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May 5, 2016

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Clark coach Chad Beeten accepts job in Southern California

(via By Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times)

Comment Chad Beeten, who coached Clark High to the past three Division I-A state basketball championships, is leaving for a job in Southern California. He's headed to Santa Monica to be the head coach at Crossroads High, which plays in the powerful Gold Coast League. To see the full story, click here.

Source: Bryce Harper signs biggest endorsement deal for MLB player

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, right, is greeted by third base coach Bob Henley, left, after hitting a solo-home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Atlanta.

(via ESPN)

Comment Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has signed a 10-year extension with Under Armour that is believed to be the largest endorsement deal in history for a baseball player, a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN. To see the full story, click here.

The inside story of how Hillary Clinton changed the election on visit to Rancho High

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to Juan Salazar during a visit to Rancho High School Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Rancho High School student Betsaida Frausto looks on at right. Clinton joined a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration reform.

(via By Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed)

Comment Nearly a year ago, Hillary Clinton spoke to young undocumented immigrants and their families at Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, where 40 percent of the population is Latino. The setting was risky — just the kind of event that activists have turned into protests, with videos that travel far and wide. She would offer a “path to full ...

Raiders now seem more likely to move to Las Vegas than Los Angeles

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment The Oakland Raiders were the odd team out in the NFL’s Los Angeles vote early this year, with the St. Louis Rams getting the go-ahead to move to Southern California and the San Diego Chargers getting first dibs on joining them should their one-year attempt at a new stadium fall flat. To see the full story, click here.

Sources: Boyd Gaming nears deal to buy Cannery Casino Resorts

(via Reuters)

Comment Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp is close to an agreement to buy Cannery Casino Resorts LLC, in a deal that will value the privately held U.S. company at between $225 million and $240 million, according to people familiar with the matter. To see the full story, click here.

Bryce Harper has knocked it out of the park — now Lerners must step to the plate

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Every phenomenal young baseball talent has to answer questions about himself as a person and a player. This process takes years. But we’re rapidly running out of questions to ask Bryce Harper. To see the full story, click here.

McDonald’s is testing all-you-can-eat, bottomless French fries

(via People)

Comment If you’ve ever reached the bottom of a carton of McDonald’s fries and thought, I could probably eat 25 more of these, you may soon have a chance to prove it. To see the full story, click here.

Fiore: ‘Does my firearm make my tukhus look big?’

Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (District 4-Las Vegas) poses with her Glock G43 in the Las Vegas Sun studio before an interview Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

(via Roll Call)

Comment “Does my firearm make my tukhus look big?” Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore asks with a laugh as she removes her “very sleek Glock 43” from behind her back and puts it on her kitchen table. Brooklyn-born Fiore grew up in a Democratic family and still identifies with some of that party’s issues, such as gay rights, even as she made ...

Here’s why OU begged Lon Kruger to leave Las Vegas

(via Yahoo! Sports)

Comment Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione pulled up to a new house in Las Vegas in the spring of 2011 to make a major recruiting pitch. It wasn't so much to Lon Kruger, coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. It was more to Kruger's wife, Barb. To see the full story, click here.

Report: Desert Pines product declares for NBA Draft

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment Julian Jacobs, who led the Desert Pines High basketball team to the 2013 Nevada state championship, is leaving college after his junior year at USC for the NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Times reports Jacobs is exploring the NBA waters but has not hired an agent. That means he’s still eligible to return to USC. Jacobs led the Pac-12 Conference ...

Jon Jones accused of verbally abusing cop, denies he was drag racing

Light heavyweight title fighter Jon Jones screams for the fans during the UFC 182 weigh-ins at the MGM Grand on Friday, Jan. 2, 2014.

(via The Guardian)

Comment The former UFC champion Jon Jones has protested his innocence despite being cited for drag racing in Albuquerque last week. Albuquerque police said Jones had also been speeding at the time but the fighter said his actions had been misinterpreted and he was merely greeting fans. In an video obtained by TMZ, Jones is captured calling the police officer who ...

UNLV’s Zimmerman headed to NBA

(via Yahoo Sports, The Vertical)

Comment This news is not surprising. Las Vegan Stephen Zimmerman Jr. was only expected to stay at UNLV for one basketball season before heading to the NBA. Projected as a first-round selection in the June draft, the 7-footer tweeted out his decision Monday morning. Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical reported on Sunday that he's expected to sign with an agent. Zimmerman battled ...

Doc: How close was Mick Cronin to leaving for Las Vegas?

(via The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Comment Mick Cronin called it a midlife crisis. You and I quit our jobs, buy a convertible and dream of playing the Champions Tour. Cronin considered leaving UC to coach basketball in Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

Mick Cronin: I never accepted UNLV job

(via The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Comment As the University of Cincinnati celebrates that head coach Mick Cronin appears to be staying with the Bearcats after visiting earlier this week with UNLV about its head coaching position, UNLV AD Tina Kunzer-Murphy said in a radio interview that Cronin verbally agreed to a deal to become the Runnin' Rebels new head coach. To see the full story, click ...

SUU basketball: It’s a ‘dream come true’ for Todd Simon

(via By Ryan Miller, The Spectrum)

Comment Southern Utah University Athletic Director Jason Butikofer repeated the stat that many Thunderbird faithful are growing tired of hearing: Over the last 25 years, the men’s basketball team has won just 41 percent of its games. “I think that all stops, right now,” Butikofer said. Butikofer officially introduced new coach Todd Simon, the man he expects to turn around the ...