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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Raiders owner Mark Davis is doing it his way

A bachelor and the only child of a legendary NFL maverick, Mark Davis is rebuilding the Raiders into winners while eyeing a move from Oakland to Las Vegas. → Read More

Raiders owner Mark Davis is doing it his way

A bachelor and the only child of a legendary NFL maverick, Mark Davis is rebuilding the Raiders into winners while eyeing a move from Oakland to Las Vegas. → Read More

Sports Betting Spotlight: Super Bowl 50

Matt Youmans, radio personality Bernie Fratto and Golden Nugget sports book director Tony Miller preview the NFL weekend. → Read More

Public still favors simple prop bets

Proposition bets on the Super Bowl, similar to the game itself, generate a lot of hype. It's always entertaining to talk about props involving players in other sports, such as NBA stars Stephen Curry and LeBron James. → Read More

Bettors crazy about Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton in Super Bowl 50

Politicians frequently inspire intense feelings of love and hate from the American public, and sometimes NFL quarterbacks do, too. Opinions are divided on Cam Newton. Some despise his dancing and showboating. Others respect his immense talent. → Read More

Sports books getting blitzed with money on Panthers

Seven days from Super Bowl Sunday, Las Vegas bookmakers are praying for Peyton Manning to go out with a win. → Read More

Serena's loss in Australian Open is win for sports books

As great as she is, Serena Williams is no sure thing, which some tennis bettors learned the hard way early Saturday. → Read More

Super Bowl prop menu keeps expanding

When the first snap of the game sailed over Peyton Manning's head for a safety, the blunder by the Denver Broncos meant a big payday for some lucky bettors. → Read More

Bookmakers don't expect restrictions if Raiders move to Las Vegas

Time and again, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has stated his opposition to legalized sports betting. But the time might be coming to see if he's willing to change his stance and cross the line in the sand. → Read More

Las Vegas books preparing for deluge of Super Bowl prop bets

It's highly unlikely, and the odds will reflect that, but a wager can be made this week on Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly to score the first touchdown of the Super Bowl. → Read More

Panthers open as 4-point Super Bowl favorites

In what might be the last game of his career, Peyton Manning will be a Super Bowl underdog for the first time. → Read More

Patriots, Panthers favorites in title games

If the oddsmakers have it right, the Super Bowl will be a showdown between Tom Brady and Cam Newton. → Read More

Don't laugh: Pitino still interested in Rebels

It might be fantasy, but now is the time for that. This is the beginning stage of a search for the next UNLV basketball coach, a search expected to extend at least two more months, and the right answer when it ends could be Rick Pitino. → Read More

Source: Pitino interested in UNLV coaching job

It might be fantasy, but now is the time for that. This is the beginning stage of a search for the next UNLV basketball coach, a search expected to extend at least two more months, and the right answer when it ends could be Rick Pitino. → Read More

Rebels want bolder McCaw to lead aggressive attack

Unlike most go-to scorers, UNLV sophomore Patrick McCaw prefers a quiet life. Celebrating after big plays is not his style. He never cares to attract attention or see his name in headlines. → Read More

Rebels roll over New Mexico in Simon's debut, 86-74 — PHOTOS

A coaching change led to an attitude adjustment for a new-look UNLV basketball team, and 7-foot freshman Stephen Zimmerman Jr. defined the difference by playing with more aggression than he had all season. → Read More

UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice fired

Dave Rice was fired today in the middle of his fifth season as UNLV basketball coach, according to multiple sources. The school has not confirmed the change, but sources close to the program said Todd Simon has been named interim coach for the remainder of the season. → Read More

UNLV loses again, but Rice expects to remain coach

Patrick McCaw banked in a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer, finishing off another head-scratching UNLV loss and kick-starting serious speculation about whether time has expired on coach Dave Rice. → Read More

UNLV's failures put coach Dave Rice in eye of storm

A snowstorm hit this region Thursday, when coach Dave Rice put the UNLV basketball team on a bus to Denver for practice. It made for a fitting scene. Rice is leading the Rebels into the eye of a storm. → Read More

UNLV Rebels' failures put coach Dave Rice in eye of storm

A snowstorm is forecast to hit this region today, when coach Dave Rice planned for the UNLV basketball team to bus to Denver for practice. It should make for a fitting scene. → Read More