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UFC continues to raise its global presence

Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion and media organization, is continuing to boost its global presence for 2015 after staging a record 22 live fight events outside the United States in 2014.

New $375 million arena on Strip beginning to take shape — PHOTOS

Only four months ago, construction workers were boring holes 70 feet deep and preparing to pour concrete for a foundation. But on Thursday morning, the ovular skeleton of the $375 million, 20,000-seat arena was taking shape, with the steel work even showing the first signs of the suite level.

Las Vegas Council approves soccer stadium subsidy

The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-3 to approve a stadium subsidy deal with a development partner seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to play at the $200 million stadium.

Former UNLV star scores with new baccarat game

Sometimes late at night Bobby Florence will stop by the main gaming floor at the Gold Coast where people are wagering money on a new baccarat game called Rabbit’s Play. He’ll get a little twinkle in his eye, as he did when he scored 35 points in one half against Saint Mary’s 40 years ago.

Beyond NFR, some real horse trading conducted

The loud crowds and big-name cowboys were over at the National Finals Rodeo. But the business of rodeos and horses was being conducted in places such as the South Point arena, where rodeo stock contractors scouted for that next great bucking horse.

Hockey Vision Las Vegas LLC launches website

The ownership group looking to launch a NHL team in Las Vegas has created a website called LasVegas-Hockey.com for fans interested in registering their names, emails and addresses.

Las Vegas details infrastructure spending for soccer stadium

Las Vegas city officials have released the latest terms in their proposed stadium subsidy deal with Findlay Sports & Entertainment and The Cordish Cos. for a $200 millon Major League Soccer stadium in downtown Symphony Park.

Businessman hopes to launch NHL ticket drive in February

Billionaire title insurance businessman Bill Foley, who is part of an ownership group seeking a National Hockey League franchise in Las Vegas, said Tuesday he hopes to launch a ticket drive in February as the first step toward showing the NHL that Las Vegas is a viable market.

MLS board includes Las Vegas’ proposal in report

Las Vegas’ bid for a Major League Soccer team drew the attention of the league’s Board of Governors Saturday when the board received a report on expansion proposals by groups in Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Sacramento.

NFR general manager orchestrates rodeo’s smallest details

Nearly 30 years ago, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association board was split 5-5 over whether the National Finals Rodeo should stay in Oklahoma City or move to a new home in Las Vegas. Then-PRCA President Shawn Davis voted Las Vegas — and has never looked back.

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