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This Nov. 12, 2020 selfie photo provided by the Renown Regional Medical Center shows Dr. Jacob Keeperman, the Renown Transfer and Operations Center medical director who snapped the photo on the opening day of the Renown Regional Medical Center's alternative care site located in a parking garage. Keeperman's photo was being misrepresented online to support the false narrative that the coronavirus pandemic is a scam. (Jacob Keeperman/Renown Regional Medical Center via AP)

Nevada doctor's selfie used to claim COVID-19 is a hoax

Dec. 1, 2020 7:49 PM EST

A photo of a hospital’s alternative care site in Reno, Nevada, is being misrepresented on social media to fuel the false narrative that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax, even as cases surge in the state. Renown Regional Medical Center has been the primary target of renewed conspiracy theories online...

UC Riverside takes down Pac-12's Washington 57-42

Dec. 1, 2020 6:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jock Perry scored 21 points, Arinze Chidom had eight points and 12 rebounds and UC Riverside beat Washington 57-42 on Tuesday for coach Mike Magpayo's first victory with the Highlanders. UC Riverside led by as many as 13 points in the second haft, but Washington cut it to 44-38 with 9:03...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is seen at an event at Los Angeles City Hall. Huizar was arrested in June 2020 on allegations he masterminded a $1.5 million pay-to-play scheme tied to the approval of large building projects. Prosecutors say the scheme sought to illegally profit from development of the city's burgeoning downtown district. Federal authorities announced new charges and additional defendants Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in the wide-ranging corruption case against the Los Angeles city councilman and his alleged associates. (Walt Mancini/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

New charges, defendants announced in LA corruption case

Nov. 30, 2020 8:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities announced new charges and additional defendants Monday in a wide-ranging corruption case against a Los Angeles city councilman and his alleged associates. The new defendants include a former deputy mayor, the billionaire chairman of a Chinese real estate company and a...

NFL sets schedule for Week 16 tripleheader on Dec. 26

Nov. 30, 2020 9:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL has set its schedule for the league's Saturday tripleheader on Dec. 26. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. EST followed by the San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (4:30 p.m. EST) and Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders (8:15 p.m. EST). The early...

Baylor's Mark Vital (11) fouls Louisiana-Lafayette's Theo Akwuba during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

No. 2 Baylor wins delayed opener 112-82 over La-Lafayette

Nov. 28, 2020 11:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baylor’ hadn't been on a basketball court for a game in 266 days, until Saturday night. And it showed — for a moment. The Bears shook off a sluggish start to the season, MaCio Teague scored 21 points and No. 2 Baylor won its delayed season opener 112-82 over...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Tony Hsieh speaks during a Grand Rapids Economic Club luncheon in Grand Rapids, Mich. Hsieh, retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, has died. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, according to a statement from DTP Companies, which he founded. Downtown Partnership spokesperson Megan Fazio says Hsieh passed away in Connecticut, KLAS-TV reported. Hsieh recently retired from Zappos after 20 years leading the company. He worked to revitalize the Las Vegas area. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after house fire

Nov. 28, 2020 3:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city's downtown area, has died. He was 46. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, according to DTP Companies, which he founded. He died of injuries suffered in a...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Mahomes vs. Brady spices up Thanksgiving holiday week

Nov. 28, 2020 10:59 AM EST

Andy Reid knows quarterbacks. So does Jon Gruden. And Sean Payton. For years, these elite NFL coaches have praised the performances of Tom Brady, Mr. Six Rings. And they do the same now with Patrick Mahomes, the NFL's biggest playmaker. On Sunday, in a matchup that fits prime time but wasn't one CBS was about to...

Wyoming quarterback Levi Williams (15) keeps the ball and makes a touchdown run against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Wyoming running game barrels past UNLV, 45-14

Nov. 27, 2020 8:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lee Williams had three short touchdown runs, Trey Smith rushed for a career-high 164 yards with a touchdown and Wyoming rolled up 399 yards on the ground to breeze past winless UNLV 45-14 on Friday night. Xazavian Valladay kicked off the Cowboys rushing attack on the second play of the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as he leaves the field after throwing an intrception to Los Angeles Rams strong safety Jordan Fuller during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Chiefs expect Brady-led Buccaneers to be at their best

Nov. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t buying all the talk about Tom Brady’s struggles. They insist he’s still playing at a high level and will have to be at their best to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The reigning Super Bowl champions (9-1) visit the Bucs (7-4) on Sunday,...

FILE - Baylor guard Jared Butler dribbles up court against Kansas during an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, in this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. Baylor opens this season only one poll point behind top-ranked Gonzaga in in the AP Top 25.  (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)

The Latest: No. 2 Baylor hoops makes surprise trip to Vegas

Nov. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men’s basketball schedule with two games this weekend.. Baylor expects to play Saturday against an opponent...