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Warriors' Theme: No Curry, No Worry

Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News

Can Raiders Become Elvis Impersonators?

Tom Hoffarth, L.A. Daily News

NBA Without Curry? Let's Take a Pass

Jason Gay, Wall Street Journal

Raiders' Davis Willing to Bet on Vegas

Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner

Las Vegas Raiders? Don't Bet On It

Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury

Well, yes, the Warriors can win playoff games and playoff rounds without Stephen Curry and now they know precisely how to do it.   They're kind of getting used to it -- and ...(full article)

Las Vegas marriages can consummate in a flash. A couple of dirty martinis, a shared Uber ride up the Strip to the Cosmopolitan, tracking down a notorious Elvis impersonator who can...(full article)

Dear Journal, for the past 18 months, all everyone’s told me is, ‘You have got to watch Steph Curry’—as if it’s this mandatory human experience, like ...(full article)

At a stadium committee meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis put his money where his mouth is when it comes to relocating his team: A $500 million pl...(full article)

The Raiders and Las Vegas sounds like such a perfect marriage. The rogue-reputation franchise and Sin City. How sweet. But I regret to inform the potentially-engaged couple that th...(full article)

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