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Surging Sparks on roll behind play of Ogwumike, Cambage

Jul. 05, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Sparks have been on roll lately, battling their way to just below .500 after a slow start to the season. Los Angeles (10-11) has won four of its past five games and a big reason why is the play of All-Star Nneka Ogwumike and free agent signee Liz Cambage. ...

Las Vegas police fatally shoot armed man; woman found dead

Jul. 04, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer has fatally shot a man armed with an edged weapon and a woman was found stabbed to death at the scene, authorities said Monday. Metro Police said officers were initially called to the scene late Sunday night about an attempted suicide. ...

Adesanya's UFC title reign still lacks something special

Jul. 03, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Israel Adesanya has the otherworldly fighting ability and the personal charisma necessary to become mixed martial arts' next crossover superstar. What the UFC middleweight champion doesn’t have are the highlight-reel performances that would make him famous in the...

Lakers top Heat, Kings top Warriors at California Classic

Jul. 03, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac McClung scored 17 points in 16 minutes, Paris Bass added 15 and the Los Angeles Lakers opened the California Classic with a 100-66 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday. Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 14 points and Cole Swider added 13 for the Lakers, who never...

COVID, economy cited for dips in Nevada college enrollments

Jul. 02, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Call it a form of long COVID, but more than two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, student enrollment at the College of Southern Nevada is down some 25% from the fall of 2019. Not only that, but the falloff seemingly has not bottomed out, with...

World War II-era boat emerges from shrinking Lake Mead

Jul. 01, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sunken boat dating back to World War II is the latest object to emerge from a shrinking reservoir that straddles Nevada and Arizona. The Higgins landing craft that has long been 185 feet (56 meters) below the surface is now nearly halfway out of the water at Lake...

Volkanovski, Holloway complete title trilogy at UFC 276

Jul. 01, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski has already beaten Max Holloway twice in UFC featherweight title fights, and that still wasn't enough to settle this rivalry. That's a measure of the excitement generated by the first two bouts between these two electrifying strikers. It's...

Rodriguez homers, Mariners beat Athletics 8-6

Jul. 01, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez homered for the second day in a row, Cal Raleigh had a two-run triple in the fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-6 Thursday night. Seattle has won 17 of 19 games against Oakland and earned its third straight victory...

Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

Jun. 30, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California agency on Thursday cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to continue planning a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted 23-2 to reclassify a 56-acre terminal at the Port of...

Reports chart good month in May for Nevada casinos, tourism

Jun. 30, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A trio of economic reports show that May was a good month for Nevada tourism and gambling, including passenger traffic characterized as the third-busiest ever at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that...