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Tim Kawakami: Las Vegas Raiders, done deal, thanks to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

If you talk to people around these negotiations, who know exactly how the Raiders lined up the financing, the political will, and then the wherewithal to drive Monday’s 31-1 ownership approval vote for relocation to Nevada they all point to one man. And it’s not Mark Davis. It’s Dallas owner Jerry Jones.

Raiders win NFL owners’ approval to move to Las Vegas

Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday.

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

A man riding on a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered.

Brad Keselowski on pole for NASCAR Las Vegas stop, Martin Truex Jr. 2nd

Brad Keselowski will begin his bid for a third victory in the past four NASCAR Cup races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole after topping qualifying Friday night. Keselowski, who also won last week’s race at Atlanta, posted a top seed of 193.68 mph in his No. 2 Ford for his 13th career pole. He won at the 1.5-mile track last year and in 2014.

Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR’s busiest market

The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation’s gambling mecca is about to become NASCAR’s busiest market. This week’s announcement that Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host six races yearly in NASCAR’s top three circuits starting in 2018 suits Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch just fine. He’s watching his hometown go through a sports boom.

Shem, Zags save WCC title, hungry for more

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are taking time to savor another West Coast Conference championship under head coach Mark Few, reports Jim Meehan/SR. But senior center Przemek Karnowski and the Zags are hungry for more.

Gonzaga takes time to celebrate championship, look ahead

The execution on the court was on point and so was the post-game celebration. The buzzer sounded on Gonzaga’s 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s in the WCC tournament title game Tuesday and the Zags raced toward the center circle hopping and bouncing around like human pinballs, Rui Hachimura’s hang-time impressive as always.

Vegas, baby! City will host 2 NASCAR Cup races each year

Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have 2 full NASCAR weekends in 2018 after tourism officials approved a deal to sponsor a second race. The race will come from New Hampshire Motor Speedway and likely be held in September. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board approved a race sponsorship agreement with the speedway.

Gonzaga lands trio on WCC all-tournament team

Nigel Williams-Goss, Przemek Karnowski and Johnathan Williams were named to the West Coast Conference All-Tournament team following the Zags’ 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday.

Gonzaga answers WCC Tournament tests

The wins came one after another. Eighty- and 90-point nights were routine on the offensive end. Opponents rarely cracked the 60-point barrier.

Gonzaga handles Saint Mary’s again, claims WCC tourney title

No. 4 Gonzaga and No. 19 Saint Mary’s demonstrated why they are the best two teams in the WCC with dominating stretches. The Zags ruled the first half, the Gaels the first 10 minutes of the second before Gonzaga regained control to earn a 74-56 victory Tuesday and the WCC tournament championship at Orleans Arena.