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December 9, 2016

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Broncos investigating racist letter sent to Brandon Marshall

(via The Denver Post)

Comment The Denver Post reports that the Broncos are investigating a racist, hate-filled letter received by linebacker Brandon Marshall, who played high school football at Cimarron-Memorial in Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

An NFL franchise in Las Vegas could be a disaster, for one very simple reason

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, left, scrambles from Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, during the first half of an NFL game in Oakland, Calif.

(via For The Win)

Comment Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is one of the better owners, and in a preview clip for his appearance on this week’s “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” show, he shared some rather fascinating points of view. To see the full story, click here.

Caesars unit's bank lenders threaten to end bankruptcy deal

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

(via Reuters)

Comment The bank lenders of Caesars Entertainment Corp's (CZR.O) operating unit said they might walk away from a plan to bring the casino unit out of its $18 billion bankruptcy, potentially sending a high-stakes reorganization plan into disarray. To see the full story, click here.

Tesla receives $8 million in tax credit for Gigafactory

(via Electrek)

Comment While it was widely reported that Tesla received $1.3 billion in incentives from the state of Nevada to build its factory east of Reno, the automaker has only received a fraction of that amount so far and it is gradually unlocking portions of it as it reaches job and investment requirements under the agreement. To see the full story, click ...

Rep.-elect Ruben Kihuen goes office hunting

(via Roll Call)

Comment Nevada Democrat Ruben Kihuen pulled the middle-of-the-road No. 30 chip, making him the 30th of the 56 new House members to choose a new office. Kihuen picked 313 Cannon, for the next two years at least, on Thursday afternoon. To see the full story, click here.

Dean Heller won't rule out run for governor in 2018

(via Politico)

Comment Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), the top target for Senate Democrats in the 2018 midterms, isn't ruling out running for governor instead. To see the full story, click here.

UFC champion Conor McGregor issued California boxing license

(via USA Today)

Comment Conor McGregor’s career looks set to take another intriguing twist after reports emerged on Wednesday night that the UFC superstar has been issued a boxing license in the state of California. To see the full story, click here.

Outline emerges of Oakland stadium deal to keep Raiders

(via By Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle)

Comment With the clock ticking, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is betting big that a combination of $600 million in private money from Ronnie Lott’s investment group, $200 million in public money and an equal amount from the National Football League will be enough to keep the stadium-hungry Raiders from moving to Las Vegas. At this point, the deal — which is ...

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Study says Nevada drivers among nation’s worst

Cars drive along a road near the UNLV campus on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

(via USA Today)

Comment The millions of people who take to the nation's highways for Thanksgiving should keep a sharp eye out for Texas and Louisiana license plates: A study from a car insurance group says drivers from those states are among the worst in the country. Nevada also makes the top 10. To see the full story, click here.

Caesars bankruptcy heads to showdown with U.S. watchdog

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

(via Reuters)

Comment The U.S. government's bankruptcy watchdog objected on Monday to a Caesars Entertainment Corp subsidiary's proposal to exit Chapter 11, threatening to derail a largely consensual plan to slash $10 billion of debt. To see the full story, click here.

Kovalev vs. Ward in rematch? Here's why it's complicated

(via By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times)

Comment What makes perfect sense has real potential to develop into a perfect mess. Unbeaten Andre Ward’s come-from-behind, unanimous-decision victory Saturday night to claim three light-heavyweight belts from previously undefeated Sergey Kovalev was a bout that realized the hype and hopes. The third meeting of unbeatens ranked in boxing’s mythical top-five pound-for-pound list fulfilled expectations and boosted the profiles of two ...

Roger Goodell says 'ideal scenario' would be to keep Raiders, Chargers in place

 In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a press conference after the NFL owners meeting in Irving, Texas. A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history.

(via By Alden Gonzalez, ESPN)

Comment INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The San Diego Chargers may join the Rams in Los Angeles and the Oakland Raiders could relocate to Las Vegas, but the "ideal scenario" would be for both of those franchises to remain put, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rams' new stadium on Thursday. "If we get our issues resolved in ...

George Strait announces 4 weekends of Las Vegas shows in 2017

(via Taste of Country)

Comment George Strait will return to Las Vegas in 2017 for a limited run of very special dates at the T-Mobile Arena, giving fans an all-new show in a very special format. To see the full story, click here.

Adelson, Wynn, Ruffin join Donald Trump's inauguration team

Donald Trump, left, developer Phil Ruffin and his wife, Oleksandra Ruffin, celebrate with a toast during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

(via By Fredreka Schouten, USA Today)

Comment Billionaire casino moguls Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn have joined President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural committee and will help raise the millions needed to pull off the Jan. 20 event. Wynn, Adelson and his physician wife, Miriam Adelson, are among 17 "finance vice chairs" announced Tuesday. Others include gambling titan Phil Ruffin, Wisconsin roofing magnate Diane Hendricks, New York Jets owner ...

Trump advisers eye reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump

(via Bloomberg)

Comment The long-stalled plan to stash radioactive waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is set to be revived with the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington and the departure of the project’s most ardent Senate opponent, Harry Reid. Two people familiar with Trump’s transition planning say the issue is actively being discussed by advisers as a wave of nuclear power plant ...