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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

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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 …


Gonzaga holds down No. 1 in AP poll for third straight week

Gonzaga is No. 1 just about everywhere you look.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

A Gonzaga fan’s guide to Las Vegas: Where to eat, drink and hang out when the Bulldogs aren’t on the court

Much of Spokane is focused on – and even empties out during – the annual West Coast Conference Championships at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. That’s even more the …


Guided climbing trips are safe and cheap options for off-court entertainment in Las Vegas

Just 20 minutes from downtown Sin City is world-class rock climbing in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s an adult playground made of sandstone and sunshine.


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019

Gonzaga men, women learn tip-off times for upcoming WCC basketball tournaments

With semifinal berths secured, the Gonzaga men will open tournament play at 6 on March 11 while the GU women play at noon on March 11.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Gonzaga legend Adam Morrison part of WCC’s Hall of Honor 2019 class

Gonzaga great Adam Morrison got the Hall call from the West Coast Conference. Morrison, the 2006 co-national player of the year, will be inducted into the WCC’s Hall of Honor …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Gonzaga returns to favorite’s role; four Zags selected preseason All-WCC

Gonzaga’s rare, one-year absence as the WCC preseason favorite officially came to an end Thursday, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


Former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins puts in work, keeps game in perspective with Portland

Zach Collins isn’t used to sitting much, so to look at a final stat sheet with the letters DNP next to his name was becoming disturbing. There wasn’t a coach …


Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams keeping the faith that making an NBA roster is in his future

There’s something to be said about having faith. Johnathan Williams abides by it.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

NBA Summer League roundup: Teams without title chances get shot to end on positive note

Trips to Las Vegas feel better when they end on a win. The consolation round of the NBA Summer League gave teams a chance to experience that Friday.


NBA Summer League roundup: Johnathan Williams helps Lakers top Bogdan Bliznyuk, Clippers

Johnathan Williams, who went undrafted out of Gonzaga, added a block and a steal as the Lakers remained unbeaten in Las Vegas.