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SPORTS: McDaniels reacts to Jimmy G, VGK prep Oilers finale, & NCAA shines in Vegas

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Local media finally got an opportunity to catch up with Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels to get his thoughts on his reunion with Jimmy Garoppolo. McDaniels says he hasn't had an opportunity to talk football, but he's excited to do that as soon as the offseason programs begin.

Edmonton won both previous meetings between the teams this season, both by 4-3 scores. ... Vegas D Ben Hutton returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch the past 21 games. ... Golden Knights F Keegan Kolesar also returned after missing six games with an upper-body injury. ... Brossoit made his first start since Feb. 25. ... Oilers D Cody Ceci played in his 700th career NHL game.


Golden Knights: Host Edmonton on Tuesday night.

Oilers: At Arizona on Monday night before visiting Vegas on Tuesday.

Long known as the city that never sleeps, New York has a rival for that title in 24/7 Las Vegas, and in both places, stars shine as bright as the neon lights in Times Square or the Vegas Strip.

Two of the biggest moments in this year’s NCAA Tournament came in those two cities Thursday night — both thanks to players taking center stage in their hometowns.

Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell’s nearly no-look alley-oop pass while seemingly bickering with coach Jerome Tang quickly went viral. That was one of the New York native’s NCAA Tournament-record 19 assists, which broke the 36-year-old record of UNLV’s Mark Wade.

Down Tropicana Avenue from UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center, Julian Strawther returned to Las Vegas and made a shot from the March Madness logo with 7.2 seconds left that put Gonzaga ahead for good against UCLA.

Both players had different day-after reactions, with Nowell overjoyed at making the back pages of the New York tabloids and Strawther preferring to quickly put the big shot behind him and focus on a UConn team playing as well as any this March.

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Nowell could hardly sleep after living the dream of so many kids who grow up playing basketball on the blacktop courts in and around New York City.

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