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CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020, the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Associated Press
September 18, 2020 - 10:04 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. The NFL in Sin City. Even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on this happening. It took a seismic shift in philosophy from a...
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Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Jordan Whitehead #33 and Sean Murphy-Bunting #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Associated Press
September 18, 2020 - 7:32 am
Two of the Saints’ starting receivers, two-time All-Pro Michael Thomas and veteran Emmanuel Sanders, missed practice on Thursday, raising questions about who would replace their production in New Orleans’ passing attack.
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Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) reacts after running for a touchdown in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium.
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Associated Press
September 18, 2020 - 7:06 am
Josh Jacobs was handed an assignment after a stellar rookie season at running back for the Raiders.
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Las Vegas Raiders helmet, football, in foreground of Allegiant Stadium
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Associated Press
September 18, 2020 - 6:59 am
The only thing missing when the Las Vegas Raiders get the chance to show off their shiny new stadium will be the fans.
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts advances to third on a double by Corey Seager off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Associated Press
September 17, 2020 - 9:47 pm
DENVER (AP) — Corey Seager homered and had three hits, Edwin Rios also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the struggling Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Thursday night. Mookie Betts had an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch during Los Angeles’ six-run seventh inning that put the Dodgers ahead 8-...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Associated Press
September 17, 2020 - 9:43 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield found Odell Beckham Jr. and maybe some of his missing swagger. Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two scores and 124 yards and the Cleveland Browns gave coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL victory Thursday night by beating the Cincinnati Bengals...
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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) leaps to make a pass over Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8), Brad Wanamaker (9) and Jayson Tatum (0) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Associated Press
September 17, 2020 - 6:48 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21, and the Miami Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night. Duncan Robinson scored 18...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) is sacked by Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Thibodeaux was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Associated Press
September 17, 2020 - 6:00 pm
The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (31) reacts to comments from the Seattle Mariners dugout after he hit Kyle Seager with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Associated Press
September 17, 2020 - 5:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more “home games” on the road. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning of the Giants' 6-4 win Thursday that sent Seattle to a second home defeat played in...
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Justin Thomas, of the United States, plays a shot from a bunker on the 17th hole during the first round of the US Open Golf Championship, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Associated Press
September 17, 2020 - 5:21 pm
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — All that hype over how tough the U.S. Open can be at Winged Foot. All that history of so many scores over par. Thursday brought a surprise: All those red numbers. Justin Thomas led the way with six birdies and only one bogey from a bad lie in the bunker, finishing with a 25-...
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