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June 21, 2018

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    Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson displays the Golden Knights-themed lining of his suit as he arrives for the 2018 NHL Awards show at the Hard Rock Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

    Golden Knights steal show at NHL Awards with 4 winners
    June 20, 2018
    As has become the norm in the NHL, the Golden Knights stole the show once again at the annual NHL Awards show Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. Teammates William Karlsson and Deryk Engelland strolled down the red carpet ...
  • Vegas Golden Knights players are joined by first responders during opening ceremonies at their season home opener game at the T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
    The Vegas Golden Knights are champions where it counts most—in the community
    June 21, 2018
    Tickets have become the toughest in the league to get; practices required fire marshals to limit the overwhelming number of attendees.
  • VGK heroes (clockwise from top) James Neal, Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson.
    Scenes from the Vegas Golden Knights’ playoff run
    June 21, 2018
    The Knights cruised through the Western Conference portion, and did it in a manner coach Gerard Gallant preached from the day he took the job—by having fun.
  • Gerard Gallant, head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.
    Gallant, who inspired Golden Knights to first-year greatness, is named NHL coach of year
    June 20, 2018
    Gerard Gallant took his opportunity as the first coach in Golden Knights franchise history, galvanized a team of thrown-together misfits, and led them to the pinnacle of the sport in their first season. As good of a coach as Gallant is, those closest to him say ...
  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Mariners at Yankees
    June 20, 2018
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
  • NBA draft prospect Troy Brown Jr. smiles during a media interview after an NBA pre-draft basketball workout Monday, June 11, 2018, in Washington. The Las Vegas native played a season at Oregon before declaring for the draft.
    'My dream all along': Troy Brown set to be Las Vegas' latest NBA first-round pick
    June 20, 2018
    Las Vegas is in the process of cultivating a reputation as a hotbed for basketball prospects, and Troy Brown may be the next local to plant the city’s flag in the NBA. The former Centennial phenom is set to hear his name called during Thursday night’s NBA Draft, and ...
  • Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson salutes the estimated 7,500 fans during a Vegas Golden Knights Stick Salute to Vegas fan appreciation rally at the Fremont Street Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
    Golden Knights will receive due recognition for leadership at NHL Awards
    June 20, 2018
    Based on the NHL Awards finalists, it’s ironic the Vegas Golden Knights were one of the few teams in the league this season that went without designating ...
  • Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland plays against the Arizona Coyotes, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. Engelland is a finalist for the Messier Leadership Award.
    Four Golden Knights finalists headline NHL Awards show
    June 19, 2018
    A year ago, Las Vegas hosted the NHL Awards show on the same night as the expansion draft, when the Golden Knights chose their roster. Wednesday night, the same show ...
  • Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stops a point-blank shot by New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) during their NHL game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the T-Mobile Arena. The Islanders won 2-1.
    Salary-cap increase makes for 'more fun' NHL offseason
    June 19, 2018
    Thanks, Vegas. That's what NHL general managers are saying this offseason after the success of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what's expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap ...
  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game June 3, 2014, in San Diego. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, acknowledged the team erroneously computed Cole's salary offer for 2016, which led to a public spat with their ace pitcher.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Astros vs. Rays
    June 18, 2018
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
  • Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz speaks to the media, Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.
    Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals
    June 18, 2018
    Less than two weeks after lifting the Stanley Cup, Barry Trotz is a free agent and the Washington Capitals are looking for a new coach ...
  • Vegas Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring in the third period during Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at T-Mobile Arena Monday, May 28, 2018.
    Golden Knights announce preseason schedule
    June 18, 2018
    The Golden Knights have announced their preseason schedule for the 2018-19 season. Vegas will stay close to home for a seven-game slate of exhibition matches — three of which will ...
  • Singer Carnell Johnson performs the national anthem before Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals at T-Mobile Arena Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
    Golden Pipes: How anthem singer at Knights games became a fan favorite
    June 18, 2018
    The first time Carnell Johnson walked onto the ice before a Golden Knights game at T-Mobile Arena, he was trembling. A singing gondolier at the Venetian on and off for the last 17 years, Johnson is used to performing for a crowd, just not one of 18,000. The nervousness, combined with the bitter chill from the ice below the red carpet he stood on, caused his body to shake. When Johnson began ...
  • Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) reacts to being called for a foul against the Atlanta Dream during their WNBA game Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Drem won 87-83.
    Taurasi teaches Aces a lesson in Mercury win
    June 17, 2018
    The Las Vegas Aces hope Sunday’s loss to the Phoenix Mercury was a glimpse into the future. Rookie center A’ja Wilson scored 21 points and once again looked the part of a burgeoning star, but Mercury guard Diana Taurasi showed what being a current superstar is ...
  • South Korea's Son Heung-min, center, runs during South Korea's official training on the eve of the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Trickery: Spying, number switches by Sweden and South Korea
    June 17, 2018
    Sweden coach Janne Andersson makes no bones about spying on South Korea's training sessions ahead of their game at the World Cup. The South Koreans responded by swapping players' numbers around to confuse the Swedish "spy" because, in the words of coach Shin Tae-yong, "it's very difficult for westerners to distinguish between Asians."
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