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Taking the high road: Nevada will no longer discipline fighters for marijuana

Nevada’s athletic commission makes ruling by unanimous voteDecision comes on heels of Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspensionNevada’s state athletic commission, the most significant regulatory body for combat sports in the United States and perhaps the world…

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over rape allegations

Juventus star had been accused of 2009 assault in Las VegasProsecutor says there is not enough evidence to bring chargesProsecutors in Las Vegas say that Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over allegations he raped a woman a…

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Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: state lawsuit against footballer dropped

Woman has alleged star assaulted her in Las Vegas hotel roomLas Vegas police say their investigation are still openState case has been dropped so it can be refiled, says reportA lawsuit filed last September in a Nevada court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo …

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Travis Pastrana replicates three of Evel Knievel’s most famous jumps in one night

34-year-old rider clears cars, Greyhound buses and Vegas fountainsKnievel’s family attends event to pay tribute to legendary stuntmanTravis Pastrana succeeded in repeating three of Evel Knievel’s most famous motorcycle jumps on Sunday night.Donning his…

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OJ Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday, prison officials say

Former football star, acquitted in 1995 murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has served nine years for 2008 robbery and kidnappingOJ Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by …

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Oakland Raiders set to move to Las Vegas after NFL approval – video report

The Oakland Raiders’s proposed move to Las Vegas was approved by the NFL on Monday, with 31 of the 32 club owners voting in favour of the move. The Raiders spent 13 seasons in Los Angeles between 1982 and 1994, before moving back to Oakland in 1995, and the proposed moved to Nevada has been met with a mixed response

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NFL’s addiction to free public money fuels Raiders move to Las Vegas

Lost in the bombast of the Raiders’ exit from Oakland is the not-so-subtle admission by the NFL that their opposition to gambling was always temporary

For decades the NFL wanted nothing to do with Las Vegas. As the city boomed in the Nevada desert and other professional team sports at least dabbled with the idea of a Las Vegas franchise, the world’s most lucrative league stayed away. Even talking about Las Vegas meant opening the door to gambling and the NFL wasn’t going down that alley.

But now that Nevada has $750m of public money to offer the Oakland Raiders for a gleaming new stadium, the NFL is embracing Sin City. Even championing it. When the league’s owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas on Monday, their 31-1 vote was a formality. The NFL had already signaled their full acceptance of America’s gambling mecca.

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NHL picks Las Vegas as expansion franchise, reports say

  • AP says Las Vegas has beaten out Quebec City for 2017-18 team
  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman proposes fee of $500m

The NHL is reportedly heading to Las Vegas – providing officials can come up with $500m to secure a new franchise.

Related: This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs had it all. If only hockey fans had watched it

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Raiders in talks with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson over possible Las Vegas move

Oakland, who are looking for a new home, in discussions over possible move to new 65,000 stadium on the UNLV campus backed by the billionaire mogul

The Oakland Raiders may have been rebuffed in their efforts to relocate to Los Angeles, but there’s another city the team has its eye on: Las Vegas.

Related: The last thing the NFL in Los Angeles was ever about was the fans

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No wonder NHL is eyeing Las Vegas: it is Fight Town, after all

A Canadian prospects punches cause a furore and expansion is set for the home of boxings big bouts, not Quebec. Does NHL have its priorities straight?Why Vegas would be a gamble for NHL expansion Continue reading…

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Las Vegas MLS bid hopes public-funded stadium comes up trumps

Major League Soccer is hot and Sin City wants in. But who should pay for the proposed teams air-conditioned home? NHL knows Seattle makes sense but Vegas is a gambleDo professional sports franchises sell US cities short? Continue reading…

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Mike Tyson rescues injured motorcyclist after crash in Las Vegas

Retired boxer told people not to touch Ryan Chesley, 29 after he came off his motorbike, then left when ambulance arrived Continue reading…

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Las Vegas would be a gamble for NHL expansion. Seattle? Less so

Two new teams may be a done deal but boss Bettman should think hard about whether Sin City is the virtuous choice Continue reading…

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USA rugby coach uses Las Vegas as launchpad for Olympic sevens challenge

The USA 7s kicks off in Las Vegas this weekend but the team’s coach, until recently a stalwart on the field, has one eye on the pinnacle of all world sportMartin Pengelly