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2021 Pro Bowl to be played at new Las Vegas stadium

The Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas. The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 all-star game will be played at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 31 – one week before the Super Bowl in Tampa.

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas

Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel.

Vegas mayor draws critics’ ire over remarks about reopening

Nevada officials condemned comments Wednesday by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman after she called for casinos and other non-essential businesses to reopen and suggested the city could serve as a test case to measure the impact during the coronavirus pandemic. One local official called her comments “reckless and dangerous“ and another described them as an “embarrassment.”

GU fans volunteer in Vegas

Several dozen Gonzaga fans stuffed backpacks for refugees and toured a shelter for the homeless and the kitchen that serves them at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. The GU fans are in Las Vegas, Nevada where the Gonzaga Bulldog men and women are playing in the West Coast Conference. Read the story HERE.

GU fans’ good works make Sin City better

One day before they planned to pack the Orleans Arena, several dozen Gonzaga fans were stuffing backpacks for refugees. They also toured a shelter for the homeless and the kitchen that serves them, which begs the question: Is this any way to spend a vacation day in Las Vegas?

John Blanchette: With WCC tourney in Year 12 in Sin City, go all-in with Gonzaga’s All-Vegas teams

Somebody suggested it would be a good time to pick Gonzaga’s All-Vegas team.Can’t do it, I demurred. No credibility. I’m never up at 5 a.m. to see which Zags fans are still blinking through the cigarette haze and piling up chips at the Orleans Casino craps tables – and somehow still manage to make their tee times. No, they said. Basketball. Oh. Well, that’s different.