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Last Week in Las Vegas Sports (Nov 7 – 13)

From the Goldden Knights to the Raiders, here’s everything that happened last week in Las Vegas Sports (Nov 7 – 13).

#5 Steve Sisolak’s election loss raises questions about the future of Las Vegas sports

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What does the future hold for Las Vegas sports after Will Lombardo defeated Steve Sisolak to become Governor of Nevada? Sisolak championed the city’s growing sports reputation. Will Lombardo be willing to use taxpayer money to subsidize a team coming to Las Vegas? 

For example, the Oakland Athletics have been teasing the idea of coming to Vegas for a while now. Lombardo could throw a wrench in those plans. 

#4 Kyle Busch gets emotional after 7th place finish 

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Las Vegas native Kyle Busch came into last Sunday’s season finale at Phoenix Raceway with a lot of emotions on his shoulders. He was almost in tears after his seventh-place finish. The race was the last one Busch would do as part of Joe Gibbs Racing. It marked the end of a 13-year relationship. 

“I couldn’t even look at my car to begin with because it was the last time I’m going to see it,” Busch said after the Finale at Phoenix Raceway. “It’s … it’s hard, man. It’s not easy. Just wish it wasn’t what it was or what it is, but I’m going to miss a lot of our fun folks that we got to spend a lot of time with over the years. Just look forward to new adventures.”

Related: Best and worst of Las Vegas sport in October

 

#3 Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow placed on Injury reserve 

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The Las Vegas Raiders season continued to get worse last week after it was announced that Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow would be placed on IR. This leaves Derek Carr without two of his key weapons and will put a lot of focus on the rest of the wide receiver depth chart. It also comes at a time when the Raiders’ season is on life support.

Waller got placed on IR after struggling with a hamstring injury. He accounted for 16 receptions for 175 yards and one touchdown. As for Renfrow, he is suffering from a rib and hamstring injury. Renfrow has brought in  21 receptions for 192 yards, and 9.1 yards a carry this season This will leave both players ineligible to play again until the December 8th game against the Rams.

#2 Laurent Brossoit placed on Waivers by the Las Vegas Golden Knights

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Bruce Cassidy has made some interesting moves as head coach of the Golden Knights, and that trend continued last Thursday. This happened when the team announced that they were placing goaltender Laurent Brossoit on Waivers after being on injured reserve for months.

Brossoit got loaned out to the Henderson Silver Knights while he recovered but failed to put up good numbers. In fact, he allowed nine goals in 39 shots after only two AHL games. Brossoit was placed on Waivers for 24 hours before being sent down to the minors to compete for  Henderson.

#1 Las Vegas Raiders lose key game to the Indianapolis Colts

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The Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Indianapolis Colts 25-20 on Sunday in what was another disappointing showing under Josh McDaniels. The game started with Derek Carr throwing five straight incomplete passes before settling into a rhythm. This eventually resulted in a pass to Foster Moreau for a touchdown to end the half.

The Raiders were down 13-7 at halftime but still very much in contention. Joshua Jacobs proved this by starting the second half with a one-yard score to give them a 14-13 lead. Unfortunately for Raiders fans, a 66-yard run by Jonathon Taylor put the Colts back in the lead a short time later.

Carr went 24 of 38 for 248 yards and two touchdowns, marking a decent performance for the struggling quarterback. Joshua Jacobs recorded 21 carries for 78 yards and one touchdown. The Raiders will now move on to face the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium next Sunday. 

And that’s what went down last week in Las Vegas Sports (Nov 7 – 13)!

 

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