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July 30, 2015

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UNLV, BYU reschedule 2015 football game to 2017

(via Mountain West Connection)

Comment Per the UNLV media guide, the Rebels' previously slated Nov. 15, 2015, date with the BYU Cougars has been rescheduled. The schools have agreed to play the game Nov. 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. Late last season postponing the game was confirmed to give BYU the opportunity to play Missouri in Kansas City in 2015. The 2017 UNLV-BYU matchup is the second of a home-and-home series with the Cougars. BYU ...

Allegiant pilot says jet from Las Vegas low on fuel, makes emergency landing

(via BloombergBusiness)

Comment The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into why an Allegiant Air pilot declared a plane to be so low on fuel it needed to make an emergency landing last week in Fargo, North Dakota. To see the full story, click here.

Man killed by escort may be linked to Las Vegas-area disappearances

(via By David Lohr, The Huffington Post )

Comment Neal Falls, the Oregon man shot to death by a West Virginia prostitute as he tried to strangle her on Saturday, is being investigated in connection with unsolved cases in Nevada that may include the deaths and dismemberment of several women. "We received information that caused a conversation to take place between us and law enforcement in Henderson, Nevada," Lt. ...

Sheldon Adelson just got some of his money back from Marco Rubio

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, left, seems to be getting key backing in his run for the presidency from Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson, right. Israel's Seventh Eye, an online media review, described a cover story in Adelson's Israelis newspaper as "fawning over" Rubio, noting that it was accompanied by photos of derogatory stories from U.S. newspapers about Hillary Clinton.

(via By Hunter Walker, Business Insider)

Comment Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican Party's biggest megadonors, got some of his money back from the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last month. The campaign's July filing with the Federal Election Commission shows Adelson, his wife Miriam, and their daughter, Shelley, all received refunds of $2,600 contributions they made before Rubio launched his White ...

Mexico beats Costa Rica on last-minute penalty by Andres Guardado

(via ESPN FC)

Comment Mexico earned chance after chance to score against Costa Rica, but the goal that finally came might not have been so well-deserved. To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas’ Kris Bryant KO’d early in Home Run Derby

(via By Gary Schatz, Chicago Tribune)

Comment The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant stepped into the baseball spotlight Monday night, but they weren't there for long. Both were eliminated in the first round of the All-Star Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park. The Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson beat Rizzo 9-8 and the Angels' Albert Pujols knocked out Bryant 10-9. "It was a cool format," ...

Desert Pines grad Pierre Jackson back with Sixers after long, strange trip

(via By Bob Ford, Philly.com)

Comment The short player looked down the long road of his basketball career and agreed it has been a strange one. "Tell me about it," said Pierre Jackson, a 5-foot-10 point guard who is trying to land a spot with the 76ers, a team that is a little short on point guards, too. "I never doubted myself. Never. I've been confident ...

With Obama’s help, Harry Reid leaving an indelible mark in the Nevada desert

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) talks with reporters following a groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate 11/Boulder City Bypass project near Boulder City Monday, April 6, 2015.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment When President Obama and Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) flew to Las Vegas in November to tout the president’s plan to block the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, Reid took the opportunity to broach an unrelated subject, one that tied together his childhood love of Nevada’s desert with his political legacy. To see the full story, click here.

Flesh-peddler lays bare Senate plans in Nevada; here’s why his naked ploy might matter

Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof answers the media questions on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Legislature in Carson City following a speech from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in which he proposed banning legal prostitution in the state.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment So, we're about to give you some great water cooler talk: The owner of Nevada's Bunny Ranch brothel is considering running for the state's open Senate seat. But don't stop reading there. To see the full story, click here.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. loses title won in Manny Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. connects to the chin of Manny Pacquiao late in their fight Saturday, May 2, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

(via By Maane Khatchatourian, Variety.com)

Comment Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of his latest belt. The World Boxing Organization has revoked the legendary boxer of the welterweight world title he earned during his pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao that broke all financial records and TV ratings for a boxing match. Mayweather, who holds a 48-0 boxing record, missed Friday’s deadline to pay a $200,000 sanctioning ...

Turner Sports reinstates broadcaster Greg Anthony

(via By Richard Deitsch, SI.com)

Comment Greg Anthony is beginning his second act in sports broadcasting. Turner Sports will use Anthony as an NBA TV game analyst for NBA Summer League play in Orlando from July 4-10. Turner Sports would not elaborate on whether this meant Anthony is back in the fold for the long term, but it is clearly an entrée to getting reps again ...

WBO poised to strip Floyd Mayweather Jr. of 147-pound belt

Floyd Mayweather connects to the chin of Manny Pacquiao late in their fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Comment After pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. outpointed Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the richest fight in boxing history to unify three of the four major welterweight world titles, Mayweather spoke at length at the postfight news conference about how he planned to vacate all of his titles in order to give younger fighters ...

Bryce Harper: ‘My body feels pretty unbelievable’

Bryce Harper

(via ESPN)

Comment Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper spoke with reporter Stacey Pressman about expectations for the Nationals' season, how he prepared this winter, and what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. Harper was photographed at UNLV, as shown in an accompanying video. To see the full story, click here.

NHL’s Bettman slams report claiming Coyotes moving to Las Vegas

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a news conference before the 2015 NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at MGM Grand. The league is opening a formal expansion review process to consider adding franchises to its 30-team league, Bettman announced Wednesday.

(via By Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun)

Comment Are the Arizona Coyotes moving to Las Vegas in time for the 2016 season? A report in the New York Post suggesting such a transaction is in the works left both the NHL and Coyotes ownership seething. In fact, commissioner Gary Bettman told a Fox affiliate in Arizona that the story was “garbage,” adding that the Post was told prior ...

Report: Arizona Coyotes to move to Las Vegas under new owner

Arizona Coyotes' Sam Gagner (9) celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with teammate Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Ducks defeated the Coyotes 2-1.

(via By Josh Kosman, New York Post)

Comment Sin City is getting hockey, two sources close to the situation told The Post. The NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said. Foley said in January that he needed 10,000 ticket deposits to get an NHL ...