(via By Carrie Muskat, MLB.com)
CHICAGO — When the doctor told Matt Lawrence he needed a cancerous kidney removed, and that he wanted to do the procedure in March, Lawrence said, 'No.' He'd already made plans to go to Spring Training to see one of his star pupils, Kris Bryant. Lawrence had coached Bryant — and also the Nationals' Bryce Harper -- on a Las Vegas travel team when the two were 13, 14 years ...
(via By Joe Drape and Jacqueline Williams, The New York Times)
A major scandal is erupting in the multibillion-dollar industry of fantasy sports, the online and unregulated business in which players assemble their fantasy teams with real athletes. On Monday, the two major fantasy companies were forced to release statements defending their businesses’ integrity after what amounted to allegations of insider trading, that employees were placing bets on information not available ...
(via John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times)
The Lost Baby is having a slow night. Forty-four-year-old Gerald Morrissen stands in the crowded Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas wearing white diapers, baby bib, sneakers and an umbrella hat, with a red plastic tip cup dangling suggestively at his waist. His face contorts like he’s teething. The self-proclaimed Lost Baby of Las Vegas relies on ...
(via By Meg Wagner, New York Daily News)
A Hawaiian realtor accused of smoking an e-cigarette on a plane and drunkenly flashing her breasts to the cabin blamed the flight attendant she cursed at for “having a bad day.” Kristin Sharp admitted that she repeatedly vaped on the Las Vegas-to-Honolulu flight last week and fought with a flight attendant who asked her to stop — but she denied ...
(via NBC News)
While information is still coming in, it already seems clear that the deadly massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday morning will have several victims. It thus becomes the latest in a tragic list mass shootings that have happened in the United States, at schools and elsewhere. To see the full story, click here.
(via CNN Money)
Hackers snuck a computer virus into Trump hotels across the United States and Canada, potentially stealing customer credit card data for an entire year. To see the full story, click here.
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After three phases of due diligence, the NHL is still playing coy about its process for adding one or more expansion teams at some point in the future. Commissioner Gary Bettman said there was “no predetermined outcome” after the league’s executive committee heard presentations from expansion hopefuls Las Vegas and Quebec City on Tuesday. To see the full story, click ...
(via By Nic Coury and Ana Ceballos, Monterey County Weekly)
SALINAS, Calif. — Three people, including a 17-year-old, were shot and killed Monday night outside an apartment complex in Salinas. About 9:30 p.m. officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 700 block of Elkington Avenue. They found found Brando Lerma, 22, and Brianna Gossett, 20 — both Henderson, Nev., residents — fatally shot inside a parked car. Bryan ...
(via Reno Gazette-Journal)
The Nevada football team doesn’t sell out many games, but this week should be an exception. The Wolf Pack said Monday afternoon it has distributed all but 4,000 tickets for Saturday’s home game against UNLV. To see the full story, click here.
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The Timberwolves are moving toward buying out forward Anthony Bennett’s contract, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports. To see the full story, click here.
The northern beaches girl hit by a car on holiday in Las Vegas remains in a coma, as her dad revealed her insurance company have told the family they won’t pay for her treatment. To see the full story, click here.
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The burgeoning Hispanic population paired with the newly vested importance of the state in presidential politics has many analysts and insiders warning candidates that, if they hope to lock down Nevada, they have to listen to the concerns of Hispanic voters — namely on topics such as immigration reform, jobs and education. To see the full story, click here.
Pranks may be for giggles. But gay rights -- not so much, Elton John says. The pop star responded to a prank by a Russian TV celebrity who called him this week pretending to be President Vladimir Putin. To see the full story, click here.
(via CBS Sports)
The San Diego State men's basketball program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations allegedly committed by the staff, multiple sources told CBS Sports. To see the full story, click here.
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As Kai Nacua entered the press room following his three-interception performance against Boise State, everyone heard the junior safety and Liberty High graduate before seeing him. His teammate, safety Michael Wadsworth, was already at the podium answering questions when Nacua burst into the room shouting, "Wads! That's my boy, Wads!" before taking his spot on the podium. To see the ...