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December 22, 2014

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Video: Insane dunks by UNLV commit Derrick Jones

(via NBC Sports)

Comment Video of insane dunks during contest by UNLV commit Derrick Jones. To see the footage, click here.

Heidi Klum is too sexy for the Las Vegas airport

Supermodel Heidi Klum.

(via Yahoo! Celebrity)

Comment Sin City is cleaning up its act! A few weeks after Sharper Image debuted its holiday campaign featuring a scantily clad Heidi Klum, the ads were banned from McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. Apparently, the black-and-white shots of the supermodel violate Clark County's stance against "the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering or ...

Did Las Vegas get cheated in Little League World Series?

(via DNAinfo.com)

Comment Our Little Leaguers might have been cheated. Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas last summer became the first Nevada team to reach the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and appeared to be the best team at the event. But they were defeated 7-5 in the U.S. championship game by Jackie Robinson Little League of Chicago, coming up ...

Why Iranian hackers targeted Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Corp.

(via Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

Comment Earlier this year, Iranian hackers did some damage to the Sands Corp., shutting down computers and servers, wiping hard drives, and bringing email and most phones to a halt, in response to political comments made by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that after some incendiary remarks Adelson made in public about how the United ...

One-game suspension for former UNLV guard Dejean-Jones

(via Randy Peterson, Grant Rodgers and Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register)

Comment [{"text":"Junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones done playing for UNLV","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/mar/16/junior-guard-dejean-jones-done-playing-unlv/"},{"text":"UNLV suspends Dejean-Jones for regular-season finale at UNR","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/mar/06/unlv-suspends-dejean-jones-regular-season-finale-u/"},{"text":"UNLV’s Dejean-Jones has strained hamstring; timetable for return uncertain","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/04/dejean-jones-has-strained-hamstring-timetable-retu/"}] Former UNLV basketball guard Bryce Dejean-Jones who now plays for Iowa State University will miss tomorrow's game against the Iowa Buckeyes after being arrested early this morning for multiple charges involving a party, only to have them ...

TMZ: Floyd Mayweather witnessed murder-suicide on Facetime

(via TMZ)

Comment Floyd Mayweather is reeling tonight because he was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun, shot his wife and then killed himself, TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ rapper Earl Hayes called Floyd on FaceTime Monday morning in a rage, over claims his wife — VH1 star Stephanie Moseley — had been ...

Uber removes racy blog posts on prostitution, one-night stands

(via CNN)

Comment Uber tracks and analyzes a lot more than you'd think — from your one-night stands to the prevalence of prostitutes in your favorite pick-up location. To see the full story, click here.

Jose Canseco admits story about finger falling off was a hoax

Brad Garrett's Maximum Hope Foundation Poker Tournament included Annie Duke, Jason Alexander, Ray Romano, Larry and Camille Ruvo, Cheryl Hines and Jose Canseco at the Tropicana on Sept. 17, 2011.

(via TMZ)

Comment Remember that story about Jose Canseco's finger falling off during a poker tournament? Really, who could forget. Well, it turns out the whole thing was a hoax, a prank, one big joke. That's according to TMZ. To see the full story, click here.

Uber executive suggests digging up dirt on critics

(via BuzzFeed)

Comment A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company. To see the full story, click here.

Baby body parts found in Bangkok package destined for Las Vegas

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Comment The body parts of several babies have been found in a parcel destined for the United States, Thai police said. A baby's head, several feet and "sheets of skin" — including one taken from an adult and bearing a large tattoo — were discovered Saturday after staff at a Bangkok parcel company scanned the package. Local media reported it was ...

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Allow gambling on pro games

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

(via By Adam Silver, The New York Times)

Comment Betting on professional sports is currently illegal in most of the United States outside of Nevada. I believe we need a different approach. For more than two decades, the National Basketball Association has opposed the expansion of legal sports betting, as have the other major professional sports leagues in the United States. In 1992, the leagues supported the passage by ...

NHL admits Las Vegas expansion possible, meets with owner group

(via Yahoo! Sports)

Comment The NHL has been reluctant to put its cards on the table about potential expansion. But when it comes to Las Vegas, that’s only a matter of time. To see the full story, click here.

Caesars said to be lining up creditors for January bankruptcy

An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Caesars Entertainment Corp. reached an agreement with key senior creditors on the outline of a debt restructuring plan that includes a prearranged bankruptcy for its largest unit as soon as January, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. To see the full story, click here.

UNLV transfer says Dave Rice’s practice style ‘wasn’t getting anyone better at all’

Demetris Morant

(via SB Nation)

Comment Big-time recruiting classes and high-talent transfers haven't resulted in elite success for Dave Rice at UNLV. One former Runnin' Rebel player has an idea why. To see the full story, click here.

Macau casino industry bound for worst streak in austerity

A gondola sails at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel  in Macau Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Macau’s casino industry is headed for its longest losing streak, facing months more of falling revenues as continued crackdowns against graft by the Chinese government prompt gamblers to tone down on extravagance. To see the full story, click here.