LAS VEGAS — The World Series of Poker faced hundreds of angry players on Monday after they were turned away from the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event because of capacity on the tournament’s final starting day.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The star quarterback and the waitress met six months ago, at a restaurant where she worked and his family often ate. He was married and 16 years older, but she seemed happy and eager to build a life with him.
LAS VEGAS — Flanked by dozens of women, heralded by trumpeters and mobbed by his fans, Phil Hellmuth channeled Julius Caesar as he arrived at the World Series of Poker on Sunday.
LAS VEGAS — A 37-year-old former pro bowler from Georgia outlasted a 44-year-old New Yorker in a marathon poker session Wednesday to win $1.28 million and the mixed-game H.O.R.S.E. title at the World Series of Poker.
LAS VEGAS — Eight poker players plan to settle the H.O.R.S.E. title at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas for mixed-game glory and a $1.28 million prize.
Floyd Mayweather’s return to boxing is back on.
LAS VEGAS — The Western Athletic Conference is moving its season-ending women’s and men’s basketball tournaments to Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON — The Toronto Blue Jays optioned outfielder Joe Inglett to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled second baseman Russ Adams from the minors after Saturday night’s 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals.
WASHINGTON — The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled Brett Cecil from Triple-A Las Vegas and the left-hander is scheduled to start Saturday night against the Washington Nationals.
LAS VEGAS — Alex Ovechkin is again Alex The Great, but he’d rather be known as Alex the Champ.
LAS VEGAS — He is Alex The Great — again.
LAS VEGAS — Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is the NHL’s most valuable player for the second straight year after leading the league with 56 goals.
LAS VEGAS — Boston’s Zdeno Chara has edged Washington’s Mike Green to win the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman.
LAS VEGAS — Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins has been chosen as the NHL’s coach of the year, earning 35 first-place votes from the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.
LAS VEGAS — Journeyman Tim Thomas has been picked overwhelmingly by NHL general managers as the league’s top goalie.
LAS VEGAS — Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has been picked as hockey’s most gentlemanly player for the fourth straight year.
LAS VEGAS — Steve Sullivan has won the NHL’s Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey after returning to the ice after missing nearly two full years.
LAS VEGAS — Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings is the NHL’s top defensive forward again.
LAS VEGAS — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has been picked as most outstanding by his fellow players for the second straight year.
LAS VEGAS — Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year.
LAS VEGAS — The NHL is boosting the spotlight on its annual awards ceremony, and Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin hopes that means repeat honors for him as most valuable player.
LAS VEGAS — Dusty Rhodes, who helped the Giants win their last World Series title in 1954, has died. He was 82.
PHILADELPHIA — Toronto ace Roy Halladay is headed to the disabled list.
PHILADELPHIA — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right-hander Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list, and are bringing up left-hander Brad Mills from Triple-A Las Vegas.
NEW YORK — Twenty-seven stadiums have been dropped from consideration for the U.S. bid to host soccer’s World Cup in 2018 and 2022, while Las Vegas and Salt Lake City have been added.
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. has damaged cartilage in his ribs and will stop training for his comeback fight until a doctor says he can resume.
LAS VEGAS — The chief executive of the company promoting Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s comeback fight says the boxer has damaged cartilage in his ribs and will stop training until a doctor says it’s OK.
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s comeback has been postponed because the boxer suffered a rib injury while training.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent outfielder David Dellucci has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Margaret Taylor Harper, a former candidate for lieutenant governor as the women’s movement burgeoned in North Carolina who also made marks in journalism, business and charitable work, died Sunday. She was 92.
NEW YORK — Financier William E. Mayer will be the owner of the United Football League’s New York franchise.
Being a poker legend in Las Vegas at this time of year means having your picture taken with a lot of different people. A lot of them have the same question for Doyle Brunson just before the click of the camera.
LAS VEGAS — A 37-year-old Russian poker professional turned a $40,000 buy-in into $1.89 million at the World Series of Poker on Monday, earning his second gold bracelet after topping a field of 201 of the world’s toughest players over four days.
LAS VEGAS — Retired football players angry with the NFL Players Association over disability and pension benefits said Sunday that the executive director of the union may be ahead of himself in seeking their support during upcoming contract talks with the league.