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Past articles by Sam:

Gordon: Jarrett Stidham has a lot riding on Chiefs game

Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham is an unrestricted free agent after the season, making Saturday’s game against the Chiefs a lot more consequential for him than the Raiders. → Read More

Gordon: Vegas homecoming sweet for UCLA freshman gymnast

Selena Harris this weekend is back in Las Vegas. She returns as the nation’s top freshman gymnast at one of its most prestigious meets, the Super 16 presented by Ozone. → Read More

Rebels blow second-half lead en route to first loss

UNLV built an 11-point lead Saturday over San Francisco at Thomas Mack Center, but fell 75-73 to lose for the first time this season. → Read More

Gordon: Raiders ready for retooling amid repeated failings

Regardless of how the Raiders attempt to spin their failings of the season, a 2-7 start was not the plan or expectation. Owner Mark Davis said as much before the season. → Read More

NBA commissioner addresses expansion in Las Vegas

Speaking Monday on ESPN’s “NBA Today,” commissioner Adam Silver said expansion “is not on the front burner” but expressed optimism about a potential franchise in Las Vegas. → Read More

LeBron James: ‘I want the team’ when NBA comes to Las Vegas

After a preseason loss at T-Mobile Arena, the Los Angeles Lakers star directly addressed commissioner Adam Silver about bringing an NBA expansion team to Las Vegas. → Read More

Top two NBA draft prospects star in G League exhibition

Scoot Henderson’s NBA G League Ignite defeated Victor Wenbanyama’s Metropolitans 92 Tuesday night at the Dollar Loan Center. → Read More

Canelo Alvarez, GGG eager to stop talking, start fighting

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet for Alvarez’s undisputed super middleweight championship Saturday at T-Mobile Arena, the third time they have fought. → Read More

NBA, WNBA to launch junior league in Las Vegas this fall

The NBA and WNBA announced Thursday morning that Las Vegas will be one of 11 markets to host its junior NBA leagues this fall. → Read More

Gordon: Moments define NBA Summer League more than results

The NBA’s annual Summer League begins Thursday at UNLV — and with it, the 11-day audition that most of its players are preparing for. Get ready for 75 games in 11 days. → Read More

Beyond basketball: Summer League is NBA’s networking summit

The NBA Summer League, which takes place Thursday through July 17 at UNLV, isn’t just a proving ground for rookies and other young players vying for rosters spots. → Read More

Ex-Centennial star signs with Heat as undrafted free agent

Former Centennial High School forward Orlando Robinson signed with the Miami Heat as an undrafted free agent and will play at the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas. → Read More

Alvarez, Golovkin begin promotion with intense staredown

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will settle their rivalry Sept. 17 where it began — at T-Mobile Arena, where they battled twice before in two of the most memorable and marketable fights in recent memory. → Read More

Mayweather ‘working behind the scenes’ to bring NBA to Las Vegas

Boxing legend and Las Vegas resident Floyd Mayweather said he’s been “communicating with some certain individuals” about owning an NBA team. → Read More

LeBron James wants to own NBA franchise in Las Vegas

Speaking on his talk show, “The Shop: Uninterrupted,” Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James said he wants to own an NBA franchise in Las Vegas. → Read More

Lakers to play 2 preseason games at T-Mobile Arena

The Los Angeles Lakers will play preseason games against the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves before the 2022-23 NBA season. → Read More

Gordon: Family, fatherhood, football motivate Maxx Crosby

Raiders star defensive end Maxx Crosby said his burgeoning family gives him additional motivation. He and his fiancee are expecting a daughter in October. → Read More

Canelo Alvarez, GGG announce plans for 3rd fight

Super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will return to 168 pounds to defend his title Sept. 17 against Gennady Golovkin. The fight most likely will be in Las Vegas. → Read More

NFL draft primer for Super Bowl in Las Vegas

The NFL draft and upcoming Super Bowl signal a strengthening relationship between Las Vegas and the NFL. → Read More

Mel Kiper, Todd McShay drive, transform NFL draft coverage

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have transformed the draft from a two-day football festival into a year-round phenomenon. → Read More