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NCAA can't keep tournament games away from legal gambling

Mar. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it's not denying reality, either. The NCAA had a longtime ban on bringing...

Oregon rolls over Washington 68-48 to win Pac-12 title

Mar. 17, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon was the Pac-12's preseason favorite, yet did not play like it through most of the season. The Ducks were inconsistent, lost their star freshman, had some ugly losses. After four days of dominating defense, the Ducks are going dancing again. Sparked by do-everything point guard...

Women's basketball tournaments in Las Vegas put on show

Mar. 16, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Women's basketball fans were treated to quite a show this week in Las Vegas with four conference tournaments played there. Could an NCAA regional be in the cards down the road — or even a Super Regional? Consider the coaches, administrators and players big proponents of the idea. "I...

Casino robbery suspect dies after shootout with police

Mar. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a robbery suspect died Saturday following brief shootout outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip while an officer who was shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury. Police Capt. Nichole Splinter said the suspect robbed the packed casino Friday night...

The Latest: Vegas police: Wounded robbery suspect has died

Mar. 16, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a Las Vegas casino robbery (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Las Vegas police say a robbery suspect wounded during in a brief shootout with police outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Strip has died. An officer shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury. Police Capt....

Washington holds off Colorado 66-61 in Pac-12 semifinals

Mar. 16, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Washington labored at both ends through most of the first half against Colorado, unable to hit shots or get its vaunted defense rolling. Once the Huskies started swarming, the Buffaloes didn't really have an answer. Jaylen Nowell and Nahziah Carter scored 14 points apiece, and Washington...

UNLV fires basketball coach Menzies after 3 seasons

Mar. 15, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marvin Menzies took over a UNLV program in disarray and made some headway, luring some of the nation's top recruits to the desert. When he couldn't win consistently enough or energize the fan base of a once-proud program, the school decided to go in a different direction. UNLV fired...

Vegas-bound Raiders spending big for final season in Oakland

Mar. 15, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock were invited by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis for an event in Las Vegas last week, a year before the team's planned move to Sin City. The Raiders coach and general manager were set for a night on the town with their wives when those plans got altered...

Macau government extends MGM Resorts license to 2022

Mar. 15, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has been authorized to continue operating casinos in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. The company says the Macau government extended the gambling license of its China unit to June 2022. The casino giant will pay the government $24.7 million. Macau is the...

Board approves Raiders lease to remain in Oakland in 2019

Mar. 15, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Coliseum Authority approved a lease agreement Friday to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season. The board voted unanimously to approve the lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. The deal still must be approved by the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County...