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Ngakoue hoping to spark Raiders defensive front

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prized free-agent addition Yannick Ngakoue has made his presence known during the Las Vegas Raiders’ mandatory minicamp. Ngakoue, who worked out on his own during voluntary offseason training activities this spring, impressed teammates and coaches...

AP source: Lillard tells USA Basketball he's in for Olympics

Jun. 16, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Portland guard Damian Lillard has told USA Basketball officials that he will play for the national team in this summer's Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

Prosecutors mull whether to seek execution in girl's killing

Jun. 16, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to decide by next month whether to seek the death penalty against three men charged in the 2019 fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in North Las Vegas. Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Chief Deputy District Attorney Binu...

Kelsey Plum scores career-high 32, Aces beat Liberty 100-78

Jun. 16, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 13 of her career-high 32 points in the fourth quarter, Liz Cambage had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 100-78 on Tuesday night. Plum was 11 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 6 from behind...

Advocates mark DACA's 9th anniversary, urge Congress to act

Jun. 15, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immigration advocates in Nevada marked the ninth anniversary Tuesday of the Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation but urged Congress to pass permanent protections. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as...

López positive for COVID-19; Kambosos fight moved to August

Jun. 15, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightweight champion Teófimo López is symptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19, and his bout with mandatory challenger George Kambosos has been postponed until Aug. 14. López and Kambosos were scheduled to fight Saturday night at the Miami...

US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

Jun. 15, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple digits this week and intensifying the risk for...

Shut up: Fury says he'll thrash silent Wilder in 3rd meeting

Jun. 15, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Fury freely acknowledges he doesn't particularly want a third fight with Deontay Wilder next month. The British heavyweight champion was ordered into the bout by an arbitration judge when Wilder exercised the rematch clause in their contract. ...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

Vets Pietrangelo, Perry contributing for Vegas, Montreal

Jun. 15, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo and Corey Perry had very different free agent experiences last offseason. Pietrangelo got a private plane trip to Vegas for an in-person meeting with the Golden Knights when the market opened and got a long-term contract worth over $61...