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CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020,  the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Raiders eager to show off new digs in Vegas debut vs. Saints

Sep. 20, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

The Raiders finally have a home to call their own. After spending almost their entire 60-year existence sharing stadiums that were sometimes old and out of date, the Raiders are set to open their $2 billion palace in the Las Vegas desert. The Raiders (1-0) will host the New Orleans Saints (1-0) on Monday night...

In this June 9, 2020 file photo, people wait to vote in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern in Atlanta.  Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary earlier this year became a poster child for election dysfunction.  Election officials say they are making sweeping changes to try to avoid a repeat in November, as Georgia emerges as a potential presidential battleground, turnout is expected to set records and the coronavirus continues to rage. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

Sep. 20, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that never arrived. Votes cast after midnight. The problems were most acute in Fulton County, which...

Las Vegas Raiders players warms up during an NFL football training camp practice at Allegiant Stadium, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Raiders set for Las Vegas debut vs. Saints in empty stadium

Sep. 17, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

The only thing missing when the Las Vegas Raiders get the chance to show off their shiny new stadium will be the fans. What was supposed to be a big celebration of the NFL’s arrival in Las Vegas has been dampened a bit by the decision not to allow fans at Raiders games this season in response to the...

Kraken's AHL franchise in Palm Springs delayed by 1 year

Sep. 16, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken will split its players among several American Hockey League teams for its inaugural 2021-22 season with plans for their own AHL franchise in the Palm Springs area delayed by a year. Oak View Group and the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation announced plans Wednesday to...

San Diego State to play football next year in suburban LA

Sep. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State will play its football games during the spring and fall 2021 seasons at a suburban Los Angeles soccer stadium and will raze 70,000-seat SDCCU Stadium earlier than planned to expedite construction of its new 35,000-seat venue. The Aztecs announced Tuesday that they will play...

The playing field at SoFi Stadium, the future home for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers football teams, is shown Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Jones' Cowboys visit Kroenke's Rams to open SoFi Stadium

Sep. 10, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Before Stan Kroenke became the driving force behind the NFL's return to Los Angeles, Jerry Jones had a leading role in the years of political maneuvering, hard work and massive construction that led to the inaugural game at SoFi Stadium. So it's only fitting that when Kroenke's Los...

Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Beverley (21) reacts to winning the game with teammate Paul George, left, after their game with their NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game with the Denver Nuggets Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. LA defeated the Nuggets 113-107. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LA Clippers get final city approval to build Inglewood arena

Sep. 8, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have received final approval from Inglewood's city government to begin construction on their new arena next summer. The Clippers announced the approval from the city council Tuesday, along with a joint deal to buy the publicly owned property on the arena...

Chargers move into new stadium looking to bounce back

Sep. 8, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-11) New Faces: OT Bryan Bulaga, CB Chris Harris Jr., DT Linval Joseph, OG Trai Turner, QB Justin Herbert, LBs Kenneth Murray and Nick Vigil, OL coach James Campen Key Losses: QB Philip Rivers. RB Melvin Gordon, FB Derek Watt, S Adrian Phillips, OT Russell Okung, WR Travis Benjamin, LBs...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2020, file photo, a voter casts a ballot at a drive-thru voting station in the Barre Civic Center in Vermont's statewide primary in Barre, Vt. Voting will look a little different this November. States are considering drive-thrus, outdoor polling places and curbside voting as they examine creative ways to safely offer same-day polling places during a pandemic. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)

Voting in person Nov. 3? Expect drive-thrus, sports arenas

Sep. 5, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voting will look a little different this November. States are turning to stadiums, drive-thrus and possibly even movie theaters as safe options for in-person polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic and fears about mail-in ballots failing to arrive in time to count. The primary...

FILE - The Dallas Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The owner of the Cowboys hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be filled closer to capacity as the pandemic-altered NFL season goes on. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)

Fans or not, NFL braces for new stadium feel, sudden changes

Sep. 2, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones won't put a number on the attendance for the Dallas Cowboys' home opener until the crowd is announced later this month at AT&T Stadium. The owner of the Cowboys also hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be closer...