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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat stands on the court against the Golden State Warriors on February 12, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James Makes Cavs Instant Las Vegas Favorites To Win NBA Title

News that LeBron James is planning to take his talents back where they came from has made the Cleveland Cavaliers an instant favorite to win it all, according to gaming website Bovada.

07/11/2014

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

From Cuba To Canelo: Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

Main Stage at Electric Daisy Carnival 2011 in Las Vegas (Photo courtesy Roman Fuchs, Wikimedia Commons)

San Leandro Man Dies At Electronic Daisy Carnival Music Festival

Twenty-four-year-old Montgomery Tsang was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after he was rushed from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to a nearby hospital after a call for medical assistance.

06/21/2014

Jerad Miller, Amanda Miller (Las Vegas Police Dept.)

Las Vegas Cop Killers Held Anti-Government, White Supremacist Beliefs

A husband and wife who went on a deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas harbored anti-government beliefs and left a swastika and a “Don’t tread on me” flag on the body of one of the two police officers they killed, authorities said Monday.

06/09/2014

Las Vegas (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Take a Romantic Getaway To Las Vegas!

Experience the romantic side of Las Vegas with the one you love. Together you can enjoy luxurious accommodations, explore The Strip hand in hand and dine at some of the most unique and romantic restaurants in the city.

06/03/2014

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America’s Best High-End Restaurants

New York City has many of the country’s best restaurants but other foodie towns give the city some competition. For instance, Chicago’s Alinea and the Napa Valley’s Restaurant at Meadowood also deserve merit.

06/03/2014

Infielder Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants catches the ball as Nick Punto #1 of the Oakland Athletics safely takes second base on a wild pitch during the first inning of the spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The A's defeated the Giants 8-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Despite Baseballs Best Records, Vegas Sees Giants And A’s As World Series Underdogs

As of Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in Major League Baseball at 33-19. The second-best Oakland A’s were just ahead of the Brewers and Blue Jays with a 31-21 mark. The A’s were a game and a half up on the Los Angeles Angels and the Giants and were 4.5 ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers entering action. So Vegas is betting on a Bay Bridge World Series, right? Nope.

05/28/2014

Justin Teixeira (Las Vegas Police Dept.)

UC Berkeley Law School Graduate Sentenced To Work Animal Shelter After Beheading Bird In Vegas

A University of California, Berkeley, law school graduate was sentenced to up to four years’ probation and monthly work at an animal shelter for beheading an exotic bird at a Las Vegas Strip resort in October 2012.

05/12/2014

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