AP National News Video

December 21, 2014

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLAssociated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas’ Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, yet not without limits and a promise in that he’ll remain under heavy scrutiny.Sam Nazarian’s license expires in a year, bars him from being involved in casino operations, and requires him to set up … Read the rest

Colorado State gets blown out by Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl

Utah Utes running back Devontae Booker #23 keeps over Colorado State defenders in the 2nd quarter during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium December 20, 2014. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post) LAS VEGAS — What still will go down as a favorable — if slightly bizarre — 2014 season for Colorado State stopped in ugly fashion Saturday, as the Rams fell to the Pac-12’s Utah Utes … Read the rest

Las Vegas Bowl 2014: Live Score, Highlights for Utah vs. Colorado State

George Frey/Getty ImagesTalented Utah running back Devontae Booker. Utah 24, Colorado State 10 ; Late 2nd Quarter Today features a classic matchup of old Mountain West foes, as the No. 22 Utah Utes (8-4) take on the Colorado State Rams (10-2) in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.   The game begins at 3:30 p.m. ET. It can be seen on ABC.  Odds Shark has Utah as a 2.5-point favorite. A … Read the rest

Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White

Tom Donoghue / DonoghuePhotography.com Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas. By Robin Leach (contact) Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 | 6 p.m. Courtesy “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas. NBT’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at Smith Center Launch slideshow » Frankie Moreno Performs at Stratosphere Launch slideshow … Read the rest

SI Now Experts, athletes and celebs discuss sports’ newest issues. SI Wire Delivering you the newest breaking news in real time. 120 Sports Never miss a highlight with our digital-only sports network. Longform Pairing unique storytelling with breathtaking visuals. FanNation Take on your friends in our daily and weekly fantasy game. Edge Your home for fitness, outdoor sports, adventure and gear. Sneakers Stay on top of the newest trends in … Read the rest

Cole diggers: 5 frontrunners in Hamels derby

Red SoxThe Sox are reportedly on Hamels’ updated no-trade list, which includes 20 teams, so they would probably have to pick up his $20 million option for 2019 in order to get him to waive in that clause. That would not be a issue for them (or any team for in that matter). Boston revamped its starting staff by adding Rick Porcello and Wade Miley to go with Clay Buchholz … Read the rest

EA Sports UFC Review: Revisiting the New and Improved MMA Title

image from EA Sports UFC, provided by EA Sports While visiting the EA Sports booth at the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas on Dec. 6, I was putting the new legends added to the EA Sports UFC roster through their paces. I picked Brock Lesnar to take on Antonio Silva. I had a acceptable time outlasting the Brazilian with the Beast Incarnate. As I went through the match, it struck … Read the rest

Utah (8-4) vs. Colorado State (10-2)Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC) BOWL SCHEDULE: Matchups, dates for each one 2014-15 game • Reason to watch: For a pre-Christmas bowl game, the Las Vegas Bowl boasts one of the best matchups between a potent offense and a ferocious defense. Colorado State ranks seventh nationally in yards per play (6.7), as quarterback Garrett Grayson and wide receiver Rashard Higgins form a prodigious pairing. … Read the rest

Saturday marks the 1st of eight bowl games involving Pac-12 teams — the Las Vegas bowl, featuring Utah and Colorado State. The betting line has dropped from the four-point announce favoring the Utes to 2.5; no doubt Utah’s (8-4) skittish offense has something to do with that. CSU (10-2) quarterback Garrett Grayson has-been drawing NFL interest, and has a 32-6 touchdown-interception ratio, plus the Rams have a sturdy back in … Read the rest

Las Vegas Bowl 2014: Utah vs. Colorado State

George Frey/Getty ImagesTalented Utah running back Devontae Booker. Bowl season is here! Today features a classic matchup of old Mountain West foes, as the No. 22 Utah Utes (8-4) take on the Colorado State Rams (10-2) in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.  This will be the 1st game for the Rams since head coach Jim McElwain left to take the job at Florida. It will be fascinating to see … Read the rest