The 46th annual World Series of Poker begins today at the Rio Convention Center with the first two of 68 bracelet events. Last year’s WSOP drew a record 82,360 entries from more than 100 countries and awarded a record $227 million in prize money for 65 events. Tournament officials are expecting a larger turnout this summer.
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Chris Weidman retained the middleweight belt with a first-round stoppage of Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, and Daniel Cormier won the light heavyweight title that was stripped from Jon Jones last month with a third-round submission over Anthony Johnson.
Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Steve Carp handicaps Sunday’s horse racing card at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Post time is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
John Avello, Wynn Las Vegas sports book director, is so convinced about the Chicago Cubs’ future that he is predicting they will win a World Series in the next five years, and he was inspired to post a proposition on it.
Here’s a story, of a man named (Tom) Bradby, who was busy with a life of his own. Till the one day when Bradby met this fellow (named Tom Brady), and he knew it was much more than a hunch, that this group (on social media) would somehow form a feeding frenzy. That’s the way Bradby became the equivalent of Twitter brunch.
John Dodson comes back from a serious knee injury Saturday night to face Zach Makovsky on the UFC 187 preliminary card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I’m going to knock somebody out and do a flip off the cage,” says the ever-confident Dodson.
A wild 24 hours for Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez ended with him battling Angel Hernandez to an eight-round majority draw at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, a decision that left the 26-year-old Gutierrez angry at himself.
Not only is former Vikings coach Bud Grant still alive and well, but the 88-year-old is trolling the Patriots on Twitter, which the Pro Football Hall of Famer recently joined to promote a garage sale at his Minnesota home.
Chris Heisey and Andy Wilkins homered, and winning pitcher Joe Wieland hit a two-run double as the Oklahoma City Dodgers downed the 51s 6-3 in a game pitting the Pacific Coast League’s top teams Friday night at Cashman Field.
A minor league team’s A-Rod Juice Box Night promotion was canceled Friday after the New York Yankees protested.
Milwaukee Brewers left-handed reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his right forearm during Thursday night’s game.
Here’s a breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 187 Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Three years after Vitor Belfort beat Anthony Johnson, the two are training partners and fighting for titles Saturday in Las Vegas. Belfort challenges Chris Weidman for the middleweight title. Johnson faces Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight belt. The road Johnson took to this point was set in motion when he was s
The renegade PBR still blazes its own trail, bringing a pool party, bikini contest, high-voltage concerts and, of course, tough cowboys trying to ride angry bulls to Las Vegas this weekend. The audacity even surprises the PBR founders.
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UNLV was in 13th place when the first round of the NCAA women’s golf championship in Florida was suspended due to weather issues.
Bearded wonder James Harden had the ball in his hands in the final seconds with a chance to win Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals on Thursday night, but the Houston Rockets star passed up an open shot.
Ruschard Dodd-Masters was a defensive back under coach John Robinson at UNLV, and he is still playing football at 33. He is with the Spokane Shock, who visit the Las Vegas Outlaws at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension over the “Deflategate” scandal, the union said on Friday.
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Kobe Bryant has indicated the 2015-16 season will be the star’s last with the team.
After the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner almost single-handedly carried San Francisco to its third World Series title in five years last season, the World Series Most Valuable Player again took matters into his own hands in Thursday’s 4-0 win over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, has signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, the team said Friday.
Disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no contest to rape and attempted rape charges in three states, is set to change his not guilty plea in a federal rape case in New Orleans next week, court records show.