Social media was abuzz last week with reports about the prodigious drive of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at Bali Hai Golf Club, where he was filming an episode of his HBO series “Ballers.”
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Such a rumor captured my interest early this week when I heard someone talking about an angler who had reeled in a 48-pound striper from the cool waters of Lake Mead’s uppermost basin.
Las Vegas eventually will get in line to host a Super Bowl, but it will not happen in 2022, the next available date for the championship game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Review-Journal on Tuesday.
The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday they are accepting $100 deposits for what appears to be personal seat licenses at the new Las Vegas stadium.
Perhaps more amazing than owners voting 31-1 on Monday in favor of allowing relocation for owner Mark Davis and his Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas was that gambling was barely mentioned before ballots were cast.
There isn’t a head coach in NFL history who will have faced such a relocation challenge over the extended period of time Jack Del Rio and the Raiders now inherit.
Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders’ “premier site” to build a new NFL stadium remains a 63-acre property at Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive.
First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, “Straight Outta Compton” — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry. Plenty of standards are joining the registry too, including Judy Garland’s version of “Over the Rainbow,” the Eagles’ 1976 greatest-hits collection and Don MacLean’s elliptical 1971 folk song “American Pie.”
With the Raiders suddenly on the local sports scene, it means both the NFL and the NHL are in Las Vegas, a market similar to Nashville when it comes to size, tourism and entertainment.
Scouts from the Jaguars, Broncos, Falcons, Chiefs and Packers attended UNLV’s Pro Day on Tuesday at Rebel Park, and most were there to watch linebacker Tau Lotulelei.
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