedule, no public events in Las Vegas

The NFL will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas.


John Blanchette: Return trip to Las Vegas reminds coach Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga to always carry on

Australian accents tickled Hayden Mispley, an affinity shared by many.


Gonzaga turns attention to WCC Tournament after ‘incredible’ regular season

Mark Few isn’t one to go overboard with excessive praise, but this season’s squad drove him to it following an 86-76 win over Saint Mary’s in the regular-season finale that …


John Blanchette: With WCC tourney in Year 12 in Sin City, go all-in with Gonzaga’s All-Vegas teams

Somebody suggested it would be a good time to pick Gonzaga’s All-Vegas team.Can’t do it, I demurred. No credibility. I’m never up at 5 a.m. to see which Zags fans …


Greatest hits & bad beats: Saint Mary’s the only roadblock from perfect record in Vegas for Gonzaga men

LAS VEGAS – Like a lot of visitors to Sin City, Gonzaga’s 11 West Coast Conference Tournaments here have produced countless memorable moments as well as a few unpleasant nights …


Greatest hits & bad beats: Gonzaga women have become a safe bet to shine since WCC Tournament move to Las Vegas

Since the West Coast Conference Tournament moved to Las Vegas more than a decade ago, Gonzaga has been one of the best bets in town.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags take responsibility after disappointing loss to BYU

The Zags (27-2) preferred to point the blame inward in the latest Gonzaga rewind.


Las Vegas agency allocates $2.4M to host NFL draft in April

Tourism officials in Las Vegas are allocating $2.4 million to host the NFL draft in a little more than 10 weeks.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Three area cowboys set to compete at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Three cowboys, a top official, six horses and a bull with Eastern Washington ties are in Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Las Vegas edge rusher Gabriel Lopez announces commitment to Washington State

Lopez is considered a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and he lists one other Power Five offer, from Minnesota, and a handful other from the Mountain West, including Fresno State, Hawaii …


New NCAA recruiting calendar hits Las Vegas hard

Sin City had long been the epicenter of high-level amateur basketball. Hundreds of club teams descended upon the city every July, coaches from nearly every Division I program following to …


Clint Bowyer speeds to surprise pole in Las Vegas

Clint Bowyer has won just the third pole of his Cup career in time to open NASCAR’s playoffs.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

Coaches, players and WNBA executives were pleased with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer says he accomplished two …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named assistant coach for USA select team

Gonzaga’s Mark Few will serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s select team, a 13-player squad that will train with and help the national team prepare for the FIBA …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Pac-12 notes: Conference championship game shifting to Las Vegas in 2020, 2021; replay process amended

Wednesday at Pac-12 Media Day, commissioner Larry Scott confirmed the conference’s title game, held in early December, will move to the Raiders’ new home in Las Vegas for the 2020 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP and Memphis wins Summer League title

Clarke shook off the rust quickly, averaging 14.6 points and hitting the game-winning tip-in in the semifinals to help Memphis reach the Summer League title game against Minnesota on Monday …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

NBA Summer League: Zach Norvell Jr. scores 20 in loss to RJ Barrett, New York Knicks

Norvell has averaged 13.3 points in the three games he’s played, while shooting 36.3% (12-33) from the field and 40.1% (9-22) from deep.


NBA Summer League: Tyler Harvey helps Memphis stay unbeaten in Las Vegas

Harvey is averaging 13 points per game in Las Vegas after averaging six points in his two games during the Salt Lake City Summer League.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Bond between Chicago Bulls players Perrion Callandret, Zach LaVine goes beyond the basketball court

When two-time NBA slam dunk champion Zach LaVine called the Chicago Bulls organization and asked for a favor, it wasn’t the first time he’d reached out for his childhood friend …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Former Eastern Washington standout Tyler Harvey has taken a winding path back to the NBA Summer League

Tyler Harvey didn’t envision it this way, his basketball career trudging through Pennsylvania, France, Italy and Tennessee.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke leads Grizzlies past Clippers

NBA Summer League:


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura scores 14 points in Washington Wizards debut

With the game in his hands, Rui Hachimura delivered in his first game wearing a Washington Wizards jersey.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

NBA Summer League: Zion Williamson arrives amid much fanfare, but earthquake postpones late games

Zion Williamson’s first NBA show was a sellout. It just ended earlier than fans wanted.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Former Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring to St. Joseph’s

Greg Foster Jr., who announced 10 days ago he was transferring from Gonzaga, has committed to St. Joseph’s.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


Oakland Raiders’ lease for Coliseum gets final approval

The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more season. The Oakland City Council voted to approve the lease for 2019 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Gonzaga has produced a Who’s Who of top women in the courtroom, many of whom meet in Las Vegas for WCC Tournament

If you could pick an era’s Dream Team of successful and powerful women lawyers from Gonzaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything quite like what was happening on the banks …