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October 22, 2016

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Will NFL owners block Raiders move to Las Vegas?

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks to the media at the NFL meetings, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Houston.

(via Pro Football Weekly)

Comment To hear Mark Davis tell it, Las Vegas residents should already be planning their housewarming party for the Oakland, soon-to-be Las Vegas, Raiders. The Way We Hear It, not so fast my friends. To see the full story, click here.

Irish bookie already paying out on Hillary Clinton victory bets

(via MarketWatch)

Comment A prominent bookmaker on Tuesday declared the U.S. election a foregone conclusion, opting to pay out more than $1 million to gamblers who have bet on victory by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Republican rival Donald Trump on Nov. 8. To see the full story, click here.

Video: Charles Barkley says there’s always money for stadiums, not the poor

(via @NFLonLive)

Comment Retired NBA star and sports analyst Charles Barkley talks about the proposed move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The Nevada Legislature last week approved a plan to increase the hotel room tax in Clark County to raise $750 million in public financing for a $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. Sheldon Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las ...

Boxer Adrien Broner accused of choking waitress in Las Vegas nightclub

(via TMZ)

Comment More trouble for Adrien Broner, who was cited for misdemeanor battery at a Vegas nightclub for allegedly choking a waitress, though the boxer adamantly denies any wrongdoing. To see the full story, click here.

Adrian Gonzalez refused to stay with Dodgers at Trump Hotel in Chicago

(via By Lindsey Foltin, Fox Sports)

Comment When the Dodgers faced the Cubs in Chicago for a regular-season series back in May, the team stayed at the Trump International Hotel and Tower — except for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodgers' slugger made accommodations to stay elsewhere during that trip, presumably because the hotel is owned by Donald Trump, according to JP Hoornstra of the Long Beach ...

Heck on tape: 'I really' want to support Trump but I can't

(via CNN)

Comment Rep. Joe Heck gave his most extensive assessment of his decision to dump Donald Trump at a closed-door fundraiser last week, saying Republicans had "cut a lot of slack" to his party's presidential nominee for months but that he had become too toxic now amid an undisciplined and unfocused campaign. To see the full story, click here.

Raiders owner plans 2 more years in Oakland

(via Paul Gutierrez, ESPN staff writer)

Comment Raiders owner Mark Davis reaffirmed to on Saturday that he plans to play the next two seasons at the Oakland Coliseum, even if the team gets the green light from the NFL to move to Las Vegas. "We want to bring a Super Bowl championship back to the Bay Area," Davis told To read more, click here.

Raiders in state of flux until NFL makes call

(via By Gary Peterson, Bay Area News Group)

Comment The clear and relentless theme for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s state of the city address Friday evening was moonshots, a concept she described to a rapt audience as “a big, audacious goal.” During her address the mayor spotlighted reductions in crime, touted public-private partnerships and celebrated anecdotal academic and entrepreneurial success stories. She did not speak of the vote by ...

Former UNLV player Patrick McCaw shines early for Warriors

(via CSN Bay Area)

Comment Patrick McCaw is about as unimposing as they come. The rookie guard drafted from UNLV is kind of quiet, as rookies should be, and his physique is more scarecrow than rock. To see the full story, click here.

Will NFL owners try to stop Raiders from moving to Las Vegas?

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree, left, catches a touchdown pass in front of San Diego Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, during the second half of an NFL game in Oakland, Calif.

(via NBC Sports)

Comment The Raiders’ push to Las Vegas could soon hit a roadblock. Amid gradual-but-real momentum that the Raiders may move from Oakland to Nevada, a fight among ownership could be looming. To see the full story, click here.

Celine Dion says Rene Angelil is the only man she has ever kissed

(via Entertainment Tonight)

Comment Celine Dion's late husband, Rene Angelil, is not only the father of her three children, but the only man she has ever kissed romantically, the 48-year-old singer said in an interview about her 1,000th performance in Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

Preseason hockey game shows off what Las Vegas can be

Dallas Stars center Jason Spezza (90) skates past Los Angeles defenseman Alec Martinez (27) during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. The Stars defeated the Kings 6-3.


Comment It's Friday night in Las Vegas, 82 degrees, gorgeous. People stroll up and down The Strip, headed to bars and restaurants, shops and shows, resorts and casinos. But turn off of Las Vegas Boulevard and walk into The Park, a tree-lined dining and entertainment district between the Monte Carlo and New York New York, and there's more than gaming. To ...

Rolling Stones play surprise show for truckers at Bellagio

Mick Jagger sings as The Rolling Stones perform during their show at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

(via Transport Topics)

Comment The Rolling Stones played a 90-minute surprise set Monday for 1,200 truckers at the 2016 Freightliner customer appreciation dinner at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, according to the publication Transport Topics. To see the full story, click here.

On Las Vegas project, Trump ditched U.S. steel industry in favor of China

(via By Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek)

Comment Plenty of blue-collar workers believe that, as president, Donald Trump would be ready to fight off U.S. trade adversaries and reinvigorate the country’s manufacturing industries through his commitment to the Rust Belt. What they likely don’t know is that Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years, choosing to deprive untold millions of dollars ...

Report: Trump appeared in 2000 Playboy softcore porn

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Va.

(via BuzzFeed News)

Comment BuzzFeed News reports that Donald Trump made an appearance in an explicit 2000 Playboy video. Trump’s role in the porn is relatively benign and centers around him breaking a bottle of champagne on a Playboy-branded limo while several of the playmates are visiting New York City. To see the full story, click here.