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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 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

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 …


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 …


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski and Rem Bakamus part of five consecutive WCC champs

Fifth-year seniors Przemek Karnowski and walk-on Rem Bakamus have been part of Gonzaga’s five consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship teams after the Zags’ 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Blanchette: Seeding? Don’t even go there, pal

Dear Mr. Committee Man: Seed this.


Gonzaga’s guards pave way to conference title over Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga finally got its big celebration under the lights when it claimed the West Coast Conference tournament championship,


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 74-56 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Orleans Arena …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

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.


TV Take: Multiple factors add up to one great Gonzaga team

As Gonzaga completed its seemingly inevitable march to the NCAA Tournament for a 19th consecutive year, there became one unanswerable question.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

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 …


After two sleeping homeless men were killed, Las Vegas police used a mannequin as bait

The similarities between two killings of homeless men in Las Vegas prompted police to set a trap: A mannequin, wrapped in blankets like a sleeping homeless man with his head …


Gonzaga-Pacific: 3 keys to Bulldogs’ 82-50 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 82-50 win over Pacific on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Orleans Arena in …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Gonzaga delighted for return of Killian Tillie, nervous about Josh Perkins

The first 20 minutes of Gonzaga’s 82-50 win over Pacific on Saturday night wasn’t a crowd-pleaser.


Blanchette: Gonzaga turns aggressive in second half to reveal the Zags of first 29 games

Did a little research into how the Gonzaga Bulldogs bounced back this season after dropping a tough one and … couldn’t find a thing.


Jordan Mathews sparks Gonzaga when it needed it most

Gonzaga needed something.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s John Stockton inducted into WCC Hall of Honor

John Stockton’s induction into the West Coast Conference’s Hall of Honor this year was a surprise – not given his career, but just the evidence of the times.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s slow start allows time to ponder, but Zags finally pick up pace

Mark Few has done about 10 instructional DVDs over the course of his Gonzaga coaching career. Maybe he should do one more. And use a couple of the games this …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 1:20 a.m.

Gonzaga finds rhythm in second half, thumps Pacific 82-50

The patient appears to be half cured. Gonzaga, stung by a loss to BYU in the regular-season finale, sleepwalked through the 20 minutes against Pacific before looking more like the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

US snuffs pot fans’ plans to party on tribal land near Vegas

A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an American Indian reservation near Las Vegas.


A cash-strapped Gonzaga fan’s guide to Las Vegas

Living in Las Vegas teaches you things. Many of those lessons can’t be printed in a family newspaper, but the wisdom that can be shared on these pages is well …


Vegas homecoming for Gonzaga’s Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss

This is familiar territory for Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss. It wasn’t that long ago the two played for powerhouse prep programs in the Las Vegas area.


Grandmother Barbra provides motivating force for Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss

Nigel Williams-Goss didn’t brush off the media after Gonzaga’s road win over Portland at the Chiles Center in January. But it was obvious he wanted to be somewhere else.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene physician faces two new felony charges connected to wife’s drug ring

Federal prosecutors in Idaho have added two new felony charges against a Coeur d’Alene physician charged with funneling money into the drug distribution ring that was operated by his wife, …


Former Shock player Geathers dies in Las Vegas accident

Jeremy Geathers, a fan favorite and key member of the Spokane Shock’s Arena Football League championship team in 2010, died Saturday morning in Las Vegas when he was struck by …


Proposed Las Vegas Raiders stadium still lacks financing

The Oakland Raiders and the board overseeing the proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas have high hopes for the project despite losing a key supporter, but their plan is still …


Las Vegas trial starts for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

Trial opened Thursday in Las Vegas for six people accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s ranch nearly three …


Wanna bet? Once gambling-shy NFL plans move to Las Vegas

Once upon a time, the thought of gambling on a pro football game brought gasps of indignation from the NFL offices. And swift action if it was a player who …


Jackpot! Vegas looks to score big win by landing Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. The NFL and officials in Nevada confirmed Thursday that the team is asking league owners to approve the move, …


Las Vegas man’s stolen tiny house recovered in Oregon

A Las Vegas man is getting his home back after the tiny structure was stolen from an eastern Oregon truck stop in December.