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MLB commissioner Manfred says 2023 'big year' for A's future

Dec. 06, 2022 23:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will have their relocation fee waived if they decide to move to Las Vegas, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2023 is a big year when it comes to the future of the franchise. Speaking at baseball's winter meetings in San Diego, Manfred also...

A's get reliever Chad Smith from Rockies for minor leaguer

Dec. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Oakland Athletics picked up right-handed reliever Chad Smith in a trade with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. The Rockies acquired minor league pitcher Jeff Criswell in the deal. Smith made 15 appearances for the Rockies last season, going 0-1 with...

Outgoing elections head in key Nevada county details threats

Dec. 06, 2022 17:08 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heading into this year’s midterms, the elections director in the largest county in one of the nation’s most important battleground states had a lot on his mind. A new Nevada law required every voter to get a mailed ballot, new processes were in effect for...

Sacks finally come for Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones

Dec. 06, 2022 15:48 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones insisted his play hadn't changed even if the lack of sacks suggested otherwise. Those sacks came Sunday in Las Vegas' 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Jones, who had just half a sack before that...

Nadal, Alcaraz to meet in exhibition at Las Vegas in March

Dec. 06, 2022 08:24 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will resume their rivalry for the ages in an exhibition match in Las Vegas on March 5. Nadal, who is 36, owns a men’s-record 22 Grand Slam titles, including two in 2022 at the Australian Open in January and French Open in June,...

World Cup betting down in Las Vegas but higher than expected

Dec. 05, 2022 21:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Cup may be the globe's biggest sporting event, yet in the United States in the fall, it competes with a full sports betting calendar. Las Vegas sportsbook directors weren't overly optimistic the betting would be higher than the 2018 World Cup, which was...

Chargers continue to struggle with same mistakes on defense

Dec. 05, 2022 20:07 PM EST

Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco spent more than $112 million in guaranteed salaries during the offseason to get players with experience in Brandon Staley’s defense. Through 12 games, the returns have been disappointing. The inability to stop the run...

Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow could soon be back for Raiders

Dec. 05, 2022 19:56 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders, already on a roll with three consecutive victories, could soon get a major infusion of offensive talent. Tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (oblique) are eligible to come off injured reserve this week....

Rams stay optimistic in historically bad title defense year

Dec. 05, 2022 17:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' locker room has not fractured during their historically poor Super Bowl title defense season, and Sean McVay still speaks optimistically about his veterans' leadership, his young players' emergences and this franchise's long-term future. ...

3 women's basketball teams withdraw from Vegas tournament

Dec. 05, 2022 16:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three women's basketball teams have withdrawn from a Las Vegas tournament as part of continuing fallout from a similar event at a Strip resort over Thanksgiving weekend where safety concerns were raised. Dayton, Purdue and Texas A&M are out of the Las Vegas...