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Las Vegas, Quebec City chosen to bid for an NHL expansion spot

Las Vegas and Quebec City are moving closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise. A Bill Foley-led group and Montreal-based communications giant Quebecor are in the third and final stage of a process to potentially bring the world’s top hockey league to Las Vegas and Quebec City, respectively.

Shock lock up Outlaws, No. 3 seed to playoffs

LAS VEGAS – The Spokane Shock broke open a tight game with a 16-point flurry late in the first half and went on to a 51-34 Arena Football League victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. Spokane (7-11), which has won three of its last four, clinched the third seed and will visit No. 2 Arizona on Saturday in the first round of the National Conference playoffs. The Rattlers (14-4) won two of three meetings during the regular season.

Shock focus on Las Vegas

Quarterback Arvell Nelson didn’t like the Spokane Shock players’ demeanor when they lined up against Cleveland last Saturday. “I felt like we came out with the mentality that we’re already in the playoffs,” he said. “Can’t do that.”

Shock lose to Las Vegas Outlaws

Spokane was thoroughly outplayed for 2½ quarters. The Shock turned the ball over, missed tackles, committed costly penalties and gave up numerous big plays. The team mascot got run over by a Shock receiver on one play and the referee chased the dance team off the field prior to another.

Shock lose to Las Vegas Outlaws

Spokane was thoroughly outplayed for 2½ quarters. The Shock turned the ball over, missed tackles, committed costly penalties and gave up numerous big plays.

Shock look to turn things around with Outlaws in town

The Arena Football League standings tell the story of the haves and have-nots in the National Conference. San Jose (11-0) has clinched the Pacific Division with seven games left in the regular season. Arizona (8-2) has a five-game cushion in the West.

Shock players implicated in police report of theft in Las Vegas

The police report detailing an alleged theft by members of the Spokane Shock football team backs up claims made by two women who came forward last week to say they had money stolen from their purses on May 23 in a Las Vegas lounge. The Spokesman-Review on Thursday obtained a copy of the report which says a security video clearly shows Shock player Mark Jackson, 26, taking money from three purses and handing some of the cash over to two other players, who were seated across the table.

Shock players implicated in police report of theft in Las Vegas

The police report detailing an alleged theft by members of the Spokane Shock football team backs up claims made by two women who came forward last week to say they had money stolen from their purses on May 23 in a Las Vegas lounge.

Three Spokane Shock players investigated in theft at Las Vegas lounge

What happens in Vegas may not always stay in Vegas – especially if it’s caught on video. The Las Vegas Police Department is investigating three players from the Spokane Shock based on allegations that one of the football players stole about $600 from the purses of three women on May 23 and handed some of the cash to two other players. Victims say the thefts were caught on security footage.

Up big early, Shock hold on for win over Outlaws

Spokane got back into the win column Saturday but not without some anxious moments in the closing minutes. The visiting Shock dominated for 48 minutes but their 35-point fourth-quarter lead melted to seven before they hung on for a 63-56 Arena Football League victory over Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Shock see an opportunity for win at Las Vegas

There is no such thing as a cupcake on a 2-5 football team’s schedule. Spokane is in a four-game stretch where it faces San Jose twice – the first meeting didn’t go so well as the SaberCats administered an 83-28 defeat a week ago – and next week’s visit by Arizona.