Cost of Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion

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Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL’s relocated Raiders and UNLV football.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the stadium authority board Thursday approved $40 million in construction additions. They include 20 more suites and a field-level club area to be paid for by personal and club seat sales that weren’t part of the original budget.

The stadium is due to open in 2020 just off the Las Vegas Strip. Taxpayers are funding $750 million of the project.

The Raiders are playing at the Coliseum in Oakland until the new stadium is ready, despite an ongoing lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders by the city of Oakland.


Herman takes 2nd-round lead

Jim Herman shot his second straight 7-under-par 65 to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky.

President Trump’s regular golf partner while working as an assistant professional at Trump National Bedminster (N.J.), Herman had a one-stroke lead over Bill Haas (66).

• Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour’s team event in Midland, Mich.

They had a 16-under 194 total at Midland Country Club, with a best-ball round left Saturday.

Sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn had a 64 to move into a tie for second at 11-under with Simin Feng-Ruixin Liu (67), Na Yeon Choi-Jenny Shin (67) and Paula Creamer-Morgan Pressel (69).

NBA: The Sacramento Kings hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach on Luke Walton’s staff. Harding has worked as a pro personnel scout and then player development coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.

WNBA: Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points, Kristi Toliver had six of her 17 in overtime and Washington beat host Indiana 95-88. … Bria Holmes scored 17 points and host Connecticut routed Atlanta 98-69 for its third straight victory. … Anriel Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Seattle beat visiting Las Vegas 69-66.

Motor sports: Brad Keselowski topped qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his first pole since 2017.

• Simon Pagenaud will start first in Saturday’s IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row.

NFL: Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said it would not suspend the wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son.

• The Buffalo Bills signed safety Kurt Coleman, who has 21 interceptions and 83 starts in 132 games for Philadelphia, Kansas City, Carolina and New Orleans.

MLS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a hat trick to lead the host LA Galaxy to a 3-2 win over Western Conference-leading LAFC.

NHL: The New York Rangers and defenseman Jacob Trouba agreed to terms on a seven-year, $56 million deal. New York acquired Trouba from Winnipeg in June.

Obituary: Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, died at 32 of a heat stroke at a North Little Rock, Ark., hospital.

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